Lost Dog Possibly in LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale

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“I’m writing because my dog, Olive, got loose this morning (Wed. 9/23) and ran off in Columbia Heights, possibly running down into LeDroit Park. I’m hoping you can post these photos and description.

Olive is a 2 year old, small/medium (25 lb), black and white border collie-corgi mix. She looks like a border collie with the body type and short legs of a corgi.

Olive is wearing a yellow flowered collar with tags and is micro-chipped. Her tags include my phone number so I’m praying that someone finds her or just spots her and calls me at 330-554-3658. We are posting flyers in the area with this information.

She slipped out of the house this morning on the corner of Sherman and Kenyon and ran south down Georgia Ave. She was spotted mid-morning around S street and Florida Ave and may have been spotted again at U and 1st. She may still be in this area or hopefully she is making her way back home towards 3214 Sherman Ave, near Harriet Tubman Elementary School.

We love Olive very much and will happily give a cash reward to anyone that can help bring her home. She is skittish with strangers, so approaching her slowly would work best. Cheese is her favorite treat and may help coax her.”

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  • Weird?!?! I just received a recorded message telling me that this dog is missing, describing it, and mentioning the owner is giving an award. I wonder if there is a service out there that will call a particular area where your pet is lost.

    Anyone else receive such a call?

    Btw, I hope the little fella gets home!

  • I saw this person chasing the dog all the way down Georgia Ave this morning. Everyone on my bus was watching and couldn’t believe how far and fast the dog was running. Two dudes on bikes were even trying to catch her but couldn’t. I feel bad because she walked right past me at the bus stop at Columbia Rd. I thought she was with the woman walking a short distance behind her and didn’t realize she was unattended until I was already on the bus. I hope you find her!

  • The dog totally has a devilish gleam in its eye, I am sure its having a blast. I hope it stays safe!

  • Any specific tempting words she knows? Cheese – treat – cookie – goodie etc. that might help someone coax her if sighted?

  • Prince Of Petworth

    Good news:

    “I’m happy to report that we have Olive back and she seems fine. We are incredibly grateful to people at DC animal control who found her took care of her until I could pick her up. Thanks again for helping us get the word out.”

  • @Jay’O, yes, there are a few. http://www.findtoto.com has been in the “news” lately b/c apparently Jessica Simpson (naively) used their services where her dog was “abducted” by a coyote.

    HomeAgain (a common brand of pet microchips) will email members when a pet is lost in your area, although I just got an email about a lost dog in Burtonsville, MD, so apparently they define area pretty broadly.

    To the owners: Glad you found your girl – she’s a cutie!

  • Weird, I recently saw a coyote running off with a similar dog in the clutches of its jaws.

  • Awesome. So glad you found her.

    I am going to let people in the Bloomingdale/LeDroit neighborhood know that she is found and to take down the flyers as they see them.

  • As Olive’s co-owner I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone for your help and concern, especially to PoP for posting this so quickly. We definitely owe you one.

    And thanks hipchick for letting people know it’s OK to take the flyers down. I’m planning to spend tomorrow walking around the neighborhood taking any remaining ones down.

  • I just took most of the ones I found on 1st and around Rhode Island Ave NW down when I was walking my own little black & white dog this morning. You guys sure were prolific! (Understandably so.)

  • I’m so glad Olive was found and is safe and at home again! Charlie is looking forward to competing against her again in the CH Day dog show! Maybe this next year she can eat an entire wheel of cheese for her trick!

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