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  • These posts are heartbreaking. Best of luck with finding her safe and well cared for.

  • So sad. I really hope she is returned home safe and sound! I’ll repost to my facebook and twitter, and share with my neighbors (all dog owners in Columbia Heights area).

  • will keep our eyes peeled…and hope she finds her way home soon..

  • I just saw one of those fliers the other day and was wondering if she’d been found yet. I’ve been keeping an eye out for her. She looks like such a sweetheart. I hope you find her soon.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    Did you post it on DCDOG? We lost a foster dog for over a year and recovered her, so don’t give up hope. I can recommend a good tracking team.

    • I believe it was posted on DC Dog earlier, maybe it should be posted again. How were you able to find your dog after a year – – would love to hear about it…Thanks

  • good luck finding her. I know how tough it is to lose a pet.

    side note: did you really call the human being her sister? (sorry, but what would a post be without some internet snark?)

    • bfinpetworth

      Well, my partner and I refer to ourselves as Mommy and Daddy in relation to our dogs, so what’s the difference.

      To the owner of SASSAFRAS- my roommate saw a dog that looked like this one up near the Rock Creek Cemetery yesterday. I think he called you about it. He tried to catch her, but she was too skittish and kept running away. So folks living up that way should keep an eye out.

      • Thank you! I just conveyed the information to one of the people looking for her and he is going to take a look up there (I am not the owner but know the people looking for her). We called the cemetery and they said that sometimes dogs have a hard time getting out once they find their way in, so that would make sense. I believe there may have been some spottings in the past around that area. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

      • It is best NOT to chase lost dogs. Especially a dog like this who has been lost for awhile and very deeply in fight or flight mode. They WILL run away. The best bet in finding them is not catching them, per say, but getting them triangulated in an area where you can get them comfortable. Chasing generally makes the sighting worthless as they leave the area.

      • @Petworthian, we’d love to talk to your roommate about this – we haven’t heard about this possible sighting, yet. He can call or email us through the blog at findlostbeaglesassafras.blogspot.com


    • (sorry, but what would a post be without some internet snark?) – Worth reading?

      Our doggie has two human daddies and one feline sister.

  • I wanty to go home now and hug my dog. Poor Sass.. I hope she comes home soon.

  • Emmaleigh504

    I hope you find her soon and she’s safe!

    I know how awful it can be to have a missing pet. I lost my cat for a few days one summer. Turned out she had been attacked by a pack of dogs and the neighbor’s kid’s friend’s mother stopped the attack and took her the ASPCA because they didn’t know who she belonged to. I am so thankful that we were reunited and someone found her before she was killed.

    I hope you have a happy ending to this lost dog story like I had with my lost cat (minus any injury to your dog).

    • Emmaleigh504

      Sorry, I don’t mean to worry you more, just to say weird things can happen and every thing can work out ok in the end.

  • The staff at Trinity Washington University has been activated as part of the search team and a flier posted in our gym, which has members from the community. Fingers crossed!

  • I look everyday I’m running in Rock Creek Park, and I’ve told friends to do the same. We will find her!

  • Sass is my girl. Thank you to everyone who is looking for her! Please repost/retweet – our best chance to bring her home is to have as many people looking for her as possible.

  • Thank-you! It’s best not to chase her. She’s skittish and very fast.

  • I’m 99% sure an owner as resourceful as you seem would’ve already thought of this, but sometimes people don’t: Have you taken your fliers to all the local vet clinics? (Esp. the big emergency ones?) People often bring “found” critters to us to ask for advice, and if we have a picture in mind we can match you up. Dogs from as far away as Falls Church have somehow made it to us in DC, so the suburban ones might be worth it, too.

    Best of luck, Sass’s Mom! I’ll keep my eyes open and my thoughts on your girl.

  • My Brother in Law used a robo call service when his cat ran away. I believe he paid about $150 and the service calls the phone numbers in the surrounding area to let them know about the lost pet. It could be worth the cost if your dog comes home.

  • Thanks for all the advice. We’ve tried to get things to vets and stores (not sure all still have them) and did robo-calls early on.

    In last night’post, we highlighted many of the great things people who have commented here are doing. See http://findlostbeaglesassafras.blogspot.com/2011/05/300-video-view-3000-page-views-new.html

    A team member also went out to the Rock Creek cemetery with no luck, so please keep your eyes out.

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