“WASHINGTON, DC: PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR WINNIE (GOLDEN RETRIEVER). Our building (Capitol View on 14) reported that an Asian man who claimed to be a dog walker, picked her up several hours ago and did not return her. We are desperately searching for her.”
Update: “thank you everyone. She’s been located. It was a new dog walker for the building across the street (same apartment #) and he just returned her. Honestly the most traumatizing half hour of our lives worrying about our little girl but she’s safe and sound (and we have implemented a new security process with the building for her walks). Thank you everyone for the quick attention to Winnie!!”
Photo by PoPville flickr member Caroline Angelo
Yesterday Kevin passed on this letter from Wagtime:
“Dear Wagtime clients and family,
We want to share an unfortunate and tragic incident that occurred some months ago in the daycare at our SE location. Most of you know how passionate we are about fostering dogs at Wagtime and Wagtime Too for local animal rescue organizations. The dogs we foster are held to the same vaccination and spay/neutering standards as our private clients and their temperaments are also evaluated at the Humane Society by their behaviorists and trainers, by the rescue, and then by us upon arrival.
A few months ago, we fostered a small, young lab mix puppy named Haley, for a local rescue. Haley had passed all three evaluations. She was a very sweet and cute puppy and displayed no obvious signs of aggression whatsoever. Haley had been in our care at Wagtime Too for a week with similar tiny dogs and puppies. The incident occurred during overnight hours when Haley attacked another dog. As always, Wagtime overnight staff was in the room. However, the attack was unpredictable and happened so quickly that it was unpreventable.
Over 6,000 dogs a month come through our doors for daycare and boarding. Though this has been the only incident of its kind, it is still tragic and heartbreaking, not only for the owner of the dog, but for us and our dedicated staff as well. It is very important that we assure all of our clients that this incident was not in any way caused by negligence.
We are passionate about Wagtime and have dedicated the past 17 years to giving the best possible care to your pets, as well as donating our time and resources to help rescue dogs in need. We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.
Lisa Schreiber and Ofer Khal
This morning I got a ton of messages about this WUSA9 report AFTER DOG DIES IN BOARDING FACILITY, WOMAN DEMANDS ACTION:
“A local woman is speaking out after her dog died at a pet boarding facility in the District.
The owners of that facility are adamant they did nothing wrong.”
“We found this cute lil pup yesterday (3rd and Decatur St, NW) he is currently at the Humane Rescue Alliance on New York Ave. If you know of anyone who lost a pup that fits his description please share. We named him “NoChip” since he, unfortunately, has not been chipped.
He was super friendly and trusting, playing with other dogs and children, and followed us without a leash. If his owner does not come forward within 5 days he will be up for foster care or adoption. Contact the Humane Rescue Alliance or follow this link for more information here.”
Thanks to a reader for sending from Eastern Market – Eyes Peeled!!
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“We found this cute little dog this morning around 6:15 a.m. in the intersection of Holmead Place NW and Monroe Street NW. We brought it home, fed it breakfast and made a bunch of flyers and posted them around the neighborhood. This little guy is very sweet, has a collar, but no ID. I took him to the NY Avenue Humane Rescue Alliance this morning. He is not chipped. If you know who he belongs to please let them know where he is. Thanks.”
Photo by Joy Whitt
Joy sends us a happy ending to last night’s search for Penny:
“THERE IS SOME GOOD STILL LEFT IN THE WORLD. FAITH = RESTORED. emotionally exhausted, goodnight.”
“Lua also responds to beans. Missing in Takoma Park. Please call 530-320-1165 if you spot her. Last seen around Walnut and Eastern. Friendly but skittish.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user megan king
Was wondering if a call for dog groomers could go out. I know that has been discussed, but it has been awhile. My shaggy dog appreciates the help.”
I live along 17th Street in Dupont and love how dog-friendly the neighborhood is and that so many establishments allow dogs in shops or on their patios.
However, there are a couple of folks in our neighborhood with dogs that “aren’t friendly” who still insist on bringing them along to sit on the sidewalk while they dine outside. More than once, unprovoked, I’ve had the same dog lunge, barking hysterically and snapping at myself and my dog. The owner berated me for letting my dog get close to hers, although her dog was lying in the middle of the sidewalk. Another time, I saw a woman bend down to greet a different dog at the same restaurant, and the dog snapped and bit her finger so hard that she was bleeding. (more…)
From Doggy Style:
“After 15 years on 18th Street NW, Doggy Style is moving to 17th & R Sts NW. We are excited to find a location that will better serve our needs and the needs of our customers. Our entire in-stock inventory is on sale until Sunday, October 8th (excluding grooming services and bakery items). We will be closed starting on October 9th for the move and will re-open at 1642 R St NW by Saturday, October 14th. We look forward to seeing everyone in our new location!”