The Problem with Dandelions

  One of our long-time volunteers has coined a clever name for some of our missing dogs.  She affectionately calls them  “dandelions” because they are common and they all look alike. The problem with dandelions is that they can present a real challenge to their owner when they get lost. Here is the list of […]

The Happy Wanderer – Part 3 of a Series

Do you remember that old song from Girl Scout camp, the Happy Wanderer? “I love to go a-wandering, Along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, My knapsack on my back.” This is often the scenario played out by the friendly, opportunistic large dog, or a friendly small dog in an unpopulated area. […]

Did Your Lost Dog Get Picked Up By a Good Samaritan? Part 2 of a Series

The first thing we need to do is clearly define the difference between a dog that is “picked up” and one that is stolen.  A picked up dog is one that was lost or perceived to be lost and a Good Samaritan took the dog to keep it out of harm’s way. Very few dogs […]

Your Friendly Dog Has Gone Missing! What Now? – Part 1 of a Series

Rollie, your  friendly dog is missing. He was in the fenced backyard sniffing around and enjoying himself while you just stepped inside for a minute to get a cup of coffee. The phone rang and you were longer than you meant to be. When you came back out he was nowhere to be seen. Then […]

Harnessing the Energy – Part 4

Your team of volunteers has worked hard at flyering and posting signs and now you’re getting some sightings! This article will cover what we have found to be the best method for handling these. The point person (defined in Part 3) should keep a sighting journal. It is hard to remember all of the details […]