Lost Dog Hell
Sunday, September 18, 2011

I've been in Lost Dog Hell for the last three days. My dog Paige got out when Dad was doing yard work. For three days we had no idea where she was. We had fears of her being dead by the side of a road, being used as bait by a dog fighting ring, being hurts somewhere...all the usual things that people fear when the their pets go missing. We put up posters and newspaper ads and waited.

I found her yesterday (the local Beagle Rescue group had picked her up and fostered her until they saw my Craig's List plea).

I cannot even imagine what parents of missing children go through!

My plea goes out to anyone breeding pit bulls or chihuahuas to make money on the side: please STOP! The animal shelters are full of them!! They are the saddest places on earth and more than half of the dogs I saw in them this week were very sad, scared pit bulls and chihuahuas! And if anyone loves those breeds and wants one, don't buy them from backyard breeders or pet stores! Go to the shelter and save a life!

They need to have GPS trackers for pets!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:15 AM


That is lucky, thank goodness you found her. We had a dog disappear several years ago and she never came back. She was old, so we think she just lay down and passed. Still, it's always better to find out.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:10 AM


I can just imagine your relief after THREE DAYS! Lordy; we had a dog run off after a herd of deer last week and we were frantically searching the woods when our very good neighbors brought her home after an hour or so. Luckily that particular dog (we have six of 'em) DID have a chip...but where we live I don't think most people would think to look for one.
Again; so glad your lost dog hell ended well.

Monday, September 19, 2011 4:16 AM


I'm glad you found her. When I was a kid we had a wheaten terrier who'd run off a lot. Luckily we were pretty much in the middle of no where and she generally would run down the main road... Wheaten terriers aren't too bright. But anyway, we were lucky she never ended up in the shelter.

There are microchips, but considering how many pets seem to get lost and stay lost, I wonder if they really check for microchips on animals that end up in the shelter all that much.


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