Most Recent Possible Sightings

Confirmed Sighting: May 9 2012, north Chevy Chase. [2011]December 11, neighborhood outside Colombia Country Club. October 20, Colombia Country Club. September 14, Candy Cane City and into Rock Creek Park. September 7 or 8, Brookville and Shepherd in Chevy Chase, and then back south on Connecticut to Chevy Chase circle (where she is getting water, we believe). August 28th, on Thornapple in Chevy Chase, and then headed south on Connecticut!

(For other sightings, see archive at the bottom of the page.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CONFIRMED: The track last night

The call that came on Sunday was pretty unremarkable. The couple that called had been in their car, and only saw the dog for a second early Saturday morning. They didn't see a collar, didn't really think about it much, except to think it was unusual to see a loose dog in their neighborhood, but on Sunday they were out and about and saw one of our posters, so they called.

Jeff and I had pretty much decided it was too thin to call the tracker down. Then, on Monday, I got another call, much more concrete, and we decided we might as well ask Sam to come down. That concrete call was negative for Sassafras, but without it, we might never have followed up on the sighting we thought was weak.

When Sam told me Salsa had a scent, I was a bit stunned. We'd never found a scent before. We had no confirmation of a sighting at all since the night Sass was lost. Now we had confirmation she was alive. I didn't call Jeff to tell him for about 20 minutes. I kept thinking it might be a mistake and didn't want to get his hopes up.

But it wasn't a mistake. We followed Sass' track around the neighborhood, were able to make some educated guesses where she stopped to get a drink and chase an animal.

Now we need to get the word out through flyers, robo calls and people in the park and on the street to ask and hand out business cards. Please let us know if you can help!

This is a very different kind of hope than what we have had.


  1. Are there any plans to set up a trap? How about a new Findtoto for this area? I will keep my fingers crossed from up here in Damascus Md.

  2. So exciting! Hoping the community comes together and brings Sass home. She's been out there for too long!

  3. We are going to have Findtoto do a set of calls for the area. It's a little early to think about traps because we haven't got a handle on how she's moving about the area, but as soon as we do we hope the neighbors will be willing to give us a hand!