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.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Possible Sighting - Candy Cane City

We received a call this evening that a nine year old playing in the woods near the tennis courts in Candy Cane City* saw a loose dog zoom by around 6PM, running on the path. I talked with his mother and then directly with him. He couldn't tell whether the dog had a collar or harness on... it was all pretty fast but he thought it was Sass.

We've always suspected that Sass would be in Rock Creek Park, but never been able to confirm a sighting there... It's possible... If folks could get the word out to the regulars in that area to be on the lookout, and have their cell phone cameras ready, that would be great. If it was Sass and active in daytime, with enough eyes looking out, we may start getting even closer to bringing her home.

* Candy Cane City is the local name for this park, just south of East West highway on the east side of Rock Creek Park


  1. Our superstar volunteer Jenn rocks. Here's what she says, "I will get a posting up tonight --can get it on 3 listings for neighborhoods adjacent to the Park and will refresh any signs down where the ChCh roads intersect w/Beach Drive (across from the park paths). I have handed Sass cards out to bikers on the Candy Cane paths before and can get down there possibly in the afternoon tomorrow!"

  2. Check out The Missing Pet Partnership if you haven't already - they have lots of helpful tips and stories on how they found the hard to catch lost dogs.

  3. Okay - dogs are out and about at DUSK and DAWN. I have found over 40 dogs in the last few years for poeple and each time I have spotted them between 5am and 7am. They tend to hide again when traffic picks up. This is a matter of someone getting up every single morning and driving around or just sitting where she was last seen and watching. NO CALLING - NO CHASING. You have to pen down where she is walking and you can put a trap out. I wish I was in MD. I would be out there every day.