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.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Possible Sighting - Sunday morning - Connecticut and Leland (Chevy Chase)

Yesterday afternoon we received a call that Sassafras may have been sighted at 3:45 AM that morning crossing Connecticut Ave traveling east to west on Leland Ave (2 blocks south of East West Highway).

The driver, who is very familiar with our search, got out of her car but the dog had already left the scene.

This sighting is particularly hard to know what to do with. We were actively tracking the evening before and later the same day in Rock Creek area (see previous post) and Sam had the sense that the track was very fresh (fresher than the Wednesday sighting upon which they were based)... But, it's certainly possible that Sass had already left Rock Creek and been over in her Connecticut territory.

Please continue to keep your eyes open, cameras handy, and call us immediately (anytime) with possible sightings.


  1. Never give up home!

    Come home Sassafras!!

  2. Oh, Sassy. My heart sighs every time I see you signs. Come home soon, love.

  3. you should consider setting some havahart dog traps (Humane traps, humane society uses) around the area that she was spotted at! You can ask the Humane Society and ASPCA for Help! Ask around! If you can get enough to spread a lot, you just need to ask the community to help you set them (baited with strong smelling food, like meats and cheese) and check them daily or a couple times a day!

    Good Luck!

  4. This story is nice. They ended up using a net to catch the dog.