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, October 18, 2011

After the Show

Jeff and I have done a number of interviews with the local TV stations, newspapers, online blogs, and Anderson Cooper.  Every time we do one, we hope that the right person will see it and help us bring Sassafras home.  Simply put, we have high hopes.  When the miracle phone call doesn't happen, those high hopes have to go somewhere, and there's no where to go but down - and we have some days where we are very sad because we haven't been reunited with Sassy, and that despite all our hard work and working outside our comfort zones (we are not TV people!), we still feel like we've failed her.  It's always hard to think about what to do next, and work up the energy to actually do it.

We have, by no means, given up our search, even though we're kind of quiet right now.  We're just conserving our energy, and getting ready to start again.


  1. My heart goes out to you. It has been such a long, draining search and I am sure it is so frustrating that the results have not been what you have hoped for. Your dedication and commitment to finding Sassy are incredibly admirable. I see you as nothing but the most dedicated and loving doggie-parents. From my perspective, the efforts you have taken are far from failing her. After 6 months, many people would probably have given up hope and ended their search. You, on the other hand, keep on going. Even if you are "quieter" in your search, you are still are all of us in the community who believe in you, this search, and the love you have for your little girl. I think about all of you every day. One thing that seems so promising is that with the leaves falling, it is easier to see moving objects in Rock Creek Park. I'm hoping that works to all of our advantages. I can't wait until you get to bring her home!

  2. I check in here every day. I send links to your web site whenever I'm on a blog that seems relevant. I hope with the weather turning colder and the leaves falling that we will find your Sassy girl. Don't despair. Don't give up. You're doing your best.

  3. Thank you for the good thoughts. We definitely are continuing to look and hope - nothing could make us happier than having her with us again!

  4. I don't remember how I came upon your site but I check it often. I'm a dog owner who would also be devastated if I lost my dog and I like to think I would have your perseverance. I don't live in the area but have friends who do who are also dog lovers and they said they would be on the lookout when they're near the park. I really hope your find her soon!