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.)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Unlikely (and old) possible sighting - Mount Pleasant

A couple days a nice man called saying he thought he saw Sassafras 2-4 weeks ago (now) in the Mount Pleasant  district. Specific locations included 19th (near Lamont) and on Kenyon between 17th and 18th, mostly in the alleys (I think). He saw the dog multiple times (meaning, he saw it on a number of different days).

The dog he described was rather skittish (which describes Sass) and looked like the dog he saw on a Sassafras flyer (although he had not been to the website to check other pictures). Unfortunately, he could not remember much else. He did say the dog had tags, but could not remember the color of the collar or things about the dog's tail.

We really appreciate people continuing to be on the lookout for us and contacting us. We judge this sighting to be unlikely, in part because he described the dog as having tags. According to the person who chased Sassafras at Colombia Country Club on October 20 (which was later scent confirmed), Sass no longer has her tags. (Unfortunately, the person who called that sighting in would not later return our calls, so it's hard to be 100% sure of the details.)

Most likely, this is a local dog that has already been picked up (or ended up at a shelter). Perhaps somebody in Mount Pleasant may know what happened to a beagle last sighted a week or two ago?  (We've checked the online photos of dogs at DC shelters and Montgomery County shelter -- No Sassafras there....)



    I read this and thought of you guys. Hopefully you don't have to wait anywhere near 8 years, but just a reminder to not give up hope!!

  2. My family and I are constantly on the look-out for Sassafras. Last Spring, well before I saw the signs for her and knew who she was, I spotted her in Chevy Chase near my house. I got out of my car and tried to coax her over to me, but to no avail. Since I saw the signs and put two and two together, my kids and I have made finding your dog a mission. I saw this story today. Don't give up!

  3. Even of people might give the wrong description of Sassafras, go verify anyway, who knows, people see dogs so fast and might not remember exactly and not give every detail but it might be her. I would verify every possibility even though I know it might be time consuming, I don't know, I never searched for a lost pet but I know I would be so desperate. Hopefully one day she will go in someone's yard, someone's house or accept a hand out from someone hopefully who knows her and can return her to you. Check all possibilities. The people may have spotted her. I wish you good luck all the time. I wish I was there to help.