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, April 14, 2012

Renewing the Search Today

Last year, a dog walker lost Sassafras, a 4-year old brown/white/black beagle mix. Many sightings of Sassafras were confirmed in the months after she was lost by a trained search and rescue dog but we have not had a confirmed track since December.  

It has been a very mild winter and today we are very fortunate to have an amazing group of supporters who will be out again today posting flyers in neighborhoods where Sassafras was tracked last year, in particular in Chevy Chase and the American University – Tenley campus area. We hope that we will find out that Sass is still out there, and that we can renew our hope that she will be home soon.

Sassafras has ears that are more erect and smaller than a typical beagle. Her right side is mostly black (with brown and white) while her left side is mostly white (with black in the middle). When lost, she weighed about 20 pounds. She is chipped, but likely no longer has her collar. Pictures are attached.

If you spot her, please try to take a cell phone picture (if available) and call immediately: (202) 664-2301. (Email is  She is very skittish so please do not chase!

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  1. I'm happy to hear this! I know its been a year but don't give up and I hope she will be home soon.

  2. I am very happy you will continue searching for your beautiful Sassafras. She may be with someone and they will see her poster or she is in a shelter or even may have stayed by the golf course during the winter. We will all be here supporting you and helping you with the search.

    I hope she will be found and returned to her loving home. All the best to you.