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.)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today is a day like any other day . . .

Except, of course, it's not.  One year ago today, Sass was lost.  We're trying our best to make it much like any other day, so we don't give it a power over us it shouldn't have.  We took our daughter to the aquarium, and later we'll take her to the park to play.

We have sent a message out to all the people who have volunteered in the past or indicated they'd like to do so.  If you aren't on our list and would like to volunteer, send us a message at, and we'll let you know the broad outlines of our plan so you can figure out if you're able to help.

As always, we are very grateful for all the time people have put in to bring her home.  We couldn't have managed this past year without you.


  1. Hi,

    I'm so sorry it has been a long year full of heartbreaks and hardship. On this day I am thinking of you and Sassafras and I hope that she will soon be found and fill your house with more love and joy. Enjoy this day by staying occupied and make a wish to find your beautiful Sassafras.

    Always in my thoughts and in my heart.

  2. So, is it time to start thinking about removing all the posters? My neighborhood, fifteen miles north of the dog's disappearance is a little over-saturated with signs a year out. At first I thought it was in regard to a dog missing in the immediate area but when I finally went to the site and realized this was not local, I was less inclined to continue the search.

    Please don't hate or have a fit over my statement. Its just that when people have lost a pet in the past, a sign went up, stayed for a week or two, then was promptly removed whether the animal was found or not. I am sorry your dog is missing. I am a pet owner myself but there does come a time when the search must be called off or at least, curtailed.

  3. David, it's too bad you chose to post that careless comment. It's better that you not post anything if you're not empathetic. Your claim of inconvenience to yourself is meaningless. It may be hard to understand, but this is an opportunity to do something meaningful for folks beyond our immediate neighborhoods. So many volunteers and followers have not even met Sassafras - yet they welcome the opportunity to be inconvenienced. To do whatever they can to help find her. To let her young family know that they're not alone. Hopefully, Sassafras wil be reunited with her family. Hopefully her family will find peace. This is about the search for Sassafras, a beloved family dog.

  4. David. You should be ashamed of the things you said right on the day Sassafras went missing a year ago. It is not your right to teach people about when it is the time to call off a search for a beloved pet. Why does it bother you to see signs of a lost pet in your neighborhood? There are worst things in the world. When something like this happen it usually brings people together. These would be good sympathetic people. There is a chance that their Sassafras is found and a way to ask for help is in posters. Why stop looking? She may be in someone's house farther than home and if they come across a posting this can help for her to be returned to her loving family. This family has made efforts to do a proper search and not inconvenience anyone. They are considerate people. You do not want hate for your comment but read it again. You sent this on such a bad day. I hope your pet does not go missing because he or she could not depend too long for you in finding her/him. Empathy is good for the soul.