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, September 29, 2012

Know this lost Chevy Chase dog?

UPDATE (Sept 30) - Received text that owner of this dog has been located. Glad she is going home.

The phone rang this evening... It's been quite a long time. A woman was calling from New York saying that a friend who was watching her house had recently taken in a lost beagle and emails to neighborhood listservs had not come up with anything. So, she called us, which was quite thoughtful. Unfortunately, not Sassafras.

This is the dog:


The woman who found her says she's very sweet, likely 10-12 years old and well taken care of. There were no tags, etc. The dog was found on Stanford St, I believe. The woman who has her is taking care of her and won't give her to the shelter (although did call the shelter to see if anyone has reportedly a lost beagle).

If you know this dog, send us an email and we can send the phone number for the person taking care of her. We sure hope she's reunited.

And, we hope Sassafras finds someone just as terrific and the next phone call brings her home to us.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Never Stop Looking

The other night was the open house at our daughter's preschool.  They've been having a "Getting to Know You" theme this month, and on the wall was a chart of everyone's family.  It listed moms, dads, siblings, pets . . . and for pets our daughter had listed "two dogs."

I can't pinpoint when she added the imaginary dog to our family, but Princess seems firmly fixed in her mind, and she now tells everyone that Sassafras and Princess are both lost.

With things like this creeping into our family story, the sad things multiplying, that remind us that we cannot keep up an active search forever.  We'll never stop hoping, we'll never stop looking, but we have to think about how to stop searching.