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, October 27, 2012

Mistaken ID: It's not Olivia!

We got the word on this a few days ago, but before I put it up here, I wanted Laura to have a chance to write about it.

The dog everyone thought was Olivia is not, in fact, Olivia.  Laura's blog post can be found here:

I can't imagine the twist in the pit of Laura's stomach when she heard this.  I can't imagine.  I can't imagine.  I can't imagine... (I can, a little.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The photographer (Stephen, of FidoJournalism) who took Salsa's pictures yesterday has a few up on his Facebook page:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

People Who Give Me Hope

We just got a call from someone walking his dog near Beach Drive, who was watching two women trying to get their hands on a beagle without a collar that he thought might be Sass.  He was too far away to see much, but he described the markings, and my hopes were raised a little when things seemed to match . . . but the women confirmed that the dog was a male, and so it couldn't be our Sass.

I am just amazed and humbled by the fact that there are still people with their eyes open, our information in their pockets or their phones, and who are still hoping that they can help bring her back to us -- people who have probably never met us, and who don't want a reward, but who are ready, willing and able to help.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Salsa's Retirement

Salsa, the tracking dog who has confirmed Sass' survival and given us so much hope for her return, is retiring.  This year alone she's helped reunite 101 animals with their owners!

In honor of Salsa and Sam's unique partnership, and all the families they've brought back together, Stephen Bobb of FidoJournalism, is taking pictures today as a gift from some of their grateful clients.  If you would like to contribute so that Sam ends up with a truly wonderful gift, please get in touch with Laura, Olivia's human.  lauracolleton (at) gmail (dot) com.

ETA:  I should add that Stephen took one of my favorite pictures of Sassafras and our daughter.  I love the look on both their faces!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Olivia Found!

One of our volunteers received the following email:

"Olivia has been found and is safe at our vet. Details will be coming soon on our website".
Many of you will remember that Olivia's human, L., has been a huge part of our search - and even set up this blog for us.  Olivia has been lost for almost two years!  It's amazing, wonderful news!

UPDATE:  A little note from L.:

YES!!!!!!!! I'm so excited I can't sit still, and she's not even coming home from the vet today (needs blood tests and stuff that'll have at least a 24-hr. turn around time)! I'm in shock - 15 hours ago, I was with Livvie!!!!!!!!!!!  She was so cute with her head on the center console in Sam's car, just soaking up the love from both of us (and eating chicken nuggets from Chic-fil-A - she's so skinny)! I can't believe it! In two weeks, she'd have been gone 2 years! It's also a new record for Sam, and a wonderful way for poor Salsa to end her tracking (and maybe all) days.  Yay Livvie!!!!!!!!!  I hope you get the same outcome soon - if Livvie can do it, maybe Sass can too! Keep the faith!