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.)

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!


  1. God Bless Salsa. Her successors have some very big paws to fill!

    1. All, I want to share with you a message I have sent to Sam and Salsa. What good people the are!

      Fwd: Dear Sam,
      I want to personally thank you and Salsa for your caring work. You understand how much families love their pets and how desperately they want to find them when they are lost. I have had the privilege of joining you and Salsa on your searches for the lost Sassafras and the found (yay!) Olivia. You both have given hope and support to their families. And for Salsa to have helped reunite over 100 pets w/their families (just this year!) is an amazing and wonderful accomplishment. I am sorry that Salsa needs to retire and I post that she have a long retirement. Salsa is a beautiful animal. I am so glad to have met her. Please give her a hug for me. And a pat on the back for yourself!
      With Love,
      Pam Carpousis