We had a little beagle mixed puppy who was about 9 months old. About a month and a half ago I let him out to go potty before I left for work (our normal routine) and he didn't return. We and the neighbor kids searched for him and found no sign of him. DH and I went to the pound and they assured us that if they found him that they would call us. At this point we had given up on finding him - we lost another beagle mixed dog earlier this year (actually this dog's older sister from another litter) and never found her again. We were told that coyotes probably got her, so we assumed he had met the same fate. This morning the pound called and left a message that they have a dog there that may be him!!! DH is heading out there now to see if it is our dog! I'm excited, but trying not to hope too much, so I won't be too disppointed if he isn't our dog.