My dog is gone!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by justduckie, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    We have a scottie that is a year old - Seamus. We also have 2 big dogs - a rottie and a 1/2 german shepard, 1/2 american bulldog - and they were all on an electric under ground fence collar. Well the scottie discovered that he could run fast enough to get past the "shock zone" and run off.

    So we tried everything from buying a "stubbord dog" collar to finally put him on a chain. We recently had him groomed and had the hair on his neck trimmed really short so we could re-adjust the width of the "shock zone" and the metal part of the collar would have better contact.

    Since it's the weekend and we could watch him, we put the new collar on, also put on a new harness with all his ID tags on it so in case he escaped and someone found him, they could call (one of the tags has his name and our home phone #) and let him out. I watch him and saw him get shocked and he was staying in the fence. I watched him for a long time, went in to answer nature's call [​IMG] then came back out about 20 minutes later and he was gone. [​IMG]

    I figured he couldn't have gone too far, so I started calling him and looking around. I walked all over the hill, no dog. I drove all around our subdivision, no dog. I called animal control to see if they had him or anyone had reported him, no dog. [​IMG]

    He has NEVER taken off like this and not come home. And if anyone had found him, our # is on his harness! Surely someone would call? I'm going to keep in touch with animal control just in case. I'm so afraid some one saw him and thought, "what a cute dog! Lets take him home......"

    Tomorrow morning I'm taking my horse out to make sure he didn't get hit and is in a ditch some where. I don't think he is......we drove all over the place, slowly, looking everywhere.

    I'm hoping he shows back up soon.
  2. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Oh! I hope your dog returns! It's awful when your dog disappears... mine did - twice - and both times he didn't go far, but I have a few less chickens because of it [​IMG]
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] I hope you find him! I know what it's like to scour roadways looking for a lost pup that may have ended up roadkill [​IMG] Not fun at all.
  4. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    Check your areas Craigslist lost and found section. I know that up here in Flagstaff, people are really good about posting found dog ads real quick. Hope you find your pup.
  5. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    He came home late, late last night. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I was so worried I kept getting up and going outside checking. I would call his name and stop and listen for the jingle of his tags. About midnight, I called and......

    jingle, jingle


    I called again and thought I could see him (being black and it was dark, it was hard to tell.[​IMG]) I went out to the driveway and called again and he came running from behind the garage. He didn't want to come to me, probably thought he was in trouble, but I grabbed him and he was shaking so bad![​IMG] It was COLD last night and he never spends the night outside. I got him inside, rubbed him down and got him warmed up and he was so happy!

    Unfortunately, it's back on the chain during the day for him until we can figure out how to keep him home. I think we are going to have to build him a run. But it's going to have either a cement floor or buried fence because he likes to dig. Kind of like a doggie jail. [​IMG] and he won't be able to play with the other two dogs. But I have to get him off that chain!
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Oh yey, I only had to worry for about 10 seconds! I am very happy you found your poor puppy. Give him a good spank on butt and send him to bed without dessert [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
  7. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2007
    Central Ohio
    Maybe you could bring him inside during the day?Scotties really aren't outside dogs. They do much better inside, with their families.

  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    What a relief! I am glad he came home. Why do they make us worry like that!!?? As bad as kids!!![​IMG]
  9. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2007
    Quote:When we are home, he is inside. But we both work and he is NOT a good dog inside by himself. He gets bored and even if he is kept in the kitchen (we have gates on both entries) he climbs on things, tears things up and then pees on them![​IMG] Yep, we've tried keeping him inside by himself.

    He has a really nice dog house outside, good water and food, he's just on a chain. [​IMG] Our one dog will come and play with him, so he doesn't feel quite so lonely.

    We are just stumped.
  10. ChevygirlBeth

    ChevygirlBeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad you found him! That's wonderful news! [​IMG]

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