Trial by Fire

On March 7, 2015, a family in Big Lake, MN suffered a devastating fire. When the blaze broke out, the only adult at home was in the basement shower. When she got out, she heard her two dogs barking, also in the basement, and neighbors pounding on the windows. She and the dogs came upstairs, but Charlie and Bella were too scared by the flames to exit, and they bolted downstairs again. Read More >>

Missing Trixie

This is the story of how a lost dog named Trixie came back home. On Monday, January 12, Trixie went missing from her parents’ house near Lake Minnetonka. Her parents immediately placed lost dog notices on Lost Dogs MN and Craigslist. That Wednesday, the Retrievers were engaged and I was assigned as case manager to bring Trixie home. Immediately, we activated our social media network including our Facebook page to alert followers of Trixie’s plight. Trixie’s parents quickly posted Trixie’s lost dog flyers throughout the neighborhood and surrounding area with her picture and contact information.  Read More >>

The Disappearing Magician

Little miss Hocus was adopted from a local rescue. Her brother, Pocus, is still in foster at the time of this writing. So now you know the reason for the title of this write up… Shortly after being adopted, Hocus took flight from her new family’s yard when her harness slipped off. She did not dart away, but rather lingered around the yard and immediate area, but her family was not able to contain her again. They left food out and some clothing and immediately contacted the authorities once night fell and she was no longer seen. Read More >>

 

 

Signs of Sierra

Sierra, a friendly 13-year-old Golden Retriever, went missing from her home in Long Lake, Minnesota. The family reported that she had been acting oddly after supper, running at the front door and hiding under the table. When let out for a potty break, she bolted from the yard. Normally, the Retrievers don’t put “boots on the ground” until a lost dog’s whereabouts are known and trapping is required. But this case had me worried. Read more >>

Tater Tot Hotdish

The Retrievers were recommended to, and contacted by, the owners of a 4 month old German Wirehair Pointer named Tater Tot.  Tater Tot had darted from their home after only a few days being there.  The family had done a great job of flyering their neighborhood and getting the awareness out there that he was missing and they were getting calls with sightings.  It appeared Tater Tot was staying safe in a wooded park area not too far from home.  But if he saw anyone he would run away, which is pretty common for a skittish dog that is in survival mode.  As is common, Tater Tot even ran away a couple times when his dad saw him and called to him.  Read More>>