Lost White and Brindle Pit Bull

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On Thursday while I was at work the construction crew building the house next door to mine took down part of my fence without notifying me. When my roommate came home he let my dogs in the yard and they both got out. We found one but we can't find the other. While I was putting up signs a woman at Rocket Cat suggested I post on here and from what I can see you guys are pretty good at this so if you could keep an eye out for my dog I would appreciate it greatly.

Name: Sasha
Female pit mix
White with brindle markings
3 years old
Long tail/ erect ears
Spayed
About 50 lbs

Last seen at fletcher st and coral st. in east kensington on Thursday night.

Please call with any information 267-303-5700 or 215-688-0477

Thank you,
Patty

I have updated this to include pictures (i couldnt get them to post from my phone) (and I corrected the obvious spelling mistakes which i am going to attribute to autocorrect)

rinobio's picture

Did you contact ACCT ? 111 HUnting Park Ave ( I would go LOOK ) and PSPCA GOOD LUCK!!

patty's picture

Thanks, I've been to ACCT every day and she is actually my SPCA foster dog so I have been there too but they know to look for her when new dogs come in.

rinobio's picture

oh goodness =( I will keep an eye out

patty's picture

I got two calls tonight of spottings! One at Susquehanna and Kensington, then she ran to Norris square park and the second call said she was at mascher and dauphin. Please keep an eye out! We couldn't find her tonight but hopefully soon.

Kat's picture

Hope you find her! Cna you post a picture then we can facebook alert for her!

patty's picture

Thank you, a facebook alert would be awesome!

meredith's picture

awww, what a cutie. i'll keep an eye out!

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

Kat's picture

Just put her up on my page. Good luck Patty!!

floppysoles's picture

Does she bite?

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

patty's picture

Thank you! No she doesn't bite she's very friendly

patty's picture

So I just got a call from a blocked number and someone said they had her in their house. I asked them to send me a picture so I would know it was my dog, which they said they would, and I asked for their number. So far no picture and the number doesnt work. There are no words to sufficiently express my rage right now.

Kat's picture

I am so sorry Patty. Edit your initial post and take your number off. Tell people to PM you. What a bunch of ba***rds.

dan

My wife also received harassing phone calls when we lost our cat.
Sad.

"I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." - D.L. Moody

patty's picture

The flyers are all over with my number on it, I guess it's just a risk you take

Kat's picture

Just makes me so mad. Terrible enough you have lost your doggie...now these scum have to harass you. Makes my blood boil.

patty's picture

SOMEONE JUST SAW HER AT BERKS AND HOPE ST apparently she ran up hope street (the woman couldnt tell me what direction, she didnt seem to be from around here) probably towards the park. I have some people out looking now but I work in DE so I am not there. If anyone is around and has some time to take their dog for a walk PLEASE go walk around there and see if you see her!!! thank you

bostongirl's picture

Really sorry Patty. I will continue to keep my eyes open for her. I have sent an email to my friends in the neighborhood as well, asking that they keep their eyes open for her. Good luck. My heart breaks for you and the pup

Kat's picture

Bump for Sasha!

patty's picture

Thanks for your help everyone, still no luck.

Kat's picture

:(

bostongirl's picture

I can't believe that with all the sightings, no one has had luck catching up to her :( This really breaks my heart

smallspark's picture

bump

meredith's picture

ugh, i really hope you find her. she looks so sweet.

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

patty's picture

thanks guys, someone on craigslist posted that they just found their dog after three weeks. i guess you just have to keep the faith and make sure everyone in your area knows.

Kenzo's picture

Ugh that dog is too cute to be lost. Hope she resurfaces.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

patty's picture

Kenzo wrote:
Ugh that dog is too cute to be lost. Hope she resurfaces.

Thanks, I think so too.

smallspark's picture

This one isn't as nicely formated as the lost cat post but it's got rescues all on one page. Fingers crossed.

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I'm really sorry to hear about your dog. I hope the information I compiled below will help you find him. I know how overwhelming finding your dog can be. You may or may not have done them already.

There is lots to do! There is no guarantee your animal will make it onto the same Internet sites you go to or that people will do anything other than post "found dog" instead of searching for your "lost dog" posting. It’s a tool - you have to use it.

Be aware it sometimes takes a month or two or three for your dog to show up online - so keep looking for longer than you'd think. Especially when it's getting cold out - they tend to pop up when it gets very cold - so still look and post then.

You're the person who wants them back the most and your perseverance is your biggest asset in getting your dog home again.

VERY IMPORTANT:

Keep an eye on this site on facebook - go to their photos page: It's the only place you will see the most in-danger animals at Animal Care and control of philadelphia, which is the high-kill shelter, and where strays are brought.

Animal care and Control (known as Philly Urgents Page): http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=196737460358855

Make sure you give them a lost/found poster. Make sure you give one to ACCT and to PAWS as well.

    To do:

  • Posters: Putting large colorful photo posters in nearby convenience stores, vet offices, dog parks, pet stores, telephone poles and posting in the local newspaper and online message boards might help her get home. Make sure your neighbors are aware of your lost pet. Put smaller version of the poster in their mailboxes -- as well as the corner stores if possible. It's supposed to be one of the best things to do.
  • Put in a lost report at spca.
  • If you can go walk around pspca and the animal control shelters - including isolation/sick areas -- and look at all the animals yourself. There really is no substitution for this, if you go to the websites below you'll see many blank photos for animals listed.
  • Search terms I use are "missing dog" "lost dog" "stray dog" and I ALWAYS search under "dog" and also "found" and if one color is dominant I may just search by that color. Sometime by area of town.
  • People aren't consistently or decently descriptive online. Most postings say dog. Some say the breed but people get that wrong all the time. So will search a couple of different ways per site
  • If you think your dog is still around your area, put something that smells like their favorite person outside, every day and that will give them a clue where you are - their noses are very b and the wind will carry the scent.
  • Always put an email on your ad - create one for this purpose, not just a phone number. If an animal is spotted online, they won't want to call you. (for example, I hate calling people for a find that could or could not be your animal unless I was sure - and it's tough to be sure from a photo! But I would send you the information and let you decide if a photo is a match.)

  • Use flickr as the place to put a photo ( if you can't post a picture to every site) and make sure you include it. Photos are ridiculously important. You'll get a look instead of a skim or a skip - people will be more able to help you.

Networks that help you - free (I think) - def worth it: More eyes looking for your animal is a good thing.
FACEBOOK SITES
OliverAlert: By State https://www.facebook.com/OliverAlert?sk=photos

Lost and Found Animals in PA

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Animals-in-Pennsylvania/219470554753703?ref=pb
NON FACEBOOK SITES

Pet search engine - try it. http://www.akekee.com/
Bucks/montgomery/+county alive pets directory:
http://doylestownalive.com/pets/index.cfm?webname=dalive

Search for Breed rescues in the Tri-state area
Social media - twitter, consider creating a facebook page, post to lost cat facebook pages - get visible.

Site that help you but cost money - large network - probably worth it:

www.FindToto.com has a calling service that calls neighbors faster than you can put posters up.
HomeAgain is a microchipping service but has lost found service. Homeagain sends out flyers and also lists some animals on their website - I would check them out - although you'll download pdfs in order to see the postings

petamberalert.com send emails out in their network (which is active)

Look up a Pet detective - they do good work and use a dog to track your dogs scent.
Also:
whats your neighborhood community website? post and search there.

POST AND SEARCH on these sites or as many of the places below as you can:

Remember most of the sites expire - so repost repost repost if you can. If the ad is old, the animal is sometimes assumed found or not wanted anymore.

Keep your ad current on lostandpound, petfinder and flealess classifieds lost. findtoto.com too, only if you upload a photo. (ALWAYS upload the photo) People look there, and other than petfinder, they don't seem to expire. :)

Lostandpound http://www.lostandpound.com/

Petfinder classifieds: http://www.petfinder.com/local.html

Craigslist philly lost and found: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/laf/

Craigslist philly pets: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pet/

Flealess! http://www.flealess.org/lostpets/pennsylvania.html

Adoptapet http://www.adoptapet.com for searching only (although you could post a lost add there, sort of) is sometimes quite useful, there are a lot of pets on there from many different smaller rescues. And they also list other shelters in your area.

Lostandpound http://www.lostandpound.com/

Petfinder classified: http://www.petfinder.com/local.html

Craigslist philly lost and found: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/laf/

Craigslist philly pets: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pet/

Flealess: http://www.flealess.org/lostpets/pennsylvania.html

findtoto.com

http://www.fidofinder.com

https://www.epaymentnow.com/cgi-epaymentnow/licenses/unionco_dog/ebillingp_customer_entry.cgi

Sites with COMPILED listings of other sites/rescues:

Adoptapet http://www.adoptapet.com for searching only

is sometimes quite useful, there are a lot of pets on there from many different smaller rescues. And they also list other shelters in your area. This list is not everything but it lets you search by detail so it's a good resource to know. Some people post their lost pet on their but that is not the sites main mission.

Petfinder

Pet search engine: http://www.akekee.com/

REFERENCE URLS for local rescue websites:

Main SPCA's

Philadelphia SPCA: http://www.pspca.org/adoption_centers

PAWS Philly http://www.phillypaws.org/Adopt/default.asp

Delaware County, PA SPCA http://www.delcospca.org/

Camden County SPCA: http://www.ccasnj.org/

(it's only right across the bridge)

Northeast Animal Rescue http://members.petfinder.com/~PA283/index.html

Womans Humane Society (Bensalem, PA) : http://whspets.rescuegroups.org/

Montgomery County SPCA (Conshohawkin, Perkasie, Ambler) http://www.montgomerycountyspca.org/

Bucks County SPCA http://www.bcspca.org/

Main Line Rescue (Haverford) http://www.mainlinerescue.com/animals/list

smaller rescues

Happy Tails Rescue (morrisville) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA466

ARF http://www.arfsepa.com/adoption_petlisting.html

Kyas Rescue Angels (Bristol) http://www.kyasrescueangels.com/

Cockers in need (Hatboro) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA136.html

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue (Lansdale) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA79

Rocky's Friends (Lansdale) : http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA352

Almost Home Santuary http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA512.html

Another Chance for English Setters (morrisville): http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA49

Happy Dog Rescue (Narbeth) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA437:

American Bulldog Rescue (Newtown) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=PA160

Last Chance Animal Rescue (bigger has all kinds - Quakertown) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA105.html

MKYS Friends (Newtown)http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA306

Francisville Home for Smaller Animals (Radnor) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=PA492&preview=1:

Animal Rescue And Referral (Richboro) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA11&sort=pet.Identifier

Alfid Rescue (Souderton) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA480&sort=identifier

Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue (Warrington) http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=PA06

(More: http://www.saveourstrays.com/PA.htm)

Flealess

There are more little ones - adoptapet.com has a shelter list by zip code - it's decent, but there are more so google your location + rescue (or shelter) (or pet rescue) (or dog rescue)

Hope this helps you, Be active. Remember no one wants your dog back as much as YOU.

(lost, found, finding, searching, dog)

rinobio's picture

BUMP

patty's picture

bump :-(

Kat's picture

This is breaking my heart :(

patty's picture

Haven't posted in a while because this really makes me sad, but today I have news to report.

patty's picture

Sasha

patty's picture

Has been

patty's picture

FOUND!

she is home, safe and sound! Thank you all for your support :)

AM's picture

Yeah ! I'm so happy for you and Sasha !

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone . . . "

lighterthief's picture

so glad to hear this, dangerous world for a lost pit.

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

meredith's picture

patty, that is amazing news!! every time i walk down frankford and see those "missing" signs, i would get so sad. i'm so happy for you and sasha!

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” – David Foster Wallace

patty's picture

meredith wrote:
patty, that is amazing news!! every time i walk down frankford and see those "missing" signs, i would get so sad. i'm so happy for you and sasha!

I am so excited to take them all down!!!

bostongirl's picture

Patty that is fantastic!!! I'm so happy to see this news. Where was she found?

rinobio's picture

WAHOO!! YAYA!!!

fishtownfilly's picture

The Best News!!!! So happy the girl is home.

Keep Smiling Beautiful Ones, the World Needs Your Light.

Leo's picture

Fantastic! Where'd she turn up? :D

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patty's picture

So apparently about a week ago she followed someone from Norris Square Park to their neighborhood around 6th and York and once she was up there she went up to another family while they were walking their dog and that family took her in. That familiy later saw the flyers up at the Berks stop and called us last night to come get her.

yay :-)

sarsario's picture

oh my gosh yes! i always kept an eye out when i was walking pig, walking by the lost sign at memphis/columbia always made me sad.

Leo's picture

patty wrote:
So apparently about a week ago she followed someone from Norris Square Park to their neighborhood around 6th and York and once she was up there she went up to another family while they were walking their dog and that family took her in. That familiy later saw the flyers up at the Berks stop and called us last night to come get her.

yay :-)

This is exactly what my dogs would do if they got out. The one time my little guy Fritz snuck out of the house, he ran down the street right to a bunch of kids playing ball and stopped to be petted.

This is also exactly what I would do if I saw a dog following me home. I am glad that good people took her in and returned her to you!

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The Fishtown Lawyers
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www.FishtownLaw.com
215.385.5291