Monday, May 13, 2013

We interrupt this blog for an Altadena APB



Do you know me? If so, let me tell you, I've had one helluva day. The bad news is, my leg is injured. The good news is, I've been taken in for treatment. I'm chipped, clipped, and have shiny white teeth. But there's a problem reaching my owners. My home is probably somewhere in Altadena. This karin-character (who had nothing to do with my rescue) has visited three houses where she thought I might live. She must be blind or something. I didn't look anything like those dogs -- I'm way more handsome.

Feel free to email Karin if I look at all familiar. Provide the possible address. Her skills may be limited, but she can ring a doorbell.

35 comments:

  1. That poor thing!... Hope that Karin character has a strong finger as well as good walking shoes... I have a feeling that little guy was randomly left in Karin's neck of the woods....

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  2. Good thing that Karin-character is available to ring doorbells. Hope the poor little guy gets home soon.

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  3. What's not to love?

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  4. There are so many dogs that look like that, Too bad the chip didn't lead anywhere. If he's been clipped recently, he's got owners. Let's hope they live in the area.

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  5. The best new is, the people involved in the rescue, and that would be Christina Wenger and Linda Dove, will not let this dog come to any harm. But no one clips, chips, and cleans a dog's teeth without giving his or her heart. I'm sure Shaggy has a home. I've got one more place to check.

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  6. Post it on Altadenablog and Patch? I looked at Craigslist - not much help, but I was intrigued by this - not sure what this breed looks like:

    Missing: small white puddle dog.



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  7. Yes, I sent it to Tim @ altaldena blog.

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  8. I wish I lived closer. He would be such a wonderful role model for Joe. However, Joe would turn a cold shoulder to him. No matter. Joe needs a role model but he just doesn't know it.

    I hope you find either the owner or a really wonderful home for him.

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  9. Nicely done. Good luck to you and pooch.

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  10. He looks like Joe, with a crew cut.

    I visited the most wondrous houses today, along Calaveras, because that's where I thought I'd seen Shaggy once before. I invited myself in, walked up long and winding paths because it was the gardeners' day, and the gates were open. "Helloooo," I called, before going up to the porch. All on the up-and-up. "Have you lost a little white dog?"

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  11. This reminds me of my good deed turned bad when I picked up a dog hanging around all morning on a neighboring road because I was sure I knew where he lived. But the woman at the house I took him to denied all knowledge. I tried many more houses in that area (all very nice ones, some with maids to answer the door) and no-one recognized the sweet little dog. I took him to the Pasadena Humane Society to get the address that was on the microchip (if he had one). He did have one, but they refused to tell me it and IMPOUNDED the dog. He was led off to a kennel, despite my ardent protests and tears. I felt so bad for the poor dog (I even filled in a form to be the adopter of last choice in case they wanted to euthanize him), and even worse for the owners who came later to bail him out. And I was mortified to find that the dog had been hanging out outside his own house, and if I'd just left him there, it would have been fine. I've never admitted to the owner that I was the one who took her dog.

    Which brings me to the question I wanted to ask: where was he found? Dogs generally hang around near their homes, as I found out.

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  12. I'm sorry for laughing, Bellis. Especially the bit about taking the dog from his own yard.

    Shaggy was at Christina's house, hiding behind the trash cans.

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  13. So glad to hear he's in good hands. Is he staying with you & Albert? Perhaps, it's providence and he's already home...hint, hint.

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  14. Poor pooch! I hope the owners are looking...

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  15. Also...
    Your are awesome Karin!

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  16. Is there a reward?
    Here in Pasadena about a mth ago I saw a flyer posted on a post for a lost dog...$5K reward!

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  17. No reward that I'm aware of, Ace. ($5K? What kind of dog--I'll start looking right now.)

    No, Carolynn. Last I heard he was in the animal hospital. Will post an update.

    And Pat, I hope that update is that the owners have been found. And if not, there's a new owner waiting in the wings (not me).

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  18. I hope he finds his way home -- either with his owners or a new home, if his owners don't show.

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  19. Awwwwww....what a heart melter!!! That Karin character had better be careful...she just might get attached!!!

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  20. Well? Any luck? He's a sweetie. I'm glad there's a Plan B. (Been reading your comments).

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  21. Poor litthe dog! I hope he finds his way home soon.
    You are so kind and solidary, Karin!

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  24. I may have taken a photo of the flyer but I'm not sure. If I could just remember the pole for you to ck out! (Share your reward with me if you find the dog!)

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  25. Hoping for a happy ending for this sweet pooch. Glad he's getting the attention he needs right now, thanks to good people who care ~

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  26. I'm waiting for the answer to this one. I hope this sweetie finds his way home. I think Tim usually gets good results, so fingers crossed.

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  27. You're all good people, for caring. Happy ending. This pup is home; not my home, the real one.

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  28. That's a big hurrah. Good on you, Christina and Linda.

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  29. Yay! Kudos for your good work!

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  30. Hooray! This post came after I was made aware of an elderly feline who needs a foster home. I had been on the fence...called today and submitted paperwork to bring her home. We have such soft spots for four-leggeds who need us, don't we?

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  31. Karin, you just proved that if anyone can help, you will lead the way. Thanks for sharing this story and the ending update.

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  32. Look at Sharon's comment -- how lovely is that?

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  33. It is lovely. J and I were talking tonight at dinner about how we'd love to adopt them all.

    Sharon, you won't regret it.

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