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My Great Pyrenees is still missing from Eastern SD.

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  • My Great Pyrenees is still missing from Eastern SD.

    I'm posting this in a hope that other members may have any idea's, what else I can do to find my missing Dog.
    On Wednesday night/Thursay early morning my 3year old GP went missing,she never really wanders far from our property and she had a petsafe collar,but we would take the collar off sometimes as it made her neck sore, and also if we kept it on too long,she would get too used to the shock and start going over her boundary,so we found if we took it off and put it on a week later,it would stop her doing this.
    Now I'm so angry with myself as I think if only she had the collar on she may still be at home.
    We have searched every where,sent out mass texts,called local vets,animal control and the sheriff dept in 2 counties,I work at one of them so it was easier to pass the word around.
    My road is very quiet,,but some night's I believe drivers who have perhaps had too many at the bar take this route,so I worry she was hit by a car if she strayed past our driveway,which she had never done before.
    She is a very large ,but is a extremely friendly dog,but would someone take her?I dont know what to think,as the days go by I'm loosing hope of finding her.
    I can not bare to think of her laying alone and hurt somewhere,and my biggest hope now is that someone did take her and has given her a good home.
    I will alway's be angry at myself for taking her collar off.
    If anyone has any idea's what else I can do to try and find out where she is,or what could have happened.
    Or if my loss ,and this posting will make other dog owners keep a collar on their dog,then my post is not in vain.
    Sorry for the rambling.I'm heartbroken.

    "To my Charlotte,may Angels lead you home."
    Last edited by clairdelune; Jan. 11, 2010, 01:11 PM. Reason: Change Title.

  • #2
    I would get permission from the neighbors to walk their property. My lab (who I inherited when I bought my farm recently - the owners just left him) went missing one night after he chased a rabbit off of my property. I found him 18 hours later. He was unable to come home on his own. He had chased the rabbit into the neighbor's HUGE pile of fallen trees and had fallen down into a hole in the pile. I kept calling him and thought I heard him bark only twice. I went in the direction of what I thought were his barks (there are tons of dogs in this area, so it was a crapshoot whether it was him). I found him only because I saw his head periodically as he tried to jump up to see me as I called him. I had to crawl out onto this huge jumbled mess of downed trees, drop a rope down around his torso and pull him out of it. He never would have made it out on his own.

    I would start walking the surrounding property ASAP. Get as much help as you can to do it. I was new to my farm, and I had no idea that this jumbled pile of trees was behind my neighbor's buildings. I got lucky because he barked twice in response to my incessant calling.

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    • #3
      Also, my parents GSD got stuck in an old barn of theirs for 3 days before someone found it. Dogs who aren't good jumpers can get themselves in places where they can't get out on their own. My parents' dog would wag her tail and try to come when called, but never barked to alert them to her position. Someone finally thought to check the old barn, which had one spot that was about three feet lower than the rest of the barn. She couldn't get out of that spot, which surprised everyone.

      Good luck in your search.

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      • #4
        I'm hearbroken for you, and am putting the collars back on my dogs right now. Thank you for reminder, but I'm so sorry for the circumstances behind it.

        Sending "finding" thoughts to you and your sweet doggie.
        Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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        • #5
          We just went through this - FLYERS WORK

          We lost our parents' Toy Poodle here at the ranch while babysitting her. It was horrible! Turns out a neighbor scooped her up as she was seen heading down a hayfield towards the corner of a road that would be dangerous.

          I put TONS OF FLYERS EVERYWHERE with a HUGE PHOTO of her. That's what got them to call me.

          Yes - check the shelter, put an ad on CraigsList - but the most important thing is the flyers.

          I even had one guy call and say "I saw that poodle on the posters. She was at Bannister and New at 7pm" He called just to let me know he had seen her trotting down the road.

          Seems the other neighbor scooped her up right after that!

          THe flyers work...try it
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          **Morgans Do It All**

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ToiRider View Post
            I would get permission from the neighbors to walk their property. My lab (who I inherited when I bought my farm recently - the owners just left him) went missing one night after he chased a rabbit off of my property. I found him 18 hours later. He was unable to come home on his own. He had chased the rabbit into the neighbor's HUGE pile of fallen trees and had fallen down into a hole in the pile. I kept calling him and thought I heard him bark only twice. I went in the direction of what I thought were his barks (there are tons of dogs in this area, so it was a crapshoot whether it was him). I found him only because I saw his head periodically as he tried to jump up to see me as I called him. I had to crawl out onto this huge jumbled mess of downed trees, drop a rope down around his torso and pull him out of it. He never would have made it out on his own.

            I would start walking the surrounding property ASAP. Get as much help as you can to do it. I was new to my farm, and I had no idea that this jumbled pile of trees was behind my neighbor's buildings. I got lucky because he barked twice in response to my incessant calling.
            Ditto this. We found the neighbor's dog in a seep box (think septic tank but collecting spring water) that he had been in all night. We had heard him in the night but just chalked it up to the dog hunting something and it wasn't till the neighbor called us that DH went out with her and got him out. Also walk your roads. I hate to say this but if he is dead in a ditch in about a week he should start to smell and you will at least have closure.

            I also cannot stress enough to personally visit the local AC or shelter. Your dog may be described as a Samoyed x or some such. Happened to me with my Blue Heeler x - described as Husky x.

            Jingling very hard that he comes home!
            Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
            Incredible Invisible

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              #7
              Thankyou everyone who has posted replies.I did not think of looking in the old barn that is on our property.
              We have one field that has not been harvested yet,so I'm going to carefully walk that now.
              I'm also going out on my Horse to search today,my Husband has been out on the 4wheeler,but from a horse I may be able to see more.

              I'm also going to make some flyers,and put an ad in the local paper.
              I just cannot rest until I find her either way. The thought of her being eaten by a wild animal makes me feel sick to the stomach.
              She is my Baby,who would smile at me every day (yes she looked like she was smiling) she let's barn cats use her back as a mattress and lets them eat her food,she is the sweetest dog I have ever known.

              Thankyou for your Jingles and well wishes.

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              • #8
                There's a nonprofit devoted to missing pets that has a website with tips for finding lost dogs. Their experience seems to suggest a) blanketing the area with large, colorful flyers with a photo and b) persevering past the time when you think it's possible to recover the pet are both key to recovering a lost dog. Good luck! Having a dog lost has always been a nightmare of mine, and I can only imagine how you feel.

                http://www.missingpetpartnership.org...ry-posters.php

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                • #9
                  I guess a neighbor had lost a dog (not really a close by neighbor, but one within my town) and I received a telephone call from this company

                  http://www.findtoto.com/

                  It is a great idea. For a nominal fee, a computer phone list is generated and it phones all the local numbers with a certain geography with the dog's description.

                  I hope you find your dog!
                  Kris
                  www.edgewoodmeadowfarm.com
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                  • #10
                    it can't hurt for us all to send our collective GO HOME!!! prayers, thoughts, vibes, whatever you want to call them...

                    Please go home Charlotte!
                    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
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                    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

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                    • #11
                      A local barn posted a similar story of a lost dog. They had a 'tracker' dog come to the property and unfortunately found the dog in a pile of leaves by the side of the road. The poor thing had been hit and killed by a car and left. Being that the dog was similarly colored as the leaves, people had been walking by the dog for a few days without seeing him. Don't leave any stone unturned. Did she have any dog friends that would help in the search? Good luck, I hope your girl has just gone 'walkabout' and comes home with a few stories to tell and in need of a good meal.
                      R.I.P. my sweet boy Tristan
                      36 years old, but I was hoping you'd live forever
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                      • #12
                        Also check any Pyr rescues that operate in your area - frequently they are contacted by animal control or citizens when one of these dogs is found.

                        If you are using her as a livestock (or even if you're not) guardian, she may very well have adopted one of your neighbors flocks/herds as part of her 'territory also - I'd check with them. A lot of Pyrs, feeling that they don't have enough to do, will 'extend' their territory to include whomever is around it (for miles) and try to guard all of those areas too. Also remember that these dogs tend to be nocturnal, so searching/calling in the late evening/early morning might prove to be more profitable

                        This is hunting season (at least in our area) and Charlie, (our big male Pyr) went over the pasture fence to bring home (thank God he brought it home) part of a cleaned deer carcass. He's now confined to the yard, which has a higher/sturdier fence until after deer season since the hunters tend to just leave the parts they don't want wherever, and I know of 2 carcasses that are just on the other side of a very active railroad track. (and yes, I could probably remove them, but they're everywhere now, and all I'd have to do is miss ONE, and there'd be a good chance he'd get hit.)

                        And I don't know, but virtually everything I have heard/read/been told says that the 'invisible' fences absolutely do not work reliably on these dogs - so when you find her, you might just want to take a look at a bit more conventional fencing for her.

                        Best of luck and lots of jingles, it's my own worst nightmare (I have two Pyrs)
                        "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear" ~ Socrates

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                        • #13
                          Oh I am so sorry.. my big white spotty dog is probably half Pyr. He smiles, too. Charming.

                          I will be thinking good thoughts for her. They tend to be wanderers - mine stays home but I have heard it can be an issue.

                          Go home, Charlotte!
                          "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                          ---
                          The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

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                            #14
                            Thankyou so much for your prayers and well wishes,and also the links to websites to find dogs.
                            I have now searched the old barns and slough,and have not found her or any sign of her being there.
                            What makes me really worry that she has been stolen is, I know she would not leave us at night,as always stays close to the house at night,and sleeps on the deck.
                            If she has been stolen we are hoping she will be taken to a local vet,because she has a slight limp after dislocating a leg a year ago,and if someone wants her for breeding (without papers Pyrenees will sell for about $200) I'm hoping they will think she has a new injury and want to get it checked...all most likely not going to happen,but it gives me hope

                            Come home Sweet Charlotte.

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                            • #15
                              Jingling for a safe return of your baby!!!!

                              Just some quick ideas:
                              -call and flyer all vets
                              -call and flyer all dog trainers/pet stores
                              -flyers in grocery stores, feed stores, and put up a craigslist LOST ad under pets and farm/garden as well as lost and found. It might be flagged, but at least it's out there. If you kindly ask for it not to be flagged, it might last a day.

                              -is the dog chipped? If so, keep a list of all vets and periodically call and see if she shows up. See if the company can flag her chip number. Or if they have an alert system.


                              Hope she makes it home safely!!!

                              Not to worry you, but I used to work for a man whose dog was taken while they were at church. Great barn/trail dog, so wonderful. I was off work that day and they came home and he was gone, no sign of him. Really sad and frustrating.

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                              • #16
                                Jingles for Charlotte to come home soon ~ keep looking !!! Jingle Jingle Jingle & AO ~ AO ~ AO ~ Always Optimistic !
                                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Edgewood View Post
                                  I guess a neighbor had lost a dog (not really a close by neighbor, but one within my town) and I received a telephone call from this company

                                  http://www.findtoto.com/

                                  It is a great idea. For a nominal fee, a computer phone list is generated and it phones all the local numbers with a certain geography with the dog's description.

                                  I hope you find your dog!
                                  I love this idea.

                                  DON'T GIVE UP!!!

                                  I lost my seven year old Aussie last winter. She is a stay at home dog, extremely well trained, titled with stock, etc and she is only out when we are out but my husband was fixing something and we think she chased a deer offf the property. Thick trees all around and she was lost. Wandered for days. I printed 200 flyers and completed blanketed the two miles (at least) around our house. YES -I put them in mail boxes. I would get a call "I think I saw your dog last night" -rush over and she would be gone.

                                  I called her for days, in the rain, below freezing temps. etc. I did everything possible.

                                  At one point, we figured out we were 300 feet from her but just missed her when she took a turn up a dirt mountain road and then walked five miles or more.

                                  She was found, with a limp by someone TEN miles away. She just sat on their door step until they let her in. They have a zillion dogs (like me), horses like me, and buffalo (I have a couple of jerseys). She finally just picked a place that looked safe to her.

                                  They found my flyer in the local feed store days after she came into their.

                                  Long story short... DON'T GIVE UP. OFFER A REWARD (big enough that the tomato head who thinks she is cute and picked her up will call you) and KEEP LOOKING and looking and looking.

                                  I feel your pain...
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                                  • #18
                                    Clairedelune, I am so sorry about your dear Charlotte. Please do not give up and please consider using the media. When I was a kid, our collie disappeared two days before Christmas. My parents were sure he was stolen. We put up fliers everywhere and my Dad owned an Advertising agency and had used our dog on the cover of a national catalog. He used that angle to send out press releases to local newspapers who picked up the story.
                                    Four months later, a woman in a city about 10 miles from our home came upon a starving dog outside a department store. She was on her way to a luncheon, but she kindly picked up the dog and took him to a local vet where she left him and continued on to the lucheon.
                                    She recounted the story of finding the emaciated collie to her friends at the luncheon and one woman remembered reading the article about the missing collie that had been on the cover of the Deerskin Trading Post catalog. They called the catalog company and they in turn contacted my Dad. We went to the vet's office that night and much to our amazement and joy, it was our dog. We had just about given up hope when this happened.
                                    So please do not give up, and use the media to get pictures of your dog out there as well as your story. Jingling like crazy here, and hoping for good news in your next update.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Edgewood View Post
                                      I guess a neighbor had lost a dog (not really a close by neighbor, but one within my town) and I received a telephone call from this company

                                      http://www.findtoto.com/

                                      It is a great idea. For a nominal fee, a computer phone list is generated and it phones all the local numbers with a certain geography with the dog's description.

                                      I hope you find your dog!
                                      yep my neighbor too, and he was found!! i had never heard of them before, but now i tell everyone

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                                      • #20
                                        Many years ago my spaniel/sheltie cross (beautiful but STOOPID) dog got out of her pen during the fireworks. I put an ad in the paper & got a call she was 45 MIN away by car (wanna bet how she got there?) Went to get her and she "disappeared" from that lady callers house. 6 weeks later she showed up at the lady callers house again, clean, wellgroomed, and fat. Someone took that dog up there and someone kept her for a long time. I wont accuse but its a strange story. So it does happen that people take dogs.

                                        Keep looking & we will keep jingling.
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