Lost: Golden Retriever In South West (EX19)

  • Dog ID 11140
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name GEORGE
  • Gender & Breed Golden Retriever
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 19 Nov 2007
  • Lost In Region South West
  • Lost In Post Area EX19
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 07977 261352
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 1574
  • GEORGEPoster Image
  • GEORGEExtra Image

 

Sightings and Information

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Greylady
Hello Sonia, are you able to lt us know if there is any news on George? Any new sightings? How did your hubby get on with the hunt?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Thanks Sue, some great contacts there. Sonia are you able to do this?? I have done Labrador Lifeline but can you do the others? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
Just an idea, but you could also contact Lost labs on 0870 3834507, or www.lostlabs.com, also Labrador lifeline on selabres@aol.com. They may be able to give some pointers too. Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
That's fab news! Well done everyone that's a huge area covered. Sonia's OH is going to speak to the local hunt tommorrow, not sure how much of the rest has been covered. Well done IRR, great coverage!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Irish Retriever Rescue have very kindly featured George on their website's homepage, with photo, and link to DL. Thank you IRR! Their website is at: http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/index.htmlLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Sonia How wide an area have you postered now? Have you done Chulmleigh Health Centre, Library (maybe the library van could take some posters)both schools Fire Station, Eggesford Garden Centre, Eggesford woods, hunt kennels, riding stables in chulmleigh and any others. Also same in Torrington, North Tawtton etc. If I can be of any help further afield and do Crediton area please let me know. Sue Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Nice to speak to your OH Sonia! Keep positive there are still lots of places to try. Remember George is CHIPPED and may be sitting in a kennel somewhere waiting to be re-homed. Don't lose hope, take a look at the re-united page to lift your spirits, many people have been re-united with their dog after a long time............keep positive.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Thank you that is just what we need, more pairs of eyes! George hasn't just disappeared into thin air, he must be somewhere so lets hope spreading the net further afield will mean he is spotted.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
I'm on a uk golden list and emailed George's details to them when he first went missing. I did it again today to say he was still not home. There are lots of Golden Retriever Club members on there. Hurry home George. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Have emailed George's details to Irish Retriever Rescue - they're uk based, and rescue golden retrievers in Ireland and re-home in the uk. Have a great network of eyes up and down the country.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
That's a brilliant idea thank you! Sonia did you get my PM? Lets spread the net further afield and make some approches to some Retriever Rescues too. Is there anyone on here who has any contacts with RR? If so please make sure that George is in their hearts and minds!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostGlynafon
http://www.thegoldenretrieverclub.co.uk/ I wonder whether you have contacted The Golden Retriever Club. If you try the above site there are contact nos, for members all over the country including three in Devon. It may be worth getting in touch with them, if nothing else it would make them aware that George is missingLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Sorry to hear that it was not George.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Oh that's such a disappointment as I was so hoping that George had surfaced. I'm keeping good thoughts for this lad and if I can still help locally, please let me know. Jan xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Sorry to hear that the possible lead was a dead end, but at least you have got to the bottom of it now. I have PM'd you. Stay positive he's out there somewhere!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have explained to Shon how to print posters from George's page. Good luck in finding that boy now, and get your posters up in clear plastic pockets with opening at the bottom to keep out the rain xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
So sorry that this lead was a false alarm. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shon
Hi again. Just to let you know that I have followed up the lead, re finding a golden retriever in the Dolton area = the dog has been repatriated with owner. This happened within 2 hours of the person finding the dog. Many thanks for the scout work on this and I am very grateful for all you are doing for me and George. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Sonia great to see you on here! Keep us posted how you get on at Winkleigh. Fingers crossed that whoever it is will be known to the assistantLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
buffysmum
The truth is never yukky Sonia - its how you feel. Here's hoping that you get an nice early xmas pressie and gorgeous george is back with you soon. Stay safe George. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tracy2306
Sonia, I personally don't think it's yukky at all! Go for it!! x x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Sonia - I'm just PMd you - I hope you have some luck with the assistant at D and S today. Jan xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shon
Just a quickie - I've just printed off some posters with what I think is an eye catching headline - but would like to know what you think? the headline is....What do you want for christmas? then underneath, I've put.. All we want is George. Is that a bit yukky or do you think it would grab passer by's attention? SoniaLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shon
My name is Sonia - George's sad owner! Firstly I wanted to say thank you everyone, so much for all your support. I have wanted to say thanks for weeks now but had huge difficulties trying to register - all sorted now though. With reference to the latest story about someone calling into the store near Winkleigh Aerodrome, I just wanted to let you know that sadly nobody has tried to contact me about being in possession of a golden retriever. Maybe it has been re-united with another owner who lost their dog. I am just off to the said store now to speak to the staff there and see if I can jog their memory about who it was that made the comment about picking up a golden retriever on the loose some weeks ago. Will let you all know the outcome. I will also be putting up more posters in and around area.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Emailed to my folks. Come on peeps can anyone else help with postering??Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Thank you!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Done!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Your wish is my command!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Jayne can we make an adjustment to the poster to say "believed to be in this area" or "believed to have been picked up by someone in this area" to reflect the fact that we know/believe he may be with someone local...?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Have spoken to owner and no one as yet has been contacted-made them aware of the area-we need posters up to find this person.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
..... we need George's owner to let us know if she's been contacted?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Sadly the woman who spoke to the person didn't take a name. Very frustrating!! She said she took the number off his poster which I put on their notice board the other week. I was hoping something would show up here by now.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Greylady
Funnily enough I have family who live in Dolton.................do we know who the person is who has the dog please BassetsRUS??Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Do hope this is george x fingers and paws crossed x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Fingers crossed!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Fingers and paws crossed that this is George! Alison, Barney & Ozzie xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Somebody may have George! Don't want to raise false hopes here but somebody told the owner of a store on the edge of Winkleigh airport that they'd picked up a 'yellow lab/golden retriever' loose in the Dolton area. They've taken the phone number from the poster I left there. I'd love this to be George!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Just ped in to see whether I should leave the posters round Beaford/Dolton/Winkleigh up? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Actually.... I DROPped in - what happened!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Text message sent to owner, requesting email address. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
trailhoundmum, do you have George's owners email addie please? I will see if someone can help get them logged in properly. If you have it, would you PM it to me please. Thanks for all your help. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Just checking to see if there is any news on George! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Thanks Keelah I hope that this may bring us some leads. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks Keelah.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
George is in the countrymans weekly column I did todayLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
I spoke to Georges owner today, she is unable to log onto Dog Lost. George went missing on the 22nd September, from their farmland, he was with his father maybe chasing deer. His father returned but George didn't. Georges owners have had an appeal on Radio Devon which brought in several phone calls, from Cullompton, Wellington, Teignmouth and Sidmouth, all these areas have been checked out and postered, most of them have been eliminated. Would it be possible for George to be featured in farmers weekly. He has been in the Western Morning News, and Express Echo for weeks now, with no firm leads. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Also postered Margaret Green Animal Shelter Tavistock. Mole Avon and Mole Valley Farmers Okehampton. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
George's owners - sorry to see he's still missing. If you look at Bishop's page (Dog ID=10567) you will see lots of contact numbers for dog wardens and kennels in Devon, which may be useful. Alternatively, do pm me your email address and I will email it to you. Good luck.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Have e-mailed/posted out posters to vets in North Tawton,Okehampton, Torrington, South Molton and Crediton. Also Dogs Trust, Ilfracome, Blue Cross Tiverton, and Little Valley RSPCA Exeter. Don't know what kennels the differant area dog wardens use. Hope this may bring some leads. He may be further afield by now as no sightings in the area he went missing from, if he had just gone for a wander I'm sure there would be sightings. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
I went out and postered various places south of Beaford this morning- seems they had been covered previously, but the posters had been removed due to the time this boy has been missing. I have had more put up. Not sure if this will help as he could be anywhere by now, but it might jog somebody's memory. One place told me about a 'small hound bitch' (? Beagle type) that had been seen loose on Winkleigh airport yesterday ... very friendly, had a Crediton phone number on (although the woman didn't think to make a note of it before the dog disappeared again). I gather she looked like she might have had, or be having puppies ....... oh dear!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Noticed George's missing notice is up in the window of the Winkleigh vets office this morning.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
No updates to report at present. Nice work helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
I've posted his details on Golden Retriever lists. Is there anymore news?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
In what circumstances did George go missing?. Could he have gone wandering after a bitch in season? I know the area very well as I have lived in both Dolton and Chulmleigh in the past. Good luck in your search sorry I'm a bit far away to be much help. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BassetsRUS
Just postered Beaford - my vet is in Winkleigh, assume they have been alerted? XXLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Correct photo now on site and poster has been e mailed out to local helpers across the South West.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Jayne - thanks for pic, I've no idea which dog is which, the WMN picture was, if I remember correctly, different all together - sorry, I only saw it in a cafe, don't buy the paper! Perhaps ask owners?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
Stay safe George.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Dillon dog I will e mail you the entire photo so you can verify which is the dog-thanks! Or do you have a link to the newspaper article?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
be safe george and come home soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dillondog
Photo used in their ad in the Western Morning News was different, if I remember correctly - and better. How about using that one?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner can you confirm this is George as photo you sent features another dog as well-then we can e mail the poster out.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
Come on George. You need to come home into the warm.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
As soon as Admin receives a photograph, the poster will be emailed out to helpers. Posters need to be displayed as soon as possible on notice boards, lamp posts, entrances to parks, dog bins and on cars. Take posters to vets, pet shops, postmen (for sorting offices), milkmen, dustmen, street cleaners, taxi drivers, schools, pubs, youth clubs, newsagents, post offices, takeaways, dog training clubs, supermarkets and car parks. Hand out reduced-down posters or cards to people - especially dog walkers - and deliver to houses and businesses. Police stations, Dog Wardens, the RSPCA and all rescue centres need checking frequently and preferably visited in person by owner or someone who knows George well. Stay safe George, until you are home x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Near the M5-best to ring owner for full sighting time,dates etc. Thanks!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Just a thought have there been any travellers in your area? or any workmen who may be from from any of the areas of the possible sightings. Earlier in this year colllie puppy called Sweep,(on this site) stolen from a farm near Dartmouth also very rural location, thought to have been taken by workmen from Cornwall.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Irish Setter Mum
I live in Wellington - when/where was George spotted in Wellington? I will keep my eyes/ears open over the weekend. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Please e mail photo to admin@doglost.co.ukLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
trailhoundmum:
Please to see George has been posted on this site. I saw his lost ad in the Express & Echo, and left a message on the owners answerphone about this site. Blaze the collie went missing quite a distance from George, although I think some possible sightings in the Chulmleigh area. Dolton is a rural area, make sure posters are displayed local vets, school, pubs, local shops, police stations, small fire stations (chulmleigh/North Tawton) see if the postman will put a poster in his van etc. Contact all Devon dog wardens as their areas very often overlap and they don't always talk to each other. Good luck in your search. Stay safe George. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
When photos arrive we shall e mail poster to all of Devon and South Somerset as so many possible sightings so far.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
this is the same area as Blaze the Collie - owner ensure when register you check out Blaze's page and join forces.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Goldenfrodo
I do hope this boy is found soon. I bred and showed Goldies for years. I'll put him on my Golden Retriever lists. Stay safe George.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tracy2306
Stay safe George sweetheart! x x xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner can be contacted on 07977 261352. Awaiting photo.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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