Lost: Yellow Lab Labrador Retriever Female In Scotland (PH8)

  • Dog ID 140836
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 24 Feb 2019
  • Name ROSSI FURTHER POSITIVE SIGHTING 11 15AM 15TH MAR
  • Gender & Breed Female Labrador Retriever (Spayed)
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour Yellow Lab
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 24 Feb 2019
  • Where Lost River by Hermitage walk, Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland PH8 0JR
  • Lost In Region Scotland
  • Lost In Post Area PH8
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Rossi fell into a swift flowing river at 1:30 this afternoon (Sunday 24 Feb 2019) upstream from Black Linn Falls and hasn’t been seen since. She was wearing a purple collar with tag. Would appreciate as many people as possible to help search along the river and in nearby forest area.
  • Phone 1 07702 065256
  • Phone 2 07803 737225
  • Listed By Sue Forrester
  • Views 5566
  • Alerts Sent 51
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DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Further update from Help Find Rossi:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=807858019548403&id=802596206741251
"***ROSSI, UPDATE SIGHTING 15/03/19***

Evening everyone, there has been another positive sighting of Rossi earlier today at around 11:15am. This time sitting on the railway banking a little bit before Dunkeld/Birnam Railway station.

The woman who sighted her was a passenger in a car as it was driving from Perth to Pitlochry so got a view of her just sitting on the banking. From what she could see she didn’t appear injured but a bit dirty.

Volunteers were in the area quite quickly having a quiet look and the drone pilots were out searching when the winds died down a bit.

When a dog has been missing for this long, understandably they can become very VERY scared and can bolt easily. They can act completely differently to how they normally would at home so this is why we are taking a bit more of a gentle approach with the search at this stage.

I can’t express enough how incredible you guys have been with searching as honestly you have played a big part in keeping Rossi’s family going these past weeks but due to how scared Rossi will be, this is why a large group search hasn’t been organised for the weekend as we need to establish where is Rossi’s safe place is and if we get too many people in the one area we could disturb her and make her feel unsafe which we do not want.

In saying that, we do still need people traveling up and down the A9 from Perth up past the Hermitage to keep a very close look out for her especially if traveling up in the morning before 12pm when the past 2 sightings have been.

If you do happen to be in the Hermitage, Dunkeld, Inver and surrounding areas tomorrow though, again just keep a close look out but we would kindly ask not to disturb possible areas that it looks like she could hide.

If you do spot Rossi it’s important the following steps are done. There has to be no sudden movements and if she hasn’t clocked you try and carefully kneel to the ground so you are at her level. Whatever you do Do Not run after her, lunge at her, corner her or make her feel trapped.

We need you to report any sightings right away to 07929 519444 or 07803737225.

If for whatever reason you can’t get a hold of anyone on those numbers then please call me on 07432368792.

All the pieces are coming together but it’s just so important for Rossi’s safety and getting her home that this next stage is done extremely carefully.

Rossi’s family are eternally grateful for everything you have done in the search for her.

Let’s keep everything crossed for the coming days ❤️🤞🏻"
Missingpetsgb
Good news, if Rossi. Know NWR Scotland have been notified, but from experience you MUST be persistent with network rail and insist on a ref no and confirmation they have made a log of owner contact details. (They have a history of not recording details when advised of dogs on the line). We know there is no real policy with nwr regarding dogs on the line. Stay safe please RossiLast edited: 2019-03-15 00:36:27 by Missingpetsgb
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Help Find Rossi:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=807296742937864&id=802596206741251
"***ROSSI UPDATE 14/03/19, PLEASE SHARE!!!***

Hi everyone, apologies for no update yesterday but there was gremlins causing issues with Facebook.

Today we have a BIG update. Rossi isn’t home yet BUT we have had a VERY positive sighting of a dog fitting Rossi’s description on running on the railway line just north of the Hermitage in Dunkeld where she went missing at 10:30am this morning (14/03/19).

Her family were at the area of the sighting very quickly but Rossi was gone before they got there. Network Rail have been contacted and none of their drivers have seen a dog on the line or reported hitting anything so going on the information they have given us we are pretty positive she left the railway track not long after this sighting. Where though we are not sure.

This is where we need your guys help. This has opened up the areas again Rossi could go. If you are driving up the A9 please keep a look on the railway along with the roadside of the A9 just incase. Please do not put yourself in danger and go near the railway line to look and also if Rossi is nearby this could scare her onto the tracks which we do not want so for Rossi’s safety and yours please STAY CLEAR.

As well as the Hermitage, we need eyes open in all surrounding areas as there is quite a few routes she could go so Birnam, Dunkeld, Inver etc we need people to keep a VERY close look out.

If you sight Rossi, the best thing to do is kneel to ground, try not to look at her directly in the eyes and gently call on her. DO NOT try to lunge at her, grab her or chase her. If she does not come to you take note of the time sighted, where exactly she was sighted and the direction headed.

Please call the owners RIGHT AWAY.

If for whatever reason you can’t get the owners please call me on 07432368792.

We are still doing everything we can our end and the drone volunteers along with the volunteers on foot have been superb. We just need as many eyes out there as possible to look out for her.

Even though she hasn’t been caught, this is another piece in the jigsaw to finding her.

Please share everyone! We need as many people as possible to keep a look out for Rossi! ❤️❤️❤️"
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Help Find Rossi:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=806371799697025&id=802596206741251
"***ROSSI UPDATE, 12/03/19***

Since the possible sighting of Rossi (09/03/19), there has been no further sightings BUT volunteers have been up again today looking for her.

There was reports of a dog similar in description to Rossi near Kilspindie (near Glendoick) but after volunteers went to check this out we are pretty sure it’s not her but a local Male one who likes to take himself for a wander.

If there is any reports of yellow labs though sighted anywhere in Perthshire please let us know and drop us a message as we would like to follow up every possible sighting.

Moving forward in the search for Rossi, we would really appreciate it still if people have any free time to help search the Hermitage and the surrounding areas.

What we need is for people just to take a quite walk around the Hermitage and towards Pine Cone Viewpoint. Please don’t shout on Rossi.

If you can help with the search, please do not leave food laying out. Feeding stations have been set up along with clothing. DO NOT touch them. We need the scent to remain that of Rossi’s family as much as possibly. People leaving food out even though I know it’s out of kindness, is being counterproductive.

If you sight Rossi, the best thing to do is kneel to ground, try not to look at her directly in the eyes and gently call on her. DO NOT try to lunge at her, grab her or chase her. If she does not come to you take note of the time sighted, where exactly she was sighted and the direction headed.

If possible if you sight her, without scaring her try and take a photo or video. This needs to done by gently taking your phone out of your pocket with no sudden movements.

If for whatever reason you can’t get the owners please call me on 07432368792.

I know we are asking a lot of you guys but it’s all for a very good reason of helping Rossi & her family.

We are still doing everything we can our end and the drone volunteers along with the volunteers on foot have been superb. We just need as many eyes out there as possible to look out for her.

I had a good chat with Rossis mum earlier tonight and she is very appreciative of what everyone is doing to help finding her girl.

Thank you everyone for all your continued support ❤️❤️❤️"
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Help Find Rossi:
"***ROSSI UPDATE, 10/03/19***

Evening everyone, apologies for the late update.

Since this possible sighting of Rossi yesterday (09/03/19), there has been no further sightings.

Today we asked people not to get involved in the search for Rossi an leave it only to a small group of volunteers as if it was her, to many people could scare her and either push her into hiding further or going in a direction we don’t want her too.

Tomorrow, we are asking the same. If you can, please stay away from where the main search is being concentrated.

Tonight volunteers are sitting in the car with a bbq hoping that the smell of good cooking would tempt her out of hiding.

If you go up to the Hermitage, please do not leave food laying out. Feeding stations have been set up along with clothing. DO NOT touch them. We need the scent to remain that of Rossi’s family as much as possibly. People leaving food out even though I know it’s out of kindness, is being counterproductive.

If you ignore our advice of staying away, can I just ask that you please don’t shout, wave your arms around and most of all DO NOT chase her. Any sightings need to be handled very carefully. If you sight Rossi, you are best kneeling the ground and if you think she will come to you, gently call her over. If she runs off, please note the time she was sighted, the direction she headed along with calling her family on the contact numbers on the poster.

If for whatever reason you can’t get the owners please call me on 07432368792.

I know we are asking a lot but it’s all for a very good reason if Rossi. Thank you everyone for all your continued support ❤️❤️❤️"

Last edited: 2019-03-10 23:07:16 by GeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
thedogfinder
Thank you Geoff for the updates, I am pleased to hear there may have been a sighting today. Won’t update my posts on twitter as have taken heed of what you say below, but wanted to send support from afar, thinking of you all on the ground and have everything crossed now that this will be Rossi and that you and team will be able to get her to safety. 🐾🐾
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From HELP FIND ROSSI:
"***POSSIBLE ROSSI SIGHTING***

A yellow Labrador has been sighted at the 2nd carpark at the Hermitage where Rossi went missing at around 4:15pm today (09/03/19). The dog was struggling to walk on its back legs.

If anyone is in the area please look out for her. If this Rossi and you sight her, please DO NOT chase. Kneel to the ground so you are at her height and gentle try to call her over.

Any sightings please call me on 07432 368782.

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE HERMITAGE IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY THERE!

Our last post was only for people who were at the Hermitage already to ask them to keep a look out since they were already in the area and to determine if any other yellow labs were being walked off lead.

We know people want to help but this needs to be done very careful if it was Rossi ❤️"Last edited: 2019-03-09 17:47:13 by GeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Latest update from Dog Friendly Perthshire:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=804273126573559&id=802596206741251
"***ROSSI UPDATE, 08/03/19***

Evening everyone, today Rossi’s family, the drone volunteers and other volunteers on foot have searched the Hermitage and surrounding areas. There is still no sign of Rossi but the weather was a lot calmer during the day which made it easier for some areas to be searched again.
A lot of people have been asking if we have a organised search planned again for this weekend. We don’t but we are asking people if they have free time can they go out and search The Hermitage and the surrounding areas including up towards Rumbling Bridge, Trochry and Tay Forest Park, to the east through Inver, Dunkeld and Birnam and any areas south of the Hermitage too.
We know it’s a lot of areas to be covered but the more eyes we have out there the better incase someone spots her.
I spoke to Rossi’s mum Marie earlier tonight and she wants to thank everyone for all their kindest and support in the search for Rossi. She is really humbled by everyone’s help during this difficult time ❤️"
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Latest update from Dog Friendly Perthshire:
https://www.facebook.com/Dogfriendlyperthshire/posts/1986143388175845
"***ROSSI UPDATE, 06/03/19***

Hi everyone, just checking in to update you about Rossi. Sadly she is still missing and there still hasn’t been any positive sightings 😞 With the weather being so bad today it made it extremely difficult to search but we have been spreading the word still online and in other ways and discussing what steps are best next to take. We appreciate everyone’s support as always with the search of Rossi. Please keep helping to share ❤️❤️❤️"
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Rossi now has her own FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Help-Find-Rossi-802596206741251/
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
MEDIA COVERAGE FOR ROSSI https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/840880/volunteers-continue-hunt-for-missing-dog-that-fell-in-perthshire-river-over-a-week-ago/
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Latest update from Dog Friendly Perthshire:
https://www.facebook.com/Dogfriendlyperthshire/posts/1980713502052167
"***ROSSI UPDATE, 2/03/19***

Evening everyone, I first of all want to say the HUGEST of thank you’s to everyone who went out today on the mass search for Rossi. People from all across Perthshire assisted with the search and even volunteers from Edinburgh came along. Specialists searched the water again in the Hermitage and the drones were able to go out for a little while before the weather got bad.

Sadly, even though a vast amount of ground was covered today Rossi is still missing BUT the past two days barking has been heard from a very remote area South of the Hermitage which you can see circled in the map. From the family concentrating searching that area today and speaking to the local gamekeeper who knows that area extremely well, there is no dogs which are owned by anyone nearby that are doing the barking and it’s not somewhere which it frequented by dog walkers.

There is a chance if Rossi made it out of the water where she fell in and got out the other side she has headed south through the woods and across the hills.

Rossi’s family, the gamekeeper along with some other selected volunteers are going to concentrate the search on the circled area over the coming days. From the gamekeepers knowledge we do not think she will head lower west.

The areas which we think would be helpful to search if people can still kindly volunteer their time is the forest north of Waterloo, Birnam Wood as far west as it stretches, Birnham Hill and Ladywell Forest including the wee forests north of Torchuaig Hill and by Little Trochry.

If people are walking in the Hermitage and north of there, even though that area has been thoroughly checked lots we would still ask you keep a close look out for Rossi there too just incase.

Please if you do go out to help search look after yourself too as it’s suppose to very cold, wet and windy the next few days and while we really appreciate everyone’s help we do not want you to put yourselves in a dangerous position.

You guys have been incredibly kind with all your doing to help Rossi and her family. I would really really appreciate it if everyone could give this post a share so we can spread the news as much as we can about the ongoing search. Let’s all do what we can to help ❤️❤️❤️

P.S. I’m still on a Facebook ban so can’t reply to comments. Sorry for any inconvenience."
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
Search Details added to Rossi's post in our national FB group and tweeted @DogLostUK https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1101712849485860864
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
>>>> SEARCH PARTY FOR ROSSI <<<<
https://www.facebook.com/Dogfriendlyperthshire/posts/1979386838851500
"Evening everyone. I first of all want to thank you for your continued support in the search for Rossi. Sadly after another day searching on foot and by drone she is still missing. We think the next best step is to have a large scale organised search party.

If anyone would like to take part in searching at the Hermitage and the surrounding area then please meet us at 9am, Saturday 2nd March, at the Hermitage Car Park. Either myself of one of the other main volunteers in search will be there to have a quick chat with everyone before the search begins just so if she is sighted everyone knows what to do along with which, just making sure you keep yourself safe too while helping.

If you can’t meet us at the Hermitage at the mentioned time but still want to help later in the day that’s perfectly fine and still much appreciated. Please just let us know on this post the areas searched.

If you are not meeting at the Hermitage and wish to cover the wider area on the map that needs searched the please just comment on this post the girds searched.

If you are taking part in the search then please take note of the following information.

. Make sure at the start of the search of you have the contact numbers for Rossi’s family so if you sight her you can call them right away.
. If you sight Rossi then DO NOT chase her. She is likely to be scared and confused. Stay at a safe distance and call her family. Take note of the location, time of sighting and if she moves the direction sighted.
. If you do sight Rossi and you think she is likely to come to you then kneel to the ground and gently call her over. No sudden movements. It’s worth taking some dog biscuits with you just in case this happens to tempt her with treats.
. Please do not shout on Rossi. Leave this only to her family.
. Dogs are welcome to join the search but please keep them on the lead especially near the water and if you are searching anywhere in the surrounding hills where there is sheep.
. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear to keep yourselves warm and dry and it’s suppose to be cold and a bit wet as the day goes on.
. Make sure your phone is fully charged so you can report any sightings if need be.
. If you have one, carry a spare lead as Rossi was wearing a collar when she went missing.

I can’t stress this enough but we want everyone TO KEEP AWAY from the waters edge. It’s suppose to be a bit damp and wet tomorrow so we don’t want anyone clambering on slippery rocks near the water. We have experienced people that can search the water again if needed, we want no one tomorrow putting themselves in danger.

A huge thank you to everyone that can be part of tomorrow’s search. Please just keep us informed by commenting on this post what areas of the grid you will be covering.

Let’s keep everything crossed that with enough people helping tomorrow we will get good news ❤️

Contact numbers for Rossi sightings: 07702065256 or 07803737225"
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Further update from Dog Friendly Perthshire:
"***ROSSI UDATE, 27/02/19***

At 1:30am this morning a man sighted a dog matching Rossi’s description in a field at Bankfoot behind where close family members live.

Since we found out that news early today Rossi’s family, volunteers and drones have searched the area but haven’t sighted her.

Other volunteers today searched backroads and fields around Bankfoot and the Hermitage and MIGHT have spotted Rossi but it’s extremely difficult to confirm for sure. At 11am in an area called Meikle Obney, in the distance a animal yellow in colour was seen darting back in forth yellow in colour. It’s thought not to be a sheep but it was to far in the distance to confirm if it’s Rossi.

We are asking volunteers to still search around the Hermitage (along with the surrounding woods & countryside), Dunkeld, Birman and Bankfoot. If these two sightings were Rossi she could be running back and fourth to where she went missing and where family live in Bankfoot.

When it’s dark the options are limited to continue the searching. The family are trying a BBQ tonight along with camping out where the sighting was in Bankfoot so everything crossed for a result.

If you can continue helping with the search please do so cautiously as we don’t want to spook her, so no loud noises, shouting her name or whistles.

It’s frustrating we can’t confirm these sightings are Rossi for sure but it is all we have to go on at the moment.

Thank you again everyone for your ongoing support with reuniting Rossi with her family ❤️

07702 065256
07803 737225"
thedogfinder
I’ve updated my posts on twitter and instagram and tweeted a few local places in Bankfoot. Have stressed not to call or spook her. Paws crossed that this is her 🐾
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Dog Friendly Perthshire:
" ***ROSSI UDATE, POSSIBLE SIGHTING, 27/02/19***

At 1:30am this morning a man sighted a dog matching Rossi’s description in a field at Bankfoot behind where close family members live. We have only just got the news now but if there is anyone in the area that can help look in the fields and the surrounding areas of Bankfoot it would be a massive help. A drone is on route to also help search and her family are on route too.

If you can help with the search please do so cautiously as we don’t want to spook her, so no loud noises, shouting her name or whistles.

This is a possible sighting but it is all we have at the moment 🤞💕

07702 065256
07803 737225"
Missingpetsgb
Rossi update

If anyone has helped search in the last few days please could they visit this post https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1974336349356549&id=780635362059993&__tn__=-R
menaviana
any news today?
Mary
Are you still looking for Rossi? I live in Blairgowrie and could come over to Dunkeld for my afternoon dog walk. Is there any area you'd like me to look?
Missingpetsgb
Search launched for missing dog at Perthshire beauty spot… https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/835569/search-launched-for-missing-dog-at-perthshire-beauty-spot/?utm_source=twitter via @thecourieruk
thedogfinder
Sharing twitter and instagram. Have checked Rossi in to a few locations along the river - does it flow towards The Firth of Tay? Hoping that people in these areas ak know to look out for her if they see the post. I’ve got everything crossed for her and hope you’ll have news at first light. Keep strong 🐾
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Dog Friendly Perthshire FB page:
"***ROSSI UPDATE***

Hi everyone, I just wanted to update you regarding Rossi the missing lab who fell in the water at the Hermitage, Dunkeld.

Sadly she is still missing but as many people as possible in the area have been alerted and more people in the morning will be aware as phone calls and emails will be going out.

A couple of gentlemen who are experienced in canoyning will be going out with ropes tomorrow to check the river and waterfall.

Also a few experienced kayakers are going to search the river incase Rossi has been able to make it onto the river bed.

Weather depending, a gentleman is going to search the River with his drone tomorrow.

Rossi’s family and myself appreciate everyone’s help and support at this very difficult time. I will keep everyone posted with anymore news ❤️"

JEAN
Shared to Home Safe Dog UK x
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer, Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Have already shared an original FB post to DogLost Central Scotland.
Will add link & poster image to original and shared post.
Standard advice sheets will also be sent.
DogLostSarah - Twitter Co-ordinator & Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire
Details shared to DogLost.co.uk Facebook Group & Tweeted @DogLostUK x
https://twitter.com/DoglostUK/status/1099768646291898369
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Alerts sent to helpers in PH1,8,9,10.
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