Lost: Chihuahua In East Anglia (N7)

  • Dog ID 5213
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name BALOU OR LITTLE BOO
  • Gender & Breed Chihuahua
  • Age Adult
  • Colour
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 04 Jul 2006
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area N7
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 0207 700 0511 or 07961 156877
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 1398
  • BALOU OR LITTLE BOOPoster Image
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garthy
balou hurry safely home p.g.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PEARLY
SORRY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN REUNITED WITH YOU BABY YET (1YR YESTERDAY)GOOD POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO YOU BOTH- I HOPE YOU ARE REUNITED SOON- CHIN UP LORI, ALL THE BEST.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
me
THERE IS OFTEN ADULT CHIHAUHUAS FOR SALE ON THE EPUPZ WEBSITE (www.epupz.co.uk), AT THE MOMENT EVEN ONE WHO LOOKS A BIT LIKE BALOU (ABOUT PAGE THREE OF CHIHUAHAUS) ! I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD CHECK THESE SITES OFTEN COZ THEY SOMETIMES HAVE RATHER DODGY ADVERTS FOR DOGS WITH NO PAPERS AND LARGE SUMS OF MONEY BEING ASKED. GOOD LUCK XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Website Security
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Basil the Baby Boxer
Hello again! Still checking in and thinking of Little Boo. Am still searching in Camden and Regents Park when I can! Fingers crossed for good news soon. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
Lori any luck with the pm I sent?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
garthy
be safe dear Balou and hurry on home p.g.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
Sorry still nothing for you Lori. Don't forget poster the boat community if you haven't already, around Camden. Holiday time and lots of them going through the locks. They are great people. Fingers crossed for you, Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Marian
I have so much respect for you Lori. You have tried so hard for Balou. I look at my Sue and am so grateful that we got her back. Really hope you are soon reunited xxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Must say, slightly saddened that GMTV has brought nothing so far. But I still have high hopes for this week. The support from you doglovers and dogmissers is so important. Your friends often think your mad to keep on looking so thanks Garthy, Hugo, Mymarie, Bugs, Debs (tinkerbell) and of course Candy - you give so much to other people. And the more you give, the more unmistakable and umissable Dolly becomes. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
garthy
hurry home Balou p.g.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
hugo
Hang on in there - keep going she is out there somewhere. Unfortunately it is now becoming trendy to have a little dog like this in a designer bag. It is a ridiculous trend started by so called celebrities. Unfortunately I don't live in your area to help but will certainly keep a look out. Keep your chin up. You've got to keep going for her sake. I know this sounds obvious and I know you will have done it - local kennels etc. This is a busy time of year and it may be a shot in the dark but to see if anyone has put her in whilst going away. Good luck.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mymarie
this must be a nightmare for you,i have a little chihuahua,she's my baby and i cant bare to think of her being stolen from me. i got my girl from the lady who has just had her four girls stolen from west mids on sat, these people should be jailed for the same amount of time as a child kidnapper would get. iv printed your poster off and il put it up in all the places i pass.stay positive and strong.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Really hope Balou is home very soon.xxxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Tinkerbell went missing 12th May with her companion who is home but was sold on from a dog groomers??n Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
So sorry for you debs and tinks. It's awful, isn't it? I still dream about Little Boo nearly every night. What date did Tinks go missing?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
debsandtinks
im hoping boo is home soon. i know how you must be feeling, my chi tinks is still missing too. good luck xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks for all your support. I wish I'd said more clearly on GMTV that whoever has bought her just needs to tell Doglost or the police and I'll give them whatever they paid for her. I don't want to cause any more pain or trouble to anyone. I just want her to be home. Let's hope her new owner twigs. I'll go anywhere to collect her.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Rachel
This is so hard for you, but hoping so much that you get Balou home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jackie
hoping that your nightmare will soon be over all the very bestLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
bekka and helen
Saw u on GMTV this morning. surely now someone knows jst where she is.GOOD LUCK. Fom Lady's owners.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
Little Boo is well known in London now with all the posters and now TV pictures, hope it brings her whereabouts to light very soon and you are reunited Lori. Best wishes, Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Eve
Saw both slots on GMTV - well done. I so hope it brings Balou and many others back where they belong.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tori
Come home soon to your Mum little Balou, hope she is safe and well wherever she isxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Well done Lori great piece on balou and lots of clear pics of her shown, lets hope someone recognises her! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Angelita
Well done both of you, let's hope whoever has her does the right thing, come home soon Balou, your mum needs you xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Lori, just seen both you and Jayne on GMTV, you did really well and I hope now that if little Boo is in Camden that whoever has her realises and you have her back soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
garthy
dear Balou hurry home and be safe p.g.xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jules
May not post but I do keep checking on here and wishing you good luck for tomorrow.Really want to see Balou in the blue soon.JxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doggroomer
Haven't posted on Balou's page for a while but still look in. Good luck with the new lead. Blue would be a much better colour for your baby. ChrisLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DonnaB
Oh my goodnes, what a heart renching story. This is also the first time I have read about Balou, and I am soooo praying that this lead turns out to be your girl. I have everything crossed for you Lori, and am hoping to soon read on here, the story of how you got you baby Balou back. Stay safe little one and hurry home soon. xx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Good luck tomorrow Lori, let's hope the police can take some action soon and this nightmare will be over for you. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BrodieMurphy
Lori, this is the first time I have read about Little Boo, not long discovered Dog Lost but on it every day now. I really feel for you coz I know how much I would be suffering but please, please don't give up. Waiting to see how this new lead turns out and praying that its positive. Thoughts are with you, stay as strong as you have been. We're all on your side and you have everyone's support. Hope you're home safe and soon beautiful xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tracyr
come home safe sweeti xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doglover123
I do hope you can get your baby back. It is true what you said she needs her mum. my best wishes to you and fingers crossed. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
The owners of Balou will be featured on tomorrows GMTV at 6.15am and 7.40am. Please help this girl get home to her mum.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Look out for woner on GMTV tomorrow morning!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks to Sue and Pat! I have a strong lead and am waiting for the police to respond to new information. I this dog is mine, and I'm almost 100% sure she is, this could all be over very soon. If she's not my dog, well, I will be needing your help! Fingers crossed! Sue - I'm just about to talk to Jayne about the Westie.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
SueW
I have only just come across this forum, having registered as a helper a few months after Little Boo went missing. Having read the threads from the beginning - oh Jayne I wish I had been on here when you were looking for help and had to come down. I'd have been there before you got in the car. I have pm'd Lori and offered my help now. One thing that jumps to mind, having been through Camden on the canal, have you put word to the resident boat owners along there Lori. If you head back toward the Portobella area along the tow path you will find lots of permanent and visting moorings. Knowing the boating community I am sure they will willingly put posters in their windows and keep an eye out. Worth a go if you haven't already. If I think of anything else I will let you know. All the best, Sue xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Pat Ross
Hi Lori I live in North London, if I can help please let me know, Good Luck, take care little Balou, you need to be home. Pat & the PapsLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
to colliemad, basil and candy and everyone else who's still helping me find my dog - I thank you. I think I'll get her back home - she might be in a right old state - but I think she's in Camden. Not far. And I think the person who has her could return her back to me and I'd pay some money. She's my little girl and I think he probably knows now that she's stolen and needs to be at home again. But of course he loves her - anyone would. But she misses her mum, he knows that, and he could make a little dog very happy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Heard you on Radio 5 live with Jayne tonight Lori, you made some really good points and got the message across. Well done. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Colliemad
Lori, I saw you on the programme and I think you're amazing!! We can all tell how upset and devoted to Balou you are and even for those who aren't members of DogLost you could tell just by your face. Don't let anyone make you feel bad, I didn't think it made you sound as if you didn't love Balou, if anything I was crying because I could feel your pain at losing little Balou!!! Stay strong, I hope its not much longer now before she's home. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BC
Come home soon Balou, youve been gone far to long, stay safe little girl, hope we see you in the Blues soon!!! xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks so much Cavlady. Messages like yours keep me going! And caring like yours will be what brings her home eventually, I'm sure.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks for your messages. I got a phone call tonight from someone who was very upset that I said on TV I'd never get another chihuahua as tho I didn't love my dog. But of course they cut off the previous bit where I said I'd do anything to get my dog back and you love your dog, not its breed. And I said that all kinds of dogs are stolen, but anything that makes your dog more desireable to other people, like trends, should be avoided because it's so painful to lose your dog. And they cut out all the people I mentioned including Dolly's Directive and Doglost - so sorry. I just hope it did more good than harm.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bulliemom (Ollies Mom)
Lori, saw the programme. You did good. Fantastic coverage for Balou and great shots of the DL posters. And bless you for comforting the girl (forget her name) who got so upset at hearing your story. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
CavLady
Some of us don't always post on your page, but we do care and feel for you and Balou. Saw you on BBC 1 programme. My heart still goes out to you. Balou is out there somewhere, maybe someone seeing the programme will come forward.......I do hope so Balou has been away too long now, take care xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Just saw Lori on BBC's I Want it Now program.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Balou IS featured in this weeks issue of Love it magazine.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Still thinking of little Balou and you Lori, hope she is home with you soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Lori, people may not post all the time but they constantly look at updates on Balous page. I know it is hard to stay strong and those of us who have lost babes know that we aren't strong most of the time but we have strong moments and that is when we achieve things. Boo is waiting for you to find her. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hi again, sorry to hear how sad you are, but lots of people on here have lost their babies and know exactly how you feel, so probably best to keep checking for the support and messages? FYI there is an older man with grey hair who has a small blonde chi I have seen him walking in Camden/Regents Park twice now I haven't been able to get close enough to see the sex but I'll keep you updated if I can. I always check Balou's messages hoping to see some good news! One day soon. BBxxx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks everyone for continuing support. I've not been OK, really. I don't know if anyone can understand this, but I got to the point that I found it hard to check all the mails and sites. It's the worst thing to stop doing, but it's hard to deal with disappointment all the time. I hoped I'd be stronger for longer. Anyway, now on anti-depressants and back on email and so grateful that other people have not forgotten my little dog who so misses me and being home. Your help is amazing and we might just get her home. Lori xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I'm from the Swindon area too Bubblymintyaero. Perhaps the lush forumite would like to get in touch sometime. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bubblymintyaero
A Lush forumite has emailed the vet letter to all the vets in her area (Swindon).Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bubblymintyaero
I just sent you an email, Lori, but just to say I've publicised (again) on the Chihuahua People Forum, and also on the Lush Cosmetics Forum, which has a vast following of people from all walks of life and it's very busy there too. Keep safe, Balou, my love - there are lots of us here waiting to meet you when you get back xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
yes let's hope so. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
One of Owners freinds had her Chi stolen today-just back after money was paid. Hopefully the publicity this may attract will help Baluh with some more publicity.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Hi Lori, is there anything happening at the moment, hope you are ok. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Sorry you haven't had any news Lori - I really hope she's back with you very soon RxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Hi Lori, just caught up on Balous page, have been really busy lately and have not been on Doglost for very long each day, just checked the basics so to speak. Really sorry there has been no more positive news on your baby. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PEARLY
HI LORI no problem i'm just sorry that these lead to nothing still my friends say i've got a sharp eye so rest assured i will keep them peeled for your little girl all the best pearl.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
BRIGHTON CHIHUAHUA - spotted by Pearly's mother and a couple who are from North London but remembered the posters. THIS IS NOT MY DOG. She is called Bambi and is owned by a slightly elderly couple who take her to Somerfields every Monday. The London couple very kindly asked questions and sent me a pic. And it's not Little Boo. But thanks again Pearly and the couple who remembered the posters and rang.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
PEARLY - thanks so much for continuing to look out for Balou. You are so kind. The Regents Park dog with the Asian looking lady is indeed a dog, not a bitch and doesn't look entirely dissimilar to Little Boo. Sounds like she was also looking at you just in case! Hope you don't take this wrongly. Ideally, I'd like to have a map of where our sandy, shorthaired chihuahuas are all over the country so that I'd know which are not my beloved Boo. About to post about Brighton seperately. thanks again!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PEARLY
HI LORI just thought you like to know i think i saw the regents park chihuahua (sighted with a chinese women in january) i spotted it or rather she spotted us as we were walking our girls out of the area of the park via the exit at the back of london zoo she live in a small block of flats 2nd floor with a black, looks like a border collie , we looked at her for a full five minutes as she barked at my boo boo and alothough i've never seen balou in the flesh this dog looked happy and confident and seemed to be good friend and the boss of the border collie also slightly stocky in build .pearl .Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks Candy, Roz and Pearly. Have been a bit lax due to trying to keep my job! Thanks for alert to Vichy - haven't yet found her on the site - what date was she posted? PEARLY - second sighting in BRIGHTON. Anyone able to help down there, please call me on 07961 156 877. Be in touch soon, Candy.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Hi Lori, hope all is well with you and your quest to find little Boo. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Still thinking of Balou - hope you find her very soon Lori XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PEARLY
hi lori pearl here couldn't help noticing that a chihuahua on this site called vichy was stolen from the back garden in east london much the same as little boo maybe you could contact them as to the circumstances it seems they got her back after a few days Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Hello NiK. Yes, shame about Crufts. I was in touch with the BBC too and they replied to my mail, but seemed not to have read it. They just kind of sent their condolences... Which is not what we want - WE WANT HELP - don't we? Anyway, this Bark in the Park thing is worth following up on and I'm going to see if they'll consider uniting. I don't see why they shouldn't as I think that they want to raise money for assistance dogs and we want to raise awareness and certain issues and get Dolly's Directive signed. So should be a happy marriage, no?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
ANOTHER POSSIBLE SIGHTING IN CHELSEA. Anyone there who could talk to and poster vets would be great. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens have been quite well postered, but there are a lot of private gardens around there, so vets and petshops would be great. I don't think I can get there until weekend of 18th March. So any help....!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
The BBC and Animal Planet determine what they cover. Crufts organisers are not interested in what they regard as periphery and will be keen to push activities which promote their sponsors. Had DogLost been at Crufts, then it would have been in a better position to push the issue. Hopefully that will change for next year.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Hello Basil! Yes, I can't understand why Crufts which is the Kennel Club has not picked up on all the recent press. Can anyone name a national press organisation that hasn't featured this in the last 2 months? (TV, radio, newspapers - usually thanks to Doglost) Amid the daily news, they find this issue worth reporting and yet the Kennel Club, whose audience is SO specific, will not use its national and international TV audience to address the subject. Astounding. Must it take another year for them to react? We already know that this is the fastest increasing crime in the UK. Let's not get stuck on those who should and don't. Bark in the Park was announced on Crufts. I think it's a fundraiser for assistance dogs and there's no reason that DOGS AGAINST THEFT shouldn't unite with them.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
I saw last night that one of the 'hero' dogs that you could vote for was a Dogslost dog?! I have to say that some of the features they had on last night would have been better replaced with someone on the sofa talking about these issues! Good luck! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks Candy and Basil. Truth is, a bit frustrated that Crufts haven't done more. There is a stand there, but Dolly's Directive is so much more powerful about the real issues. It's late in the day, and I have already tried, but I'll try again to get me and Candy on the telly. With so much coverage from mainstream media, I am gobsmacked that Crufts won't do more.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
hope you a\re getting on ok lori, hope ba\lou is home with you soon.Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hello again, how is your search going? Fellow North London dog owner sends her love! xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Doglost would like to remind everyone that this is a free site and we do not allow it to be used to promote any services for which a fee is charged. This includes fee-paying sites and also any person who asks for money to help find your dog. Please will anyone who is contacted by someone promoting a paid service notify the Doglost office. This is a general notice which we are putting on all threads. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Hi Lori the sighting in Brighton sounds very plausible - sorry I'm nowhere near but i'm sure we must have some Dog Lost helpers in Brighton? Maybe you could contact Dog Lost and ask them to email Balou's details to the local helpers in Brighton? I'm sure you've already thought of this. You are doing everything you can and more to get Balou back if anyone deserves to be reunited it's you. Keep going - thinking of you Rx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
REWARD - Just to say that if you think you might have Little Boo, especially if you are looking at this site and KNOW that you have her, the reward is completely genuine and can be arranged through either Doglost or through Pethunters. Please don't be afraid to come forward. There is also ?100 for information leading to her return.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
BRIGHTON - Jemma from chihuahua.meetup.com has done lots of postering in London and is mailing petshops in Brighton and the vets that don't have email. THANKS SO MUCH, Jemma. I've been in touch with the police and the dog warden. Anyone 'on the ground' in Brighton would be great! Lori Thanks to everyone who has been helping with posters and dogspotting. xxx Lori and Little Boo - we'll get you home!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
POSSIBLE SIGHTING - BRIGHTON. A lady has been going to Somerfields in St James St every Monday in the last month with a dog like Little Boo. The dog has only appeared since Little Boo was stolen. I have contacted the store and Pethunters have emailed all the vets. Any Dogspotters in Brighton?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Dear Zoe, Balou and I are so glad that you have become a Dogspotter! Thank you so much for looking out for her. I know that she is very keen to come home. I have been told by people who have found their dogs that it is very often children who find them. It's because children like you ALWAYS notice dogs and grown-ups don't always pay attention (except your mum). If you hear of anyone with a New Dog like Balou. It might be her! It's so nice to know that you are looking out for her too. When she comes home, we could meet in the park so that she can say thanks to you herself! Lots of love, LoriLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
IDENTIFICATION OF SIMILAR DOGS IN NORTH LONDON - Dear Basil the Baby Boxer and all North London Dogspotters, I've just met up with Pearly. She lives not far from me and so does a man with blonde curly hair who owns the sister of her dog. Both of them are in Camden regulary. I'd love to also meet the man with the other dog so that I can describe it more fully, but basically BOTH CHIHUAHUAS are the same colour as Balou, but much heavier and with much thicker necks. The one owned by Pearly has a much thicker tail. To see more pics of Balou who was only 1.5kg when stolen (3-4lbs) see www.rickster.org.uk/boo THANKS SO MUCH TO PEARLY FOR MEETING ME!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Rel
This was my little girl Zoe. We live in Holloway so she is very familiar with Balou through your posters and being a real dog's lover, she is very touched by your story (and so am I). She used to ask me to read what was written on the posters everytime we passed one! She has also mentionned Balou to a lot of her friends and I realised that people know about her so you are doing the right thing Loti! Please be sure that you have our full support on this, we are bearing her in mind everytime we step out! I had a dog stolen myself when I was a little girl so can relate in some way to your story. Really really hope she will be back home soon or later. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Rel
I am very sorry that you lost your dog, I promise I am going to look out for Balou every day, she is very cute and I hope you will be with her soon. kisses from zoexxxxxxxxxxxxx(a 5 years-old little girl who lives in Holloway) Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Glad you've had some leads and have help in the Camden area - I do hope you are reunited with Balou very soon Rxxx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hi again, No need to call the others I think, if the one I called has a similar dog on the books it could explain the Camden sighting away. It would only be worth calling all in the area if none had one registered which would make that sighting suspicious. However, I am in Camden all weekend and will take my camera with me just in case I see anything. Continued good luck!!! x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Amazing work, Basil! Thanks for phoning the Beaumont! I'll call the others too unless you already have - thanks so much. I've also had great results from the Dog Warden in the Harpenden area - first response I've had from any warden at all. So that area is almost covered. Thanks so much!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hi again, just called the Beaumont and the do have an adult sandy Chi bitch on their books! Still who knows? I'll continue looking while out.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hi again, we live in Camden - always going for walks around here! Am still keeping my eyes open. Local Vets inc. The Beaumont Hospital on Royal College St and the Abbey Vets on Prince of Wales Road. A lovely dog like Balou will stick out like a sore thumb around Camden tube! Continued good luck with the search. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
ANOTHER SIGHTING IN CAMDEN. Anyone out there who is near the tube or the Lock? Anyone who could call the vets and see if they have a similar dog on the books in that area so that I can discount it? Do let me know. I'm so busy with police reports and trying to follow up the Hertfordshire sighting, but will be in Camden tomorrow night anyway. Any help would be great. Anyone looking now who has my Little Boo or knows anything, there is a genuine ?100 for information and a real ?2,000 for her return, with no police and no questions through either doglost or pethunters. We desperatley miss her and she wants to come home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Well done today Lori on the Wright Stuff, chanel five. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
I'm glad you've had some leads and that it went well today. I hope Balou is found safely very soon. RxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
2 POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS! Camden - again - with a man and again between the tube station and the canal. I'll put up more MISSING posters, but possibly not until Wednesday. Another in north/mid HERTFORSHIRE. Approx postcode AL4, area around Wheathampstead. I'm contacting pubs and clubs, a guesthouse and the vets, but a call from anyone who knows the area would really help me. I'm changing my poster campaign back to MISSING rather than STOLEN as I'm sure she will have changed hands by now. Any help, most appreciated, as always. DOGS AGAINST THEFT - was great, a seedling of a bigger project, thanks to the Chihuahau Meetup for hosting. See other N7 posting for more... Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
How did it go today?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
I do hope that you come tomorrow and that if you can't, you let your doggy or dogless concerned friends know so that they can comeLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Justlou - I love your list. Thanks so much and fingers crossed for Dolly 6.2.05 and Jake 21.10.05 too and thanks for adopting us - Lori xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
justlou
No problem Lori :-) I will do whatever i can to help find Boo......i've made it my mission this year to find Dolly 6.2.05 and Jake 21.10.05 and now i've added little Boo to my list :-) Take care. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Still thinking of you and Little Boo. Really hope you get some good news very soon. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
would love to come Sunday Lori, but unfortunately I have a prior commitment that I can't get out of. Really hope lots of people will support you on this. Let's hope the weather is ideal for people to take their dogs out in. Could I be cheeky and ask you to get lots of signatures for Dolly's Directive. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Justlou - you're an angel. Thanks so much. I'm concentrating on vets (re allergy) and Doggroomer is checking rescues and when you feel a bit defeated, this help really gets you going again. I've checked with the Chihuahua Meetup people and Sunday's meetup is now open to all dogs and dogowners who want to show their anger at dog theft and napping. PLEASE COME EVERYBODY! Hyde Park Bandstand 1pm this Sunday. There may well be press there. Purpose is to build on recent press, say this crime is rife and it is cruel and despicable. Vets need to be more aware and buy your dog through proper channels. Bring dogs and friends!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
justlou
Even though i'm miles away from you, i'm looking for Boo....i check all the free ad sites, loot, etc everyday. Take care. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thanks Roz and Candy and Justlou. Just wish someone would come forward for the reward money and this could all be over... Keep up the search - vets are crucial as long as no one hands her back. I promise to be a good dog detective when my drama is over!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Well done today Lori, it couldn't have been easy for you. Come on Balou where are you? Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
I saw you on the news today. I'm so pleased Dog lost is getting so much publicity and Balou - surely this will bring her home very soon - I do hope so. thinking of you Rx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
justlou
I saw the news today.....lets hope this brings little Boo home. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Look out for the ITV National Lunchtime news tomorrow (Wed 15th, 12.30pm running about 12.40) for a piece on Doglost and showing Little Boo's poster and the reward which is now ?2,000 thanks to www.livepetshop.co.uk. And LBC did a spot today which a dogspotter alerted me to, so I rang up she got a little plug on there. Still fighting the good fight with all your help. And well done Jayne - amazing media you're doing!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
All the Chihuahaus at Second Chance in Scotland have been safely claimed. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Have mailed you privately as well - it's quite easy just go to the search section and select Chi's and select lost - there are about 15 lost Chi's but there isn't a seperate category for long haired ones. Come home safely Balou! RxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doggroomer
Thought it was a long shot but will keep my eyes peeled for any more. ChrisLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
hoping you get something positive on Balou soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Just look up the breed under the lost section and it comes up with all the lost Chi's. I hope you find Balou soon. Still thinking of you RxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
checked out as long-haired chis - anyone know how to get on to other owners.. Just look down the list?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
can't find it - can anyone help with a link or phone number?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
on to it now, chris - fingers crossed! thanks!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doggroomer
I know this is a very long way away but Second Chance rescue in Scotland have just taken in 3 chi's and are waiting for another one. As dogs in rescues tend to get moved around the country, it's worth checking up on. There aren't any photos on yet but are listed on dogpages 'dogs needing homes north'. ChrisLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Hello Basil the Baby Boxer! In Regent's Park there is a young woman who is Chinese or Japanese looking with an English accent, who has 2 Chis, one long-haired and the other looks a bit like mine but is a dog, not a bitch. But please, do keep a look-out! If you see her, you might remind her of our plight, but hers are hers, we've checked in the manner of a SWAT team. Latest possible sightings are Kensington W8, N1 between Angel and Kings X, N16 by Clissold Park, Devon/Cornwall area. But, as ever, Little Boo, our Balou, could be anywhere. Thanks for keeping the faith that we'll get her home! She's waiting for me.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Dear Pearly, Can we meet? I see that my posters in this area are being torn down all the time, and I've checked with the council and it's not them. So I don't want to give up round here, and I have to keep on asking local individuals to look out for her, so if we meet and I see your ladies, I can explain that neither of your dogs are mine. Please let's meet. You're nearby, but I've never met your dogs. What about Sunday at 2pm outside Waitrose in Holloway Road? And yes, the Chihuahau meet on 19th Feb is for all chihuahua owners and we're hoping that a big turnout will attract TV and make chihuahau (gucci handbag but harder to come by) theft something that's so risky, no one will bother trying any more. Hope to hear from you, please ring 07961 156 877.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
PEARLY
HI LORI JUST FELT I HAD TO DROP YOU A LINE I HAVE A FAWN CHIHUAHUA NAMED BEULAH ALSO AKA LITTLE BOO AND I LIVE ABOUT THREE STREETS FROM YOU AND VIRTUALLY EVERYDAY A COUPLE OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME IF SHE IS THE DOG ON THE POSTER OR IF HER SISTER (WHICH MY FRIEND OWNS) IS BALOU SO PEOPLE ARE TAKING NOTICE OF YOUR POSTER ITS REALLY WORRIED US AS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT US LIKE WE'VE GOT A ROLEX WATCH ON A LEAD BUT I REALLY FEEL FOR YOU AND LOOK FOR HER EVERY TIME I TAKE MY LADIES FOR A WALK IS THIS HYDE PARK THING A OWNERS CLUB THING OR SOMETHING I'M GOING TO TRY AND BE THERE GOOD LUCK MLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Basil the Baby Boxer
Hi, is North London still of interest? We live in NW1 and will be in Regents Park all over the weekend. Sorry to hear this has been going on so long for you! Basil and MummyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
No helpers at all have come through. I'm just back from Kensignton W8. If anyone is out there, please help or be in touch. Any help is very much appreciated even if it's a confirmation that this sighted dog is not Balou.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Glad you've had a sighting. I hope Balou is back safely ASAP!!! RxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
Hope lots of helpers come forward for you and Balou is home soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
thanks so much to PATTY from canineconcepts.co.uk The link to Little Boo looks great and so thanks very, very much. STEF, you are brilliant! POSSIBLE SIGHTING!!! Kensington, London W8 on evening 6th Feb. Corner of Marloes Road and Lexham Gardens, girl in early to mid-twenties, about 5ft 8 with dark blonde straight shoulder length hair, high heels, getting out of a boyfriend's car. Spotter (from posters) described Balou exactly including her smallness - about 5.5 inches at the shoulder and max 8 inches in the body. I can't start hanging out there until Thurs night, so any help from spotters in that area would be fantastic to try to find an address.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Another thought do you have community forums,church sites or neighbourhood watch sites you can also post on?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Lori-I have just been on the website-good for you-thats the way to go-spreading the word.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks Patty!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Patty
Hi there, we usually don't post photos of missing dogs in our website but after Stefanie's email we were taken by Boo's appeal and have added a link to Balou's website in our homepage. www.canineconcepts.co.uk Wishing Balou will be found soon. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
It was lovely to speak to you the other evening, I really hope you get positive news on Balou soon. Dolly 6.2.05 (1 year missing today)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
original post from seeking balou removed - and reposted as this: Any more sightings in N16? Yes, please, do register the amount as ?1,000. As long as vets and the police/law don't do anything for victims of pet thievery, I don't see what other choice we have but to just deal directly, with cash. I want my nightmare and Little Balou's terror to end as soon as possible. And I pray that the moment comes soonest. When it does, i have some Security People who will come with me to make sure that if I leave without my cash, I do also leave with my dog! As long as there is no other option, I think this is the most sensible way to get your dog back. If it comes to that. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Hi Chris - thanks for your concern. What do you think I should remove? I believe I have kept back enough to know if it's her or a hoax. You could still help by phoning or emailing your local vets! There's been quite a lot of publicity down here and perfectly possible she's quite far away.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doggroomer
I'm in the Midlands so cannot help in the search, though I'll watch out in my area. Please be careful about the amount of information you put on site and Balou's web-page as thieves can also access the info. Some info is best kept quiet. ChrisLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Officially... on the position of rewards, we do not advocate the encouragement of anything seen as a ransom. However, we readily recognise that any owner, ourselves included, would rather cut off our right arms and pay our last penny in the world to get our pets home. We therefore never say to any owner not to do what they want to do. Please do let me know if you want me to alter the poster on here to reflect the new reward, so more posters can go up.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
I'm not sure what Dog Lost would advise about advertising the increase in reward money but maybe as you are certain she was stolen, the poster should be ammended to say this. Of course it's not a case of condoning money exchanging hands but I think you just want your baby back and that is the priority. I pray you get her back safely very soon. Rxxx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
hoping Balou is home soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Possible sighting Stoke Newington Church St, N16. Tall elderly, white-haired man wearing a barbour, walking one sandy/champagne chihuahua and one black and white - both short-haired. Friday 27th Jan at 8.15am. I'll get on to the local vets there... Reward now ?1,000. Truly desperate... She'll be so frightened.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Still thinking of Balou - hope she is found safely ASAP!!! RxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
I live in Acton , if you need to help I will , Also keep my opens for her around parks around here Gunesburry etc, I really hope you get her back soon. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Angelita
I saw it, a good article, also today on Radio One I heard them mention dog theftLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
I so it Jayne, a good article I thought, well thought out and not sensationalised. Let's hope it brings Balou home and hopefully many more dogs. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Has anyone seen the article featuring Balou in todays Observer?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Elephant and Castle is another hoax, sadly. Back to Regent's Park, then!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
A little girl in Elephant and Castle claims to have been given her 2 days ago. Left a mobile number that is switched off... Didn't sound like the other hoax calls. Maybe I'm just desperate! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Jules
Fingers crossed for this little girlie - this all sounds promising ! JxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner has gone to regents park today to make enquiries. Balou is also featured in 2 local papers coming out today and tomorrow and hopefully will also be featured in the Sunday Observer!!! Come on Balou-come home!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Regents Park, London. Possible sighting Saturday 21st Jan, around 11am. Little woman, from a distance perhaps Chinese, maybe in her 50s. With someone else who had a furry dog.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Have just got back from London-as Dee says they did not call back-yet-What scum! The good news is I spotted posters all over the place at Kings cross station-infact everywhere we went so the dog will obviously be too hot too handle-also when I was with owner the local paper rang as they had also seen all the posters and want to do an article-so it is not all negative.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
CavLady
Stay positive, and keeping everything crossed that Balou is home real soon. Take care xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
The guy didn't call back :o(Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Hope all goes well. SueLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bulliemom (Ollies Mom)
Take care - and fingers crossed for you Balou xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Luci's Owner
Good luck!! Hang on Balou...x x (Luci 28.1.05)Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostSherlock Bones Police Liaison Co-ordinator
Will keep an eye out.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Please other mods keep an eye on the site thanks-available on my mobile.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
I AM ON MY WAY DOWN TO lONDON!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner has just had a call asking for money-they say they will call back-if anyone locally can help please call owner-who is obviously upset.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Yes please-posters up would be helpful-especially around the tube stations. Thanks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
loubbylou
I live in camden......can I help? possibly with posters around residential areas??.....Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Alerted.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Have ammended poster and e mailed to local helpers in the area. Get some posters up in Camden high street and market areas. My friend has a shop there and will phone her now to spread the word amongst the market traders.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Ben & Buddy's owner
I really hope Balou is home soon. I can assure you that registering with Doglost is an amazing insight in to what happens to our pets, but it also reassures you that there are some pretty amzing people out there who'll all be looking out for Balou and the other missing dogs. Get as much publicity as you can and put those posters everywhere. Hope Balou is back home with you soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Possible sighting. Friday 20th Jan, 1.30pm, Kentish Town Road, NW1. With a tall man, tanned, greyish short curly hair, denim jacket.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
cammycissna
She breaks my heart, what a cutie-pie!...Come home soon Balou. Stay safe and warm.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
seeking balou
Thank you so much everyone for you interest and support. Now we know that planning went into her 'disappearance'. I've thought of some of Balou's distinctive features that might help identify her: her allergy makes her rub her eyes, she snorts and she stick out her tongue when relaxed. I'm amazed by you people and am now a member and hope I can help someone else and their dog.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Ruthcav
Come home soon little oneLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bulliemom (Ollies Mom)
What a cutie - hope you're home soon. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Candy
hope Balou is found soon. Dolly 6.2.05Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
CavLady
I do hope Balou is home safe and sound real soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bugs
Hope Balou is home very soon.xxxxxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
tracyr
come home safe sweeti xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
justlou
Come home soon Balou. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
melli
hurry home balou xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Ooh how cute is she, please come home soon Balou keep safe little one. XXLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
roz
Hope Balou is back safely with her owners very soon. rxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Hannah
What a beautiful girl come home soon Balou xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner can be contacted on 07961 156877 or 0207 700 0511.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Photo on site and local helpers have been e mailed.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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