Reunited: Brindle Collie Cross Female

  • Dog ID 60167
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 19 Nov 2013
  • Name DORA REUNION DAY
  • Gender & Breed Female Collie Cross (Spayed)
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Brindle
  • Marks & Scars white chest,white nose stripe and white tail tip
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 10 Nov 2013
  • Where Lost Marton area, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  • Lost In Region East Anglia
  • Lost In Post Area DN21
  • Date Reunited 07 May 2014
  • Other Info Dora is wearing a black harness. There is a £100 reward for her safe return.
  • Phone 1 07521163490
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Lucy Rolfe
  • Views 13594
  • DORA REUNION DAYPoster Image
  • DORA REUNION DAYExtra Image

 

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Ellie
Dora's story is featured in the DogLost Safe and Sound column of the January edition of Dogs a Today magazine, out now
Unknown
Superb!!!! Thrilled that Dora is back home safe and well and WELL DONE to everyone involved. That was a truly long haul rescue and you should all be congratulated for your perseverance and patience. FANTASTIC JOB :)
Neighbark
I do so love a happy ending.....and I can't WAIT for Ray to go and catch Oscar in Cornwall!
WELL DONE EVERYONE INVOLVED !
AlisonH
Here is the link to the Grimsby Telegraph article about Dora. http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Owner-t-wait-reunited-missing-dog-Dora/story-21082655-detail/story.html
ClaireC
What a great photo Ray and Dora looks pretty good as well!. Look forward to seeing you with Oscar. Once again well done xx
stephen.hulme66
dora now home and settled in front of fire many many thanks to julier and ray for there efforts carnt thank them enough xxxxxxxx
AlisonH
Thanks for the update Ray. You are a wonderful, kind and caring man. Hope Dora settles back in with Stephen. Must correct you though it was Julia that did all the ground work I just manned the phones and updated the sites.
Unknown
Thanks for the update Rayl always there when needed:-)xx
BBKM
Fantastic update and can't wait to see the photos. Well done everyone.

I too wish I could go to Cornwall and help trap Oscar, hope you can do it Ray ;-)
Goldenfrodo
Thanks for updating us Ray xx

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could catch Oscar. If anybody can do it, then you can x
DebsAndGreg
Glad Dora is back safe, well done Ray and all involved. Yes be great if Ray helps get Oscar and as Spindle says there will be one hell of a party
Spindle
What lovely photos and story so pleased for Dora and grateful to Ray and everyone else involved. Please do the same for Oscar, there will be a hell of a party when hes caught that's for sure. Welcome home Dora.
RAYDEDICOAT
well today is going to be special.. NINJA who,s done most for this delightfull dog, has located Steve who is dora,s original rescuer and owner ,he paid for her to be spayed, vaccinated etc to allow her to enter Great Britain,lastyear. unfortunatly on november 10th 2013 (fireworks) i bet, she escaped..living off roadkill, anything tasty washed up on MABLETHORPE - CLEETHORPE and DONNA NOOKE BEACHES and covering miles she finally settled for the very busy THORPE PARK holiday site in Cleethorpes.. NINJA, AND ALISON,did all the ground work to enable daughter EMMA and i to set up one of my larger traps, which worked brilliantly after she was fed on a regular basis by NINJA, alias julia and her son jordan,Tuesday evening 11-47pm she was caught,no problem at all.. i leave the dog that ive caught in the trap for a little while to realise it is caught in there by it,s own GREED, i havent chased it in there , i havent demanded it goes in there, then i am the goodie who gets it out of that situation; obviously with the utmost care and trust not to get chewed up!! i bleed the same as anyone else...WELLsunday will be re-uniting day,, with video,s camera,s and lots of tissues it will be very interesting.. 7months is a long time in a dogs life.. as with POPPY sheltie, NEENE saluki,and numerous others i,ve been involved with; they soon come round and show how greatfull they are!! i will keep you good people posted on how it goes.. my next challenge is to help capture poor OSCAR down in cornwall , lovely owners who have never given up on him, we holiday all round pl30 st tudy ,bodmin,delabole,wadebridge, and that little monkey has been out 3YEARS bless him.. and you will see once caught he will revert back to being the loving dog he was, might even be more loving..watch this space!! the main problem with all these dogs is that the only way they are happy is by coming to life at night and very early mornings..and why they TOTALY switch off from people even their beloved owners i will NEVER know. but with the helpers and DOG LOST UK it should,nt go on too long....
AlisonH
Ray is looking after Dora for a few days and he says she is doing well and has got a lovely nature. He has removed her harness and although the hair has worn away underneath it there are no abrasions on the skin just lots of debris in her coat that needs to be groomed out.
AlisonH
And a great big thanks to you too ninja for all your hard work and dedication over the last few months.Last edited: 2014-05-08 22:42:30 by AlisonH
Ninja - Area Volunteer, Lincolnshire
For those on FB if you go on the doglost lincolnshire page i have just loaded some pics of her den, that i took before i cleared it up tonight, Many thank to Ray for his help etc and as i said to him at the time, it was great to meet him but i hope i never have to see him again ;)
ClaireC
Great teamwork. Well done xx
Unknown
Love the reunited pic of Dora the Explorer:-). Stay close now where you will be safe okay?
Shereen
Ow GAWD ......just pinked myself TWICE!......What I was trying to say is well done Julia and Ray!!! You made my day!xxxx

Welcome Back Dora XXXX
Shereen
Only just seen this! What brilliant news!! Well done Ray AND Julia....Brilliant work!!!........that's made my day!!!
Shereen
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Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Well done to Julia for being so determined but patient! Yet another success for Ray.. well done that man! As for Dora, she looks like she's looked after herself well and hopefully she will appreciate not being on the run any more.
silver
Sorry folks - don't know why that happened.
Tobys Mum
wow, terrific news. She looks remarkable considering how long she has been fending for herself. Stay safe now Dora and enjoy having your dinners brought to you now and a comfy bed at night.Well done Ray and team Dora xxxx
silver
Fantastic news - just hope Dora the Explorer appreciates being caught and will now enjoy all the doggy comforts in life. Well done Julia and Ray and welcome home Dora x
silver
Fantastic news - just hope Dora the Explorer appreciates being caught and will now enjoy all the doggy comforts in life. Well done Julia and Ray and welcome home Dora x
silver
Fantastic news - just hope Dora the Explorer appreciates being caught and will now enjoy all the doggy comforts in life. Well done Julia and Ray and welcome home Dora x
silver
Fantastic news - just hope Dora the Explorer appreciates being caught and will now enjoy all the doggy comforts in life. Well done Julia and Ray and welcome home Dora x
Goldenfrodo
What fantastic news x Well done to everyone and once again the brilliant Ray works his magic. Stay very safe now lovely girl xxx
Jumanji - Co-ordinator.South.Yorkshire
Brilkiant news and well done team Dora !!
Welcome home Dora and please stay safe from now on x x
Paw
Welcome home Dora................well done everyone involved in getting her back!
duffs54
Ray your as famous as Dora, all the tracking you do is brilliant,tears in the Duffy household this morning looking at the pair of you xxx
Bo
She's looks amazing - the Bear Gryliss of the dog world :)
BBKM
Fantastic. Great work and well done Dora for keeping your self in good shape ;-) Born survivor. Welcome home Dora x
digbysmum
Brilliant news. Reminds me of border collie Eva, who went missing for nearly 5 months a few years back, and was eventually caught in a trap. Welcome home lovely Dora, stay very safe now, and well done to all involved xxx
AlisonH
Another photo added of Dora and Ray (refresh page to view)
susieq666
That's wonderful - what a survivor.
Christine Williams
Fantastic news !! Thank you to everyone who played a part in her rescue xx
#stoppettheft
Wonderful news - Well done everyone for your patience & care . Dora looks so healthy & well considering how long She has been away from home - Stay Safe now Dora x
Teddys Mum - Area Volunteer, West London
Welcome home Dora...Wonderful news.
AlisonH
Photo added (refresh page to view)
Unknown
Wonderful news. Welcome home Dora. Please stay close from now on. duffy54. Dora the explorer is apt for her:-)xxx Well done TEAM DORA. PS your turns now Gema, and Tiger Lily.Last edited: 2014-05-07 22:05:50
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Well done Team Dora :)) Brilliant result.xx
duffs54
Yay Dora the Explorer is back home, so pleased I had to refresh page as I couldn't believe it. Well done all concerned the best news of the week xxxx
Pop's Mum
Brilliant news!
Shelagh
Oh god I can't believe it. I have followed this story daily,hoping and praying and just looked now to seethis amazing news. Well done team Dora,you've done a fantastic job. Stay safe adorable Dora.
DogLostMax - Area Co-ordinator - Cornwall & Area Volunteer - Durham & Ireland
What fantastic news :) Welcome home Dora.
AlisonH
So very pleased that Dora has finally decided to give herself up. Would like to say a great big thank you to RAYDED and Julia because without their help Dora would still be on the run. For those of you who don't know, Julia has spent months tracking Dora and gaining her trust and RAYDED has been giving brilliant advice and provided a trap large enough to contain Dora. Ray and Julia were both there waiting and watching last night when she finally took the bait and stepped right inside the trap.Last edited: 2014-05-07 16:23:03 by AlisonH
wibble58
what fantastic news, it must give hope to those owners who are still looking for their pets. Welcome home Dora, stay nice and safe now x
DogLostPoochpal - Regional Co-ordinator - South West
Brilliant news and so long awaited. I look forward to knowing the details, was it the trap or did she literally ha hand herself in to whoever has been feeding her?
DogLostOwl
Wonderful! Congratulations to everyone who helped to bring her home.
DogLostSherlock- Area Co-ordinator & Police Liaison - Avon & South Gloucestersh
Wow...what an amazing story...great to see Dora now safe...massive well done to all those who willed, watched, monitored and coaxed her safely back home xx
mathers22
Brilliant news - well done xx
Ellie
Brilliant news! Welcome home Dora!
Esther
Hooray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So pleased to see Dora home
DogLostJayne - Admin
Great news! well done team Dora.
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator - East Anglia
Really pleased to report that Dora was caught last night, well done to everybody who helped get this beautiful girl to safety xx
Sarah
Excellent news!
Debz
Just seen on Facebook that Dora has handed herself in!!! :))))))
duffs54
She's a little tease isn't she xx
Linzi45
Saw Dora this morning behind pleasure island sat in the sun, hope she gets to go home soon x
duffs54
So pleased.........fingers crossed xx
AlisonH
No news other than Dora is now taking food from a regular feeding station as reported before.
Carol
Anymore news on Dora xxx
Esther
Dora s page has been bumped, but there is no update , is there news?
Esther
This sounds good news. Come on Dora time to get home!
AlisonH
Dora is now going to a regular feeding station and is becoming less skittish but still runs if approached. I have added a photo of her in the extra image box that was taken tonight Sunday 16th March. You will need to refresh the page to view the new photo.Last edited: 2014-03-16 21:06:53 by AlisonH
Shelagh
Hope she gets home soon.x
duffs54
She is a little survivor isn't she, maybe a happy ending looming xx
Ninja - Area Volunteer, Lincolnshire
I will just add that the deer she has been seen eating is believed to be 'road kill' and not one she has killed herself,
There have been no reports that she has tried to kill anything herself (she has been living/roaming around seals, sheep, cattle etc) so isnt posing a threat to any livestock......
DogLostJayne - Admin
owner aware.
AlisonH
Thanks Jayne I have informed the lady who is monitoring Dora's movements. Just to keep you all in the picture we have had sightings of Dora on a daily basis since the beginning of January. She is moving on a stretch of coastline between Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes and is looking extremely healthy as there is lots of small animals for her to feed on. Dora lived rough in Portugal all her life so is perfectly used to being out in all kinds of weather. She is gradually letting people get closer to her but things need to be taken very slowly as she is very skittish. A while back some well meaning people tried to chase and catch her and this made her go back into hiding so if you see her please just call in to Doglost and tell us the location and I will pass on the information to our wonderful helper who is out there everyday monitoing Dora and trying to gain her trust.Last edited: 2014-02-27 15:49:32 by AlisonH
DogLostJayne - Admin
sighted now eating a deer at Low farm , horse shoe point between Grainthorpe and norcotes, LN11.
Esther
Same here duffs54
duffs54
Just logged on hoping she was in the blue, any news? xx
AlisonH
Just had a call to say Dora is on Cleethorpes beach by the leisure centre.
AlisonH
Had a few calls today from people who say over the last few weeks they have seen Dora in locations as far apart as Cleethorpes Fitties to Theddlethorpe.
duffs54
What good news, fingers crossed for a quick outcome, Dora the explorer needs to be home with her family xxx
AlisonH
Dora is featured in the Grimsby telegraph today.
AlisonH
We have had new information about a couple of places that Dora has been visiting and they will be monitored as of tomorrow.
Ninja - Area Volunteer, Lincolnshire
They do look very similar but Dora has been sighted by a few people myself included since the other dog has been found, xx
Woo sips
I am looking at this via an iPhone so I apologise if I have contacted you and it's completely the wrong dog, can't see the detail too well as the screen is too small! Please check out found dog ref: 62604
If I see one looking similar I like to make people aware. If it's not I apologise for getting your hopes up. I hope you find your dog x
Unknown
Sorry I am too far away xx
AlisonH
There has been another sighting of Dora today but she still hasn't been caught. Tomorrow is the last day that Lucy and Steve can stay at the cottage by the coast so they have decided to ask for help in the search.
If anybody can spare the time to help 2:30 Saturday would be a good time to start searching as it's high tide so Dora will have a smaller area to run in. She appears to be moving between Howdens Pullover, Donna Nook and Horseshoe Point. Please take mobiles with you and if you see Dora call Lucy on 07500 154100 or me on 07539 249818.
Unknown
My sister and her husband have just seen Dora. Steve and Lucy have been told and are out searching now. Don't know why I have come up as unknown (Alison Lincs coordinator)Last edited: 2014-01-08 10:09:08 by AlisonH
AlisonH
One of the ladies involved in the search has been told by the warden that Dora was sighted at Salfeet this weekend.
Esther
Comment awaiting moderation
AlisonH
It is definitely Dora that has been sighted and steps are being taken to gain her trust so we can eventually capture her. She is an ex street dog from Portugal and is used to fending for herself so this will not be an easy task but with a lot of patience we should be able to get her safely home. If anyone does see her can you please just call in the sighting ASAP.
AlisonH
Dora's owner and others are going over to Donna Nook today as after seeing the picture of the stray dog on our FB page many of us think this is Dora. Fingers crossed that they can at least get a glimpse of her today.
april alford
RitaIan PorterGolden Retrievers England UK


If any members live near Donna Nook in Lincolnshire, there is lost dog roaming around the beach (near the car park area). It's believed to have been roaming this area for several weeks, and is obviously looking very thin now. The breed is unsure, but it's the size of a lab and still wearing a harness when last seen yesterday. Please keep a look out for him/her if you are in this area, thank you.
There was a picture with this post which looked similar to your dog, but cant copy a picture on here and the timeframe looks to fit yours.
Esther
Fingers crossed
AlisonH
Just contacted owner for an update and there was a sighting of her last week in the same area she went missing from. Unfortunately he has only just been told about the sighting. Will bump.
AlisonH
Someone on FB mentioned that Marton is very close to the river Trent. Hope the banks have been checked.
Esther
She is very distinctive, so hopefully she will be easier to spot. Lovely dog, fingers crossed she will be found soon
Lucy Rolfe
No news as yet, keep hoping someone will spot her soon....
Esther
Any news about Dora?
AlisonH
Worried that Dora could be caught up by her harness. Please check all hedge bottoms etc.
DogLostRiverlady
circulating on twitter
AlisonH
Email sent with all local information and advice sheets. I will add details to the Lincolnshire FB group.
DogLostJayne - Admin
Alerts sent to helpers in DN21,22. LN1

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