I know how bad you feel.
Arwen was lost for 19 days in the middle of winter. I was devestated.
I did get her back though. I had flyers out, and ads in the paper, and checked the shelter every other day. I followed every lead. Finally someone called from the next county saying that she might be there. I went up and didn't see them or her, and just as I was turning to leave an older man drove up with his pick up. This was in a remote area with a few cabins that looked deserted right on the lake -- snow everywhere.
He said, let's take a walk. I have to admit, I was thinking this could be a serial killer. But I went with him anyway. Then I heard her tags, and she rushed to me.
She had gotten out of my cheap box kennel that I had at the time on Christmas day. The Amish fellow saw him at his place on one side of me, at about 3PM, and then at his folks place, down the road on the other side of me around 6PM. I got home at about midnight and she was long gone. We went yelling for her.
They say that a dog either goes in circles within a mile from home, or they go straight. I figure Arwen went straight up 193 to the lake and then had to turn right or left. She turned left, which was right, but then just kept going. She had also been hit by a skunk, which may have made it impossible to find her way home. She was 40 miles away which really isn't that far when you figure how much time we are talking. The people were feeding her for a week under the porch. She did not let them get near her until I was there, then she let them.
Another lady in that county was looking for her dog and she told them she was not hers, but that another lady in my county was looking for her dog. They called their friends in this county and got my number out of the newspaper. Many factors were involved in getting her back. I think you are doing great in that respect.
Don't give up hope. You may find her yet.
Arwen, CD RN CGC
Whitney, RN CGC
Tori, RN CGC
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Hepzibah & Hannah
Last edited by selzer; 10-01-2013 at 01:05 PM.