Lost: Waltdini is over the wall again...

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  1. 30ABandMan

    30ABandMan Beach Fanatic

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    Hey D,

    I did get him registered on petfinder.com

    Thanks!
     
  2. kitlit

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    Any word? I'm still keeping my eyes peeled when I walk the boys. I've developed a habit of glancing at any fenced in yard... :shock:
     
  3. Diane4145

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    Suggestion

    At this point, I'd go ahead and place some ads, if you haven't already! The Walton Sun and the Northwest Florida Daily News, would be the obvious. I rescued a Jack Russell on the side of a very busy road, west of Mobile, AL. Long story short... I never paid attention to the "lost pet" section of the newspaper, until then! I had already taken the pet to the area shelter, because I couldn't keep him with me. I'd done this on numerous occasions, while I worked on locating their families, or finding a loving home! The shelter ALWAYS knew that he the pet wasn't to be touched or adopted out, while I was involved!

    I happened to see an ad for a lost pet, from MS! I contacted them and they'd had their baby stolen, while being left with, a so called friend! They'd had several people think that they'd found their pet, only to realize it wasn't! By description, it sounded just like him! The husband came next morning after working all night, driven by his sister. It was their family pet and they're all reunited! We can make a difference, if we try to do the right thing!:clap:
     
  4. NightAngel

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    Has Walt the doggie not been found yet? :sosad: I know how you feel, I never found my Leo kitty but I hope you find your doggie soon. It is very frustrating.
     
  5. 30ABandMan

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    No NightAngel, no hide nor hair...
     
  6. siereynolds

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    any sign of walt?
     
  7. 30ABandMan

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    Still no sign of Walt. I'm thinking he's no longer in the area. Maybe someone will see him somewhere.

    Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  8. ann hodnett

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    So terribly sorry!

    Unfortunately, dogs get loose, no matter how vigilant you are. The feeling is sickening. My dog, that I recently had to be put down, had gotten away from me, about 7 years ago. To this day I get nauseated, just thinking about it. I would walk them down, on their leases to a cul-de-sac , take them off their leashes and play fetch. Never had a problem, until one day, I turned around and Grunt was gone. PANIC! Called for him and nothing. Being relatively close to 30A, my fear was he had gone to the beach, in which, he would have had to cross the road. I walked to the corner at 30A and just waited, afraid if I called for him he would just come running hairy(?)scary, not knowing how to stop and look both ways. Well, my worst fear came true, here he came barreling down a drive. Saw him come a running and a van, driving entierly too fast. He made it, but, I know the van clipped his tail. I threw up and he was completely thrilled with his adventure.
    I will admit , Baxter and Ellie are not chipped, but they do have harnesses with both rabies and tags made at walmart, in addition to the precious embroidered collors with names and numbers.
    I love my dogs and I know you do, as well and hope he his returned to you soon!
    Prayers,
    Ann
     
  9. leaster

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    Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that Walt has been located in Pensacola. We are on our way to pick him up as I type this. Thank you all for the prayers and support during our search.
     
  10. Alicia Leonard

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    Dang, who knew Walt could drive? How in the hail did he end up in Pensacola??????
     
  11. ann hodnett

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    This is such great news! I love happy endings. Must hear the story of the journey to Pensacola and the ability to find him there. The information may be helpful for others trying to locate lost loved ones!

    Congrats! :clap:
     
  12. Diane4145

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    Great news!

    Wonder if the people finding him, were visiting SOWAL when they came upon, the bruiser?:clap:Let us know, ASAP!
    :clap:
     
  13. Lake Eastern

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    I am so happy for your family that he has been found. Nicest news flash I've heard in quite a while.
     
  14. 30ABandMan

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    Ok, here's the deal on finding Walt.

    As you can probably tell from my pics and post, Walt spends a good bit of time around the band. The kids love him and the most of the parents seem too as well.

    Yesterday, (Wednesday), I had a band parent come see me just as school was getting out. She said that she may know who has Walt and where he was. I was like, "DISH!".

    She went on to tell me that a co-worker of hers, who also knows Walt, has a friend that lives in Panama City Beach. That friend's sister and brother in law live in Pensacola. Well, the friend told the co-worker that her sister from P'cola had called her and was excited about the English Bulldog they had found while on vacation in Seagrove Beach last week. That call followed her husband getting a similar call the night before from their brother in law to her saying the same thing. What makes it odd is that they only talk a couple of times a year. The had been on vacation not 20 minutes away from her sister and didn't invite them over, get the idea?

    Well, the co-worker and friend from PCB were discussing it and the co-worker said "Ya know, I bet that is Dean's dog, Walt."

    Long story short, they finally called me last night and after some haggling about Walt's description and e-mailing of some pictures, they relented that the dog they had was my dog. We arranged to meet at the DQ located on Scenic Hwy at the west end of the Escambia Bay Bridge on I-10.

    When we got there, the fellow explained they had found Walt infront of a house on S. Gulf, we live on S. Gulf btw, and that he had followed them to their house which, was located about 50 yards from my house. They were leaving the same day they found him and after trying to find the owner, they decided it was best to take him home with them...yep.

    I have my own opinion that I will keep private. Just suffice it to say that I am very thankful to have my little buddy back. I now have to go Waltproof the fence so that this doesn't happen again.

    Thank you so much for your caring and support. I know he's just a dog but if you love your pets, you know it is far more than that.

    P.S. If you have your dog microchipped, call your company and make sure what kind of "support" you will get from them. I have been very disapointed in the "support" given by my company. They've sucked actually and about to give them a call and tell them how much. Walt was found because we told EVERYBODY we knew, who told everyone, who told everyone ect. FaceBook and SoWal.com have been awesome.

    Thanks again,

    dean-
     
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  15. scooterbug44

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    I am so glad Walt has been found! :clap:

    (As this continued I was really hoping it was yet another case of dognapping and out of area transport.)

    Now, can I just say:

    STOP STEALING PEOPLE'S PETS!

    If you find a dog, there are 82 different agencies to call who will help reunite the dog with their owner! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO TAKE THE DOG OUT OF THE AREA!
     
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    :clap:Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you both!! :clap:
     
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    Big ten-fours and high-fives all around!
     
  18. Alicia Leonard

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    I still think Walt might be able to drive. If he could have got that guys keys, he would have driven home.;-)
     
  19. NightAngel

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    Wow, how hard could they have looked if you were across the street? You don't just take off with someones dog to another city just because you happen to be leaving that day *sheesh* Glad you got him back though. Bet Walt was wondering what in the world was going on.
     
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    Can't have looked hard at all - the dog was microchipped and had the whole town looking for him FTLOC! :angry:

    At least this dognapper didn't return him with a $$$ vet bill. :roll:
     

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