Lost: Gold With White, Rough Coat Terrier Cross Female In Central (B32)

  • Dog ID 32420
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 02 Sep 2011
  • Name RAGS MISSING 6 YEARS
  • Gender & Breed Female Terrier Cross
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Gold with white, rough coat
  • Marks & Scars White on front and paws, half prick ears
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 02 Sep 2011
  • Where Lost Raven Hayes Woods, Frankley, West Mids
  • Lost In Region Central
  • Lost In Post Area B32
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info 05/12 POSSIBLE SIGHTING BARNARDS CASTLE. 05/12 POSSIBLE SIGHTING Fewston Reservoir Harrogate 5/3/12, POSSIBLE SIGHTING in the B21 9HA area - GROVE LANE, HANDSWORTH. Dog on lead with two young men. Possible sighting in the Plant Centre on the M5 to Cheltenham Road. PLEASE DO NOT CHASE. IF SEEN CALL THE NUMBER BELOW. 7 years old, bigger type terrier, 16 ins at shoulder. Was wearing a fabric collar.
  • Phone 1 0121 476 1828
  • Phone 2 07905 472810
  • Listed By wensmum
  • Views 113304
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wensmum
Can't rule the Kildare girl out on pics or videos.... I feel a trip to Eire coming on
wensmum
Trying to check on a lookalike found in the Curragh
wensmum
Thank you Mary, sadly it seems to be some new protocol thing xxx
Mary
Everything crossed for you wensmum.
wensmum
Oh, my word, Ragsie. I contacted Animal Wardens about a tan and white bitch found, sent pics, and they want my full name and address..............
wensmum
Thank you so much for all your help and support, and for bumping her again xxxxxxxxx
Sue - onestopalldogs
Re Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have reshared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope that Rags is safely back at home one day soon.X
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Thinking of Caroline who has never given up in her search and helps so many owners in the same situation. ❤️❤️❤️

Shared Caroline’s post on fb. ❤️
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
I still look out for Rags. Hope one day you will get an answer. Sending you courage x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Truly heartbreaking x
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
So very sad .l still hope and pray there will be good news soon xxxx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
email from owner...It's 13 years today since I went on the 7 hour round trip to pick up Rags from Many Tears..... how I wish I knew where she is....

xx
nickyjm
Hoping Rags will be scanned & back with you very soon. Always on the look out for her in Bucks xx
wensmum
Yet again, saying Happy Gotcha on here instead of giving you your special day at home - hoping that somehow you know that we still care, are still looking, and will never stop or forget.
wensmum
So many near misses - still looking x
Baydogs
Thinking of you Wensmum and sending a hug and positive thoughts that the person who has Rags will read your post of 1/9/17 and realise that you just want the best for Rags but need to know that she is okay, happy and loved. Like you, I think Wenna would know if she had passed - all my dogs have instinctively known such things. x
wensmum
Thank you, Seeks xx
Seeks
Thinking of you today WensMum .... I all behind so its yesterday but still my today. Will re share her and just sending you hug xxxxx
janiejewel1649
It would be fantastic if Rags could be found. Fingers and paws xd, and prayers said.
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
wensmum
Thank you so much for bumping Ragsie - I was going to ask you later.... I will never give up looking, but if I find her and she is well and happy where she is, I would like her to decide where she wanted to be (while hoping with all my heart it was here) - but Wenna needs to see her friend again, and I need to know.... I'm sure she is alive somewhere, because Wenna keeps checking out any look-alike we meet, and I'm sure she would know if Ragsie had died
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
Still think of Rags & check any look-a-likes. Hope you are being looked after for your mummy Rags x
DogLostLisa P - Regional Co-ordinator, Central
Rags has been missing for 6 years x
Baydogs
Sorry Wensmum. Will keep looking and hoping for you x
wensmum
Not Rags, kind man rang back just now. Onwards.......
wensmum
Thank you, Baydogs. Have left a message on the number. Ragsie would be 13 now - I guess whether she looks old or not would depend so much on what has happened in the intervening years..... will update when I hear xx
Baydogs
I know it says "brown and white" rather than "gold and white" but some folk say "golden brown".
No gender given either. Described as elderly. How old would Rags be now?
http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=118004
wensmum
Thank you Baydogs. Was chasing a possible yesterday....
One day.
Baydogs
Still looking wensmum.
I really hope someday soon you have news of your Ragsie x
wensmum
Checking with a vet in Bristol with a similar looking one found wandering, but chipped to someone else. Has her chip failed, and has she been rechipped?
wensmum
Broadlane vets have been incredibly helpful, and believe the similar dog is one of their patients, but is known to be under a year old.......
wensmum
There is a similar dog in the Coventry - seen in Tile Hill/Broadlane area. If anyone knows.... I'd love pictures to confirm or otherwise. If she is happy, I wouldn't drag her back home, what I need most is for her friend to see her again , so she doesn't keep looking. And I need to know....
wensmum
Thank you smuj, the vets have just confirmed this is not Ragsie, but thank you so much for looking and caring xxxxxx
wensmum
Thank you so much smuj. I have spoken to them on the phone, and they asked for pics of Rags which I have emailed. xx
smuj
I don't think it is her, but worth checking as vets say dog found is a terrier cross. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155013698691085&substory_index=0&id=298213586084
wensmum
Thank you Linda, they have confirmed it isn't her xx
wensmum
Thank you so much Linda. I don't that is her, but just in case I have sent them pictures, and will ring when they are open again if I don't hear back. thank you for continuing to look out for her xx
Linda
Please check this link...in Ireland but just to be sure. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1303980012995436&set=a.300245270035587.70468.100001503505359&type=3&theater
Esther
Still watching for her in South Derbyshire x
wensmum
xx
DogLostSarah - Twitter Co-ordinator & Area Co-ordinator, Cambridgeshire
No words just hugs x
Baydogs
Wensmum, I wish I could think of something to write that would take away your pain but there are no suitable words because I know that only seeing your Ragsie again will do that x
wensmum
Please, whoever you are who has Ragsie, would you let her come home now? She was never abandoned; she didn't "run away", she got lost. We love her. Her friends and I need her back. Wenna keeps looking for her very special friend who helped to rear her.
When Ragsie decided to swim out to the ships from Redcar, I went after her - I only came back because Taff tried to follow her - she could have my life, but not his. But we got her back - I went back in for her when she started to come back, and there was a guy to hold Taff, but you have taken her from him too.
Please, just take her to a vet to be scanned, and say you found her wandering. We can't do this for everLast edited: 2016-12-31 20:09:17 by wensmum
wensmum
Hope you had a happy Christmas Rags - thought of you so much as we were searching for a lostun in all your places - haven't found her yet either.
Thank you, folk, for your messages for my girl.xx
Lynn - I really don't know, so many people are convinced they have seen her, totally convinced that the dog they have seen is her - but she can't be in all the places. But, yes, please, keep looking. As I remember all the N Yorks possibles were with someone, so were safe and cared for. The really killing ones are "sighted, running scared" somewhere miles away...... but most of those we have been able to rule out. There was a very convincing on in Barnard Castle, I thought I knew which dog is was, and went up there and spoke to the owner, but that was not the dog that had been seen.... so who knows?
Lynn HARRISON
How strong were the sightings in North Yorkshire ,Always thinking of Ragsie , will keep looking .xxx
Lynn HARRISON
How strong were the sightings in North Yorkshire ,Always thinking of Ragsie , will keep looking .xxx
Esther
Still watching out for Rags, and thinking of you
Kit'sMum
Hi, Rags, my name's Julia, and like so many others I've been looking out for you for a long time. I live in France and there's a dog like you in a nearby village but he's a boy! I have had and been told of sightings of you about three times (your poster's in my restaurant), but frustratingly I have never been able to follow them up properly (eg difficult to stop a lorry or caravan with a dog's head like yours poking out of a window when it's in front of me!!) If you are around here please can you give me a sign?
Kass
My Christmas wish is for you to be home with your mum Ragsie. We will never give up until you are home. Sending you and your mum a very big hug.
wensmum
Looks like all I can do for Christmas for you, Ragsie, is let everyone know you are still missing - and get you up to 700 comments - don't know why that should matter, except it means loads of lovely people are still looking for you......
wensmum
Not you at Sangreat Kennels then x
wensmum
Thank you so much, sadly not her. You were so right - this one is a lot bigger (or just a different shape), and has a long tail. But thank you for making so much effort to get the picture to me xx
Michelle
Posted on ur fb page, would be wonderful if it was rags :))))
wensmum
Thank you for trying, Michelle, yes she does, it is https://www.facebook.com/groups/270218086341610/
Help Find Missing Terrier Cross Rags. I have to go and collect Pip from vets, but will be back on later. Thank you so much for your help xx
Michelle
Trying to copy the picture on here but can't get it to work, does rags have a fb page?
wensmum
Thank you Michelle. I have looked on their fb page, can't see anything like Rags or a comment that a dog might be her - not sure if I'm being thick or looking in the wrong place. Would it be possible for you to copy the link onto here, then I should be able to get to it xxx
Michelle
Dog been listed on Yorkshire dogs lost and found someone commented it might be rags. I think it's a much bigger dog but worth a check.
wensmum
Thank you for your help, Coco. Sadly not Ragsie - this one has a long tail, so that is definite without a trip to Herts, but thank you for trying xxx
wensmum
Thank you Coco. I do check cockerpoos (in the hope for Izzy) and this didn't strike me as a Rags look alike, but as you think she looked similar when found, I'll ring SDK when they open. Never pass up a chance...... xxx
Coco
There was a matted found dog ....as Cockerpoo. The photo on DOGLOST doesnt look much like Rags.....but whe first found looked similar. S65 ( long way from home) 108444....says apricot on DL, but when matted looked darker. xx
wensmum
Thank you so much, everyone, for your continued help and support xxxx
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared Facebook & Twitter
Jane
Shared Twitter
Coco
Shared for news. Would be amazing for Wensmum to have news. UK,Scotland,Too Hot to Handle etc xx
nickyjm
Wensmum thinking of you today. I have supported & shared Rags' thunderclap. Hoping she will be scanned & home very soon x
wensmum
Happy Gotchaday, little one, wherever you are. 12 years ago, you changed my life.
wensmum
Thank you Baydogs xx
If we found her, and she was well and happy, I like to think I would be brave enough to say let her choose (while hoping she wanted to be with me as much as I want her home). But I desperately need Wenna to see her again - she misses her so much and looks for her and goes to greet any dog who looks vaguely similar, and is so sad when it isn't Ragsie - which makes me think Rags is alive somewhere
Baydogs
Thunderclap for RAGS- LAST DAY- Please support and share.
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/50363-12-yrs-ago-rags-became-family

I feel for you. Five and a quarter years is such a long time not to know what happened to her. If only someone would come forward and tell you.... x
wensmum
Twelve years tomorrow since I collected you from Manytears, little one, and 5 1/4 since you went missing.
How I wish someone would let me know what happened............
There will always be a place here for you if anyone ever finds you...
wensmum
Thank you so much, Jenkins, and everyone else who keeps looking.... and hoping
DogLostJenkins-Admin for Found Dogs
I have supported Rags thunderclap - paws crossed for some good news :)
wensmum
Seeks has made a new thunderclap for Rags, which finishes on December 3rd, 12 years after I collected her from Manytears. Here is a link to it - please sign, if you can. Thank you, as always,
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/50363-12-yrs-ago-rags-became-family
wensmum
Thank you Sue. There have been so many wonderful people who have thought they have seen dogs like Rags - mostly we have been able to track them down, and usually their owners have understood and been happy to prove one way or another that their dogs are not her..... but there are a few "possible sightings" that I can never completely discount, and cannot get any further forward with. One was near Southampton, on in Barnard Castle..... they haunt me x
sukimax
Oh Bless you, Cant imagine what the years have been like for you, Was in touch with you about 2 years back on Alfies Lost Dogs, thought i had seen a dog like Rags but sadly not her, Have often thought about her and looked out, I had five dogs then and sadly have lost three of mine to old age in the last year but at least i know where they are, Miracles do happen and thoughts are with you, Sue
Baydogs
Happy to see this wensmum , and hoping for you x
wensmum
Thank you so much Doglost, for yet again raising her profile, and thank you everyone who still looks for her. I will never give up on her - missing never heals
Sue - onestopalldogs
Re Shared Facebook & Twitter
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
I never forget Rags & every dog I see that looks like her, I have a good peer at to check.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Rags is mentioned in the aricle about doglost in the December issue of Dogs monthly...on sale now.
Jane
Shared Twitter
wensmum
Thank you, Baydogs, for your text, and for looking for and thinking of her.........
One day............ xx
wensmum
Bless you, Seeks. Thank you, I know you are ceaseless in looking for them.. Take one day at a time, don't look up. I know you will never stop looking for any of them - nor me...
But you do need to take care of your health as well, lass xx
Seeks
wensmum there is nothing I can say or do that I haven't done to help you. I can't face 3 years yet you have done so many more than me...

I just promise you I will never stop looking and hope with my soul that you will find your lovely baby soon xxxx
wensmum
Thank you so much, Jayne and all of Doglost, for your help, support and latest boost to Ragsie's profile.............
wensmum
Thank you Mallory'smum - the full body pictures show her legs - no white markings, so yes, similar, but sadly not my Ragsie. Thank you all so much for trying xxx
wensmum
EYoung, thank you, I've spoken to the finder, this isn't Ragsie, but well worth a shot xx
Mallory'smum
Think this one has come from Romania so not sure but there is a likeness http://www.dogsblog.com/lizzie-29/#more-185554
EYOUNG
Worth a shot. I'll keep my fingers crossed. We're local to where the dog was found if you need any help.
wensmum
Thank you so much, I don't think this is her, but have sent pictures just in case xx
EYOUNG
A dog has just been posted on Paws Around Berkshire, believed to have been recently dumped. Now at Binfield Dog Rescue - long shot but just in case...!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154197948011997&set=o.209520535744540&type=3
wensmum
Thank you so much visionvalue, that one sadly isn't her, but thankfully that dog has gone safe home xx
visionvalue
Found this on Facebook thought of Rags butnot sure about the colouring
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1516446085048050&set=pcb.1091514807570662&type=3&theater
wensmum
Thank you so much Majorjet xxx
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Caroline have re-shared her missing details on fb.

Sending you big hugs and to RAGS wherever she is.

Would make our day to see her go into the BLUE. You have been such a credit to her and truly deserve to be back together again. When I met you years ago at CRUFTS it was heart wrenching to hear your stories of her and the amazing things you have done to find your gorgeous RAGS. xxx
wensmum
Thank you,everyone, for all your help and support. Jayne, that would be great, but I totally understand if it doesn't happen, but there are so many of us in the same boat....
Esther and NickyB I don't know what to say. I have often called on houses where a lookalike has been reported, and you either get people who totally understand, and will willingly let you see their dog so you know it is not who you are looking for; or they totally don't understand, and think you are trying to steal their dog. I guess photos would help missing owners, but if the dog you saw was the missing one - I have no idea. I have also spoken to someone on the phone who had a look alike - she was happy for me to ring her vet. I too have talked to people I thought had someone else's missing dog. I guess everything we do helps raise awareness. I don't know what I would have done either xx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
The magazine "dogs today " rang and wanted to do a feature on what we do....They saw this post.. rather I pointed it out as they asked what is a normal day like...so forwarded the link..hope it helps Caroline...They did say they will put Rags in the article....but as we all know..editors get involved...but pushing for this...
shane2006
I remember Rags, 5 years is a long time but dog have been known to turn up never give up looking.
Esther
NickyB I had a very similar experience when I thought I had seen Tinker. Like you I started talking to the people with the dog and realized it was a dog rather than a bitch. I would also appreciate to know the best course of action in such circumstances. One thing is for sure, there are lots of doglost helpers all ways on the look out for the missing dogs, don't ever forget that wensmum.
Sue - onestopalldogs
Posted to fb and Twitter
Skywalker99
link to Rag you tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6qAtMiPsrg&feature=youtu.be
NickyB
rags is such an unusual lovely and recognisable dog, and i hope she is reunited one day soon. locally there is a little dog missing. i was in a local garden centre and this dog looked spitting image - i got talking to owners without mentioning my interest. i decided their dog really was their dog - but what on earth could i do if i felt it was not? i didnt have the owner of missing dogs number with me, and if i had and she had been unable to come immediately as i tried to delay them what could I do? one thing i suppose was follow them to carpark and follow them until they stopped at a house somewhere................ if anyone can advise i would appreciate it
Esther
Thinking of you especially today. Many more chips are read now. X
Unknown
Five long years Wensmum has been looking for Rags, so let's all give Caroline and Rags a big boost today by sharing where we can. I'll start by putting her on the national Facebook page again.
wensmum
I'm so grateful to you all......... xx
Lindy
Rags picture is always in my purse pocket,even though I am in Norfolk,we get lots of tourists and their dogs,so always giving similar dogs to your lovely Rags,the check over to see if they look the same.
One day---
nickyjm
Thinking of you Wensmum. Even though she went missing 5 years ago which was way before I got involved in lost dogs I know her name & what she looks like. You have done a great job of keeping her face out there. I will share Oxon Bucks & Berks. Hoping she will be scanned & back with you very soon X
JulieH
So sad reading your post Caroline , hope you find your lovely Rags one day x
Mallory'smum
Rags image is seared in my brain and am continually looking out for her. Can only imagine your torment. So sorry but please keep going and stay strong.
VetsGetScanning
Rags missing 5 years today.
Post from Caroline Key
It's just a day, the sun will rise, and will set. like every other day. It is just a date, a whisper in the wind, something written on the ocean. So why the hell does it feel like a big black hole?
Five years missing today. And five years of fighting to get missing and stolen family members back home. And what has changed? Not a massive lot. Birmingham CC, bless them, now scan domestic animals killed on their roads. Many more vets scan new patients.
BUT. Many people still don't understand how chips work, that they need to be scanned and checked against the correct database (with the details up to date!) to work. A frightening number of people think if they find a cat or a dog they have "run away" from a cruel owner so it is kind to keep them, or if they look tatty or thin, they have been abused; it doesn't occur to them that these animals may have been neglected or abused by a thief, or they may have been picked up and dumped, and been trying for weeks to get safe home.
If you think that way, then read on. You try taking a lost crying child home and see what happens - but you think it's ok to do it with my lass because she walks on four feet?
So you think I'll "get over it", "move on", "get a replacement"? Grow up. Missing NEVER heals.
wensmum
Thank you Doglost, for bumping Ragsie on this horrible anniversary. Thank you everyone who keeps looking for her, and sending me look-alikes. Please never worry about raising my hopes or anything - the only way to find her is keep on and on and on looking xxx
wensmum
Oh, where are you, little one - nearly five years now. We need a miracle......
wensmum
Thank you so much Laura, have spoken to the vets, sadly this isn't Rags - ot Todd. Thank you so much for thinking of her and every long shot is well worth a look xx
lau2084
https://www.facebook.com/abingtonparkvets/posts/1082906478414879:0
lau2084
Hello, it may be a long shot but there is a post on Facebook today of a dog found and currently at a veterinary practice. I will try and pop the link on here. Fingers crossed, Laura
wensmum
Thank you so much, Seeks, for all your help xx
charlie and sooty
Seeks..Well done with all the t/c that you are doing. This girl is at 489 x
Seeks
Beautiful Rags has a Thunderclap now as well... Please anyone passing click her link and then click support xx

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/41766-come-home-special-girll?locale=en
wensmum
Vics, please, never worry about raising my hopes - I'm just so grateful people still look for her xx
Vics
So sorry if I raised your hopes wensmum,I've just seen the update on FB and came on here to tell you to ignore my post. Poor little soul, such a cruel world we live in.
Fingers crossed Rags will be found soon, I notice a little dog called Kipper, lost in 2010 was returned to her owners yesterday.
Never give up hope, there are many folk with Rags' image imprinted on their mind. xx

wensmum
Thanks Vics, this is the one who was at RSPCA Wirral. Sadly he was so badly injures he was pts -- he had nearly every bone in his body broken. I emailed pictures of Rags in case, but this was entire male - thank you so much for trying
Vics
Not much information on the post, but there's a golden coloured terrier type been found, link is here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=979914012066946&set=o.1401048740190701&type=3
wensmum
Thank you Gilly - one day .......
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
That's a shame sorry it wasn't Rags x
wensmum
Thank you Gilly, have checked with the RSPCA at Wirral - the found dog is an entire male, so not Ragsie, but thank you so much for trying.

Big Soppy Animal Lover, yes, we did Church Lane, Cofton, spoke to loads of people, postered, handed out flyers - nothing xx
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Rspca wirral
DogLostGillyP - Administrator, Head Office
Have sent details to owners of a terrier found in woods severely matted and suspected broken legs. Now with rspca. Thanks for the alert Bo
Lesley (ID84584)
did you manage to reposter Cofton Hackett...? Cofton Church Lane area etc. All the best
wensmum
Thank you so much, all of you who still look for her. If you haven't, please would you sign the petition for compulsory scanning - it is the best chance there is of getting her and so many of these others home. Thank you all for all your help. I won't give up on her xx
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104379
sukimax
Hi, Still look out for Rags, You never know one day, xxxxx
wensmum
Thank you so much for bumping her - I keep being offered lots of look alikes by kind people who think of her, and keep checking them out..........one day............
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Rags is still missing. Can everyone please share the details again and keep her profile high.
wensmum
Where ever you are.........I hope you have a good day, long walk, some bones, new toy and get to play pirates x
wensmum
Thank you Nina. There was a terrier bitch dumped in a bad way in Bournemouth She wasn't Rags. She is being looked after by the vet - the vet has adopted her or rather is caring for her as no owner has come forward, and it turns out she is terminally ill, poor little girl
DogLostNina
wensmum I have followed Rags story from the start. Not sure what news you are waiting for but do hope its what you want to hear.
wensmum
So, is that you, sick and hairless and dumped in Bournemouth? Hopefully I will know tomorrow. Going to be another long night little Ragsie
wensmum
Thank you so much - she is cute, but not Ragsie. Thank you so much for looking xx
Mallory'smum
Worth a look at Polly Dogs Trust Shrewsbury?
wensmum
Thank you, keep hoping for one of them. When I had her chipped, I didn't realise it would take a miracle to get her scanned................... xx
janiejewel1649
Hope Rags is home soon. Miracles do happen ~Everything xd.
wensmum
Tomorrow it is 11 years since I went on that massive round trip to collect you from Pembrokeshire, and you were sick all the way home............
Would go many more miles to collect you if we could only find you.............
wensmum
Thank you JoJo, we checked those out, sadly Ragsie was not among them
This is a link to You and Yours
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qhvrj
Skywalker99
Rags' owner was on 'you and yours' on Radio 4 today, you can hear the programme on iPlayer.
Jojo
just seen this posted that one of first dogs looks like Rags?
https://www.facebook.com/BBCLookNorthYorkshire/videos/10153748428249626/
wensmum
Claire, thank you so much for all you are doing for us. And thank you Nik, for the interview for Radio 4 on Monday x
DogLostClaire Gresty - Area Coordinator, North West.
I have made a YouTube video for Rags, really hope it helps to bring her home xx

https://youtu.be/z6qAtMiPsrg
wensmum
where ever this goes, Claire, I can't thank you enough for looking into it for me xx
wensmum
So, are you in Sheffield? They say she doesn't like the rain, so can't be you...........
wensmum
Thank you Woodys Mum, but no, that isn't either, not quite. Thank you for thinking of her xx
wensmum
She isn't in Cornwall, and thanks Woodys Mum, I'll have a look, but I think this is going to be one we checked out yesterday - Rugby Pawprints are so aware of her - but will have a make sure just now. Thank you
Woodys mum
Could this possibly be Rags, she was found in Rugby? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153827481268083&set=gm.946800815388576&type=3
wensmum
Just rung about the one in Cornwall, and sending them this link.
karenlr
oh I saw this too! first thing thought it might be Rags ...but have hope...this is the second big catchment of dogs we have heard about in the last couple of weeks ..I,m sure theres many more out there....keep the faith xx
wensmum
Thanks everyone - none of them have managed to be her, but thankyou so much for trying xx
Dog WardenJennifer
Sadly the Barking dog isn't Rags.
I have been unable to attached pictures on the DL website, but as soon as i am able, i will update.
JackieD
The North Yorkshire Police have confiscated a lot of stolen dogs - there's one who reminded me of Rags ....?
wensmum
Is that you in Barking?
wensmum
Oh, thank you so much - it is just so easy for dogs to move these days - nobody seems to check anything, and knowing her, she may have hitched a lift in a lorry.........
It never gets any better, does it xx
Kit'sMum
wensmum, only just saw your request for Rags to be put on French websites but have just done it if I haven't already and I carry a photocopy of her DogsLost page with me all the time and just shared it this pm with my physiotherapist...
wensmum
Thank you Jaycey - it turned out this was a bit of a misrepresentation - but they well do a one-off on missing dogs because of the vast number of people who emailed in to them xxx
Jaycey
Just seen this link..Its worth contacting as they may be able to help find Rags..

Animal Search UK

Have you lost your beloved pet and started to give up hope of ever being reunited? If so a brand new TV show presented by Davina McCall ,would like to hear from you. Get in touch and tell us your story thistimenextyear@twofour.co.uk
Lesley (ID84584)
Been reading all you have done and I admire you very much.
Lesley (ID84584)
Is Rags with pet log as think they have a European system anyway so may flag up. I help in a rescue and chat to the dog walkers and they say that number of dogs found you can tell have come from a good home in the way they behave. She may have come into rescue. Is it worth checking homed pages for your local rescue? Back then perhaps some didn't have scanners although a vet would check. And a chip can play up. Or someone older may have given her a home thinking dumped. I do hope you find her and am following. I should have read your previous comments first too.
Lesley (ID84584)
Is Rags with pet log as think they have a European system anyway so may flag up. I help in a rescue and chat to the dog walkers and they say that number of dogs found you can tell have come from a good home in the way they behave. She may have come into rescue. Is it worth checking homed pages for your local rescue? Back then perhaps some didn't have scanners although a vet would check. And a chip can play up. Or someone older may have given her a home thinking dumped. I do hope you find her and am following. I should have read your previous comments first too.
lorna
I hope you get her back or find out what happened. Shared to Facebook xxx
wensmum
Kit's Mum, would you be able to post Ragsie's link onto the French sites for me? It is a frightening thought that lorry drivers could just drive in and out of the country with whatever pet withou border checks, but then it is frightening to think that people don't check chips if a dog has a tag, or an "owner" on the other end of a lead......... xx
Doglover
Thank you Kit's Mum. Had only come across this post for Rags as not known about Doglost before. It was just a thought but you never know. I am praying for Rags Mum and hope that one day she will know what happened to her beloved dog. X
Kit'sMum
Good thinking, Doglover, in your post of 010915. French equivalents of Doglost are: PetAlert France, Pet Alert Gard 30 and Pet Alert Hérault 34. The last two are areas/districts near to where I live. I will do anything I can to reunite lost animals with their owners and vow to pay more attention to the PetAlert postings. You also have SPAs (Société pour la Protection de l'Animal - Animal Protection Association) all over France - the nearest one to me is Nimes and then Montpellier, and our local rescue here in the Cévennes is called Association Perle. I think there should be an international lost animal database.
wensmum
Thank you all so much - I really value all your help and support.
Meeka, I'm so sorry you have never found Maggie and Seeks Pup, but we keep trying xx
DogLostMeeka
Hi Caroline, can't believe it's been four years since Rags went missing, I remember her so well - time flies but it doesn't make it any easier, I know you will never give up your search, just as I will never give up on Maggie (11492) who disappeared into thin air November 2007 although she would now be 12 years old - we just need to know one way or the other, keeping fingers and paws crossed for you xx
Seeks
Massive hugs coming from the West too Caroline...Its so wrong a chipped dog can be missing 4 years.

Thinking of you xxxxx
DogLostJulie - Social Media Team, Surrey
Shared to Dog Lost Surrey facebook page asking for shares and people to keep eyes open. J. x
wensmum
Thank you all so much - I will not give up looking for her. If she is somewhere where she is very happy, I'd like her to make the choice of where she stays, but I need to see her - her surviving friends need to see her. We WILL get this chipping petition through, with your help - and so many missing dogs will start to appear then.
Thank you all for your help and support - and the suggestions below, I will follow them up, but maybe in a day or two xx
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Caroline

Cannot believe it has been four years, time is flying by.

Thinking of you and Rags wherever she is. You have done her so proud over the years and have never given up looking for her and are always helping other owners in their searches.

Sending MASSIVE BIG HUGS from here in the North. xxx
Doglover
Only just seen Rags for first time and read most of comments. Lorry drivers have been mentioned in past. This is just a thought, but do you think Rags may have been picked up by a Foreign lorry driver and if this was the case, are there any Doglost groups in the European Countries that you could contact. I will be praying alongside you every day.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
email from owner...

Dear Doglost,

Please, would you be able to bump Ragsie's page tomorrow - it is 4 long years since she went missing, but no different from if she went missing yesterday.

xx

Caroline
DogLostNina
Yes! go for it kids these days with all there gadgets I am sure will pass it on...it only needs one to think back.
wensmum
Thank you for the suggestion - I did all the local ones - to about 10 miles around. Nina, do you think they would remember, if I did it again now? I nearly got arrested for handing out flyers at the schools, but the crossing people were wonderful
Jaycey
Shared on FB. .Don't give up hope...Rags must be out there somewhere...It only needs one person to recognise her..How about an appeal in the Birmingham mail or a national newspaer..or on Central News?...xx
DogLostNina
Wemsmum did you ever contact all schools and colleges at the time. If you did it now and offered a reward towards school funds it might help to get some news about Rags. Children don't miss a thing.
wensmum
4 years tomorrow Ragsie - we will shout your name from the roof tops.........again, and again, and again xx
wensmum
Oh, please will you help me – I’m missing
I’m lost, or stolen or stray.
Was I picked up and kept
Or chased and frightened away?

I may be starved and abused
Or lying dead in a ditch
Or loved, hugged and adored,
But my Mum may never know which.

Hope stirs to life with each morning
The hope that today I’ll be found
But hope dies a death every evening
No, that’s not me in the pound.

My Mum put a chip in my neck
To show that I’m her special one.
Just scan, check and home, it’s so easy
But that’s what nobody’s done.

Was I sold on the corner for drugs?
Or slung in a hole in the ground?
Someone must know where I am.
Oh, please, won’t you help me be found?
wensmum
Thank you so much Sally, Sadly Cleadon have confirmed this is a boy - I hope he gets home safely, or gets a good new home. He does look a lot like Ragsie. I did ask if they were sure he is male, and they are - and they kept on being nice to me afterwards! xx
sally123
says breed-Lakeland but worth a look. Rags would have changed his appearance over the years
DATE FOUND: 12/08/15,
WHERE FOUND: Hampstead Road, SUNDERLAND,
BREED: Lakeland,
COLOUR: Tan,
APPROX AGE: Adult,
OTHER INFO: NO ID,
Ref: DOG #0958 - STRAY

http://cleadonkennels.webs.com/stray-dog
wensmum
Still looking for you babe, one day
wensmum
Thank you Sharon, I have checked Sheba, she has a long tail so not Ragsie - thank you so much for thinking of her x
sharon57blue
https://themayhew.org/dogs/sheba/ check this one out x
wensmum
Can't trace that dog, police checked everything handed in since Ragsie went missing, so maybe the dog was handed in before
wensmum
Possible lead on Rags............can't check any further til tomorrow. A similar dog was handed into King's Heath police station some years ago.....that is going to take some really dog loving policeman to go back through their records til Sept 2011 - but I'm not planning to leave til they do!
wensmum
Thank you Sally - yes I did check that one out, she isn't Ragsie - she is mostly white/cream, Ragsie is definitely golden brown - but, as always, I'm so grateful to any one looking. Apologies for not picking your post up earlier - I usually look at least once a day, but have had a poorly cocker spaniel (now better enough not to need hugging ALL the time!)
sally123
noticed a found dog registered on dog lost id 83949 that looks a bit like Rags especially facial expression
wensmum
Thank you Caz - we keep working on getting everyone scanning - I'm sure she is out there xx
caz
So sorry to hear rags is still missing. I've shared info again hope she's home safe and sound real soon xx
wensmum
Ahh - bless you millymischief - thank you so much for looking. I have spoken to Robin, who says the terrier in the video is definitely a boy, so not Ragsie - but I now have another person dealing day in day out with lost dogs who is aware of her - Yes, she could easily be in Ireland - if she was picked up on the services it is only a few hours to Holyhead. But sadly not this time. Thank you so much for bearing her in your heart x
millymischief
Hi I know this is a long shot but I have just had a link on Facebook for dogs that are up for re-homing in Belfast there is a video with the link and the third dog in the video is very much like Rags The kennels are Nutts Corner Boarding Kennels 18 Dundrod Road Nutts Corner Crumlin Co Antrim BT294SR there is also a person to contact Robin on 07719306344 I have tried ringing this evening but there is no answer but it is after 7pm I was going to ask what sex the dog is Like I say I know it is a long shot but if it were Rags she could have been taken to Ireland by travelers and she could have been abandoned or escaped just thought it was worth a look x
wensmum
Thank you both so much - sadly the dog at Leigh isn't Ragsie, but I am really grateful that you all keep thinking of her when you see a found terrier. One day..............
Pearl46
A similar dog seen on Pet Team UK Found Pets,stating on the Leigh Dogs and Cats Website,ref Leigh Wigan049,if this helps.Cross posted to Doglost FB page.
Pearl46
A similar dog seen on Pet Team UK Found Pets,stating on the Leigh Dogs and Cats Website,ref Leigh Wigan049,if this helps.Cross posted to Doglost FB page.
Layla Streeton
Terrier been found, very similar looking, no other details, Leigh dogs and cats website.
VetsGetScanning
A thunderclap has been started for Rags. Please support on Facebook and Twitter

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/21053-help-rags-get-back-home
wensmum
Thank you Becky, I did look at this lass, sadly not Ragsie - but thank yo so much for still thinking of her xx
beckyatthebeer
Im sure it is not her as it says no microchip and the picture is taken from the back but a terrier cross was found near me today. Doglost ID 80210.
wensmum
Thank you. I have emailed that ad, but no reply as yet x
preciousjem
Gumtree Add Ref 1091421789 terrier type dog found, the ad says dog had a patch over eye, and one brown ear, don't be fooled by this,whoever took the dog may have put this on, and maybe a little hair dye to make markings slightly different,Take a look.
I do hope you find your dog,I Will keep looking for you.
wensmum
Thank you so much, all of you - for bumping her, for all your good wishes and support xx
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
wensmum thinking of you and gorgeous RAGS wherever she is. You are a true inspiration to her and we are all rooting that one day she will be SCANNED and you get that most important call. Big hugs to you. xxx
DogLostMoogie - Area Volunteer, Cornwall
I so hope you're reunited with Rags soon
DogLostSpringerMad - Area Volunteer, East Sussex
So sad, I do hope you find her xLast edited: 2014-12-03 08:24:45 by SpringerMad - Area Volunteer, East Sussex
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
That is a very moving tribute to Rags. I feel your heartache. May he one day be with you xx
wensmum
Little Ragsie, tomorrow it is 10 years since I left, very early in the morning, on the 300 mile round trip to collect you from Manytears who had snatched you at the last minute from death row.
I never thought that we would be where ever we are now. You should be here, warming your toes in front of the fire, tired from a long walk on the hills, and being hugged by me lying on the carpet with you. I hope, so hope, that where ever you are, you are hugged and walked, and loved and played with. Either that, or waiting at the bridge for the rest of us. It is my permanent nightmare that you might be in that awful twilight world of abused animals kept by half people as punch bags or entertainment.

I wish someone would tell me - someone must know. Keep safe
wensmum
Oh, thank you so much Hazel, but sadly not her xx
Holmes
Plz check to be sure x
http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=180955&prt=2&viewru=1&sort_order=date&typeOfPet=2&lostOrFound=2&searchDate=2014-09-13&searchRadius=100&showResultsAs=List&petColour1=-1&petColour2=-1&petColour3=-1&petColour4=-1&petHasACollar=Ignore&petCollarColour=-1&GMapsLat=51.5605982&GMapsLng=-2.5685151&GMapsLocationDesc=Almondsbury%2C+South+Gloucestershire%2C+United+Kingdom%2C+BS32&page=1&search=1&lfp=0
wensmum
Thank you Sophiesuds. I don't think the white is quite in the right place, but I have emailed them to check. Thank you so much for thinking of us xx
sophiesuds
Just had a look at mutts in distress and at the bottom of the rehoming page is a terrier who has just arrived that looks very similar to rags. I realise it states it's male, but mistakes can be made so maybe worth a look.
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
I do hope that your lovely girls gets found xxxxxxxxxx
wensmum
Thank you Ellie x
Ellie
Also bumped on Doglost West Mids, Shrops and Staffs Facebook group in hope that a new member may have information.
Red Alert
Still in our thoughts Ragsie. Still looking for you. You will be home one day.
wensmum
Thank you so much for bumping Ragsie today on this horrible anniversary.
She is chipped - to give me "peace of mind" !!
Please help so many missing owners to be reunited with their family - or at least have closure, by signing this petition to close the loop-holes in how micro-chips work http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/68410. Even Petlog only claim 75% return rate, we desperately need to help improve thisLast edited: 2014-09-02 06:13:18 by wensmum
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Bumping to the top as Rags went missing exactly 3 years ago today. Please all keep sharing her details.
wensmum
Sadly not Ragsie or Todd, but thank you for trying Nicky
wensmum
Thank you - yes she does, stopped my heart for a second - I have contacted Jerry Green's xx
Nickydog
72827 on found side,looks similar
Nickydog
72827 on found side,looks similar
wensmum
Thank you both so much, but neither of these is Ragsie. I am so grateful that there are so many people who still carry her in their hearts, and check against the found dogs
Jayelle
71945 in found section looks similar
Quigley's Mum and Dad
Wensmum, please check your e-mail for a photo of a lost dog that I sent you. Best, Holly (Quigley's mum)
wensmum
Thank you Debbie, sadly not xx
Debbie
found ref 70685, just a thought of Rags xx
wensmum
Thank you Lin, sadly this is a boy, but not enough white for Ragsie - if the white had come higher up the legs I would still have rung them even though they say he is a boy! Thank you so much for looking x
Lin
Bit of a long shot but could this be Rags in a Yorkshire Pound? http://poundsforpoundies.co.uk/herbie/
wensmum
I won't be able to check her page for a few days - probably til Monday - but please post any look alikes on here, and I'll check them out asap - or ifyou are on fb, message to Lorraine Pironnet. Thank you x
jobadger
.Last edited: 2014-05-29 08:03:39 by jobadger
wensmum
Thank you so much Nicky, and thank you for trying so hard to get hold of me last night - sorry, I was ill. This dog is one that I have checked out, she is mainly white with a tan head, and is in kennels. Sadly not Rags, but thak you so much for trying x
NickyB
pls check Cheshire west and chester council CWAC found 12 may ellesmere port rehousing date 20 may could this be her?
wensmum
Thank you Bo, I have checked this lass ou, and he isn't Rags x
Bo
Scroll down on this link - found 12 May in the northwest - second from the bottom
http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/environment/animal_welfare/stray_and_abandoned_dogs/stray_dog_photographs.aspx
jobadger
One day soon, Wensmum, I hope Ragsie sees one of her posters and gets herself home.............xx
wensmum
I spent the morning checking out a dog a kind lady rang about last night, living with the family of bow-toppers currently grazing their horses near Shifnal. Sadly not Rags, but I took the opportunity to poster another service station, and to talk to the family who took flyers and will keep eyes open for her
wensmum
Thank you Bo, but again, sadly, no - she does look very similar, but too short on legs, and Minnie has white on her face as well - I was shown another picture of Minnie asleep, and it would be hard to tell them apart lying down, but Minnie has much shorted legs. Thank you so much for trying xx
Bo
Have you seen this one here; http://rescueremedies.myfastforum.org/about10517.html
Looks very similar.
wensmum
Thank you Debbie, I have just spoken to them - I think this dog is too long in the nose for Ragsie, but apparently those are all old photos, they can't update the website, and don't remember the dog. Thank you so much for trying xx
Debbie
thought i saw rags on nantycorn rehoming colors image of her, but nose is brown on one found. may be worth taking a look? debs xLast edited: 2014-05-12 12:13:25 by Debbie
wensmum
You are back in Dogs Today magazine promoting the scanning petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/50401
I hope we can get this petition through - and I so hope someone recognises your photo
wensmum
Tweet storm for you tonight, lass.
wensmum
Thank you Holly, I shared Quigley again for his 11th - and put him on a new site. So hard to believe that they have got to this age without being with us to help them enjoy their day. One day..............
Quigley's Mum and Dad
Hi Wensmum,
This is just a note to say hi. Quigley's 11th birthday just passed so I'm on the site. Quigs has been missing almost 2 1/2 years. It still hurts so much. I know you know how we feel. It is good to see that you are still checking every lead. Hopefully someday soon these guys will be "in the blue". Love and hugs. Holly
wensmum
Thank you all - Skyrocket, have checked that one out - after 2 1/2 years there is always a chance that if she gets away from whoever has her, she will be given back to them on description instead of being scanned - but it isn't her anyway. Thank you for trying though. Ragsie has a fb page https://www.facebook.com/groups/270218086341610/
It always chokes me how kind everyone is, and how much people still look for her. Thank you all - and thank you Kimmy xx
Holmes
Tweeting for your baby x
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I am always thinking of Ragsie and pray she gets home soon. Many of us are always thinking of you and looking out for you Caroline. Always. xxx
Magnscruff
Skyrocket, that dog was re-united with its owner. Last edited: 2014-03-20 20:14:41 by Magnscruff
skyrocket
https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=682479498482318&set=gm.643744319030815&type=1&theater

I wouldnt want to get your hopes up and Im also sure that its not a match, but just take a look
wensmum
Oh, thank you so much - that was such a surprise, checking in to see what was happening to everyone and finding Ragsie bumped again xx
DogLostAngus - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Milton Keynes
Featured in this weeks Countrymans Weekly Magazine - I hope it brings some news
wensmum
2 1/2 year today Rags - that is 1/4 of your life. Where are you?
wensmum
It's pretty quiet on here at the moment, but just to let you know that isn't because we aren't doing anything. There are 3 ongoing options just now, but it is, as always, a question of appearing calm on the surface while paddling (or digging) like mad underneath. Two of them are unlikely, but it is check anything, the other is going to be very slow to get an answer on. Hang on in there, Ragsie

If you are looking on here, wondering if I am still looking for Rags and would like to know about a possible - the answer is YES PLEASE - it doesn't matter if it isn't her, the thing is to keep looking at anyone who just might be - if I am having to kiss a heck of a lot of frogs to find my princess, that's ok, I like frogs
wensmum
She isn't the dog at Cherwell
wensmum
Thank you so much, but no- this isn't Rags. She is chipped, this one, but to B44 - Ragsie's details are up to date. I had to look several times, because colour varies on photos etc, but this found lass has different coloured nose and eyes, and to make 100% sure I did send Ragsie pics to the finder. But I really appreciate everyone still looking for my little girl xx
Sarah
Picture of the found dog seems like she might be a slightly bit darker - but could be dirty?? https://www.facebook.com/brenniedi
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
TX Sarah...have passed on link to owner...
Sarah
Could this be her? Just found on a FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202997976299381&set=gm.556878741069258&type=1&theater
wensmum
Thank you Sue and Jayne.

I thought the RSPCA were very silly using another website for their lost and found, rather than you, but maybe they have inadvertently done my Ragsie a really good turn!
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
God luck rags lovely to see your photo again up there in the news....
B30
Rags is in the Mail Online today.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520095/RSPCA-hives-missing-pets-service-website-charges-12-Fury-free-support-axed-charity-chiefs-spend-thousands-political-campaigns.html#readerCommentsCommand-message-field
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
I really hope you will be reunited one day. Thinking of you on this special day.
wensmum
Yet again, thank you so much Sue. I couldn't cope without all your support
B30
Thinking of you today XX
wensmum
Today is Ragsie's "gotcha" day - 9 years today, missing quarter of your life, little one
wensmum
Thank you, yet again, Sue and everyone - the lost dog community is amazing. I am truly deeply grateful for any help getting Ragsie home and often feel so helpless with these possible sightings. I did give a postman some flyers, and pestered other people that I met. Haven't yet heard from the golfclub.Last edited: 2013-11-27 16:53:03 by wensmum
wensmum
There was a report this morning of a sighting of a similar looking dog in Pattingham Road, Wolverhampton this morning. I have been up there searching and putting some posters up in the immediate area, and have emailed the golf club, and talked to the postman. If people who know the area would be so kind as to poster a bit more - where dog walkers go, wherever the best places are for posters, I would be so grateful, as it is not an area I know at all
B30
Sighting of a Rags lookalike with a JRT running loose together in Pattingham Road WV6 7HD near the bad bend by Hollies Lane.

Alerts sent to DY3,WV1,WV2,WV3,WV4,WV5,WV6,WV7,WV8,WV9

wensmum has postered the immediate area and emailed the golf club. Is there anyone local who could please put up a few posters?
wensmum
I did find the dog in the end, the finder was caring for her until her owner was found. Not Rags, but that found dog went home
wensmum
Thanks, Nickydog, I don't think it is, but I can't get any info about that terrier to make sure - no-one seems to know anything about her!
Nickydog
New cross terrier on found side,58164. Could this be her?
hardwickhooligans
So sorry,after another look see what you mean about colouring. Yes of course, she's always in my mind, will always be on the alert.
wensmum
Thank you, Hardwickhooligans, have checked that lass out, sadly not Ragsie - or Todd, she has too much white, but thank you so much for keeping on looking and thinking of her
hardwickhooligans
Plase check hereford and worcs animal rescue (HWAR)site Photo of similar bitch to Rags been in rescue kennals 1 week, not claimed
wensmum
The postcode I have is S75 1NY, at the end of the street, where it runs to the main road A637 with a round about, left for Huddersfield, right for Barnsley
liana
Can you let me know which area of barnsley?
wensmum
Thank you so much doglost folk, for all you are doing to help to get my lass back home. The possible sighting was of a lookalike in a goldie coloured Suzuki.
DogLostJumanji - Regional Co-ordinator, North East
I have received my email alert and have made contact with Rag's owner. The possible sighting is fairly near to my area so I will be keeping my eyes open and passing the word on xx
B30
Possibly sighting of Rags in the Barnsley area.
Alerts sent to S35,S5,S61,S62,S63,S64,S70,S71,S72,S73,S74,S75,S97Last edited: 2013-09-18 13:15:21 by B30
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
My heart goes out to you. Hopefully the day will come when you are re-united. I will keep looking for Rags.
NickyB
can doglost nationally get the mssg that anyone finding a dog must be law notify dogwarden.i know someone recently who found a dog in appalling condition so decided she wouldn't tell warden because she wanted to keep it.she was finally persuaded to do the right thing. am delighted to see the dog is on doglost.well meaning she may well be but some dogs are on the run for ages so starve and get filthy and scared. microchips are permanent BUT INVISIBLE - a visible dog tag should be compulsory too.
conker
hi , i dont want to get anyones hopes up , but do her ears ever stick up ? as there was a dog very simillar to this one at a show on sunday but the ears were up x
wensmum
Thank you everyone - Sue, thank you for bumping her, Jo, for all your support and help, which I know will go on until we find her, Danielle, thank you, we need more and more people to sign, as you say. These are now official petitions, I think people think they have already signed because they have signed the other sort of private ones. It is so important with compulsory chipping coming in that the dogs are scanned and checked against a database, not just re-chipped. I'll look for Roxy too
DanielleT
Caroline, a post about Rags came up on my FB wall this morning and i have just been reading the history on Rags and think its so sad that 2 years later you still have no news. I come on the site to check for my friends dog, Roxy 48676. I have just signed the first two e-petition links, the third I had already signed. I just want to say how shocked I am that so few people have bothered to sign these e-petitions. I'm going to email my local DogLost coordinator now and ask them to email everyone that has ever registered on the site asking them to sign the petitions and then forward them on to their friends and family, we need to hit 100k signatures quickly and make these common sense suggestions the law! Like you said, lets clear the red and fill up the blue and hopefully find Rags, Roxy and all the other dogs that have just disappeared - Danielle Last edited: 2013-09-02 10:48:57 by DanielleT
jobadger
Still searching far and wide for you Ragsie..........xx
B30
Can't believe it's two years. Where are you Rags XX
wensmum
Tomorrow Ragsie will have been missing two years. I cannot start to describe how that feels, but I guess you doglost people all understand. There are thousands of microchipped dogs who never turn up - they must be somewhere.

Please, for their sake, and Ragsie's, if you haven't already done so, please sign the petitions
- to have all dogs killed on the roads scanned for chips, Jester's Law - http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/39125
- to have all dogs killed on the railways scanned for chips, Cassie's Fence Campaign, which is also asking for safer railways, fenced where they cross land with public access (parks etc)- http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/national-campaign-for-cassie-s-law-for-safer-railways-for-dog-and-owner
- and above all, have all vets scan new patients, and check with the databases that they are in the right ownership (use Halo scanners is quicker and effective) and ban re-registering of chips of animals flagged up as missing - http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/50401.

That way maybe there would be many more dogs going "into the blue" Thank you for all your continued help and support, for all of usLast edited: 2013-09-01 09:30:59 by wensmum
wensmum
I spent some time in Barnard Castle, found the owner of the dog that I thought may have been mistaken for her - I don't think it was, as his dog is a Border, and the "sighting" was from an animal artist, so would have been looking at details. There are many people who know her in that area, and I fairly flooded the businesses there with emailed posters, and I expect the doglost local folk did their usual wonderful postering efforts - so now sadly have to think if it was her, she must have been with people on holiday
wensmum
Sadly it isn't Ragsie - yes Jenny, well done, the picture is, it happened because I posted a link which AnimalSearch sent me asking if the found staffy male was Rags, and somehow it kept the link to her page, because I accessed it through their email to me.

The found dog is definitely a staffy male, not Ragsie.

It is great to know that people are still looking and posting - thank you so much
Sara
Please check this dog out. http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=136463&prt=2&viewmp=93161
Ellie
I do so hope you find her soon. She reminds me so much of my much loved border terrierX Henry, who I had for 16 wonderful years. They are wonderful dogs and such characters. Everything crossed for you and her return very soon.
Lorraine
Always looking Ragsie x
Carol
Fingers crossed xxxx
wensmum
Thank you so much, Sue
B30
Advertised in this weeks Countryman's Weekly magazine. I hope it brings some news.
jobadger
We most certainly are, little girl. Wherever you are, stay safe until THAT phone call comes to your mam. xx
wensmum
Ragsie, we are all still looking
wensmum
Hi all,
I wanted to say a few things.
Firstly, thank you all for all your support - like the kind comments below - I might not always answer, but I'm always grateful
Secondly, I sometimes put details of found dogs on other pages, and wonder if the owners are still checking the page, because there hasn't been anything put up there for a while.

Please, please, keep posting anyone you think might be her. I check her page, even if it is just a check on the number of posts on it, at least every day unless I'm away from home(that doesn't happen much), and will continue to do so until she comes home or the day I die.

So if you look on here wondering if it is worth posting a link to a look alike - the answer is a resounding Yes Please

Thanks again,

Caroline
Unknown
Wensmum - you are doing a fantastic job- if anyone deserves to get their much loved dog back, it's you. Everything crossed for her safe return xxx
wensmum
Thank you all for all your help, and thanks to Sally Smith who wrote and sent in the letter - Ragsie has such a wonderful team, she is going to need a huge party when she comes home!
B30
Well done wensmum for getting rags in the magazine.

Come home Raggsie XX
jobadger
I so hope this brings the long-awaited phone call. I've plastered the Uni notice boards and my car window with the new rewards poster. Fabulous idea. xxx
Ellie
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wensmum
Team Rags has put together a fantastic array of Rewards for Rags. If you can get on facebook, have a look at https://www.facebook.com/groups/270218086341610/?bookmark_t=group
or on twitter https://twitter.com/HelpFindRags
wensmum
Lovely to meet you Majorjet, wonderful coverage of the microchipping problems, and they did our lost dogs proud!
And, Doglost, fantastic that you are teamed up know with Petlog as well as the Scanner Angel database - hopefully there will be a lot fewer people going through this particular hell due to all our efforts
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/crufts/episode-guide

All days are on the above link.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/crufts/4od#3487795

This is the link to CRUFTS catch up TV not watched it yet.
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
It was great to spend time with owners of (TIA ID46845 & MAISIE ID46846), LOUIE (Yorkie ID43360)and RAGS today at CRUFTS who did fantastic talking while being filmed. Great to meet them all they are all doing a great job in their search and truly deserve to get their loved ones home. Good luck. x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Well done...anyone have a link please?
B30
Well done everyone. I hope everyone's efforts will really get the message out to scan dogs.
Beanie245
Fantastic to see Rags, Louie and co. on TV CRUFTS on More4 ... Thankyou for the great coverage for all the missing/stolen dogs, vets get scanning, doglost etc.. Come on Rags and bring them all home lass!!! XXXX
wensmum
Today is Crufts, on the Vets Get Scanning stand - if only vets would scan all new patients and check the databases, Ragsie you would be home, with so many others
hoolibelle
Just read the post on facebook made me cry. So hope you find this baby x
wensmum
E49 15/12? Sorry, that is another look-alike - the dogs had white running all the way up the back legs, Ragsie only has paws white on the back legs, but thank you so much for the way you keep on and on looking for her, I could never cover all these sites, I'm so grateful for everyone's help
Beanie245
Shared Rags story from suite1 everything crossed, as always in our thoughts and searches. XXX
rescue_mum
I thought it looked like Rags too, tho doesn't say whether its male or female. Will text owner.
sukimax
Dont think this is Rags but please check, http://strayaction.com/viewpage.php?page_id=27
B30
18 months today since Rags went missing and she has an article on Suite101
http://suite101.com/a/rags-lost-best-friend
wensmum
Thanks Jo I have spoken to the lovely folk at the kennels who knew about Rags and wondered if that lass was her - sadly not, but thank you for keeping on looking - one day......
Jo LDNWA
ID.49371. Please check this one. x
wensmum
Thank you for trying, but no.That is a boy, Ragsie, though she looks such a tomboy (and lives like one!) is a lass.
TheDogmother
This isn't rags is it? http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=48975
wensmum
Sally Gutteridge has written an srticle about Rags http://suite101.com/a/rags-lost-best-friend and is busy trying to get it published, bombarding all the papers she can. Thank you Sally
wensmum
So sorry Janie, I hope he is soon feeling better.

I spoke to Ryedale, hadn't thought about Scarborough, I'll give them a ring later today.
Janie
Really sorry I wasn't able to get into Pickering today - my disabled husband had a bad fall yeasterday & I wasn't able to leave him. Hopefully he'll be OK in a few days & I'll be able to go.

Was it Ryedale DC or Scarborough Council you spoke to?
wensmum
Talked to the local environmental health guy, who was really helpful and took details to pass to dog warden. And emailed dog walkers etc. I had a lady who saw a poster in her vets ring to ask if the dog she had adopted some months back was Rags - she wasn't, but that lady had so much courage to do that.

Emailed "go-ape" head office with very little hope - and had an email back saying they would forward her poster to their Dalby site and if there was anything else they could do....Fantastic.
wensmum
Have emailed Scarborough News as well - sent the link to press assoc pic. I have also emailed the cyclers, ramblers etc. Will try the dog warden later - when they are there.
Janie
It could be worth contacting the Scarborough papers, too:

http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/

If you could get permission to use the photo taken in Dalby, perhaps the papers might be interested in running a "Do you recognise these people?" kind of thing - the papers might have more clout at getting the relevant access.

I'm sorry I don't have any transport, otherwise I'd go to Dalby & see what I could find out.
wensmum
Thank you both. Have emailed the two papers, lady at the visitors centre is wonderful, vets have been brilliant, have messaged cyclists on facebook, but no reply so will try email instead, and there are probably ramblers as well
Janie

This is the Malton & Pickering Mercury website:

http://www.maltonmercury.co.uk

Gazette & Herald:

http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk

I'll have a think and see what else I can come up with.

NorwichT
Dalby is big with cyclists, they may have a website to arrange meet ups?
wensmum
Thank you Janie, it is on its way. Have emailed vets in N Yorks, will try and sort local paper in a bit and contact visitors centre in Dalby Forest - any suggestions of other places to contact very gratefully received
Janie
Is it possible to email me a copy of the photo? It's a long shot, but the people just might be local to me, and I can always have a scout round Pickering next week.

ahorsleyaj@aol.com
wensmum
Thank you very much, NorwichT. The photo was of a dog being walked on an extender lead, with 3 people - busy trying to track down the photographer at the mo
NorwichT
Hi so sorry you have lost your dog! I'm 8 miles from Dalby. I have shared this with the three local dog rescues (Yorkshire Coast Dog Rescue, Ryedale Dog Rescue and Scarborough and Whitby Dog Rescue, sure you will have contacted them already) and on my facebook page too.

I'm stuck for a printer at the moment, but will see if I can borrow a friends printer tomorrow. Will update.

Fingers crossed
wensmum
Thank you all so much - I feel a bit helpless from this distance, when I don't know if its her or not, does look like her, but half the dog is in snow! Have emailed posters to forestry commission, in hope, and have contacted the Dalby Forest groups on facebook. I'll circulate her poster round the local vets again tomorrow, and try to get something in a local paper. Janie, that is magic if you can poster around - I would think people go quite a way to walk there so any posters any where has got to be good, thank you
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
BUMP...
Janie
I'm about 12 miles from Dalby Forest; have downloaded & printed off some posters. Next Wednesday I will be in Pickering, which is a lot closer, and I'll poster there, too.

Really hope it turns about to be this gorgeous girl.Last edited: 2013-01-24 20:39:33 by Janie
B30
A Rags lookalike has been seen in Dalby Forest, North Yorks. Have sent out alerts but not many people accepting posters in the surrounding postcodes. If you visit the forest please keep a look out for someone walking a dog like Rags.
wensmum
Thank you both so much. She is not the Cheshire lass, Scoobster, and I don't think she is yours, Sue, but have sent Ragsie's poster to the lady who found the dog. Thank you so much for trying
Sue
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200204007373134&set=a.1971820505430.2119962.1540543164&type=1&theater

Please check out this photo of dog found in wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside
Scoobster
Might be a little small for Rags But hard to tell because behind a cage, You might want to check this found http://www.facebook.com/groups/wwapp.animal/542747472416614/?notif_t=group_activity#!/photo.php?fbid=127517460748189&set=o.362175273467&type=1&theater (For link to cheshire please see my post on doglost northwest - on old comp and takes ages to find page - Sorry) Bottom dog
scootjockey
Let 2013 be the year of our dogs. What wonderfull dreams for you on the most magical night of the year and an amazing momentary meeting for Wenna! sending you all my strength, love and power hope it helps you reach your little one. Cum on Rags feel the love. xxx
wensmum
Yesterday we met a little fellow who liked quite like you, Rags, and Wenna went absolutely mental, wagging herself in circles, til she realised it wasn't...We ALL miss you so much
jobadger
My dearest wish is for you to be home with your mum Ragsie - let's do it girl! Let's make 2013 the year when you and the other long term lost souls come home. Here's lookin' at you kid! xxx
wensmum
Thank you Caz, still looking for her, everywhere. Every time I dozed last night went back into the same dream that she was home, and woke up thinking that her 400th post was going to be saying she was safe home.......
caz
poor rags STILL missing!!! sending love and wishes for a safe return xxxx
wensmum
Just to send everyone Christmas wishes - and many thanks to all those looking for all the lost souls
Beanie245
Just checking in on Rags and sending prayers... for her and Tucker.
I read an article today on 'the dog news examiner' site about a stolen dog being reunited after 5 years due to 'heaven sent' set of circumstances...I am sure its things like this that keep us sane and hopeful!! I know like us, Tays mum and many other's that you will keep going...Heart felt Christmas wishes to you and your's.XXX
jobadger
Ragsie - shooting stars last night - guess what my wishes were...............xx
wensmum
Fantastic, Gail - hopefully the first step to getting him back where he belongs. I check out every WSS I see in case..... xx
scootjockey
Caroline . wishing all your dreams come true love Gail x
Last edited: 2013-01-13 14:08:07 by scootjockey
superdog
come on rags, you can do it..go home to mom she loves you dearly and if you cant sniff your way back dont worry little rags always remember mommy and us will continue to look for you, stay safe sweetie xxx
wensmum
Can't say it ofte enough - thank you all
B30
It's eight years today that wensmum collected Rags from Many Tears Rescue and 15 months yesterday that she went missing.

Come home sweetie XX
Beanie245
Wishing, hoping and praying for Rags safe return...
Come on Rags your mums waiting and doing everything possible to help you find your way home Lass.XXXX
wensmum
Thank you all for your good wishes, it just gets harder with every day
janiejewel1649
Paws and fingers xd.
DogLostlmoore - Area Volunteer, Wiltshire
Have just shared on FB. So hope you get her back safely.
June
Good luck Rags. So hope you get him home. X
jobadger
I so hope this brings some news.......xxx
wensmum
Thank you Doglost
B30
Rags is in the December issue of Dogs Today.
wensmum
Thank you so much, but no, she isn't, she hasn't got Ragsie's white socks. Bless you for keeping on looking at them all....
scootjockey
Caroline your prob already in contact with RSPCA but Ill post anyway there a dog named Tyla 690 app 6 yr old Ive stumbled across you may want to check. I was searching for a tele phone No for Halewood RSPCA ended up somehow veiwing dogs.......always on our mind Tays mum x Ps we managed to get some posters up eventually.
wensmum
I have no idea how animal search works - I logged in last night, still no reply - I have asked about 8 dogs, never had a reply - and they have taken this dog off the site, so presumably re-united. They only ever send me possibles within 5 miles, and they are usually the wrong sex and colour - ok colour is a bit subjective, but sex is kind of definate - when I said about it on their feedback form, I was told most people can't tell the sex of a dog, so its irrelevant, but if I would like to donate........

skippy
yeah I wondered about the chip comment too....some collars have 'scan me' or a tag that says 'scan me - I'm chipped' I think, but some people also claim to be able to feel them under the skin. Who knows?!

I've wondered a few times about the animal search pages - there are often updates posted from people saying 'I think the dog you have found may be the one I have lost', but I've never yet seen anything that suggests they've been reunited??

Hope you get a response soon - does WS8 fall under the 'K9 search' area - in which case - I would suspect they may be alerted at some stage?

Anyway - good luck - hope your lovely girl is home with you soon. Will continue to keep my eyes open.Last edited: 2012-10-02 22:02:07 by skippy
wensmum
Thank you Skippy, I have contacted them through animal search - I dont know how long it takes to get a reply (I haven't had a reply back from any on animals search yet, but maybe this time....) I wondered how they know she is chipped. Will post any info when I get it. Thank you so much for trawling for her xx
skippy
Wondered if you wanted to check this one out....sounds a bit more like a JRT cross on first read, but just in case - Animal search has the following:

Found Dog (AFP132690)
Found on Fri 28th Sep 2012 (2 days)
Found dog in Brownhills, Walsall, United Kingdom, WS8
Sex: Bitch (Female)
Colours: Sandy and White
Collar: Multicoloured, Fabric, Patterned. paw prints & bones
No flea collar
Chipped: Yes
Neutered: Not sure

found female wire haired terrier tan/white,wandering along busy A5 near brownhills west,on friday 28th sept very well behaved wonderful friendly little dog she is chipped so we will take her to our vets to try and locate owner
dark brown ears

http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=112716&prt=2&viewru=1&sort_order=date&typeOfPet=2&lostOrFound=2&searchDate=2012-08-30&searchRadius=30&showResultsAs=List&petColour1=-1&petColour2=-1&petColour3=-1&petColour4=-1&petHasACollar=Ignore&petCollarColour=-1&GMapsLat=52.6495837&GMapsLng=-1.936510300000009&GMapsLocationDesc=Brownhills%2C+West+Midlands%2C+United+Kingdom%2C+WS8&page=1&search=1&lfonly=f
Wetnose
Refreshing peoples memories and putting her on social networking again
wensmum
Thank you, all, for all you are doing to try to find her
Lorraine
Shared on FB & tweeted again x
wensmum
Oh thank you so mcuh Sue
B30
Advertised in this weeks Countryman's Weekly magazine
jobadger
Distributed Ragsie's new poster at all services between M56 and Penrith on the M6 (N and S) on Sunday when I took Andrew upto Uni. Also gave a lot of parents the benefit of seeing the gorgeous girl's photos (couldn't miss a golden opportunity of getting her poster around the UK. I do so hope there is positive news soon....... Just a thought - anything further from the possible Tutbury sighting? xx

Last edited: 2012-09-18 22:19:37 by jobadger
Beanie245
Will keep sharing Ragsie new picXX
Beanie245
Will keep sharing Ragsie new picXX
wensmum
Oh Sue, that is lovely, thank you
B30
I've done Rags a new poster using all the lovely photos from Facebook. Hopefully a change of picture will bring a change of luck.

Come home Ragsie XX
wensmum
Thank you Gail - good luck, I hope you find some news there of Tay xx
scootjockey
We are going to Sandringham dog show on Sun Ive never been to a dog show before but ill have a few posters up there for Rags and Tucker. XXX
wensmum
Thank you Jo, just looked, will keep an eye on that, but if the dog could be mistaken for Willow, it must be much smaller than Rags - Westie/Yorkie is much nearer to the ground? Have contacted dog walkers etc round Tutbury xx
jobadger
Wensmum - have you seen the notes on Willow (40737)? xx
wensmum
Thank you all - and Jo and Tay's mum for all the postering
scootjockey
Please let it be a genuine sighting of the real Rags. Hoping and Praying Rag's mums broken heart be mended. Best wishes Tays mum xxx
B30
I'm not sure if my message below was reported in error but I've reactivated it.
B30
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Beanie245
Pray every day for you both..Someone somewhere know's where she is and we will find them... I know that Rags mum will never give up and needs all eyes open for Rags. Great idea and wonderful news from scootjockey thankyou so much.
scootjockey
Wensmum I'll poster every caravan sight in Skegness and Ingomells this week of Rags and Tucker and my route home before I leave Marks. Paw and all Xd. Tay mum x
janiejewel1649
Sorry to see Rags is still missing. I think all vets should check pets microchips. Paws and fingers xd for her return. She has to be somewhere.
wensmum
I got her 3 December 2004, and she wasn't chipped (Sylvie had run out of chips that day), so I had her done end December or early 2005, when she was spayed (she was too young to be spayed when she came tp me). Her chip is 978, which was at first one of the batches that might have a proble, but Virbac now say 978s are ok. They have said all along that the time involved was 2010 to Feb 2012. I have their chips checked every year, so hers was working March 2011, so hopefully it is ok, but I find it hard to believe Virbac when they refuse to publish where their problems are. It is great that so many vets are keeping her poster up, but the possible chip failure is a nightmare - we were checking local pounds, and emailed all dogwadens possible, but Manytears got her off deathrow at the last minute, and she came to me because nobody wanted her. How anybody could not want her, I don't know.
labradorloopy
Hi, I think Rags originally came from Many Tears. I just wanted to say that one of my boys came from there in August 2010. His microchip (done at the centre)has since failed and I have had him re-chipped. I think it might be safest to assume the chip has failed and not rely on this. Happily though, I too can report that both my local Vets have her poster and I always do a 'double take' if I spot a dog looking anything like her.
Yettontop
When I visited my vet in Mirfield, West Yorkshire last week, I was delighted to see a poster prominently displayed in their waiting room. I know that one 'fear' is that Rags had one of the Virbac faulty chips......let's hope that isn't the case and that dog and owner are soon reunited (and back on the agility circuit again, where evryone is still keeping eys wide open for sightings)
B30
Rags has been missing for a year now and wensmum still works tirelessly to try to find her. Come home Ragsie XXLast edited: 2012-09-02 10:26:45 by B30
caz
ive re twittered and facebooked again . come on rags!!! xx
wensmum
I spent today at Paws in the Park at Great Barr, rasing her profile, raising money for Manytears Rescue and getting signatures for Vets Get Scanning, and for Cassie. Most people already know about her - and that is the other side of Birmingham. Thank you all for your support
Unknown
I still look for Rags, as I live just down the road.
janiejewel1649
Hoping and praying for a positive result in the quest to find "Rags". All xd.
scootjockey
Fingers crossed Ad in Veterinary Record brings some news. Please please its time we had another one home. Good luck gail x
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Wow! that is fantastic news! Well done Caroline. So hoping it does bring good news. xxx
B30
Rags has an advert in the Veterinary Record. PLEASE someone phone with some news!!
wensmum
Thank you AnnieSparky - very kind of you to email Leigh - I have been away for a few days, and thank you, Sam and Gail, lets hope we can get them back somehow - we will all keep working at it! xx
scootjockey
How perfect life will be with our doggies back.I can remember how it felt giving up the best seat in the house, in the car and never having enough room on the bed to sleep comfortably, always saying we'd get a bigger one! and I really miss Tays unruly behavior when Chicken was in the oven....... Hope we get the chance to feel the way we used to. Mark got your text ta. Ive asked jayne to change the Email address on poster to scoot.jockey@hotmail.com. I can be contacted at mo on 01754 830468. Tays breeder contacted us today theyve been following his page since we contacted them in the early days and they may have Tays sibbling he needed to check with the wife, all crossed. All the research your doing for us hasnt gone unnoticed we are eternally gratefull and if ever we can be of any help in anyway we'd happily do so, just ask and consider it done, OK. Glad you and Neil got the page up and running and once my minds stopped drawing blanks I will certainly join.Thinking of Rags, Tucker Tay, Shep. Hollie, Oscar all our little ones. Sleep tight, stay safe from Tays mum x
Beanie245
Have emailed Rags pic/link to a few doggie south wales websites... just in case, keep looking up!x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
I emailed Leigh dogs home and they kindly replied to say that the found dog "Scrappy" they have up for adoption is a boy.......so sadly not Rags x
DogLostAnnieSparky - Area Volunteer, West Lancashire
So sorry to see Rags is still missing.
Though I dont think this is Rags (and hopefully her chip would bring her home) I just wanted you to know people are looking out for her far and wide.
Photo on the Leigh dogs and cats Home website. It doesnt say whether this dog is male or female.
In the "dogs for adoption" gallery photo no 56 "Scrappy" dated 04/08/2012

http://leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/adoption.html

Hoping Rags is home soon x



wensmum
Thanks Caz, I can't believe it either, I keep thinking if I go and look in the field, she will be there. I leave the gate open for her to come home, every night. Am busy contacting vets again.

Neil has set up a website - http://www.lostdogresources.co.uk where I am hoping that everyone will post what they have found out while looking for their dogs, so it is easier for people who have just lost dogs - it is in its infancy, I need some moderators, because I am not always on the computer, but please, anyone, have a look, register, post things (you'll have to wait for me to moderate at the moment), give me some feedback
caz
Cant believe shes still missing!! ive re twittered and facebooked her again :S xx
wensmum
Hi Tay's Mum
I'm working with Neil tomorrow to try to get the website running where we can pool things we have found out (nearest tracker dogs etc.) and with a forum. Will post info on here with details as soon as I can.
Unknown
Beanie245, do you mean me ? If so, what advice are you waiting for ? Please contact me at doglostpr@btinternet.com
scootjockey
Hi Wensmum just wanted to thank you for the interesting info on our Tays page. In particular the Dog warden stuff as we hadnt known they had those powers, unfortunately! Would have gone down that path in those times where police have rejected our plea`s to investigate . Tay should be flagged as stolen! tho feel the need to call his database, reiterate not to permit new ownership. Why does this fill me with dread !? There`s so many of us that have been looking for our wee ones for such a long long time and yet we are still learning by sharing knowledge gained through our experiences. A page to leave some of it for owners of stolen dogs could be most helpfull dont you think? Willing you some good news, any news of dear Rags you really deserve it. Good luck with the campaiyn. Gail x Do you have a poster of Rags and Tucker yet? Im leavings Marks using A16 Skegness route and could poster.
wensmum
Dear Jo You wouldn't think I am strong if you could see me now! I am so glad little Sali is safe.

The doglost posters are a fantastic help for dogs in ownership battles, because with the dates lost and dates registered recorded by a third party they help with the weight of evidence to prove the dog is yours.

I have legal advice that I have enough records to proove she is mine - but several vets will not scan her if she is there "with another owner" - I have been told that RCVS recommend vets do not become involved so they are not assulted by their clients!
jobadger
Wensmum - I hope I'm as strong as you if this ever happens to me. The sooner chips are compulsory for all adults and puppies alike and vets (or someone) checks all chips - the sooner girls like yours could be home. Their clients would hopefully do the right thing..... Amazing that chips are not taken as proof of ownership even when the owner reports the dog lost to the relevant authorities. xxx
wensmum
I wasn't sure if that sounded as though I'm giving up on her - no way am I ever giving up on her, but would rather know that she is ok, than never ever know anything
wensmum
Thank you so much Sue, and all of you who are helping look for Rags. I am hoping that she will be taken for vaccs as it is nearly 12 months since she went missing - I am asking vets to let me know if she is ok, if they see her, and have given DL phone number as well if they want to contact a third party - I hope this is alright, just hope that this might mean if she gets taken to a place where they have reservations about upsetting their clients, I might still hear if she is alive and wellLast edited: 2012-07-10 08:19:58 by wensmum
B30
A new picture of Rags on her page which shows her white markings better. The date for her vaccination is coming up and wensmum will be re-contacting all the vets to remind them that she's still missing. Come home Rags!!
Beanie245
Wensmum, if can be of any help postering vets in NN6 happy to do so. just email me as could do a joint postering with Tucker in this area if thats OK?

Some very interesting posts below.. awaiting news re forum but seems quigley's mum already has a site up and running!!

Teddy's mum( GSD) is also keen to promote.. just waiting for Nik to advise I think.
B30
That's great wensmum!!
wensmum
Have just heard from the Caravn Club, who have forwarded her poster and my letter asking sites to display it through the scholl holidays to all their registered sites - Well done the Caravan Club
wensmum
Bless you Jo. I have emailed Caravan Club and Caravan and Camping club asking if they would group email their sites, but nothing yet, so am going to start putting them on Neils contacts database to get out for summer hols.

Repostering vets shortly with a new "still missing, could turn up any minute" poster and letter so they are aware if she turns up for vaccs as it is 10 months now.

Has anyone heard of Jester's Law/Campaign about getting all dogs involved in all RTA's scanned - it was live about 7 years ago - is itstill going? Did it ever go anywhere?
jobadger
Out and about this evening looking for another lost soul but have delivered Ragsie's posters to a couple of local caravan and camping sites which I noticed were full on the way out this morning.
Despite the weather the holiday season is in full swing here so will spend the next week or so going round all of the sites. Someone has to know where she is...... xx
Quigley's Mum and Dad
Hi Sam and Wensmum,

I hope you are both well and making some positive progress in your searches. I think of you both often even though I have been pre-occupied with our impending move.

I just want to let you know that I have a blog called: www.whereohwherehasmylittledoggone.com that I was inspired to start a few months ago.

It is aimed, like the forum of which you speak, at giving information to others in our unfortunate situations. In addition to sharing information on a the doglost forum (which I will be happy to join as well and I think is a great idea), I urge you to take a look at my blog.

I would be happy to have either or both of you write a guest blog post or posts on topics which you feel passionate about related to searching for a lost dog. Also, feel free to elaborate on any topics I have already posted about. If we continue to share and link it through our facebook, twitter and doglost pages, it will reach and help many other people as well.

Although I dedicate every entry to Quigley, if you would like to write a guest blog or blogs, I would also be happy to include a dedication and a photo of your own dogs and a link to their facebook pages through your guest blog article. Let me know if you are interested.

I am also happy to join in on the national advert, even if it happens after I leave.

I do plan to continue my involvement in the search as much as possible even thought we are going to be in the States. And, I am blessed to have team Quigley at the helm!

xo,
Holly
Doglady
Wensmum, I will definatly sign.do hope Rags is soon back home.
wensmum
Thank you Jo for the ad, Sue for the bump, and everyone for the helpand support. Aud40 - there is a petition to sort out problems with microchipping on vets get scanning website - please sign it and spread the word - maybe loads of missing and stolen dogs would come home
Doglady
I will re-post Raggs again on my fb page today I like you Wensmum wish all vets would do their job and scan all new visitors to the practice,I worked in a practice for 18 years until I retired and every dog got scanned at vaccinations or boosters we used to scan from front to back not just the shoulders as Chips can move.
B30
Rags is featured in today's issue of Our Dogs Last edited: 2012-06-29 06:43:55 by B30
wensmum
Thank you Baldrick - I really appreciate all the sharing and trawling scum-sites that you do for her - one day...

If we could only enable vets to scan all new patients, she would be home with loads of others, I'm sure. It is nearly 10 months - maybe whoever has her will take her for her vaccinations soon
baldrick
Still sharing on facebook. Still looking on scumtree and the like. x
wensmum
I have a friend building an internet forum, where we can post our findings and discuss things, without distracting from the purpose of these pages - I am very grateful for having a page for Ragsie, also that people want to discuss their ideas and findings - just want to keep the two apart. I hope everyone will come on the forum with their knowledge and help, to make life easier for any other poor souls in this position, and to discuss ways of finding dogs - and I hope we will all be able to help and support each other on it. I could not have survived these awful months without the support of DL and Ragsie's group on FB - if sharing my experiences helps anybody, bring it on.
As soon as I have details I will put them on here
jobadger
I'm with you 300% Nik - I'm worried that there will be those who are able to take part easily - it is a lot of money per ad; there will be those who will take part with difficulty and those who won't be able to pay such a price and will feel guilty (maybe for the rest of their lives if their dog never returns).
I was worried that this has taken over Ragsie's page and an open forum, which can be accessed by all interested parties, is the way ahead.

Ragsie's missing poster was to be repeated in Our Dogs online newsletter but I don't seem to have been able to find it. If anyone has, could they please give me a nod in the right direction. xx
wensmum
I appreciate and share you concern - this was not, in the first instance, my idea, but it is on my dog's page.

My plan is to move it off here, give the interested parties the information which we have - the prices, and all of your input, and let them decide what they want to do. If I can offer any further help, I am happy to do so.

I do agree that if a group of us dicuss things together we may well be able to come up with new ideas, but quite honestly I feel that this page was put here by you folk to help my dog to come home, and is not really a suitable place for open discussions - but when I have found a place where those discussions can take place, I will post it on here, and it can then revert to doing what it should be - helping to get Ragsie safe home
Unknown
I am very concerned about owners contributing to the cost of one national press ad. My professional advice (as a marketing & communications consultant) was that it was unadvisable. Advertising works over a period of time and has to be targeted to the right group of people. Even if it was appropriate, how do you know the Daily Mail is the right paper ? Have you checked NRS ?
Quigley's Mum and Dad
Hi Wensmum,

I hope you are well. I would love to participate in a joint national advert. Please let me know details of internet meetup group when it is created. You are amazing and once again, an inspiration. God Bless Rags!

Quigley's Mum
wensmum
We are currently trying to sort an internet "meeting room" as trying to physically meet up to discuss things would be expensive and difficult. The newspaper ad looks expensive, will update on it when we have set up somewhere to talk
SallyF
Hi, I'm interested in a national ad too (id: 36430). My Parsons Jack Russell, Socks has now been missing 5 months and am thinking she must be miles away as I've made it pretty hard for a local person to keep her. I've placed many ads in the local papers so perhaps it's time to reach a wider audience. Keep me posted on any developments/costs etc. Is there also a way to notify vets countrywide? I've emailed hundreds but there must be an easier way. Happy to help. Thanks. S
Teddy's Mum
Hi, Teddy's mum here. Missing GSD ID no: 35377
I would like to participate with the ad/inserts?
I have been trying to do this for a while but didn't really know how to coordinate it. As I am sure is the same for Rags mum and all the other families of missing dogs, when you are so heartbroken, it is difficult to think logically!
Thank you for posting me. It is the only way to go in order to get national coverage, as it only takes one person! will do anything to help get our missing, beloved dogs back.
I feel that Teddy was picked up and that someone out there has her, probably not aware that her mum is desperate to find her and bring her home.
Happy to post my personal email as easier to communicate.
sam.stapleford@btinternet.com
07503 233 945
Many thanks. You will be home soon lovely Rags xx
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I think this is a great idea for an ad if feasible. Some owners got together for a group poster before so you could do that. This way all contribute to the cost of the printing which makes it as lot less, and all give out at fairs, events, shows etc. This way you cover more ground and more dogs. Worth a try. xxxLast edited: 2012-06-29 11:20:51 by Kimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
jobadger
Ragsie - it's so time you were home. Wherever you are, I hope you're warm, well-fed and comfy little girl. xx
Sammie
Hi I will pass on the info and email link to the owner I am trying to help at the moment. I am away from tomorrow so will see when I come back if she has followed it through.
I will look for Rags whilst on holidays, as well as my mising few!
Neighbark
Hi Sammie & Jobadger, Sammie - We are trying to get owners and non-owners together, but first need to contact everyone via phone or emails. We need to list and contact everyone who would be interested in getting together to make plans and try and get our furry friends back. I too am leaving posts on Tuckers and Rags pages, and chase about trying to pick messages up. Difficult. Yes I am on f.B. - but feel a bit exposed as its in my real name and gives a bit too much info out for my liking and comfort. We don't really want the dog-thieves to know what we're planning, if u get my drift..... So can u email Beannie (see email address on Tucker's site or rags site. We'll soon contact owners of missing dogs. I too am a DL volunteer and have helped find 2 dogs. It's a wonderful feeling. there are many DL people working their way thru' the site day in night out, the unsung heroes whose reward is seeing dogs go into the blue. This microchipping and lack of scanning is a major problem. Hope to get us all together in the not too distant future, but most of all - hope to get these poor doggies and poor owners back together. Viva the Doglost team! So much going on in their discreet fight against missing and stolen dogs.
jobadger
Hi Neighbark - yes please - Caroline's got my email and phone number.
Sammie - DL relies on hits to keep it going and is really very instrumental in returning and rehoming. I personally would hate my email details being made public and I'm afraid I don't think very much of FB where people can hide behind their comments and can message anyone at will. Yes - I know there are security options but to be perfectly honest, I came off FB not so long ago because of security issues.
I think the problem with some owners lies in their belief that once their missing one is on DL then their work is over and DL takes over with the searching, postering etc. I'm not saying this goes for all owners - I had a blazing row with one person on FB who was shouting the odds about what DL hadn't done. Yes - I know I'm preaching to the converted here, but I feel very strongly that Facebook, whilst a way of spreading information, also inhibits the spread of information - that is happening in a current search at the moment. These are my personal views btw and I'll get off my soapbox now and wish you a super holiday! xxLast edited: 2012-06-12 21:42:15 by jobadger
Sammie
Neighbark - I looked at Rags page today as I am away on holiday next week and I wanted to refresh my knowledge on how Rags looks! Then I saw you posts under. I help lost dogs in my area (as a DL Volunteer) but we have been very unsuccessful so I thought your idea good. The trouble is I know the owner of my most current missing dog never checks her dog lost page! so posting on them might not prompt a resonse. Shame it isn't like FaceBook where it sends you a notification! And shame we can't actually email someone from this site. Are you on FB? Rags page or some of the DL pages?
Anyway back to Rags I am going to Cornwall so will try to recall in my memory as many of the missing dogs as possible!
Neighbark
Jobadger - Rags, Tucker's mums and I are all emailing - trying to work out what's best to do-trying to make a plan. Let me know if u'd like to be in the loop. the more the better! N.
Beanie245
Neighbark Have posted on Tucker's page email details/idea re editorial etc etc... Huge thanks to you, wensmum and jobadger the more idea's/people aware the better
As you rightly say any chance is better than none with a bit of luck we may be able to make this work.. paper's love printing heartbreaking story's especially about animals we have many of those on DL and the public love happy ending's.!! laura@hfdesign.net
jobadger
There is another way of getting distributed with a daily national - use an insert. We get them printed they insert them - something like £29 per 1000 - have a look on the Daily Mirror website - it gives the rates there - which are pretty comparable with the Mail.
Neighbark
Do you think I should copy my last posting to other long-term owners? Isn't a thread of hope better than none? Or just too much of a financial and emotional gamble?
Neighbark
Hi Beannie, I've had a reply from Nik the PR lady. If u let me know your email address-I'll forward it on to you. It has rather deflated me, but I haven't given up and won't! I have a list of around 40 of the owners who - like you and Caroline... just don't seem to rest in their search. From my enquiries yestrday, the Daily Mail quoted £21,600 (inc 20% vat)for one full colour page, between t.v. and sports. If we could get 36 owners to each have a 7cm x 5 cm box with dogs piccie in, AND have a bold heading saying something like "HAVE YOU SEEN OUR LOST DOGS" - then I make this £600 each. It's down to money of course. This is a straight advert. They say its discounted.
So one day only, one full colour page, £600 each. Its a gamble that only the poor owners can decide on. If only it wasn't so expensive - to be able to put one in each of the daily papers would stand a much better chance (of course). It's down to being in the right place...at the right time of course....Mrs Smith happening to open that paper on that day and see your dog - recognise it...and call you. I'll copy this posting onto Rags page for Wensmum. N. x

Beanie245
Neighbark, Have posted on Tucker's page..thinking maybe of ways to get into paper as a story re the heartbreak of our lost pets!!! Trying to get list of other possible owner's..Could Doglost post this idea on its notice board??Thankyou so much for your support.
jobadger
I had a look online on the advertising page rates for the Mirror. I think contacting PR is an excellent idea - the expertise is there. If I can do anything to help Neighbark, please let me know. xx
wensmum
DL may have systems in place for ring-fenced donations. If not, I know a man who can (I think - he did it to run the rolling ad at the Service Station, which is still going).
Neighbark
I'm going to contact daily Nat paper to try and get a price. Need help getting donations, arranging paypal, contacting owners etc. Will contact DL PR .
caz
help*
caz
HI any news on rags and owner yet? ill keep where i can! :)
jobadger
The only thanks I need is Ragsie's safe return Caroline. It's in again at the end of June to catch all of those travelling up and down the country to the summer shows. Let's hope everyone's efforts bring some news of the girl now that people are out and about on the road for holidays again. xxLast edited: 2012-06-05 12:19:45 by jobadger
wensmum
Thank you Jo fo putting her ad in Our Dogs.

Thank you Nina - we did those origionally, and she was in the Caravan club mag recently, but well worth getting back onto the sites again as people are starting to camp again

Neighbark - that is a brilliant idea - I'm sure Quigleys mum and dad, the two patts Jess and Bramble, Scooby, Pepper and load of others would come in on it as well as those who already said they would
SanBarn
Count me in.xx
Beanie245
Great Idea... we would be willing to share an advert/ donate towards cost.. Still looking for Tucker dog ID 30394 lost since 13/6/11...miss him so much, I know there are still a lot of other owner's desperate for news i.e Brook and Tay's mum's etc..please will follow posts to see if anyone else would like to go with this?? .
jobadger
Excellent idea Neighbark - please count me in. xxLast edited: 2012-06-04 09:22:47 by jobadger
Neighbark
You know - I've been thinking. This is a big ask...if everyone who's helping and interested in reuniting Ragsy and Caroline would or could afford to make a donation in order to pay for some big adverts in the main national papers - it would make an even larger proportion of the U.K. aware of this little dog and her dedicated unrelenting owner. Also, if a few missing dog owners all created a joint-advert, say with large boxes with pictures of each one - I am sure this would create an awful lot of interest. I'm sure the papers would do a special rate, if not do free editorial for a sizeable adverts, which is, after all very newsworthy in its own right. We are a nation of dog-lovers, with sadly a nasty contingency who steal and re-sell our best friends- and as a result many of these stolen dogs are moved around the country, giving owners little hope of ever finding them.
SO COME ON - ARE YOU UP FOR IT? I'll start off with £10 towards this massive advertising campaign. Just think, if just 100 of us donated £10 - that's a whole thousand pounds! Then another 100 = £2000 Would it be that difficult to do? think of all the plasterers, vets/farmers/bricklayers, lorry drivers, teachers etc. all opening their Daily Mail, Daily Mirror - to see Rags and friends little faces looking out at them! ...and if just ONE person says "I KNOW THAT DOG - MY FRIEND/NEIGHBOUR/COLLEAGUE OWNS IT...." Then Rags and friends might just be returned to their desperate owners. Now wouldn't that make us all walk on air.Last edited: 2012-06-02 20:32:03 by Neighbark
DogLostNina
Wonder if Caravan Club sites and the Camping and Caravan Club sites would display posters just in case holiday makers see sight of her anywhere.
B30
Rags has an advert in the issue of Our Dogs out today.
wensmum
Thank you Jo, so much. The T-shirts should be available - the manager of vistaprint agreed that anyone could order what they wanted, the art work was origionally put up by Dove's Cottage - they should have kept the art work on file. If there is a problem, I'm sure if I ask Mark and Janine, they will order whatever is needed.
Michelle was postering the services from mid Cornwall to Nottingham, we have the Welsh Marches - M50, M5, M54 covered. Lesley has done something clever on twitter and got the Motorway servie companies following her and twitted them posters (I dont understand this, but I'm sure others do!)
jobadger
Are the Ragsie T-shirts still available?? xx
jobadger
Just come back in from postering - and there are some lovely people out there. Have done down the 55 to Deeside, 41 and 49 to Shrewsbury and back up the A5 to Bangor and home! I also left posters wherever there were restaurants/shops and gave fliers to people who were there. It was a good day to go 'cos it wasn't too hot. I'll go down the coast on Sunday - oh - and I've also left some on the train which goes down to Machynlleth. Will get down to Abersoch before then to drop soem off with the girls in the pharmacy. Let's hope there's some news of this girl from somewhere soon. Last edited: 2012-05-31 16:05:10 by jobadger
wensmum
The manager just got in such a strop, she wouldn't let us on. Neil emailed wonderful Eddie Stobart and Wisemans, who both out Ragsie's poster up in their staff canteens across the country and the motorway polic put her poster in their canteens, and we had lorry drivers fb their mates - she has a couple of agility friends who are lorrydrivers.

Thank you Jo - you are a star
jobadger
Good thinking wensmum! THEY had done all anybody could be expected to do....... Gosh I wish Frankley was my local services....:-)
I'll stick them up down the A55 and the A5 too - be nice to have a drive around now the exams are over. xx
Just a thought - has anyone there said we can't put fliers unedr windscreen wipers? The lorry park and the coaches would be a good start.Last edited: 2012-05-25 20:53:10 by jobadger
wensmum
Just in case she is with someone who thought she was dumped, and they are off on holidays again - please anyone who reads this, who is travelling on the motorways, please would you print off her poster and put it up at any service station you stop at (she is on the rolling screen at Frankley, and they will not allow her poster up on the doors - the manager there told me after a month they they had done all anybody could be expected to do, having her poster up that long, she was probably dead, and I should get over it, after all its only a dog. So, please, unless you really like a battle, leave that one out!
jobadger
I know Frankley Services are covered but what about Corley for those travelling towards and away from the M1 and Hilton Park for those northbound?
If Ragsie was taken at Frankley Services they could have gone up the M6 north or eastwards towards the M1 and the south. xx
guinness'mum
Hi,We visit Scotland regular,so use the M6,services,there are a few dogs set in my memory Rags being one of them,don't worry if i had an inkling i saw her with someone ,i would do something
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Ragsie's mum - don't you worry what anyone thinks, this is YOUR precious dog and you are a truly wonderful owner. You do what you need to do, and, please everyone, keep looking for lovely Rags wherever you may be. Our dogs do move around the country sometimes, so owner is right - please look out for her. Come on Rags, where are you? xxx
jobadger
I'll second that wensmum - re. the site up and running again. xx
wensmum
Wanted to say - well done the techno-guys for getting the site going again - thank you
wensmum
Doglost helpers all over the country must think I'm mad, asking for posters all over the place - but she went missing one field away from a service station, and had spent the summer camping - if she saw a caravan there, she would just have thought she was home again. And I have encouraged her to work with anyone to help youngsters training at the dog club - they had a knowledgable dog to work with. I'll never do that again.

Have emailed doggy-type contacts and pubs round Barnard Castle - she is known round there - so I might get a definate answer one way or the other. I have had a wonderful response from the pubs, pet shops etc round Fewston - The Sun and others - who have said they will look while they are walking their dogs
B30
OK, the description that we have is a leggy terrier size about same as a beagle, golden soft coat it had grown out over it's eyes and curled down. Overall look was a scruffy dog look like a disney dog, but such a pretty face. On a lead with an elderly-ish man but appeared t be looking around for another person so could also be walked by someone else.

Will get alerts out to this area now to CA17,DL11,DL12,DL13Last edited: 2012-05-19 10:16:24 by B30
wensmum
I have emailed petshops and pubs etc round Fewston Resevoir - Ilkley Pets replied and said they had put her poster up, I'm sure others have.

The lady who messaged me on fb is an artist - dogs and wildlife - so understands what her eyes tell her - so will start on petshops and pubs etc round Barnard Castle later
B30
Just let me know when you have some more info wensmum
wensmum
Just waiting for further details about a possible sighting near Barnard Castle - dont want to bother Sueand ask her to get everyone postering unless it sounds hopeful - so far it sounds good, right size, right colour, the lass who told me didnt remember markings, it is so difficult when it isnt your dog you are looking for. Will update when I get more infp
jobadger
Ragsie - your mum needs you home now - the rest of the family need you home now - you've not met Posy - she's dying to meet you. Wherever you are - stay safe. xx
@Bonnie's mum - isn't Gerald lovely???Last edited: 2012-05-18 12:11:10 by jobadger
janiejewel1649
No news then of Rags whereabouts? I have posted in B76 (Where I live) in an area (Country Park) frequented by many observant dog walkers.
wensmum
Thank you Bonnies' mum, Tipsy is very like....but not quite, so kind of you to look and post her, but no, no white
Bonnies' mum
Animal Care Lancaster have a dog on their site for rehoming called TIPSY. Doesn't appear to have white on the front but might be worthwhile looking at picture. I emailed them last night asking them to look at RAGS on 'Doglost' but up to now haven't had a reply
wensmum
She has matchin ears, tips flopping down - when she runs, they flick back. She has been missingover 8 months - if she has been injured she may have one ear down - she is about 40 cm/17" high at the shoulder (staffie/beagle/sheltie size), bright gold, white chest, tummy and paws, and short sticking up tail. Do you know someone that looks like her Ria?
ria
Does this dog have one ear down and one ear that sticks up and the tip flops down?
caz
good luck with search i know its hard work but there worth it still putting pic on face book sites fingers crossed xx
Quigley's Mum and Dad
still praying for you
wensmum
Thank you Jo, I never thought you had left. Have emailed dog walkers in North Yorks. I'm not sure if Leslie has been able to do festival sites. I've caught up with all the new Welsh vets. It is so difficult not having a particular area to focus on - I feel as though I'm crashing about in the dark with my eyes shut, hoping to stumble over her.
jobadger
I've just caught up with the little one on here - I haven't left you - just several nasty people on FB! Just to let you know - I circulated about 30 Gumtree sites again a couple of weeks ago - before the Brum visits - forgot to tell you - and I'll start circulating the Freecycle ones again - and as many festival sites as I can find - unless Leslie's done them?
B30
Posters sent to BD23,DL8,HG1,HG3,HG4,LS21,LS29
B30
Phone call from a lady who has seen a similar stray dog to Rags near Fewston Reservoir Harrogate. Will get alerts out. If you receive on please can you help by putting up a poster on bulletin boards etc in that area?Last edited: 2012-05-16 20:41:45 by B30
wensmum
Thanks Caz. Channel 4 very kindly checked out a similar dog shown on news clip on Thrsday, dog sitting by River Deben in suffolk, where it crosses (or runs down?) a road - he saidthe c 485. But he said that dog had no white feet - doesn't seem to have white chest in the shot, but did wonder if it was mud - the clip I was sent was so small (obviously) it was hard to tell

I have now contacted all the vets in England on the RCVS site that we hadn't already contacted from the any-vet uk site - just started cross matching the Welsh ones.

caz
bumped her poster to top of pages on facebook sites again today these sites have over 3000 people on them surley someone must know of any leads of her whereabouts fingers crossed xx
wensmum
Thank you so much
caz
No problem Ive asked people on facebook who are doing the sponsered walk to keep eye out too hope little rags is found soon good luck and ill continue to do all i can to help xx
wensmum
Thank you Caz, did put her on gumtree when she first went missing, k9 search involved from the start, and ray has been looking for her. Will try the other one - it is great to be pointed to a new site.
caz
someone on my facebook link asked if owner has tried advertising on gumtree lost and found?? just a thought! or tried missing pets beau.. k9 search.. etc? ray dedicott radio wm he helps people who have lost pets.Last edited: 2012-05-12 20:53:48 by caz
wensmum
Thank you Caz, thats wonderful. There was a very similar dog in a clip on C4 news Thursday evening, one of her young agility friends sent it to me yesterday - can't see white, but could be muddy - we have established that the dog was filmed by the regional news team, but now cant get any more info til Monday
caz
have put an alert out on my facebook page and im also connected to for sale sites around the bham area on facebook will put poster there too good luck hope rags returns back home soon xx
wensmum
Bless you Jo, Have sent her to them
jobadger
This morning tv programme have posted this on their website....

This Friday we’re intending to feature an item on missing pets. So if you’ve lost a pet, or think you’ve had one stolen, let us know and we might be able to feature them in our missing pets gallery. Email thismorning@itv.com with some good shots of your missing pet and a few details that might help: when you last saw your pet, any distinguishing marks, habits or characteristics. Maybe it was wearing a particular collar. We need your emails by 5.00pm Thursday the 10th May. http://www.itv.com/thismorning/life/reuniting-lost-pets-with-owners/
Quigley's Mum and Dad
Hi Wensmum,
Thank you for lighting that candle. You are an amazing person. Fingers crossed that they come home to us soon:)
wensmum
Oh, and in case anyone else ever needs to know (I hope not), the only hostel in the West Midlands that takes dogs is St Annes, and they also have her poster
wensmum
I'm getting to know the city centre a lot better! She now has posters up in the Big Issue office, the Salvation Army have some for the soup kitchens, they are up along the canal, the watermen know about her - so, rather more frighteningly do the drug addicts - she is up in the Childrens Hspital and St Martins and by the bus stops on Snowhill Queensway. The community support officers are putting her poster up in their canteen; and the police say it is their camera opposite where the sighting was, but no they can't use cctv to see if that is my dog or not. The vets involved in the Hope project know about her - the PDSA as usual refuse to scan any dog on a lead, and wont display her poster (its the rules) and 1 vet wouldn't scan her if she was with someone even sitting under her wanted poster - the other scan all dogs, and has re-united several lost/stolen dogs. But very few dogs, and no Rags today
wensmum
I have been given info on the dog-friendly hostels in the area, will try to find out about soup kitchens etc. Unfortunately dont seem to have contacts in the area, and might not be able to get up and look/poster til tomorrow. I don't know the city centre at all
B30
Possible sighting of Rags seen with a man near the Snowhill/Queensway bus stop in the middle of Birmingham, possibly homeless man, grey hair and stubbly beard, The sighting was of him sitting on the steps by the bus stop sometime between 12 and 1 yesterday lunchtime. The Birmingham dog wardens are trying to access cctv
wensmum
Thank you Jan, yes I do understand it must be weird for helpers getting alerts months after she went missing, and miles away, but I think she must have got picked up on M5 service station - or jumped in someones caravan. There is a detailed description of her

1. Terrier Cross 2. Female 3. Primary Colour - GOLD 4. Markings - CHEST - white blaze which narrows to under her chin FRONT RIGHT LEG - white ankle sock FRONT LEFT LEG - white sock to knee joint BACK RIGHT LEG - white ankle sock BACK LEFT LEG - white ankle sock 5. Tail - HALF DOCKED TAIL approx 6 inches - ALL GOLD - normally carries her tail upwards 6. Paws - ALL FOUR DEW CLEWS PRESENT 7. Identification - MICROCHIPPED upto date COLLAR was wearing a BLUE collar with faded embroidery when she disappeared. 8. Height - 16" (40cm) to the shoulder 9. Coat Type - Medium rough wavy 10. Ears - are not pricked, they flop forward. 11. Eyes - Dark brown 12. Jaw - normal jaw line no prominent teeth
She has a fb page with more pics http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/270218086341610/doc/312105642152854/

I am so grateful for everyones help - there have been "sightings" of dogs who might be her from Bradford to Southampton to Sussex, while I live in Worcestershire - so I am very dependant on help from all you kind people and I am so deeply grateful you are there. Thank you all so muchLast edited: 2012-04-17 08:26:01 by wensmum
Jan S
I've only just seen this sorry, was wondering why I'd been sent an alert as I'm in Epsom. I think there is a travellers site not far from here so a straying dog would not be a surprise. Will pass this info on to family and friends and keep a look out if I can get to the area myself.
B30
phone call from a lady in the Dorking/Bookham/Leatherhead area, who was walking her dog this morning at Norbury Park, and near the car park saw a dog similar to Rags - she can't remember/didn't notice about white markings or tail, but similar size, colour and face. This dog was nervous, on its own and obviously straying. Posters emailed out to the area.
wensmum
Sorry, not Rags - she is longer in the leg, and has definate white paws, tummy and chest. Thank you so much for keeping on trying - I'll ring the dog warden anyway, and see if I can email a poster over
DogLostHelen - Regional Co-ordinator East Anglia.
Think the found dog is too small for Rags x
Cath
38541
This isn't him is it?
wensmum
Thank you all so much for trying - that isn't my Rags but well worth a shout - hopefully now back with real owners
janiejewel1649
Hoping for a positive result in the search for Rags. Dont live too far from B37, and my sister lives there. Will post and keep a lookout.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
email in admin today from the your dog magazine article...have forwarded to owner...but WE ALL LOVE TO SEE RAGS BUMPED AS OWNERS HAVE DONE SO MUCH...

Hi, just thought i would mention that a dog called RAGS was handed in to CHANCEPIXIES rescue, west hougham , near dover, kent and apparantly re united. It may not be the same dog but the same name and look very much the same. May be worth you looking at their website
wensmum
Marie, a very kind dogwalker who thought it might have been her got some pics, and went and found the dog, sadly not her. Sorry I didn't put it up before, had stupidly let my hopes build up too much. Will try some new ideas now and see if something comes of them
jobadger
A posting on Ragsie's FB page has indicated it wasn't :-(
bazil
Fingers crossed, hope it is Rags x
B30
Wensmum has had a call about a Rags lookalike in Nottingham. The caller will be helping to check out if this could be Rag hopefully today.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Bumped due toarticle on missing dogs featuring Ragsin April issue of Your Dog magazine.
B30
Posters emailed to B26,B27,B33,B34,B35,B36,B37,B40,B46
B91,B92,B93,CV1,CV10,CV11,CV12,CV2,CV3,CV32,CV4,CV5,CV6
CV7,CV8
B30
Message from someone attending Crufts that they had seen a dog "like Rags" being walked by a lady in a park on the left between Coventry Hill Hotel and the NEC - park was near the hotel and on the left. Wensmum has emailed the two possible golf courses, and Lesley has faxed the hotel, but if anyone could poster in the Allesley Park area, or anywhere around there, it would much appreciated.
wensmum
Wonderful if people can do that - K9Massage and Dodson and Horrell are carrying posters on their trade stands - Nat (K9Massage) is kindly asking her friends on other trade stands to carry posters - she also has a bit in Your Dog, which is in the goodie bag - I am so gratteful for everyones help to keep her profile high, thank you all
Yettontop
I know one or two people are going to wear posters re: Rags at Crufts. If people are going to Crufts, could they also do something to make as many people as possible aware? (Without getting into any trouble!) If you have a trolley or baby buggy with you, put a poster on it; if you are exhibiting or in Discover dogs, sneak a poster on the bench or stall. I can't make it this year, but please let's take this opportunity to spread the word even further!
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Poster emailed to helpers in B16,18,19,20,21,66,70,71.
B30
Possible sighting of Rags in the B21 9HA area - Grove Lane, Handsworth. Dog on lead with two young men,
B30
Posters sent out to cover both these areas B38,B45,B47,B48,B49,B50,B60,B80,B90,B93,B94,B95,B96,B97,B98,CV37,WR7
GL55,WR10,WR11,WR12
B30
Two possible sightings of Rags in different places. One of a stray on Evesham Country Park, one on a lead with a couple in Studley.
Gypsy
I've just read your lovely article about Rags in the March edition of Dogs Today and I found it incredibly moving. You've worked so hard and your love and devotion to Rags is undeniable. If anyone deserves to get their dog back, its you!

Sending lots of positive thoughts your way and hope you are both reunited soon. xxx
wensmum
Teddy came from Ireland, so was not the dog from Barnham - there has been no more info from there, tho I believe she has had a lot of publicity in the area
wensmum
Thank you Caroline, will try to contact them tomorrow, will post on here with what they say - it would be good to know for definate about that sighting, it is horrible when you never know, and never hear anymore. Thank you so much for your help
Caroline28
Their contact details are:

Tel: 01273 846969 or 07818 898150

They say that most of their dogs are from local pounds on their website:

Allsorts is primarily setup to find homes for unwanted, unloved and abandoned dogs in Sussex. Many dogs are strays that have been picked up by various local councils and passed onto us for re-homing. In some cases we take dogs that are 24 hours or less away from being destroyed.
We do not normally acknowledge this when advertising a dog as we do not want anyone to re-home a dog simply because they believe they are saving its life. We also re-home dogs for people that contact us directly with a problem. This is usually a relationship breakdown, a death in the family or serious illness. Occasionally it will be something trite. BUT, we always put the dogs interest first.
Last edited: 2012-02-15 15:11:19 by Caroline28
wensmum
Thank you. Have seen the dog - yes he could have been mistaken for her - I can't find a way to contact them except through their adoption forms, and they say please don't use those forms for general queries. Looked at Allsorts general pages but not sure if its the same place - please could you help with contact details - address or something? Thank you so much for your help
Caroline28
I live in the Bognor/Chichester area and recently went to the Bognor Pets At Home where I saw Rags' poster. All Sorts Dog Rescue, which is based in Sussex, take dogs from the pound (I think) and there is a dog, which is not Rags, but similar to Rags on their site.

http://allsortsdogrescue.weebly.com/

I wonder if the dog in barnham was taken to the pound and since ended up on their rehoming site? Perhaps you could contact them and find out.

Anyway - i really hope you find Rags soon. bless you xxx
wensmum
Sorry everyone - thank you so much for your help, but it isn't her in Shirley. I met the dog today - lovley male pure bred Wheaten called Bertie, whose owner has given me a couple of new ideas of places to publicise her. Thank you for trying
B30
Wensmum's letter to Rags is also published in Dogs Today
B30
Posters sent to
B11,B13,B14,B25,B27,B28,B30,B38,B47,B90,B91,B92,B93,B94
B30
Possible sighting of Rags in Shirley B90. The dog was on a halti being walked by a couple - the lady had a walking aid - dark hair, 30/40 years old. They are known to live in the Glascote Close/Sklecher Road area, have been seen walking a different elderly dog accompanied by a cat, previously, this dog is fairly new to them. They were seen walking along Stoneford Road and Stanton Road, at the back of Haslucks Green Junior School.
wensmum
Have just had confirmation that it is not Ragsie in Brockhill Lane - her wonderful crowd on facebook have found the dog, on a lead, and it is a boy, and darker. Better to know it was not her than never hearing about the dog again.
There are a lot more people in that area who know about Scooby now, hopefully we can get a lead on him
wensmum
Thank you Sharon, she has fb page http://en-gb.facebook.com/#!/groups/270218086341610/ with more pics - she is odd because she looks like a different dog every time she does something different! Like her ears blow back when she runs. Am in Brockhill Woods tomorrow, will obviously be watching for any dog - have told everyone I met up on Brockhill Lane about Scooby, there is a guy with 3 or 4 black labs and a big handful of springers who walks round there 4 hours a day in particular who is looking out for him
Sharongolfer
Good Luck. I too have seen a dog being walked in that area ho looks like Rags but i hadnt seen a full picture of Rags than and didnt know that she had white front paws. i have been over that area this morning but not seen anything. The dog i saw was along Agmore Lane with a middle aged woman. I will keep looking out for this woman. I am still out loads looking for Scooby.
Neighbark
Can't stop checking on this site...so want it to be Rags.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Gosh I think you have set a doglost record...over 1,100 tweets and over 100 shares... over 20,000 page views...come on Rags we are not giving up on you....
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Oh my, oh my! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE...... let it be Ragsie! Praying for you Caroline and sweet Rags. x
wensmum
Thank you all for helping. Couldn't see any sign of her, but I used to work at the prison farm and she came with me, so if it is her, she is only about 1/2 mile from places she knows and people who know her well. The dog seen was on its own, and someone else said they had seen a "dog like her" in the area a few days ago - well there are lots of people looking out for her now. Thanks Luke, if its her, we might need Ray's hgelp, so its great Hollytrees know she is still missing
Luke1948
I have put posters in Hollywwod gardens Post Office. Hollywood vet's
and Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust.
Will keep looking.
jobadger
Sooo hoping this is Rags... xx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Fingers and paws crossed.....go for it team Rags...were sightings of the dog on its own or with someone?
B30
Reported sighting of Rags in Brockhill Lane, Hewell, Redditch yesterday. Wensmum out there searching today.

Posters sent to B14,B30,B31,B38,B45,B47,B48,B49,B50,B60,B61,B80,B90,B94,B95,B96,B97,B98
WR7,WR8,WR9
EdieBear
It's still worth a look Wensmum. My sister had two dogs whos nose's went from black to pink and back to black again. They were Spitz dogs and believe this can be a common occuance...but still worth a shot!! Hoping Rags is home for cuddles very soon. Wish you all the luck in finding her xx
wensmum
Thank you but I'm reasonably sure this is not Rags, because while they can dye her coat, they couldn't change her nose colour could they? This dog has brown nose, which would go with chocolate coat? Rags definatley black nose.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Strange, but my last post referred to Sussex too. Caroline, have you seen my FB post to your wall?
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
From ny FB wall
"Someone has just asked if this could be Raggs? Too dark I think but .....??

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/​%E2%80%98do-you-know-this-dog-%​E2%80%99-hunt-for-stolen-ipad-​causes-online-storm.

‘Do you know this dog?’ Hunt for stolen iPad causes online storm
uk.news.yahoo.com
A man who had his iPad stolen while out shopping over Christmas is tracking it down after managing to access a number of pictures taken by the possible culprit.

Caroline, I've sent you this on FB. Probably not Rags, but sometimes dogs are dyed, so always worth checking. Kim xLast edited: 2012-01-11 23:19:18 by Kimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
DogLostNina
Mot sure what meetings are on in the near future at Fontwell Racecourse. Fontwell is less than 5 miles from Barnham and is in use mainly in the Winter as jump horse racing.
jobadger
Hi Nina - I've sent posters to the railway station (there are two cafes there)and a few of the local shops I could find. I'm working my way through schools and colleges in the area at the moment. I'm also contacting someone at Sussex Uni to put around some posters. xx
DogLostNina
Just thought about Bognor College which has many students staying in and around the area. Local schoools might be worth a try, children see and hear a lot especially if a reward is offered towards school funds. We have a popular local paper called the Bognor Observer which comes out on a Thursday not sure when the dead line is.
DogLostNina
Might be worth asking Barnham Railway station to display a poster and Barnham village is a busy little place.
wensmum
That is wonderful, thank you. Jobadger has also contacted garden centres etc as you suggested, DW's are being brilliant, please, just do anything you think will help - I am so grateful for everyone's help, I'm such a long way away from this one, and keep getting odd things round here, none of which are her.
DogLostRavenette - Area Coordinator, West Sussex
I had a look around Goodacres yesterday, it's a small cul de sac with houses on either side, there is a field at the end that is fenced off and beyond that commercial greenhouses then more fields, the railway follows all these fields on the right. We will keep an eye out as we get out and about around the area quite a lot and will spread the word amongst other dog walkers etc x
DogLostNina
We have quite a lot of farm shops and garden centres in this area they may be worth contacting.
wensmum
Thank you all - please just keep telling everyone you can -I have emailed the dog wardens, and posted out to petshops, but may well have missed some local ones, so I am really grateful for your local knowledge xx
DogLostRavenette - Area Coordinator, West Sussex
I live in Bognor Regis and have a dog walker friend that lives in Barnham. I will go to Goodacres tomorrow and have a look around and have a word with my friend. Is there anything further I can do to help? x
DogLostNina
Trying to think logicaly of where to try. Littlehampton, Yapton, Arundel, Lancing,Felpham, Eastergate and Middleton are near by. There are many dog walkers in this area listed on business pages.
wensmum
Thank you very much - will get onto the rescues you mention, Nina. Jobadger has talked to pubs and hotels, for me, the vets already know, I'm covering petshops, groomers etc. The vet who rang gave me Arun dog warden, will ring them and W Sx on Monday. Thank you so much for all your help
DogLostRiverlady
Have tweeted Rgas with #Barnham #BognerRegis as placenames.
B30
Thanks Nina, I'm sure that info will be useful to wensmum.
janiejewel1649
Fingers and paws xd that Rags will be caught soon.
DogLostNina
I know the area very well. Barnham is in between the Arun Council and West Sussex Council I beleve different dog wardens in each area. There are a few rescue kennels ie. Climping Dog Rescue, Mount Noddy (RSPCA), Chichester Dog Rescue in the area. There are other kennels that might take in strays. Barnham is near Worthing and Chichester. I am a bit housebound but if I can offer any advice on site just ask.
B30
Some information has just come to light, a phone call from a vets saying that one of their clients thought they saw Rags in Goodacres, Barnham, near Bognor Regis, running loose, wearing a bandana at the end of December.

Wensmum will be contacting the DW and as many local places as possible on Monday but please can anyone in the area keep a look out.

Posters have been sent to BN12,BN16,BN17,BN18,PO18,PO19,PO20,PO21,PO22
If you have received a poster and can help with putting some up in the area it would be really appreciated.
wensmum
Thank you Nina, I believe from Dudley they go to Stoke - who have Ragsie's poster, and she wasn't there yesterday, they were checking back, because that dog was found on 20th, but it appears not - of course the chip should show, but I'm getting increasingly disillusioned about how well they work.
DogLostNina
On K9 Search UK found section there is feamlw sandy and white cross breed found on 20/12/11 in Dudley DY3 area, thought I would let you know...just in case.
wensmum
Thank you - it is great to know that so many people are aware of her. I am fostering a Welsh Sheepdog bitch who was going to be shot, trying to give her a good day with pressies - its weird to think that someone might be feeling the same about Rags - I hope they are, and that she is being kindly looked after til we find her
labradorloopy
I really feel for you today; as my three boys all open their Christmas presents, I can only imagine how you feel ( one adopted from Many Tears too!) I thought you might be heartened to know that my old dog trainer , from Bushey in Hertfordshire, recently e-mailed everyone about Rags. He had seen details in their local vets.I already knew from here and the Many Tears website.His poster is also up at my new vet's down here in Dorset. He is so well known, I feel sure you will get him back. Keep strong and positive.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Well done Caroline. Fantastic advertising. You so deserve to have your Ragsie home now safe and sound. God bless you and Rags - always. x
jobadger
I was reading on FB about Bruce Forsyth and scanning - http://www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk/html/about.htm
Something needs to be done - what's the point of micro-chipping if problems - details - aren't followed up.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Caroline just rang HQ ...Christmas is not Christmas with out your dog...Bumped due to the post below...Caroline after Christmas... has told me she wants to do something about the system of microchipping...and vets not scanning...which I explained to her its not that they dont want to act...its the the ammount of time involved with scanning the dogs then ringing up... and the data protection act....
That allows people who go to vets ..that do scan dogs...to be able to diverge owners details to so called owners (ie in possesion of the dog) But will not diverge details to owner who paid for the microchip in THEIR dog..of who has the dog....because of data protection act.
wensmum
Thank you Vics. She is now being advertised every 90 seconds on the dispaly screens at Frankley Services north and south. I'm sure if she had been stuck or killed we would have found her, and if she was stray, she would have come home on her chip, or if that was missed, she would have been seen on the rescue sites and we did email all the rescues and dog wardens in the country; so it seems most likely someone has her safe - just have to find out who...........but now nearly all the vets know too. Eventually there won't be anyone left who doesn't know about her.
Vics
Thinking of you and willing Rags back for Christmas, don't ever give up hope!! xx
wensmum
That is very kind Sharon, I'm watching for Scooby too. Pics and video of Rags on www.missingdogs.org - she looks different everytime she does anything! Have you talked to horse riders - they often see things others don't
Sharongolfer
Hi I lost Scooby in the B45 Barnt Green / Bromsgrove area. Rags posters are still up every where. Do you have a full length picture of Rags that i can have, i will look for him when I am looking for Scooby
Neighbark
Caroline am going thru' rescu list for Nottingham/Derby//chesterfield areas - can u send a Rags poster/info to:- info@rspca-radcliffe.org.uk - they took your details. Not sure how to do this myself. thanks.
jobadger
Just to say - I've still got Raggsie's poster in my car - updated today. Stay safe rags - you will be found - I just hope it's sooner rather than later. xx
Badger
Just to say I was in my vets in North Lincolnshire yesterday where there is a poster displayed of Rags. I will keep my eyes open for Rags as I am out and about. So hoping your lovely girl is soon found.
B30
Wensmum's letter is published in the current issue of Your Dog. Come home soon Rags!!!
wensmum
Thank you, but sadly, still missing. Doesn't get any different does it? Three months on, still dont understand what's happened, no idea where she might be, but it is great to know that there are so many people looking for her, such a small dog in such a big world. I hope she is safe and looked after - guess she must be, or she would have come home, Stay safe Rags til we find you
janiejewel1649
Just checking up on Rags. Fingers xd.
wensmum
A vet nurse at one of the practices we contacted rang to say she ha seen a dog like Rags travelling N bound on S bound hard shoulder of the M1 back in early October. Highways couldn't trace the call, but said there had been no dogs hit on the motorway there, then, and they scanned anyway. Neighbark is checking rescues in that area for me. We have now contacted 75% of the vets in the UK and its getting harder to trace the last ones, but we will get there
wensmum
Thank you Auntie Katie, please don't compromise yourself at work - I jacked my job because they spare when I went looking for Rag one afternoon (with permission) - they wanted 3 months notice of taking the afternoon off but only 1 week of me leaving!I understand about "policy". Thamk youm for helping
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I so wish Raggsie would get home! Where are you precious? x
Auntie Katie
I spoke to Rags mum at work today, sometimes working for Dog Lost and a vets doesn't mix and we aren't allowed to open emails regarding missing dogs, this has always been university policy even before I got involved with DL, I will get a poster on the notice board though and keep everything thing crossed she is home soon.

Her mum is so dedicated and proactive she deserves to get this gorgeous little girl home. xxx
jobadger
Wherever you are Rags - Happy Gotcha day.I hope you're home soon gorgeous girl. xxx
B30
Wensmum and friends have now contacted 55% of the vets in Great Britain with posters and description of Rags and they're working on the rest.

Rags proper birthday isn't known but it is seven years today that she came from Many Tears Rescue to live wth wensmum, so today is her 'offifical' birthday.

I hope you're safe and happy sweetie, wherever you are. Please come home soon XX
wensmum
Thanks so much for trying, sadly not her - has a long tail, Rags has 6" tail and Rags has no white round muzzle, and has correct bite. I think this dog will be up on poster tomorrow
Pawprints Dog RescueJD
Also posted: Can give a better discription, a Benjy look alike teeth at front a little under shot, had a collar but I will not disclose the colour until we have the right owner.Quite long coated white aroungd the muzzle. Hubby took a photo but it may take a while to download that is if it works
Pawprints Dog RescueJD
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nannalostfoundanimals/259246404124715/ - have contacted a gentleman who just posted : Got a real problem here so I am pleading for help This morning a female terrier sandy clour with white front turned up in my garden. Goodness knows how very freindly. Took her for a walk round the local area and asked a lot of people to no avail. It broke loose from the lead and was in danger of getting run over. Managed to get her back, rang all local vets and the police and the Dog Wardens. I could not keep her because of my cats. I have a feeling she is someones lost pet, she is obedient good natured and about 4 years of age she was also wearing a collar.I live in the East Avenue area. I have rang the dog wardens and they will be sending her to Winston Green. I did say I would keep her for a few days but its all red tape.ANYONE KNOW OF A MISSING TERRIER? I would hate to thinking of someone pining for this lovely dog 23rd Nov
wensmum
Friends had BBQ down there, but no joy. Have asked agility clubs between there and hone to keep watch and ring if they see her - in case she was thinking of her friends in agility, there was training at the back of the plant centre where this dog was seen.

Also emailing out posters to every vet in uk - if anyone has postered to a vet, if you could let me know, I'd be grateful, and will update our spreadsheet on Ragsie's http://www.missingdogs.org site. Thank you
wensmum
Last edited: 2011-11-18 18:26:43 by wensmum
wensmum
Thank you so much. Have put new pic on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/270218086341610/301442073219211/?notif_t=like
They are not really sharp enough for here, but give a better idea of her size.

Wilf at the garden centre put out food but it wasn't taken - and the dog hasn't been seen since, pity it is so far away. The lass who saw her should be watching the videos soon and reporting.
nighthawk
have just got back off holiday and received e mail x in GL52 near Cheltenham Road and will get posters out x stay strong and love to you all xxx
jobadger
Gosh..... I hope this is you Ragsie! xxx
wensmum
Thank you so much for all your help
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Poster emailed to helpers in GL1,2,3,4,19,20,50,51,52,53.
Unknown
Think it comes under GL51.
B30
Possible sighting of Rags at The Plant Centre, on the M5 to Cheltenham Road - A4019. Seen by people agility training but was chased away by another dog. Just sorting out what the postcode for this is so that some alerts can go out.

clurbur
Rags now has a twitter account @HelpFindRags if you have an account please follow and retweet. Thanks.
wensmum
Thank you Jo, that is wonderful
jobadger
I've left some fliers (well - quite a few really) around my local Uni - it's reading week next week and many of the students will be going home to different areas - something may come of it hopefully. xxx
janiejewel1649
Sorry to see Rags is still missing. Will pray for her safe return. Come on Rags get yourself reunited soon.
wensmum
Thank you Sue.

Goatwhisperer - please, did you manage to get to talk the to guys that had this dog on a lead? The doglost folk have posterd, I've contacted all the vets in the area, dog warden, and rescues. Please let me know, here or on the facebook site. I miss her every minute of every day, and now the second of her two elderly friends is struggling - please let me know either way. Thank you
B30
Advertised in The Countryman's Weekly magazine today. I hope it brings some news.
wensmum
Thank you Jo. Yes I'm sure someone has her - I just wish ALL vets scanned new patients, I think you'd get loads of these long term missing dogs home then.

Meanwhile her two elderley friends have had a very rough ride - cocker going off her head, living on DAP and rescue remedy, had to have an op 2 weeks ago, luckily managed to come through the anaesthetic. Last night 16 year old collie, fine at 8pm, semiconscious by 10 pm but definately mending now. They need her home as much as I do - I can't explain to them that everyone is doing their best to find her, and she will come home, it just might take a while. Thank you for your support.xx
jobadger
She's got to be somewhere - someone has her - we WILL find her eventually. Jo xxx
wensmum
Thank you Jo, I'd so much rather know its not her than keep wondering if it might have been but we can't find her again - like the dog in southampton every one tried so hard for, and has never been seen again. And that is good to know that word is spreading - the agility circuit all look out too - surely with all of us looking we must find her eventually. Thank you for you help.
jobadger
Hi Wensmum - I saw the lady with the Rags lookalike yesterday and I'm sorry but it's not her. There's no white on her dog anywhere and she's quite tall - higher than knee height. However, she keeps being asked is it Rags and she comes from Shrewsbury - so the word has definately spread. I keep a lookout for a lot of the dogs on here in this area - As I said its a very popular holiday place for dogs and my two go everywhere with me - it's an easy way to get up close and personal with visiting doggies. Jo xx
wensmum
Have had the sheepdogs barking all round Bartley, and she hasn't barked back - A woman with pure Wheaten keeps getting asked if that is her dog or the one off the poster - I think if she went out Bartley/Romsly/N'field/B'grove she'd be snatched back! We are covering RSPCA walks today - more eyes eveywhere.

Jo - I had the thought - if she was on beach at Abersoch, she would either be on lead or in the water. She is nutty about "white water" - breaking waves, etc - that's what she was chasing in the stream on the fells.

Thank you all, eveywhere, for keeping eyes wide for Ragsie - it is another thought that she may be clipped out if someone wants to disguise her
Unknown
Me too - hoping she was in Bartley Green but have seen nothing so far. Liz xx
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Praying for you & Ragsie, Caroline. xxx
wensmum
Thank you Sue, that is great. Jo, I know a couple of wheatens - we think she is half wheaten, she is knee high - if you can get pic of dog in Abersoch it would be great - is that near you? She was measured medium for agility, hence she no bigger than 17", i think 43 cms (only do old money) Thank you all for help and support - and looking everywhere. She could also be clipped out if someone is hoping to keep her, but it won't change the Rags inside - friendly, waggy waggy tail, ears back to say hello, sit up and beg. Miss her so. They even found another wheaten cross bitch at B'ham dogs home, still not her
B30
Due to the possible sighting in Keighley over 220 posters sent out in the Bradford area
BD10,BD11,BD12,BD13,BD14,BD15,BD16,BD17
BD18,BD19,BD2,BD21,BD3,BD4,BD5,BD6,BD7
BD8,BD9,HD2,HD5,HD6,HX1,HX2,HX3,HX4,LS1
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LS20,LS27,LS28,LS29,LS3,LS4,LS5,LS6
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jobadger
Hi - yes - I've looked at the video. It's just that I've seen a dog a couple of times in Abersoch which is a holiday village in North Wales - but from your description re. size, this one is too big to be rags - more like a soft coated wheaten terrier. I'll carry on keeping a look out - everyone brings their dogs down here on holiday. Jo xx
wensmum
No, couldn't get her to stay still! There are the agility shots and video on http://www.missingdogs.org/ and http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_n8yWTJF7xk&h=fAQEoF2QUAQEjcBe3cgwSG79lleh-qqbzpQplJ789nk6syg

Hope these help. I have competed in agility all over the country with her, and never seen another dog like her, she is very distictive. She stands about 16", 40 cms high at shoulder, has a short tail which sticks up like a Westies but not white on itIf you can get the video with music, it shows her sit-up-and-beg, which is very Rags. Ihad her off death row, and she came with it, have encouraged her to this and other tricks - she was going to audition for Annie
jobadger
Hi wensmum
I don't suppose you actually have a still photo of Rags - a side view, if possible? Just to give some idea of her overall build. Jo xx
janiejewel1649
Sorryh to see Rags is still missing. Fingers xd for her safe return
DogLostNina
Please dont forget my earlier suggestion of getting a loud hailer and standing where you will get most attention and telling everyone 'My dog Rags is missing' It might just get the media attention that could be so important.
Moogwaa
I'm still keeping a look out for you, mainly in Birmingham on one site working at the moment, but have been keeping an eye out.
jobadger
To wensmum - I'm nowhere near you but check on Rags' page daily - I wish I could help practically - just wanted to give you a hug! I do hope you have some news soon. Jo xxx
wensmum
Anything is worth looking at, so thank you , whether or not it works. Please, would you mind looking at www.missingdogs.org, where there are full body shots and a video - if you still think its a chance I'll get onto everyone I can it that area. I know it was night, but Rags has no black, Boe has?, she is about 16" at shoulder - knee high if you haven't got very high knees, short, 6" tail, usually sticking up? If you still think it might be her, please would you let me know ASAP? Thank you so much for your help
GOATWHISPERER
this may be a shot in the dark BUT i live in keighley wyorks and as i know dogs can be stollen and then dumped when found to be of no use . i thought it was worth mensioning that - aprox 4 weeks ago i was woken by voices at 2am and put our outdoor light on to see what was happening outside as we have goats and our house backs on to fields and nobody should of been audable at that time of night so i thought somewon was interfiering with our goats i looked out and saw the local drunks who have two very well looked after staffies but are always up and down the local roads with a dog that looked very much like rags the reason it struck a cord was that our dog boe who is listed on dog lost as a found dog as we found him as a stray and listed him as found we kept him and now have 5 rescues if you wanted to look at his picture the postcode is bd214qf when i saw this dog with them i actually made sure boe was in the house i have never seen this dog with them since but it was slightly taller than boe , boe is much hairier than in the pic as he had a flea allergy when we found him , i think it would be worth phoning around this area fleet lane is our local dog warden and getting local admin to poster here sorry if this is a dead end but i,d feel awful if it turned out to be her and i hadn,t mentioned it .good luck
wensmum
Thank you for all your help. Neil went and checked the site out again, just to make sure, and they had the posters I had given them, there was no sign of Rags. No word from Central today, but there is probably other news.
Posy had her op, had chicken for tea, and is feeling much better, very sleepy. Will try and talk to evening mail tomorrow.
Went up Cromwell Lane 6am this morning - I so hope she is not the loose dog that was seen up there - nice guy said there have been no RTAs, but a dog doesn't stand a hope up there, and as Birmingham don't scan anyone killed on the road, I'd never know if she was. The dog walkers up there are still looking
Jolie1dog
Hello again .. Central tv is a great Idea + Evening Mail if possible!

yes ..As you turn into Woodrow Lane the field is on your right ....there a a few caravans and kennels running along a hedge and more vans in the distance together with more kennels ... it was the vans / kennels nearest to Woodrow where i saw the dog i thought looked like Rags ... but it does sound like you have cleared this up... i was the very white chest that caught my eye!

I will keep looking ... and hoping...I hope Posy gets well soon too :(
wensmum
Will try BRMB, trying Central tv just now. I will probably go back tomorrow - was it the van nearest Woodrow Lane where you saw this dog? We are still trying to check
stray in Cromwell Lane
Dog (1 of 3, the others 1 black 1 white) walked in Bartley Green Adams Hill area by tall 40ish bloke about 3.30 - 4 (but not since I heard!)
Catshill with a pensioner by the one stop shop
Hanbury Trun with a smartly dressed woman
So if you see anything resembling these, please shout! Sorry I didn't have mobile, was in the vets, very old cocker has to have op tomorrow, we were discussing options if she can't take the anaesthetic. She is already in bits, missing Rags. Thank you so much for all your help - you and everyone else.
As I said, please don't worry about reporting things you only think might be her - you have never met her, how can you be certain, and I would rather have lots of wrong ones than miss the right one. You are all so kind
Jolie1dog
Ok .. i will continue looking, as i have done since i heard about Rags going missing.
I have one of your posters in my rear car window, as does my Mom, I have also tweeted the poster on numerous occasions ..Any chance you can get BRMB to mention on the Radio as i think they might have a wider audience??
wensmum
Didn't mean to click the button then. I really appreciate your looking and posting - please don't worry about pointing out things that are only "maybes", anyone, I am just so grateful people are still looking
wensmum
Didn't mean to click the button then. I really appreciate your looking and posting - please don't worry about pointing out things that are only "maybes", anyone, I am just so grateful people are still looking
wensmum
Sorry, was at the vets with Posy. I hadn't seen your post, but did see the travellers, and went and talked to the caravan nearest A38 and Woodrow Lane - she has a lot of lurchers and 2 tiny dogs and an old cairn terrier, who looks a bit like Rags, but much smaller. She and her lads said they have not seen a dog like Rags.
Jolie1dog
Not sure if the mobile number on the poster can receive text??? But I sent a text today as follows just in case it doesn't accept text....
Hello .. I am so sorry to bother you and don't wish to add to the upset or
anxiety you must be feeling about Rags, But today when I was driving on the A38 Lydiate Ash .. Halesowen/ Bham Road (heading towards Bromsgrove) i turned into Woodrow Lane and noticed some new travellers have set up camp on the corner .. I dont wish to get your hopes up at all.. But I noticed they have approx 10 dogs and one was red with a very white chest .. now I cannot say it was Rags as i was driving and my view was limited. I don't wish to add to your plight .. But it might be worth investigating ..it's been on my mind!
Kind regards Tracey .. Fingers crossed and I really hope you find Rags very soon.
wensmum
Thank you very much. Miles's dad was going to look for me, I don't know if that is where he is looking. If not, I would be very happy to take you up on your kind offer. When she first went missing I went to see the travelers near us, and said she doesn't hunt, doesn't fight, is spayed, and there is reward for her - ie no use to anyone except me. They took posters to put up, and she wasn't there. But there are others.

I have also heard of somewhere else where dogs turn up having been sold out of carboots, but don't want to post the area closer than in Worcestershire. But if anyone recognises this and can give an address - all I have currently is a town - please ring - contact numbers above
Neighbark
Hi, u asked where travellers are. I know there r some just off the main road from Stourport towards Worcester, by the common. When I started looking for Rosie, border collie approx 5 wks ago, 2 came into Equimix horse feeds shop, THEY WALKED STRAIGHT OVER TO THE NOTICE BOARD!! where another missing/stolen dog from Hartlebury was posted, then walked out!!! They use a pub/cafe on the corner of the ind estate which leads to Wigleys & Equimix. I KNOW this lab turned up and that the police were involved in recovering it. The lab owner is known to the staff in Equimix!!! If u need someone to accompany you when u approach these people, I am willing to help.
wensmum
I found Honey today - she is a lovely pure bred wheaten terrier - well done the spotters, you were so nearly there, just not quite near enough.........

The good thing is that the owner is frequently accosted and asked if that is really her dog or if it is the one on the posters. I have undying admiration for people who do not know Rags or me, but will go up to a stranger and suggest that the dog on the lead might not be theirs, on Ragsie's behalf - there are some wonderful people in the world. Thank you
wensmum
Sorry Jenny, meant to say before, but got tied up with the little strayaid fellow, who does look so like her......
This lass was definately not Rags - no white - and has been re-united with her owners. Thank you all so much for all the trawling you are doing, and anything and everything is worth a go.
We still haven't seen the Romsley dog, hoping we will get a sight of that one in the next few days
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
I know this is unlikely but its worth a go........

terrier female sandy r/c Castle Bromwich

« on: September 17, 2011, 06:02:04 pm »
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FOUND in Castle Bromwich (date not known week commencing 12.09.11)
Terrier type, female, sandy colour, rough coated, microchipped but out of date
Contact K9 Search UK on 07988 433187 or email admin@k9searchuk.com
wensmum
Have postered all kids leaving school today. Sighting of dog was of a dog with a tag saying Honey followed by "owner". Got nearly home before I thought she might be called anything by now, couldn't get back to the person who told me, know where she lives, but she's not in, have left note asking her to contact me with more details. What an idiot - just felt so disappointed I wasn't thinking straight.
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
Could someone put posters up outside the school mentioned?
janiejewel1649
Sorry to see no news on Rags. Fingers xd for her safe return. Hope it`s very soon.
Unknown
Drive around the area regularly so will keep a look out. liz xxLast edited: 2011-10-05 09:00:12
B30
A dog matching Rags description was seen outside St Kenelms School, Romsley about 10 days ago. Can anyone in the area please keep a look out for Rags or anyone walking her.Last edited: 2011-10-05 07:55:13 by B30
sdodd308
Awww wensmum so sorry the little one in Stray Aid isn't Rags, very very similar though. Fingers crossed Rags comes home soon xxx
wensmum
Nice email back from Sue at Stray-aid - theirs is definatley male, but well worth a try. No luck from ASDA at Southampton, though lots of very kind people are postering down there, and ASDA staff are being fantastic
wensmum
Thank you Sharon, have emailed pics of Rags - very similar, but I think not enough white though it is very hard to tell the way that dog is standing. Didn't know strayaid. Thank you all so much for looking everywhere for me
wensmum
Thank you Sharon, have emailed pics of Rags - very similar, but I think not enough white though it is very hard to tell the way that dog is standing. Didn't know strayaid. Thank you all so much for looking everywhere for me
EdieBear
I have uploaded this to my FB. I really hope your baby comes home safe soon xx
sharon57blue
There is a very similar dog to this on the strayaid site, listed as male, just wondered if someone could have made a typo? Too similar not to check!
wensmum
Can anyone get a photo or good description of this dog - I know chip details don't match - but identichip was moving at this time, and lost soem of Ragsie's details - it would only take 1 digit out......... I keep hearing about this dog, being kept by finder, who appears to be very cagey about letting anyone see her or releasing photos. Apparently she was in RTA and in need of X rays and treatment - I would really like to know one way or the other for definate.
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
worth a try....no photo though........
terrier female sandy r/c Castle Bromwich
« on: September 17, 2011, 06:02:04 pm »

FOUND in Castle Bromwich (date not known week commencing 12.09.11)
Terrier type, female, sandy colour, rough coated, microchipped but out of date
Contact K9 Search UK on 07988 433187 or email admin@k9searchuk.com
B30
Posters to almost 200 helpers re-emailed and to additional areas:
B17,B18,B23,B24,B25,B26,B27,B28,B29,B30,B31,B32,B38

B42,B43,B45,B47,B48,B49,B60,B61,B62,B63,B64,B65,B67

B68,B69,B90,B91,B96,B97,B98

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DY8,DY9,DY11,DY12,DY13, DY14

WR2, WR3, WR4,WR7,WR9,HR6
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
Maybe you can put more posters up in the area that she was seen with the 2 ladies..........it could be they genuenly thought Raggs was a stray.......good luck I do hope she gets home really soon
Maldini
Hi I really hope this sighting gives u the lead u need. My email is maldini1@hotmail.co.uk . Facebook-Nicola bayston.would be really grateful for list of rescues if u have time x
janiejewel1649
Hope Rags is reunited soon. Yours too Maldini. Fingersxd
B30
Sighting of a "dog like Rags" near Stoke Prior, Bomsgrove. This dog was on a lead with two ladies, but is not far from the only two still unexplained sightings, New road and St Godwalds Church
wensmum
Spent this morning at Services M5, lorry drivers brilliant, general public not quite so - ended up just saying if you see a stray dog, ring the dog warden.
Found out this afternoon that Identichip have changed company on 9/9/11 - they hadn't told me, didn't have my dogs details correct, and weren't entirely certain that had she been notified to them in the change over that she might not have got lost in the change - they just though it was very unlikely.
Maldini
Hi thanks for the message. We don't think any of the sightings actually them unfortunately! I really hope you find rags, let me know if we can help at all. Keep in touch x
Maldini
Hi wensmum, we r in a similar position to u. Our 2 patterdale terriers have been missing since 5th. We are from Yorkshire and there doesn't seem to be as much support, looks like u have a fantastic network helping u on this site. We are desperate to spread the word nationally, have u managed to do this and if so do u have any tips. I see there is mention of all the dl coordinators sending emails to local contacts. Has this been done for rags? If so who is the best person for me to spk to about doing the same for ours. I really hope u find him, I know how u must be feeling, it's awful not knowing where they are, nic x
wensmum
Thank you, this is a wonderful system, so much help. Have been in contact with some vets, pet shops etc as well.
vivienneww
i live in Totton and will be postering in the area today
wensmum
That's very kind Deb - the only bit of a dog the CCTV showed was white tail - as you can see, that's not Rags, but that might not be the dog you saw - I'm trying not to get my hopes up. But I am so grateful for what you are doing, and will facebook it in the hopes that someone on it lives in that area and can keep eyes peeled. Thank you so much
Deb
Hi wensmum ive looked at the pictures of rags on missing dogs and im sure it was rags i saw outside asda except the hair on the body looked longer.Ive put posters in asda the local pet shop and the vets i hope this is helpful and you get that important phonecall
wensmum
Thank you everybody. There are more pictures of her on www.missingdogs.org which show her whole body - if you think you might have seen her, please look at these - she is a very distincitive dog, we have played agility up and down the country, and I have never seen another anything like her.
Dog WardenWDDC Dog Warden
Email received yesterday regarding Rags, No information to report but will obviously let you know immediatley should that change. Wishing you lots of luck in your search, never give up xx
Dog WardenWDDC Dog Warden
Email received yesterday regarding Rags, No information to report but will obviously let you know immediatley should that change. Wishing you lots of luck in your search, never give up xx
B30
Advertised in The Countryman's Weekly magazine today. I hope it brings some news.
DogLostNina
Think about taking a megaphone(loud hailer) let everyone know you might even get some media coverage!
wensmum
We are planning to accost the folk using Frankley Services on Friday with little flyers and a banner
wensmum
ASDA could only see a tail on their CCTV - which was white, so not Rags. Doesn't mean it was the dog Deb saw, and they are happy to put up a poster, which she was kindly going to take in for me.
muns
xLast edited: 2011-09-20 09:19:28 by muns
muns
xLast edited: 2011-09-20 09:19:05 by muns
muns
her collar was blue with faded embroidery, display her postcode. One comment asks about her collar WEnsum and another from Angus below gives you a link to the Luton dog warden and she has a complete list of all dog wardens (Nationwide I think it means) thus you could send an e mail and poster to dog wardens all over the country xLast edited: 2011-09-20 09:18:37 by muns
wensmum
Please, I'm being thick - re muns posting - do you need me to send an e-mail to you?
Roz
Impressive response from Adsa, brill!!
wensmum
Thank you so much Deb, have phoned ASDA, who are looking at their CCTV and will ring back. They say it will take a long time
Twinkles
Deb - yes, this is possible. Can you contact the owner as soon as possible? Also, if you see this dog again could you take a photo of it and email it to the owner once you have made contact with them. Thank you.
Deb
Hi this is going to seem a strange question but what colour collar was she wearing?I went to my local Asda yesterday, i live near southampton in hampshire, and a dog looking like Rags was tied up outside could this be possible?
DogLostAngus - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Milton Keynes
The Luton Dog Warden has compiled a list of dog warden email addresses - it would be worth Rags owners emailing her Doglost poster out to all those listed on this link

http://www.luton.gov.uk/internet/environment/animal_welfare/dog%20warden%20services/dogwarden_1.html
muns
SUE PLEASE READ As Caroline is appealing to go National owing to lack of any sightings is it possible that all D/L coordinators can send out a group e mail to all their contacts in their own areas if say, Caroline or one of the team produced the e mail and sent it to D/L. Then each area rep simply puts their list of rescues, vets contacts etc on the e mail. This way we get comprehensive National cover.( Helen is sending Caroline al the East Angian contacts we have.)Last edited: 2011-09-19 15:27:38 by muns
wensmum
Thank you all for suggestions - I just put everything we had done, so you don't have to suggest that! - I live in a street village 18 houses, so they all looked in their outbuildings etc. but if she went in to Bartley Green it is much more of a problem. Not much in the way of drains about - there are a lot of big culverts in the woods, but we could see through them, and she wasn't there. I appreciate the "going National" thing - I still keep it as a possiblity that she may have been picked up in the lorry park at the service station
muns
Just put on Eastern Dogscene, Animal rehoming UK, Norfolk Pets 4 life, Pets 4 life uk ....all yahho groups, as owner wants to go National.
dewilliams42
I JUST NOTICED ON REUNITED THAT A DOG HAD JUST BEEN FOUND (ALIVE) DOWN A DRAIN. SO WORTH CHECKING ANY DRAINS.
doglady
This is all over Face book and also k9 search so the more people that know the better. and dewillams42 I think this is possible and not un known also get people to find out if neighbours in the area he went missing are away and the dog could be lock in.
dewilliams42
IS IT POSSIBLE SHE COULD BE TRAPPED SOMEWHERE-I READ OF A DOG , ON DOGLOST, WHO HAD BEEN TRAPPED UNDER A SHED. WHAT OF SEPTIC TANKS-ANY NEAR YOU? COULD SOMEONE HAVE BEEN RABBITING AND TAKEN HER? HOPE SHE IS HOME SOON X
muns
I have posted Rags details and links ro DL and FB on Poplar Farm Kennels rescue http://z10.invisionfree.com/PFK/index.php?showtopic=8063&st=0#entry1901933
As Caroline is appealing to go National owing to lack of any sitings is it possible that all D/L coordinators can send out a group e mail to all their contacts in their own areas if say, Caroline or one of the team produced the e mail and sent it to D/L. Then each area rep simply puts their list of rescues, vets contacts etc on the e mail. This way we get comprehensive National cover.
Roz
Wensmum, that's a very comprehensive and accurate description of the circumstances, and the area, and the actions already taken. It seems that you have tabs on everything, no one could have done more in such a short space of time, you and your wonderful team have been amazingly resourceful.
If wishing could bring Rags home, you can be reassured that there is enough wishing going on between us all to bring home EVERY lost dog!!
Hugs to you and Cai and the others and Rags too of course, wherever she may be.
Any call could be 'the one' but perhaps it may take a while.
Stay strong and keep positive. Roz xx

Edited cos I can't spell!!Last edited: 2011-09-17 23:51:14 by Roz
Unknown
I live 5 mins down the road from where she went missing and have not seen her at all. I too am very confused as to what might have happened to her, as first I did think she may have been stolen but now do not think so, but I feel that 2 weeks is not long and we must still have hope that she will be found. I have seen posters around and it just takes that one phone call that leads us to her. Liz xx
wensmum
I have 6 - well now 5 - dogs of various ages, being retired shepherd. Rags and Cai used to play tig round the hedge between 2 fields, but sometimes Rags would go into the wood doing terrier things - not a collie thing, so Cai wouldn't. Which is what happened on 2/9. Every other time this has happened, Rags has come back with 20 minutes when I have shouted her. It is highly unlikely that she was stolen - I don't have a very fixed routine, it was 6.45 am, the road is not one on which you can stop easily, being narrow, and quite a long way from where we were. The woods are over grown. They were covered with thermal imaging camera the night she went missing, and searched the next day in case she had had a heart attack etc. There are no railways within miles - Railtrack are aware, and have rung me to say she has not been killed, and that their staff are keeping an eye in case they see her near any of the stations. Most of the local highways places and the moterway highways dept say they have not picked her up. the one exception being Birmingham, where the lady?? on the phone said why worry about dogs or cats they just chuck 'em. But a friend has been to the depot, where the guys now have posters of her, and say they have found nothing like her, they have a poster in every waggon. There are no canals or rivers near. All fox holes have been checked with snake camera, and she is big and not that sort of dog. I have walked the fields and woods at night with the 2 dogs who bark on command, as I think she might bark back to them. Nothing. I have tried to think of everything that might have happened, and can't come up with anything that makes a lot of sense. The shooting guys were asked by a friend who is in that crowd and said they haven't shot her, and they have no traps out. She has been brought up with sheep and doesn't chase stock, no one round here puts down pheasant. I think we have put up over 1000 posters across West Midlands and Worcs, contacted every rescue centre I can find, local vets and dogwalkers,ramblers, riders, cyclists and runners, posties, dairies and am running out of ideas. Joanne Malin had 3/4 hour about her on WM yesterday, and there still weren't any calls. I am desperate - Cai is very unhappy, and Rags used to do agility with the youngsters in our agility club - the youngest is 4 - we all miss her so much
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I have just been reading how Rags disappeared. Am just wondering, what could have happened for only one dog to come back. You've probably been through all this, but what was the reaction of your other dog? Did he look worried, sad, curious, confused as to where the other dog was? Or was he happy because he didn't see anything happen? Secondly, what could have stopped Rags coming back? Is it possible someone nabbed her? Were there any vehicles close to the field? Any roads? People around or no one? Are there any railway lines near? If so, you need to check that. Poster the stations heavily and call Network Rail. They won't always know, as not all dogs are reported, but worth checking. Any canals/rivers? Any deer? Sometimes deer kick and can knock a dog out. Any rabbit/fox holes? There has to be a reason she didn't come back, just need to find out what reason was. If someone has her, we need to make her too hot to handle with millions of posters. But do check for any kind of danger in that area that could have stopped her coming back to you. I know you probably have, but sometimes we need to start again at the beginning. Good luck. I love this beautiful dog! Let'd get you home Rags! x Last edited: 2011-09-17 20:35:01 by Kimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
B30
The dog at the Hilton Hotel is sadly not Rags
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks...
B30
Also emailed owner in case she can pick up msgs on her phone.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Report from the Hilton Hotel that they think they have Rags running around their grounds this morning...message left for owner on her answerphone.
B30
So kind of you to make sure the GSD girlie is safe.

Rags advert in the magazine should be published next week.
wensmum
Had a call late last night 10pm - goldish bitch with collar of some sort. Turned out to be a GSD with mange - she has gone to Hollytrees, we think Ray has been trying to catch her for 6 weeks, but she was good as gold here except she wanted to eat my old cocker spaniel. Had to steam clean the armchair she slept in!I hope someone was looking for her and is now at peace having their dog home - she had nice manners, and has obviously been a loved dog.
wensmum
Thank you Raz, and everyone, for helping. Sadly, someone misread "lost" for "found", so it wasn't her. Nor was the dog we've been trying to sight near Hanbury, which , owing to a misunderstanding, had Ray Deddicoat chasing over there trying to catch it - so kind of him, I fell bad, the sightings were Sat night/Sun morning
SuzeeBee
Please let this be the lovely Rags. Keeping everything crossed for good news. Stay safe Rags xx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Call to hq from a lady who says her daughter saw a found dog poster that sounds similar to rags when her mother explained there was a dog missing in the area. Poster is at Wasleys Hill Country Park.
Unknown
Still hoping for good news on Rags. Liz xx
Roz
Thank you to everyone I accosted today on Stafford services whilst I was waiting to meet a dog coming into rescue (sadly she didn't come).
I made good use of the time by showing posters of Rags (and Rosie) to lots of lovely people, and asking them to keep a look out & spread the word.
wensmum
Well, it wasn't her, its a JRT who is allowed out by himself to play.

There has been another reprt just now that she was seen in Bromsgove on Tuesday
wensmum
Possible sighting at Frankley High School (which was the first place I postered) If and if and if it looks like - I hardly dare write this - she' moving towards home. We are searching the fields and dog walking areas between here and Frankley tomorrow. I can hardly bear this, in case it isn't her.

Let's be realistic, Sue, please, and e-mail out to every area you can think of.

Many thanks

Caroline
B30
Also, can you check the postcodes below and if you need any emailing out to additional area just let us know.
B30
I hope she's still in the area wensmum.
wensmum
Possible sighting at the top of Rubery, Leach Green Lane Tuesday night. Why oh why leave it 3 days before you tell anyone
wensmum
A gentleman (Daniel) from Network Rail rang to assure me she has not been found on the railway. He has informed the staff, and asked them to get hold of me if they see her anyway. What a kind guy
wensmum
I have spoken to Petlog, who very sympathetic, but because she is with Identichip, can't tell their agents. She did explain that when a dog is scanned, all the chip companies know, which place a dog is registered with if you follow, so nobody will get lost between systems.

I am currently waiting for a call back from wm - this is the fourth time I have rung them, and hopefully have now got the right programme to do this sort of thing (Molly Green, should any other poor soul need it)
wensmum
Thank you all - so much support. I told identichip, but not petlog. Facebook contact told me how much more petlog do, and gave contact no lastnight so will get on to them as soon as office hours
Twinkles
Wensmum - hang in there, you're doing a great job. Have you phoned Petlog - we paid £15 to have all the kennels, homes etc emailed to notify of Caps' disappearance. Our first lead came from a poster we had displayed in a pub, which took us into a new area and in the right direction. Stay strong.
jobadger
Come on gorgeous girl - let's know where you are. The guys at home really need you back soon. Wensmum - stay positive - it just needs one phone call from one person who makes the connection from the posters and the articles. All paws and fingers crossed here. Jo xx
wensmum
Ele & Steve sent out press releases to local papers - this is the first one "in print" - lets hope the others carry it too. Have put lost ads in local papers too, and e-mailed something to Midlands Today, but don't know if they will run with it. Ele's timing could not have been better. She is such a dear soul - if some one has her, will I ever get her back? At least she would be safe, but we would never know that
SuzeeBee
http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2011/09/06/story-Talented-agility-dog-missing-from-Frankley-16779.html
Link to newspaper article. I hope it brings some positive news on dear Rags - such a sweet face. Stay safe Rags. x
DogLostJackalee - (Kathryn) Area Co-ordinator, Greater Manchester
Just seen on FB that there is an article about Rags in todays Bromsgrove Standard paper - keeping my fingers crossed for good news :)
janiejewel1649
Sorry to see that Rags is missing. Hope she is soon found and reunited. Fingersxd
Unknown
I did wonder about handing out flyers to people in the area (isn't New Road the one with the shops in) it may make people more aware. Plus she may hang around the shops for food, we really need more sightings of her in that area - hopefully she won't move on Liz xxLast edited: 2011-09-06 08:32:10
jaspersmum
Hi Caroline, I work with Natalie, I've circulated on my Facebook page and also via the Ringcraft group in Bromsgrove. Do the Agility groups in Bromsgrove have a website that would circulate too?
wensmum
There has been a possible sighting of Rags in the New Road area of Bromsgrove. Unfortunately the lady who saw what sounds like her, saw her on Saturday night, 8.30, and didn't see posters til this evening. I have been over there, but she is no longer in the imediate area as far as I can tell. Going back in the daylight. Facebook has produced loads of folk postering in the area, and it is 36 hours later than I last saw her, so that is all positive. Up to this am there were no dead dogs on Bromsgrove Roads. There are ads in Halesowen and Birmingham newspapers - I'd better get them out in the Bromsgrove ones too
DogLostNina
This maybe a crazy suggestion but what I would do if ever I lost my dogs is to buy a megaphone and stand in the busiest place I could think of and let everyone know that I had lost my dog. I would hand out missing posters as well and hope that it would get some media attention. I would ask friends and family to stand with me.
Unknown
Hoping to hear news on Rags soon. liz xx
Roz
Just wondering Caroline (altho I'm sure it's already in hand) if you've got the numbers for all the local pounds so you can check them all each day.
Sorry if this is a duplicated suggestion.Last edited: 2011-09-05 13:27:33 by Roz
wensmum
Thanks Nina, I'll get onto Colin straight away
DogLostNina
Would this be of any help. Truck drivers I beleive have their own magazine. I have looked up and found Roadtrasport.com. Editor Colin Barnett on colin.barnett@roadtransport.com 02089122141 they may also have other avenues of contacting truck drivers
wensmum
No signs yet. If anyone reading this has time, posters in your local pet shop and any motorway service station would be great - we have now searched as well as possible all woods between Romsley and Northfield, down to Halesowen. I hope and pray she has been picked up and is being looked after. Thank you all so much for your help.
Thank you Carol for doing PP. I'm trying to get her on agilitynet, but Ellen is away just now. Can you get on the forum? Just another line...........
Louise Downing
Hi Caroline - I will hand out posters to everyone at my dog club this week if she hasn't already returned home to you. Keeping everything crossed. Louise xx
Roz
Thanks Carol, let's hope all the posters work their magic.
Fizzyorange
Will take a poster to Prestbury Park Agility show on Sunday. (Roz's suggestion) Hope it helps.
Come on Rags. Show yourself...
Carol
Unknown
Sorry, I didn't make it today but you are doing a great job, I have seen the posters about and will keep my eyes open when driving around the area or walking my puppy. Please check the dog's home every day and try and go there if you can, as the people on reception don't always know what has come in!! p.s. didn't know you knew Sue Stonebridge - she was my puppy co-ordinator for Dogs for the Disabled. Good luck - speak soon. Liz xx
wensmum
That would be at Frankley Services, southbound.
wensmum
Thanks so much to all who helped today - and are still helping. We have been in the woods just down from Romsley this afternoon, no sign, but now many people know she is missing, and we have had wonderful support from local shops, pubs, newsagents etc displaying posters, as well as sticking them on everything.
Yes, thank you, a team did go down to the resevoir, put a poster up in the club house, and spoke to the security guy.
I did wonder if she might have befriended a truck driver, and been picked up by a kind heart to keep her safe - if anyone has truck driver face book type contacts would it be possible to ask if this is what happened, and say she is not really stray, just misplaced, and so much missed?
B30
Thanks to everyone who helped in the search today. Hoping that the posters work and someone comes forward.
Roz
Just a thought whilst looking at Google satellite thingy.
I don't know if anyone went up and walked the area round the reservoirs, as it's not as close as it looks on the map....there's a hill in between. If I can go again tomorrow I will do this, or perhaps it's already been covered hopefully.
Roz
Wonderful turnout of folk this morning,heartwarming to see such support. Immediate area thoroughly searched as far as possible.
Lots of posters seen up on my way home, so we just need someone to spot her and see the posters too and make the call.
Come on Rags, time to show yourself now. Give us some clues. xx
B30
Thanks for your help Roz and good luck to everyone with the search.
wensmum
Mobile contacts if anyone sees Rags - Lorraine - 07772807891, Mandy Melville 07702253120, Darren 07595587597. Thanks for all the help
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Poster e mailed to helpers in B31,32,45,60,61.
DogLostRiverlady
Have put Rags on twitter + will circulate.
Roz
Hi Caroline, spoke to you and lovely Rags a couple of years ago at Top Barn.
Will be up a bit later to help search. Lots of people are routing for you to find Rags, and you're already working so hard.
Is there a mobile number you can put up?
See you later, Roz x
wensmum
Thank youfor helping me find out where Rags is. I took my collies out in the night - they bark on command, but no reply. A friend went through as much as he could with infra red camera, and didn't see anything - she may have gone into Bartley Green. We are combing the wood this morning, and doing posters. I so appreciate all the help. Cai, my Welsh Sheepdog, is beside herself. Me too. Caroline
Roz
Hi Liz, am emailing you.x
B30
Details updated and advice emailed to owner. Posters will be emailed out to helpers asap.

Rags details put on Dog Lost Facebook pages Central and West Midlands and will ask for them to go out on Twitter. Will also advertise her asap
https://www.facebook.com/groups/270158526343032/#!/groups/doglostcentral/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/270158526343032/#!/groups/162312900483689/

Last edited: 2011-09-02 21:52:50 by B30
Unknown
Spoke to owner, dog is chipped and wearing a fabric collar with faded phone number on but no tag, owner was walking dog around the edge of field when she called and only one dog came back. Went out tonight but it was getting quite dark, so will try tomorrow. She has been missinf since 7.00am. Liz xx
Unknown
I have googled this area but cannot find it. I am not far from Halesowen, so could go and have a look but need to know where this are is. liz xx
B30
Photo now on and will speak to owner shortly to update details.
B30
Will contact owner
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