Reunited: Grey Bearded Collie Female

  • Dog ID 66692
  • Status Reunited
  • Registered 28 Mar 2014
  • Name WILLOW
  • Gender & Breed Female Bearded Collie
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Grey
  • Marks & Scars Yellow underbelly
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped No
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 26 Mar 2014
  • Where Lost Lowton, Warrington
  • Lost In Region North West
  • Lost In Post Area WA3
  • Date Reunited 01 Apr 2014
  • Other Info Willow escaped from house. Being looked after by owner's mother while owner is in USA.
  • Phone 1 07596 345312
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Meru
  • Views 5683
  • WILLOWPoster Image
  • WILLOWExtra Image


Sightings and Information

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Can't sleep how can I make contact with sue who posted sighting of grateful as that post was key to finding my girl.
Fantastic news!! Congratulations to all concerned, sleep well xx
Ichecked with dogstrust and willow is registered to me and I confirmed they had correct address and contact details.I also rang the microchip company who confirmed correct details.
I think this site is amazing from excellent advice to words of encouragement and heartfelt wishes and prayers for willow.I keep looking at willow and still can't quite believe she is back home.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
So pleased to see gorgeous Willow has been found safe.
Well done to all involved.xx
Absolutely over the moon,for Willow and all his adoring family.You must be so happy.Could I just mention (without seeming rude)check if Willow has been chipped by the rescue home.If so make sure he is registered to your name/address,as I had to change the details on my rescues data base.I see the Dogs Trust micro-chip free of charge,it helps locate owners,when the pets go missing.Happy days for you all
her from hindley
just rang anne,willows delighted owner and shes in shock !! wow! what a week anne, started off in america and ended in a field in the dark with willow at your happy for you,lauren,scruff and willow to be reunited....on a lighter note..we piddled in the woods so why not !! haha....thankyou to everyone involved since that frantic call friday tea time from anne in america...thanks to all the people who texted me with advice..and thanks to sue and chris for a speedy response xx
Fantastic news x I'm so relieved. Welcome home beautiful Willow. Please stay safe now x
beardies in need
Lots Beardie people v happy today so pleased I cried. I knew once got the sightings she would be found with all the advice. Thanks to all who kindly helped. Sorry to nag but have to sometimes to get them back. Lots love x
Fantastic news! Welcome home Willow - stay very safe and close now beautiful sweetheart xxxx
It is great news that Willow is back home with owner and safe, thanks Doglost and all the people that made this happenLast edited: 2014-04-01 09:00:23 by neil
Brill news.Welcome home to Willow x
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
Just brilliant, what a wonderful start to the day :) A lot of Beardie people will be so happy this morning.
Welcome home beautiful Willow.
Anne thanks for calling me you have made my day I am over the moon for you and your daughter give Willow a big cuddle from me xxxxx
Welcome home Willow xxxx
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Great news...over to blue for you...
I can't believe I'm saying this but WILLOW has been found and is safe and well.Will post again later with more details all my neverending gratitude to you all.Anne WIllow's mama
Sue do you mean the fields or the pathways.going back tomorrow morning and wanted to be you know if it was nearer to th e civic or byrom lane.
We live next to Lowton Civic Hall.Just been up and down the path on the fields to Byrom bridge for the last hour but no sign,sorry.
Will be on again with our Border Collies tommorow.
Good luck Willow x
Went to area where Willow sighted but sadly didn't spot her.going back tomorrow early am with my other dog.thanks to Karen for passing information on.thanks Kirsten for going out this morning.also thanks Karen for all the posters and are all amazing people.
beardies in need
Beardie people going Wednesday who helped get Meg they are v good trying also to get trap over. In meantime keep doing posters. And Ann food stations. Will say more prayers tonight! X
beardies in need
We need to keep her in area without scaring her elsewhere. Need to keep her in area with food stations. Ann now going with lots sardines. Need to be one or 2 at a time and don't call her or talk. And don't use torch. Knowing beardies well I think we will need a trap out tomorrow evening if poss. We raised funds to put them iin most of the country. But most are the hook type. Mine is the type door close when dog walk in. Others they pull meay off hook and door close. But we would urgently need courier to get mine there its had lots dogs found in it. Would be a good idea to do a bar b q with garlic sausage or chicken at dawn in the morning she will be getting very hungry now. again just 2 or 3 going max so don't get scared.
Dropped flyers and more posters off at Anne's on the way home stopped outside some derelict buildings and spoke to a young girl who say her brother and a friend spotted willow last week in the slag lane / sandy lane area of lowton telephoned this information to Anne and just seen the post by sue (thank you sue it really does help X) this confirms the other two sightings and Anne at this minute is in the area looking. We will concentrate the posters and leaflet drop in this area now. So fingers crossed x

Last edited: 2014-03-31 19:06:41 by karenbate
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
Stay safe Willow, fingers are crossed here for a reunion with your owner.
Willow was sighted by my brotherin law yesterday in the fields behind lowton civic hall heafing towards byrom bridge.....hope this helps
beardies in need
If anyone at all can get more posters out please do. Yet again kilovely beardie lady and her beardie went out 5am sadly the only one out there. More and more posters need getting out urgently from where missing from all way to where ann live through lots letterboxs. Must go all out now. Ann please don't give up. U met jane with Meg the beardie who was missing a month. We just need the sightings. I also feel someone could have taken her in which is why these letterboxs need doing. And kennels must be checked daily we hope Ann has done this today but we can't get hold of her. Cheshire say must go in person. If found and taken to kennels in just 2 days they will put up for rehome. Ann don't give up and we need contact incase anyone find her. X
Many thanks to everyone whose helping to find this beautiful girl.

Could admin please send alerts to WN2 postcodes please. Thanks. I'll bump the page now.
Don't give up hope Anne; there are many uplifting stories of reunions on this site.
I have printed a posted and sent it to Robinsons Equestrian in Ashton as many people visit that store from all over.
If you suggestions as to where you would like me to send posters I will happily print and post them for you.
we met Anne today and we pray for this beatifuls girl safe return, as I said earlier Anne do not give up. I am awaiting confirmation to join facebook selling pages and then will link this advert to there, we also met a horse rider today who has taken some details and who also has a beardie, the more that are aware of what she looks like the better xxxx Last edited: 2014-03-30 22:11:09 by Lulu
Anne will be picking some posters up tomorrow from mine, I have to work tomorrow so will do some more their printer is better also will be doing some flyers and dropping them off at hers on my way home from work. I can't facebook at work but can call at the warrington branch of MCDH if they have picked up any dogs that remotely resemble Willow, Anne has my mobile if needed. Will also email Warrington Animal Welfare too.

Could admin also send alerts to WN2 postcodes as im not far from WA3 but wouldn't get alerted I'm sure there are quite a few doglost volunteers in this area that could help.Last edited: 2014-03-30 22:01:50 by karenbate
I want to thank you all for your advice,kind words and best wishes for Willow.She really is the sweetest little girl and we are heartbroken.I am trying to be hopeful but am struggling as I am fearing the worst.
Is there a Facebook link for Willow?
Check the Animal Wardens site and the Manchester & Cheshire Dogs home on a daily basis.
beardies in need
We had 3 kind beardie ladies go today. One of which had a beardie missing a month last year she headed for a farm as a lot do. We set the trap which she went in. There's lots more posters need going out. Local to where Willow went from and her home area. Through lots of letterboxs. People near to where she went from didn't know she was missing. Without 100s posters there will be no feedback. Also need doing further afield. So anyone at all that can help with this asap it would really help poor Ann. All kennels in the morn must be visted no good just ringing them. Local radio and papers need contacting early. Plus a call to the council. And all vets. More are going out searching but its the posters that urgently need doing please. Many thanks to all x
Paula Marie
Would be a good idea to drop some off at Lowton Riding Centre and also the bike shop in Golborne. Horse riders and cyclist may have more chance of spotting Willow if she is laying low.Last edited: 2014-03-30 16:23:44 by Paula Marie
The poster image will need to be changed before I can print it with the extra image, have rang anne and left a message printing and laminating as we speak
her from hindley
thanks karenbate that would be massively appreciated....the owner anne fothergill has called me and can come to collect the pics today if you can prepare them...can you possibly do prints of the bottom pic as its a very good one?....anne is just trying to join the site right now...please can you text her asap and she will call you straight back...annes mob is 07724 339951
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
I know some Beardie people are going to search today, so wishing everyone the best of luck.
I am only down the road in Abram if help wanted postering let me know printer and laminator at the ready just give me a shout
Come on home now Willow,we all want you to be reunited with your loving family,so come home baby.xxxx
DogLostMax - Area Coordinator, Cornwall
I am keeping everything crossed here. I hope she is safe until she can be reunited.
Willow, we are all praying for a safe return.
Sorry, am too far away to help in person.
circulating on twitter...WILLOW Grey Bearded Collie MISSING #Lowton #Warrington #WA3 #lostmydog Plz RT.
I fostered Willow for Dogs Trust for about 3 months. She was the most traumatised dog I have ever known though she did improve greatly after a while. I can only repeat what others have said that she shouldn't be chased or called. She was a real poppet, I do hope she is found soon.
her from hindley
hi i have just sent another very good closeup pic of willow to you at DL....can you please put it on...thanks
Hi Julie,I am a D/L helper(along with many others)We go where needed to help search for lost pets,many who are timid when away from home.I live StHelens but if you need help,to search or put up posters(they are so important,and can cover a wider area)please get in touch via this page.If not done already put this on Facebook,(Harveys Army community,)all over the country,will spread the word.Try not to worry to much,am sure little Willow will be home soon.XX
beardies in need
Thanks for info Julie. I know its hard by those out looking please stay calm. I know Willows background as I also do rescue. Most are like this when lost beardies get spooked so easy bless them. I have v good beardie person who can come with her beardie tomorrow. I will contact owner. Please try and do flyers with owners details in letterboxs where willow seen. Stress to people not to call her. Use food. Also get someone at owners home incase make her way there. Good luck today. Can contact me if need trap or anything at all on. 07765630182.
her from hindley
her from hindley
her from hindley
hi i am owners julie...the owner is anne....willow is female..and extremely timid and nervous dog..anne the owner rescued her from dogs trust 3 yrs ago but from a place in leicestershire...anne /owner lives in wigan now....anne was in usa when willow went missing....bolted from her parents home in Lowton WA3 2PD....but home add is 3 miles away in Leigh...if willow is chipped anne doesnt know but the dets wont be hers....i have walked willow and she terrified of traffic, people and other dogs...was a potential sighting today near late shop in lowton...time unknown...have recd texts and lots of advice from you at DL tonite..all advice taken....anne the owner will be at LCDH straight from the flight in at Manchester tomorrow at devastated...and willow needs help..she was walked many times close by to where she went missing...lowton....on a path behind St.Mary school..close to Lowton lowton civic centre.....if you can help...please do...she had a bad life before anne took her and is much loved now, thanks,..Julie
beardies in need
I've given advice. There's been sighting today near industrial area. Need lots of posters up. She's v timid so don't call her name or chase. Use smelly food even a bar b q with garlic sausages. I would do this at dawn in area seen. We also have humane traps or night vision goggles. Owner trying to get flight home but wouldn't be before tuesday sadly. Willow is a rescue from dogstrust Leigh so she must have a microchip I would say. Hope she's found safe very soon bless her.
Have there been any sightings and if so what area/roads etc?
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
Have shared Willows' post on FB & Twitter. Hope Willow is home safe, soon. X
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Email alerts sent to postcodes WA1,WA2,WA3,WA5,WA12,WA13,WA14 M29,M30,M31,M41,M44,M46
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Text sent requesting photo.

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