Lost: Creamy Golden Golden Retriever Male In South West (TQ1)

  • Dog ID 117488
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 15 Jul 2017
  • Gender & Breed Male Golden Retriever (Neutered)
  • Age Elderly
  • Colour Creamy golden
  • Marks & Scars Shaved tummy, black spot over left eyebrow
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed No
  • Date Lost 14 Jul 2017
  • Where Lost Bishops walk coast path between Ansteys Cove car park and Ilsham Marine Drive in Torquay
  • Lost In Region South West
  • Lost In Post Area TQ1
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Indy is quite deaf and can only hear you if you're in front of him and quite close. His back legs are a bit arthritic. A very loving dog, seeks out people. MICROCHIPPED and NEUTERED.
  • Phone 1 07766495491
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Helen
  • Views 17107
  • Alerts Sent 71


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Golden R found in Bodmin
See Facebook page Bodmin area, buy, sell, swap O post by a Tim Rickard. Unfortunately doesn’t say how and who to contact
Just a long shot x https://www.facebook.com/groups/grayshott/permalink/10161835139570245/?__xts__[0]=68.ARAYK_5me8R8FFbFVUviliU451ID0Cyb6ZcsvP3UTQjUGOdH1DXKfgfRn-wrol15fiJzBE35CAkVt2QazN7D_qvaFZeHW8ve64KIxk-GwwCdnIAPrpiQMnyEyarHPVAERMQEAlYVQI8N6n3-_Zi0LduDNfyfb-RN6n8aT1xP_E1n8uMmghKkf-8-7ojaKR6SGs9HUMJdTORsSbmaYYS6kTyMvBa3VvRsCKnfJB7SaVUNdEN0csO89W1hNPVTJS9LMSmCUmhpMgAcaQJ1zt_IFuSWuR807zkWIkFOgU5D6ISdsNsAvO96YiR8MqZsf7XkYujcfX12PlV5Q1CR_b1bQ173pa1leFvh57YktsThYPkL33MBfQxPcow&__tn__=CH-R
Check Found in the Pound
FOUND 6/12/18

Male golden/sandy/apricot long-haired golden retriever dog
Found in Chesterfield (S42) on 6th December 2018

Location: Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S42

Sex: Male
Neutered: Unknown
Approx Age: Medium Age
Main Colour: Golden/Sandy/Apricot

Pets Located Reference: S0120820

https://www.facebook.com/groups/300314127104051/permalink/453996561735806/ Found Stoke/Staffs
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
Thank you everyone for continuing to look for Indy xx
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Sad to see INDY is still missing. I have uploaded another pic of him into the Extra Image box. Rooting for Helen to get that most important call. xxx
Thank you for bumping Indy's listing. Very emotional walk of the path this morning with Indy's owner Helen and a handful of people involved in the original search for him. We would like to say thank you to everyone that continues to think of Indy and sends possible matches to us regularly to check - you have been brilliant and everything is massively appreciated xxx
Again, I'm sad to say Molliemoo's post is not Indy. Hoping for a quick reunion
https://www.facebook.com/SleafordPolice/photos/a.826839387403532.1073741828.820519358035535/1691389797615149/?type=3&theaterLast edited: 2018-04-03 16:16:23 by Molliemoo
Thank you, but sadly this isn't Indy
https://www.facebook.com/KildarePetDetectives/photos/a.691598527578768.1073741828.690506037688017/1964739426931332/?type=3 PLS CHECK ... FOUND IRELAND
Found dog 124414. Could this sadly be Indy ?????
Still missing.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
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DogLostJayne - Admin
Helper Theresa has just rung to say owner Helen still desperate to find Indy especially as her other dog Bella has died since.
Could this be Indy? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517624331950031&set=gm.590225481320290&type=3&theater
Lisa Baker
Just seen this on a fb group post: https://www.facebook.com/spottedtorquay/photos/a.351109495022568.1073741830.285306074936244/1109188145881362/?type=3&theater

They have also now had a possible sighting from two different people of an elderly pale retriever at the same time on the same day time possibly within minutes of each other on Monday July 17, just three days after Indy went missing.

The sightings were between 11am and 12noon on the main Torquay Road near the Livermead Cliff Hotel.

She said: "One lady saw a pale older retriever come out of road on Torquay seafront at Cockington Lane traffic lights, run across the road and continue along the pavement up towards direction of the Livermead Cliff Hotel between.

"The other lady must have been possibly in the cars further behind as she saw a retriever on the pavement near the entrance to the hotel with a gentleman almost dragging it by collar as it refused to move or walk and had no lead. This was between 11.30am and 12noon. The dog was old and pale in colour too

The gentleman was described as well dressed, tanned, with slicked back white hair, a white shirt and beige trousers.

Anyone who can help can contact Sarah on 07877 274815.


WALK FOR INDY ON SUNDAY, 6th August 2017 at Anstey's Cove Car Park, 11.00 am - 14.00 pm.

Walk to raise awareness for Indy - please as many Golden Retrievers as can make it would be brilliant so spread the word and obviously all other breeds to are most welcome. The walk would start at Anstey's Cove Car Park doing a circiut of the grassy park area and then entering the coastal path to come out at the other end at Bishop's Walk and then walking back to the car park. Due to the nature of the terrain anyone attending is respectfully asked to keep their dog(s) on lead at ALL times - no exceptions - the safety of attendees both doggy and human is of the utmost importance.
Was the sighting on the 27th a false alarm... I was so hoping it would be positive. Was up on Ilsham Marine Drive overlooking Thatcher rock today - didn't see any posters around. Won't be going up there for a little while so won't be able to put any up myself.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
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I Hope its Indy Good luck 🍀 xxx
DogLostJayne - Admin
a lady has just called in with a possible sighting and will call the owner directly.
Sadly still missing. ITV News West Country have done a post on their Facebook page and website. New plea for people to check their gardens and sheds in the area just in case.
Observant Citizen
Shared publicaly and Tweeted for Indy. x
Really hoped you'd have news by today....
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Bumped to top. Search Party see VetsGetScanning Below for details.

Good luck.x
Karen - with regard to your comment on 2017-07-20 18:37 about Indy being seen on slope - can you provide more details please? Who is the man, when did he see this dog, how did he tell you about it etc. And people i.e. the Coastguard, have looked in that area and found nothing sadly x
Hasl'smum - those areas have been looked at - the coastguard were even called to a possible on Thatcher's Rock the other day which i witnessed - turned out to be a disposable BBQ! They then searched yet another area of the cliff side off Bishop's Walk and found nothing sadly x
Thank you VetsGetScanning x
Stoodley Knowle Search - Saturday 22nd July -
Anstey's Cove Road - TQ1 2JB.
For all those that have kindly volunteered to help in the grounds tomorrow firstly thank you very much.
Can we all meet between 9.30am and 10am ready for a 10am start - anyone coming after that time please call me on 07766495491 when you get there.
Please wear sensible clothing and bring drinking water. Anyone who has binoculars please bring them.
Please do not bring any dogs.
Please ensure your phone is fully charged and if you see something of interest please take a photo or video.
We would prefer that people did not wander the grounds on their own just in case anything happens so if you are on your own please buddy up with someone.
Those kindly bringing drones the weather forecast is not great again but can we make a decision once there on whether safe to use please - thank you so much.
Any questions or problems please let me know.
Only comments about this topic here please - anything else will be deleted.
Many thanks again for everyones help - much appreciated xxxx
once again, thinking outside the box... if Indy did get into the sea, has anyone thought of him maybe swimming ashore on Hope's Nose, or one of the islands, Thatcher Rock, Cod Rock, etc... ? Anyone looked here?
Thank you for you suggestion, Jot cotswolds. Several groups have gone down on ropes but found nothing
Jot cotswolds
Sounds like this poor dog is still down there, stuck. Have helpers party contacted climbing groups?? Dartmoor groups? Needs people descending from above surely? View of where he is probably obscured from kayakers position. Is anyone able to contact climbing groups locally?
If a bark was heard from below, on the 19th as says in comments, why are people with safety equipment not looking there. I was told today, indy was last seen on a slope and couldnt get off, slope leads to the sea. When the owner got back the dog was gone, thats only what a man told me today. i hope hes found alive and well. Been looking, nothing.
What an awful time for you. I am thinking of you all day long. Great that the kayakers, etc. are searching. Have you tried going out on the water after dark (in a good boat, of course!) with a torch/searchlight. Trying to think outside the box here... maybe his eyes would shine up like a cat's or maybe he would be startled by the light and bark at it, showing where he may be lying low...? Just a thought...
Thank you again Hasi'smum. Boaters, kayakers and paddleboarders have beenb checking the coast both in the area and either side
Just a thought - could he have swum a bit further along the coast in either direction and be a out of your search area?
Thank you for the suggestion, Hasi'smum. Kayakers, boaters and paddleboarders have already been searching and I'm sure will carry on until Indy is found. I do appreciate everybody's concern and sympathy, it's keeping me going to know that others care and are looking
I hope so much you will get news soon. Resared & tweeted xx
Would a kayaker be able to look around the rocks? (The sea would have to be fairly calm, obviously)
Praying for Indy's safe return xxx
Torquay Marina added 2 new photos — in Torquay.
Yesterday at 15:36 ·
HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING at Black Head from the water, if anyone has seen a dog from their vessels, please let us know.
Location 50°28'09.5"N 3°29'25.0"W
The elderly dog has been missing since Friday and last seen at Black Head. Dog fur has been found going down the cliff. And a dog bark was heard 9.40pm last night coming from down below. Coastguard and Fire Services can't access or see from the water so a passing vessel might just be able to.
Still no news. I'm ringing round the dog warden, shelters, vets etc. again. People are still searching. A drone went out yesterday. We're hoping for climbers as well. Please remember Indy in your prayers.
Any news on Indy? Xxx
Fire service and coastguard attended scene again this afternoon and early evening - still no sign sadly.
I've been following your search and am sending prayers and thoughts from Paignton. Hope Indy is found safe.
Another person with a drone is in the area now with Helen the owner.
Drone went up this morning - limited to what they could do due to the wind. Myself and Carol had another look around the area climbing up and down coves. Fire brigade in the area currently (2pm) with thermal imaging.
DogLostMax - Area Co-ordinator - Cornwall & Area Volunteer - Durham & Ireland
Has been shared to Cornwall page. Praying Indy is found safe x
Update - Coast Gards performing a training operation where Indy was last seen. Fur has been found down a cliff which they are going to explore thoroughly.

After finding lots of fur sadly the Coastguard didn't find Indy. Now its too dark. I would like to thank everyone thats cone out and helped Helen in the search for Indy.

Kayley Belue We will be there in the morning with the drone. It's not a thermal imaging one but if barking was heard in a certain area that looks like it may be rocks rather than overgrowth then we can fly it around the rocks and see if we can finally find Indy and bring her home. This sounds so hopeful, I'm keeping everything crossed.

this one found a long way from you but just to rule it out!
I don't think owner knows how to update this page or is not getting the messages to update!

Info on FB to be confirmed:-
Can we all meet tomorrow at 5:30? Pm meet at Anstey's Cove car park?

Last edited: 2017-07-18 02:42:43 by VetsGetScanning
Is there any news of Indy ?
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Indy is safely back at home soon.X
Sue - onestopalldogs
Shared to @onestopalldogsLost Facebook and Twitter
DogLostJayne - Admin
Alerts sent to helpers in TQ1,2,3.
In touch with a friend of the owner at the moment - provided standard advice sheets - there is a dog which they believe looks like INDY has been found by someone but they are struggling to get the finder to respond to them - i have also tried to make contact.
Sorry to see that INDY MISSING ONE YEAR TODAY is missing.
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