Stolen: Reddish Brown Border Terrier Female

  • Dog ID 138714
  • Status Stolen
  • Registered 29 Dec 2018
  • Name BEETLE
  • Gender & Breed Female Border Terrier
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Reddish Brown
  • Marks & Scars Scar under her chin
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Investigating Force Police Scotland
  • Date Lost 28 Dec 2018
  • Where Lost Teviot Smokery near Kelso
  • Lost In Region Scotland
  • Lost In Post Area TD8
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info She went missing with her Mother, Ruby (doglost ref 138712) Finders fee till end of December 2019
  • Listed By George
  • Views 15026
  • Alerts Sent 450
  • BEETLEPoster Image
  • BEETLEExtra Image


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BT picked up straying. Sorry gender was not confirmed as comments are confusing in FB. Please check out photo in this FB post.

Just in case
RUBY turned 8 years old last week AND this past Tuesday was RUBY & BEETLE's 3rd #UNhappyAnniversary 😟 #StillMissing
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Could this found female Border Terrier be Ruby or Beetle?
BEETLE turns 5 years old Today‼ #HappyBirthday BEETLE 🎂🎈… wherever you are

Just in case
Have a look at mum in this ad
A heartbreaking read, and something as a dog owner we all fear, more and more each day it seems. I can’t believe it’s 2 years. I truly hope that your beautiful dogs are found safe and returned to you. Take care xxx
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Georgie:
28th December 2020..
Two whole years since Ruby and Beetle went missing, 730 days.
Ruby and Beetle vanished completely whilst out in the countryside on the 28th December 2018, disappeared without trace or sight. Many of you have been with me from the beginning. I sat here and wrote a daily blog of how I was feeling, what we were doing to try and find them, the frustration we encountered, the money you all helped me raise to offer a substantial reward, the emails we all sent to media, the National newspapers we managed to get our story in, being interviewed and highlighted on Rip off Britain about the failure of microchips to pet owners. As our story unfolded which was over 12 months of utter hell, the highs and lows, the things we uncovered, the places my husband was taken to and things he witnessed, the emotional rollercoaster, the hoax phonecalls, the mental abuse and torture of dog theft took its toll, its life changing, I have learnt valuable lessons throughout this journey.
We have a massive 17 thousand group members here in Missing - Ruby and Beetle, sitting at the kitchen table yesterday, Ed read an article out to me that dog theft is still on the rise it is up 250% on last year, every day dogs are stolen, the owners then enter into the darkest days that only someone who has had their beloved pets taken will understand, the emptiness, feeling of helplessness, the sleepless nights, a severe overwhelming shock.
I have previously wrote how the situation engulfs you, takes up your every living moment, you get sucked into a hole and feel yourself drowning in what is your own misery. I hit rock bottom, the friends who stuck by me could only watch this happen and offer their support, they knew I wasn’t coping but they also couldn’t do anything to help, as much as I was suffering I’m sure they were too.
Last New Years Eve, I wrote a post on here thanking everyone for their support and help, without turning my back on Ruby and Beetle I felt the time was right to start living my life once again, put my children first, friends and family had taken a back seat on this journey and it wasn’t fair to them. I had given 12 solid months to this campaign and trying to find my two little dogs. Whilst I will never give up hope of being reunited with one or both of them, unfortunately it now lies to fate. Not a day goes past that I don’t think about them, Ed called another dog Ruby last night, the children mocked him, they haven’t disappeared from our lives, but time is a healer and life does go on...
Please share this story for others living this torture to understand it does get better..
Thankyou to each and everyone of you who continue to look and support this campaign.
(This was the last photo taken of them both) 😢
DogLostScruffy Dog - Central Team Volunteer
Found by police in Cannock
Dog found in Epsom, gender not confirmed.
Please look on Epsom & Ewell Dogwatch for photograph. Dog has been taken to a Vet and Dog Warden aware
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
It appears they are local dogs - Comment from my share to local community group:
"They were from Woodhall. Had a word with Jill who confirmed they got loose yesterday morning."
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Alerts sent to helpers in NE60-66.
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Admin - can we have fresh alerts to NE65 and surrounds please.
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From Georgie via MISSING - RUBY & BEETLE FB group:
"I have received a photo and location of 2 Border Terriers that resemble Ruby and Beetle and were seen very much on their own yesterday morning around Sharperton. (See maps to follow.)
The lady was travelling to Holystone and at the Sharperton junction in the field on the right hand side between the Sharperton Junction and the Bridge, she saw the 2 little dogs.
I would like to either rule these 2 out of our enquiries or look into this sighting further.
They most probably belong to a local but as they do resemble R&B in colouring and coats etc.. I need to rule them out. Could any group members in this area please share this post and tag friends or Border Terrier owners to help rule out this line of enquiry. I would appreciate your help very much. They must belong to someone? Thankyou"
Featured on The Blog for Dogs

*NEW* £20,000 * FINDERS FEE * - ONLY UNTIL END OF DECEMBER - for info leading to the safe return of Ruby & Beetle. If they have been separated then £10,000 each. There’s a new poster which can be seen on their web site - you should be able to screenshot the poster from there - PLEASE PLEASE can all members share this new info everywhere you can - on all social media platforms and any other way you can think of. Really trying to help get them home for Christmas - back with Georgie, Ed & family, where they belong. Please help share far and wide x
DogLostMax - Area Co-ordinator - Cornwall & Area Volunteer - Durham & Ireland
Please can extra alerts go out for these 2 in the areas of NE48 & NE19 (Stonehaugh,
Bellingham, Otterburn ) Thanks

*** If there are also any members/volunteers in those areas that can assist by doing leaflets/posters in public areas that would be great. Thanks ***
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Ruby & Beetle have their own feature in the current issue of The Countryman's Weekly (13th November).
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Another plea in local media:
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Ruby & Beetle in local media again:
Tweet about the new web site has been seen by more than a MILLION people this morning. Lots of new visitors to this Doglost page - please share to new people
Ruby & Beetle now have their own web site - it pulls together all the photos, newspaper articles, support on Facebook & Twitter, videos, you can listen to Georgie’s voice describing what happened when they went missing. Please share this web site to new places, the aim is to reach people who are not on social media and may not have seen them before - some people use the internet but don’t have Facebook & Twitter for eg. There’s a YouTube channel where Georgie has put a huge number of photos , there are also pages which show just Ruby and just Beetle - this is to cover the possibility that they may have been separated, which of course, we all hope hasn’t happened but every possibility needs to be covered. There’s also links to this Doglost page for posters to be printed & a selection of other posters to share too. Please share to someone new today. Please help us find these girls - their family are broken x
Thank you @Malton for sending this info, Beetle’s owner had a look but unfortunately this was not Beetle 🐾
Please check with Gornal veterinary centre. Similar dog found and taken to the practice.
£10000 CASH FINDERS FEE - increased to £10000 for info leading to the safe return of Ruby & Beetle - see twitter / Facebook 🐾 please keep sharing
just seen this on fb, just in case xxx
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Huge Thanks to Scruffy Little Terrier for featuring Ruby & Beetle's Appeal

Please Read & Share
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Please check this found female border terrier
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Could this found female Border Terrier be Ruby or Beetle?
JustineQuirk - Media Co-ordinator
Beetle and Ruby appeared in this months' Dogs Today magazine
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Help Find R&B Gathering - Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland Sunday March 10th 11.00 - 12.00
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Bumping ahead of Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby - Wales supporters please spread the word.
I live in Wrexham Notth Wales, shared to fb x
Extra alerts sent to helpers in CH4,CH7,LL11,LL12,LL13,LL14,LL20
New information on FB

The information that I’m about to tell you has played on my conscience since I received it on Sunday. You may understand my Monday Mornings post after you read what I’m about to tell you...
A very proactive group member was filling her car with fuel on Sunday in Cumbria, her vehicle like many others has the Missing Ruby and Beetle posters on the windows. A man approached her looking at the posters and asked her if these were the 2 Border Terriers that the travelling community was talking about, she replied with maybe, he told her to bombard Wales with leaflets and posters, she asked him if he knew something and he turned as he walked off and told her to BOMBARD Wales with the leaflets..
We still don’t have a huge following in Wales, I have sent out some leaflets to a few who asked after Monday’s gentle post but I think this Man may know something, he didn’t need to approach this lady or even talk about Ruby and Beetle but he did...
I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place for what to do for the best, I just want to find my little dogs and without this groups help I can’t...
we need their profile spread throughout the Wales and the country..
No repercussions, just tell us you found them...
There are some walks planned to highlight these two on March 10th - see events page on their group
Pontefract;Bamburgh;Portobello Beach;Gravesend - and others may be added too
JustineQuirk - Media Co-ordinator
Ruby & Beetle feature in this month’s The Paw Post
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
A comment on Ruby & Beetles post in our national FB group suggests you check the dogs in the photo on this link
What about 140228 - 2 just been found together in Ireland - oh sorry just seen they r Male 😔Last edited: 2019-02-07 20:46:38 by Debbie123
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Beetle & Ruby are featured in Dogs Today Magazine
Bumped their threads in Border Terriers Lost & Found and the BT chat groups,just hope it helps bring them home
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Appears in Countrymans Weekly 6 Feb
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Tweeted as #STOLEN @DogLostUK
Found tonight female border - in the hands of Swale Borough Council - may be worth checking
AO/OOH /0204 Border Terrier female found in Swale Way Sittingbourne, chipped to out of area, if you recognise this dog please contact Swale B C on 01795 417850 or Kennels on 01634 233624
Sharing on twitter and instagram for Ruby & Beetle, paws crossed 🐾
DogLostCJ - Police Liaison & SE Regional Coordinator
Status changed to stolen. New poster can be used to share. Will x post to doglost stolen FB plus sent twitter alerts.
Do we have a rough idea where they, further down south etc.?
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Have added posts to DogLost North West and DogLost Durham Also bumped existing posts on a couple of Cumbria / Lake District groups by adding group link as comment.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer

Georgie Bell
38 mins
Missing 33 Days... WE NEED TO FIND THEM !!
I have been up since 6.30am and spent nearly over an hour answering messages, sending emails and shouting at kids to get ready for school, and I forgot I hadn’t wrote this mornings update...
I spent yesterday talking with magazines about Ruby and Beetle having been stolen and placing ads in classifieds. 🤞
Reaching out to those who may not be on Social Media is the reason behind this.
I also answered lots of calls from people having spotted two Border Terriers running or with people, describing them to me etc..
Ruby & Beetle were the same size , no difference in height, equally matched, very similar. My good friends struggled to tell them apart..
Thank you and again my PLEA AND REQUEST...
Thankyou.. 👌👍
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
The reward for their return has been raised,please share their new poster from their FaceBook group in the hopes this gets them home
Both shared in Midlands on Instagram... hope they are home safe soon
I have reported Ruby and Beetle stolen to the Police. Haven’t had much support from them.
Looking for advice from others..?
DogLostSharon - Social Media Volunteer
Just read the article mentioned below, can Beetle & Ruby be reported stolen, given what the local lady said about the guy making a fuss of her dogs and making her feel uncomfortable.
Excellent publicity for them in The Southern Reporter
Ruby and Beetle have their own group now on FaceBook
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
From OP via Facebook (22:00 1st Jan):
Alnwick Friends and Families... KEEP SHARING THIS POST.
I’ve just had a phone call...
We believe Ruby and Beetle have been seen at Hobberlaw Farm near Alnwick.
This will tie in with the sightings near Rothbury.
Please could you all share this post and keep an eye out for our Border Terriers..
Share, Share, Share...
Any sightings please ring 07989513946 or 07885712165
Let us get them home for Frankies Birthday... 🤞🤞🤞🤞"
DogLostSandra Watt
Two border terriers have been found at side of Dundee Road in Perth
Both are listed in Border Terriers Lost & Found on FceBooka nad are being shread,hope safe home very soon
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Comment awaiting moderation
DogLostGeoffA - Area Volunteer - Cornwall, Scotland & Northumberland
Already posted to DogLost Borders Scotland and neighbouring DogLost Northumberland.
Will add links & poster images to posts and send standard advice sheets.
DogLostSarah - Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambs Twitter Co-ordinator
Details shared to Facebook Group & Tweeted @DogLostUK x
Alerts sent to helpers in TD5,TD6,TD8

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