Lost: Black & White Border Collie In Scotland (G83)

  • Dog ID 9589
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name SKYE-STILL MISSING.
  • Gender & Breed Border Collie
  • Age Adult
  • Colour black & white
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Unknown
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 14 May 2007
  • Where Lost Gartocharn, nine miles N E of Alexandria, Kilmaronock
  • Lost In Region Scotland
  • Lost In Post Area G83
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Listed By Jayne - Founder Doglost.
  • Views 4370
  • SKYE-STILL MISSING.Poster Image
  • SKYE-STILL MISSING.Extra Image

 

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DogLostLostdogs ScotlandSable - Regional Co-ordinator - Scotland
Have contacted owner and sadly, Skye has never been found.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Still searching, nothing new to report...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Stay safe Beautiful Skye, wherever you are, you are not forgotten and I'm still watching for you xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
ANWI
Still looking.xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
keo61
Another long shot - there is a black and white collie bitch on Many Tears Rescue site - long way from you and it says the dog is 1 yr old but maybe worth a callLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks ANWI and Yasa but it's not Skye. It says tri-colour with brown above eyes. Skye is just black and white. Worth a look though...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks ANWI. Text message sent to Jen xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
ANWI
Longshot I know but...Border collie bitch on found pages today (Central and says 1yr).Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
JJA, thanks for updating us. Sorry to see lovely Skye is still missing. Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Just checking in again to let you know that I haven't had any more sightings or news... Unfortunately on the 8th of November Skye had been missing for 6 months so that was a very difficult time... Thanks very much to Driftdog and Springtime for their PM's. Both are very helpful and much appreciated... I still check the cat and dog homes every week and try to keep some hope...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Springtime
Hi JJA, no news I'm afraid, but keeping an eye out for Skye in Helensburgh...I sent you a PM, not wanting to make it public.XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
JJA, thanks for keeping up to date on here. It's important that you do that, plus are you still checking on our found pages, and searching the rescue centres on the net? She could well turn up in any of these, anywhere in the country. The sites often have links on them to other rescues, as I'm sure you know. So many Borders everywhere, but still feel she is quite distinctive. Come on Skye, show us where you are xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks ANWI and Yasa, it's appreciated...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Yes, me too. Not forgotten xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
ANWI
Still keeping an eye out for Skye. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Sorry there's no news on Skye. I'll review everything that's happened over the past five months and see what publicity we can generate. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No more sightings... Nothing else to report...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks for that Yasa, went to Milton again yesterday but no more news...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jen, I have emailed you a list of boarding kennel numbers that may be useful. Only teleophone numbers though I'm afraid. Come on Skye, show your pretty face. We are still looking for you baby xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No, no insurance unfortunately... Nothing more to report either I'm afraid...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
JJA, do you have an insurance on Skye that would pay for some media coverage? You could get some really large coloured adverts in the best papers which cover the widest area ? Some insurance companies do cover for publicity if dog is stolen. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No more news, I'm going back to Milton again today for another check...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Yes, our neighbours found their dog a couple of days after he went missing, sorry I should have updated you...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry to hear that J, but thanks for the update. I still think she looks quite distinctive you know. She has quite a lot of white around her neck and chest which is very long hair. Makes her look quite flashy. Did your neighbour ever find his dog? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Nothing to report again I'm afraid...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks for altering that Yasa. No more news at the moment... Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks for altering poster again Jayne. Owner is right, it does seem pontless now, having the last sighting on there, as it came to nothing, and probably was a different dog. Hope we here about Skye soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa! No more news... Going to Milton again today to check.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Poster has been changed to say STILL MISSING. Thank you Jayne. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Good news in so far as many eyes are still searching for her, which is what we want. I will ask admin to change the poster to read STILL missing, and then when you replace any that have come down, people will know she hasn't been found yet. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
2 phone calls today, one from a girl who had called me before about a collie in Braehead just letting me know that sightings of a collie in Balloch Park were NOT Skye. She had seen the dog being picked up by it's owners. Apparently it's a young dog which keeps escaping. These calls are really helpful because they stop a lot of searching and worry, so thanks again. Also a man caught a collie in Balloch Park today and thought it was Skye but it turned out to be a male and I think it's the dog from the Mollanbowie Estate that I got calls about when Skye went missing at first. No more news...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Oh dear! What a lovely Dad, to do all that. Someone will be grateful I'm sure. At least the dogs are safe now. Hope you had a good holiday Jennifer. Please keep checking our found pages, and have a search on the internet. You may get lucky xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Hi, back from hol... My dad got a couple of phone calls while I was away. One from a lady in Kippen which seemed to be more of a dispute between 2 neighbours about a barking dog! He went to see the dog but it wasn't Skye. Another was a stray near Gartocharn which he picked up and took to the police station at Dumbarton which was eventually reunited with it's owners and a third which he picked up and took to Milton cat and dog home. No more news...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
So sorry that this time it wasn't Skye. The search goes on xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Border Collie bitch on found pages today, being checked out now !!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
I'm glad you havn't given up, and it's a shame you have had to deal with the unhelpful attitude of your local centre. If they troubled themselves to have more to do with this site, they would realise that it is precisely owners like yourselves who get their dogs back. Do you remember to keep checking on our own green Found pages? There are dogs on their with no photographs that need following up. She could turn up anywhere in the country. I have your mobile no on my phone, so have a good holiday and I hope the weather is more settled for you x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa, yeah another disappointment. No more news since then. When I was on one of my regular trips to the SPCA home at Milton the other day the lady there told me she thought it was probably time for me to give up!!! Nice to know that the people who are supposed to be there to help in situations like this obviously get fed up of pet-owners who keep searching for their animals... To say I have been disappointed with the SPCA throughout this time would be an understatement... Anyway enough of my moaning, I'm going on holiday on Sunday for a week so won't be able to post but can still be contacted by mobile and my family will be keeping me up to date with any news.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
So sorry about this dissapointment Jennifer, but hey, the posters are still working. That is why I hoped the vets could be persauded to keep them up. And what a shame she wasn't home for her birthday. Re- the other dog running away, I don't know what it is with B.C's at the moment, there seems to be loads running off. Have you had anything in the Glasgow papers yet? Just a thought. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No, I'm not really aware of any traveller's sites locally. People keep telling me it's just coincidence and maybe it is but I think it is very suspicious. Our neighbours dog which went missing was a working dog with no collar or tag or anything. They seem pretty sure it just ran away. Back to Skye, I got a phone call yesterday morning from a lady in Newton Mearns near Glasgow to say that someone had caught a stray collie on the M77 motorway and had brought the dog to her house. She had been at a vets in Clarkston, Glasgow and had seen one of my posters and was positive it was Skye. I went through there yesterday morning but it wasn't her. The dog was heavier than Skye, who is very slim, but did have a similar face. No more news. Today is Skye's birthday...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer, are there any travellers sites in the area that need investigation? Also if this dog has been stolen too, it will probably get sold on quickly. They should get the publicity up and running immediately, and make sure all the locals know, pubs, markets, fairs etc, where dogs can get sold on. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No luck at Balmaha. Interestingly though my dad got a visit this morning from neighbours of his at the farm and one of their collie's has gone missing today! Now fingers crossed she's just gone wandering but if not it is beginning to make me wonder if my initial thought was correct and that somebody did steal Skye.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Just make sure they keep the poster up Jennifer, and there are plenty other posters in the area. Posters will bring her home. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Don't worry, I won't ever give up on her! I just know that I have to try and get on with other things as well. I got a phone call from a Swedish tourist yesterday who had spent an hour and a half playing with a black and white collie behind the National Park centre in Balmaha on Wednesday. I went there to search last night but no sign. He had seen the poster in the Luss tourist information centre and they contacted me. I phoned the man back and he gave a description which could have been Skye but as I said no sign of any dog. I'll try again at the weekend.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
skye is in this month's horsemart national magazine good luck and come on home soon skye!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer we are all still looking. You must never give up. A dog has turned up today that has been missing since October. She could still be quite near to you, just being hidden. Keep up the mailing out, because if someone has her, it is likely she will go to a vet at some time or other. Go to all doggie events near you, anything to do with farming, boot fairs etc. Write to all the dog training clubs and send a poster. Remind them she is still missing. The same with stables and riding centres, they will keep a poster displayed. Animal people are brilliant at helping each other. Dog groomers also need contacting. Send them a poster, and search on the internet, and check on our found pages every day in case she turns up in another county. She is quite distinctive compared to some. I will be checking on here regularly, and will continue to do whatever I can. You can always PM me, or text x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks to everyone for all their help on this site, it really has been invaluable. I am still going to carry on searching for Skye though I guess I have to realise that after 2 months things are looking pretty bleak. I will still keep phoning and visiting the dog homes and checking up with the police and dog wardens and I'll keep checking this site as well though I won't be able to post as often as I have been. Thanks again for all your help, particularly to Yasa xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Not known
Hope there is some news of Skye soon. Nice work Yasa xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
I hope you have a good rest Jennifer. I should think you need it. Lets hope there is good news awaiting your return xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa, yeah I'll carry on with that. I'm going away for a few days at the weekend so won't be on-line from Friday to Tuesday just in case you think I've disappeared! However my family have been given their instructions to carry on the search and can still be contacted by mobile xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer you have done so well to mail out to all of those vets. I think if you could carry on with this, and extend the area much more widely it would be very worthwhile. Remember, we only need that one pair of eyes. Posters need to be replaced wherever they come down in case people think she has been found. Do you have any markets or boot sales near you, that people may come from outside the area to, as it may be a good thing to give out the smaller posters there. You could also target pet shops and groomers. Someone knows something. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa! I've e-mailed you back with info on what I've done regarding vet list. Another trip to Milton today with no success. A phone call about a dog in Croftamie which a man had managed to catch which wasn't Skye and more postering, no more news xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer I have PM'd you, but have also just Emailed you a long list of vets I am working on. The ones with telephone numbers need ringing. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Not much to report really. The dog in Gartocharn that I got a phone call about wasn't the one that was picked up by the dog warden but we eventually traced it to a local farm. A black and white collie but much older than Skye and she had a bad limp. No more phone calls at all. I'm going back to check Milton tomorrow but apart from that I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do next...Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you keelah, you little star ! xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
Skye is in this month's countryman's weeklyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa, that's great! Had another phone call last night about a dog that had been spotted at Glen's Garage on the Main Street in Alexandria. Went along and hubted but unfortunately couldn't see any dog. I have a feeling that this is the same dog that I have had calls about in Christie Park and I think because of the times (11pm) and early morning that it probably belongs to someone and they are letting it out before they go to bed and when they get up. Anyway I'm not discounting it but I have a feeling that it's not Skye. Apart from that I have been checking the usual places and postering. We certainly haven't had the weather that you've been experiencing but it has been pretty wet up here which doesn't help the poster situation! Thanks again xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jenifer here are the places I have sent poster to near Luss, or in it's area of G83, so you wont have to do these, telling them Sky is still missing :- Inverbeg Holiday Park - Ardlui Hotel & Park - Inverbeg Inn - De Vere Cameron Hse - Lodge on Loch Lomond - Lomond Park Hotel - Mansfield House Studios - The Boatyard Balmaha - Carman Fishery - Inverawe Fisheries - Lochlomond & Trossachs Nat. Park HQ - Calledonian Marine - Shantron Farm B&B - Colquhoun Arms Hotel - Shegarton Farm - Waters Edge Cottage - Loch L. Youth Hostel Arden - Tarbet Hse - Aye Servus B&B - Lomond View Country Hse - The Old Toll Hse - Bon-Etive - Lockview - The Smiddy - Loch Lomond Holl Park - Mansfield Hse - Rowantreebank - Argyll View Cottage - Cruachan - Arrochar Gdn Cottage - Rowantree Cottage - Seabank B&B - Braemor B&B - Dalkusha Hse - Ben Arthurs Bothy - Ferry Cottage - The Village Inn - and Fascadail Country Guest Hse. Think we'll have another blitze on the vets next xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Ok Jennifer - Am searching for more places to Email along that A82 and around Luss. Weather has been thunderstorms here this evening (Essex) - awfull thunder and lightening, so hope you havn't had that. Don't forget about Keelah's barbeque idea, as dogs love the smell of sausages cooking. Perhaps we are due for another go at the newspapers ??? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Got a phone call yesterday about a collie which had been seen running about Gartocharn at 12:30am on Friday night. This seemed pretty hopeful so I hunted for the dog but couldn't find it. I was told later by someone in the village that the dog warden had picked up the dog and it is a tri-coloured collie which lives on a farm nearby. However it is good to see that the system sometimes works!! Going to Milton to check again today and back to the industrial estate to fo some more postering and hunting. Nothing further about the dog at Luss. I was out that way again yesterday and couldn't find anything. I have a few posters up in that direction Yasa but not many so anything you could do there would be great, thanks xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry about the crank call Jennifer. Push it behind you - not worth thinking about. Can always change your mobile no. when Skye is back home. Are there still posters up in the Luss area do you know, just in case ! ? I can look for places to email up there if needed, but best to do the pubs and any stopping places on the road. Sorry, I know this is very stressfull but please make sure you constantly ring all of the police stations and dogs homes. Can't stress this enough. Depending on where she is picked up, could be different area, and sometimes dogs moved to other shelters. Can't always rely on the system !! You are doing everything right, and very good system you are working to. We need to keep the publicity well up, as someone may have taken her in, and still not know we are searching. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
oops, sent that without meaning to... ...actually see the dog it's nothing like her. I think most people see a black and white collie and think they're all the same. More huting about the estate today and I got my first crank phone call tonight which was not a pleasant experience, how can people be so horrible!! I guess that's the problem with having your phone number posted everywhere. I supppose it was bound to happen sooner or later. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Yeah, I don't really think that the 2 dogs are the same and I know what you're saying about the fact that the dog in the industrial estate might belong to someone who lets it run wild but I really have to eliminate it to be sure one way or the other. As to better descriptions, yeah that would be ideal but it's funny how some people are positive that it's Skye and then when I Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Jennifer. With the sightings, its a pity the people couldn't give more of a description as Ske is quite striking with the amount of white on her. She must be quite eye catching and easy to rememeber. Would it be possible for you to remember at which time of day all of these sightings of the dog on the estate have occured as I think they should be noted in case it is appearing only at those times. I would have thought early in the morning would be a good time to spot it also. I suppose there is the possibility that it belongs to a house nearby, and just roams around there, but we won't dwell on that. If the sighting of a Collie at Luss is the same dog, it would be possible as on the same road, but I wouldn't have thought it could get way up there by itself would you ? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
I've been to the industrial estate every day but haven't seen any dog yet. My uncle actually works there so he is keeping a lookout and a girl who has been off sick at my work for a while came back on Friday and said her boyfriend saw a collie in the estate last week. They walk their dog there regularly so they're going to contact me if they see anything. Had a phone call from the police today to say that there was a collie running along the main road, A82, at Luss near the Lodge on the Loch Hotel. Went up and searched but nothing. Took poster into tourist information office and spoke to the staff at the reception of the hotel but they didn't know anything about it, they were helpful though and took my details and said they would contact me. Also went to Milton dog home again today. No more news for now xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer I've looked at that area with an enlarged map, and a dog could hole up there so easily for a long time. The industrial site is also skirted by the river so I would think she could gain access somehow to water there. I have a feeling this is her you know. If you could poster all of those companies on that estate, or stick flyers in their mail boxes with a letter explaining the situation, you will get some more calls I'm sure of it. Try Keelah's suggestion of takeing one of those disposable barbeques and a bottle of wine and sit cooking sausages. The dog may just be atracted by the smell. But if you see her she may be too terrified to respond to her name. Best not to call her but lie low and speak very quietly in a way she will be familiar with. Read Rambo and Fables pages who are now in blue, and see how you must play the waiting game, with no eye contact. There is a lot of helpfull advice there. Please keep us updated. Checking on here all the time. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Good work Jennifer. Great that you saved the male dog from getting hurt. Sounds encouraging about a 'small' collie, and also if it looks dirty, it could mean it has a lot of white on it, which Skye has. Will look for places I can Email that havn't been done near there. Good luck for tomorrow xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Did the scenting yesterday and searched about half of the industrial estate with no luck. Went back today and searched the other half and checked on the den, nothing so far. Got a phone call about a dog in Jamestown today and went along and actually managed to find it, however it wasn't Skye. Nice male black and white collie which didn't even have a collar. Met the dog warden and handed him over to her. I guess that's the Jamestown dog ruled out now. I feel my only lead at the moment is this dog that has been spotted near and in Strathleven Industrial Estate. I've had 2 phone calls about it, one saying it is a small collie, which Skye is and the other saying the dog looks dirty. Just have to keep hunting xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer, have Emailed scenting instructions to you. x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa, I've sent you my address. The estate is between Alexandria and Dumbarton. Strathleven is a small housing estate and this dog was seen in the industrial estate next to it. It is massive with lots of waste ground, industrial units and empty areas of grass but I know somw people who work there and they are going to keep a lookout and I'll go and search today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer I have scenting instructions that Sherlock Bones sent me for Dot. If you PM me your Email address I will send you them. Can you tell me which town or village is this estate in please? xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
buffysmum
Lets hope the scenting works and brings Skye back to you. Good Luck. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Sorry I haven't been on, been working and nothing really to report. Got another call today, the first for a while, about the dog at Strathleven Industrial Estate which I hunted for with no success a few days ago. As this is the only lead of any kind at the moment I thought I would try scenting. Could someone e-mail me with instructions on how to do this? Thanks xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer can you give us an update on anything you have done please. So sorry you stlii have not found her. I gather no calls have come in. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer, just to say that although I havn't posted on here, I have been checking in for any messages from you xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Have been to Milton a couple more times but nothing at all. Had another call about a sighting in Jamestown last night at 11:30pm. A dog was seen walking along the main road in the Bonhill direction but unfortunately when we went out we couldn't find the dog. No other news.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Yeah you're right there Nik. Posters now sent to - Stirling Castle Shop - National Wallace Monument - Smith Art Gallery and museum - Culcreuch Castle - Buchanan Castle - Blair Drummond Safari Park - Ben Lomond - Balfron Golf Society - Balfron Heritage Group - Studio Kap in Balfron - Ballat Smithy Cottage Balfron Station - Buchlyvie B&B - Nicolson Storage - Buchlyvie Pottery Shop - The Green Gallery Buchlyvie - Forth & Clyde Junction Railway - Edenmill Farm - and Cardross House. Skye should be getting very famous ! Have had some nice replies. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Jennifer, the police rarely manage to put two & two together with a found dog with a lost one - even with a database. Never rely on them to call you !Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Yeah that was really disappointing. I really thought that the dog at Ballat was her and I honestly felt that when I phoned the vet this morning that it would be. Another phone call tonight, somebody saw a dog in Dumbarton jumping about in the water at the river on Monday. However the police picked the dog up and as they have my details I think I would have heard by now, I'll give them a phone tomorrow though to check.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Few more here done :- RSPB Endrick Valley Wildlife Explorers (Stirling) - RSPB Stirling local group - Glasgow RSPB Wildlife Explorers - Glasgow RSPB local group - RSPB Bearsden/Milngavie Willife Explorers - RSPB Lochwinnoch Wildlife Explorers - RSPB Renfrewshire local group - Scottish Wildlife Trust - Greenspace Scotland - Fresh Futures Stirling - Paths for All - and The Scottish Community Developement Centre Glasgow xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Oh poor Jennifer, what you must be going through here. Never mind, put it behind us and plough on. Just got to keep going girl? Have you got any helpers there that you've picked up along the line besides your family? You must all be worn out, so I will certainly do what I can here. Right, done this lot :- Andrew Miller Vets - Broadleys Vets Hosp - Riverside Vet Clinic - Bruceview Vet Clinic - Hillfoots Vet Surgery - Struthers & Scott Vets - Grahams Road Vet Clinic - David Finlay Vets - Polmont Vet Clinic - Lochend Farm - Gillies Cottage B&B - Stirling Community Wardens - Stirling Council Senior Ranger - Stirling Area Ranger - Forestry Commission Stirling - Stirling Tourist Assoc. - Butterfly Conservation Stirling - Drymen Red Bus company - Weir's Tourlink Coaches - First Glasgow Coaches - McColl's Coaches - Stirling Highland Hotel - Park Lodge Hotel - Willy Walace Hostel - Cambria Guest House - Forth Guest House - Dasherhead Farmhouse - Corshill House - Watergate B&B - The Barn Lodge - Coach House Stirling - Buchlyvie Inn - Brucefields Golf Centre - Mediterranea Restaurant - The Settle Inn - The Crooked Arm - The portcullis Hotel - Southfield B&B - Kerran's B&B - Janice Brodie B&B - Firgrove B&B - Castlecraig B&B - Mrs Dougall B&B - Express By Holiday Inn - Munro Guest House - Barnsdale House B&B - Carol Cameron Guest House - King Robert Hotel - West plean House Hotel - Neidpath Guest House - Argyll House B&B - Ravenswood Guest House -and Drum Farm x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks for that Jayne xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Tried to send that e-mail last night but the site was down. Bad news though, the dog wasn't Skye. It was a male that somebody had taken to the vet after hitting it with their car, he was fine though and is back home safe at a local farm. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks again Yasa, you really are being a great help! Yeah I have to admit to being pretty disappointed with the SSPCA. I guess it must be to do with underfunding and I know the tiny amount I donate each month will hardly cover anything but I would have thought in this day and age some kind of computer database (like yours!) would have been the obvious answer and would actually be more economic time-wise once it was set up. The lady I spoke to today was very nice and apologetic for the misinformation that I had been given but it does seem to be the case that they just write information about lost dogs on this phone-log thing and you have to contact them all the time to make sure they don't have your dog. Anyway with regards to Skye, Ballat is a tiny little place so it might not be on the map, sorry! It's basically where the A81 meets the A811 just near Balfron Station. I actually received a text tonight from someone who had sighted a collie in that area again. On the A81 from Gartfern to Killearn. The text said they saw the dog last night and again it had run out in front of their car (this is what happened at the last Ballat sighting) I went along there tonight and hunted up and down this road. A man in his garden heard me shouting and told me that a collie had been hit by a car last night and taken to a local vets. Unfortunately this was at 9:30pm and the vet was closed. Obviously this will be my first port of call in the morning. The man had seen the dog and she appeared to be OK but his description of her makes me doubt that it is Skye however I have all my fingers and toes crossed xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Skye is featured in this weeks countrymans weekly.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Skye is featured in this weeks countrymans weekly.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
I've just trawled back to see if there's anything that might have been missed. No bus contractors or Post bus. Have individual rangers from all organisations be contacted ? Also, are all the forests FC or are some under private ownership ? I would usually try the local ramblers, RSPB etc groups, wildlife trusts etc, game wardens. If necessary send posters to the farms. Addresses on Yell.com and Applegate.co.uk should be cross reference. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doglover123
I have my fingers crossed you get some news about your lovely girl soon. Stay safe sweetie. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Jennifer- a very good idea to visit as many homes as you can possibly get to each few days, preferably not as long as a week. I'm afraid your fears can happen, and dogs do get rehomed before owners can catch up with them. The dog then legaly belongs to the new owner. It is very hard to understand why they dont make any exceptions. It also sounds very worrying that you have to keep giving them your details. If you havn't done so at the beginning, you need to ring them all and get email adresses in order to forward her poster. I can't always get the email address from the website as there is normally an E-form to fill in, which is useless for sending posters. I will look for places to email toward Stirling then, and would you pnpoint Ballat for me as not listed in my map book, which is very strange. Have sent posters to Stratheck Holiday Park - Wemyss Bay Holiday Park - Inverbeg Holiday Park - Argyll Forest Recreation Team - The Actual Reality Centre Dunoon - Westcoastcutters Landscapes - Firth Of Clyde Landscapes - Alter Landscapes - Dunoon Library - Helensburgh Library - and The Mobile Libraries. Had a reply from mobile libraries to say they have staff up and down the A815 several times a day, so they have notified all of them to watch for Skye. Can't get access to pubs by email so we need someone to poster them if any local helpers. Hope we get a good sighting soon. Good Luck Jennifer xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
I am near the Milton home, it's only 10 miles away, and I'm going to go along there today. I just don't understand why when I phone up they have to take all my details from scratch every time, as if they have no record of me phoning before. Surely when somebody phones they must have a computer database that they put these details on. The woman that I spoke to yesterday said that they rehome dogs after 8 days. So if they claim they don't keep records of people's details and (for example) a person has been huting everywhere for a dog for a month and then goes on holiday for a fortnight, which they may have booked a year ago, and the SSPCA picks up their dog while they're away, will it be rehomed before they get back?! This is some crazy system!! Anyway I'm going to go in there today and make sure they remember Skye... Thanks Yasa, yeah I'm really at a loss as to what to do next. Is there any way you could maybe do some e-mailing in the Stirling direction because there was that sighting at Ballat. I've put the advert in the Lennox again this week but as I said I haven't had any phone calls at all since last Thursday xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Jennifer. I am so sorry there has been no news of Skye at all, and that you have had agro from the SSPCA. It is a pity you are not near enough to visit personally, or that you have nobody in the area of the centres that knows Skye and could do that for you. Probably the best thing is to try and get a name of someone, or people that have been half decent, and ask for them when you ring. Like you, I would kep ringing. I am searching for places to email again now. Is there anywhere in particular you want me to concentrate on that you are having difficulty reaching? Or shall I just carry on along that A815, assuming she wont have crossed the water either side? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No news I'm afraid. Haven't even had a phone call about Skye since Thursday. Still searching every day but no sightings. This is probably obvious to everybody but just in case there are other people doing postering and stuff I bought a laminator yesterday because although I was putting my posters in poly-pockets they would get soaked and the ink would run every week or so and I'd have to round and replace them all. The laminator and pouches only cost ?20 from Argos and I really wish I'd thought of that from the start! I'm going to have a moan now as well, I am a donor to the SSPCA and have been for years but I am a little disappointed with the service. In Scotland the cat and dog homes are funded and run by the SSPCA. I phoned and reported Skye to the homes in Milton, Dumbarton and Cardonald in Glasgow the day after she went missing and I was told to keep phoning every couple of days, which I have been doing. Obviously you are speaking to different members of staff every day but while some are helpful others basically told me that they had Skye's report on record and they would get back to me if they found her which is fine. However I phoned up today and the woman nearly bit my head off because I said I hadn't phoned for a few days!!! I don't understand this, one person is telling you not to phone because they are too busy to keep checking and the other is telling you that if you don't phone every day they will rehome your dog!!! I find this incredible, surely if they have it on record that my dog went missing on the 8th May and a dog fitting a similar description is brought in they should automatically phone me. It certainly doesn't fill you with a lot of confidence about the service.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry I have been off line but hopefully things are back to normal now. I hoped there may be some more news on here. Will get back to emailing again later xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Yasa has a few technical problems at the moment, so if anyone needs to contact her, please send a message to PR@doglost.co.uk and I'll pass it on.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks Yasa!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
I really hope it is her but it's about 40 miles or more from home. I've phoned the local police and dog warden in the area and will just have to hope somebody sees the dog again. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have done - Resipole Farm Camping - Argyll Trail Riding - Argyll walking Holidays - Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre - Carrick Castle Boat Club - Rowan Hse B&B - Arle House - Colonsay keepers Lodge Hostel - Millhouse Hostel - Iona Hostel - Oban Backpackers - Jeremy Inglis Hostel - Inveraray Castle - Oldkiln Shop Ardbeg Distillery - Highland Mountain Biking Assoc - and Barbreck Farms . Good luck Jennifer and Skye for today xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tracy2306
Skye you are absolutely stunning. Keep safe sweetheart and hurry home soon!! Carry on the good work everybody - she'll be home soon!!Love Tracy x x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Am carrying on, but so far done - Forestry Commission -Tourist Information Centre - Western Ferries Dunoon - County Garage Dunoon - Holy Loch Coffee Shop - Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries - Dunoon Angling Club - Inver Cottage Hotel Argyll - Riverside Leisure Dunoon - Quadmania by Dunoon - Dunoon Ceramics - Benmore Gardens - Ardkinglas Estate - Castle House Museum - Benmore Centre - and Trossachs Holiday Parks xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Let's home this is Skye, but as everyone says, it is a distance away.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostShelties Mum - Area Volunteer, Kent
Crikey that is indeed miles away from her home. She has to have been lifted and dumped. I would poster the local post office - if one's still there as that's a social source and find out the local WI chairman as the members will be mainly farmers wives I would imagine. You need to get the word out to the farms and the local vets. Possible be a cattle and a small animal practice Fingers crossed for you. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have started Emailing posters xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry Jayne - You've already done it - Thank you x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
If you are sure it was the A815 she must have been dumped across there. It's miles away on the other side of the water. I suppose we don't have a clue where abouts on the A815? We need to poster any helpers in that area Jayne xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Hope this proves to be Skye and that she's soon home where she belongs xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Tourist swears she spotted this dog looking lost on the A815 the day before yesterday but by the time they had turned around she was gone. They have just walked into the tourist office and seen the poster-local helpers have been e mailed-please look out!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Bonhill church dog belongs to the minister there so that isn't her. The problem with doing any plotting on a map is that I have only had about one sighting so far that I haven't been able to discount. The dogs at Mollanbowie, Braehead, Bonhill and Jamestown and Goosum Crescent have all been false alarms and the only other lead I have at the moment is a collie that has been seen on the road from Bonhill to Dumbarton and also near the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate which is where I am going to check today. Thanks for the offer of flyers but I already have some printed off. Also the article was in the Reporter yesterday though unfortunately they didn't put the photo in. Again many thanks to all involved xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Jennifer you are doing a brilliant job in your search for Skye and we are all rooting for you to have her home with you soon. Well done to everyone who is helping. Jan xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you Owl for that helpfull information, and to Jan for the flyers. Jennifer if you would like them please PM me your E mail address and I will forward them to you. They are 3 on a page and brilliant for handing out to dog walkers and posting through doors. Hopeing for Skye's safe return, very soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Yasa have e-mailed flyers to you in case they are required. Jan xxx Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Certainly plot all sightings on a map, and you need to work with an OS map which shows the landscape, or Google earth, or Microsoft Virtual Earth. She may well move in a roughly triangular circuit with a den at each corner, but as we know collies can cover a lot of ground so the triangle is likely to be quite big. Look for where she will hunt, scavenge, drink and find shelter. Dogs like to be near water, not only for drinking but for hunting. Are there any disused quarries around? They tend to be full of rabbits? Conifer plantations are warm dry shelter, look for where they are. All farms need to be notified as she may well hang around a farm. Also the loch is a possible place, so inform anyone who is regularly there - are there water bailiffs or anything like that? Gamekeepers, rangers, forestry people, everyone like that. Ramblers groups, cycle hire places, wildlife and birdwatching groups, mobile shops and libraries, everyone who is likely to be out and about. You have the advantage of the very long evenings and the tourist season is beginning, so let's hope for more sightings.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry Nik - postings crossed- both on here at same time !! xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer, the sightings should be marked on a map, as generally dogs move in a triangle trying to pick up a scent and find their way home. If you can find a triangle, we can maybe go from there by giving you scenting instructions. Please post on here twice a day if poss- it will help us to help you. Grand job though. Would you like some smaller flyers made up to pass to dog walkers etc so they can keep your telephone number in their pocket in case they see her ? Let me know, and I can prob get them done for you. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
As I said before, dogs frequently go in a triangle. Is there any logic to the sightings ? I'll see if I can get one of our BC experts to advise.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
The Braehead dog wasn't Skye, it was a male. Also got phone call on Sunday morning about a collie having been spotted at Ballat past Drymen. Spent the morning searching but nothing. Put up some posters in the area and went into some houses and farms and asked the people if they would keep an eye out for her. Got a phone call tonight from someone who had seen a collie at Bonhill Church. Went along but couldn't find the dog. Spent most of the day hunting at the farm again but I don't think she's there. I was wondering if there was a pattern to dogs that go missing. Do they keep running and running or are they likely to stay in one area. Or is it impossible to generalise? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
This is good Jennifer as shows the posters and your hard work are paying off. One of these times it will be her, so just keep going as you are doing everything right. The Emailed posters are being printed also, as have had quite a few replies, one that springs to mind is from a lady at Foxglove cottages Drymen who said she has put posters by her gateway, and sends you good luck for Skye's safe return. She will keep looking out. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Had 2 phone calls today about the dog in Braehead, Bonhill. Rather conflicting reports though. One convinced it's a dog, the other convinced it's a bitch. Went up to find it but no luck, will try again tomorrow (Sunday) Had another 2 calls one about a collie on the road from Gartocharm to Croftamie which I checked out this afternoon but nothing. The other about a collie on the Vale of Leven Golf Course. I phoned them up but they hadn't had any other reports but I will start hunting there tomorrow after I've been up to Braehead. They have my contact details and knew about Skye's disappearance already from reading about it in the paper. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Good news of some sightings then Jennifer - I do hope it is her. I have Emailed Skye's poster to the following businesses in Helensburgh for you. Ballat Smithy Cottage - Mansfield House Accomodation - Blue Water Yacht Services - Rosslea Hall Hotel - Helenburgh Golf Club, and their Fraser Hall Pro shop - Letham Hill B&B - County Lodge Hotel - Paperclip Stationers - Helensburgh Lions Club - Atticweb Developement - Helensburgh Flooring - Craigard Restaurant -Tarton Tots - Need For Speed - Helensburgh Rugby Club - DL Design - Longbow Cruising - Mc Laren Books - R & A Urie Ltd - Arrowhead Marketing Ltd - Elan Public Relations - Nick Cowie Communications - MBS Roofing - Kirstine Rose Lawyers - Denise Karen Laverty Lawyers - Caledonian Marine - Helensburgh Ramblers Assoc, and Foxglove Cottages in Drymen. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Had a couple of calls of sightings in Helensburgh on Thursday night and went over to check it out but it was nearly dark so not much good, Spent all of Friday searching in Helensburgh and then back in Dumbarton and Alexandria but nothing. As I have had some calls regarding Helensburgh I've informed the Helensburgh police and Argyll and Bute Council dog warden of Skye's disappearance. The farm is on a very quiet back road and Skye is not a working sheepdog. Didn't get any calls yesterday. Quite surprised by the lack of response from the newspaper article but just have to keep hoping. Thanks again for all your help xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
And Hannah, thank you for your help. Sorry, not with it today xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you for responding so quickly keelah. Thats fantastic. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
press release resent to the reporterLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Hannah
Come home soon Skye. I have added her details to my forum Find Missing Dogs (http://findmissingdogs.proboards67.com/index.cgi), TRPD Pet Craft Project & to Dog Pages. xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Good advice, Yasa. JJA, plot any sightings on a map and see if there is a pattern. A sighting may have been on Monday, but it is good to try to get ahead of a dog on the move. Obviously, you cannot be certain that it is Skye, but you mustn't dismiss anything until you know to the contrary. Dogs go in triangles, so see if that fits. Of course, you may be right and Skye has been taken. Is the farm on a through road and is Skye a working sheepdog ?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Had a good response from dog training clubs - Lots of replies saying they were displaying the posters and sending them on. One lady put SKYE on her website. Have let Keelah know that she made the Lennox Herald but not the Reporter this week, so we may need to re-submit that for next week. Have just got to get her picture everywhere. Bank Hol weekend comeing up, so there are going to be plenty of people about. Can you get it put out on your local radio do you think?, and did anyone manage to poster the Millenium hall? Club meetings held there so a good place to advertise. Are there any travellers sites in your area as they are allways suspect. Be sure to poster stables and riding schools - can see a more on horseback. give posters or flyers to postmen for inside the sorting office, and do the same for bin men. These people will notice if someone has a new dog !!! Give out flyers at boot sales, fairs, and markets. Ask the children to tell their friends. Children are good little searchers as they will want to earn the reward. Good Luck Jennifer, keep up the good work - your persistence will pay off x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No news again today (Thursday) One phone call from a guy who said he saw a collie running on the road from Bonhill to Dumbarton but that was on Monday so not much good.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No news on Skye. The article was in the Lennox Herald today so that was really good, thanks for all your help with that. I think we just missed the Reporter as it came out on Wednesday but maybe they will print it next week, if it's still needed. I've had a few phone calls already today. Another sighting in Dalvait and one in Braehead, Bonhill but I wasn't able to find the dogs on either occassion. It's good to know though that people are seeing the article and looking out for Skye. As far as the farm goes I have searched every inch of it and looked in every barn and outbuilding about 6 times. I honestly think that if I was anywhere near Skye she would bark and let me know. That's why I'm beginning to think that somebody has taken her. On the other hand my dad doesn't remember anybody unusual being around the farm at all recently so all in all it's a mystery.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have sent out 67 posters with letter to all dog training clubs, groomers, behaviorists, dog walkers, pet sitters, etc etc all over, asking them to forward to everyone on their contacts list who may be near enough to either help search or display poster. Any news on Skye today ? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
If it's not in the papers, Keelah will chase them up, so please post it on here. Regarding Skye's disappearance, were there any strangers about, in the few days beforehand, or did you have any workmen about the place? Have you asked the neighbours if they saw any strange persons or vehicles around the farm on the day she went missing ? Are there any ditches, or places she could get caught up, or fall down ? Any sheds or barns she could have got shut in? Did you take her walking anywhere she particularly loved, and may go back to? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
She just disappeared from the farm. There's no logic to it. She wasn't in heat and had never run away before, that's why I'm beginning to think she may have been stolen. The Lennox Herald is out tomorrow, I'm not sure about the Dumbarton Reporter but I will find out. I'll let you know if it's in the Lennox tomorrow.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
JJA- What day does the paper come out, that your press release may be in please? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry JJA -I have reffered to her as a him in previous posting in a couple of places. Dont know how, she's so pretty. Hope you get some good news soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
JJA- Glad you have a new helper. Sorry you've had another false alarm. It's all part of the process I suppose, but at least it means that your posters are being seen and people are trying to help you. Your phone call WILL come. Please be strong for SKYE. He can't find you, so you must find him, and you will. All your hard work will pay off. How did she go missing? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Another false alarm this morning. One of our neighbour's kids saw a dog that he was sure was Skye running near his school in Dalvait. Hunted about but no sign, went into nearby garage and they said a man had caught the dog and called the dog warden. I phoned her but it was a male... I know I need to stay strong but these false alarms are pretty soul-destroying. Anyway the lady from Milton of Buchanan phoned this morning and she was very kind and helpful. She's going to put posters up in her area, Drymen etcLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Poster and letter sent to County Lodge Hotel, Ravenswood Helensburgh, The Commodore Hotel, Sinclair Hse Helensburgh, Ardmore Guesthouse, RSR Braeholm, Kirkton House Cardross, Loch L Waterfront Lodges, Balmaha House, Mar Achlais, Loch L Holiday Cottages, Passfoot, and Bay Cottage B&B's all over the area. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Thanks Yasa, but I'm pretty sure if the person lives in the Mollanbowie Estate in Balloch that it will be that dog which I posted about earlier. It's maddening though because the dog looks very similar to Skye and seems to be allowed to roam about all day. It is also timid so people are only able to see it from a distance and can't catch it. I don't know if the person would have noticed but this dog wears a brown leather collar with gold studs on it and if that was the case I would be sure it wasn't Skye.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer, have had the following reply from L. Lomond & The Trossachs Nat.Park Authority - National Park Headquarters, Balloch Rd, Balloch, 01389 722600, from someone who signs themselves D. : One of our staff here actually thought she saw the dog around her estate in Balloch a few days ago, but has not had a sighting since. I replied that this was very important information and requested that the member of staff be asked to contact you on your mobile. Unfortunately as this is now after office hours, this may not be untill tomorrow. I realise that it may have been the other Balloch dog though x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Jennifer if Skye were my dog, I would just go ahead and advertise wherever I could, so the answer is yes to the newspapr article. Also I have been contacted by a lovely lady who lives at Milton Buchanan, and is offering help on the ground, re-searching, or anything she can do. I have asked her to contact you on your mobile, but if you dont hear from her then she has sent me all her contact details, molile, home email and work email, so just let me know. I'm hopeing she will register as a helper in fact. You are doing a fantastic job with the posters. That all important phone call will come xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
No news today unfortunately. This is the first day that I haven't had any phone calls at all which is a bit of a worry, then again I suppose it's early yet. I've spent the day postering and feel that I have most of Alexandria covered in regards to shops, garages and parks etc. Tomorrow I will probably do some more in Dumbarton. Thanks to Sian for getting the press release together. Should I readvertise in the Lennox Herald again this week or wait until the press release goes in? Tuesday is the last day when you can put articles in this weeks edition so if anyone could advise me by tomorrow that would be great.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Aghhhh, thanks Keelah, you're a star xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Thanks Keelah!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
spoken to owner and press release has been done.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Welcome on board Jennifer. It will be a big help to be in constant contact with you. Please be assured we will do all we can to assist in your search, and hope Skye is home soon. If you have had that many calls, it shows your message is getting through, and people are aware, so well done for that. Your turn will come, and persistence pays off, so keep up the good work xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
JJA
Hi, sorry that I haven't had a chance to reply to any of the posts yet. I am Skye's owner Jennifer and as you can imagine every minute when I haven't been at work has been occupied by searching for her. Just to let you know what I've been up to- I am in contact with Cardonald, Milton and Stirling (Central) Council Dog Homes, the dog wardens for West Dunbartonshire and Central regions. The police have been informed of Skye's disappearance in Alexandria, Dumbarton and Stirling and I phone them regularly to check kennels. I have posters in many local shops, garages, pet shops, libraries and parks across the Dumbarton, Alexandria, Gartocharn and Drymen areas. I put a notice in the Lennox Herald Newspaper last week and will put another in tomorrow for next week's edition. Most of my time at the moment is spent searching for Skye but unfortunately there have been no sightings so far. I have had 10 phone calls about a collie in Mollanbowie Estate in Balloch but after searching and finding the dog it turned out to be a false alarm and the dog belongs to someone who lives in the estate but lets it run wild. Apart from that I don't have any leads but am satisfied that if Skye was found in Gartocharn, the village where I live, she would be known and returned, therefore I am now concentrating my search on the wider area. I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the effort that people are putting in to bring Skye home safe and sound and have to remain positive that she'll be home soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters sent to The Old School B&B Drymen, Bramblewood B&B Drymen, HillviewB&B Drymen, Easter Drumquhassle Farm, The Lawn Mill Cottages, Tourist Information Office, Auchenheglish Lodges Balloch, Barton B&B Balloch, and Blairhosh Cottage. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks Nik for acting so promptly. Posters sent with letter to Police Strathclyde, Glasgow Tourist Info Centre, National Park Ranger Service, Iverbeg Holiday Park, Loaninghead Holidays, Sunnyside B&B, Arden Village Hall, Women's Institute Arden, Pantomime Group Arden, East Dumbartonshire Libraries, Freedom of Information, A.J. Fletcher Bagpipes Ltd, The Old Smiddy Balloch, Tigh-Na-Roune Balloch. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters emailed with letter to Loch Lomond Youth Hostel, Scottish City Link Coaches, Wilsons of Rhu-Luxury Coaches, Wilsons Chauffeur Drive, Lomondside Stud, Creature Comforts, Tullichewan Farm, Willowdale, Dervaig, Millhall, Norwood Guest House, Sheildaig Farm, Anchorage Guest House, Braeburn Cottage, Station Cottages, The Gardeners Cottages, Albannach, Killin Cottage, Garemount Lodge, Balmillig, Shiloh, Lethamhill, Ashfield, Rosneath Castle Caravan Park, and Shandonbank Cottage. These are B&B's etc, all over the area. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
I have activated the owner's registration, although it should be done by website security. We can no longer automatically activate registrations because of nuisance posters and I'm afraid website security doesn't work weekends.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
ADMIN Just to inform you that owner has been trying to log on to the site for two days now, and keeps getting the message 'account inactive'. the customer service number listed on site was also unobtainable. If someone could ring her tomorrow (Mon)between 10 and 12, she should have access to the computer then, otherwise you will just have to ring and arrange another time as she will probably be out searching. Unfortunately there have been no sightings so far. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Nik, no hostels in this area but will try the others. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Great job, Yasa !! Remote parts of Scotland are difficult and always need emailed posters to get the message out. Mountain Rescue, Rangers and hostels are also good bets as are local councillors and bus companies.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Owner, if you are logged in, and havn't yet registered perhaps you could update me by text please? I have been informed that you have done well with postering !! Someone I emailed one to, has seen them and is aware, so well done you ! Word is definitely getting round. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have contacted Keelah, hopefully for some media help on here. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
These places in Alexandria, Drymen and Renton are done :- Lomond Organics, Walk Wild loch Lomond, The Buchanan Arms Hotel, The Oak Tree Inn, The Winnock Hotel, Drymen Camping, Croftburn B&B, The Hawthornes, Elmbank B&B, Loaninghead Farm B&B, Mar Achlais B&B, Northwood Cottage, Glengoyne Distillery, Dumbarton Football Club, Carmen Stables, Lomond Home and Pet Care, Executive Private Hire, Toucher Web Design, Renton Reminisce, Waters Edge Cottage Arden, Eileangorm B&B, and The Town House Hotel. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
These places based in Balloch have been emailed poster and letter:- Loch Lomond National Park HQ, Loch L. Golf Club, Lomond Woods Holiday Park, Loch L. sailing Club, Can You Trips, Misty Glen Jewellery, Lodge on Loch L. Hotel, Flower Perfect Florist, Cruachan Lodge, Oakvale B&B, Monday Cottage, La Sosta, Woodvale, Loch L. Aquarium, The Cruin Bar and Restaurant, Auchenheglish Luxury Lodges, Kinnoul House Guest Hse, Gowanlea Guest Hse, Tir-na-n'og Guest Hse, and Tullichewan Farm. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have written a letter and Emailed it along with poster to the following:- RossPriory, Ross Priory Golf Club, Buchanan Castle Golf Course, Knowetop Community Farm, Mororing Heritage Centre, Balloch Steam Slipway, Duck Bay Hotel and Resaurant, The Hungry Monk, La Scarpletta Italian Restaurant, The Stables Restaurant, Princess Rose Restaurant, Waterhouse Inn, CYE Loch Lomond Cycling, Elmbank B&B, Glenalva B&B, Croftburn B&B, Lomond Activities, Ryan's Pet Centre, Drymen Pottery, Sweeney's Cruises, Walk Wild loch Lomond, Loch Lomond National Park, Lomond Park Hotel, Gartocharn Primary School, Strathardle Fine Wines, and Kilmaronock Community Council. OWNER, would you please see that your Millenium Hall is postered inside as there are a number of clubs that use it, and I want to target people from outside the village also. Thanks xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have been in contact with Skye's owner this morning. No news yet I'm afraid but they are doing a really good job on the ground. They do have internet access and I've asked if they will try to register today. They are in contact with the police, dog warden, and dog homes, and have placed an ad in the Lennox Herald. Have posters in shops, garages, parks, pet shops, and libraries, from Drymen to Dumbarton and have had a few false alarms. Nothing positive so far but it is early days x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
I do hope Skye is found soon. Have these been called ? Scottish SPCA - 0141 882 1688, Dogs Trust - 0141 773 5130, Milton Animal Welfare SSPCA - 01389 761208, - Animal Concern Ltd -01389 841639 and also 01389 841111, Glendale Kennels Alexandria - 01389 752318, Corrievern Kennels Gartocharn - 01360 660649, Loansdean Boarding kennels - 01 389 872689, PLUS vets, both locally and surrounding area. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Smooth Radio Glasgow's telephone number is 0141 781 1011 Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
There is also a Gartocharn Community website. If an article is prepared for the village paper, we could probably get it put on there too. To do that Nik or Keelah, Email Thea or Elaine (gartweb@btinternet.com)xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
There is a local village newspaper Nik - called -'DUMPLING TIMES' Yes, that is what I said, Email :- dumpling.times@btinternet.com Keelah may be able to get something in there. I will PM her. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator - Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Posters need to be put up in the area a.s.a.p. lamposts, vets, petshops, ask postie (go to sorting office), milkmen, binmen, taxi drivers, schools, youth clubs, pubs, dog training clubs and deliver to farms and houses in the village etc. Handout smaller posters to people, especially dog walkers. Put A4 poster in car windows. Check Police stations and Dog Warden. Rescue centres need checking regularly and preferably visited in person, by owner or someone who knows Skye. Jan xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Skye actually went missing from Gartocharn (I've changed the poster) which is nine miles north east of Alexandria and just over a mile from the southern reaches of south of Loch Lochmond. It's a tiny village surround by farms, forest and hills. It's pretty remote and posters will need to go out by email. Jayne/Gayle could you please check with the owner what's been done before we action something.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Geoff1979uk
What a beautiful girl, my thoughts are with you, I have all my fingers crossed for her safe return very soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
muns
Oh Bless her face is so much like ours. Very intelligent-she will get home if she gets a chance Please make her 'too hot to handle' M xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
garthy
be safe and hurry on home p.g.xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Colliemad
Hope the beautiful Skye is home soon xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Oh please go home soon Skye darling you are so beautiful. Stay safe until you are found xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
doglover123
She is gorgeous . I do hope Skye is soon found. Stay safe sweetie. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Poster has been e mailed out to local helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Skye's owner can be contacted on 07776 195088. Awaiting photo.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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