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Itchymenace
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09/28/2017 10:12AM
I was at Basswood falls earlier this week when my beloved dog ran during a thunderstorm. We camped on the portage for two days until our food ran out hoping to find her but had to leave empty handed. We spotted her once but she was incredibly skittish and bolted. Other campers in the area saw her as well.

I know this forum is filled with good people who are well connected. If you or anyone you know is going to be in that area in the near future, please pass this on and keep an eye out for her. My daughters and I are worried about her.

She is wearing the yellow life jacket pictured and has a red collar with my phone number.

Thank you.

 
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Duckman
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09/28/2017 11:07AM
Prayers sent. I bet he's found soon, a hungry dog will find people eventually!
mastertangler
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09/28/2017 11:11AM
I sympathize with your plight. God is good and praying is the difference maker. I lost my best friend and hunting dog the night before the opening of deer season many moons ago. I sort of figured he might get blasted as a "deer runner". But I kept praying and spent 7 days searching for him. Finally, over 20 miles away, he comes trotting out in front of my truck from behind a guardrail almost unrecognizable. I cried like a baby.

Keep your hopes up, do not confess or utter negative "what ifs" but believe and confess that your dog will be restored to you.
Savage Voyageur
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09/28/2017 11:16AM
Sad news, I hope you find her quickly.
ozarkpaddler
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09/28/2017 11:16AM
quote Duckman: "Prayers sent. I bet he's found soon, a hungry dog will find people eventually!"

Me too, my dogs are "Family" and I know this has got to be tough!
09/28/2017 11:25AM
I'll be up in that general area. I'll keep my eyes open.
The Great Outdoors
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09/28/2017 12:20PM
Keep the faith, strange things happen.
Many years ago, my brother and sister in law owned the Chain Saw Sisters Saloon, and had several dogs: One being a large black and white part St. Bernard critter, named Otis.
He disappeared one day, apparently following some canoe party that left, and never came back.
A few weeks later, Michelle (owner of the Chain Saw Sisters) was in the Zup's parking lot when a dog started barking from the window of a car.
It was Otis, the owners of the vehicle had found him cruising the shore of Crooked Lake, and he climbed into their canoe.
Long story short, Otis was returned after taking the long way back home!! :)
09/28/2017 02:37PM
Thoughts and prayers. I couldn't image what this scenario would do to my little girl. Here is hoping for positive outcome.
dew042
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09/28/2017 03:16PM
The pup's name might be useful.

Keep your spirits up. Dogs are more resilient than we often imagine. My sister's dog bolted out of a yard once, was found 20 miles away three weeks later.

I heard lost items mentioned on WELY last time I was up, perhaps worth a try?

Daniel
mastertangler
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09/28/2017 03:23PM
quote dew042: "The pup's name might be useful.


Keep your spirits up. Dogs are more resilient than we often imagine. My sister's dog bolted out of a yard once, was found 20 miles away three weeks later.


I heard lost items mentioned on WELY last time I was up, perhaps worth a try?


Daniel"


Thoughtful and helpful post Daniel.
ellahallely
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09/28/2017 05:57PM
 Don't lose hope. Last year a dog went over Rebbeca  Falls and the owners thought it had died. Word was put out to look for the dogs body. 10 days Roger Skraba guide and former Ely Mayor found the dog alive. Has was camped on Hilly Island on Lac LaCroix and the dog walked into camp.

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Northwoodsman
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09/28/2017 07:44PM
I am praying for a safe return also. Don't give up hope. Contact WELY and the outfitters in the area to get the message out.
andym
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09/28/2017 07:49PM
I hope you get good news soon. One of our friends know someone who had a dog get lost in the BW. It was found a few weeks later, quite far away. It was probably getting food from people it found but not allowing itself to be kept. It may have even been getting canoe rides with people and then running away from them. It was also late in the season like this. So, keep the faith and spread the word any way you can.

Good suggestions just above on how to get word out.
09/28/2017 08:56PM
Any chance you can do a return trip? Aside from a sense of smell, dogs also are great at distinguishing voices. She may return to the sound of your voice.

Another thought, what is your dog's name? A skittish dog is more likely to approach or come to a stranger that may call her by name. Maybe the BWCA community can help.

Good luck, thoughts are with you.

airmorse
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09/28/2017 09:24PM
I would contact all the outfitters in the area as well as the forest service. You also might want to call the local radio station there and ask for help.

I am a total dog lover and I pray that your friend is returned to you safe.
Itchymenace
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09/29/2017 07:24AM
Thank you to all who are sending positive vibes!!

Your suggestions were helpful and I had already contacted many of the outfitters in the area as well as the ranger station and radio station. My main hope was to tip off anyone who might be heading into that area to please keep their eyes and ears open.

The dog's name is Lindsey but she answers to "dog" , "doggo" and "knucklehead" too.
billconner
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09/29/2017 07:47AM
Itchy - i hope you are soon reunited with your dog. If i missed it sorry but post the name - might make a potential rescuer's task here a little easier. I hope to do a week in October and will see if i can travel in that direction (I dont plan routes in advance so easy.)

arctic
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09/29/2017 08:36AM
I always bring my dog on backcountry trips--often for weeks at a time. Most bigger dogs are resilient, and tougher than you think. They can long outlast a human when food runs out. I think that there is a very good chance of recovering the dog in good shape.
Podunk
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09/29/2017 05:37PM
I just hope you get dog back. Keep faith. Dogs are mans best friend and very resilient.
PaddlinMadeline
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09/29/2017 06:36PM
Stay positive! It's a well traveled area. Someone's gonna find your pup.
MrFeesh
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09/29/2017 06:53PM
Come on folks shes looking for her dog, if you can't be of help please take it to a new thread and don't derail her's.

Itchy, you probably already have but also try facebook. A family member lost a dog this summer and was able to recover it by friends linking the story.

Hope you are soon rejoined with, (Lindsey but she answers to "dog" , "doggo" and "knucklehead"). Sounds about like my dog.

Question for you Itchy, were you doing a day trip at entry point 50 on August 20th?
Pinetree
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09/29/2017 09:14PM
Hope for the best and somebody finds your dog O'kay.
09/30/2017 06:05AM
Any updates? I wish I didn't just have surgery. I'd be up there looking for ya. That is really weird your pup didn't at least start coming out and have sightings. Praying... All I can do right now.
TomT
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09/30/2017 07:04AM
I'm very saddened by this. I bring my dog on solo trips sometimes and can empathize with the owners. Best of luck to a positive resolution.
Dances with Sheep
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09/30/2017 10:28AM
quote MrFeesh: "Come on folks shes looking for her dog, if you can't be of help please take it to a new thread and don't derail her's.

"


Well said and I apologize for getting involved in that debate. I wish you all the best Itchymenace on finding your pup...prayers sent your way.
Northwoodsman
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09/30/2017 12:46PM
I also apologize for getting in the debate. Wishing you the best for finding Lindsey. I wish that there was a way that I could help.
Itchymenace
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09/30/2017 01:05PM
quote MrFeesh: "Come on folks shes looking for her dog, if you can't be of help please take it to a new thread and don't derail her's.


Itchy, you probably already have but also try facebook. A family member lost a dog this summer and was able to recover it by friends linking the story.


Hope you are soon rejoined with, (Lindsey but she answers to "dog" , "doggo" and "knucklehead"). Sounds about like my dog.


Question for you Itchy, were you doing a day trip at entry point 50 on August 20th?"

Nope, that wasn't me August 20.

The story is on Facebook and I am completely humbled to say that it's been shared 5,000 times!!

Thank you for the kind thoughts and support.



Blatz
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09/30/2017 05:18PM
Were you at the lower Basswood falls or the falls area over by Basswood Lake? I'll be in the area next week. I'll take a leash, some dog treats , and spend some time in that area looking for your dog. Message me for a contact number if I'm successful.
mastertangler
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09/30/2017 07:56PM
I wonder if the dog would respond to a loud whistle like a police whistle? Set up camp and every hour or so give a few blasts and call its name. Not so many folks around this time of year to disturb. A dog can hear a whistle a very long way.

blutofish1
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10/01/2017 07:47AM

Keep your faith Itchy. Dogs are much smarter than we sometimes think. You have our thoughts and prayers for her safe return.
airmorse
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10/01/2017 07:57AM
Are you going back up to look for her. If you do bring her favorite squeekie toy and squeek the heck out if that thing.
10/01/2017 09:36AM
Good luck, dogs are like family members.

T
Itchymenace
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10/01/2017 09:38AM
quote Blatz: "Were you at the lower Basswood falls or the falls area over by Basswood Lake? I'll be in the area next week. I'll take a leash, some dog treats , and spend some time in that area looking for your dog. Message me for a contact number if I'm successful. "

Thanks Blatz! We were at the mile long portage at Upper Basswood when she bolted. She was seen twice while we were there and ran. Not sure why she was so skittish but hopefully a week of being alone have sobered her into wanting to come home.

Last spot she was seen was the campsite on Basswood just before the portage.
Itchymenace
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10/01/2017 09:41AM
quote Itchymenace: "quote Blatz: "Were you at the lower Basswood falls or the falls area over by Basswood Lake? I'll be in the area next week. I'll take a leash, some dog treats , and spend some time in that area looking for your dog. Message me for a contact number if I'm successful. "


Thanks Blatz! We were at the mile long portage at Upper Basswood when she bolted. She was seen twice while we were there and ran. Not sure why she was so skittish but hopefully a week of being alone have sobered her into wanting to come home.


Last spot she was seen was the campsite on Basswood just before the portage."


And she has a collar with my phone # on it.
QueticoMike
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10/01/2017 09:41AM
quote Blatz: "Were you at the lower Basswood falls or the falls area over by Basswood Lake? I'll be in the area next week. I'll take a leash, some dog treats , and spend some time in that area looking for your dog. Message me for a contact number if I'm successful. "

I think it was mentioned that the phone number is on the dog's collar. Thanks for taking the time to look! You're a good person!
paddlefamily
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10/01/2017 01:46PM
Itchy,

Maybe this is against rules, but could a photo of her with descriptive info be put up at the trailhead sign going into that area? I'm referring to the one in the EP parking lot that has BW info on it.
TomT
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10/01/2017 03:57PM
Itchymenace, what about going back and looking for her? If it was my dog I would somehow get back there and call for her. For a week! She knows your voice and sound travels real well there. Don't worry about bothering others. Go man!



Pinetree
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10/01/2017 10:19PM
quote Itchymenace: "quote Blatz: "Were you at the lower Basswood falls or the falls area over by Basswood Lake? I'll be in the area next week. I'll take a leash, some dog treats , and spend some time in that area looking for your dog. Message me for a contact number if I'm successful. "


Thanks Blatz! We were at the mile long portage at Upper Basswood when she bolted. She was seen twice while we were there and ran. Not sure why she was so skittish but hopefully a week of being alone have sobered her into wanting to come home.


Last spot she was seen was the campsite on Basswood just before the portage."


Like in October 2008 or 2010 a dog got lost on Isabella lake after a canoe tipped over early October. Everybody got to shore safe. I was at the parking lot and USFS personnel on their own time volunteered along with a Outfitter out of Ely. That dog too was seen a day or two later and was skitish(sp) and ran away when approached. I believe that Ely outfitter went back again another day and coaxed the dog in at the same campsite on Isabella lake.

That couple were on like a week long trip and was finishing up and about 1 mile plus from the Isabella landing when they tipped over in very strong winds along the east shore.
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10/02/2017 10:58AM
An old trick that works with coon hounds is to leave your shirt or jacket, something with your scent, where you last saw the dog, and chances are good they will be there waiting for you in the morning.
mastertangler
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10/02/2017 11:08AM
quote : "An old trick that works with coon hounds is to leave your shirt or jacket, something with your scent, where you last saw the dog, and chances are good they will be there waiting for you in the morning."

Indeed a well known trick amongst the coon hunting crowd.........that is unless your dog goes deep and won't leave if he's treed!! My dog was big and very high powered and wouldn't stop until he cut a coon track. On a quiet night you could hear him open for at least 1 mile away (across a section). On the night where I lost him for a week I had to take someone home after we had waited and searched 1/2 the night. I left my coat, drove and dropped my buddy off and drove back hoping the dog would be there. No dice. When morning broke, opening day of deer season, I started to hear the gunshots and figured the worst.

I spent 7 days, all day everyday, looking for him and asking around. A few people had seen him far away from where we had let loose. Eventually I got it into my head to get a map and put a dot where we had let loose, more dots at where he had been seen, and lastly a dot at home. Then see if the direction matched up. If he was heading home I could call at all the places the line passed through. On my way to get a map to implement the idea he comes trotting out in front of my truck from behind a guardrail while driving into a Holiday Inn parking lot some 20+ miles away. Miracle? Yea, I sort of think so.

Keep the faith!!
northallen
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10/02/2017 11:29AM
Hoping for a happy reunion. Remember, every dog comes if you call them 'treat'.
Pinetree
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10/02/2017 12:55PM
quote : "An old trick that works with coon hounds is to leave your shirt or jacket, something with your scent, where you last saw the dog, and chances are good they will be there waiting for you in the morning."

My dog a spaniel got lost once. We put something out,came back the next day and he was sitting there.
bfurlow
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10/02/2017 02:25PM
Lots of good advice here. Good luck with your search.
jphares44
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10/02/2017 06:42PM
I sure feel for you, and will be hoping for a quick reunion!! Please let us know if she's found!
10/02/2017 06:52PM
What a horrible feeling! I hope you find her!
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10/03/2017 08:08AM
Please let us all know when you have her back with you so we can all celebrate her return.
PapaBear1975
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10/03/2017 06:55PM
quote Itchymenace: "I was at Basswood falls earlier this week when my beloved dog ran during a thunderstorm. We camped on the portage for two days until our food ran out hoping to find her but had to leave empty handed. We spotted her once but she was incredibly skittish and bolted. Other campers in the area saw her as well.

I know this forum is filled with good people who are well connected. If you or anyone you know is going to be in that area in the near future, please pass this on and keep an eye out for her. My daughters and I are worried about her.

She is wearing the yellow life jacket pictured and has a red collar with my phone number.

Thank you.

"


I was up there around the same time- where you all out in a canoe yelling as if looking for someone?? My sister and I were on Pipestone on the 14th, we had one hell of a thunderstorm that evening. Between storms, there were a couple kids in a canoe hollering for someone..we couldn't make it out. I went down to the shore to make sure they were okay...but they had gone by then. Hope you find her, I would be just sick if something happened to my little girl (dog). Someone is bound to find her between the canoeists and moose hunters out there.
Itchymenace
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10/03/2017 08:13PM
Nope, I was there 22nd-26th. Thanks for the kind wishes though.
airmorse
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10/04/2017 08:01AM
I check this every day hoping for a happy ending.
ozarkpaddler
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10/04/2017 10:01AM
quote airmorse: "I check this every day hoping for a happy ending."

Me too, still in my thoughts and prayers
hbowden
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10/04/2017 12:43PM
Hey on Monday the Second of October while canoeing me and my party ran into two campers who found your dog by Hauson's island. They said the dog was scared but OK. They also have a dog with them so they have dog food to feed him/her. They wanted us to take the dog out of the BWCA, but unfortunately we had no room. They will be on Hauson's Island until this Saturday, if a ranger can't pick up your dog before then they said they are going to drop your dog off at the Vet in Ely on Saturday. I tried to post this message earlier from the Boundary Waters but unfortunately it didn't work, so sorry for the delay. Hope this message finds you and you are reunited with your dog. I will watch this post for a while so I can give more info/help if needed.

Thanks Harrison.

Edit: Fix date and Island Name
Savage Voyageur
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10/04/2017 12:58PM
Wow this is Great news.
10/04/2017 12:59PM
Hey, hb, Welcome to the board!
Itchymenace
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10/04/2017 01:03PM
quote hbowden: "
Hey on Monday the first of October while canoeing me and my party ran into two campers who found your dog by Hanson island. They said the dog was scared but OK. They also have a dog with them so they have dog food to feed him/her. They wanted us to take the dog out of the BWCA, but unfortunately we had no room. They will be on Hanson Island until this Saturday, if a ranger can't pick up your dog before then they said they are going to drop your dog off at the Vet in Ely on Saturday. I tried to post this message earlier from the Boundary Waters but unfortunately it didn't work, so sorry for the delay. Hope this message finds you and you are reunited with your dog. I will watch this post for a while so I can give more info/help if needed.


Thanks Harrison."



What?!!! Seriously!!!!!

Are you sure it's her?

I'm in disbelief, that's amazing!! Thank you for the news!! LMK if there is anyway to get in touch with them.
TomT
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10/04/2017 01:04PM
I neede some good news for a change. Great to hear this!
hbowden
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10/04/2017 01:10PM
They said the dog had the yellow life jacket, we did not see the dog as we were canoeing. The campers told us that they fed your dog and that it was sleeping in their tent and they were out looking for rangers or campers and that we were the first people they saw in 3 days. They will be on Hanson Island until Saturday and unfortunately we screwed up and didn't exchange numbers so there isn't a way to contact them, sorry. But they said there bringing it to the Vet in Ely on Saturday. And they should be on this form Saturday when there out of the BWCA.
Itchymenace
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10/04/2017 01:12PM
Harrison, will you please P.M. your phone #? I'd love to talk to you.

Thanks!!

hbowden
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10/04/2017 01:20PM
How do I do a pm?
Itchymenace
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10/04/2017 01:21PM
quote hbowden: "How do I do a pm?"

Click on the mail icon next to my name
hbowden
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10/04/2017 01:23PM
K I just sent it to you.
Savage Voyageur
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10/04/2017 01:34PM
If Lindsey could talk what stories she could tell. I'm glad all worked out. We need more details when you know more, please.
1bogfrog
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10/04/2017 01:38PM
Well, this post just made my whole day! Hugs to all involved, may you have a joyful reunion!
Pinetree
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10/04/2017 01:58PM
I like good news.
Jackfish
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10/04/2017 02:01PM
quote Pinetree: "I like good news."
What Pinetree said. This is amazing news. Wow...
Itchymenace
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10/04/2017 02:06PM
To the best of my knowledge, the group who has Lindsey will be coming out Saturday. I will post anything else I learn before then and definitely any news of our reunion.

Thank you all!
ozarkpaddler
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10/04/2017 02:21PM
quote Savage Voyageur: "Wow this is Great news. "

IT CERTAINLY IS!
rtallent
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10/04/2017 02:25PM
Yep, Sure good to hear some good news! One of our dogs gets extremely restless at thunderstorms, also. Not sure if it is the noise and/or the changes in air pressure...
bfurlow
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10/04/2017 02:26PM
This is pretty amazing. Good news!
airmorse
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10/04/2017 02:47PM
Prayers answered. Amen...

NOW GO GET YOUR FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!

Duckman
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10/04/2017 02:53PM
Now we can talk details.

Basswood Falls to near Hauson's Island, right? 6-8 miles by my estimates going around the south side of that part of Basswood, with a water crossing.
hbowden
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10/04/2017 03:15PM
Yep, the dog must have walked and swam far to get to the campers, helps that it had a life jacket.
Goldenbadger
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10/04/2017 03:20PM
This is great news!!!! I can't wait to hear more!
airmorse
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10/04/2017 03:46PM
quote rtallent: "Yep, Sure good to hear some good news! One of our dogs gets extremely restless at thunderstorms, also. Not sure if it is the noise and/or the changes in air pressure..."

My female Border Collie gets nervous when the weather is about to change.
Blatz
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10/04/2017 03:50PM
That is awesome news !!!!
unshavenman
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10/04/2017 05:24PM
Most excellent news! Keep us posted.
unshavenman
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10/04/2017 05:24PM
Most excellent news! Keep us posted.
Blatz
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10/04/2017 05:27PM
quote Duckman: "Now we can talk details.


Basswood Falls to near Hauson's Island, right? 6-8 miles by my estimates going around the south side of that part of Basswood, with a water crossing."

Where is Hauson's Island. I've looked at many maps and can't seem to find it
airmorse
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10/04/2017 05:48PM
The OP said Hanson Island. That is right on the border east of the falls. South and slightly west of Kings Point in Canada.
dew042
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10/04/2017 05:53PM
Excellent, and a good story to boot. Sounds like somebody used their ears and swam across. Resilient.

If it were me, I'd lavish untold riches upon the rescuers. Is Hanson Island Day trippable? If so, a six pack of properly packaged beer, a box of wine, or chocolate might be a treasure for folks who've been out for a week.

I'd love to hear the full accounting if you ever talk to the folks.

Daniel

ellahallely
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10/04/2017 06:36PM
Hanson's Island is less then 2 miles from US Point. You can drive a motor boat to US Point. I bet if you called LaTourell's (they run Prairie Portage) they could get word out to the people on Hanson's Island. They might even be able to find a way back for your dog. Their number is 1-800-365-4531.
10/04/2017 06:50PM
This is great to hear!

T
10/04/2017 07:16PM
this just makes me so happy. i sure hope you can get to Ely for their arrival Saturday.
The Great Outdoors
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10/04/2017 07:16PM
quote ellahallely: "Hanson's Island is less then 2 miles from US Point. You can drive a motor boat to US Point. I bet if you called LaTourell's (they run Prairie Portage) they could get word out to the people on Hanson's Island. They might even be able to find a way back for your dog. Their number is 1-800-365-4531."
You can't drive a motorboat to US Point, only to about Washington Island from the east side.
You can only drive a motorboat to the narrows before the water marker (Squaw Narrows???) on the west side which will bring you fairly close (3-4 miles??) to Hanson's Island.
ellahallely
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10/04/2017 07:25PM
TGO is correct. Senior moment. Would that fly with the FS?
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10/04/2017 08:05PM
I sure hope that this all comes together for you. This is awesome news!

I have 3 dogs and 2 of them are really scared by thunder, fireworks, and etc. I purchased a Thunder Shirt for the one who was the most scared and it really worked well. I bought a second one for dog #2 and once again it worked wonders. Although #3 wasn't scared, he felt left out when I put one on the other two. I would grab them and he would jump into my lap and start wagging his tail so I bought one for him also. They are around $50 each but are so worth it. I just hated to see my dogs hiding under the table or desk shaking. Now when it storms I don't have dogs trying to burrow under the covers in bed or trying to jump in my lap while I'm working in my home office. The sizing is hard to judge so I would recommend buying then locally so you can easily exchange them if necessary,
MrFeesh
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10/04/2017 08:05PM
I just love good news. Been watching this thread everyday.

Be praying that all the connections work out.

Bet there'll be some tears and face licking at that reunion.

Has any one heard any thing about the dog lost at the Temperance River Camp Ground. Sounds like Dolly went missing about the 29th. Pickure and info on the Sawbill Newsletter website.http://www.sawbill.com/www/news/newsletter/index.cfm
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10/04/2017 08:20PM
So awesome to hear the news! Please post pictures of the reunion.
adam
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10/04/2017 09:17PM

Awesome! There was a similar heart warming story back in 2013.

Continued thoughts for a safe return for all!
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10/04/2017 10:40PM
quote ellahallely: "TGO is correct. Senior moment. Would that fly with the FS?"
Well, "If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound" could apply!! :)
10/05/2017 07:19AM
Excellent news! So glad to hear it! Hooray! Keep us posted.
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10/05/2017 08:52AM
So happy for you Itchy
10/05/2017 10:26AM
I needed a story like this today...What great news.
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10/05/2017 11:44AM
Glad to hear. I'll continue watching for reunion pics and the after photo of the wandering pooch.
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10/05/2017 11:44AM
Glad to hear. I'll continue watching for reunion pics and the after photo of the wandering pooch.
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10/05/2017 12:14PM
Amazing news!
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10/05/2017 03:16PM
Hooray for positive news today!!
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10/05/2017 04:32PM
Things like this are what makes this one of the best sites on the internet. Sure hope this works out for itchy. The fact that people all over this hemisphere can get the word out about their lost dog in a wilderness area like the BWCA and then get their dog back is awesome! Love this forum.
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10/05/2017 06:45PM
Great news! I love happy endings.
10/05/2017 07:23PM
Positive news can be very healing right? I'd love to see a picture of the reunion.
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10/05/2017 07:29PM
Tears of joy!!
10/05/2017 08:36PM
With how horribly this week started I think we all needed something like this to help dull the pain, great news!
10/06/2017 01:40AM
So relieved and so happy for you!
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10/06/2017 08:39AM
quote The Great Outdoors: "quote ellahallely: "TGO is correct. Senior moment. Would that fly with the FS?"
Well, "If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound" could apply!! :)"

Some folks have a moral backbone...
The Great Outdoors
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10/06/2017 08:50AM
And some just claim to have one!! :)
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10/06/2017 01:56PM
Hopefully the vet takes down the rescuers' contact info so proper thanks can be given. What great news!
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10/06/2017 02:33PM
Pretty sure Ely veterinary clinic is closed Saturday, as are most clinics. I am sure op knows this.
10/06/2017 02:46PM
quote ellahallely: "Pretty sure Ely veterinary clinic is closed Saturday, as are most clinics. I am sure op knows this."

Wow. This is a good point to bring up, since if the O P isn't used to small towns they may not be prepared for this. (Our vet is in a town of 30,000 and is always open on Saturday, so it surprised me at first reading.)

This website is a wealth of information and support as always. I have followed this thread from the beginning, as I am sure many others have. I am hoping and praying that ItchyMenace and Lindsey are reunited, and that the support and love felt here in this thread will encourage ItchyMenace to become an active member again. We really are a pretty good bunch of folks here. And we do care.
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10/06/2017 03:31PM
quote Spartan2: "We really are a pretty good bunch of folks here. And we do care."
What she said. :)
10/07/2017 03:42PM
Have we had a successful reunion yet?
Itchymenace
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10/07/2017 03:44PM
No word yet. Hoping to hear something soon.
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10/07/2017 05:19PM
Anything yet?
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10/08/2017 06:09AM
I'm dying to know!!! Do you have her??
10/08/2017 10:04AM
quote Itchymenace: "No word yet. Hoping to hear something soon."

i hope you have her in your arms. many hugs all around.
Itchymenace
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10/08/2017 04:10PM
I just talked with Ben who has had Lindsey the past 6 days! He is leaving her with someone from Voyageur North tonight and tomorrow my daughter and I will go pick her up.

From what I've pieced together, the dog had quite an adventure, traveling several miles and swimming to an island to find human helpers.
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10/08/2017 04:25PM
That is awesome!
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10/08/2017 04:40PM
That is great. Another great dog story with a good ending.
10/08/2017 04:51PM
Great news! Your dog must have had an incredible journey!

It reminds me of a Saturday Matinee Movie I saw at the Theatre in 1963 called "The Incredible Journey".
It was about two dogs and a cat who despite all odds found their way home. As a six year I cried when it appeared that the old Bull Terrier named Bodger had perished until he was seen slogging across a field near home well behind the others.

Great story about Despair, Hope, Kindness of strangers, canine cunning and survival and Jubilation. The local papers I bet would find it interesting.

I'm happy for you and your family Itchy.

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10/08/2017 04:59PM
quote Itchymenace: "I just talked with Ben who has had Lindsey the past 6 days! He is leaving her with someone from Voyageur North tonight and tomorrow my daughter and I will go pick her up.


From what I've pieced together, the dog had quite an adventure, traveling several miles and swimming to an island to find human helpers."


Post some pics of the reunion, would love to see them! Safe travels!
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10/08/2017 05:46PM
Who do you want to play you in the movie? Who do you want to play The voice of Lindsey? I vote Jessica Lange for Lindsey.
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10/08/2017 06:23PM
Great news and isn't this a site. So glad everything worked out ok.
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10/08/2017 07:04PM
Glad it all worked out for you and Lindsey. The pfd she wore probably helped keep her warm and made swimming a lot easier. Mine is always wearing hers until we get to the campsite.
10/08/2017 07:06PM
Finally a story with a happy ending!

I'm so glad that your buddy was found. I can imagine how I would have felt if it was my dog.
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10/08/2017 07:25PM
quote TomT: "Glad it all worked out for you and Lindsey. The pfd she wore probably helped keep her warm and made swimming a lot easier. Mine is always wearing hers until we get to the campsite. "

That is exactly what I was thinking about her wearing that PFD.
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10/08/2017 08:07PM
quote Itchymenace: "I just talked with Ben who has had Lindsey the past 6 days! He is leaving her with someone from Voyageur North tonight and tomorrow my daughter and I will go pick her up.


From what I've pieced together, the dog had quite an adventure, traveling several miles and swimming to an island to find human helpers."

If you're in Ely before noon, swing by my bait shop-I'd like to meet the adventurer. It's just across the parking lot from Mike's Liquor!!
Glad everything worked out, can only imagine the thoughts going through your mind while the dog was lost!!
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10/08/2017 08:17PM
My wife and I volunteer for the local anamil shelter in Detroit Lakes, so a "yippee heya" to you and your pup.


Itchymenace
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10/09/2017 12:31AM
I wish I didn't have to make this update but apparently Lindsey is on the lam again.

The person who was holding her overnight texted me that when he opened the door, she ran out and hasn't been found.

If you live in Ely, please keep an eye out for her.

Thank you, this dog will be the death of me.
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10/09/2017 04:24AM
Might try calling Ely radio WELY 218-365-4444 or Ely Veterinary Clinic 218-365-5911. Try giving them a heads up to look for your dog. Ely radio most likely would share your story on the air and have people looking for your dog. Maybe the Ely Police dept. also, or 5 O as they say now.

God Speed!!
TomT
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10/09/2017 05:15AM
She wants to find her missing owner. I hope she gets found again.
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10/09/2017 05:16AM
Unbelievable......
QueticoMike
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10/09/2017 06:08AM
You can't make this stuff up. I truly hope you find your dog again!
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10/09/2017 07:15AM
When you get her back I would suggest two things.

1. Consult with a K9 behaviorist/trainer. It sounds like she may need some help with recall and bolting. As well as fear.
2. They make collars that have GPS locators built into them. With the appropriate cell phone app you can find her much easier.

Good luck, I hope she is found safe and returned to you.

GPS dog collar
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10/09/2017 07:22AM
quote QueticoMike: "You can't make this stuff up. I truly hope you find your dog again!"+1
10/09/2017 08:21AM
My daughter's dog was like that when she came here to spend a year. We had a come to Jesus day using a training collar which got her attention. And then consistent if she ran she was chained for a day. One year later she went back a totally different dog.
Hope you find her OK.
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10/09/2017 08:41AM
Oh no. I was hoping to see happy pictures today. Is she still wearing her collar with your #? Agree on spreading the word to Vet and WELY.
Good luck - again.
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10/09/2017 01:04PM
Uffda
airmorse
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10/09/2017 01:46PM
And please change the title back to "lost again" so when people see the topic they might go looking for her if they are in the area.
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10/09/2017 02:05PM
You have got to be kidding me! Wishing you all the luck finding her, again...
10/09/2017 02:13PM
quote airmorse: "And please change the title back to "lost again" so when people see the topic they might go looking for her if they are in the area."

Good idea.
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10/09/2017 04:30PM
quote dew042: "Uffda"

LOL, this is just ridiculous.

Long time lurker, first time poster. I’m Ben (referenced from Itchymenace’s (John’s) post earlier) and saw that the dog was missing in the Basswood Falls area prior to our entry date of Saturday, September 30th. My father, 19 month old English lab Roscoe, and I stayed at Hanson’s Island in the no motor zone of Basswood from the 30th through yesterday (quick thanks to TGO and John from Voyageur North for the minnows and leeches).
On Monday around noon, I was cutting up some ham for lunch at our camp when a dog came from out of the woods. Instantly I recognized the dog, thanks to this great forum, and we couldn’t believe she could be on the island. We never planned on being in the falls area, but had discussed on the drive up what we’d do if we were to actually see the dog. She had been alone in the area for over a week (assuming), and was not wearing the lifejacket as pictured by John in the initial post. We were planning on leaving on Sunday, October 8th so we were hoping to see others going out to bring the dog in, or to at least contact the owner (which we assumed was named Lindsey based on the full name on the dog’s collar, not the dog’s name itself). She was a bit hesitant to come into camp but you could tell she was desperate for food and really worn down. Her collar was extremely loose and she was thin as a rail. Luckily, we had plenty of dog food and biscuits (Roscoe doesn’t eat it anyways, he’s more of a steak and licorice kind of guy) so we got her a full belly and into a sleeping bag to warm up and rest. We decided to name her Lucy for the week we spent with her for multiple reasons (one of which involved plenty of paper towels at 4 am and expletives, but I don’t recall Knucklehead being mentioned). While she stayed in the tent, we went out fishing and ran across Harrison’s (hbowden) group. They weren’t able to take her back out as they had a full load, but I’d like to thank them for contacting John to inform him that we had the dog.

Lucy and Roscoe didn’t get along very well so the tent situation for the week was interesting to say the least. We rigged up a tarp vertically down the middle to split the tent in two and each guy slept with one of the dogs while keeping distance between the other. Harrison’s group was the only group that we saw all week, and we were fortunate to have plenty of food/fish to continue our trip until yesterday. By Thursday, she seemed to be getting back to normal and gained a little bit of weight/energy back. Each day when we went fishing we had to leave her in the tent as there was no chance the two dogs would be friends in an empty canoe. At no time was Lucy free from her lead at camp (picture of her from last week included as well as Roscoe and I).

After a series of eventful portages and getting back to the Fall Lake landing yesterday afternoon with a full canoe, I was able to touch base with John to report that we still had the dog. We dropped her off at Voyageur North yesterday afternoon as someone from VNO was kind enough to keep the dog overnight and we didn’t have any room in our vehicle. It’s unfortunate to hear that she’s on the loose again in Ely, and hope that she’s safely found soon. What is absolutely amazing about all of this is how she got onto Hanson’s Island from Basswood Falls. She either crossed into Canada by the falls and walked the shoreline to the east 2-3 miles and then swam across two stretches of water with an island in between to Hanson’s (with or possibly without a life jacket), or another group had found her and brought her to Hanson’s but lost her while camping on the island. Based on her history as an escape artist, I’d imagine the latter is more likely. It would be great to hear a happy outcome out of all of this. Lucy’s saga continues…

10/09/2017 05:04PM
Sniffles sounds like you did a lot of work keep the dog comfortable and safe. Thanks---the dog is lucky it ran into you. Hopefully it will turn up again.

T
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10/09/2017 05:13PM
quote timatkn: "Sniffles sounds like you did a lot of work keep the dog comfortable and safe. Thanks---the dog is lucky it ran into you. Hopefully it will turn up again.

T"

Agree and welcome on board to this forum.
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10/09/2017 05:52PM
Thanks for the story Sniffles. You are truly a good Samaritan. I get the feeling she would have starved on that island if you didn't show up. The bright side is you have a great story to tell. :) Welcome to the board.
Itchymenace
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10/09/2017 07:31PM
Wow, thank you for the detailed account of your experiences finding Lucy er, Lindsey Sniffles. It really helps to know how things went and to see the pictures.

And thank you for all the effort you put into bringing her out. I know it compromised your trip in many ways and I am grateful for the sacrifice.

Let's hope she shows up again soon and someone puts a kryptonite leash on her!!
airmorse
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10/09/2017 08:51PM
You're a good man Charlie Brown.
dew042
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10/09/2017 09:10PM
quote Itchymenace: "I wish I didn't have to make this update but apparently Lindsey is on the lam again. "

Curious, is Lindsey a rescue? I guess that was a question I had from the beginning.

Keep up the faith, the more unlikely rescue already happened.

Daniel
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10/10/2017 06:53AM
"And thank you for all the effort you put into bringing her out. I know it compromised your trip in many ways and I am grateful for the sacrifice."

I second this.
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10/10/2017 08:53AM
Well done Sniffles. You've got boat loads of good karma heading your way, you definitely went above and beyond on this trip.

Hope the dog is found safe and sound in Ely. I suspect if the dog can last several days alone in the BWCA it can manage a few more in Ely.
airmorse
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10/10/2017 10:39AM
You could hire a drone operator with a IR camera to help look for her.

Just a thought.
10/10/2017 01:31PM
Would someone with a little more computer and map knowledge than myself be able to plot this dogs probably routes to get to the island and post it as an image/picture? I have been following this thread and am amazed at what this dog must of gone through. Thanks in advance.
Podunk
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10/10/2017 04:26PM
quote airmorse: "You're a good man Charlie Brown."
Yes, indeed he is!
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10/10/2017 06:08PM
quote missmolly: ""And thank you for all the effort you put into bringing her out. I know it compromised your trip in many ways and I am grateful for the sacrifice."


I second this. "


I will 3rd it!
10/10/2017 06:21PM
OH no! I hope you find your dog. Poor thing. Poor you. :-(

~
10/10/2017 07:32PM
i hope you and your daughter made the trip to Ely anyway. perhaps if your dog heard your voice or vehicle she'd come to you.
airmorse
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10/10/2017 07:57PM
Another idea is to contact the closest humane society to get a k9 live trap.

Once she us located you could place the trap close to her location with some food in it to catch her. Have used this method b4 to catch dogs that don't want to conform to the norms of society. It sounds cruel but no harm comes to the dog. It's kinda like a big kennel.

Of course being up north this method might also catch something else.
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10/11/2017 08:57AM
I don't mean to distract from the lost dog search,but thought this was interesting in light of all that has happen.

dog-boy
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10/11/2017 09:22AM
quote Pinetree: "I don't mean to distract from the lost dog search,but thought this was interesting in light of all that has happen.


dog-boy "


Feel-good link, PT!
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10/12/2017 02:00PM
I just got an email from a customer whose husband thought he saw a dog that looked like her near their house. I just let her know to come to this site & message/post info.
Podunk
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10/12/2017 04:33PM
Mans best friend. I really hope you get your pooch back.
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10/12/2017 06:46PM
I check this thread every day. I won't let up until Lindsey is found.
10/12/2017 08:26PM
quote OneMatch: "I check this thread every day. I won't let up until Lindsey is found. "

I think probably that a lot of us do, Jerry. Wish there was more that we could do.
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10/12/2017 08:50PM
quote Spartan2: "quote OneMatch: "I check this thread every day. I won't let up until Lindsey is found. "


I think probably that a lot of us do, Jerry. Wish there was more that we could do."


+1 here. This story has had me down for days. Hoping for a happy ending!
rktcharmon
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10/12/2017 09:51PM
I'm thinking of this dog constantly. I'm hoping that someone is actively looking for her.
airmorse
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10/12/2017 09:55PM
I hope she is found safe.
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10/14/2017 04:00PM
Any updates.
Guest 1234
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10/14/2017 05:30PM
Don't want to be an armchair qb here, but what effort is being made to find this animal? I understand it's a highly emotional and distressing situation, but is there any insight regarding the efforts to find the pooch since its escape in Ely?
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10/14/2017 06:21PM
We have driven around the area where she initially escaped in Ely on several occasions but haven't seen her. I haven't seen much in the way of updates on social media nor have I heard of any kind of organized effort to find her or set up a feeding station. Other than the possible sighting reported here by VNO a couple of days ago, I'm not finding much information and no specific locations of sightings. You might want to keep posting on Ely Area Swap and Sell, Ely Area Pet Lovers Group, Ely Area Lost and Found Pets pages on FB, as well as here. I will keep looking, and hope others up here will too.
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10/14/2017 09:32PM

I have been lurking watching this story unfold and then fold again. At first thinking that the dog was doomed in the wild and then marveling that she was found in the wilds only to be lost in the city. Now she is a stray in the city with no recent sightings.

I guess, if she was my dog, I would have a poster pasted to every power pole in Ely and in every establishment that would allow. I think I would also drive the roads looking for an injured dog. This dog has got to be around. Someone outside of our "canoe click" must have seen it.

I sure hope this story has a happy ending.
Guest1234
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10/14/2017 10:16PM
Yes, I hope the pooch is found safe - there just does not seem to be any sort of coordinated effort to ensure that will happen - nothing I can do as I sit her 1000 miles away and I'm sure the owners are feeling helpless as well - how can this community,especially and obviously the Ely folk along with the owner, make a concerted effort to find this dog -
rktcharmon
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10/14/2017 10:46PM
I saw a comment on Ely Pet Lovers Facebook page that the last sighting was behind Skubes Bait Shop - the person posting had talked to the owner yesterday. Hopefully, the good people of Ely will find her soon.
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10/14/2017 10:59PM
HPD...That is a good idea is there anyone who might be able to print out some flyers with the dogs name and picture and local contact information and post them around town.

VoyageurNorth
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10/14/2017 11:19PM
I'd be willing to print up some of the same flyers that were first put up on the FB page.

I have an inkjet printer, but I think that maybe if I put a few bands of wide clear tape over them, it should keep for a while.

Will have to do when I get back to town tomorrow, my printer at home does not have color ink.

Anyone from Ely know if it is okay with the PD and City of Ely to put up posters and if there are rules, where is okay?
VoyageurNorth
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10/14/2017 11:19PM
I'd be willing to print up some of the same flyers that were first put up on the FB page.

I have an inkjet printer, but I think that maybe if I put a few bands of wide clear tape over them, it should keep for a while.

Will have to do when I get back to town tomorrow, my printer at home does not have color ink.

Anyone from Ely know if it is okay with the PD and City of Ely to put up posters and if there are rules, where is okay?
VoyageurNorth
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10/15/2017 12:11AM
I just posted info & a picture of her on the Ely FB page of "Swap & Sell". Not that she is going to get sold or swapped of course, but lots of Ely people go to the page & have seen pets posted there that people have helped with.

airmorse
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10/15/2017 07:46AM
quote VoyageurNorth: "I just posted info & a picture of her on the Ely FB page of "Swap & Sell". Not that she is going to get sold or swapped of course, but lots of Ely people go to the page & have seen pets posted there that people have helped with.


"


Thanks for helping and offering to put up flyers. If the city frowns on this type of thing then maybe the local business owners may be willing to post something in their establishment's.

We have a dog in rescue that was on the run in Iowa City for quite some time. It took three weeks before they were able to trap her. She is now with our group. She was brought to us scared and almost completely shut down. But the point is that she was found so hopefully this dog will be as well.

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10/15/2017 08:44AM
I can help distribute flyers around town. I need to run to Virginia tomorrow but will try & stop by VNO later this afternoon or when I get back in town tomorrow. I don't know if local ordinances allow posting flyers on public property but I am sure some local businesses would allow it, if we ask them. Don't give up hope and keep searching! A dog survived 42 days on her own in Yellowstone two years ago after she and her family were involved in an auto accident.
rktcharmon
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10/15/2017 01:33PM
It sounds like all the sightings have been in one area. Maybe that is the place to concentrate. It would be so nice if the owner would chime in with any updates. I'm sure he is overwhelmed by the whole situation but he has a lot of people willing to help if he could provide any additional direction.
airmorse
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10/15/2017 03:21PM
Depends on the dog, but in general, the longer it is on the run the more skittish and fearful it will be. So it is in the better interest of the dog if it were caught sooner rather than later. It sounds like it was already skittish to begin with.

If it is known to be in a particular area it would be nice to have a k9 live trap placed there with some food and water to catch it as it will most likely run if otherwise approached.

You could contact the Humane Society in Virginia MN and I'll bet they could help.

Link

Maybe you could borrow a trap from the Wolf Center.

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Or the Bear Center.

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Itchymenace
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10/15/2017 03:42PM
Thank you everyone for your continued interest, support and suggestions. It blows my mind that people want to help in all these different ways like making flyers and searching.

I live in Minneapolis. I have three kids and two jobs. I wish I were able to get up to Ely to actively search. I'm hoping next week I will be able too.

In the mean time, I keep hoping that my phone will ring and someone will have captured her. Her behavior is confusing. Lindsey was a very warm and friendly family pet who would always put her head on my lap when I sat on the couch. It's hard to believe that she wouldn't wander up to the first person who notices her.

If there is anything I can do to help to coordinate, I'm happy to do it. And I will certainly reimburse people for flyers.

Thank you again.
airmorse
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10/15/2017 04:08PM
I would call those three facilities in the links provided to see if they could help.
VoyageurNorth
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10/15/2017 04:31PM
found out my color ink cartridge was empty & ordered a new one.

Will have to wait till Monday or Tuesday when it comes in to print the pictures.

But if you can get the link below to open & read, there seem to be a lot of additional people who now know & have been looking. Another online forum where the people are friendly & helpful; like this one. :-)

Link on Ely Swap & Sell
VoyageurNorth
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10/15/2017 04:31PM
found out my color ink cartridge was empty & ordered a new one.

Will have to wait till Monday or Tuesday when it comes in to print the pictures.

But if you can get the link below to open & read, there seem to be a lot of additional people who now know & have been looking. Another online forum where the people are friendly & helpful; like this one. :-)

Link on Ely Swap & Sell

Hmm, may be only people who are members of that board that can see posts.
rktcharmon
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10/15/2017 04:35PM
Great ideas! Another resource is theretrievers.org but owner has to make initial contact and then a local could be the point person. They have live pet traps and infrared cameras to utilize. Looks like the relevant area is out by Voyageurs North, Skubes bait shop and the cemetery.
Wolfwatcher
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10/15/2017 06:25PM
John, check the comments on your Facebook post. Tara from The Retrievers is trying to help, but she needs you to make the request for their help. She has also posted invaluable info on what to do and what NOT to do to find a lost dog. I think the information she provided is something all pet owners should read. Hoping for the best outcome!