Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Owners Found!

Another Happy Ending! (Oh how I luv happy endings)

The owners of the ADORABLE little beagle has been found. My many MANY thanks go out to everyone who emailed me with hints and suggestions. I again have to thank everyone who contributed information. If it weren't for everyone's help, this little lady may have had to suffer through another night away from home. (Even though we enjoyed her company tremendously!!)

mary

Monday, December 15, 2008

Stray Dog Found on Old Stage Rd


An adorable little beagle was found today, Monday December 15, near the intersection of Old Stage Rd and Woods Hollow Rd. She is a mature female beagle who was picked up by a Westford resident after seeing her around noon time, muddy, cold, shivering, acting disoriented and crying.
She was wearing a fabric collar with dogbones on it, but no tags. She is very tame, friendly, good natured to both humans and other dogs. She appears to be an older dog, and looks like she's had pups in the past. Her breathing gets heavy, and she seems to "snort" from her nose at times.
If anyone has any information regarding to whom she may belong to, please let me know.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Owners Found

Thanks to the quick responses of Westford Residents, the owners of this dog has been located. Many MANY thanks go out to everyone who emailed me the information.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Found Dog / Cambridge Rd near Rt 128

A medium sized dog was found wandering around Cambridge Rd on the night of Dec 8th, close to Rt 128. She is perhaps 40lbs max, very thin but friendly, and has a look of a husky/Shephard mix. She was found wearing a choke chain but no collar or tags. If anyone has any information regarding who she might belong to, please let me know. Thx.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lost Dog Notice


We have a report of a lost dog, missing since Sunday 11/9 from Cambridge Rd. It is a female Miniature Doberman by the name of "Chi-Chi". She is 13 months old, and was wearing a green collar. If anyone has ANY information this dog, or any dog matching this description, please contact me at 802-752-7311.


Thx.


Mary

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Updates from Cocoa's New Owner

I received an update from Cocoa's new owner, which I've posted below.

Hi,

I just want to update you about Cocoa.
Thanks to Caesar Millans Techniques Cocoa is doing super.
He is the favorite of little kids at Calahan Park as well as with people in general.
He generally gets along with most dogs and loves to run in the dog park. We take long walks and he has never had an accident here in our apartment.
I was able to purchase a full size crate for him at Recycle North for just two dollars. I put him in it when I can't take him with me. If I don't he will knock things down and lay on my couch - which I don't want him to do.
Squirrels are his achilles heel however. His hunting and tracking instincts are strong.


Friday, October 17, 2008

OWNERS FOUND!

Another story with a happy ending. (I luv happy endings!) The Chocolate Lab, who we now know was named "Hershey" has been reunited with her family. Being new to Westford, they weren't sure how to go about reporting their dog as being missing. Yesterday evening, they dropped by the Town Office, and Nanette pulled up this blogsite. After seeing the photo's, she confirmed that it was her dog, and they then gave me a call.
Thanks to everyone who helped out, from the very kind resident who first found Hershey and called me, and to all those who sent me emails on possible leads.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Found Dog / Near Plains Rd

A dark brown, female chocolate lab (mix?) was found wandering Plains Rd on Tuesday Night, October 14th. She is very friendly, well mannered, stocky, short haired, and wearing a shock collar and a choker. No ID tags .

I've attached a short Movie and also some photo's of the girl. If anyone has any information regarding who the owners may be, please contact me ASAP! thx

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

WONDERFUL NEWS: Cocoa's been Adopted!

Absolutely wonderful news:

Cocoa was adopted this morning, by a retired gentleman living in Burlington. He is an experienced dog owner who is looking for a full-time companion, which I'm sure Cocoa will relish!

The adoption was made possible thanks to Petfinder.com!

I want to thank Cocoa's new owner for being patient with us, as we took a tour of his home and spoke with him in length about his "special requirements and behavioral issues". I feel confident that this is an ideal situation for Cocoa, and with his new owner's guidance and training, he'll become a wonderful well behaved companion.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tremendous Improvements Seen

Cocoa is making tremendous imporovements thus far. Yesterday was the first day without any agression issues at all. He spent the day with cow hooves and toys all around, amongst all of our dogs, and he displayed all the proper doggie social behaviors. I can't tell you how proud I am of him. At this point, I can now say he can be adopted by families owning other dogs.
We had a setback as far as his housetraining is concerned, but these things happen. He also managed to capture and kill one of my chicks, which I wasn't too happy about! However, this is a behavior that I may not bother with, since it's most likely he'll be adopted by a family w/out chickens roaming about freeing on their property.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cocoa Updates

Cocoa continues make progress. We can now take away any bones or toys from him at any time, so long as there are no other dogs around. He has accepted us as being dominant over him, but is still having issues around other dogs.
Cocoa is now walking quite well on a leash, so long as he is on a choker. He is no longer crying all night when we place him in the crate in the evenings, and willingly goes in when it's time.
We are now concentrating on his jumping, and his anti-social behavior towards other dogs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cocoa Updates

We have just discovered that Cocoa is actually only 9 months old, according to his Vet Records. He has made a great deal of progress since arriving here. He has accepted us as being the alpha's of our pack, and does not growl, snarl, or even put up a fight when ever we take away his bones. This is an extremely important milestone for him!
He has also learned to stay off the couches. He is not allowed in any of our rooms alone, this way he is under constant supervision. He still does not ask to be let outside, but he now responds to the verbal cues of "Outside?".
He still has some aggression issues with one of my dogs, but it is diminishing. I feel confident that it won't be long before learns everything he needs inorder to find his lifelong human companion.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Help needed for a homeless doggie!


I would like to introduce you to "cocoa", he is a small terrier/lab mix who is in need of a new home. He is currently staying with us and our pack, until a new home can be found. He is a dog with "special needs" which I will describe shortly. An ideal adoption family would be experienced dog owners, who have previously dealt with dogs having dominance issues. It would be best if this family had no small children.



On the positive side:

He is young, 9 months old, and has been neutered. He is completely healthy and up to date with all of his shots. He is a loving, friendly dog who definately wants to be a part of a family. Unfortunately, at this time, he believes he should be the head of the family. He is relatively small, under 35lbs, short haired, intellegent, and surprisingly very good with cats! He is leash trained, can sit on command and give paw.
Cocoa's "special needs" are as follows:
1. Resource Guarding/Aggression: Cocoa will lunge and attack if he thinks someone is planning to take away whatever it is he is guarding. I have seen him act this way towards bones, squeeky toys, garbage cans, and even a piece of paper.
2. Dog aggression: Cocoa has poor doggie social skills, and will growl, lunge and attack other dogs if he perceives them as a threat or a danger to him.
3. Dominance: Cocoa definately displays a dominance streak towards other dogs as well as humans. 4. House Training: He is not completely house trained.
5. History: He has a history of biting humans as well as other dogs. He was originally adopted from a no-kill animal shelter in North Carolina.

My husband and I are doing everything we can to resolve as many of the behavioral/training issues as we can, and I will issue updates on this site whenever Cocoa reaches a milestone achievement. However I will accept an adoptive family at any time, so long as they are experienced dog owners with no small children.

If you would like to see Cocoa in person, or are interested in obtaining more information, please email me at: marydamooch@yahoo.com

Donations of dog food, bones, toys, leashes, collars, etc., are requested in order to help us out in this attempt to rehabilitate this Westford Doggie. Thanks for your interest, and wish us luck!

Mary Campi
Westford Dog Warden
802-752-7311

Sunday, September 7, 2008

FOUND DOG / Osgood Hill Rd




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Is this your dog?
This little guy was found chasing cars on Saturday Sept 7th on Osgood Hill Rd. He is a young lab mix, maybe 20 - 30 lbs. Please call the Westford Dog Warden if you have any information regarding who he belongs to.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Missing Dog / Osgood Hill Rd




Have U Seen This Dog??

Missing since Sunday Night, 8/10/08

Goes by the name of "Daisy". She is a collie mix who was last seen on Osgood Hill Rd.

If anyone has seen this dog, please contact the dog warden at 752-7311/
{CASE CLOSED: Dog came home after spending the day wandering along route 128. Received several sightings by eyewitnesses driving down 128. }