Lost Dog Reunited Story

September 9th, 2009

Re-posting a great story from a lostdogs.ie member ClaireBoyles – Claire was reunited with her dog Sasha thanks to the site. Great news Claire and we appreciate you telling your story!



I rang the DSPCA, local vets, Garda stations etc but no one had found Sasha. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see her again and I just hoped that she’d been found by someone who would give her a nice new home & that she was safe.


I received a phone call from a lovely lady called Brenda who had a little brown & white dog who’d been found in the Phoenix park. She asked me did Sasha have a collar, and what colour was it? I told her green leather- I’d bought it in Italy for her last summer. So sorry, said Brenda this collar is black- best of luck finding Sasha. I was really disappointed, but there wasn’t anything I could do.


5 mins later Brenda rang back- her collar IS green :)


I was delighted, I couldn’t believe it!! Sasha had been found!! I can’t remember the last time I was so happy about hearing some news!!


Sasha had been found in the Phoenix park very muddy on Thursday morning, near the President’s residence & one of the members of staff knew Brenda and knew that she had been looking for a dog so they called her. Brenda & her 2 teenage children then set about seeing if anyone had lost a dog, because Sasha was obviously someone’s pet – not a stray. They got onto the internet and found her on www.lostdogs.ie and rang me. :)


If it wasn’t for twitter & the amazing amount of help & support that I received – and people telling me about the websites for lost dogs I would never have found her. I am SO grateful, thank you everyone who helped find Sasha. I am so delighted that there is a happy ending to this story!


As you can see from the picture she is very happy to be at home again. When I picked her up on Saturday I’ve never seen her so excited & delighted to see myself & Goldie. She doesn’t understand how well known she is- this morning on our run someone shouted over to us across the road that they’d seen her in Phoenix park & glad to see we’d been reunited! Let’s hope she’s learned her lesson- I certainly have, she’s not getting off the lead again at night I can tell you!


Huge €1000 Reward for Safe Return of Lost St Bernard Dog in Wicklow South West Area

September 2nd, 2009

Lostdogs.ie member John Deegan has posted a huge offer of €1000 for the return of his St Bernard Dog Lance. An obviously distraught John, pictured here in happier times with his St Bernard Pack, is a huge animal lover and is desperate to get Lance back home.

Read more about Lance’s details here

Every lost dog is equally important but this €1000 reward offer is a huge leap. I hope the success stories found on the dogs reunited page keep your spirits and hopes up!

Daniel – volunteer admin at www.lostdogs.ie

August 31st, 2009

Daniel – just to wish you well tomorrow on your return to primary school teaching and to thank you for all your great work on the site during July and August.

From Cathy and Simon

Lostdogs.ie on the TV!

August 16th, 2009

Stumbled upon a youtube video today for a nice surprise. Maeve Kneafsey from Elucidate.ie reviewed our website on TV3’s IrelandAM and both Maeve and Mark Cagney have very nice words to say about it.

Thanks Maeve and Mark!

The Bermuda Triangle of Dogs

July 3rd, 2009

Up to 70 dogs have gone missing from the Dodder Valley Park in Firhouse Dublin this year reports RTE’s Samantha Libreri.

The Pedigree dogs are stolen under your nose explains Tara Sinnott as her beautiful Holly was stolen while walking in the park.
Pet detective Robert Kennedy says 70 pedigree dogs have gone missing from the park and calls it “The Bermuda Triangle” of dogs.

Where are these stolen dogs sold and who is buying them?

585 missing dogs have been reported to the DSPCA this year and they call for dog micro-chipping to be made compulsory.

RTE Nationwide – Financial Pressure on Dog Sanctuaries

June 10th, 2009

In case you missed it on television tonight, an excellent show is available until July on the RTE Player for all dog lovers.
Click here for the RTE Nationwide Dog Show.

Mary Kennedy, presenter of Nationwide, talks to many of the wonderful volunteers over Ireland about how the dog sanctuaries are coping through the recession. A must see!

Washing Machine For Dogs – The Dog-O-Matic

May 19th, 2009

For all the lazy dogs owners out there, here is the latest invention by Romain Jarry. A dog washing machine I kid you not!

The poor dog looks petrified (but clean).

TV3 Tonight: Pedigree Dogs – The Shocking Truth

May 18th, 2009

9 pm tonight on TV3 (18th May)

“Pedigree Dogs: the Shocking Truth lifts the lid on the true extent of health and welfare problems in pedigree dogs in the UK. Seventy-five per cent of the seven million dogs in the UK are pedigrees, and they cost their owners over £10m in vet fees every week. This in-depth investigation suggests they are in serious trouble, plagued by genetic disease due to decades of inbreeding. They are also suffering acute problems because of the showring’s emphasis on looks over and above function and health.”


I’ll be watching this!

Stray Dog, Can’t Foster – What To Do?

May 16th, 2009

Always remember Irish law states by finding a stray dog and failing to do any of the following makes you liable for a fine:

(a) Return the dog to its owner
(b) Deliver the dog to a warden
(c) Detain the dog without giving details about the animal or location where it was found to the nearest Garda Siochanna Station.
(d) Failing to deliver a stray dog that you seized, which could be harmful to livestock.

Of course we all would like (a) but it’s easier said than done(!) and stray dogs picked up by the warden are kept for just five days.

Is there any interest in a Stray Spotting section for www.lostdogs.ie where you can post photos and descriptions of stray dogs seen? Not everyone has the luxury of taking the stray in for fostering.

Maybe we can get an iPhone program made for us where all you have to do is take a picture of a stray while you are out and it gets posted automatically with exact location details taken from the iPhone satellite navigation.  www.lostdogs.ie is updated in real time so if the owner spots their dog posted to the stray section they can make a dash to the location.

Majority of people choose to ignore stray dogs but what if you could help reunite the owner by simply taking a picture with your iPhone? What’s your opinion?


Lostdogs.ie being re-homed

May 12th, 2009

We are in the process of being re-homed to a new hosting company. (For obvious reasons to anyone who has tried to visit the site for the past few days!). Thanks so much for all your emails and it’s great to be back :)


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