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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:11:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 4:47:08 PM EST by NVGdude]
So I took my 6 year old Lab out with us this morning to the great Arizonashooting dove hunt.
She's been hunting before. In fact I took her out last Sunday. never shown any sign of being gun shy, usually stays within 20 feet of me.

About 6:45 she took off. I don't know if a round going off over her head spooked her, or if she saw something worth chasing while I was targeting a dove. Either way she took off.

Just about everyone there spend a bit of time helping me look for her, which I appreciate. The wife and kids drove up from AJ, but no luck.

On the very slim chance that someone finds her shoot me a PM or give me a call, 480 358-0904

The kids are VERY unhappy with me.

I left a full bowl of water for her in the parking spot in the shade of one of the little trees, and one of the guys is going to check in the morning in case she went back.

I was going to put a sign up at the bulletin board at Ben Avery, but when I went by at 1:30 they were closed ?!?!?

Oh, her name is Hazel, and she was wearing her collar/tags.
Last seen around milepost 4 on New River Road.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 2:00:24 PM EST
Good luck. At least you have dog tags.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 2:23:44 PM EST
Oh man, hope you find her. Wish I was down in that area, I'd help you look.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:11:23 PM EST
Wow, that's terrible.

You might check with nearby animal control centers if you haven't already.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:38:47 PM EST
that's not far from my place
i'll keep an eye open and let the neighbors know to keep an eye open too
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:48:10 PM EST
... One of the few times I ever cried as an adult, was when something very similar happened to me near Strawberry 10 years ago or so.

Leaving that bowl of water there without me just wrenched my gut. Was shooting too.

On a positive note, a DPS officer found my old boy trotting along side 87, heading toward home and I got him back a couple days later.

I hope for a similar ending for you and the family
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 6:06:23 PM EST
Is the dog microchiped? If so then it would be worth informing the local shelters/pound so they can keep an eye out.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 8:21:45 PM EST
I think the wife has already listed her with the two Maricopa Co shelters. You can do it online by typing in the tag number.
She was wearing her collar with Maricopa Co tags anyway.

I mostly wanted to just put the word out here in case someone went hunting in the area this morning and had a brown dog follow them home.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 8:59:09 PM EST
Oh man, that sucks.

Check craigslist. I've found several lost dogs for people that way. I just checked and none matching Hazel's description are up there, but you never know.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 9:47:47 PM EST
It pains me to hear this. I'm so sorry and I really hope things turn out for you, your family, and your dog.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 9:27:13 AM EST
Beautiful dog...is that a Fox Red Lab?
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 12:37:55 PM EST
nice dog,I hope you get him back . that happened to me in 1976 in New Jersey and mine was a German short hair pointer named Buddy. after a week of looking and doing everything I could I brought home a German Shepard puppy so my 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter would forget about Buddy . my first wife still blames me for looseing Buddy .
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 3:41:22 PM EST
Found her yet?
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 4:04:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By NVGdude:
Last seen around milepost 4 on New River Road.

All right, so here's a MapQuest of New River Road. Where on this road are we talking?

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 4:44:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 4:46:43 PM EST by NVGdude]

Hazel has been found.

Some folks were out shooting and riding quads up by New River Rd and 87th ave on the west side of New river road. A rather thirsty lab barked at them but was willing to go home with them where she a) drank a whole bunch of water, and b) went for a swim in their pool.

I got a call this afternoon in response to a message my wife had posted on pets911.com.

Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of support and assistance.


Area she was lost in is

Kids are going to be very happy when they get back from Karate. (they don't know she's been found yet)

Orcorvo, Yes, she is a Red Fox Lab. Definitely a much different color than the more common Chocolate.

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 4:56:42 PM EST
Gun folk to the rescue once again!

I'm glad she's home, man.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 5:12:57 PM EST
Holy cow!

I'm so happy for you! My wife looked at me like I was nuts when I screamed YES! out of the blue.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:26:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:32:45 PM EST

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:47:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By NVGdude:

Hazel has been found.

... See!

Always keep the faith
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 6:58:01 PM EST
Me lady is here looking at me funny cuz I am teared up! Happy it turned out great for you and your family!
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 7:01:57 PM EST
Cool, man.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 7:28:05 PM EST
Hell Yeah, mans best friend!! Glad she made it home to you and your family.

Link Posted: 9/14/2009 8:15:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 8:57:02 PM EST

Glad she has been found. Get that girl microchipped so they can track her via GPS.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 9:05:13 PM EST
Great news!!
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 9:19:39 PM EST
That's awsome!!!! Glad you got her back.
Link Posted: 9/14/2009 11:13:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2009 11:13:36 PM EST by desertmoon]
Pets911 rocks!!! Glad you found your pooch!!!!!

When Fr00ty McFr00tdog went missing, Pets911 was my resource for locating him in all of his Carmen Miranda Fruit Hat Wearing glory.

the Fr00t sans hat.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:10:35 AM EST
Guns save yet another life. Glad to hear you got her back.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:27:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:50:42 AM EST

I am so so happy to hear that she has been found!!!!!!!!

I be she's happy to be back home. That's so adorable about her jumping in the pool!

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 12:50:44 PM EST
Good for you guys bro.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:54:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:07:11 PM EST
Glad she's back!

There's no dog like a lab - of course, as an owner of a red lab myself, I'm a little biased.

I bet the kids are ecstatic.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:25:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:18:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By HK_farmer:

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:45:04 AM EST
Awesome news! Love it when a lost dog story has a happy ending.
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