Dan's Basenji, named Buddy, got spooked by a truck and took off running! Last seen running west on Oak Ave near Juniper Ave in Redwood City, CA ? without his collar. Buddy is only 11 months old, tri-colored (black,white,tan), 25 lbs. He's not skiddish, but he is a runner. Please help if you can. I'll make photo-posters that can be emailed and also printed within the hour. Dan is out searching so please 650-714-2239 for sightings only, so Dan can stay focused on searching. Also, please help spread the word near that area in Redwood City CA! Again, Buddy took off without his collar. Thank you! Maxie (Leigh)
Thank you again Leigh for your efforts!!
I think God was watching over Buddy today. Please make sure your B is wearing a collar with tags as well as having a chip. Saved by the chip! My stupidity today! When I get home everyday I check to see if the front gate is closed before letting him out. Today I carelessly didn't and let him out in front and the front gate was left open by the Mailman or UPS driver. I didn't notice for about 2 minutes and the stupid thing was he didn't have his collar on. So I ran out and he's 3 doors down darting across the street and around the corner like a bullet down a street blocked off because tractors and heavy equipment where working on the street. I drove everywhere for hours. Nobody had seen him. There were alot of people walking their dogs too. I get home and the SPCA left a message that someone named Megan has Buddy and here's her number. She got Buddy 2-1/2 miles from my house and that was 30 minutes after he got out so he was moving fast with heavy commute traffic. He crossed a very busy four lane road too. Megan and her Mother took Buddy all the way to the SPCA which is about 15 miles away and had his chip read. The SPCA called me and gave me the girls number and said they have Buddy with them. I called her, Megan and she was super nice and said her and her mother would bring Buddy right over. Megan and her Mother are volunteers for the SPCA and she said they find dogs all the time wondering around up where they live near the hospital. They were super nice and very concerned to find the all stray dogs owners. I have walked with Buddy in every direction at least 250 times on these streets so if he got out he would know where he lives. Not the case. My previous 3 Basenjis never would venture more than 2 houses away if they got out lose ever. I was lucky to get him back! Thanks everybody!