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LOST: Doberman Pincher TAZ Bancroft area

August 3rd, 2008, 07:41 PM
Lost doberman pincher, large black male, 6 years old, cropped ears, docked tail while camping South of Bancroft on highway 62, west on Upper turiff Road, at the end of Swordfingal trail.

Please call 416-843-2999 or email

August 5th, 2008, 08:19 AM
We spoke this morning & I sent you those Bancroft area local contacts…hopefully he finds someone friendly who turns him in to one of these. Please let us know how things turn out. Sending 'guiding home safely' good thoughts for TAZ.

the gang
August 6th, 2008, 08:57 PM
any news?????? brenda and the pins:fingerscr

August 8th, 2008, 09:03 AM
No news yet. We're heading up again this week, to look. Seems like there are lakes that block the southern and easter part of this patch of woods. Hopefully he didn't leave the general area.

I'm bringing some whistles and posters, hope those would help.

Do they generally seek out roads? I located a big clearing that joins a small lake in the middle of the patch, so I figure I'll give that area a try. Any tips regarding dog behaviour in the woods would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all the efforts and good wishes.:grouphug:

August 8th, 2008, 09:06 AM
i have friends heading up to Bancroft on the weekend, what area were you in so i can tell them to keep an eye out for Taz. He would probably try to find his way back to where you were, or to a cottage where there are people around looking for food.

August 8th, 2008, 12:27 PM

Dogs will chase whatever animal catches their eye for long distances. Most likely Taz followed something for a stretch before realizing he doesn't know where he is. He will eventually move toward the familiar sounds of people and cars.

Posters are a very good idea. Stress that he is FRIENDLY. This will be important up here as Dobermans are rarely seen here, and unfortunately, most people will be fearful if he shows up at their place. You could also try asking the local radio station, MOOSE FM (613-332-1423) to put a notice in the community announcements for him.

Also post ads in The Bancroft Times and Bancroft This week.

Best place to post is outside of the Harvest Moon Health food store and the Gas Stations, local restaurants.

Fingers crossed…

August 8th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Oh…and the best thing of all is get the word out. News of TAZ has already made the rounds amongst the 'animal' people here, so we are looking out for him. But the best thing would be to personally go into all the stores/restaurants in the area he was lost in with your poster(with pic) and ask after him. The word will get around fast that way for people to be on the look out for a friendly lost doberman.

August 9th, 2008, 06:30 AM
I found the newspaper ad brought the most calls. Also if you can have cards printed the size of a business card and put picture on the front and info on the back people will carry that with them. Give them to everybody you meet. Don't underestimate the distance a dog can travel...I think that may have been my biggest mistake...large dogs can travel miles in a very short time. The other thing I felt most helpful was an 800# so people would call and not cost them when your home no. is long distance and I would always have that number forwarded to my cell phone. It is so much more difficult when your pet is missing away from your home area...both for the pet and for the owner having large distances to travel to even begin the search.
Good luck with your search this weekend.

August 9th, 2008, 07:12 AM
I was hoping for some good news at the end of this thread:sad:
:pray:you find Taz this weekend,he is beautiful:goodvibes::goodvibes:

August 11th, 2008, 06:37 PM
My daugther says she saw a dog that looks like yours without owner running around today in the playground in downtown Bancroft (across from the post office) Monday around lunch. Could this be your dog or have you found TAZ?

August 11th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Really?? That maybe him!!

No, me and my buddy was in the bush all weekend looking for him. My wife and her sister has been putting up purple poster all across town (I think they put a lot up everywhere).

Can you call animal control if you see him? If you see him please pm me here.

Thanks for all your help.

August 13th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Someone just called me as I'm driving home that Taz might be in a pound!!! The phone number I was given hasn't picked up yet. I'm going to try again tmr....:fingerscr

August 13th, 2008, 04:59 PM
:fingerscr Hoping you find your dog

August 13th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Don't leave us hanging...

August 13th, 2008, 08:11 PM
:fingerscr for the safe return of Taz :fingerscr

the gang
August 13th, 2008, 09:19 PM
any news?????:thumbs up brenda and the pins

August 13th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Hope you finally have Taz at home:pray: Good luck!!!!:pawprint:

August 14th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Hi, check your PM please.

August 14th, 2008, 03:40 PM
:pray:That it's him in the pound and he can finally come home.
Taz is a beautiful Dobie:lovestruck:

August 19th, 2008, 10:38 AM
We got him back!! Drove up to a local pound on the weekend and picked him up. 2 fisherman found him on a quad trail with face full of porcupine quills. They were kind enough to pick them all out and dropped him off at the pound! Sorry for leaving you guys hanging, but I have been busy with work and haven't had a chance to let everyone in on the good news.

He's "super-model" skinny when we got him 3 days ago, but he's been eating and drinking well and gained about 10 pounds in the pass 3 days.

Thanks everyone for your support during tough times.:grouphug::grouphug:

August 19th, 2008, 10:47 AM
I hope you were able to thank those fisherman personally, how kind they were. Poor Taz must have been pretty desperate by then, face full of quills, hungry as a bear.
GOOD NEWS!! Now we want a picture.

August 19th, 2008, 12:03 PM
That's wonderful news. If dogs could talk...what a tale this would be:o:D

August 19th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Wow, that is great news! :thumbs up

ummm, now you can post some more pics. :D

August 19th, 2008, 02:07 PM
OMG,that's the best news possible,brings tears to my eyes..thank you!!!

August 19th, 2008, 08:25 PM
So happy for all of you, especially TAZ. He is very lucky!!!

August 19th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I am very happy you got Taz back. I have a Taz too but he is of the feline kind. :D
Just one thing. Are you planning on a vet trip? Sometimes Porc quills can cause some real damage. You may think they are all out but pieces can be left in and cause majoy infection. :fingerscr