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Old 12-05-2008, 01:16 PM
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Someone is "borrowing" my DOG!

WTF!

Apparently someone has been taking my dog from the backyard and then doing god knows what before putting her back!

The other day my fiances Dad was putting some things away in the garage and around the house and the dog went missing. She always follows you around and is a very good dog. She was just missing. He looked around for her in the neighbourhood for a good 30 mins before jumping in his car and driving around for another hour trying to find her. When he came home she was locked in the backyard....

Today I went to go get her from the backyard after she had been out for awhile and I noticed this bone sitting infront of our front door (the gate is behind our side door). Our neighbours give her bones all the time, but they wouldn't leave it where she couldn't get it (and I checked to see if they were home...and they weren't). Diesel always runs to the gate when she hears you (or at least peeks around the corner) but she wasn't there and the gate was unlatched (I ALWAYS re-latch it so she can't get out). I called her and called her and within a minute she came running up to me around the side of the house and grabbed this bone.

My dog barks at people when she doesn't know them, she even flipped at me once because I was wearing at hat and at NO time did she bark at anyone this morning. I'm freaked out because someone is obviously feeding her and taking her and then bringing her back. Someone who has made "friends" with her at some point.

A few months ago I saw a poster of a missing cat. This is soooo creepy because the post said that someone had taken their cat from their house, and they have surveilence footage to prove it.

What the hell should I do? Right now we're not letting her outside unless she has to pee, and if she does we wait for her and bring her back in. Weird weird things have been happening at our house for the last while (missing packages, missing mail, we actually heard our mailbox clang shut because someone was in it AFTER the mail lady had came by).

I'm pretty scared that something really odd is happening and I don't feel safe in my house What can I do?
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:18 PM
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Hmm that is odd, usually when things like that happen its to breed them...like someone would "borrow" a full bred male dog to breed with their female dog....

Get a motion light and get a video camera....
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:22 PM
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That is freaky. Which part of Canada do you live in?

You need to do some surveillance.

After catching this asshole, so good ol' vigilantism would definitely be in order.

ETA: Does your dog have a tag with his address on it. Is it in any way conceivable that he is escaping and someone is returning him? Although, most normal people who ring the doorbell and let you know.

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Old 12-05-2008, 01:29 PM
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I live in Alberta.

She does have tag with our address on it but this is just wierd. She went missing within minutes with my father-in-law and was put back in the gate. She has gotten loose before and whoever put her back let us know because she started to jump the fence.

I forgot to add that when my father-in-law was calling for her someone was standing on the street and didn't say anything when he had asked if he had seen our dog. Isn't that screwed up?

I definitely think we are going to need to get a survielence system of some sort because this is just insane. I was thinking about putting a big sign in our front window saying "Stop Taking Our Dog!" but it would probably freak out our neighbours.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:30 PM
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Do not leave your dog unattended in your yard.
I never did that ever.
If I am not home, my dog is not outside.
Period.

If you have things missing, call the police.
Canada must do something for missing mail and tampering don't they?
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:32 PM
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i agree with the surveillance idea, thats the only way to prove who is doing it and that its being done in the first place.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:34 PM
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Do not leave your dog unattended in your yard.
I never did that ever.
If I am not home, my dog is not outside.
Period.

If you have things missing, call the police.
Canada must do something for missing mail and tampering don't they?
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:35 PM
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I've never left my dog outside when I was not home, this happened when I was at home and she was hanging out in the yard. She's a big dog and likes to play and chew on things out there.

I made several complaints about the mail thing and had stuff actually held at the post office. Canada Post pretty much told me that the missing things were lost by UPS, UPS swears they left it at my door. We've got a locking mailbox now.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:39 PM
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I never had any "soild" proof that someone was taking things and that they were not lost in the mail so they wouldn't do anything. I had already taken the mail from the mailbox when we heard someone in there and there was NOTHING in our mailbox after we heard the noise either. I'm thinking our mail was targeted because I had so many packages coming in (and usps was just leaving them at my door).
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:51 PM
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1.) Don't let your dog eat bones.
2.) Don't leave your dog outside unattended REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE AT HOME OR NOT.
3.) Purchase a lock for the gate to your fence so that intruders cannot get in and "borrow" your dog.
4.) Purchase a handgun.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:51 PM
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Wierd...do you think that maybe the dog is just getting out and a neighbor know the pup and bring em back?

I would ask neighbors too...

Creepy, wierd, and scary
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:54 PM
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Your pets should never be left outside unattended, even if you are home - too many things can happen.

And if she's so large, wouldn't someone see her being taken? I mean it's one thing to smuggle a lap dog out of a yard but a large dog would be a bit difficult.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:56 PM
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^ Yes, especially if this has happened on more than one occasion.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:01 PM
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Our yard is situated that I can't watch outside without literally standing in a backroom looking out of a window, which means that for now she really can't go outside.

I don't think they are smuggling her as much as letting her out and then getting her to where ever they want. For her not to bark like mad means that they have been here more than once and that she seems to know them.

I really hope she is just getting out, but there is no way to open the latch without actually opening. Shelly your right, we're going to buy a new latch with a lock tonight. And for her to go missing with my father-in-law? that is really odd because she doesn't wander, ever. The only time she leaves our side is to visit our neighbour when she gets home.

I plan on asking some neighbours if they've seen her getting out, but our neighbours are really chatty (annoyingly so) and they would have loved to have the opportunity to talk to us for hours if given the chance.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:06 PM
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I vote this as the stupidest thread on AF.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:12 PM
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You really should only be using your yards for those pathetic mornings when you are too hungover to get your ass in gear and go for a walk at your normal time and you want to let your dog go pee or poop. This can quite easily be done with you outside with the dog.

It is essential for a dog to go on at least two regular walks with you in public per day. The dog requires this stimulus.
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That is really strange and scary and i have no idea why someone would do that...besides to breed but your dog is a female so that would be silly.

Survaillance is a good idea, as is a locked gate. It is strange that they are coming to get her when you guys are at home as well.

Until you get some sort of survaillance i would let her outside to pee and then take her for walks twice a day to get some energy out.

And a handgun isn't an option since to have one in Canada you have to jumo through circus hoops and even if you manage to get one, it must be kept in a locked safe at all times with the ammo in another locked safe at another end of the house.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:18 PM
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why do you assume that I don't walk my dog? Or that I provide her with no stimulus because she likes to be outside? These are statements that are completely untrue and unfounded.

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You really should only be using your yards for those pathetic mornings when you are too hungover to get your ass in gear and go for a walk at your normal time and you want to let your dog go pee or poop. This can quite easily be done with you outside with the dog.

It is essential for a dog to go on at least two regular walks with you in public per day. The dog requires this stimulus.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:20 PM
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Why is your dog outside alone then? Why do you need to view the dog from inside?

No need to get defensive.

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Old 12-05-2008, 02:24 PM
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I vote this as the stupidest thread on AF.
now THAT is saying something!
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:25 PM
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I'm not defensive but it was a really wierd comment that, to me, seemed to come out of no where. My dog is outside because she likes to go outside, I don't have a list of reasons why, but I don't see why she is not suppose to be out there?

More than one person said that I should be able to see her when she is outside, the way my house and yard are situated I cannot see her without being in a back bedroom and the windows are so high that I cannot see the yard from my computer desk without standing up. I personally didn't think I needed to watch her outside because she is a well trained dog and usually does not approach strangers, but apparently if someone is letting her out and has been able to "make nice" with her I do need to watch what is happening.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:32 PM
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Maybe it was phrased wrong, but it just seemed weird that your dog "could not go out anymore". My dog would love to be out all day too, unfortunately, I can not be out all day and well, I pay the rent, I am the boss.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:32 PM
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please take the following posts as advice...even though they may be a little um, harsh....


edit: ^one up.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:33 PM
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Yeah, I certainly didn't mean to shit on you after some freak is stalking your dog.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:37 PM
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Yes, the mounties pour maple syrup on them and throw them to the polar bears.
this made me lol

I let my dogs out by themselves all the time. They enjoy being outside and playing with the basketball or tennisballs and socializing w/ our neighbor dogs. We have a latched gate and have ensured the fence is inescapable. Plus both would freak at strangers if they tried to come in the yard. The lawn maintenance guys have had to come to my door and ask me to bring them in before and the dogs are used to them.
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