Good News — Zoe has been FOUND on 2-19!
Good news! My Zoe has been found! She is safe and sound, healthy and happy.
Because the word had gotten out, my mother got two phone calls on Thursday. She was found by a neighbor at the end of the block in their bushes in the backyard, but they had not seen her there before, and their neighbor's dogs would have barked if she had been. Someone else called saying they had seen her running down a street a few blocks away on Monday, with a big smile on her face (she always smiles when she runs). I guess she figures she's had an adventure! I am so relieved, and happy, and grateful.
Since then, she's been running around the yard and apparently happy, and apparently has been all over the neighborhood. She has also been checking the gate to see if it is open again! (NOT a chance.)
BIG THANK YOUS to everyone who reshared her information, who helped get out the word, who gave me advice, who sent up prayers and good thoughts, and who kept an eye out for this sweet, lovable, far-too-adventurous-for-her-own-good, wonderful old dog (who didn't let deafness, limited vision, and weak legs keep her from running all over the neighborhood)! I am so VERY very grateful to you all!
THANK YOU to everyone who shared this information, who sent up prayers and good thoughts for her safety and her return, who kept an eye out for her, who put up flyers, and who called with possible sighting!
NOTE: Zoe is no longer lost! This was the original story:
My dog Zoe is lost in Rincon Valley, in eastern Santa Rosa. She is 16 1/2, mostly deaf, and going blind, so the situation is really urgent. (She does hear clapping, though she can't always identify where it's coming from.)
She has been gone since Monday, 2-16-15, about 5 PM, from Del Monte Court, near St. Francis Road, in Rincon Valley, the eastern part of Santa Rosa.
Zoe is medium sized, about 40 pounds, with creamy white fur. She is an Australian cattledog (Queensland heeler)/ Chow mix. She has a hard time with her legs, which sometimes give out under her, but she loves to run if she can. She is wearing a brownish dog collar with a dog paw print design on it, and a blue Res-Q tag.
She is microchipped with Petlink. She is very friendly with both dogs and people, and if someone opened the car door, if she was able to jump in, she would probably do it.
She does not know her way around (she left my mother's yard; we live in Calistoga), and is possibly disoriented and unable to find her way back. Although she is now older and thinner than in the photographs, they still gives a good idea of what she looks like.