West Seattle Crime Watch update: Dog missing after break-in, now back home

July 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm | In Crime, Pets, West Seattle news | 29 Comments

FIRST REPORT, 6:24 PM: Just got this from the victims’ neighbor:

My friend just asked me to e-mail about a possible (burglary) and stolen dog. It happened this afternoon (in the 4100 block of) 22nd Ave, a window was smashed and the dog, a 2 year old male English Setter named Holt, is missing and was likely stolen by the thieves. If you have any information or have seen this dog in the neighborhood please call, its owners are heartbroken.

206-390-5298. The friend is trying to find a photo – we’ll add if she sends one.

ADDED 7:25 PM: The story is now topped with a photo of Holt.

12:12 AM UPDATE: In the comment section, Holt’s owners say he has found his way home.

29 Comments

  1. If it’s any consolation – it seems that the dogs are normally not stolen, but flee through the door that is left open by the thieves. Poor dog will probably (hopefully) return on his own soon.

    Comment by pam — 6:48 pm July 13, 2012 #

  2. Oh no :( this breaks my heart…i hope they are reunited and has happy ending

    Comment by Ca — 7:32 pm July 13, 2012 #

  3. Not the same dog, but just saw a pup with no collar walking north on 26th toward Westwood Village. Looked like a shepherd mix of some sort.

    Comment by Riomama — 7:40 pm July 13, 2012 #

  4. Aside from being insenced by being violated, there wouldn’t be enough restraint to keep me from unleashing the reckoning on those miserable a-holes. We will keep our eyes peeled and we will pray for happy a ending to this story. F-u criminals. F-u.

    Comment by WTF — 8:31 pm July 13, 2012 #

  5. Was anything else missing from the house? Thunder like we had today is a very rare occurancec. Maybe the dog got freaked out from thunder and broke out?

    Comment by Dick — 8:36 pm July 13, 2012 #

  6. Beyond comprehension…as the “parent” of a beloved dog, this story breaks my heart and I sincerely hope a happy reunion comes soon.
    If the criminals are apprehended there should be “Special Circumstances” assessed when determining their charges.

    Comment by IloveWestSeattle — 9:05 pm July 13, 2012 #

  7. If anyone has a sighting or finds him, please call anytime or email. 206-697-9156 or jerought@hotmail.com He is incredibly sweet, but very skittish around people he does not know. He is wearing a blue striped collar with tags and is mostly white with some orange/brown patches. We are beside ourselves as he was a member of our family. Any lead will help!

    Comment by Holt's owners — 9:16 pm July 13, 2012 #

  8. How awful. I’ll keep my eyes peeled as well and pray for a happy ending

    Comment by DCo — 9:16 pm July 13, 2012 #

  9. I live on that block with my two dogs. Ill be watching for your doggie, and ready to unleash my dog on the effing burglers! I walk my dogs a lot and will be on the lookout!

    Comment by David L — 9:22 pm July 13, 2012 #

  10. Could you tell us if Holt had a collar on and/or micro chipped. Also, suggest getting posters up throughout your area with Holt’s picture & contact info. I am with Pam in that Holt may have escaped in fear. It seems when a dog is taken, the dog is released or may show up on Craig’s List. Keep an eye out for postings for “rehoming.” You may also alert vets around in West Seattle by e-mailing a picture and information. Also post and watch on various sites such as dogdetective.com, lostandfoundnow.com, petfinder.com. The site lostandpound.com alerts vets, police etc. in your direct area. Check with the Humane Society and PAWS. We found a lost dog at PAWS not long ago. There are other sites also. Posters are very important right now to get up as quickly as possible + some of the sites just in case Holt was taken and/or released in another area. Hope this helps. Never, ever give up. We will all be keeping an eye out for Holt.

    Comment by Faith4 — 9:29 pm July 13, 2012 #

  11. So sorry to hear this. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for your dog. I would be heartbroken, too.

    Comment by enviromaven — 9:49 pm July 13, 2012 #

  12. The family’s home was broken into and the dog is now missing. We have posted him on craigslist and facebook. All of our dog walkers and dog day cares have alerted their client lists. We have called the humane societies and animal control. We have posters up every where and a crew has walked door to door in the neighborhood with flyers. Holt is a very sweet and loving dog. He is very missed. Any leads would be appreciated. The family is devastated…they don’t care about any of this other missing items, just little Holt. Thank you.

    Comment by Neighbor — 10:23 pm July 13, 2012 #

  13. I am so sorry, hopefully you are reunited very soon. Please keep us posted!

    Comment by Sunny — 10:59 pm July 13, 2012 #

  14. Poor Holt! Hope you find him soon!

    Comment by Noelle — 11:21 pm July 13, 2012 #

  15. Holt has found his way home! Covered in mud and burrs, scared but safe. Thank you everyone for your kind words.

    Comment by Holt's owners — 11:38 pm July 13, 2012 #

  16. Thank God! We only care about the dog & you were blessed with his return. Holt & his family had a very lucky Friday the 13th! (Seems odd to feel that way but it is true!!)

    Comment by credible witness — 11:44 pm July 13, 2012 #

  17. I am crying tears of joy. So happy to see this. Give him extra treats and cuddles tonight!

    Comment by Laura — 11:45 pm July 13, 2012 #

  18. Excellent. :)

    Comment by David L — 12:13 am July 14, 2012 #

  19. No doubt an incredibly rough day for you but so thrilled you got your dog back!!!

    Comment by ESP — 12:14 am July 14, 2012 #

  20. Yay Holt!

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 7:39 am July 14, 2012 #

  21. Yay! What wonderful news! Welcome home Holt!

    Comment by West Seattle luv — 8:02 am July 14, 2012 #

  22. So happy to hear this!!!!!!

    Comment by jwws — 8:07 am July 14, 2012 #

  23. Best part as usual it took spd 4 hours((Granted it was a dog not a person) to get to our house. This is the third time we’ve had a robbery at our house. I have begged the police to drive around to slow crime. But never have I seen a single car around our area. This happened in broad daylight. A chair through a window.

    Can the police stop hanging out at uptown exp and actually work?

    Can I actually stop paying taxes for the police? Since they do nothing other than curb speeding on Admiral?

    Comment by Holt's Dad — 8:35 am July 14, 2012 #

  24. We are so excited for you!!! Yay!

    Comment by WTF — 9:46 am July 14, 2012 #

  25. @Holt’s Dad…You get your dog back, which is a true blessing and then turn around and spew recrimination at the police. Kinda ruined the story for me.

    Comment by The Farm — 9:55 am July 14, 2012 #

  26. Don’t be hard on the cops. They’re really tired from all their overtime directing mariners traffic. True policing.

    Comment by Joe — 11:53 am July 14, 2012 #

  27. so glad he found his way home. this story just broke my heart.

    Comment by Amanda — 12:21 pm July 14, 2012 #

  28. The most important things in life aren’t things. Thank god this had a happy ending.

    Comment by FabulousEm — 12:24 pm July 14, 2012 #

  29. Such wonderful news – hugs to Holt!

    Comment by S — 6:33 pm July 14, 2012 #

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