West Seattle Crime Watch update: Gus the dog found after theft of car he was in

1:16 PM: That’s Gus, and he’s in West Seattle Crime Watch as well as on the Lost/Found Pets page because we’ve received a reader report that he was inside a car stolen near The Junction this morning. The car is a 2003 silver Infiniti FX 35, license plate ALL9711. Gus is half Pomeranian, half Brussels Griffon. Please call John or Laura if you find him – 206.935.3525 or 206.948.8540. And call 911 if you see the car.

2:19 PM: Per commenters, Gus has been spotted in the Fairmount Park/Fairmount Springs area.

3:40 PM UPDATE: Found!

SUNDAY EVENING P.S. Happy-ending photo, forwarded by John and Laura’s friend Madeleine, who sent the original info about the theft.

John also e-mailed us to thank WSB readers: “Thanks to the Blog we found him. It worked like an Amber Alert. His first sighting was near the Morgan Junction, and I finally found him near Admiral and 50th Ave SW.”

20 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch update: Gus the dog found after theft of car he was in"

  • Susan December 27, 2015 (1:32 pm)

    Poor guy! Could this be Gus? This is from the Nextdoor site for Fairmount Park.
    At about 12:10 today I saw a small, tan dog with shaggy hair running north on 37th. I tried to grab him but he was very skittish. He had a black collar.

    • WSB December 27, 2015 (1:43 pm)

      Please ask the person who posted that to take a look at the pic – you can post this link by copying it with a right click on the headline (or just use http://westseattleblog.com/pets where it’s also the top item right now). I’ll ask our contact – a friend of the owners – if Gus was wearing a black collar. – TR

  • Amy Eby December 27, 2015 (2:06 pm)

    I saw him at 42nd and Findlay at 1:20pm but couldn’t catch him. Please take a look in your backyards!

  • Maddie December 27, 2015 (2:06 pm)

    That is Gus. If anyone sees him please call John on cell phone 206.948.8540! Thank you!

  • Enviromaven December 27, 2015 (3:14 pm)

    Hope Gus gets back to his family safely…poor little dude!

  • Neighbor December 27, 2015 (3:27 pm)

    If there is neighborhood email group for that area it would be good to send out the photo and have everyone check their yards and garages. Neighbors should also ask those folks with neighbors out of town to check around their places too. We’ve found a couple of lost kitties this way in Admiral.
    If Gus has certain favorite foods include those in the email too!

  • Maddie December 27, 2015 (3:33 pm)

    Gus has been found!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who was watching out for him!!

  • Quilterwoman December 27, 2015 (4:03 pm)

    I hope your car is recovered, but I’m so glad Gus is back home!

  • Junctionite December 27, 2015 (4:36 pm)

    So happy to hear that Gus is safe and back home!!

  • kumalavula December 27, 2015 (4:38 pm)

    yay! so glad this story has a happy ending!
    the car might be an inconvenience but cars can be replaced; pets cannot.

  • Iml December 27, 2015 (6:23 pm)

    So happy Gus outsmarted the thief and made it home safely!

  • Chemist December 28, 2015 (12:47 am)

    The little guy made it from Morgan junction all the way to admiral? That sounds like quite a journey.

  • D December 28, 2015 (8:13 am)

    Poor little buddy needs lot’s of love and goodies so glad he made it back home

  • unknown December 28, 2015 (9:39 am)

    JACKASSES!!! for one—-stealing the car and 2nd for letting the dog out of the car to fend for itself!
    I’m glad he’s back home and I hope you find your car in good shape.

  • Julia December 28, 2015 (10:23 am)

    I’m so glad! And BTW, that’s the cutest, funniest little dog I’ve ever seen!

  • WSobserver December 28, 2015 (4:12 pm)

    THAT is the cutest dog I have ever seen in my life.

  • mrsMarty December 28, 2015 (4:37 pm)

    Same here… that is a very cute puppy! Looks a little spoiled too but that’s OK that’s what pets are for!

  • Evergreen December 28, 2015 (6:40 pm)

    Gus looks like a furry cutie-pie gremlin.

  • Kelly December 29, 2015 (11:45 pm)

    Gus has a future playing an Ewok.

  • Hot Dog January 3, 2016 (10:25 am)

    I’m glad to see Gus is doing fine. It is nice to get a happy ending once in a while.

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