Canine mystery at Fauntleroy ferry dock

Reader Stacy says the two black Labradors shown below — one un-neutered male and one female she says looks to have given birth recently — turned up today at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. They found an animal-control officer to scan them; one dog had a microchip, but — “with outdated info based in Redmond,” says Stacy. Any ideas who they belong to? Let us know and we’ll get you in touch with Stacy.



32 Replies to "Canine mystery at Fauntleroy ferry dock"

  • k October 24, 2007 (8:33 pm)

    look at those faces! how could they not belong to someone. speaking of dogs, has there been a thread on WSB for vet recommendations? we just had a very bad experience and are seeking a new vet. thanks!

  • Kathy October 24, 2007 (8:43 pm)

    I can’t speak for dog care at a vet’s, but we take our cats to Dr. McKim at Greentree Animal Hospital and have always been very pleased with the service and care we’ve received there. There are always a lot of dogs in there too, so I’m sure they get the same top-notch care.

  • mrwillow October 24, 2007 (8:44 pm)

    They certainly look well cared for, and, hopefully they just escaped from their vehicle, at the last moment. Check with WSF, the owners are probably absolutely frantic. Hopefully.

  • mrwillow October 24, 2007 (8:49 pm)

    Took 27 years of dogs to Dr. King, at Lien. Loves dogs, Not real good with cats.

  • The Velvet Bulldog October 24, 2007 (9:06 pm)

    Huge recommendation for Lien Animal clinic–both my mum and I have been taking our cats there for YEARS. It’s now run by Dr. Kraabel and his wife Dr. Fritzler who are perhaps the best damn veterinarians I’ve ever come across.

  • Radley October 24, 2007 (9:12 pm)

    LOVE Lien. Can’t say enough good things about all of thier vets. My doggie would not be here without them.

  • Jan October 24, 2007 (9:19 pm)

    This vet is not in West Seattle, but recently had a wonderful experience with him as daughter had to put her cat down after a brief illness. This man was wonderful…even sent flowers to her afterwards. He’s in Magnolia – Dr. Stephen Coffin, at Interbay Vet Clinic. A wonderful, gentle, caring man and staff…

  • k October 24, 2007 (10:12 pm)

    thanks to all who have responded. really in a tough spot with our dog. trying to determine whether to leave her current facility. sounds like Lien is the place to go. much appreciated. will keep you posted and name the place we have been using if things continue as they have.

  • grr October 24, 2007 (11:31 pm)

    Vets are like your personal human doctor. Recommendations are great, but your own personal experience is best. I know people who have had both good and bad experiences at the same vet office.

    Everyone has a bad day at work, but it’s a lot tougher when you pet is mis-diagnosed, or doesn’t get the treatment you think it should.

    Of all the healing arts..I think Veterinary Medicine has to be the TOUGHEST to practice. You pet can’t tell the vet what’s wrong.

    If you’re having a specific issue with you pet, try to find a vet that specializes in that ailment (canine cancer, for example). Also, there are exceptional ‘non-traditional’ veterinary clinics in seattle. Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal..In conjunction with Western Veterinary care. I can attest to their value and effectiveness.

    remember..there’s NO placebo effect with an animal.

  • dan October 24, 2007 (11:46 pm)

    Lien is great, have tried a couple other vets in west seattle, lien seems to be very professional,reasonably priced, and very competent. Both doctors Fritzler and Fischer have been great to me and my dog.

  • Steveed October 25, 2007 (2:18 am)

    This is weird.
    I took a walk in Lincoln Park this morning and saw these two running around happy as can be in the rain. Was fuming mad that there are owners out there who can’t take care of their dogs…I just get pissed off when I see such adorable canines at the mercy of the crazy world. For the future, I’m definitely putting Animal Control into my cell phone!

  • daPuffin October 25, 2007 (5:20 am)

    Sounds like the two Labs lost in Arbor Heights listed in CraigsList yesterday. Will call them in a couple hours.

  • daPuffin October 25, 2007 (5:35 am)

    WSB, I forwarded you the CL ad, too.

  • Huindekmi October 25, 2007 (7:24 am)

    The male looks kinda guilty having drank all those cans of Pepsi.

  • WSB October 25, 2007 (7:32 am)

    Hi – the person who e-mailed us didn’t give us a phone number but we have sent them a note saying please call you. We don’t know if they are still in a car at the ferry dock – our last communication with the finders was midevening yesterday. Let us know if a while goes by and you don’t hear from them.

  • RICKI COSTELLO October 25, 2007 (7:35 am)


  • Ron October 25, 2007 (7:41 am)

    Another vote for Greentree, they are good peeps there and have taken care of all my animals. :)

  • CM October 25, 2007 (8:51 am)

    I’ll recommend Dr. McKim and all the staff at Greentree also. They’ve done a great job with all my boys.

  • m October 25, 2007 (9:58 am)

    These dogs are so cute! I’m glad they’ll be reunited with their owners.

    I haven’t had to deal with a major health crisis (knock on wood) for my cat, but I’ve been very happy with the vet at Jefferson Square (WS Vet??) because they can actually trim her nails. They also discouraged me from getting the cat declawed; other vets would probably take my money and happily do it. I’m glad they suggested alternatives to that procedure. My friends have been very happy with Lien as well.

  • Steveed October 25, 2007 (10:19 am)

    I do so like a happy ending.
    Get those dogs properly tagged please!

  • capriquarious October 25, 2007 (12:54 pm)

    Beautiful dogs…glad they are on their way home. Please spay and neuter!

  • neighbor October 25, 2007 (2:39 pm)

    So glad these two adorable dogs are on their way home!!!
    Also, I very highly recommend Lien Animal Clinic for the person asking about a vet. Dr. Fisher & Dr. Kraabel are both excellent. The whole staff is very professional, thoughtful & caring. I even got an after hours call on a Sunday to check in on my sick little puppy. Everyone I have dealt with there (and I have a lot of pets, so I have visited quite often) has truly been awesome.

  • westseattleprincess October 25, 2007 (4:22 pm)

    I really like how all of you are so high on your horse about spaying and neutering and getting your animals properly tagged. I agree that you should not irresponsibly breed and that pets should be microchiped but mind your own damn business!

  • Elikapeka October 25, 2007 (6:02 pm)

    I’ve been taking my cats to Lien for 20 years – Dr. Kraabel is absolutely marvelous, and the rest of the staff is great too. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

  • pigeonmom October 25, 2007 (6:29 pm)

    Animals do not have a voice and we
    must speak up for them.
    These dogs were running in traffic and could
    have been hurt.
    Pet overpopulation is an immense
    problem and it is all of our business.

    ID tags would have brought them home sooner.

  • Erik October 25, 2007 (7:11 pm)

    My doggie would fit right in at that family reunion! Since he’s a rescue dog from the shelter it’s automatic that he’s fixed and chipped. Glad their owners get them back, I can only imagine the desperation.

  • WSB October 25, 2007 (7:34 pm)

    If any of the players in the doggie drama check back on this thread, perhaps you can confirm that the happy reunion has indeed happened – we haven’t heard direct confirmation and would like to know that the two dogs really are back home and safe.

  • Marty October 25, 2007 (9:12 pm)

    Calling the neutering of a male “fixed” is obviously a female term! As a male I would like to suggest “broken”.

  • wegotthemback October 25, 2007 (9:31 pm)

    We did indeed get our dogs back. And I love all the wonderful comments I have gotten about them getting loose. Someone a man let our dogs out of our fenced backyard…. They do have collars and tags but I really dont feel they should have to wear them if they are in there yard. We found the female on cl recently and were told she was fixed. We have not yet taken her to the vet, she obviously is not fixed. As for our male, he is a freakin awesome dog, and maybe some day we will find an awesome bitch to breed him with. There are still people out there that would like a quality retrieving dog, and not a mut from the pound. If ya shoot a bird ya need a good dog to go get it for ya! And the both love getting those birds. So all of you that just have a dog for fun keep fixing them and all of you that use them for something know what I am talking about!

  • Tom October 26, 2007 (12:39 am)

    Glad to hear they made it home!

    I want to offer a rave for WS Animal Hospital (Jefferson Square). I have been taking my critters there for ~ 10 years. Have always had a good experience with each of the vets who work there. Recently my 17 year old dog (Bozeman!) suffered kidney failure and I had to euthanize him. Dr. Johnson (the patriarch of the practice) who had known Bozeman for almost 10 years through multiple issues and procedures helped me through it. He is a consumate professional and quietly exudes confidence and compassion. I will continue to use them as long as they are available!

  • G. Williams October 27, 2007 (12:41 am)

    Another prop for WS Animal Hospital. I’ve been taking my cat there for close to ten years and they’ve saved his life twice (so he still has seven left!) including major surgery last winter.

    I’ve heard excellent things about Lien too, but haven’t gone there myself.

  • Diana September 1, 2008 (1:23 pm)

    Does anyone have any comments about the VCA West Seattle Veterinary Clinic on California? It’s closest to my house but, if it’s no good I’ll travel further. I,m new to the area and I have both dogs and cats. What about pet sitters??

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