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Help Reunite Owner With Lost Huskies

Have you seen these dogs? We are desperately trying to bring them home.

We have been out searching for them on foot day and night, walking the woods and the trails, following every lead and phone call, putting signs up everywhere and living on little if any sleep. We’ve even hired professional dog trackers to help us.

Shane and Timber have been missing quite some time now, and we’re praying that some kind Samaritan has found them and is taking care of them.

Do you have have them in your care? Please, if you find them or any other dog that might be lost or abandoned, take them to any vet and ask the vet’s staff to check them for a microchip if they do not have a collar and tags on.

We were separated on the Hastings Trail in Hastings on Hudson by the Rowley Bridge. Shane is a white Husky and German Shepherd mix with a blue right eye and a brown left eye. Timber is a rust and white/crème Husky with blue eyes. Both were wearing collars at the time and are microchipped.

These two boys are very loved and deeply missed. We’re so worried about them, especially now that hunting season is beginning, and they could still be in the woods. If you have seen them or have seen anyone with dogs that look like them, please call anytime day or night.

They are friendly but might be very cautious and timid, so approach them slowly, please do not chase them. If they are roaming they can travel far and quickly.

So please, we need your help to bring them home. Shane and Timber are loved and cherished, and our hearts are broken and our lives empty without them.

Philomena McNamara
Riverdale, NY


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4 comments to Help Reunite Owner With Lost Huskies

  • Animal Advocate

    This is very sad….and while my heart truly breaks for the owners loss here as I can hear in their pleas how much these dogs are loved and missed, PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH at all TIMES. I cannot stress the importance of this. Regardless if you believe “they are safe” in the wilderness or the wooded trails or on a beach where there are few people roaming or other dogs. They are not safe. There are coyotes in the area and the travel in packs. I have no idea what happened to these beautiful huskies and I hope and pray they will be reunited with their owners very soon, but as an animal advocate, I plead with people to keep their dogs on a tight leash. Unless they are in your fenced in back yard or inside of your home, they are not safe. Unfortunately, we live in a world where neither our children nor our pets can be out of our sight for even a second; as tragedy can take place in just a matter of moments. We no longer live in the old days where we could let our pets roam the neighborhood knowing they’ll be back home again at dinner time. Same thing with our children.

    If you love your pets, then keep them close by you at all times. Again, I wish this family the best in reuniting with their beloved huskies. Chances are someone thought they were abandoned and most likely has brought them into their home.

    I recently heard of “Search and Rescue dogs” that are also able to hunt down other missing dogs. The best time to do this is is at the end of the day, right before dusk, when supposedly their “scent” abilities become heightened. My suggestion would be to find a Search and Rescue dog, a few blood hound w/ great olfactory skills and take them with you on a hunt onto the trails where you lost them. I’ve heard they can trace the smells of a particular animal, for months if not years afterwards. Especially if their is any blood marks. Often dogs hide in a burrows or could get trapped in a hunters trap and can leave behind traces of blood that can be detected by the hounds.

    Please hurry and do this as the cold weather is just around the corner.

    • Dog Person

      Animal Advocate, you are so right on all counts. Just the other day, I was walking my small, friendly dog in the Manor. We passed a woman working in her yard near Fountain Square, putting up Christmas decorations. As we passed, a smallish Lhasa Apso-ish dog launched himself at my dog, coming from out of nowhere, and grabbed my poor pooch by the throat, rolling him over, shaking him like a ragdoll. I was able to jerk my dog up and away by his leash, but the attacker then went after my legs. If it had been summer and I’d been in shorts instead of long pants, I’m sure I’d have been bitten. The owner looked up from her decorating and rather casually came over, saying “I’m so sorry,” and tried to grab the attack dog’s trailing leash. Naturally, the dog took off down the street, the owner trailing ineffectually behind.

      People, if your dog is aggressive, hire a trainer. Buy Cesar Millan’s book “How to be a Pack Leader.” Keep your dog on a leash, under your control. Anything less is just plain irresponsible.

  • Mumbo Jumbo

    Any word on the Huskies yet? I’ve been worrying sick about them and have been praying they’ll be reunited with their owners. I love my dogs so much and can’t imagine what a sense of loss their owners must be going through.

    If the owners are reading this, can you update us if there are any new developments? I’d really like to know how these two fellows are doing especially if there’s any good news to report.


  • Bewildered

    I am not a big Fan of Cesar’s book because he has a certain style that is not right for everyone. He’s aggressive with the dog and he does not treat them as if they are a family member. More like animals in the wilderness and employs more instinctive style training methods.

    I am a believer in treating and training with respect. If you show respect to your dog for example and insist on getting it in return, as no other behavior is acceptable then it will work and you will have a well behaved pet.  Dogs need to know that they are part of a “family’ ; i.e. the pack. Even if that pack is just you and your dog. You need to let them know who is the leader of the pack (that’s you) and then you lead by example. It is never too late to train a dog to behave and never be aggressive towards other people. By using a stern commanding voice, yet NEVER abusive, let your dog know that you are in charge, you are their leader. A dog who did what this Dog Person says happened did it because their owner was not well trained, if at all. The dog on the other hand, felt it was his/her responsibility to protect the family jewels, in this case the owner and the property from any passerby or outside elements. By the owner doing nothing to stop the aggression – which is often based on Fear…..hence, fear/aggression is a big part of small dogs “territorial” behavior – the dog’s behavior was once again reinforced.

    The only way that an owner like that is going to change and do something is by someone letting her know that legal action can be taken against her – and her dog can be removed from her if she fails to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. Until her dog is able to behave itself, and not bite and terrorize (Lhasa Apsos are Terriers by the way),  then her dog should not be allowed to meet and greet strangers outside of her home.

    But keep in mind, it’s not the dog’s fault – it is the Owner’s fault! The dog can’t be expected to behave if it never was educated in the home. Perfect example: If you never taught your child to read nor allowed him or her to go to school or read a book, do you think you’d have a very difficult problem on your hands??? How could you expect that child to behave in public if they had no education or role models or behavior modification? So why expect an animal to behave well if there are no good “role models” in their home? No training  = behavioral issues in dogs. Training is easy – dogs are smart and understand language and commands pretty well. Training can be started at any age.

    No more Excuses from Pet owners – Please be RESPONSIBLE!! You will have a happier dog and happier neighbors.  It’s so easy….even a …dog can learn it! ;-)

    Anon e mous – that  last one’s for you!!