It breaks our heart when we look at the first picture of this sweet terrier in Garland. He was running around a shopping area for several days, trying to stay warm and dry. We teamed up with our friends at Dallas Street Dog Advocates and did our best to capture this little guy but at the end of the day, it was the insurance man that caught him! This little dog, named Kringle, had been hanging out at the insurance office off and on throughout the day so they just opened the door and he walked right in! They were able to contain him in the bathroom and we had a Duck Team 6 volunteer on site so she went to the insurance office, picked Kringle up and took him home for the night. The next day, Dallas Street Dog Advocates met with our volunteer and brought him into their rescue. Kringle does not have a microchip so they will hold him through a stray hold and place him for adoption if no owner is found.
We were contacted to help capture Copper, after she ran away during a home invasion on Saturday. Her family hired Dog Gone Detectives to pinpoint her location. Copper was in survival mode and ran from her owners. Since they knew she was hiding in a creek area, we set up a trap and camera. Two long days we waited with no appearance of Copper. On the third day, we decided to relocate the trap and camera. While the owner was assisting a capture volunteer, Copper appeared from the creek bottom. Both froze and slowly dropped to the ground, not making eye contact or any sounds. It was clear Copper was trying to process if that was indeed her mom. After a few minutes, Copper crawled into her mom’s lap! Copper has already been checked out by her vet and other than raw paw pads and a scratch on her eye, she’s in pretty good shape! We are so happy to have her back home before the weather got bad!
Cooper went missing from his home in Argyle on October 6. Two days ago he was spotted by Good Samaritan, Jennifer, living in a wooded area in Denton about 8 miles away. She put out food and water for him and yesterday after seeing most of the food gone, we were contacted to assist with trapping him. We set everything up yesterday afternoon but he didn’t find our trap. We locked it open and after seeing him all through the night on our camera going in and eating the food, his owners went out early this morning and set the trap. Within an hour, they had him! Cooper has lost a lot of weight but seems to be unharmed after 7 weeks on the run. Thank you to his Good Samaritan and other residents for watching out for him! His owners followed our instructions and we are relieved he was caught so quickly!
Tessa has been on the streets in a Dallas neighborhood for well over a year. Neighbors report, in that time, she has had several litters of puppies. We sent out a plea for a rescue to take her in and thanks to DFW Lab Rescue, Tessa had a place to go and we were able to finally capture her last night and get her off the streets! The sweet life awaits you Tessa!
We received a capture request asking for help with a gorgeous dog that was living at a park in SE Dallas. The Good Samaritan named him Buddy and he was sweet and friendly with the people and dogs at the park but elusive. We went out last weekend and set up a trap but Buddy wanted nothing to do with it so we started the conditioning process. We trained the Good Samaritan to feed Buddy outside the trap (locked open) and he slowly moved the food back further and further until Buddy was all the way in. Buddy was a quick learner and it took less than a week for him to realize that the good food was in the back of the trap. Once we saw on camera that he was going all the way in the trap, we set a capture date! The day before we captured Buddy we met with Rey, the Good Samaritan, and showed him how to set the trap. Buddy and Rey had become friends and he trusted Rey but he did not trust anyone else so Rey would be the one to trap Buddy with us standing about 200 feet away. When we arrived at the park, Buddy was waiting and within 5 minutes of our arrival, Buddy was in the trap! All of the prep work and conditioning paid off! #SUCCESS