Cokie Roberts’ missing dog
Katie is described as a five-year-old, friendly but shy Lab, solid black except for some gray fur around her muzzle.
She is wearing a collar with a Lab Rescue tag attached.
Roberts lost the dog in Bethesda on Saturday.
There have been several reported sightings since then, the latest of which was yesterday on Thoreau Road in Bethesda, Md., according to the Washington Post.
According to Patch.com, Katie, once a stray, had been living with a foster mother in Reston for several months before she was adopted by Roberts.
“This is a dog that was a stray, and she’s very timid, so her foster mother was working with her for about three months to build up her confidence,” said Stephen Push, a spokesman for the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac. “She must have been frightened because she was all of a sudden in a new environment. That’s probably why she bolted.”
Roberts has posted fliers around her neighborhood and Lab Rescue , in addition to using tracking dogs to find Katie, is offering a reward and reaching out to the media.
Anyone with information about Katie’s whereabouts can call Lab Rescue at 703-589-5034.
(An update to this story can be found here.)
(Photo of Katie by Carina Thornton / Fuzzypants Pets Photography)
Posted by jwoestendiek April 26th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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