A man whose two dogs went missing in South Surrey earlier this month is asking anyone with information about their whereabouts to come forward.
Vancouver resident David Birch said his golden doodle, Sammy, and standard poodle, Olive, first went missing in Langley two weeks ago, after escaping from his mother’s yard.
He has since learned the dogs – which were wearing identification tags – had only been gone for about 30 minutes when they wandered over to a community hall in Murrayville and were taken home by a woman taking an exercise class there.
Birch said the woman, who lives in South Surrey, told him she had put the dogs in her yard with the intention of taking them to a shelter, but they escaped that same day from the area of 142 Street and 31 Avenue.
Since then, Birch said he has called the police, SPCA and area veterinarians with the hope someone has turned his pets in. He is also offering a reward for their return.
“It’s been a horrible experience, partly because they don’t know anything about Surrey let alone Langley,” he told Peace Arch News Thursday. “They’re not very street-smart dogs.”
Sammy is about four years old and is a nursing mother. Birch said he has been feeding her seven-week-old puppies a milk supplement in her absence.
Olive is about 2½, and is grey and white.
“Any information anyone can provide, it’s just so appreciated,” Birch said.
Those with information about Sammy and Olive can contact Birch at 604-781-4705.