Cody, a four-year-old flat coated retriever, went missing in May. His owners searched for months, with few sightings or leads. They had almost given up hope after going a long time without anyone seeing this skittish dog, then suddenly a few sightings came in – Cody was still alive and living in the woods after 6 months!
Cody had gone feral, and try as they might no one could get close to him – he would run, and chasing him was dangerous as the woods were bordered by busy roads and the swift flowing Seymour River. His owners hired Petsearchers Canada to get this lost dog home.
Cody was very intelligent and quite wild – he refused to enter any of the traditional traps we set for him or put himself in a position to get caught in some of the custom snares we built for him.
After spending some time figuring his schedule out, we were able to capture Cody and get him home. He adjusted quite quickly and settled back in at home with his loving family.
“Greg here (Cody’s ‘brother’). My parents and I would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Al and Alesha for the efforts that they put in to find Cody. He was so thin when they found him that we feel certain that he would not have lasted much longer on his own, especially with the cold weather and the end of the salmon run (no food).
We’d also like to give heaping amounts of gratitude to the many concerned people and dog lovers who helped in the Cody search over these long months (6 months and 3 weeks, to be precise). And also, to those who offered advice and encouragement; it was definitely difficult to remain positive over the many days, but it all turned out wonderfully in the end!
Cody is a rescue dog, by the way, as is the other dog that we adopted in Cody’s absence. Sure, the two are having their dominance issues at the moment, but that was to be expected. There was never any question that we would keep both pooches when Cody was found.
Again, thanks to all! We recommend that you use Al and Alesha’s services if you have lost a pet of your own.
I will give Petsearchers some photos of Cody for those of you who are interested in seeing Cody’s progress over time. At the moment, he is one bedraggled little boy!
Merry Christmas, everyone!”
You can read some more detailed accounts of Cody’s rescue: