Family gets the wrong dog back from the kennel

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
April 15, 2008 5:04pm CST
A family in Lake Oswego, Oregon had taken their precious Black Lab named Callie to a kennel for overnight boarding. When they went to pick her up the next day, little did they realize that the dog that was handed over to them was not their own beloved family member. Here's an excerpt from the story: "At first, Griggs thought the dog belonged to his family -- it looked the same as Callie. But he said the dog wasn't enthusiastic to see the family and its habits and mannerisms were also different." Imagine the shock and the sadness the family must have felt at realizing that this wasn't their pet that they brought home. I honestly think that there was a little too much carelessness on the part of the staff at this particular kennel to cause such a problem. Here's the link to the full article if you are interested in checking it out: http://www.ksat.com/irresistible/15847789/detail.html
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I would have been soooooo angry. I loved my dog so much. She was one of a kind. I can't believe they did not realize that is was not thieir dong when they picked it up though. Did they ever find out what happened to thier dog? Did they get it back?
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
The dogs for the most part really did look alike at a glance. But looking for more than a moment, it's obvious that it's not the same dog. But the family didn't really look close until they got the dog home, plus the actions of the dog were different than Callie. As far as I know, they haven't found their dog yet. If there is anything on the news, I will most definitely post an update. Thanks so much hon.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Oh, my goodness I just saw my horrible typo. I am so sorry. I did not mean to write that word. I meant dog.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
ROFL!! I didn't even catch that until you said something! That's ok hon. Obviously, from not catching it the first time, I knew what you meant. So no apologies necessary.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I would have noticed it right away...I know my dogs..This is a bizarre story..I just hope whoever has Callie is taking really good care of her..being an older dog and not being with her own family may cause stress on her...This is heartbreaking..I sure hope they find her..Something just doesn't sound right..
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
No it doesn't sound right at all. I think she didn't do her job right and now she's trying to cover her mistakes. Hate people like that....I really do! BTW, love the avatar. Your baby is sooooo cute!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Thanks..Halo is a real sweetie...
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@Badams (90)
• Canada
16 Apr 08
Wow what a sad story. I dont know what I would do if I were in that position. I hope for their sake that they get their dog back and I hope that kennel gets a much better system going.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I would be so upset if it happened to me. I would feel like I'd lost one of my children. I hope they get something worked out at the kennel too. Thanks hon.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
16 Apr 08
That is sad, I hope that this family gets their dog back. I can't believe all the other families are saying they have their dog, when this family knows for a fact that this is not their beloved dog. I can't believe that the kennel would allow all of those dogs run together in the yard, when they were the same breed and same color...and had no colors or anything on them to identify them by. Maybe they should place some type of small bracelet around the leg of the animals in their kennel. They could place the name on the bracelet or color code them or something. This is nuts! I really hope that the person who has this families dog comes foward. Those kids are probably devestated, they have had this dog for 7 years. Thanks for sharing this story with us, it is interesting. Have a great day!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I'm sure those poor kids were so heartbroken. I think the kennel owner should adopt some form of tagging pets, either with bracelets or something else, so that this doesn't happen again. Thanks so much hon for responding.
• United States
16 Apr 08
OMG I hope they find their dog and a good house for the other one, that's so sad I would die if something like that happen to my little baby lol
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
That's exactly how I feel about my furry children. At least they are showing the other dog lots of love too. Thanks hon.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
16 Apr 08
That is just terrible How can that sort of a thing happen I mean I would go mad if that happened to me and I did not get my Gissi back I hope they have their own back
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
It would kill me if that happened to Buddy or Snuggles! I hope they get Callie back too. I just can't imagine their misery they are feeling.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I think that's horrible about this mix-up---and stupid of the kennel owner that she insists that the dog's collars be removed--I mean like why? Then this mix-up no doubt would have occurred --I do hope they eventually do get Callie back. Notice that the family is hoping to take legal action against the kennel owner...GOOD! If anything the kennel owner should tell the family who the other dogs belonged to and the family could go to their homes ..I'm pretty sure their dog would recognize their owners then and vice versa
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I agree. You know and I know that the dogs would know who they belong to, and they would show it right away given the chance. I honestly don't think the kennel owner called the other families. I think she just said it to cover her own butt.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
15 Apr 08
It happened to my mom. She got Rudy fixed and when she went to pick him up, she got the wrong big, long haired, orange cat back. That cat went and hid behind the dryer and mom knew it was the wrong cat. She finally caught the cat and took it back, I'm sure the family was glad to get their orange cat back as mom was glad to get Rudy back.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I would have been happy too if that happened to me. At least your mom got her cat back safe and sound. This family doesn't know if they will be able to get their Callie back or not. So sad. Thanks so much my friend.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 08
That's really sad. I guess if you think something's not right with the way the dog's acting, you need to speak up right away! Hope they find their dog and the right home for the dog they ended up with. Sounds like the kennel needs a better system!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Apr 08
That's what I think. I watched it on the news last night, and they showed pictures of both dogs and you could tell it wasn't the same dog. I feel so bad for the kids in the family. But at least they are showing the new dog love too...they showed that on the news segment too. Thanks hon.