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“Trouble,” a white and tan Chihuahua, escaped from his yard
on April 5th, in the Norview section of Norfolk.

He is nervous around people, so he may be difficult to catch.

If you see the little guy, please call his family at

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UPDATE: This pet has been found and reunited with her family.

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Have you seen this Pomeranian?

Creamer is a 9 year old female dog that went missing from the Larrymore Lawns neighborhood in Norfolk, VA on Monday, August 22nd.

Her body is shaved, except for her head and tail, and she is no longer wearing the cone collar shown here. Creamer weighs approximately 5 lbs, but she may lose weight if not found soon. She looks like a puppy, but is an adult dog.

Creamer has some medical issues that will be noticeable to the finder and that require daily treatment. Her owners are anxious to have her back.


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 Millions of pets disappear from home each year. Many pet owners assume their own dog or cat would never stray from home, either because the pet has shown no interest in wandering or because there are no known means of escape.

What are the chances? According to the lost pet recovery experts at HomeAgain:

  • 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime
  • 41% of lost cats are considered indoor-only cats
  • 8 to 10 million pets stray each year
  • Without ID, 90% of lost pets will not return home
  • Getting lost is the #1 cause of death for pets 

How do pets get out? They:

  • Bolt through an electric fence
  • Walk out a door or gate that’s mistakenly been left open
  • Flee from a thunderstorm or fireworks
  • Wander into unfamiliar territory while on vacation
  • Disappear during an emergency
  • Get stolen while unattended
  • Crawl out of holes created during home renovation/construction
  • Develop wanderlust as they age, due to cognitive loss
  • Sneak out when you prop the door open to sign for a delivery or carry in the groceries
  • Pop out a screen to chase a neighbor’s pet or wild animal
Speak up!
   Sometimes, a pet’s disappearance can be traced to a door or gate that’s been left open. The risk goes up when unfamiliar people are entering and exiting the house. Some pets find a safe corner to hide in, while other pets attempt to run as far from the house as possible.
   All people who have access to your house should be made aware that pets live in the home. Ask visitors to be vigilant about keeping doors and gates shut when visiting and working. (When practical, confine your pet to a room that you alone will access.)
Whom do you tell? Consider the most frequent visitors to your home:
  • Family members, especially children
  • Friends and overnight guests
  • Service workers, including meter readers, maids, and repairmen
  • Construction crew, roofers, and handymen
  • Pet sitters
   Of course, no plan is foolproof, so it’s best to have backup. Make sure your pet has a registered microchip (we think HomeAgain is best) to increase its chances of returning home to you.
   Contact us to schedule an appointment to have your pet ‘chipped, if it isn’t already. A simple office visit is all that’s necessary – no surgery, no anesthesia needed.


This article originally published on June 4, 2012.


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UPDATE: Duke has been found and returned to his family!

Please keep an eye out for Duke. He may be traveling alone or with a new “owner” who may be caring for him until he can be reunited with his family.  Duke’s family misses him dearly and are offering a reward for his safe return.

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Please be on the lookout for “Billy,” a young male Westie.
He became lost in Norfolk, but could end up in Virginia Beach
if someone has picked him up.

Have you seen Billy?

Have you seen Billy?

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“Billy” may be shy, so if you see him, don’t chase him.
Instead, call the owner at the number listed below or
call Animal Protection (757-664-7387 in Norfolk / 757-385-4444 in Virginia Beach). 


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UPDATE: This pet has been reunited with her family!

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The small, black dog, pictured above, was discovered wandering down Azalea Garden Rd. in Norfolk, between the airport and Military Highway. She was found at approximately 4:50 PM today.

The dog is a female and appears to be a Dachshund-mix. She was not wearing a collar and did not appear to be microchipped.

If you know this dog’s owner, please ask them to call us tonight at 757-583-2619 before 9 PM

Note:  This dog is not at our clinic at this time.

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A family pet went missing from her home in Norfolk on Monday, October 2nd. She lost her ID tags in a separate adventure a couple days before. Please see the notice below for her description and details. 

If you believe you have seen this dog, (which may be in the company of a new “owner” by now) please contact our office.

Missing dog in Norfolk, VA

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The missing dog may look similar to this one. Photo by Tom Walsh via Wikimedia Commons.

We have received notice of a Chocolate Lab missing from the Princess Anne Road area of Norfolk since yesterday.

The Lab is a 12-year-old female, last seen with a collar. (Be aware that the collar may have come off or it may have been removed.) She is brown, with grey fur at her muzzle.

If you believe that you have seen her, please call the 24/7 Lost Pet Hotline at 1-877-875-7387.

Photo of a similar Chocolate Lab by Tom Walsh, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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 UPDATE – This pet has been found.

Norfolk – A female Corgi-mix dog ran off from the apartment complex, located on North Military Highway, around 6 this evening. She is microchipped, and a report has been filed with 24 PetWatch,  and Norfolk Animal Control.

[The dog] looks like a golden-red Corgi with long legs and a long tail. She weighs approximately 20 pounds. She has been described as looking like a fox, because of her coat color and long tail.

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UPDATE: Penny’s owners are happy to report that she has been found.

Please keep an eye out for this chocolate-brown and white Chihuahua that went missing from its home in the Lafayette-Winona area around midnight last night. 

Penny is female, weighs 15 lbs, and was last seen wearing a green collar.

She has a HomeAgain microchip; the last four characters of the ten-digit sequence are 707C. If scanned, the entire sequence can be checked against Homeagain’s database. 

Call Homeagain’s 24/7 recovery center at 1-888-466-3242 if you have information on this pet’s whereabouts. Or call our office at 757-583-2619.

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