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The Search for Cappy – Lost Sheltie in Lake Elmo, MN

Update: Early this morning, Aug. 30th,  Cappy was sighted near home. Miracle of miracles, he is home safe now!

I had another post planned for today, but a more urgent matter came along this Wednesday night.

We have another LOST SHELTIE from Minnesota Sheltie Rescue. His name is CAPPY and he went missing Wednesday (August 29th) night. He is a very small (only 12 lbs.) and shy little guy and is in need of our help. Cappy went missing in Lake Elmo, Minnesota near Manning Trail and County 15 (Manning) in Lake Elmo, which is in Washington County.

Please share, especially if you know someone in Minnesota. Share with them and ask them to share as well. You can keep updated on the search for Cappy on Minnesota Sheltie Rescue’s Facebook page or on Lost Shelties of MN.

If you tweet, please retweet: Lost #Sheltie in #LakeElmo #Minnesota. Name: Cappy. Blue merle. Afraid of people. Tweet @melzpetpals if you see him. bit.ly/PPgbMp

If you are on Facebook, please ask your friends to share with their Minnesota friends a picture of Cappy or refer them to this blog post so they can see his picture.

If you go out to help hand out flyers or look for Cappy, please DO NOT CHASE. SIT DOWN and CALL one of the numbers listed below. Remember, Shelties are skittish dogs and will go into survival mode quickly. This means they will not approach a stranger and may not even approach their owner at first. Chasing or calling to them will not bring them to you. If you see Cappy, please call the numbers listed.

Here is the most current information we have on Cappy:

Date Lost: 08-29-2012
Dog’s Name: Cappy
Breed of Dog: Sheltie
Gender: Male
…Neutered / Spayed: Neutered
City where lost: Lake Elmo
Closest Intersection: Manning Trail and County 15 (Manning)
Zip Code: 55042
County: Washington
Color or Markings: Blue merle with a white and tan face
Dog’s Age: 8
Dog’s Weight: 12 lbs.
Dog’s Demeanor: Shy/Timid
Dog was: Wearing tags, Wearing Collar
Any information on how lost, description etc. Cappy is a rescue sheltie we’ve had for about 8 months. He was restless today and shot out the front door before we could block him — he ran down our cul de sac and we quickly lost sight of him.
Contact’s Name: Kris Killian
If seen, sit down and call 651-777-3428 or 612-804-9204 with exact location, direction the dog headed and description of dog.

  1. Jen
    August 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Poor Cappy 😦 Tweeted and shared on Facebook. I hope he’s found safe and sound very soon.

    • Mel
      August 30, 2012 at 6:26 AM

      Thank you so much Jen. I know what his mom must be going through. I hope he is found soon.

  2. To Shea
    August 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Poor brave little guy, I posted your info on Twitter and Facebook.
    I hope it helps find this adorable Sheltie!

  3. August 30, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Fingers crossed for little fellow to be home A sap!

    • Mel
      August 30, 2012 at 6:24 AM

      Thanks Boomdeeadda. I hope for his sake he is found soon. He is such a little guy.

  4. August 30, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    Thank you so much for posting on Facebook and Twitter about Cappy!

    • Mel
      August 30, 2012 at 6:23 AM

      You’re welcome. Let’s hope it helps to bring him home soon!

  5. August 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Passed along your tweet to go out on Twitter when most likely to be seen. Hope he’s found soon.

    • Mel
      August 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

      Thanks Pamela. We had a sighting this evening, not too far from home. A trap is being set this evening in hopes we can catch him. He is a former breeder dog like Daisy and Lady, so he is skittish and easily frightened.

  6. August 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Oh my goodness, what a darling he is. He must be so scared. I will pass this on and I will be sending positive thoughts his way. Hopefully he is found before much longer!

    • Mel
      August 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

      Thank you Kristine. He is such a peanut at 12 pounds. I hope he is found soon. He is absolutely adorable.

  7. August 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Poor baby! Fingers crossed that she gets found soon!

    • Mel
      August 31, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks Jasmine. He was found this morning. Wandered into a neighbor’s yard and their Setter invited him to play. The family was able to get him to come to them with treats. 🙂

  8. August 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    It seems that this shelter needs to improve it’s security for keeping the dogs in.

  9. August 31, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    He’s a real cutie, I’m so glad he has been found.

    • Mel
      August 31, 2012 at 7:38 PM

      Me too Jodie. He looks to be quite the cuddle bun. 🙂

  10. September 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I’m super excited that Cappy was found. You worked so hard to help that happen. Go give yourself something nice. “Treat Yourself!”

  11. September 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM


    • September 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

      Well, then I realized Cappy had been found and deleted…. *blush*

      • Mel
        September 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

        LOL! That’s okay! I am happy you wanted to help! Loved your piece on vets today.

  1. August 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

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