Attempted dog-napping on Upper Queen Anne

Posted on April 16th, 2015 by Sara Willy

Homegrown cornerOur friends over at Seattle Dog Spot shared this story with us, along with some tips to thwart potential dog-nappers. A woman reported an attempted dog theft via Facebook provides an excellent description of the suspect – who tried to take her dog from outside Homegrown at the corner of Boston and Queen Anne Ave N.

Here’s an exceprt from the Seattle Dog Spot blog:

“Beware of a dog thief on top of Queen Anne. I was in Homegrown at the corner of Queen Anne Ave and Boston. I saw a large man unhooking my dog from the stop sign at the corner. I immediately came out and said, “what are you doing with my dog?” He claimed he was just untangling him. Yet, he immediately released my dog and jumped into a waiting U-haul truck. The truck was waiting with the engine idling with a driver waiting to drive away with my dog and his accomplice.

The thief was a large white male in his 30s. He was at least 6’5″ and more than 220 pounds. He was large but athletic. My husband is 6’3″ 205, so I am confident re the man’s size. He had a shaved head and goatee facial hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and basketball shorts. I am not sure but think he had an ear piercing.”

Keep an eye out for this suspect and keep an eye on your pooches. Here are tips from Seattle Dog Spot:

  • It’s never a good idea to leave your dog tied on the sidewalk unless you can see it and get to it within a few seconds.
  • If you want to enjoy the weather with your dog while you have a latte or meal, choose a place that has an outdoor patio that allows dogs so you can keep yours close by.

Another tip to add: try a locking leash, like this one from Safespot.

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