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Puppy Snatched From Reston Adoption Event, Rescue Group Says

by Karen Goff September 19, 2016 at 10:00 am 9 Comments

Sir George, left, is missing/Wolf Trap Animal Rescue

Have you seen “Sir George?”

This 8-week-old Pit Bull/Yorkie puppy was stolen from the Reston Petsmart on Saturday, according to Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.

Sir GeorgeThe rescue group was holding an adoption event at the store at the Spectrum Saturday afternoon as part of National Adoption Weekend.

Sir George has black fur with a white chest.

The rescue group says they have reported the puppy heist to Fairfax County Police and the suspects could face felony charges if the dog is not returned in the next 24 hours.

If you have seen Sir George, text or call 703-638-2567 or email [email protected].

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Check puppies for sale on Craigslist.

    • Arielle in NoVA

      They got back to me a day or so later and said that while it looked like a very similar pup from the photos, the woman selling the “female” pup sent them belly pix proving it was a female, so they didn’t do anything after that AFAIK.

  • Fix it 2016

    I m confused, was this puppy up for adoption or not? Adoption typically means parents don’t have to pay. And why is there a need to get the police involved?

    • X

      Yes he was up for adoption. There are usually fees associated with adoption that cover spay/neuter & shots. The police were involved because the puppy was stolen from the event.

    • LesAnn620

      Adoption fees from private rescue groups are typically anywhere from $300 to $400, which the rescue uses to cover the cost of caring for the animal while it is with them. Even county shelters charge between $100 to $200 to adopt a dog. Additionally, I’m sure the animal rescue group that was holding the event wants to make sure each animal they care for is placed with an appropriate home, and now they have no idea where this dog went or what kind of situation it may be in.

    • poppy

      I’m not sure if Fix It is just trolling or truly not aware that a fee is almost universal when adopting pets, whether from county shelters or private rescues (Wolf Trap Animal Rescue being in the latter group) but to confirm, yes, this young puppy was—-and will be again when he is found/returned—-available for adoption. Tho’ overshadowed by this alarming theft and concern about whether the pup is safe and cared for, it was a hugely successful adoption event, well over 100 cats/kittens/dogs/puppies from overcrowded, low-resource shelters in the south, mostly MS and/or LA, now in good health and starting new lives in loving permanent homes.
      The need to involve police? Duh, because a felony theft was committed—–you’d certainly call the police if your pet was stolen from your yard! A post on the Wolf Trap site yesterday stated that the thief had 24 hours to return the dog before the police were involved, more than generous given the audacity of the thief and the fear, worry, guilt and grief the rescue and the pup’s foster family are dealing with.

    • Celina

      Hi everyone, the fee for adopting a pet with WTAR includes the transport/intake costs, spay/neuter, microchip, and up to date vaccinations for their age – not to mention any additional medications the puppy may have needed to clear their health. It is actually a reasonable fee and comparable to other rescues. I am not aware of any organization that provides FREE adoptions…. unless it’s national ‘Clear out the Shelters’ or something. Rescue groups aren’t standing on the side of the road with “free puppy” signs, they are generally trying to find responsible owners while saving lives.

  • Why do you bother?

    What kind of despicable waste of human protoplasm steals a puppy????

  • Arielle in NoVA

    They never found the pup? 🙁

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