Snappy's Owners Hoping Weather Helps Search

Searchers believe the lost dog is using "feeding stations" set up in area.


When Snappy went missing in September, her owners never lost hope that they would find the lost Weimaraner dog.

In the months since she disappeared from a reservoir in Burlington, Snappy has been spotted on the West Side of Woburn, Burlington, Winchester, Lexington and Arlington.

Today, there is hope that Snappy may be brought home soon.

"The team has now zeroed in on just two feeding stations with multiple cameras positioned at each to increase the possibility of capturing a 'Snap-shot,'" according to the Find Snappy website.

Searchers believe that they have captured one of Snappy's hindlegs on the cameras trained on the feeding stations.

"All paws crossed that this beautiful weather may find Snap out and visible," said the dog's owners on the site.

The search team is using a more targeted approach, now that there is recent information that Snappy is in the same area and using the same feeding stations more than once. 

The dog is believed to be traveling the power lines, as well as conservation areas and golf courses, and some residential neighborhoods.

Although the search team believes they have an idea of where Snappy is, the location has not been revealed because the missing Weimaraner is skittish and may go into hiding again if approached by strangers. 

If you see Snappy in the area, call 617-256-8772 to reach her owners. Make sure to note where you saw the pup and any other helpful information to aid in her recovery. 

kathy November 12, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I think it is lovely to see so many people who care about this dog. I keep looking and following this story to see when they will find their beloved pet.
Tim November 13, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Jane , again it's a dog .. Sorry it's missing .... Why didn't the owner have it on a leash ? I hate to say it but if this dog is up in those power lines then theres a good chance it's be eaten by coyotes ...poor snappy
Danielle Masterson (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Tim, we wholeheartedly report on any missing children or adults, as well as animals. If anyone goes missing in Woburn and we can help, we try to do our best to do that. We just want to get the word out, no matter what!
Tim November 13, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Well Danielle , that's great . But my point is that everywhere you look there is a picture of this dog on a telephone pole .. Yeah it stinks , it's terrible but let's put this in perspective it's a Dog . Not a Child
mark patterson November 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Tim,I guess people should keep their kids on leashes so they don't go missing. These people care deeply about their pet and it's their perogative to do all they can to bring her back to them. F.Y.I.: It was the dog's sitter who lost the dog,not the owner.Did it ever occur to you that maybe this lady has kids at home who are heartbroken over losing a beloved family member?
Tim November 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Mark maybe people should put leashes on their kids .. Honestly I feel very sorry for these people . It's sad they lost their dog . But these snappy signs are everywhere ..I mean on one street they are on every telephone pole . It wasn't lIke someone was going to not see the sign . They are in Burlington , Woburn , Winchester , Arlington ,Somerville . Honestly I hope snappy is found . I just hope people would put this much effort into finding kids
BT November 14, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Making a comparison as to whether or not this family or any other would put as much effort into finding a lost child is ludicrous. Whatever it takes to find the lost family pet should be done. Doing so doesn't detract from an effort to find a lost child. Ridiculous comparison. I hope that there is another Snappy sighting soon and that she's brought to safety before the cold weather settles in. Good luck.
Tim November 14, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Well I wish them luck also .. But the odds are against them ...Cold weather coyotes dog kidnappers .
BT November 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
There are countless stories of dogs surviving months, even years in all kinds of weather and in areas where coyote travel. The odds of finding Snappy are greater than odds against it. With so many keeping an eye out and the cameras and feed stations being set and checked, she'll be found.
Dirk November 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I'm with you Tim. It's a dog. I personally love dogs but I think there was a time that snappy was trending more than obama or romney over the last month or so... It all seems a little over the top.
Earnhardt November 15, 2012 at 02:50 AM
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet If 1/4 of the money spent so far on Snappy went to the above link, Snappy would still have a sizable search party, and this organization might find,a missing child or at the very least, bring closure to a family searching for their lost child. I'm all for searching for Snappy, but there are missing children that need to be reunited with loved ones.
Karen November 15, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Tim You should contact the local authorities to ask them that question. That's assuming that you have a job and are a hard working tax payer.
BT November 15, 2012 at 09:34 PM
EXACTLY, Karen. The comparison is ABSURD. Law enforcement sees to missing persons all paid for through tax payers. Lost pets have no one but their owners to conduct searches and outreach. Why anyone gets annoyed with lost pet efforts is beyond me. Perhaps they are just mean-spirited. Hoping for Snappy's safe return.
Karen November 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Tim, again, why don't you have something more constructive to do with your time. Maybe you should start an organization with your own money to find missing kids since you have an abundance of money and concern in that area .
Karen November 15, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Tim Your just jealous because no one would put this much time, energy and money into finding you. LOL!!
Karen November 15, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Maybe Moe, Larry, and Curley should spend their time looking for lost children instead of trying to have fun harassing people on the Snappy website. Oh and does woburn patch have any monitors on this site? If so what are they doing?
Anita November 19, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I live in Woburn and have been seeing Snappy's posters all over. I keep praying for her safe return!
Anita November 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Tim, I am sorry but if you don't care about Snappy why do you keep following and posting on here? Just curious.
quasimodo November 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I ABHOR people who look down on those people who show concern and help with animal welfare. Their argument that humans are more important than animals reeks of hypocrisy and selfishness, because themselves, they neither help their fellow human beings nor the animals, but just criticize those who care. Helping humans and animals are not mutually exclusive, on the contrary: compassion has no limit, compassion has no rules, compassion is not a religion, it’s a way of life .
saul glick November 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I have been looking out for the Snappy dog. I hope i find him, and call the owner that i have him. I keep an eye out for kids too. Geeze.
Animal Lover November 20, 2012 at 02:02 AM
The confines of life in suburbia got to be too much and Snappy snapped. Maybe Snappy is happy living as a free dog in the wilds.
Kathleen Sweadner November 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM
The signs (maybe except a few in key places) should come down now. Instead there are as many as 3 per pole. The dog must have been adopted by now by someone who is knowingly not coming forward. Chances are that person is as shy as the dog, maybe clinging to the dog for love.
John Wright November 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Way to go, Quasi. Anyone that has no compassion for animals does not care about people -- heartless souls.
John Wright November 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Which pole has three signs? Take a picture and post-it.
Earnhardt November 27, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Burlington St and Mountain Rd in Burlington has 3. Wildwood St and Cambridge St in Winchester has 3 on two different poles. If you want to see it go look, Everyone would love to see Snappy come home, I still have drivers who look every day 8 hours a day. But Let's face it, it's not looking good now. Sad fact but it is never the less a fact.
John Wright November 27, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Oh my...
Earnhardt November 27, 2012 at 03:26 AM
You asked...
Zoltan November 27, 2012 at 04:46 PM
If the team believes that Snappy is feeding in a particular area then they should use Bloodhounds to track her down.
Becky November 27, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I am not in the least bit what one would call a dog person. I'm not all that fond of them, as unpopular an opinion that is to express. Still, I have the Snappy phone number saved in my cell phone, and whenever I'm on the trails at Horn Pond I keep an eye out for her.
kathy forstey December 19, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Has there been any update on sightings of Snappy? is he still being seen near the feeding areas?


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