A seven-year-old rescue mix dog hasn’t returned home, five days after going missing while at Sooke Potholes.
Around 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 18, Koda was out with her owner, Katrina Whitney-Griffiths, near the third parking lot when she went sniffing to inspect a fallen tree and didn’t return back.
“I only turned my back for a minute while looking out into the Sooke River,” said Whitney-Griffiths.
“When I looked back, my other dog was there and Koda was gone. There wasn’t a sound or anything. My two dogs are inseperable, so we’re just devastated. She means everything to our family and we just want to see her back home.”
Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing (ROAM) and FLED have since been contacted and a cash reward is set for the dog with mainly black and brown marks and white patches. ROAM placed sign boards around the Potholes and a few locations across Sooke.
Her owner shared on social media that while Koda is friendly with other dogs, she gets nervous around strangers, especially men with hats or hoodies.
When anxious, she pants and holds up her right leg. She doesn’t like noises like vacuums but can deal with honks and horns during traffic. She is drawn to food but is no longer motivated when scared. She weighs around 50 pounds.
The seven-year-old dog has a chip but doesn’t have a collar or tattoo. She has white paws and a distinct white mark on her chest.
You can contact ROAM at 778-977-6260 or FLED at 250-479-0911.
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