My dog was recently hit by a car and immediatley ran into the woods behind my house. We looked everywhere but cannot find him. I have heard that a dog will stay in the woods hiding and not come when called. Is this true? Any experience with this would help. It has been 24 hours now and no sign of him. We have checked all the pounds, called police and put up flyers.
My dog was recently hit by a car and immediatley ran into the woods behind my house. We looked everywhere ... 24 hours now and no sign of him. We have checked all the pounds, called police and put up flyers.

I am so sorry. You must be devastated.
He may be badly hurt, or in shock, or he may have gotten disoriented and gotten lost outside of the area you're searching. Or somebody else may have found him, and he may be receiving medical help.
I'd also contact every vet in the area and place flyers up there.

I hope you find him soon!
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My dog was recently hit by a car and immediatley ran into the woods behind my house. We looked everywhere ... 24 hours now and no sign of him. We have checked all the pounds, called police and put up flyers.

I hope you find your dog ok.
You must be devastated.
Your dog could be in hiding.
Go search the woods and have a good look.
Just incase he is badly hurt.
Are you in the UK if so what area are you.?
Pat.
My dog was recently hit by a car and immediatley ... checked all the pounds, called police and put up flyers.

I hope you find your dog ok. You must be devastated. Your dog could be in hiding. Go search the ... is badly hurt. Are you in the UK if so what area are you.? Pat.No I am in U.S., Massachusettes.

No sign yet. We have been in the woods surounding my area for 3 days now.
The area really isn't that big, an acre at best, and it is between houses. The problem is that there is a lot of thick bush and undergrowth. So many places for him to hide if he wanted to. I fear he would have come out by now, if he could move. I was thinking of bringing my friends dog down and let him sniff around.
He is not a bloodhound but maybe he would smell him.
Howdy Rich,
You might try bringing in a rescue dog first then bring in your friend. Did you put up posters?=BF Check with vets?=BF Check shelters?=BF Talk to kids, they see a lot of things but don't say anything until someone asks them. Have one person expand out a little further than where you are concentrating. Do you know how badly your dog is hurt?=BF
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Howdy Rich, You might try bringing in a rescue dog first then bring in your friend. Did you put up ... little further than where you are concentrating. Do you know how badly your dog is hurt? Frank X. Morris http://community.webtv.net/Sulkhalil/SalukiCornerChime

Happy days,
My wife went to drive the girls to school today, and when my daughter looked out her window she saw Bandit standing there. She said she had to turn her head and look again, because she had been thinking of him so much that she thought she was seeing things. He was standing there just looking at them, as if to say "Hey, where are you going can I come for a ride?"
He has a slight limp so we will get him checked, but otherwise he doesn't look bad.
I would really like to know where he was all this time. Thanks to all for the help. We were all starting to think the worst. He will be leashed from now on.
My wife went to drive the girls to school today, and when my daughter looked out her window she saw Bandit standing there.

Yahoo!! Thanks for posting to let us know this very happy ending.

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Howdy Rich,
Glad to hear the good news :-)
Frank X. Morris
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My wife went to drive the girls to school today, and when my daughter looked out her window she saw Bandit standing there.

What a relief. I'm happy that you had a good outcome from a very scary situation.

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