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Lost-and-found dogs confound Menlo Park neighborhood

Original post made on Oct 30, 2012

Here's one for the Sherlock Holmes case file: In Menlo Park, two dogs vanish from a locked house. They're found, two days later, in the bedroom of a vacationing family's locked home.

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

Pure bred dogs, especially small ones, are stills hot ticket item. Obviously, stashing the dogs until a buyer was found was the fastest way to make money. The homeowners foiled the caper, but of course still look to whoever knew both where the dogs lived & that this place under construction would be unoccupied. I'm glad the dogs are now safely at home.

Posted by Cur Mudgeon, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

Simple. Maybe a worker at the home under construction noticed the dogs and took them, intending to sell. Perhaps the prospective "buyer" had second thoughts, or didn't come through in time. Glad the dogs were found and re-united. Stupid crooks. Small dogs may be expensive, but keeping them over a lifetime costs much more than the initial investment.

Posted by Resident of PA, a resident of JLS Middle School
on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Or maybe a worker at the home under construction noticed the dogs and put them back in the wrong house...thinking he was helping. =)

Posted by dennis, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm


Posted by Hulkamania, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Where's Ace Ventura when you need him?

Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Very weird. I'm just happy that the dogs are okay and home safely. And perhaps another good reason to install home cameras. A missing computer is one thing, but a family member is quite another!