Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A mother searches for info about a dog's owner

I was walking by Walter Pierce Park just as this happened, but did not realize what had taken place until some messages about it appeared on the Adams Morgan neighborhood mailing list.

What I saw was a man, perhaps in his 30s, who held his fairly large golden hair dog tightly against his body while apologizing to a woman with a baby. The baby was crying. The dog owner seemed stressed and upset, but my initial impression was that the dog probably startled and scared the child.  To stop and linger would have been rude and this is all I can recall of it.

But since this incident, the mother has posted messages on the neighborhood mailing list in an attempt to locate dog's owner.

She needs to confirm that the dog was up-to-date on its shots; without that confirmation, the baby will go through some rounds of preventive shots.

The photo above is of a sign outside of the dog park entrance at Walter Pierce Park.

As of tonight, there's been no word. I would recognize the man if he was with his dog. It was a larger Lab or Lab-mix. Her message above offers additional details.


  1. I've just moved to Adams Morgan from Dupont (I know a real stretch!) and I noticed you mention the "Adams Morgan neighborhood mailing list." Could you post info on how to get on the mailing list? Thanks so much!

  2. Hi, sign up here: