My Dog MAX was missing for 33 days and I looked and Looked for him .Finally some guy found him and called and said I could have him back only if I had the 500.00 dollar reward money. So I gave him the money and got my beloved Max home and he is acting so strange he used to love me and want me to hold him but now he is hiding under the couch and ignores me . The Vet said he is just stressed due to missing but I dont know. Has anybody out there ever lost a dog and had it return and act strange.
the guy who found him said you could only have him back if you had the reward money ? what kind of freak was the guy who found him ? if you didnt have the reward money what would he have done , kept him from you ? that doesnt make sense unless he found the dog earlier or stole him and decided to keep him for awhile.
your dog sounds like it is extremely fearful of something right now not stressed out. i hope this guy who found him didnt abuse him for the 30 days he's been missing.
We had a German Shepherd named Rockey a while back that disappeared for months. We finally found him down the street at a farmhouse and the owners gladly returned him.
He did not act thet same when he got back home. All he wanted to do was go outside and run down the street back to the farmhouse. We tried tying him up in the back yard but this seemed too cruel and he hated it, so we just gave up and let him go back to the house.
He never came back home. I guess life was too good on the farm.
I'm glad you got your dog back too...this guys sounds like a weirdo....I'd have my suspicions of abuse as well. I certainly hope not! People are idiots! At least max is home safe and sound. Hopefully he'll start to be comfortable with you again, but if he was abused it may take a while.
The guy was very strange,I should have called the police but I just was thinking.I was so excited all I could think about was getting my little dog home . The guy that found had shave most of Max"s hair off. And when he wanted to meet it was about 11 pm and he wouldn't let us come to his house he wanted to meet on the side of the road I was kinda scare but my emtions for my dog got the best of me . We tried to follow him after he drove off with the 500 cash but we couldnt keep up.
Oh yes it is my dog. I am sure of this. And yes I did post pictures and reward amounts every where. for the entire 33 days he was missing .And it is taking me forever to take them all down . I never realized how many I put up until now. And it really upsets me that guy had my dog but at least I got him back . And I realize I had to pay the 500 since I did post it but it just felt like I was paying a kidnapping ransom or something the way the guy was acting.My husband was afraid the guy was going to up the price on me. Oh yes there is strange people out there I had one guy call me and say that for 2000.00 dollars plus all his expenses that he could find my dog if it was still alive.
The fact that the guy didn't want you to know where he lives makes a person suspicious that maybe he actually STOLE Max. Shaving him might make him less identifyable (sp) while the man was waiting it out to see if there would be a reward posted. Either way, thank goodness he's home. You know he doesn't hate you. He might be really freaked out over whatever happened to him during the past month. Just give the little guy lots of love and attention (which of course you are already doing :-) ) and do let us know his progress.