Dog missing after being boarded at ‘Pet Resort’

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A dog who was sent to a Sacramento, California, pet resort boarding facility last week, has disappeared. According to Monday’s publication of the Sacramento Bee, “Patches,” a Jack Russell terrier mix, was boarded at the Sacramento Pet Resort & Spa when he disappeared on Saturday morning.

Patches’ owner, Roxanne Ullman, said that her fiancé learned about the devastating situation after calling the boarding facility late Saturday morning. Staff at the business informed the man that Patches had somehow escaped through a fence in an outdoor play area during the midst of a fight between two other dogs.

Shauna Verkade, one of the owners of the boarding facility, told the Sacramento Bee that nothing like this has ever happened before. The little dog’s owners told the publication that they were were not allowed to see the pet area from which Patches disappeared, nor did staff at the boarding business offer to help them search for the missing dog.

The business has offered up a $1,000 reward for Patches’ safe return. The dog has a microchip and was wearing identification tags at the time that he disappeared. Anyone with information is asked to call Patches’ owner at 818-390-4577.

(Photo/family photo screenshot via SacBee)

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  1. Disappeared? So why are they not helping to search for the dog and why are the owners not allowed to see the play area? I fear the dog is dead, killed in the dog fight and they are hiding the fact! I pray I am wrong and they find this precious pup safe and sound.

    • That boarding facility is absolutely liable for the (my assumption) disappearance and death of this precious little treasure……. if I were his owners, I would sue this facility!!!!!

  2. Attention all f****** stupid f****** pet lovers do not repeat do not give your dog to anyone but yourself I am 10 dogs 3 cats I have not taken a vacation in 6 years and I don’t expect to do it without them and I was the person that sent it animal to the Pet Resort I grabbed the owner and punch him in the face good luck and getting your head back to pray for her and then

    • Edward I HONESTLY admire you and your dedication !!! My husband and I like you have not taken other than a day trip for the past 16 years, as we too have 12 dachshunds , 4 horses, (one rescue Jenny mule that we just took in 7 weeks ago that was being tethered, had a halter 24-7 and open sores on her face) the asshole that has her is trying to sell her ) we placed her on our pasture at our expense so she no longer is tethered and her face has healed nicely… we had a in home pet care taker come in and care for our family THE LAST 3 day trip we took !!! What a hell of a mess when we got home… Until the one’s we now have pass so we can be assured that a kennel will do proper care we only go on day trips!!! Bless your dedication !!!

  3. Disappeared “during a fight between two dogs’? Sounds more like another dog, possibly two, were where they shouldn’t have been and fought and killed Patches. Otherwise the owners of the place would not be so uncooperative…..

  4. This is a pet lovers worst nightmare! When you decide that you want to open a pet hotel the biggest responsibility is the pets entrusted to your care! The fact that this couple trusted this place to keep their pet safe, and failed is not acceptable! Then not to help the owners look for their little one is even worse! Be very careful of who you trust to care for your pets when going away! Don’t let this happen to you!


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