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Help Reconnect Missing Yorkie With Owner

Patch.com reader trying to reunite missing Yorkie with owner.

A Patch.com reader has gone to great lengths to try and connect a missing male Yorkie with its owner.

Nina Castellana found the scared Yorkie on Sept. 10 in front of her home on 25 and Dequindre, which is on the border of Rochester and Shelby Township.

"I was going to take my dog for a walk and he started following us," she said. "He didn’t actually want anything to do with me, but then he was following my dog so I picked him up."

Castellana said the Yorkie was trembling, but didn't appear to have been outside for long because he was clean and recently groomed. 

However, he did not have a tag.

Castellana said she notified each and every neighbor about the missing dog, posted fliers around the subdivision and Rochester, posted announcements on Craigslist and contacted all the local police departments and animal shelters.

"I have done basically everything I can do for this dog but I am not stopping. My boyfriend and I are determined to reunite this pooch with its owner," Castellana told Patch.

In the meantime, the sweet-faced Yorkie has melted the heats of Castellana and her boyfriend, Sam Marino.

"He’s already attached to me and him," she said, referring to the Yorkie who spends the day with her and the evenings with Marino.

"Worst case scenario, if nobody claims the dog, I would be more than happy to take care of him," she said.

However, Castellana knows that somewhere out there, the Yorkie's owner is looking for the special pooch. 

To reach Castellana, email her at nmcastel@oakland.edu.

Margo September 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Nina you are awesome! If my yorkie ever got out I would hope such a wonderful person like you would find her and help us reunite.
Sam Marino September 14, 2012 at 03:19 PM
This dog is so adorable and Nina has done such a great job to give him the proper care he needs. She has no kids however I think this little dog might be considered her second child, as she has a dog of her self that she takes care of more then I see some people take care of there kids. To answer your question Victoria the owners have not been located as of yet. We had a couple leads but nothing solid to go off of. Robin its sad to think that what you said is true however the more we look into the situation at hand that seems to be a very good possibility. We put up some small signs in Rochester around where the dog was found now we relocated some of the signs to down town rocheter, 24 Mile & Shelby , 26 Mile & Mound. Just hoping maybe the individuals who are his owner are not very internet savoy and are very quiet an may not talk to people as much as some of us do .... You just never know !
Carol Jackson September 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
When my dog was lost, I learned that one route for retrieving an animal is local vets. They may recognize a patient. Conversely, people who find stray pets often take the stray to their own vet (which is one way to find out whether this dog has a chip in him). Since the Patch does post information either about missing or found animals, I wonder whether it would take much to modify that slightly so there was a network of vet's offices (& probably animal groomers, too) that got alerts when an animal got found? I appreciate the folks who found & looked after my dog for nearly a week; thanks also to those helping this dog.
macombresident September 14, 2012 at 04:24 PM
As a fellow dog lover & one who has reunited more than a couple of lost dogs with their owners, I applaud your efforts to get involved & take care of this little cutie. Too many just walk away when they see a lost pet wandering loose.
angelica martinez September 21, 2012 at 08:52 PM
i hope you find nina

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