Saturday, February 23, 2013

Vancouver Islanders, please watch for Levi!

May be with transient male on Vancouver Island

Sometime ago, I posted about a blue merle Australian shepherd who disappeared from his caregiver on Dec. 18th  in the west end of Vancouver, when his owners were away  for Christmas on the other side of the country.  They immediately flew home, and despite a thorough search effort, Levi has not yet been found.

There have been numerous sightings, each one reporting him to be with a scruffy looking male, possibly transient/homeless person.

On Saturday February16th, a dog fitting Levi's description was seen with a scruffy looking male in the Steveston/Tsawwassen area of the lower mainland.  On Tuesday February 19th, a similar sighting was made in Duncan, on Vancouver Island.  Assuming it is the same person and dog being sighted, this suggests they got the ferry on or about the 16th from Tsawwassen to either Schwartz Bay (Victoria) or Duke Point (Nanaimo).

If you noticed them on the ferry, or if you have seen them since, please contact the owners.  If you live on the island, PLEASE keep an eye out for them.

Should you see them, please follow these instructions from Levi's owners:

.....We don't know if it is our dog with him, WE NEED A PICTURE TO KNOW FOR SURE!!! Please keep your eyes peeled!

If you think you see him, take a photo. I need to know if it is my Levi.

- Approach the person he is with, get close enough to see him well.
- Is he Small, 12-14" high body, Head maybe to your knee ~18"?
- Look at his face, Levi's markings are very unique!
- Does he have 2 Brown Eyes? Does he have a Full Curly White-ish Tail?
- Is he Mostly Black and White?

Then CALL 778-847-7045 IMMEDIATELY! Put this number in your phone! Tracy Myerson and Anita Komonski are his moms.

Levi is VERY SHY! so if he is with someone do NOT just grab him and take him, he will run and bad things will happen. Just call me RIGHT AWAY! We will get the reward [$2000]  to you after he is safely back with us, we PROMISE!

He is small, 17 lbs, has 2 Brown Eyes and a Full Fluffy Tail (white-ish color). He is a Blue Merle, which means mottled Black and White, with Brown only in his face and back legs. He is crossed with something from the Spitz family, maybe a Pom? He is microchipped and registered with 24 hour Pet Watch

If you can post this on your facebook page and print out to post in your office too, that would be hugely appreciated!

You can also Re-Share the original Levi Posting on your work or personal page:, and ASK YOU FRIENDS TO RE-SHARE! We need more eyes! And Ask friends to join the Find Levi group too:

Me again.  PLEASE share this information with anyone on Vancouver Island.   Feel free to copy and post, to put up posters, etc.  Let's get Levi safely home. 

Edited to add:  checking out the links above, I see there is some contradictory info, and the dog may have been seen in Duncan with a woman twice in the past two weeks, as well as with a man on the 19th.  So focus on the description of the dog, and please report any possible sightings to the owners.


georgia little pea said...

I hope this doesn't turn out like one of those "dognappings" I read about on other dog blogs. You know, where the "new owners" fight to keep the dog :( Good luck!

B Kealy said...

Jean...I did see a transient man with a simular looking dog at the Walmart ..he had a sign that said needed gas and food...I stopped and bought dog food and put 5 bucks in the bag and gave it to him...I was a sucker for the dog...I dont think Levi was the dog tho very simular in I have a Austrailian shephard border collie...and the dog he had was larger just like my dog.

Jean said...

Thanks B Kealy! This is helpful to know as feedback that suggests the sightings may NOT be Levi can help sort out conflicting sightings.

Jean said...

This is too funny: I was walking Eddie on the sea walk this morning, and had someone accost me demanding to know where I got him from - they'd seen ads re Levi and thought it might be him. That'll teach me to walk around looking like a homeless person in grungy clothes.
Fortunately, I was able to persuade them that Eddie is my dog (showed the tags, license, etc), and also to describe for them the difference between 17 pound blue merle Levi and 37 pound bi-blue Eddie.
But how great that the person checked it out.

Anonymous said...

That dog is so cute.. I so hope he's found.
What a big heart break & worry to loose him !!! (I'm sure they must be posted all over, I hope)