Nick Parker, a mail carrier from Evergreen Park, is looking for his dog, Bailey, whose been missing since Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving.
Nick was working some overtime when his mom called to say that Bailey had slipped out of his collar and took off near 101st Street and Homan Avenue around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
“I came home 15 minutes after it happened and drove around looking,” Nick said. “He has a lot of anxiety around strangers. He’s very skittish around people.”
On Thanksgiving Day—Thursday—a neighbor reported seeing Bailey by 99th Street and Central Park near AJ Meats.
“I was at my mom’s,” Nick said. One of the neighbors called and said Bailey found his way home. I ran back over here and just combed the neighborhood.”
There have been no further sightings of Bailey. He's not wearing a collar, but Nick says that Bailey is micro-chipped.
Bailey is a 3-year-old, male Sheltie. He’s on the largeish side for a Sheltie, about 40 pounds, and could be mistaken for a collie. Bailey is very skittish so don’t chase him. He could be hiding under your deck or in your backyard shed, so think like a dog and let’s see if we can’t bring this lostling home.
Nick said he was going to search the Animal Welfare League on Sunday. He’s also posted fliers around the neighborhood and notified Lost Dogs Illinois. If you’ve seen Bailey, call Nick anytime at 708-752-1510. Don’t worry about the hour.
Your neighborhood Patches—Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—have had a pretty good streak finding lost dogs lately. Last Sunday, we helped locate Gretchen, a deaf German Shorthair Pointer wearing a brown coat.
An Oak Lawn reader reported finding a small, white, fluffy dog neat 103rd Street and Cicero Avenue on Sunday afternoon. The reader is trying to locate the owner.
If you or a friend found a pooch—or if you’re looking for one—share it on Patch announcements and post it to our Facebook pages.
Our dog-loving fans and readers will keep an eye out for your pup. This offer also applies to cats, kamodo dragons and all lost pets.