Search for Lost Bernese Mountain Dog Continues, New Sighting Reported

Kevin Jennings of Southbury is on day 31 of his search for his 7-year-old Bernese Mountain dog, Amelia, who ran out of his house on July 16. Mr. Jennings asks that those who spot Amelia not to call out to her or approach her as she is very skittish, but to take a photo and call him at 917-767-8987. She was spotted on August 17 on the Bethlehem/Washington town line. She could have traveled to Bethlehem, Washington, Middlebury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Watertown, Morris or Oakville.

SOUTHBURY-WOODBURY — Kevin Jennings of Southbury is on day 31 of his search for his 7-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, Amelia, who ran out of his house on Mansion House Road on July 16.

Since Amelia’s escape, she was spotted in the Southbury/Woodbury area near Middle Quarter Road. 

Most recently she was seen in the Washington/Bethlehem area in the morning of August 17. That was the latest sighting.

Mr. Jennings asks that those who spot Amelia not to call out to her or approach her, as she is very skittish, but to take a photo and call him at 917-767-8987.

Amelia was frightened by an ambulance that came to the house for a medical emergency and bolted out the front door unseen. 

Mr. Jennings reports that Amelia, who is a rescue, is very gentle and shy. 

She will not come to strangers and is most probably in “survival” mode since her escape.

Since then, Mr. Jennings has conducted field searches; employed the dog rescue team, Dog Gone Recovery; used tracker dogs; trail cams; traps and drones; set up manned bacon stations to lure Amelia closer safely without interference from wild animals; posted countless fliers; posted on social media (one post has been shared more than 12,000 times) and placed an ad in the local newspaper.

Amelia is not the dog seen on recent fliers shared in social media from Woodstock, Ct.

She has been spotted in Southbury, Woodbury, Washington and Bethlehem, but could be traveling toward or in Middlebury, Oakville, Morris, Watertown, Roxbury or Bridgewater.

Those interested may help by posting more fliers in local areas, especially Bethlehem and Washington, as most were taken down by Tropical Storm Isaias, or sharing the flier on their social media accounts.

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