$1,000 offered for return of missing dog

Patches Courtesy Roxanne Ullman

The search continues for Patches, a 4-year-old dog who escaped from a Sacramento pet day care and boarding facility more than a week ago.

Owner Roxanne Ullman of Fairfield said Monday that she had been to Sacramento three times in the past week to look for the male Jack Russell terrier mix, but had not found him.

Patches escaped Oct. 21 from a fenced outdoor play area at Sacramento Pet Resort and Spa at 6083 Power Inn Road. Shauna Verkade, a co-owner of the business, said Patches slipped through a gap in a chain-link fence while staff members were breaking up a fight between two other dogs.

After learning of a possible sighting in the Oak Park area, Ullman said she searched the neighborhood but noted that it was raining at the time and Patches likely would have sought shelter.

Ullman said she has received numerous phone calls about the dog and appreciates the public’s concern.

Patches has a microchip, and at the time he escaped, he was wearing two collars for identification, one from the Sacramento Pet Resort and Spa. Anyone who finds the dog can call Ullman at 818-390-4577.

Sacramento Pet Resort and Spa is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for Patches’ return.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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