Standard poodles answer call of the open fairgrounds

By: Journal staff report
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Samaritans return pooches to Auburn home A pair of Auburn dogs found their way home thanks to help from passersby. Heather Pendragon, a Canadian dog breeder, recently traveled from Vancouver to dog sit for two Standard Poodles, Axl and Raja, while their owners took a trip to Poland. Pendragon said she took the canine duo to the Gold Country Fairgrounds because she was told it was fully fenced and a good place to exercise outside of the Ashley Memorial Dog Park on Auburn Ravine Road. However the dogs took off running and Pendragon said she spent the day soliciting help from Auburn residents. She said several people she asked for help offered assistance. She eventually went home to make missing posters when she heard barking. She knocked on the downstairs tenant’s door, who confirmed they had the missing pups. “A couple of women who were driving by saw the unattended dogs over by the fairgrounds and picked them up, read their tags,” Pendragon said. Pendragon said she was thankful for the help. “I just could not believe it,” Pendragon said. “I don’t know who these people are, or how I can possibly thank them, but I wanted to tell them how incredibly grateful I am.” ~ Staff report