$5000 Reward for Lost California Golden Retriever Service Dog Quinn

Let's hope Quinn gets home soon. (Joy note -- There has been a sad end to Quinn's story. To read more please follow this link....

Joy  |  Aug 17th 2007


Let’s hope Quinn gets home soon.

(Joy note — There has been a sad end to Quinn’s story. To read more please follow this link. Please be advised this is a VERY sad ending.)

Thanks to MercuryNews.com for this article.

$5,000 reward offered for lost assistance dog
By Linda Goldston
Article Launched: 08/15/2007

A Los Gatos man is offering $5,000 for the return of his assistance dog, Quinn.

The dog, a 15-month-old golden retriever, darted off after Richard Gambord was involved in a one-car crash Sunday at the Interstate 280/880 freeway interchange in San Jose.

Gambord does not think the dog was injured but said he might have been scared and just ran off.

“I was in that interchange when I heard Quinn choking in the back of the van and the next thing I knew I was in the bushes,” said Quinn who has multiple sclerosis and requires use of a wheelchair. With Quinn’s help, Gambord is able to walk short distances.

Quinn should be easy to spot. When he was last seen, he was wearing a purple cape with the logo for Assistance Dog Institute and a rabies tag. The institute, based in Santa Rosa, starts training future assistance dogs when they’re about three weeks ago and most are ready to be placed when they’re 1 1/2 to 2 years old.

Gambord had just received the dog at the end of July.

“We hope Quinn is just scared and hiding somewhere,” said Robin Dundore, a volunteer at the Institute.

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