**UPDATE** I spoke to Chester County SPCA.  The dog is still there and did have a microchip….which led to a disconnected cell phone from New York.  I asked if I could come see her and maybe walk her while she is in their care, and they regretfully told me no.  The Chester County SPCA will keep her for three days.  As per the comment below, Collie Rescue of SEPA has offered to help them if they need it.  PLEASE, if you know where this dog lives, know a family who recently relocated from New York to the West Chester/Malvern area, please call the Chester County SPCA.


HI! I found a dog, or she found me this morning.  I don’t know her name, but she responded to Sweetie…probably because she is so sweet.  Found  North Chester Road (352).  She is very sweet, elderly, possibly collie/shepherd or collie/husky mix.  Either has severe hip dysplasia or was injured.  Dirty, but obviously not out that long.  No collar, no tags.

The Chester County SPCA is coming to pick her up within the hour.  Please, please, please if you know who she belongs to, please contact either East Goshen Police or the Chester County SPCA.  The Chester County SPCA will have a vet check her.

This is the kind of stuff that breaks my heart, so I would like to find her home.  Her teeth look old, but not the worst shape, but her nails need a trim.  She is very overweight.

Again, this is a sweet dog, not aggressive in the least.

Chester County SPCA can be reached at Phone Number: 610-692-6113

East Goshen Police Department can be reached at 610-692-5100.

She will be going with Chester County SPCA, because I can’t keep her.  And my instinct says she needs a vet to look at her.  Main Line Rescue doesn’t have any dogs missing meeting her description, and the same goes for all the vets I have called.

Please, if this is your dog, come forward.  I do not want this sweet girl to end her days in a shelter. She reminds me of a dog I used to have and loved very much named Mattie.

Thank you for reading, please cross-post and please, please, please call Chester County SPCA ASAP if you recognize her.


  1. Thanks for being a good citizen and taking care of her. Collie Rescue of SEPA has called the SPCA and offered help if needed.

  2. I hope she just got lost from her home and wasn’t thrown out due to her age or condition. Keep us updated on her story.

    • I will and you can call Chester County SPCA too. I did post on Patches for West Chester and Malvern and the Daily Local – but I have not heard from the local media, so maybe lost dogs do not register on radar

  3. I just wanted to let you know that the SPCA does hold for a stray period of 3 days. After which the process starts for temperament testing etc. It doesn’t mean the dog is only held for 3 days.

    • This is wonderful news. I hope that someone follows up with the SPCA in the morning to make sure that Gussie’s owner did contact them and is going to get her.

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  5. Hi…I’ll be forwarding this to a fantastic no kill shelter that I do photography for called “Finding Shelter” (www.findingshelter.org). The founder’s name is Grace and she is truly amazing.

  6. That is great news! Thank you for taking the time to make sure this sweet girl is safe and in good hands! I’m sure the owner must be so happy and relieved!

  7. Hi, did you happen to call Dr. Terry McGrath (Rocky Hill Vet Clinic) on the corner of 352 Margo Lane? He is so close to there, just thought he might know her. THis is breaking my heart. I can give them a call if not, but didn’t want to bombard them if they already know about her.

  8. OMG< I missed the post that the owner was found! Yay so happy!

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