While sightings of Daisy Doodle, the missing Labradoodle dog from East Budleigh, have dried up, the pet’s owner refuses to guve up the search for her faithful friend.

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The owner of a dog who went missing while on a walk is‘desperate’ to hear if she has been spotted in the last week.

Black Labradoodle Daisy, who went missing in mid-November while on a walk, had been seen several times in and around the Budleigh Salterton area.

Despite her owner, Ali Colledge, from East Budleigh, scouring the surrounding countryside, sightings of her much-loved pet have ceased.

Daisy’s owner believes the Labradoodle could ‘gone to ground’ after becoming traumatised by earlier well-meaning attempts to capture the dog.

Family friend Jennie Marshall said: “The most important message we are desperate to communicate at this time is how anxious and nervous Daisy is by now.

“When she was seen she was already very nervous and we have been advised this will only increase the less contact she has with people.

“Daisy is probably very scared and patience - not pursuit - is key.

“If seen, rather than shout her name to her, a gentle approach talking softly is best.

“Anyone who finds Daisy will need to earn her trust before she is likely to come forward, even for food.”

The Doglost database suggests whimpering like a dog if Daisy is seen, in a bid to attract the pet’s natural empathy and curiosity.

Jennie said: “We do want to continue to thank everyone who is aware of Daisy’s plight and is on the lookout.

“It truly is a phenomenal response from the community with Daisy being a hot topic of conversation among people who previously may only have nodded at each other.

“We know that local postmen and women are looking for her and that whole families have the contact numbers in their mobile phones.

“Ali and her family are desperate for more sightings and remain optimistic she will show herself to someone somewhere soon.

Jennie added: “Please do keep looking and if you have the time to search at all please know your support is humbly and gratefully received.”

If you spot Daisy, call Ali on 07984428074 or 01395 443274, or Jennie on 01395 442445 or 07970444163.

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