Update: Collegeville Dog Found

After being missing for over a month, Draggin's owner just picked him up from the SPCA.


A five-week search effort has come an end as Draggin, the missing Collegeville dog, was picked up on Friday afternoon at the Perkiomenville SPCA by his owner.

According to owner Katie Lear, Draggin was found in a man's fenced-in back yard in Collegeville. The man then brought Draggin to the SPCA, who notified Lear.

"Bring Draggin Home" Facebook page reports that the dog has been checked out by the vet and only has a few ticks and some fleas after being on the run for five weeks.

"A few good meals and some rest and he will be just fine," the page said.

Lear plans to continue posting updates in the "Bring Draggin Home" page, she is planning a meet and greet tomorrow with Draggin at 199 Bechtel Road in Collegeville, and will hold event at the Oaks dog park later in the month.

Dozens of local volunteers joined together to help find Draggin -  by creating a Facebook page, organizing group searches, spreading flyers and more.

The search is chronicled in the posts below.


As of Jan. 2, Draggin is stilll missing but has been sighted recently.  To stay up-to-date on the search, like "Bring Draggin Home" on Facebook.


Draggin, the missing Collegeville dog, was seen four times during Saturday's search on Rt. 29 near the Peco station.

A woman also saw him at Rts. 113 and 29 and attempted to approach him, but he ran towards the trail back into the woods.

Late Sunday night, he was spotted on Trappe and Betcher Roads.


Draggin's owners are asking concerned friends and neighbors to help look for him on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

They are meeting on Hollywood Drive off of Perkiomen Road, near the entrance of the park to walk the trail.


A dog that went missing last Wednesday has still not been found, and his owner has created a Facebook page to help with the search.

"No new updates on Draggin today," the Facebook page "Bring Draggin Home" says. "We have been out and about all weekend looking and refreshing the sents for familiar smells for him. If you have any sightings please let us know. The last confirmed sighting we have of him was on Perkiomen Creek Road Thursday 12/6/12. We had a possible sighting Friday night 12/7/12 at the intersections of Old Morris Road and Old Forty Foot Road. And a possible sighting last night 12/8/12 on Cressman Road in skippack! Please help us spot him!"

The number to contact if you see Draggin is 484-534-6744.

Orginal Story:

A Collegeville dog has been missing since yesterday, and his owner is asking for help from the community.

The dog, who answers to Draggin, was lost in the Trappe area, and was seen yesterday near the Trappe Car Wash and on Knoll Drive in Trappe under the PECO lines.

Draggin's owner, Katie Lear, posted this photo on her Facebook page yesterday.

Diane Kriebel December 05, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I'm so glad that the Patch does this kind of work for their readers. Thanks so much, and I will certainly keep a watch.
Brittany Tressler (Editor) December 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
We're happy to help, Diane! Thanks for reading.
Cindy M. December 06, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I posted to my Facebook, hope they find him soon!
Dynamique` Designs Salon & Spa December 07, 2012 at 03:53 AM
I posted on my page too. Hope he finds his way home safe and sound!
Katie Lear December 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Draggin was also seen this morning on perkiomen creek road and 113. Thank you to the community and patch for all of your support. I know he will be home soon!
Diane Kriebel December 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I would hope that the SPCA's and the local police stations also have been notified, sure do hope this ends soon for Draggin and his family...I know how my heart would hurt.
Jennifer Ott December 15, 2012 at 05:00 PM
He was seen around 10am this morning (12/15) during the search. He was near the Peco Station across from PV High School on Route 29. Please keep your eyes out for him!
Diana Weir-Smith December 18, 2012 at 09:19 PM
keep your eyes peeled on 29 between Perkiomen Creek Road and 113 he is in there somehwere!
Maureen Garrett December 26, 2012 at 05:21 PM
This dog is still missing. Is it possible to move this to the front page so readers can be reminded to keep their eye for this dog?
Brittany Tressler (Editor) December 26, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Sure, I will do that right now.
Maureen Garrett December 27, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Thanks so much Brittany!
Maureen Garrett December 30, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Draggin is still missing. According to his website, someone reported that a lady was going home to home on 12/28 at The Meadows off Rt. 113 in Skippack. She found a dog small dog, and was asking if anyone knew where he lived. Someone from the Meadows later saw a flier, and believes that the dog she had was Draggin. Graggin's been missing since 12/3. If possible, can we move his picture to the top page again in case the person who may have Draggin sees his picture? We need to help this little guy find his way back home. Thanks so much!
Vic Tornetta January 02, 2013 at 08:41 PM
3:21pm. "I have Family on school house, and They are on the look out for Draggin now, wanna get a sign over there I can post on there MAIL BOX.......just want to get him home to his Mommy, it is way to cold for this little man!! "
Maureen Garrett January 04, 2013 at 01:30 AM
Draggin was spotted at 4 pm today (1/3/13 ) in a field near the corner of Bechtel and Sugarberry Road (off Rt. 113 ) in Trappe/ Collegeville. This is by the Providence Reserve Development. Please call his owner at 484-534-6744 if you see him. Thank you.
Maureen Garrett January 04, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Draggin has been gone for so long that he is extremely frightened. PLEASE DO NOT Call Him or attempt to lure him, He will run and be frightened. Just log the time & location and contact his owner.at 484-534-6744.
Cobragrl January 09, 2013 at 08:10 PM
I live in the Trappe area not far from his last sighting. I look for him every night when I walk my dog and even tote along an extra leash incase he walks up to see my dog....I hope he finds his way home soon. I can only imagine how his family feels....
Diane Kriebel January 11, 2013 at 06:12 PM
AWESOME news. That dog is surely a survivor! How did he do it for a month?
Maureen Garrett January 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Thanks to all who were keeping an eye out for this dog! So many volunteers from all over stepped up to help bring this dog home. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Perkiomenville SPCA who alerted the owner immediately upon the dog's arrival. It took a village to "Bring Draggin Home" but we did it!!
Ally Zagorski January 12, 2013 at 04:55 AM
I am SO happy to hear that Draggin is home! My daughter and I looked for him every time we went out by the Perk Trail. Yay!


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