Dog Lost Since Monday Last Seen in Burr Ridge

Mitch is a 45-pound border collie mix whose owners last caught up with him in Harvester Park.

Mitch is a border collie mix who went missing Monday and was last seen in Burr Ridge. (Photo courtesy of Szymon Karbowski)
Mitch is a border collie mix who went missing Monday and was last seen in Burr Ridge. (Photo courtesy of Szymon Karbowski)
An area resident is asking that Patch readers keep their eye out for his lost dog.

A border collie mix named Mitch slipped out of his collar during a walk and ran away from his owners in Downers Grove on Monday and was last scene in Burr Ridge's Harvester Park on Tuesday evening, his owner Szymon Karbowski said in an email to Patch.

"We have been looking everywhere for the past couple days and were unable to find him," Karbowski wrote. "He is microchipped but doesn't have a collar on."

Mitch is a 1-year-old, 40-pound pup with a black and brown coat and white paws. His owners closed in on him at one point Monday and saw him get hit by a car on Clarendon Hills Road in Willowbrook before running off again.

When he was spotted in Harvester Park, he was limping.

See the Lost Dogs Illinois post regarding Mitch above.

Mitch was adopted only a couple of weeks ago. 

"He is shy and timid but not aggressive at all," Karbowski wrote. "He just had a tough life."

If you think you've seen Mitch in the area, say where in the comment section below!

Teri D. Springer January 24, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Makes me wonder what the owners are like that the dog keeps running away from them....I've had some pretty timid dogs but the one person they would always come to, was me.
Veronica Lilliana January 24, 2014 at 03:16 PM
^Sure, but if you actually read the entire article, it stated he was newly adopted. He had already gone through an ordeal before arriving in his new home. Rehabilitating a dog from a traumatic past takes time. Don't assume unless you know the facts. It's just ignorant.
Alexandria Sepe January 24, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Regarding Teri's comment, as previously stated the dog was adopted. Meaning he had a bad home prior to this. Obviously the owners were trying to bring him into a loving safe home by adopting him. Don't accuse the owners of being anything but concerned about the return of their dog. They are asking for help and you are stating ignorant and inconsiderate comments. Since you are concerned about this dog's well being, why don't you put your snotty comments aside and help in the search to bring him home and out of the cold. He is still a puppy and injured. Don't bring the owners down even more by questioning their character.
Teri D. Springer January 24, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Wow. You people are pretty darned judgemental yourselves. Pot-kettle-black. My reason for coming back to post after reading Veronica's post was to apologize. I did, indeed miss the part where they had only adopted the dog a couple of weeks ago. Alexandria, why don't YOU stop being so snotty and get your judgemental rear out there and help? I would love to however, I am NOT driving 200 miles in this crappy weather for anyone's dog. Not after two people who live near me just lost their lives on I-94 just yesterday. I do hope they find the little guy. It's WAY too cold for him to be out there. Hopefully he has found someplace protected to hole up in.
Randal Johnson January 26, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Has anyone gotten an update? I have looked at KLM and around Burr Ridge Meadows. But nothing. We saw a coyote a few weeks ago. Just another danger for this poor dog.


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