Despite the best efforts of concerned residents and Peninsula Humane Society animal control officers, the that's been roaming the Hallmark neighborhood has evaded rescue. The dog was last seen on Club Drive in San Carlos on Sunday afternon.
The medium-sized honey-colored dog with pointy ears and a tail that curls, resembles the Asian breed, Shiba Inu, and has even be mistaken for a coyote in low light. It is gentle, but skittish and runs off whenever anyone has tried to reach out to it.
Emails and text messages were exchanged throughout the weekend between people who had seen the dog and tried to catch it, or at least corral the animal until animal control officers arrived.
One woman said the dog accepted some food from her on Friday afternoon, but ran off when she tried to lasso him with a leash. The dog has no collar or tags. It is unknown if the dog belongs to anyone in the neighborhood.