Allen Park family seeks help finding runaway dog

Photo courtesy of Craig Dzovigian The Dzovigian family is for the return of One-Eyed Joe. The rescue dog ran away from the family after only one day in his Allen Park home. Anyone with information about Joe is asked to call 313-378-6400 or 313-600-1500.

Photo courtesy of Craig Dzovigian
The Dzovigian family is for the return of One-Eyed Joe. The rescue dog ran away from the family after only one day in his Allen Park home. Anyone with information about Joe is asked to call 313-378-6400 or 313-600-1500.

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – Craig Dzovigian is reaching out to everyone to help bring his dog, One-Eyed Joe, back to him.

The Allen Park resident had Joe only one day, after getting him Feb. 18 from Bed, Bark and Beyond in Romulus.

“He slept with me all that night,” Dzovigian said, adding that rescue workers don’t think Joe ever had a bed to sleep in before.

Dzovigian said Joe was an eleventh-hour rescue from Tennessee by the Romulus shelter. He had to have his right eye removed in January, but Dzovigian didn’t know the specifics.

“We only had him one day but are dying without him,” Dzovigian said. “I rescued him to give him a good life, and not to have him go through this trauma.”

Dzovigian had to leave for a bit on Feb. 19, and left the dog with his wife, who has multiple sclerosis. When Dzovigian got home, his wife brought Joe outside to show her husband how good Joe was on the collar – forgetting he had to be on a harness.

He said something scared Joe and he slipped his collar and ran.

Dzovigian worries because Joe is afraid of people and will run. This is Dzovigian’s eighth dog in his life. He chose to adopt One-Eyed Joe because he said the older and injured dogs are more difficult to place.

“I wanted to give him a good home,” said Dzovigian, in tears about Joe’s disappearance.

Joe was last seen in the area of Southfield Road and Outer Drive.

Anyone with information about Joe is asked to call 313-378-6400 or 313-600-1500.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)