Missing New Canaan Puppy Is Found [PHOTOS, UPDATED]


L-R: Corbit and Jack Hellmann of New Canaan, reunited.

Update 3:30 p.m. Sunday

Jack Hellmann, Corbit’s owner, shared the following post with New Canaanite:

“Thanks to our amazing neighbors, the article in the New Canaanite, the kindness of people throughout New Canaan, and New Canaan Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm, Corbit is happily asleep at home after an afternoon pick-up at the Stamford Police Station/Animal Shelter.  Our family could not be happier or more grateful.  Our friends and neighbors mobilized and searched well into last night and at sunrise this morning, hiking trails with headlamps and walking every street in our area. Thanks to the New Canaanite article, we met a jogger at 7:00am who decided to run in our part of town just to help look for the puppy; and we met another individual at 7:30am who picked up his coffee at Starbucks and then scoured every corner of Watson-Symington— New Canaanites who we had never met before, just wanting to help.  And finally, Officer Halm saw the article in the New Canaanite and recalled that Corbit might fit the description of a small dog reported in Stamford— so despite it being her day-off, she went to the shelter to confirm her hunch. She was right and we immediately received the phone call to pick him up this afternoon.  While we would not recommend 22 hours of sleepless uncertainty while searching for a lost puppy, our appreciation for our New Canaan community is more profound than ever.  Thank you.”

Update 10:50 a.m. Sunday

UPDATE: The puppy pictured here, Corbit Hellmann of New Canaan, went missing at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2023. He’s been found. Photo courtesy of Jack Hellmann

The New Canaan puppy that went missing Saturday afternoon on the west side of town, has been found, officials say.

New Canaan Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm said Corbit was found Saturday and turned into Stamford Animal Control, where he spent the night. Halm contacted Corbit’s owners in New Canaan, she said.

NewCanaanite.com will continue to update this article with any information from the Hellmann family in New Canaan.

Update 9 a.m. Sunday

Corbit remains missing, according to Jack Hellmann. Several people have seen the puppy on Woodridge Circle, but none since 3 p.m. Saturday.

Animal Control Officer Allyson Halm said early Sunday that New Canaan Police have not yet received tips or information about Corbit’s whereabouts.

Original Article

A New Canaan family is asking for help locating their puppy, who went missing Saturday afternoon.

Corbit Hellmann of New Canaan. Photo courtesy of Jack Hellmann

Corbit, a 20-pound, reddish brown male puppy, went missing at 3 p.m. near a nature preserve on the west side of town, according to his owner, Jack Hellmann. The Watson-Symington Preserve is located near Wellesley Drive and Sherwood Lane.

Anyone with information on Corbit is asked to contact Jack Hellmann at 203-559-4918.

NewCanaanite.com will update this article with any new information.

5 thoughts on “Missing New Canaan Puppy Is Found [PHOTOS, UPDATED]

  1. It takes a village, even for a puppy 🙂 How kind of Officer Halm to help out too on her day off. What a terrific outcome!

  2. Thank you for this very happy “tail” of Corbit’s safe return home. And profuse thanks to Officer Halm, the wonderful New Canaanites who gave their time and care to search for Corbit and his family’s total dedication to finding him. Corbit’s guardian angel heard all those prayers! Now, little man, stay safe and always close to your loving home!

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