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Missing Pima County Sheriff's Department K9 found safe

K9 Daemen found safe
Posted at 9:32 AM, Jun 26, 2024

Update: 8:40 p.m.
The missing Pima County Sheriff's Department K9 was found safe and sound, Wednesday evening.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department says the K9 Daemen was reunited with his unit.

On their app, PCSD shared this picture and said "Thank you Pima County for helping us locate our beloved K9 Daemen! He was safely located and reunited with his unit."

K9 Daemen found safe
"Thank you Pima County for helping us locate our beloved K9 Daemen! He was safely located and reunited with his unit," PCSD said in a release.

Original article
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has had an intense search in the Southeast side neighborhood near Houghton and Drexel and in the areas all around it—but they have not been looking for a criminal.

It was a search for one of their own working dogs:

PCSD is asking for help locating its missing K9 Daemen

This is not the face you expect to see on a law enforcement officer, but K9 Daemen is a member of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department—specially trained to sniff things out in a search.

But the young yellow Labrador has not been seen since about midnight.

He was in a neighborhood near Houghton and Drexel.

Bob Proebstel says he’s been looking for Daemen since a deputy searching the neighborhood told him about the dog disappearing.

“I posted that on my Ring network thing, and we also have in this neighborhood a really nice Facebook group chat and everything, so everyone’s been looking for the dog,” Proebstel said.

KGUN 9 viewers are also concerned: The search for Daemen has also been one of the most-viewed items on and on our Facebook page.

Across the street from Daemon’s neighborhood, , Dr. Lindsay Juhl takes care of Daemen at Civano Animal Hospital.

“Daemen is a wonderful dog, which is great for him, but that means he is very friendly and out to please people and say hi," said Juhl . "and so he is going to want to run around and try to partake in the community and the busy streets, which I think is the biggest thing for him.”

Right now, just a short time in the heat can endanger any dog, and Daemen’s been missing most of a night and a day.

Juhl says, "Dehydration, heat stroke and organ failure is a big risk for him.”

And Dr. Juhl is worried about the chance he could wander into wild land where he could tangle with wild animals.


Pima County Sheriff's Department seeks help in finding lost K9

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for help in finding Daemen.

Daemen, a yellow Labrador, was last seen on Tuesday in the area of 5500 S. White Spar Trail, according to a PCSD social media post. White Spar Trail is in a neighborhood off of South Houghton Road, south of East Irvington Road.

Anyone with any information on Daemen is asked to call 9-1-1.

Craig Smith is a reporter for KGUN 9. With more than 40 years of reporting in cities like Tampa, Houston and Austin, Craig has covered more than 40 Space Shuttle launches and covered historic hurricanes like Katrina, Ivan, Andrew and Hugo. Share your story ideas and important issues with Craig by emailing or by connecting on Facebook and Twitter.