A puppy was in need of a new home Tuesday after it was rescued from the middle of the San Francisco Bay the day before by a Berkeley man who commutes to San Francisco by boat and a group of windsurfers.
Adam Cohen, 55, said he and a co-worker were riding in his motorized raft, which he uses to commute to his tech startup in San Francisco’s Presidio, when they saw some windsurfers congregated near the Berkeley pier Monday afternoon.
“There were four of them and they all had their sails down,” said Lisa Grodin, Cohen’s wife. “He stopped to see if anything wrong and they had this little puppy, this sweetheart of a puppy on one of their boards. They were trying to keep her out of the water and she was found paddling in the middle of the bay.”
Cohen took the puppy, a female black Labrador mix, back to his North Berkeley home and the following morning, Grodin took her to the Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital to see if the dog had a microchip.
After several scans, vet technician Katie Corrigan determined the dog had not been tagged, but she said she felt the puppy probably belonged to someone because it was well fed, healthy and was wearing a nice dog collar.
Grodin said she and her husband might end up adopting the puppy, despite the fact they already have a dog, but they’d rather find her owner.
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