Found a dog
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Found a dog
Well, last night we thought our neihbour got a new dog, they have a big dog, and thier was the cute little one in their yard, I thought this being strange as the little one could slip through the fence, in and out he went. Turns out he is not their dog, and is lost. My girls were going down to the store, and the dog started following them, long story short, we have it here now, and hoping to find the owner.
The girls of course love her, she is very cute, and want to keep her, ah no!. We already have a black lab, and a small male dog. Last night, the little girl woke me and dh up 6 times. I let her out 3 and he let her out 3. Needless to say I am tired out. I think she is in heat, as she sure is causing an uproar with our dogs. I am going to put an announcement over the radio today., and call the spca, see what they know. I do not want to give it to the spca, as the dog is not licienced and it would cost the owner 100.00 to get her back. Our lab is whinning at the door right now wants in, I am not sure how much I can take of this. Well it goes from bad to worse, my dog who is not fixed the little one, is "stuck" to her right now, I am freaking. Not sure what the heck to do now.
Don't do anything! You can hurt them. I had this happen to me. My little girl dog was crying, but the vet said not to do anything. It is funny now. I was throwing cold water on them & told my dh to pinch the male dog. Afew months later we had puppies.
I called my dad, and he said they will let go, but it may take some time.i also thought of the water trick, but didn't do it. I feel terrible,that my dog was not fixed. Do dogs come in heat if they are fixed? wondering if she is, dad figured that she is not fixed. Now do I tell the owner when I find them? and will I end up with a basket full of puppies on my door step? They are apart now, but hoping the damage is not done. I will have to keep her in the bedroom, so it does not happen again.. Tried to call the radio stations but it is still too early they are not open. I am just glad that my older dd, does not have a class untill the afternoon, so she can be here, untill I get home from work.ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
If she's in heat, she is not fixed.
If she was fixed, she'd probably snap at him if he tried anything with her. Looks like she'll be having puppies.
Well she is settling in, hopefully not to much, the girls are already attached to her. I told them I am going to try as hard as I can to find the owner. I called the spca, and gave them my name incase anyone called in about a lost dog, and it is on the two radio stations we have here in town. The only problem I have with keeping her is the fact she is in heat. I have the other two dogs, I thought it was ok, for my little dog to be around her, but he also has been demoted to outside, have to let them have turns, they will come in for a while and she will go into my room, so they don't feel left out. I just hope I get more sleep than I did last night.
She's probably already pregnant, if she comes out of heat within a day or two of being stuck with your dog. Hopefully you find the owners, and if you don't, do you plan on keeping her?
You know I just do not know, she is so precious, but with her not being fixed, and the costs involved in having yet another dog. We live right in the city, and we had already made our decision,that we would not get anymore dogs. I think it is a wait and see kind of a thing. I am sure the owner is right around the corner. I am hoping
I'm so glad Jasmine is fixed now! She was picked up on April 17th and we got her April 24th. On May 3rd, she was in heat, so if she hadn't been brought it when she was, she probably would be pregnant by now. Instead, we have her, managed to avoid male dogs for three weeks and now she is spayed, so we don't ever have to worry about that again.
That sounds like a stressful situation at your house!
Well problem solved!! A lady called into the spca, and they gave her my number and she came right over, she lives 7 blocks from my house. She actually turned out to be my sister's friends, sister. I have met her before.The only part I feel bad about is that she was saying she was looking for a dog to mate with her dog, and I did not have the guts to tell her that my dog already did the deed. My dog is has not been groomed in a while, I usually cut his hair, but I have requested for my birthday that he goes in and gets a shampoo and cut professionaly from dh and the girls, so I have not been cutting his hair and he is kind of shaggy right now. I know that if I told her she would want to see my dog, I was also worried that she only wanted to breed her dog with one that had papers, our dog was 200 without paper's. I am not sure what to do, what do you think? Also the fact that this dog could have mated with other's before we found her.
ROFL I probably would not of told her either! Your dog was most likely not the only one that "met" her. I am glad you found her owners.
Look, if you are careless enough to let your papered in-heat female dog get out, you have to be ready to live with the consequences, without seeking someone to blame or pay pup support. That is one of the consequences of choosing to have a fertile .
Maybe the dog got out "accidentally", but that she didn't have the dog in a kennel or cage or locked room was her choice.
This sounds harsh, I know, but I have BTDT with fertile female dogs, and never blamed anyone else for what was clearly my error.
I am glad that you found her owners. It is unfortunate that there will probably be a litter of unwanted puppies. I wish that people would just spay and nueter their pets and leave breeding to the professional breeders. So many people don't fix their pets because they want to make a few bucks off of their puppies, yet they are irresponsible and end up having unplanned litters, breed animals with history of problems, breed their female constantly...oh the list goes on. Ughhh. Sorry just a little plea for everyone to spay and nueter their pets!
I think that you should tell her what happened just in case she does have a stud lined up and doesn't stop to think that her dog probably did the deed with half the neighborhood. Some stud fees can be pretty costly.
I'm so glad Jasmine is spayed now! We ended up having to go through one heat cycle with her, but kept a very close eye on her during those three weeks. She was only rarely outside without a leash on during that time.
I'm glad she got picked up and brought into the shelter, since if she hadn't been, she would probably be pregnant by now!
She only had a few days where it looked like she was uncomfortable, but then she was as active as ever again, once that went away. Her incision looks great now and we have peace of mind.
How do you know she didn't meet another male dog on the way towards your house? Females can continue their heat through many encounters.