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Dog help!!

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Dog help!!
By Conni on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 02:09 pm:

OK, like an idiot I made an emotional decision about an animal yesterday and now I am paying for it big time. lol I was at my sons school which sits off a high traffic 5 lane road. BTW- I recently saw a large breed dog (looked just like lassie) get ran over on this road. It took me 2 days to get over what I saw and stop crying. So as soon as I saw this dog running around I thought it might get hit too if it went out onto the busy road. Well, I called my dh and said 'What do I do with him?' I dont want him to get hit and I dont want to turn him in and the owners get fined. Well, dh was in the middle of a class and blurts out quickly without thinking 'Take him home and put him in our backyard until we find the owner' ... OK, this dog has been such a pain in the rear!!! I have 3 lab's already. This dog is a gorgeous black lab. He has a collar and no tag- it is obvious he has been cared for and is someones pet tho. His coat is shiny and he acts and looks healthy. He is not neutered and neither is my female yellow lab spayed. She just came out of heat 2-3 weeks ago and this dog has been all over her. I asked dh this morning if he thinks I should just take the yellow lab in and have her fixed possibly this week just in case this dog gets her pregnant. Ugh we dont need puppies. All 4 dogs are barking and biccering constantly. I think this is one of the dumbest things I have ever done. LOL I want the dog to go away. I talked to the director at the school and she said probably if I dropped it off at the school it would find its way home. LOL She cracks me up. I would feel bad if it didnt find its way home, or if he gets hit by a car trying to find his way home. :( But he cannot stay here another night. We were up 3 times last night seperating dogs. We finally had to put this dog in a big kennel on our driveway so it would leave all of our dogs alone.

I called animal ctl and they took my info in case the owner calls looking for him. Apparently they have not called yet. argh

I cannot believe I actually brought him home. argh I bet he was just wandering around and was not far from his home. But I flipped out about him ppossibly getting ran over. *blushing* What would you do with him? He has to go soon, he is really getting on my nerves!!

By Cat on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 02:18 pm:

Did you have him checked for a micro chip or tattoo? Sorry he's a pitb, but you crack me up! You big softy. Maybe put a found notice up at the school with his picture. Good luck. :)

By Tripletmom on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 02:34 pm:

My DH and I found a black lab at our old house about a year ago.We brought him in.We already have a lab/shepperd.He was 4mths old and a cutie.I posted signs at variety stores and the newspaper let me put a free add in lost/found.I made a profile on the SPCA for him.We got a call 4 days later from the owners,they saw my sign at the variety store,I was glad it worked out that way,we didnt want anyone to have to pay either.If they didnt get him I was keeping him.

By Karen~moderator on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 02:42 pm:

Conni, that sounds pretty similar to what we went through with a chocolate lab a few months ago. Same thing - wandering around, collar, no tags, healthy, obviously cared for and someone's pet - brought it home, then brought it to my Vet. After 3 days and an enlightening conversation with Shellyg, we decided to adopt it. Puff! Suddenly, 5 days after the dog appeared at my house, the owner shows up to claim it at the Vet.

My dog was *fighting* with this other dog - or so I thought. I quickly learned more about this from Shelly (Thanks Shelly! When I *do* decide to adopt another dog, your insight and info will come in handy!).

The heartbreaking thing for us was, we had decided this dog was going to be part of our family and then it was claimed. :-(

I, like you, would be VERY hesitant to just turn it loose again, because I'd worry too much about it getting hit. I can't stand the thought of that! Worse scenario - keep it kenneled away from your dogs, see if it's microchipped by chance, maybe run an ad in the paper......I'd try to find the owner if you don't want to keep it, rather than just let it run loose.

By Conni on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 03:35 pm:

YEAH!!! The owner showed up at the pound looking for it about an hour ago and they called me. I just got home from delivering their dog. She was one happy lady. And, ahem, I know dh will be happy to sleep thru night tonight. :) My backyard is quiet and peaceful again. phew!

Thanks ladies!

By Jewlz on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 07:50 pm:

isnt it wonderful to reunite the family with thier beloved pet? congrats to ya and tho its hard to deal with u had peace of mind in what u did. I would have done the same thing btw. lol

By Cocoabutter on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 08:02 pm:

I definitely wouldn't have kept the dog if he wasn't getting along with you other ones. It's wonderful that the owners found him when they did.

I am amazed at how many people don't license their dogs. It is, like, THE LAW, isn't it??? (yes, massive amounts of sarcasm here!) At least it is in my county. I mean, why take the chance on a lawsuit? If you have an unlicensed dog that bites somebody, you are totally liable.

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:26 pm:

We have to get our dog to the vet, get our proof of rabies and then she will get this year's license.

She is also microchipped and usually has on her collar and tags.

I'm glad her family found her!

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