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saved/found 2 dogs this morning
This morning was pretty exciting.
As we were leaving for our walk, a minivan pulls up next to us. The guy inside is super worried and tells us that his 2 dogs just ran off. He said one is a puppy and the other an adult and both are black labs. We confirm that his phone number is on their collars and then set off on our walk with Linus.
We went to local park that is under construction because it has a field that is mostly enclosed by fencing and not many dogs go there because of the construction.
We were practicing some off leash obedience when two black dogs suddenly appear across the field. One is puppy and the other an adult. Aha! The lost dogs. I call the adult lab while my wife tries to round up the puppy. Just as I leash up the adult both puppies take off across the field and disappear behind the fence. Oh no!!! Linus isn't listening to Here! command. So we start running with the adult lab in tow.
We round the corner and finally spot the errant puppies way across the adjacent field that is under construction. Linus looks up at me and I call Here! again. He finally breaks away from play and runs to me. Yay! Up until this point my wife is frantic as there is a big road at the far side of the field under construction. I was trying not to think too much about that road.
So now we have 3 dogs and one leash. I've lost weight recently so using my belt as a leash will not work so well as my shorts would fall to the ground. The puppies still want to play and are quite the handful as we manage them by holding on to their collars. The adult lab is pretty easy going and just hangs out watching the fracas with a grin on his face.
We find the guys phone number on the adult's collar and call him. We also learned the stray dogs names which are Audrey (puppy) and Angus (adult). A few minutes later Audrey and Angus are reunited with their owner. He was thrilled.
Then my wife and I notice just how dirty we are now. The field under construction is essentially a big mud pit that we just ran across twice. We had a good laugh and decided then and there to double the amount of Here! training that Linus is getting.
Phew! That was not the first time we have saved/found stray dogs. It does feel good to do something nice.
Anyone else save/find a dog? I'd like to hear your stories.
What a great story. Thanks for helping Angus and Audrey get home. I always think that other dogs is the the big hurdle to make it over for a really reliabl;e recall. Sounds like Linus will get over that hurdle very soon.
My husband just got his dog back that we had just about given up on, due to the kindness of people like you and your wife.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble... :)
I kind of saved a dog last night. :)
My friends and I were driving down a really busy highway when I spotted a dog to our left, it was standing on the side of the road. I had my friend pull around while I opened the door and called to it, it ignored me so I got out of the car and came at it from the left and I ended up freaking it out and it ran up the hill and into the neighborhood where it came from. I imagined the dog screaming "Stranger danger, stranger danger!" :laugh:
At least I got it away from the highway and into a big neighborhood where hopefully it lives or someone can grab him.
He was white, black and grey, looked like a Husky mix.
I forgot about my other story!
About 3 months ago, my sister and I were driving back to her place when we saw a beautiful Pitbull running down the street. We stopped the car and I called to her, she came flying into the van, wagging her tail, smiling and whimpering, she was sweet as can be, she was young and she looked like she may have been in heat. She smelled great, she must have just had a bath, she had a brand new red leather collar on and she was in excellent condition. We drove around the area for almost 2 hours looking for someone that may be looking for her. We called the police department and animal control and no one reported her missing. It was 11pm so my sister took her home for the night. The next day we called around seeing if anyone was missing her, we put on Facebook that we found a dog, no one responded, my sister took her to the Vet to see if she was microchipped and she wasn't. My sister held onto her for almost 2 weeks and I had named her "Bella." My sister couldn't keep her because my nephew had been very badly bitten in the face and scarred by a pitbull so he was scared of her. My sister ended up giving her to a co worker of hers who had lost their pitbull to cancer 6 months prior. She is spoiled rotten, she's spayed now and her name is still Bella. :)
LaRen thank you for helping Bella find her home. Sounds like she was pretty well cared for. Losing my dog is one of my big time nightmares.The dog on the edge of the road thankfully he ran from the road.He's probabl;y at home telling his buddies "OMG and then she tried to grab me so I just came home."
I have several dog saved/found stories. Here is another one.
I was walking my last dog Maddie in the local park one Summer morning. Across the park we spot a Saint Bernard running loose. We had never seen him before and no owner was in sight.
No way was I going to let this dog get hit by a car so I called to him. He comes bounding over to us with a big goofy grin on his face. Maddie barked at him a little at first but settled quickly.
I take hold of the big guys collar and learn that his name is Bandit. There is a phone number but no address on his collar. He looked in good shape and was quite friendly.
We didn't have a phone with us so we decided to take him home to make the call. But we only had one leash. So I took the leash off of Maddie and put it on Bandit. I really didn't need a leash at all for Maddie and she stuck to me like glue at all times.
We walked Bandit home. Since we didn't know if he had any house manners we put him on our screened in back porch. I stayed with him while my wife made the call. He was a really sweet dog and rolled onto his back for some belly scratches. Meanwhile, Maddie is giving us a pouty stare through the sliding glass window.
The owner was not home so Bandit hung out with us for most of the day. The owner was really glad to see him again. That made our whole week.
These are some great stories.Im loving it.
Aw yay for happy dog stories!! I love them all..
Mine aren't quite as exciting.. but I have 3 small ones.
The first was, it was storming and we had a break. When I went to take Titan outside to potty he ignored me and rant ot the front door barking his brains out in his "this isn't a human but it's alive and it's on my door step!!!!!! MOOOOOM!!!!!!" bark :p
When I looked I initially thought it was a cat, because we have plenty the roam, but when I looked closer it was a Saint Bernard puppy! So I took Titan out back, brought the puppy, Max, in. It had a collar so I called the number and no one answered. I waiting a little while, and introduced Titan to the pup.. they were fine. Ended up realizing the house was right down the road, grabbed a leash and walked the pup to his home. They were out front looking for him when I brough him up... looked like a frat house, but all the guys were thrilled to see him. Ha!
The 2nd, is almost identical... only with a bruised nose and a shorter walk. I pulled into my driveway from work one evening to find a chocolate lab just sitting in my yard. When I got out of the car, I called him to me and he came crawling... literally crawling low to the ground wagging his tail furiously! When I bent down to pet him, he got so excited he shot up and BAM head to nose.. eyes watered, probably saw stars.. bruised for about a week. Lol. Well I didn't hold it against him, he was thrilled to be touched and wiggled A LOT. Well it took me a minute, between the wwatery eyes and the wiggle butt to actually read his collar. Another house jsut down the road.. walked over and the owner was there to greet me, didn't even know he was missing, said she JUST put him in the back yard.
my 3rd and final rescue story... is short.. I was driving home.. just down the road from my house, lol. And 3 GSDs shot across the street.. jsut playing with eachother. Cars were swirving to miss and all that. I pulled over, got out and called them.. who all came boundingtoward me.. thankfully SUUPER friendly. They didn't have collars but one bounded back across the road to a certain house and they seemed to be familiar with the place so I rang the doorbell, a big party going on.. lots of guys drinking and were like "oh hey! thanks!" and shut the door in my face.. haha.. oh well at least his dogs were safe!
All was well with all 3 :) Other than those I have tried to help numerous wandering dogs, but all run scared or just bark and bark, hackles up and such, so I end up leaving them as long as they are not on a busy road, and I check back later that day.
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