Last night Dennis and I were leaving the restaurant where we celebrated my sister in law's birthday. In the same shopping plaza there is a boarding facility, looked pretty fancy too. Anyway, we were about to leave the plaza when we saw a dog running around loose, no colar, nothing. I told Dennis to stop and he called him to us. He was an Akita mix, probably around 6 or so and very sweet. We hesitated at first because we had Arko in the truck (in his box) but we just couldn't leave him to get hit by a car so Dennis opened the door to the Suburban and he jumped right in. He smelled so good, he had just been groomed, even shaved. We thought he probably scaped from the boarding facility so we drove up there and it was closed, no phone numbers nothing. We did notice that one of the fence panels was down. But would they leave a dog loose in the backyard while they are closed???
Anyhow, we decided to call AC and they asked us to bring him to the shelter, which we did. We told them about him being near this facility and apparently the AC there used to work at this facility, she kind of hinted to us that she had a big problem with them and left.
He was microchipped, but the chip was not register.
It is so important to register chips, some people think that just because the chip is in the dog, that it is all they need to do.
I sure hope he gets reclaimed, he was such a sweety. We were so glad we stopped and got him and so proud of our Arko who behaved so well with a strange unneutered male dog loose in the truck.
We will probably call the shelter in a few days and see if he was reclaimed or not. *crossing fingers*