The search is still on for Scooter.
My wife comes home tomorrow afternoon; Oh boy, this is going to be hard...
I did drive over to the Animal Shelter in Charlotte; man that is an immaculate facility!! I asked the ladies at the front desk about the number of the dog I came to see. We went to the kennel and it was NOT Scooter. I had a feeling it wasn't, but I had to see.
Anyway, I petted the tall skinny GSD through the cage and he was just the friendliest, calm and bright eyed teenage black/tan GSD. I asked if I could take him out and they brought him into a meeting room just for visiting with the animals there.
(You all see where this is going now). I am such a SUCKER!
They told me he was picked up at the Charlotte Airport wandering around the Air Cargo holding area. He was half starved and very, very skinny.
He only weighs 62 lbs.
The ladies said there is a special going on this month and you can adopt him for $10.00 as long as you bring us 6 cans of food, or 2 boxes of milk-bones. I brought back 6 cans of food, and brought this poor guy home. He is about 1.5 yrs. old and healthy considering what he's been through. He loves riding in my truck, loves going on walks and is semi leash trained. I'm feeding him a cup or two at a time. The vet at the animal shelter said to feed him a few times a day, but a little at a time to let his digestive system get back to normal. He was neutered as well, so he's on bed rest after his morning walks.
I'll put up some pictures once I get him cleaned up and add some weight on him. I think I'll call him Maxwell.
I am not ever giving up on finding my Scooter though; I was able to call a couple of shelters in Virginia and the people I talked to said they are 1000% sure there are no GSD's there right now. They did get the PetAmberAlert FAX yesterday and said they have it posted in the office and would let me know if they hear or see anything.
I'm going to a shelter about an hour from me tomorrow afternoon since they don't have their dogs on line for viewing.
Staying positive and focused on finding my buddy. He's out there, I just know it.