Post # 1
My morning: While heading back to work after stopping at the bakery, I saw two yellows labs running loose down having a grand old time. I stopped and watched to see if they knew what they were doing or if they were walking with a person. No person. I decided to stop and get them. We’re not far from Main Street too. (After witnessing my dog getting hit by a car when I was a teen, I guess this is why I do this stuff.) I had leashes already in the car and brought them back into the car. Luckily they came right up to me, very friendly.
One of the dogs had an ID tag THANKFULLY! It is so much easier to find the owner than going through the pound and hoping the pound did their job. ID your pets people! We had very sad stories in my town where AC forgot about strays they found, and they were accidentally killed left with no food and water and in the sun. Or they don’t actually call the owners even if a tag is evident on the dog.
I called up owner and he’s in Puerto Rico! A friend was supposed to be watching the dogs at his house. He gives me the address I go take them there. He has no idea how they would get out, the gates were very secure.
I get there and see that the dogs busted/chewed off two slats of the wooden fence which are now laying in the sidewalk. We shimmy back into yard via the escape route. I figure I need to block this hole off now. Meanwhile owner is contacting said friend.
I find an old warped table top and three junk tires in the yard and haul it over to the hole while still holding on to the leashed labs (NOT good leash dogs by the way). Stepped in dog poop. Rolled a tire through dog poop accidentally and now dog poop is on my hand. I rigged up some structure that will hopefully keep the dogs in until the friend fixes the fence.
Now I have to get out – climb the 5′ rickety fence in poopy Dankos (could not find a gate that wasn’t already boarded up). Go back to bakery restroom to wash my hands, clean my shoes in some grass.
Finally headed to work and enjoyed my lemon scone.
Post # 3
You really went above and beyond. I hope the owner is thankful.
Post # 4
Wow, they’re not my dogs but I’m so touched by your HUGE act of kindness. You’re an amazing, thoughtful person!
Post # 5
That is awesome! I can’t imagine being the owner trying to deal with that from vacation. I’m sure he’s really thankful for you!
Post # 6
He was grateful and texted me a couple times to say thank you. I did something similar another time (except I held on to the dog for 8 hours in my car) and that couple took my H and I out to dinner! I knew who they were in the end.
I love dogs. Maybe I am making up for my long gone family pets.
My parents weren’t the most responsible dog owners while I was growing up (outside chained dogs, fed table scraps, never vaccinated/neutered). Then that one dog I witnessed being run over who ran back to the house alive. My mom did nothing and waited til the next morning to take it to the vet to be euthanized. It was just awful I could not sleep knowing that poor dog was in so much pain lying on the front lawn in the cold. Wounded messy things a young person should never see. Awful. That was 25 years ago!
That probably has something to do with how I am today.
Post # 7
Way to go for being an AWESOME person! That dog and owner are very lucky you were there! Major kudos 🙂
Post # 8
Oh my gosh you are so sweet!! My 2 year old boxer has jumped our fence a time or two, but thankfully it has been to get into the neighbor’s fenced in back yard so we haven’t had to worry about her running around town or anything, but if she ever did get loose in the neighborhood, I pray someone like you finds her! You have earned your golden star for the day, my friend!
Post # 9
You are awesome and my hero! Two years ago I was walking to the gym and noticed a tiny dog just hanging out. I approached it and picked it up, thankfully it had an ID so I was able to call the owner. The dog got loose from her apartment, got on an elevator and made it’s way past the door man and through two doors, all in about 10 minutes. The owner was going crazy trying to find him, not even thinking the dog would have been able to get outside. So I agree, even if it seems improbable the dog will get loose, THE DOG NEEDS AN ID!!!
Post # 10
You are very sweet! I hope if my dog ever got out that she would be treated the same. Kudos to you!
Post # 11
@sienna76: You are awesome. My mother was not a responsible pet owner, so I saw some awful things and it really affected me, too. <3
Post # 12
Good job so glad to hear there wonderful caring people like you 2 thumbs up!!
Post # 13
What an amazing good deed for the day! Those dogs are so lucky that you spotted them!
Post # 14
You are amazing!! I’m sure the owner is so thankful you found them!