(Closed) Stray Dog on my Porch

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Can you close him in a laundry room, screened porch, or garage or something with an old towel or blanket to curl up on?  That way he is at least inside instead of in the cold and rain but he is closed off away from your other dog.

Do you know of any no-kill shelters you can take him to?  Of maybe a lab specific rescue?  Any chance you’d be able to adopt him or is that not an option for you guys now?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you take him to your vet and see if he has a microchip?

Have you checked craigslist for lost pet ads?

Look into local labrador rescues and see if any of them can help.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KatNYC2011: Good call on the microchip!  I know our dog has one in case she ever gets lost.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I would try to find a no-kill shelter in your area to bring him to. You can also bring him to a vet to have him scanned for a microchip. Can you have animal control at least take him and try to find his owner and then after the 30 days let you know? I wouldn’t bring him in your house until he’s been vet checked including checked for fleas. Does animal control at least now have your info in case someone calls and says their yellow lab is missing? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

PS thanks for caring about him 🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You could try calling your local police station.  We had the same dog show up at our house twice one month and that’s what we did.  They helped find his owner.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with all of the pp’s. And please place him somewhere safe when you go to work. He could get hit by a car or end up falling into the hands of some sicko.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thank you for what you have done so far!

Craigslist is sketchy and he would probably be better off in the pound than that. Contact no kill shelters and any that specialize in labs. He is probably a senior/special needs case.

Take him to a vet for a microship scan and also a check up if you can affod the fee. If he is safe, perhaps you could keep him somewhere like the porch or as others metnioned a laundry room etc etc so he has a place he knows he can be safe.

Best of luck! Do you have any pics?

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I see someone else already posted before I did, but I suggest putting in a call to the local police department to see if they’ve heard of any reported lost dogs.

I’m so glad he found you.  Even just a few moments of joy and love is better than none at all. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh this is so sad! Labs are usually very friendly dogs. Is there anyway you can bring him in and put him in a seperate room/ then call your vet and see if he’s micro-chipped? I think its great you’re not bringing him to the kill shelter. Does your current dog want a sibling? 😉

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Boston Bee: If you don’t mind me asking are you in Mass?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do you have a garage he can go in? I hate seeing stray dogs, so sad! We found one once and were told to call the local radio stations as sometimes they will mention a dog has been found. Good luck, I hope you find the owners!

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