Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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Just before Christmas, a neighbor called me to ask if Gryff was loose because there was a small white dog roaming around their driveway. Nope, Gryff was lazing on the couch. Yesterday, a different neighbor called me with the same question. We live on a street with moderate traffic, but right off a very busy road, which is where the dog was.
I picked up the dog (I think he's a Tibetan Terrier), and brought him home. He had a collar on, but no tags. He was well fed, but soaking wet, muddy and very matted. I tried to clean him up a bit. It was an interesting test because we have been thinking about getting another dog but didn't know how Gryff would react. Good news is that Gryff had a field day playing with this dog.
Not knowing what to do and having to leave for work soon, I called a shelter and they came for the dog. I told them that I would also try to find the owner, but if neither of us could find them, I'd take the dog.
I have felt horrible all day. I know the dog is safe, but the owner must be frantic. When I got home I called the shelter, but nobody has called looking for the dog. I know I did the right thing making sure this little guy doesn't get hit by a car, but he could have only been a few houses from home. Then again, perhaps it's a good lesson to the owner not to let their dog loose with no tags.
Did I do the right thing? I will put up a sign in the morning.