|Barked: Mon Apr 15, '13 12:09pm PST |
|Oh boy, the number of loose dogs I've found in this city is insane. Multiple pits and mixes thereof, a number of hounds and shih-tzu mixes as well..
And oh my, the number of times Charlie was found in his first two years of escape artistry and returned home to me. One time, he managed to get out of my backyard(and only did it because there was a dog walker going by with a dozen dogs), and she ended up seeing which yard he came out of and brought him to my front door looking thoroughly unimpressed with me, lol. I learned my lesson, invested in a good dog run and he's never escaped since, but still.
Most times when I see these loose dogs, I'm alone, or on city transit, or (was)going to work or school.
I still remember, however, when my fiance brought home a stray Pit Bull that he found on a VERY dangerous highway in the city. Two women had pulled over to try to keep the dog off the road but were too scared to go near him(he was HUGE), so my fiance pulled over, grabbed some rope from his truck bed, walked right up to this dog who was more than happy to get attention, leashed him up and brought him home. At the time, he had wanted to keep him if we couldn't find his owners and I would have been okay with it, but Charlie didn't like the dog(Charlie, for some reason, seems to have issues with Pit Bull type dogs - I think they intimidate him or scare him) and went after him. LUCKILY for us, the dog just shook it off. He was MAYBE a year old when we found him. We took him to a local Vets, no collar, no tags, no microchip, nothing. I believe he ended up with the local Pit rescue.
I DO find dogs speak their language better though when it comes to frightened dogs. Maya was excellent with that, because she wouldn't even show much interest - she'd do her own thing and let the dog come to her on their own terms.
Glad the pooch found his way home, and I, too, hope that they learned their lesson or figure out how the dog escaped so they can prevent it in the future.
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