Lost puppy - what to do?

(52 Posts)
Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 16:50:07

DSD is on her way home with a stray puppy she found outside school, it's quite young apparently and has no collar. They've been knocking on doors to see if it belongs to anyone and so far no one is claiming it. I've said to bring it home if they can't find the owner.
What should I do if she comes home with it? We already have a dog (no idea how it will react to another dog coming into the house) and were not planning on another.

DreamingOfTheMaldives Mon 03-Dec-12 17:09:32

Phone your local dog warden. We did this when we found a Jack Russell puppy and they came out to us to collect it. It was about 3 hours before they could get to us though so we kept it the dining room (where we had laminate flooring, in case of accidents.) Give him some water and a few treats.

Just keep him in a separate room to your dog if you are worried about how he will react to a puppy in the house.

TwoFacedCows Mon 03-Dec-12 17:13:14

i would call the local vets. what kind of puppy?

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 17:38:38

Puppy is here now. Very young, although quite bright and seems healthy.
Would dog wardens still be available at this time of the day?
I think it's a cross breed of some kind, mostly black with a white bib and floppy ears.

TwoFacedCows Mon 03-Dec-12 17:43:18

where are you beamur?

doglost and local vets. If its really little it may have been stolen then dumped sad

Please don't call the dog warden, the poor little thing will only have 7 days in a horrid pound. Please try the vets, and animal rescue charities, one that has a no kill policy.

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 18:08:47

I'm near Hebden Bridge. I won't let it go to the pound if they do that, I asked the out of hours service what would happen to the puppy and they didn't know.

you legally have to inform the dog warden but you dont ave to hand the dog over to them. If it is lost the dog warden is probably the first place they will try so they need to know you have it.

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 18:10:02

West Yorkshire

Thank you for not letting him go to the pound, that is what will happen to him if he goes with the dog warden unless he is claimed in the next 7 days. How is he doing?

I'll ask val for you.

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 18:11:03

Ok, the dog is logged with the out of hours service and the Warden will be passed the report in the morning, in the meantime if the owners contact the Council I've said they can pass on my number.

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Mon 03-Dec-12 18:47:45

A vet will be able to check for a microchip.

issey6cats Mon 03-Dec-12 20:05:56

beamur i know its a long shot but my daughters friend had her black puppy 10 weeks old stolen out of her garden in halifax today if you pm me i can probably find out if its the same puppy apparently it was two young lads who took him

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 22:39:07

Issey - I've pm'ed you. The dog was found in Halifax.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 03-Dec-12 22:48:40

Does this story have an amazing Mumsnet happy ending? Please say yes!

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 22:58:11

I really hope so! I've been out earlier this evening so issey6cats may not still be around. I'll be checking my inbox in the morning.
I'd love to reunite this little chap with his owners.

Selks Mon 03-Dec-12 23:01:24

Beamur I live near you so if you still have the pup tomorrow I can assist with circulating it on Facebook.

issey6cats Mon 03-Dec-12 23:02:19

beamur i have just got back in sorry i have messaged you, the lady is my daughters friend so i have phoned my daughter and she will try to contact her, i have told her that you have left your phone number with the council i cant contact her myself as facebook dosent allow messages between friends of friends

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 23:03:33

Issey - I've messaged back, the Council have my landline and I've sent you my mobile.

issey6cats Mon 03-Dec-12 23:14:59

the one thats missing is called harley try that calling him

Beamur Mon 03-Dec-12 23:18:27

He's fast asleep..I've borrowed a dog crate from a neighbour and he's all snuggled up in a blanket with some toys.
Can you get your friend to ring me in the morning?

issey6cats Mon 03-Dec-12 23:21:08

have messaged her via my daughters facebook will go back in and give her your mobile number aswell thank you i dont know this lady but she is gutted to have had this happen and im sure she will be in touch in the morning

Dawnrandall11 Mon 03-Dec-12 23:29:08

As the dog got a white tip on the end if his tail I lost my puppy yesterday outside Whitehill primary school at about 10 past 3...... My dog is about 10 weeks old and is called Harley .... Could you send me a pic of the dog thanks x

Dawnrandall11 Mon 03-Dec-12 23:48:47

He also got a white chest and floppy ears he as no collar on as the kids took it off him. I hope it's my little man you've got x

hellymelly Tue 04-Dec-12 00:01:23

Hope this has a happy ending and that puppy goes home.

lifeistooshorttodrinkcheapwine Tue 04-Dec-12 00:18:19

fingers xx"d

everything crossed that this is the right puppy, that is properly heartwarming.

GobHoblin Tue 04-Dec-12 09:10:48

I'm so willing this to be a happy ending!!

issey6cats Tue 04-Dec-12 09:17:24

dawn on facebook this morning the pup is harley and shes going to pick him up this morning the lovely side of mumsnet and coincidence that i come in here, if my daughter had not come over to my house yesterday and gone on facebook i would never have known about this hows that for fate , and thank god for people like beamurs DSD who care about animals

shoutymcshoutsmum Tue 04-Dec-12 09:38:23


HoneyDragon Tue 04-Dec-12 09:43:05

Yay! smile

Beamur Tue 04-Dec-12 09:44:34

grin Harley has just gone home.

JemimaPuddle Tue 04-Dec-12 09:47:50

How lovely! smile

AlmostAChristmasHipster Tue 04-Dec-12 10:28:36

Oh, I'm so pleased - that's fantastic!! grin

QueenofNightmares Tue 04-Dec-12 10:31:26

Yay! What a happy story for a gloomy winter morning grin

issey6cats Tue 04-Dec-12 11:01:26

so glad this had a happy ending smile

Beamur Tue 04-Dec-12 11:33:54

Make sure his collar stays on in future xx

1MitchellMum Tue 04-Dec-12 11:42:56

Hope this story has a happy ending, but for this and future lost/found dogs then www.doglost.co.uk is brilliant!

1MitchellMum Tue 04-Dec-12 11:47:32

Sorry, should have read page 2 before commenting! Glad Harley is home now.

hellymelly Tue 04-Dec-12 13:31:32

Lovely! well done op, so glad Harley is home.

NaiceDude Tue 04-Dec-12 13:40:33

!!!! This is an incredible thread, puppy found to reunited in 2 pages! The power of mumsnet is awesome grin

Can we get a piccy of the reunited pup?

issey6cats Tue 04-Dec-12 17:03:57

sorry naicedude cant do a pic as he isnt mine, but he looked like a black labrador type wee pup very cute

Beamur Tue 04-Dec-12 17:14:39

Apparently he is a collie/staffie cross and I thought he looked a lot like a collie puppy - fluffy fur and floppy ears with a little white chin and bib. A real cutie!
He was great fun to have overnight, but my old dog looks hugely relieved he's gone.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 04-Dec-12 21:35:41

The Power Of Mumsnet!!

grin grin grin grin grin grin

Selks Tue 04-Dec-12 22:07:35

Good result! grin

DreamingOfTheMaldives Wed 05-Dec-12 10:45:57

What wonderful news!

LadyTurmoil Wed 05-Dec-12 16:03:41

That's amazing, great end to the story x

McFarts Wed 05-Dec-12 21:26:26

oh this is just fantastic!!

BluelightsAndSirens Wed 05-Dec-12 21:34:44

Fan bloody tactic grin

ratbagcatbag Wed 05-Dec-12 21:40:24

Yey. smile

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