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Lost puppy - what to do?

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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?

SecretSquirrel193 Mon 03-Dec-12 18:04:31

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

morethanyoubargainfor Mon 03-Dec-12 18:06:49

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.

ditavonteesed Mon 03-Dec-12 18:09:56

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

morethanyoubargainfor Mon 03-Dec-12 18:10:35

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?

ditavonteesed Mon 03-Dec-12 18:10:35

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

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