On Monday morning, another stray was brought to us. She was roaming a neighborhood with a collar and leash attached. (no tag and no chip!) The person who found her knocked on doors in the area all weekend - anyway she appears to be lost.
She is very well behaved and looks like a PB Basset - only she is much smaller than I would think a basset would be. Do bassets come in a smaller size??
I am hoping that someone is looking for her - I notified the local vets, the shelter and posted ads on petfinder and a local online newspaper. I have also checked the local papers to see if a "lost dog" was listed, but so far - nothing.
I will keep her for 2 weeks and if she is not claimed, I will get her vetted and find her a new home.
I am just not too familiar with basset hounds and would swear she was a pb but for the size.
Don't know about the size issue, but based on our neighbor's experience, bassetts are definitely escape artists! They are driven to follow their noses, and may wander a long way before they look up to see that they have no idea where they are.
Funny you should say that No Dog Yet - this is the second Basset in 2 months that has been brought to us after being found wandering. The other was reunited with its owner after 5 days. He was an intact male (I had a little chat with the owner about neutering!!) I know that this one is a female but I can't tell if she is spayed. I haven't had the vet check yet since I am hoping that there is an owner looking for her.
So far, we have had 6 "found" dogs and 4 have been reunited with their owners. All of the local vets and the local shelter direct people to us. We also have posters on our store window and the online ads that I mentioned earlier. We live in a small town and word of mouth has gotten most of the dogs back home. We will see if it works for this girl!
On another note, we also took in a litter of 4 kittens that were left on the vet's doorstep. At least the vet was kind enough to test them for FIV and Leukemia as well as worm them and give first vaccinations. They are all black and white and were in a TAPED box this morning. We just got a call from another vet wanting us to take more - but we had to decline! We get at least a dozen calls per week from people wanting to dump animals on us. I sound like a broken record sometimes with the SPAY & NEUTER speech. We never adopt out kittens until they are spayed or neutered. It is just never ending!!