If I had lost my dog, I would immediately put an ad in the paper, put up fliers, call all the vets/shelters. Since you have tried all these places, I don't think the owners are coming back. I would wait another week or two just in case.
As far as when to call him yours, ask your A/C, i know that here in my town you have to hold them 30 days then they are legally yours. it may be different in each county or town. I would not doing anything before 3 weeks (as far as vetting him, unless he is truly ill)
I don't think there is a problem with taking him to the vet for a check up, vaccinations, heartworm test, fecal and to get him on the preventative. I wouldn't alter him until you've had him for 30 days though. How much longer do we have to wait?
Awwwwwwwww I love all 3 pics, but that Owen, he is just toooo handsome.
I agree, give it a month before you neuter him, unless there's an issue with him being intact, but I don't see any issue with getting him checked out and scanned for a microchip. Though I doubt he has one .
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
Here you go Ash, you can actually see his face now! Tomorrow is Sadies turn. Still debating on trimming Jack up... I'll have to use only scissors on him, like with Owen because out of curiosity, I turned the clippers on. Ain't going to happen.