I was driving down the road close to where I live and I saw a dog walking right on the edge of the road coming towards me. I slowed down to check it out. It looked pretty old and it had a collar on. I pulled over and stopped. I called her over to me. She waddled over to me and I got her in the car. She was chubby and old and very, very sweet. She was some kind of terrier. She had a dog tag on with a phone number on it. I called the number from my cell phone while we sat on the side of the road in my car. A woman answered and I could tell she was older too. I asked her if she had a little black/grayish terrier dog and told her I had found her walking down the side of the road and she immediately went hysterical. She didn't even know she was missing. Long story short, she came and met me and got her dog. She was soooo thankful and she tried to give me money. I wouldn't take it and she hugged me. She kept telling me that God was going to bless me for that. Her dog had wandered far away from home and would have probably gotten hit on that road. It is a 50 mph road and cars fly down it.It made me feel so good to help someone like that!!!=)
Yes, it makes you feel wonderful! It made my day to see that poor old woman's face when she was reunited with her dog. I told her I hope that someone might do that for me if my dog was ever lost. She said that she would make a point of helping someone in the same regard if the situation ever comes up. Like a chain of events...keep it going. Like that movie Pay it Forward. (Have you seen that?)
You reunited two old friends! No pun intended lol Good for you who knows how many other cars wizzed by the poor thing scaring the heck out of it before you stopped. I did the same thing with a beautiful husky. No one answered the phone so they gave me the address (animal control) and I refused to leave it there. No water, no where to tie it up, the driveway was a total mess and I was wearing my cute little sandles (the one Aisha ate) The poor thing walked for at least 4-5 miles dragging an 8 ft steel link chain. I called them up again on their phone and left them a really nasty message, put my car in reverse and got stuck in the mud. I almost cried! Finally got out and brought it to the pound and let them know the condition it was living in. (no water in July) Come on! But at least your story sounded like she really cared and you will get a spot up you know where but not for another 80 years or so!
Yup. Goes around comes around. Good deed for the day. I like stories with a happy ending. I found a couple of dogs once. I have to admit I'm more likely to stop if it seems purebred, but if it has a collar w/ tags...and doesn't look too hard to catch. The 2 I found were galloping along the side of the road, stupid with happiness- you could tell they had just got out. I pulled over, took a chance, and opened my back car door. I yelled here!, get in here! Big dummies just jumped in. I took them for a hamburger while waiting for someone to answer at the house (played phone tag till they got off work). They told me I needed to wash the car and gave me $10. Not old ladies, these. I figured it bought the lunch their dogs and I had...I'm glad I stopped, and nothing bad happened to their dogs when they weren't home. Wouldn't that just suck? Oh, and once I found a beautiful purebred expensive red doberman wandering down the middle of a busy downtown street. He was running in front of cars that were stopping all over the place. I told my passenger, a small, timid Armenian girl(has no pets) to wait, jumped out, grabbed the dog and put it in my back seat. Hoping to god the darn thing did not bite me. My friend uneasily looked at the dog which calmly snuffled our faces from the back seat. She asked if it would bite her. With fake bravado I replied, oh THIS kind of dog NEVER bites, gosh, isn't it pretty? I was inwardly hoping it wasn't like some dobies I've known, and going to eat us then and there, most unreadable dog I've ever seen. I took it home. Never found it's owner, wished I could have kept it.
Good for you! Thats wonderfull! There are a couple old dogs that have no tags or collar. They are very old, and there owner's let them wonder. I have brought an old golden retriever back to his owner many times, and they say that they haven't seen him for two days and didn't know he got out. It's sad, and useally I treat the injuries he gets.
Good for you. Big pats on the back. I truly believe what comes around goes around. Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494 Lady the Greyhound http://www.dogster.com/?78537
Not many people will take the time to stop, check the dog out, make the phone call and then wait for the owner to pick it up. It wasn't that long ago when I found a stray dog and reunited her with the owner. They were not as greatful as this lady was. It is nice to know she was returned to someone who would have missed her dearly. The stray that I found is still running loose on occasion. The area where we found her is a high traffic area and they are doing nothing to keep her safe. It makes me angry.
gbat, I found a JRT about 9 months ago. Same story, darting in and out on a busy road. I watched it almost get hit twice. I got her in my car, had her over nite until I found the owners, bathed her, fed her, let her sleep in my bed with me and bought her a toy. One of the owners was not very happy and practically accused me of stealing her. That sucked.
I found a dog wandering down my street, put him in my grage, called the owner. When he came to get the dog he jumped all over me, and told me if I had left him alone he would have went home. Thank you very much!
Aisha: The doberman stayed with me a long time while I posted ads and checked around for an owner. He was the most beautiful dog, so calm. He always looked like he was striking a pose. This was many years ago. I did not know about microchips but was maybe before they were in use. I had a 100# stud dog and this dobie was the same size. I was worried they would get in the same room accidently, and fight. I would not have been able to stop them, they were so big and agile. I also had 2 intact brood bitches. Didn't want him to get to them. The only person I talked to that claimed he had lost the dog was a scammer...He called, said he lost the dog, when I asked if he had photos, or proof...he said oh no really it was his neighbor's dog & he was watching it. I said have neighbor call me w/ proof, he said oh, neighbor on vacation, I said have him call when he gets back. Never heard more from the guy. Months later I found someone that I liked and placed the dog w/ them.
The same thing happened to me about 6 months ago. There was a boxer and lab standing in the middle of the freeway. I almost had a heart attack. I finally got the dogs to slow down and come to me nut getting them into my car was a different story. They did have tags thought and a police officer stopped to help me but the dogs were snapping at him. I guess they didn't like men in uniform. To make a long story short, I got the dogs back to their owners and they tried to give me money but of course the good person I am refused to take it.
Have any of you found a "stray" child? I did! I was driving down a busy road one summer off to buy milk at the store where I saw this little boy walking and looking hot and tired. On this road there are not that many houses so I knew he was not just out going for a stroll. I called the police and asked what I should do? They told me to go back and aske questions which I did. Seems like his foster dad would not give the boy the window seat and told him to walk home (a 20 min car ride) so the 8 year old did. I got him in my car and went to a corner gas station where I told the police I would wait for them and got the child a coke. We waited and waited and waited. Finally the kid saw his foster moms car and I tried waving it down the boy suddenly remembered her cell # and I called and she came to get him. I would not however, release the kid until i got the okay from the police who an hour later still did not show. They said okay on the phone and then 3 hours later called me for my side of the story. Moral: Don't know?
Yeah I found a stray kid, twice. Once the neighbor behind me's kid was on the sidewalk crying. I went out to see where was dad, turned out he had been left with a sitter, who had fallen asleep. When I knocked at the door, w/ the 3 yr. old he was supposed to be watching... you can bet he stayed awake the rest of the night! Another time I found a kid 1or2 yrs. running butt naked down the sidewalk. another neighbor took the kid where he belonged, mom did not know that the baby could open the door, and so didn't know he had left. Since we are on this. Did you know that police believe serial killers lure women out of their homes using a recording of a crying child or baby. You hear this: CALL THE POLICE do not go out...I guess unless you can see the baby.
Awwww... Good for you!!! I once got 2 Dachshunds back to their owner. Since then Dachshunds are in my top 10 fastest dog breeds list :D ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
way to go wendy!! That owner must have been really pleased. "Did you know that police believe serial killers lure women out of their homes using a recording of a crying child or baby. You hear this: CALL THE POLICE do not go out...I guess unless you can see the baby. " urban myth?