From commentor Moses2317 (aka Winning Progressive), whose dog Bard was featured here on February 14:
Saturday evening my wife and I found a stray dog in the street that didn’t have any tags. We took her in, and have tried to find her owner (posted signs in our neighborhoods, comments on various Facebook pages for local dog groups, visiting the local dog parks, etc.) to no avail. The dog has a microchip, but no one had registered it and the microchip company can only trace it back to a breeder that has gone out of business.
We can only keep the dog for another day or two, due to the fact that we have our own dog, are taking care of a father with dementia, and are going out of town in a couple of days. So, we are looking for a good home for her somewhere in Chicago or the suburbs.
The dog appears to be sweet and friendly. She’s about 20 pounds and house trained. She appears to be well taken care of, well groomed. On walks she has been friendly with babies, toddlers, men, women, and other dogs. She has also been friendly with our own dog in our own apartment.
If people are interested in taking this dog in, they can e-mail me at [email protected] We would like a reference so we can make sure we would be giving her to a good home.
It always strikes me as odd that a dog that appears well taken care of and is happy could have owners that can’t be found.
Thanks, Anne, for posting this. I’ll let folks know when/if we find a good home for the dog.
@Moses2317: Although I know a dog lover in the Chicago area, I know that he won’t be able to even think about adoption for three or four weeks. Actually I’m not sure he wants another one. Please keep us informed and if you haven’t found a home, I’ll mention it.
Sarah in Brooklyn
I’m sharing the info, hope you find someplace to put her.
Aw. Good, sweet goggies. Good luck! I’ll see if any of my Chi-town friends know of anything or anyone.
Aw. She looks so sad and cute. Is she a puggle? You mentioned a breeder, so maybe if she’s some sort of breed you can highlight that and get more interest.
Also, there may be some sort of puggle rescue scene – she looks to be very adoptable. I’m in the big scary dog rescue scene myself, so I don’t have any immediate recommendations, but can poke around a bit if you like.
The Other Chuck
Could be that the breeder registered it and the new owners didn’t update it, but I’ve gotten three cats chipped at two different vets, and I was told each time I had to get online and register the number with the company. It’s a simple task, sure, but am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the registration is not done by the vet on the spot? They have internets there too after all.