I Found a Dog, Now What ?

What do I do if I find a stray dog?

  • First you must contact the local Shelter.  The shelter is the first place a distraught owner will contact to find a lost pet.  Make sure you don’t inadvertently break the law and keep or rehome a dog without notifying the local Shelter.
  • Look for ID or rabies tags.
  • Take the dog to the vet to scan for a micro-chip.
  • Put out signs and use social media to get the word out.  There are lots of neighborhood sites dedicated to lost/found pets.
  • Returning an animal to its owner is always the priority.