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    I think you are doing the right and responsible thing in exhausting every avenue you can Zen, to ensure an owner isn't out there somewhere who loves him, too.

    I also agree that many elderly ppl don't get their dog to the vets for micr-chipping and such. They are in a different time-warp, so to speak. And this dog is certainly a breed that I could see owned by an elderly person.

    I hope for your sake no-one is found as you really do appear to have taken to him, and you also sound like a caring, wonderful person who will fill this little fellow's life with love and joy.

    All the best. I'm really sorry if it comes across to you or anyone that I am 'raining on your parade', but I just don't want you to feel that sort of pain later down the track.

    All the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    In NSW it is law that stray animals are impounded DA. It may not be want we want to do, and working in rescue I have 'been there and done that' with the horrors of our pounds.

    However, as an ethical rescuer and as a law abiding citizen I do what I must. In this case, zen has been allowed to hold the dog as I described above.

    When you deal with lost dogs, found dogs abused dogs and euthanased dogs regularly you recognise that while the law seems a bit off putting, these laws are made for a reason. As it is law that stray animals are impounded, people who lose animals understand that the ONLY way to lcoate them is to contact the local pounds unless they are lucky and the pound, or a Vet, has found a chip and contacted them first.

    I understand Tasmania is very different and perhaps that is why it isn't as important to you that the dog is impounded or the finder is offered advice and instruction from the pound.
    Yes, that is also what it was like in Qld, Anne.

    I think we live in a different time-warp down here, to be honest! LOL. I'm beginning to comprehend why mainlanders joke that Taswegians have two heads. ROFL.

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    now i just feel awful about it all.. and sad. i'm not trying to 'steal' this dog, just trying to do my best for him.

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    When I first got Millie it was two days later and she jumped my 6 foot fence to come and find me (at least that is what I like to think!) and she was rescued three suburbs away by a family, I got home two hours later and she was gone. I rang the pound and was told that someone had possibly found my dog and they gave me the ladies contact number. I rang her and went and picked up Millie. If it was to happen again I would prefer the same scenario than to have to go and pick her up from the pound. I think in my opinion you have done the right thing, the pounds know who you are and the dog you have, if there is an owner out there they will find you. If not then you may have found a lovely companion who will love you very much because you have helped him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes, that is also what it was like in Qld, Anne.

    I think we live in a different time-warp down here, to be honest! LOL. I'm beginning to comprehend why mainlanders joke that Taswegians have two heads. ROFL.

    Yeah, but you get to live in some of the most beautiful scenery on this Earth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zen View Post
    now i just feel awful about it all.. and sad. i'm not trying to 'steal' this dog, just trying to do my best for him.
    No-one is saying any such thing. Just ensure that you do the right thing by the previous owner (if there is one) and ensure you put processes in place so that if someone is looking for him, he can be found.

    You've said that the Pound advised you to hold onto him so do that and that covers the lega perspective (however loosely it is applied).

    I think you said your husband picked him up in South West Sydney?? If so, then you should contact Renbury and Blacktown Pounds as well. Let me know if you would like contact details.
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    i will do that as well then, i left the Blacktown pound, as it is so very far away from where he was found, too far.. a couple of hours drive at least. i don't even know where Renbury is, but i will look. details are online thanks...

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    Renbury is out Leppington way. They hold dogs from Bankstown, Camden, Fairfield and Liverpool councils.

    Hey, I think you're doing a good thing. You just need to make sure it is the right thing as well is all. This little dog, if he remains unclaimed, has scored himself a lovely new family by the sounds of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Yeah, but you get to live in some of the most beautiful scenery on this Earth!
    True. It is simply stunning, and wonderful to live in a place where most people still have the desire and time to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak.

    Zen, there is absolutely no need to feel bad or sad or anything else along that line.

    I feel you have done a wonderful thing in finding this little fellow and giving him a home. All I am saying is to first do everything within reason to make sure another home and owner aren't out there, who can then take away your lovely new friend.

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    Hi Zen

    Sometimes scolding a spot you want your dog to avoid works because your dog doesn't want to be scolded or near any place where it gets scolded. Mum used to spend a lot of time scolding various pot plants around the house.

    But the chastened look a dog gives sometimes is all about "I want to be your friend, I'm completely non threatening, please love me, please don't bite (hit) me (grovel)". It's nothing to do with "I remember peeing there and I'm ashamed". Dogs haven't quite got what it takes to think that much.

    Just clean up, no fuss, no scolding (scold the spot not the dog if you must). You don't want the dog to hide from you when it needs to toilet.

    As for the separation anxiety (that's what you google if you want lots of info), the trick is to not make a fuss of your dog when you leave or for five minutes after you return. I sometimes say "bye bye" to my dog to let her know I'm leaving but I don't spend five minutes sooking over her and patting her. And the first thing I do when I get home is take her out the back for a SnP and ignore her until she's done. So when you or hubby gets home, ignore the dog for a while. Take the dog outside and do some weeding in the garden or take the washing off the line or clean up dog turds to pass the time (five minutes) and then you can pat him.

    For him when you leave and return is a big deal. So you need to show him it is no big deal.

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