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    Default I Found a Pup Today

    Just walking down the street. She was a Maltese x ****zu and 4.5 months old. She had a collar on so i took her to the closest house and asked if the lady knew where the pup was from and she said that she lives across the road and that she had saved the pup last week (fairly major road!) from being run over. So i took her over and the owner, a man named Biky, he didnt know she was even missing. We got chatting and i mentioned that i was going to the park with my dog and he pretty much threw the dog at me asking me to take her with me!!! I was so shocked by this! I took the dog, she got along very well with Boss, while he wasn't trying to stand on her!
    But the thing that REALLY got me was, when i went to drop her back home he was sitting in his car about to leave! Ummm what about your dog Mr!!!

    Now im so worried about this dog! If she has gotten out twice in the last week and he was so happy to palm her off to me a complete stranger so quick! Maybe she is not wanted? Im not really a small dog person, but would rescue any dog being faced with being run over as the alternative!!!

    What would you of done in my situation?

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    I'd be tempted to say "sorry your dog ran away at the park" but the scared neighbor in me says I would just keep a very close eye on the place from now on and if you see the puppy out again don't return it to them, take it straight to a rescue.

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    If the dog gets out again im thinking just i'll keep it! I know thats so the wrong thing to do, but i would seriously hate for her to get run over!!!
    I have told my mum about her, and she will keep her eyes open, but i dont go down there very often. Its about 15 minutes drive away. But ill be going past as often as i can!!!

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    Is the dog registered?

    Maybe it needs re-homing? Why has this bloke got this dog if he clearly doesn't want it? Is it really his dog and maybe his daughter's or gf's instead?

    I am inclined to punish people like this in the hip pocket by reporting them to council. It depends what I think is in the best interest of the dog - ie a chance of a new home or being PTS might be better than playing in the traffic and suffering neglect.

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    In my shire you dont have to register a dog till 5 or 6 months of age.
    I know what you mean about if he should own a dog! I think i will drop by one day unannounced and check on the dog. We walk at the park near by often, so i really dont mind taking her. At least if i am waking her often he may say one day "keep her" if he doesn't want her.
    He had her from 1 month, i thought that was so so sad! Everything that this guy was saying was ringing alarm bells..... Oh now i wish i had just taken her to a rescue place... or home!

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    With that attitude, I would keep checking and then take the wee thing home where it would be loved. He probably wont even care that it is gone.

    I used to agree with the "not a small dog person" thing til I got my little midget and now, I will never be able to be without a tiny dog. She is just hilarious and is almost more "dog" than our much larger dog LOL. Plus, it's comfy to have her snuggling on your lap...not so much with the big dog LOL

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    You shouldn't take her, as much as you may want too. As Hyac said, it might be his daughters or girlfriends.
    I would take it to the vet next time, and act like you have no idea who her owner is. From there she will either end up back with him, or at a shelter. You can the always ask the owner 'if she's for sale' and if you really are that attatched, adopt her.
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    I don't agree with keeping her, unless you ask them.
    We had a little Lab puppy turn up on our doorstep after a very windy night. No collar, no tags, no microchip.
    It was very tempting to just keep him, but instead we housed him for the night and took him to the RSPCA first thing in the morning.
    As we were standing at the counter waiting for them to get the forms a lady came rushing up screaming "LABBIE!!!!" It was her dog and she was very upset that he was missing.

    I know the owner in your case doesn't seem to care but having to pay money to get the dog out of the pound or just the realization that the dog can in fact be taken from them might be a kick in the pants.

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    What the others said. If he does say you can have the dog, get it in writing with the dog's old address, description of the dog, where they got it from, dates, times, amounts. If you pay a token $5 and get that included as paid on the "sales docket" ie the note from them saying you can have her - that will make it harder for them to change their minds and reclaim her later as they sold her to you and there is no ambiguity about it. And it will make it easier for you to transfer registration (if there is any).

    I'd really want to find out why he has the dog (ie the female friend/rellie angle).

    Our council wants all dogs and cats registered after about 3 weeks of residing in that council area. Ie if you dog sit for a friend who goes on a month's holiday - their dog is supposed to be registered - for a full 12 months - in your council area. Nuts.

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    Go with your heart, when it comes to sentient beings stuff the law

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