I was told by my dad just then that he saw a "dog that guides blind people" (so I'm assuming a lab or golden retriever, but not like breed matters here) wondering a street about 5 minutes drive from my house. When he opened the door to get out, the dog came running towards sniffing our car. Milo was in the car at the time, and my dad thinks the dog smelt Milo. He said it looked like a puppy. Anyway, my dad was going to call me to ask me what I would do, but he got a new phone and doesn't know how to use it yet. He feared that if he let Milo out to walk, there could possibly be a dog fight and he won't be able to handle it. He thought of taking the dog home (I assume to drop it off at the vet/pound/RSPCA next morning), but he said the dog was "too big" for our little yaris, and Milo would most likely want to play in the car with the other dog - making it dangerous to drive. So he decided to just leave the dog and drive back home.
I don't think the council or RSPCA or any vet would come and collect the dog at this hour...
My question is.. what would you do in this instance?
Drop Milo off at home then go back out and collect the stray?
Is it safe for my family and Milo to bring in a stray for the night that I have no idea how it would react to things? Especially when I don't have the equipment to isolate the dog in a safe area outside (can't expect it to behave well in a new environment with lots of pots and plants).
How should I 'save' this dog if the rest of the family does not approve of this action? I thought about calling the council, but their lines aren't open after working hours.
Now that I know of the stray, I feel like I should do something. But my family will surely refuse to take in a stray for the night. They think I stick my nose into too many things and make it my business when it comes to dogs!
Even if I don't take action for this dog, I'd like to know what's most appropriate thing to do when I come across a stray in the future.