Ok so let me preface by saying we have a large bush block that is a safe haven for mother kangaroos and baby joeys, they come here to breed, they come here to raise their young and then the giant old grandpas come here to peacefully die. This has influenced our choice of dog that we are getting - bulldog, inside dog, only outside under supervision for plays and walks etc.
So tonight I see two young kangaroos absolutely barreling across the property full flight obviously in a panic, a bit later I see a white streak of dog running around the tiny dam. We go down and catch it because we don't want it scaring away the kangaroos. It's a beautiful white Samoyed girl that we suspect belongs to our new neighbours. We walk over there but no one is home, my OH wants to just tie it up at their house and leave her, I'm not so keen 1. we aren't 100% sure she's theirs, 2. we have no idea if the neighbours are coming back tonight, tomorrow or in a week's time, 3. I don't want to tie her up in case she gets all caught up and gets injured or killed. So I walk her back to our house.
Has a collar but no ID tag and no microchip tattoo - we are already starting to curse the owners. We decide the best thing is to call the council to get her collected so at least she spends the night in a shelter with access to food and water and someone to check on her. Call the ranger he is 1 hour away.
She spends at least 15mins hard panting to calm down after her obviously long and exhausting race, isn't much interested in water, but then once she's not so tired she wants to go home and starts to cry. I sacrifice one of the toys intended for my puppy to keep her amused. That lasts about 5 mins and then she starts to cry again, tail down, stress yawning. So I spend the next 40 mins walking her around and around our backyard, using distraction therapy of the treasure chest of smells that our property must have. She's mostly well behaved, tail starts to come back up again, she marks all over the yard so now I'm freaking that she's left parvo virus all over the place for my puppy.
After a while though even this isn't working, she's stressed, tired, wants to go home. She jumps up on me a couple of times, not aggressively but definitely trying to test the boundaries, I tell her off and get her to sit for me for a few moments after each jump. We walk some more then she really starts to lose it, rolling on her back, then maddies running in a circle and starting to bark. I'm starting to get a little freaked by this time so decide she can get tied up outside and we'll just have to put up with the barking. Luckily just as I'm walking her back to the house the ranger turns up and she's bundled away.
So any advise on the best thing to do in that situation? Is there anything else I could have done?