Found then lost :(

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  1. Labyrinth

    Labyrinth New Member

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    I found a very sweet corgi mix running around my neighborhood. She was a little wary, but warmed up to me quickly. No collar/tags so I drove her to my vet to be scanned, but no chip either :(

    It would have been very inconvenient to keep her at home, so they suggested I take her to the Animal Defense League (no kill shelter). So I drive her over there, and they don't accept animals on the weekend because they don't have a vet there. So at that point I decide I'm just going to take her home and keep her in the backyard for the night, and walk the neighborhood with her tomorrow to see if anyone recognized her. I put her in the yard and went inside to rest for a few minutes, then grabbed my camera to take pictures and some food/water for her. I got into my yard and she was gone. I must not have latched the gate properly because she somehow got it open. I walked up and down the street looking for her but she was nowhere to be seen. I went ahead and posted about her on Craigslist in hopes that someone is looking for her to at least give them a clue as to her whereabouts, but I feel just awful for not making sure the gate was secure. She seemed reasonably well cared for, although she had a growth on one of her toes and she was not spayed. Such a sweet friendly dog, I really hope she found her way home instead of out onto a busy street :(
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I am so sorry. THat is very much like what Pepper did. You can't help but worry.
    Hope the corgi found her way home.
     
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    Same here with a lovely white cat last week .... I was hoping he would stick around to round up my mice ! Sigh , she was gone in the morning ,
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    As quickly as she got out of her yard, that's probably what she did for her owners! Hopefully they were out looking for her and she got home safe ...
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Do you have LOst DOg REgistry? I always call them first. Even if the dog gets away it gives a recent location. LDR is in our phone book, not an online thing.
     
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    Still no sign of her. I'll be kicking myself for a few days for not making sure the gate was latched all the way, since it was raining and I just wanted to get inside. Hopefully she got home, or barring that maybe someone else took her in. She is very friendly with just a little coaxing. I'd never heard of the lost dog registry, but I googled it and it directed me to a website called fidofinder.com so I put her info up there in addition to the ad I posted on craigslist. Not much else I can really do since she's not here anymore, but it's good to have the extra info around in case I run across another stray in need of help.
     
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    Oh I do hope she got back to her people safely :(

    I'm sending *get home corgi* vibes just in case :D
     

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