Poor Shih Tzus

We called the vet’s office this morning about the two stray dogs. The vet was able to verify the dogs by their colors and tags and we found out that they are shih tzus. The vet then called the # they had on file for the two dogs, and they received an answering machine. The sad thing is that the names on the machine did not match the name they had on file as the owner of the dog and they do not have any other numbers for her. The vet left a message anyways, so I have my fingers crossed that we will still find the owner even though it is now looking doubtful. Poor dogs. I know they have to be missing their real momma and that they stressed out and lonely. The vet also confirmed our options at this point, none of them too promising:

  1. Keep the dogs and hope the owner still appears to claim them. We put a sign up in our yard on Sunday morning saying we found the dogs and no one has called yet so this does not hold out a lot of hope at this point.
  2. Take the dogs to the vet’s office. They will then have Animal Control pick them up if the owner doesn’t return the message they already left for her on that machine.
  3. Call Animal Control ourselves to have the dogs picked up.

Even though I am not crazy about the dogs, they are still dogs. It breaks my heart to think of having to turn them over to Animal Control. What I may do is turn them over to Animal Control but ask that they call me if they cannot find their owner either and then maybe I could get the dogs placed with a Shih Tzu rescue program so they could be placed into a foster home with people who love the breed.

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2 Responses

  1. janis says:

    this situation is really sad. the rescue with foster people sounds the best for the dogs, doesnt it? maybe animal control could even help you work that out if the owners are not found.

  2. cindypoo says:

    i bet you could just look online for something like that in your area.

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