Jump to content

Any Dog People Can Help?
2 old doggies and their adventure to Pooks-land.


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#1 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

Long story short, I have two lovely little lost doggies in my backyard. Waiting for a ranger to come get them, God only knows how long for. I've got a bowl of water out for them, anything else I could do? One seems quite old and shuffle-y.

Also I think I love them.

Will reward help with photos.

#2 casime

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

They'll probably be fine, good for you for getting them off the street.  Hope they are microchipped!

#3 beaglebaby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

As long as they have water and shade they should be happy, of course if you had some other little tidbits they'd probably fall in love with you and never want to leave!  I hope they have tags or microchips so they can be reunited with their people quickly.

Do I get pics now???

#4 Leggy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

Water and shade for now will probably keep them fine. Perhaps take a pic of them while they're with you to make up a "Found" poster to put around the place.

QUOTE
Also I think I love them.


Let the ranger know - perhaps you'll get dibs on adopting them if their owner doesn't turn up  biggrin.gif  Good on you for taking the time to look after them.

#5 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

My feeling is that they are very loved family pets so I'm hoping they are microchipped. One is the very scruffy leader and the other is like a little old fat man corgie following along.

I was in a hurry to go somewhere and then I almost ran over little fat man. Le sigh.

It's so entertaining just watching them waddle about.

#6 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

What a lovely thing to do - water and shade is really good and liver treats if you have them on hand - but unlikely if you dont have a dog currently.  Now we want pics!

#7 Paddlepop

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Depending on your weather, somewhere cool and shady for the dogs to lie, or somewhere warm and protected. Put down some old towels or blankets or something soft for the dogs to lie on. The old dog will probably greatly appreciate that.

Give them lots of pats and ear scratches if they want them.

Maybe a tennis ball or something squeaky to play with?

I hope that they can be reunited with their owners soon.

#8 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

...and I proudly present Fluffy and the Fat Man.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/e...906bdddfd7a.jpg

#9 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Awww - they are both adorable!! wub.gif

#10 Z-girls rock

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

awww too cute!!



was going to say if you have an old beach towel or two for them to lay on. My dog is a weirdo and only really likes laying on 'rugs' so if they will be there for a while maybe put something down so they know where to lay down.

they are adorbs.

#11 beaglebaby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm sure someone is missing them - very cute.

#12 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

The are just gorgeous, both are quite stressed, the scruffy one just walks around anxiously and the fat man follows him even though he looks exhausted.

Just got off the phone to the ranger, I have asked him to come soon as I'm a little worried about fat man.

#13 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

I've put down blankets, given them a big cuddle and told them they are good dogs, now I'm giving them space. No treats here sadly.

Thanks for the help guys I've no experience with dogs.

#14 bright*future

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

If they're getting a bit stressed then definitely water & shade, and some nice calming pats and chats will help to keep them calm until the ranger gets there.

#15 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Thanks to all who replied, they are microchipped so fingers crossed for a good outcome. I was enjoying those doggy cuddles.

Oh, and fat man is a girl. Whoops.

#16 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I was going to say - DON'T CALL A RANGER!!!

But see that it is too late.

Strong winds (ie 120km/hr type gusts) blew our gate open a few months back and a kind lady took our dog into her yard and called the ranger.

They ended up giving her the address and she brought him back to us. They were only a couple of streets over.

I got a lovely $230 fine from the Ranger for the dog being 'out' even though he was technically in someone's yard.

You are much better off taking a dog to a VET to scan them than calling a ranger.

Anytime we find a stray we go to our local VET.

#17 robot sm

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Rangers do sometimes waive the fees if you have a good reason why your dogs got loose; my parents dogs got out when they moved house and the gate wasn't secure enough, and the ranger waived the fine for them.

#18 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

So, you're saying not to call the ranger because then the owner may get fined?

I'm actually fine with them getting fined. One dog was very nearly killed by me hitting it, which would have damaged my car and left me an emotional nutcase. Both were at high risk of being killed.

In order to prevent them from coming to harm, I have had to reschedule a much needed medical appointment, then sit at home and wait for a ranger to come and get them. The council has had to use resources in organizing their rescue then collecting them. They are not registered with the local council, so now the local pound will be using resources on trying to locate the owner and housing them. And... There is doggy turd in my backyard biggrin.gif

It seems right to me that they get fined, actually.

Not to mention, I didn't have the ability to get them safely to a vet. As it was, I had to put them in my boot and drive under 20k/h with my hazard lights on to get them the 3 blocks to my place. Why the hell should I waste my personal time and resources to transport them to a vet, when the council provides the ranger service. They could have shat in my car, for instance. Not to mention trying to wrangle them from the vet car park into the vet with my baby and no lead or doggy.... Stuff.

#19 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

Despite my best efforts to contain my dog, he has been able to get out on a couple of occasions ie that time during the high winds and once or twice when he slipped past the kids as they were coming in the gate, once also during severe storms (he HATES thunder).

Does not make me a irresponsible dog owner and deserving of a $230 fine.

Being a dog owner and having had issues with being fined in the past, I just know that if I am going to pick up a stray, I would NEVER call the Ranger. I would rather house them in my yard until I can get them to the Vet or keep and look after them while I get signs up and ask around etc. or let them on their merry way home.

Local Councils and rangers take very poor care of animals IMO. They are more concerned with fines than animal welfare.

Pity the owners didn't have them registered - I agree that is poor form and will cost them even more money now.

Funny story: a couple of years back I picked up a 'stray' dog after dance class and took it home until I could find it's owner (had a tag on it's collar with a phone number).

Tried with no luck in calling the number until finally the person called back about 6 hours later after which time we were in bed asleep so I missed the call.

The next morning when I went to show DD the dog I'd found, we discovered it had dug a hole under the fence and escaped. The owner was none too pleased to have her dog missing two suburbs away.

In the end all was good, someone else picked up the dog and delivered it back to it's owner.

And I found out I had basically picked up the dog two houses away from where it lived.

I think twice about picking up dogs these days.

DH has picked up numerous dogs on the freeway and taken them to Vet's to find the owners. He is always happy to get them home safe. He feels it is good karma to look after other people's dogs and get them home safe.



#20 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

Owner has been reunited with the dogs, and is absolutely thrilled to pay the fines and have them safe.

PP, keeping them here would have been wrong, I had no dog food and they needed assessment by a vet which I couldn't arrange for them. I didn't say a dog escaping = irresponsible pet owner. I just think its fair the owner be fined as it costs time and money to reunite the dogs. I think your attitude is callous.

#21 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Why is my attitude callous?  unsure.gif



#22 la di dah

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (boatiebabe @ 06/12/2012, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Despite my best efforts to contain my dog, he has been able to get out on a couple of occasions ie that time during the high winds and once or twice when he slipped past the kids as they were coming in the gate, once also during severe storms (he HATES thunder).

Does not make me a irresponsible dog owner and deserving of a $230 fine.


Why not? If the winds were so high a reasonably sturdy gate couldn't stay shut, what were they doing outside unsupervised? Why were they out in a storm, especially if they hate storms? I don't get it.

I'm not saying it's like proof you're an awful person or any such thing, but if your fences are kinda crappy or your kids let the dog out, that is your responsibility. Unless a burglar or something is involved, avoiding the fine is lucky, getting the fine sucks but isn't undeserved?

Honestly, in my case where I picked up a dog locally (running across a four lane highway and major intersection) I DID take it to a Vet, but the Vet called the council. I tried. But I don't think I'm the bad guy even if they get fined? I just hope they bailed their dog out.

#23 fionah

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Many vets refuse to handle strays. One vet I know has a handling charge if a person wants to leave a stray there.

If you can safely contain the dog, then call the ranger. If the animal is injured, then I understand taking the animal to the vet.

Fi

#24 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

WTF? I've had this particular dog for 7 years now. I don't think a couple of accidental escapes in that time are cause for giving me a verbal whipping?

We replaced the gate latch immediately. And I'm sorry but sometimes we are not home when there is a storm? And I was with my children when the dog slipped out the gate?

I'm just sayin' that if you find a dog, the best course of action (for the dog and owner) is not always calling the Ranger.

If possible get it to your local Vet.

Most dog owners I know are responsible people and really do not deserve to get a fine.

Don't know why that makes me callous as the OP said or irresponsible as ladidah implied?

#25 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I think your attitude that you should take a course of action best for the owner (in terms of avoiding the fine) instead of what is best for the animal (hello, dog that dug out overnight) is callous.

I just rang the closest vet (half an hour away) out of sheer curiousity and the ranger comes at the end of the business day and takes the strays to the pound (and hour away). So big help that would have been.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.