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The things you find at Costco....

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The things you find at Costco....

Post by LCW » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:50 pm

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:D He was just sitting in the rain by the carts when I pulled up. He was all dirty and soaked to the bones and just looked so pitifull!! So what else could I do but scoop him up?? I walked around the parking lot (that was fun with a heavy puppy and an umbrella in pouring rain, ) trying to see if maybe he had gotten out of a car or something but no luck. I had my dog, Lila, with me as I was running errands and usually will take her along but luckily I had a cat crate in the back, which the puppy barely fit in.

I gave him a bath and I must say, he cleans up very nicely!! He had some gunky stinky yeasty ears though. I cleaned them out and put some ear powder in them and they smell fine now. I took him to animal control right after I found him and they scanned him for a chip but found nothing. I really think that someone is missing this dog as he seems healthy, is fat as a bug, and is very well behaved for such a young puppy. He knows "sit" but that's all as far as I can tell. He's not potty trained though. I have no idea what food he was on and I have no dog food in the house as I feed raw. I gave him some chicken with a tiny bit of organ meat and some rib bones. He chowed it down like he'd been eating it all along!!

From his teeth he looks to be between 3-4 months old but this guy is a little tank!! He weighs 25 lbs!! He looks exactly like a minitature version of Ceasar Milan's "Daddy". Right now he's pretty much velcro puppy and he is just a little sweetheart. I'm goona put a "found" ad in the local papers and see what happens. My fiance loves him and keeps asking me if we're goona keep him, lol! I never expected that!! Lila has DA issues but she loves puppies and was extremely good with him last night. This morning she did growl at him when she was guarding a resource..me! So I gave a firm "eh eh" and then gave both of them treats while they were very close to me so they'd associate both of them being near me with good things. Afterwards she was back to being very interested and friendly towards him. But I will have to watch her closely, that's for sure!

Here are a couple more pics! I'll take some more tonight!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:59 pm

What a sweet little guy! Glad you found him!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed February 18th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Aww sweet little pup-pup! If you cannot find his owners, hope you will keep him!

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Post by Misfit » Wed February 18th, 2009, 8:08 pm

I think he found her :)

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Post by LCW » Wed February 18th, 2009, 9:22 pm

He's so cute!! I want him so bad. I'm secretly hoping no one claims him. But I really do think he's someone's pet. He's definitely not a stray..or at least he hasn't been for long! What I love about him is he's very confident and hardly anything phases him. I banged two pots together to see his reaction to being startled and he stopped for a second and then came over to investigate. The vaccum was a little scary at first but after a few minutes he was eating out of my hand right next to it. I really wanted a confident pup next time around as a fearful dog can lead to so many problems. He's just so perfect! Any my fiance looves him!! Although I was looking to get a Presa Canario not a Pit Bull but you know what they say about the best laid plans!! First off though we have to see if anyone claims him. I know I'd be beside myself if someone found Lila and just decided to keep her...fat chance of that happening though knowing my little Miss Contrary, lol!
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Post by chuck » Wed February 18th, 2009, 9:51 pm

God Bless folks like you who rescue lost dogs.....Good Luck and keep us informed....
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Post by michellemoran » Wed February 18th, 2009, 9:56 pm

Ohhhh my gosh.... SO cute.
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Post by MrsMorland » Wed February 18th, 2009, 10:59 pm

What a cutie!

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Post by EC2 » Wed February 18th, 2009, 11:19 pm

Sometimes perhaps things are meant to be?
Great pics! Keep us informed...
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Post by cw gortner » Wed February 18th, 2009, 11:37 pm

Adorable. He looks as if he has a Sharpai mix in him. They're known as a breed that by and large is very unfazed. I'd have scooped him up to.

He might not be anyone's pet anymore; those yeasty ears is a tip-off. Lately, with the foreclosure crisis, people are dumping pets they can't afford to care for anymore in areas where they think they'll get found by other people. Like parks, parking lots, etc. Just last week, my friends and I who walk our dogs in the park rescued three dumped dogs on separate occasions: all had collars without ID, were well-fed and friendly, but had some skin issues, and all were utterly bewildered. They've been at Animal Care and Control for over four days now and no one has claimed them. The staff there told me, it's happening more and more. Two of the dogs will go to the SPCA for adoption, as they passed temperament tests; the other's fate is unclear. They were all pit bulls, young, too. One was super-cute with big brown splotches around his eyes.

Very sad. I wonder why people think dumping them in a parking lot or park is better than taking them to the local shelter? I think they're afraid the dog will be euthanized but they're far more likely to get killed wandering around the streets on their own.
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