If you have found a dog, THINK LOST, NOT STRAY (TM)
Tips for Returning a Found Dog to the Lawful Owner
When someone calls in response to an ad and/or flyer, ask the caller’s name and telephone number and tell him/her, you’ll call back right away.
Do not offer a description of the dog, let the person inquiring describe the dog including unique identifying characteristics. (i.e. scars, tattoo, behaviors, color patterns, etc.)
Ask for Proof of Ownership ( one of the following):
· Vet records (call their vet to confirm)
· Rabies certificate or license
· Adoption papers, registration papers, transfer of ownership or bill of sale
· Photos (dated and w/family members)
Observe the meeting of the dog and person; does the dog show familiarity with person.
Meeting to return the dog; be sure to let a friend or family know where you are meeting or ask one of them to go along. Meet at your local police parking lot, your vet office or any public place in the daylight.
For more information: Recovery Tips for a Stray Dog