> You sound like me. For 3 months in a row I found a dog loose in town,
> pulled over got them on a leash and into my car. In the one case I found
> the owner immediately. The other two had to camp out the night in the
> ba***t till I could call the County Courthouse and see who the dog tags
> were registered to then Mike took them home the next
> Mike wasn't none to happy at first about me bringing home loose dogs but
> he's getting used to it by now.
> > so what do you do when you see a dog trotting down a busy rural highway?
> > sometimes i drive on by. maybe i'm busy, or i know the dog's people let
> > roam. maybe it's dark or there's no place to stop.
> > today i stopped. she immediately ran over to me and jumped into the car
> > (right over my lap). her name is Lily. she's a big fluffy white dog,
> > a kuvasz mix. a very sweet girl. she had her name and address on her ID
> > tag. i drove a mile down the highway and found her house. the gate was
> > cracked open. i drove her up to the house and let her out. she
> > ran into the garage. i didn't bother to knock on the door, there were no
> > cars home, i just left, and shut the gate on the way out.
> > i hope they don't mind, i hated to see her running around out in the rain.
> > cars were honking and swerving around her, and she was so sweet and happy
> > see a person...
> > so what do you do?
> > -kelly
For me, this has been one of the toughest things to deal with about
living in the country (I was raised in the city, but have spent most of
the last ten years well outside of city limits). Most of the stray dogs
that I see aren't lost, they are dumped - one of the giveaways is the
collar line without the collar. Plus, I currently live on a dead end
road 2 1/2 miles long with another mile or so to a major highway -
strays don't usually get here by accident.. And they are usually run
over or shot within a couple of weeks. Last week, it was a Pit and a
Pit mix. Yes, I feel guilty . . . haven't seen them in the last few
Don't get me wrong, I have rescued my share of lost dogs, I guess that I
am just getting jaded.