Lost Little Puppy. Should He Be Taken To Shelter?

The blanket she got for him and some food.
The blanket she got for him and some food. | Source
Daughter's house
Daughter's house | Source
Little dog when she first found him on porch.
Little dog when she first found him on porch. | Source

This is a story that happened to my daughter, a few days ago this lost pup ended up on her porch. He was so little and cute. If she had not been able to find his family should she take him to a shelter? The shelter in her area is a kill shelter. What would you do?

It was three this morning my daughter heard a terrible crying on her front porch. Her bedroom is in the back of the house and the crying was coming from the front of the house. When she went to the door and opened the door to her front porch there was a small little-lost dog. He acted like he was in the right place until he saw her. He ran over behind her wicker porch chair and when she tried to get near him he growled.

She got him a treat and a blanket placed them close to him. She went back to bed because she couldn't get him to come any closer.

At five this morning, she was texting me about him. It's cold here only 35. She was worried about him getting too cold and getting off the porch and into the busy street. He ate the treat so he was hungry.

Our granddaughters had to get up for school. As soon as she went in and told the oldest granddaughter there was a pup on the porch she flew out of bed. She went out to talk to the pup, but my daughter was worried about her getting close to him because he might bite.

We call our granddaughter the dog whisper. She doesn't give up and she finally was able to get close to him and pick him up. He laid his head on her shoulder and snuggled close.

What To Do Now

My daughter is hoping he will let her pick him up later. She'll take him to the vet and see if he has a chip in him and try to find his home. If she can't, he now has a home. I'm pretty sure of this. I know my daughter and granddaughters they are suckers for animals.

My daughter just called and they were able to get him into the entrance porch where he will be safe and warm. The kids are now off to school and she is still worried about pushing him too far for fear he will bite. She's also worried about her cats acting like the cats in Lady and the Tramp and going after this little dog. For right now she knows he is safe and has promised our granddaughters she will keep him close until they come home from school.

His Trip.

What he must have gone through just to get to the house. How many pit bulls did he outrun? How many big giant cats ran after him? How many cars almost hit him? How cold and shivering he must have been. The train goes by at two in the morning it could have also hit him.

Did he get lost from his family? I think that is what happened. My husband says he thinks the little guy was dumped there. Nice house good large porch and he thinks someone just put him on the porch and walked away. Maybe!

This is the story of the little lost pup. I will have to continue this hub later and let all of you know what happens.

He looks like a Pomeranian to us.

The End of Story

They found the owners on Craigslist.

Have you seen Me? Missing since 9/2/12. Brown male Pekingese/Pomeranian, 13 months old and weighs 10 lbs. Wearing blue collar. Shy. If the dog won't come to you please do not pursue or chase because it may cause him/her to leave the location in fear and could endanger its life.

I can not believe how long this he was missing. Someone else must have had him. Our daughter said there was no collar on him. She said when he saw his owners he was very happy. I sure hope they keep track of him now and don't let him run away again.

He traveled from a long distance over a large bridge and crossed a very busy street. How he got as far as he did we will never know. I wonder if someone picked him up and then lost him. He might have taken off again and ended up at our daughter’s house.

I love his name!

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Our little dog.
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A Word On Shelters

I am not crazy about kill shelters, but we did go and get a pup from the shelter here. We did it because one of the ladies in our town puts in so much work bringing dogs from a shelter out of state that kills the dogs or puppies days after getting them. They do not do that here and she makes sure all of them finds a home. Here's the cute little fellow we adopted. His name is Sheldon.

Taking A Dogs To Rescue.

If you ever need to take your dog to a rescue be sure to check them out completely. They could not be what they say they are and could very well be hoarders.

Many rescuers that rescue certain breeds do it for the money selling the dog for 100s of dollars.

Read this story about this couple in Tennessee a very sick, sick person. She hasn't got much out of what she has done so far bond was very low. I don't know how anyone gave her dogs without checking her out.

A family member once said to me “People get so upset over animals being abused when there are children that are abused.” That is true, but they are all innocent and can’t help themselves they all need our help children and animals.

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moonlake 9 months ago from America Author

ologsinquito, Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it. He was lucky he came to the right house. You wouldn't believe how busy the streets are near my daughters house. He was very lucky he wasn't hit.


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moonlake 9 months ago from America Author

Shyron E Shenko, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving another comment. Somehow I missed your comment two years ago.


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ologsinquito 9 months ago from USA

How cute. It was so fortunate that he ended up at the right house.


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moonlake 21 months ago from America Author

peachpurple Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

wow, your daughter did a grand job. Here, we don't keep lost pups. Because we know if you send the pups to the animal shelter, they will kill the pups. There are to many of them.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

PegCole17, Thank you I appreciate that. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Your kind heart shows through this beautiful story of compassion and love for animals. It's clear you have passed this nature along to your daughter as well. Loved reading about this little guy and the best part was the ending. I hope those people keep a closer eye on this little lovely.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Thank you Mary for stopping by I appreciate. Our little dog came with a chip so I have to remember to keep it updated.

Our little dog slipped out the door the other day under our big dog and away he went. I was going after him but realized I couldn't run that far so I headed home to get the car and there he was in drive-way.

How nice that you worked to find the owners of the little dog.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I found a beautiful little Poodle dog just wandering the street where I live. She came right to me. I took her to my Vet. She was microchipped, but the owners had recently moved and did not bring the chip up to date. It took 3 days to reach her owners.

So chips don't help if the owners don't update them with a new address.

The owners were glad to have her back, and will be more careful not to let her out of the house again!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I came back to read this heart warming story. I am so glad every thing turned out for the best.

We had a lot of puppies when we lived with my grandparents and I never knew that animal shelters existed, until I was in my teens.

Very good article and I will be back.

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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

belleart, Thanks so much for stopping by. Last spring we adopted a little dog that came from a shelter in California. The shelter was only keeping the dogs for a few days before euthanizing them a rescuer saved 40 of the pups and brought them here we adopted one and our son adopted two, all small dogs.


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belleart 2 years ago from Ireland

Oh thanks god! from the beginning of this story I thought the poor wee fellow was brought to the shelter, so glad to hear he wasn't. Shelters are not places for any type of animal, they are treated really badly and a lot of the time euthanized because of lack of space, which is totally contradictory to what an animal shelter is supposed to do.

My advice, if you don't want to keep a stray animal, but they are friendly and not aggressive, put a post up on gumtree or craigs list explaining the story, 9 out of 10 times, a family will be more than happy to take a good animal home.

Your daughter did an amazing job though, she obviously put in a lot of effort to get him to his original owner. :)


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Phyllis Doyle, I also hope he is safe and didn't run away again. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

I am so happy the little guy is back home. He looks so much like my little Pom, Marvie, who was lost and never claimed, so I adopted him and he has a good forever home with me. I love happy endings and hope that little dog who found his way to your home is now happy and safe with his family forever.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

RTalloni , He just might be right. We will never know just so glad he is back home with his family. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

So glad the story ended so well! Good for your daughter/granddaughters for doing what they could to help the situation. I think your husband might be right, all things considered.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Shyron E Shenko, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. He is cute. Thanks for the vote and share.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

How precious. I don't think I would have the heart to take him to a shelter. I am so glad you were his safety and protector, he could have gone somewhere to a house that did care.

God Bless you for your kindness.

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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

DDE , It was a cutie that's why my granddaughter wanted to keep him. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lost Little Puppy. Should He Be Taken To Shelter so adorable and sounds a successful story well written and shared beautifully


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Millionaire Tips, He was very cute. We were glad his owners were found.


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

That is a cute puppy, and I am glad that he was able to be reunited with his family.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

We got a few of our dogs from shelters. The dog we just adopted from the shelter in our town was brought here from a shelter in Calif. that put the small dogs down almost as soon as they got them. A rescue fly out there and brought 40 small dogs back here to our shelter and other shelters around the area. Our shelter has had it's problems but is better now. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.


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toptendeals 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

Thanks for sharing, if I couldn't find a home for a lost dog I would take him to a shelter. I got my dog from a shelter so it's not hopeless for them there.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Indian Chef, Pomeranians come in many different colors. This little dog wasn't full Pomeranian he also had Pekingese in him. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the vote.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Moonlake, to be frank i have never seen coloured Pomeranian before. Here even though it is popular breed but since they shed so much so not many people keep and those who keep are usually totally white. But I really liked the story, how you guys found out his owner. Wonderful story and very cute dog. Voting up and interesting and awesome.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

marcoujor,

Thanks Maria for stopping by. I will have to put a story on about our Sheldon.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh this story shows that you have raised your daughter so beautifully, and she in turn, her daughter...

I always imagine the horror I would experience if one of my babies was ever lost and the joy and utter gratitude when found by kind and compassionate people.

Hoping you write a piece on your newest family member soon and have a lovely day! Hugs, Maria


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Bedbugabscond, I know that is something she didn't want to do. They would have kept the pup if the owners had not been found or we would have taken him. I don't think our granddaughter would let us do that. Thanks for stopping by.


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Bedbugabscond 3 years ago from United States

I am glad she found the puppy's family. I have found dogs before and I try to do everything possible to find their owner. I have never had to take one to a shelter, but I do not think I could bring myself to take a dog to a kill shelter.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Phyllis Doyle, he was such a cute dog my granddaughter was sure hoping his family wouldn't be found. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

moonlake, such a lovely story. I am happy to hear the owners of the puppy were found. He looks just like my little Pomeranian. We have an SPCA (animal shelter that is a no-kill) and they take in lost pets, treat them for whatever ailments, spay or neuter the , then put them up for adoption. That is how I got my Pomeranian. He is the sweetest dog I have ever had.

Thank you for sharing this story.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Anna Sternfeldt, Thanks for stopping by. I would never want to be a hoarder of animals but I would sure have a problem not helping a lost dog or cat.


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Anna Sternfeldt 3 years ago from Svenljunga, Sweden

Wonderful! I just got reminded of so many dogs being "out there"..needing us all..needing a family. Bless you who take care of one, if we all did, that would make a big difference.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals, He really came a long way to end up on their porch. Over a bridge through heavy traffic. I think someone may have picked him up and then lost him or let him outside and he took off. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

What a lucky dog he was to land at your daughters house. It's amazing how long he was lost before I'm glad your family was able to help him find his way back home.e found a family to help him. I


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

SallyTX, Thank you for stopping by and for the vote. It was nice that the owners were found.


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SallyTX 3 years ago from Only In Texas!

I'm glad you were able to get the little pup back to his people! Voted up and awesome! ;D


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

btrbell, Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a beautiful story and major kudos to your daughter and her family for caring for him and for persevering in finding his owners!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Nicole Winter, Thank you for stopping by. You are so right we always have to be careful of disease they may bring to our pets. I never like introducing a little dog to a bigger dog. Our dog would be fine with a new cat but I’m not sure what he would do with a puppy.


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Nicole Winter 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Your family is good folk. The best thing to do in this situation is exactly what your daughter did, take him to the vet to see if he's been chipped & check Craig's List or put up "Found: Dog" posters, yourself. I would like to add that it's important not to introduce a stray / lost pet into your household if you've other pets. There's no telling how they'll react with one another or if the animal is carrying something potentially dangerous that could infect your pets that you have at home.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Eddy, Thanks so much for stopping by. Our granddaughter is still sad she couldn't keep him. She wants a pup but her mom is worried she won't have time to care for it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, We've haven't seen the cat around. We put food out and it was still there when we checked. My husband said if we see him again we can put the live trap out we do have one.

While our son was here taking care of the house when we were on vacation he said he also saw the cat run by the house.

We're trying food in the barn that is where he could be hanging out. There are warm places for him in there and it's safe.

Thanks so much for stopping enjoy your visit and thanks for the vote.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

This is so very beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

Eddy.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi moonlake,

So glad that it ended well and the puppy was reunited with his family. Regarding the cat by your house...often shelters have traps that can be rented...(and at least in this area) you get your money back when you return it. You might bait the trap with food and see if you can't catch the cat. Then you could take it to a vet and have it checked out...shots given, etc. if you are thinking of keeping it. We have rescued many an animal and personally taken some of them in to our home, or found homes for them, and in some cases taken them to animal shelters. They are well taken care of in the shelters and if the worst case scenario takes place...that they have to be humanely euthanized...it is better than starving on the streets or being injured or maimed by wild or larger animals or being hit by cars and left to die in pain. Your daughter and granddaughter have big hearts. Nice story! Voted up.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

sgbrown, I would like to get her a puppy but her Mom says no. They would have kept the lost puppy but not going to adopt right now.

We now have a cat by our house we're trying to get him to come close. We left food for him but he ran when he saw us. I hate to think of him spending the winter outside here in this very cold weather.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I could never take an animal to a "kill" shelter! I have adopted many a dog or cat in my day. I am glad you were able to find the original owners and I am sure they were grateful for you taking such good care of him. I hope your granddaughter adopts a dog from a shelter.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Nell Rose, Thank you for stopping by. He was a lucky little puppy. I'm so glad they found his owners. Now my granddaughter is going to be looking for a small dog just for her.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

That was so lucky how he found your family, I am so glad you found his owner, I love the photo of your granddaughter with him, what a lucky dog! wonderful story and a happy ending.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

mary615, My daughter said of all the front porches in the neighborhood he seem to know their porch was the safe place to be. The way he just took to our granddaughter even when they took him to vet he wouldn't get out of our granddaughter's arms.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I had the sweetest Maltese ever. He was found just wandering on the streets. Makes you wonder? Did someone just put this little guy out to fend for himself, or did he accidentally get out of the house? In my case, I could never find the owner. He was not chipped or had any tags. I adopted him. I named him Mister, and I wrote a Hub about him.

This was an adorable little guy that chose your daughter's front porch. I'm glad he didn't get hit by a car or something.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Derdriu, How sad that makes a person feel when they see an animal killed or dead along the highway. You did your best you tried. So hard to just stop in the middle of a highway to try to save an animal. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Moonlake, It's great that this story has a happy ending.

Driving along the interstate, I saw the cutest little brown and white puppy on the narrow shoulder to the north-bound lane across the cement divider from me in the south-bound lane. He looked to me like he was feeling very young and scared by all of the traffic but was desperately trying to get acclimated and interested in his environment. At the next exit, I turned around. By the time I got to the spot someone had run him down.

Every time I look at the photo of the lion cub in my tanka on rights of passage I remember him: that's pretty much how he was standing the last time I saw him alive.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing such a happy story about such a cute little puppy, Derdriu


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

tillsontitan, I am pround of our daughter and granddaughter I think it shows they are kind people. Just what we wanted our kids to be.

Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting and for the vote.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

We never know what's going to come into our lives do we? I'm sure you are proud of your daughter and granddaughter for taking such good care of that scared little pup! The best part of course, is that they found his owners...here's hoping they take good care of him now that he's home.

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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, Thanks so much for stopping by. He was very happy to see his owners. He had walked a long distance to end up on our daughter's front porch.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

shiningirisheyes, My daughter said she would have kept him and the granddaughter was so sad to see him go. I guess he was really happy to see his own family. The granddaughter said they had to prove they were his family she wasn't giving him to just anyone. They did prove it. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

HyphenbirdMy daughter found out he had been missing for 4 days and that someone taking care of him let him out. The date on the ad was wrong. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Dolores Monet, It does make you wonder how young ones end up outside. Sounds like you got a gift when the kitty showed up. Thanks for stopping by.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I'm so glad the doggie's owners finally claimed him! He looks like a stuffed animal. I love the picture of your daughter holding him. : ) Too cute. Thank you for sharing this story with a happy ending! I'm glad you didn't take him to the shelter.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Wonderful "tale" and I was thankful for the happy ending. Although the owners should have had the little guy properly tagged. I too found a puppy running up the middle of a busy road. I was on my way home from work and stopped traffic to reach him before he was hit.

I spent the next four hours attempting to find his owners. After I was successful, the little girl who owned the puppy was brought out to me by the parents. They explained that this lady found your puppy and we are going to let her come back and take him to give him a good home if this happens again. Evidently this had happened once before.

I would never bring an animal to a shelter. I would do as your fine family did.

Great write.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I am so happy he was found and cared for until he could be returned home. He is so adorable and must have been so frightened. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

That's how we wound up with a cat - poor little kitten yelling its head off on one dark and stormy night. I never wanted a cat, but the idea of dumping that sweet little thing at a shelter was impossible. He was only about 5 weeks old and certainly appreciated the affection. Though shy at first, soon he was our "baby."

I always wondered how such a young kitten wound up outside and alone at night.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Movie Master, Thanks you for stopping. Yes it is so nice she found his home. I have no idea how the little guy didn't get hit by a car. Thanks for the vote.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I'm so pleased to read this cute little fella is back with his owners and thank goodness he found your daughter in the interim.

A happy ending, thank you!

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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

tammyswallow, Thank you. It is nice they were able to find his family so fast. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

What a cutie! He looked pretty comfortable there at your daughter's house with the blanket and treats. Looked like he wanted to stay. I am glad he found someone who treated him with such kindness. Adorable story and photos!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

aviannovice, No the kids didn't get another puppy. They have a large dog. Our daughter would have kept him if they couldn't find his owner but she really doesn't want another puppy right now. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Rosemay50, We're happy he's back with his family and in his own home. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

All's well that ends well. Did the kids get another puppy to replace the one that was found?


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I love a story with a happy ending. He was so lucky to find his way to your daughter's porch, poor little thing must have been so confused and frightened. So glad she was able to return him to his family.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Thanks Sunnie so glad you stopped by. Our daughter would have kept him safe no matter what.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

What a wonderful story with a great outcome..So happy you gave him shelter and a safe haven.

God bless,

Sunnie


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Cadisa, I know what you mean hard to give him up. She has a large dog and has said she didn't want anymore but would have kept this one. She did put the pup on facebook when she did that someone said they saw the lost and found on Craigslist for a little dog like him. It was him. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I am sure glad you found the owners even though I am sure your daughter would have taken good care of him. The truth is I would have just kept him since he found me...lol


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

lrc7815, Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad they were also kind. I wish that little dog had a camera attached to him I would have liked to see where he was all this time.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

JayeWisdom, I am always surprised at what is found on Craigslist and how often it is used. Thanks so much for stopping back by.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

I love a happy ending. So glad your family was patient and kind.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

ignugent17, Thank you, I think your right if the puppy was happy to see them they must be good to him. Thanks for the vote.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

A happy ending, and I know the owners are thrilled that good people found their little guy. Craigslist can be very helpful in such a circumstance.

Jaye


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ignugent17 4 years ago

What a beautiful story. I am glad that the puppy found your place . The puppy must have known that the people living in the house are kind. The owner must be very happy!

Voted up and more! :-)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Becky Katz, Thank you we're glad he is back with his owners. I would also be sad if we lost our Doc. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

b. Malin,

She calls me all the time "Mom I found a baby rabbit what do I do?" I have told her to be careful what she picks up I'm always worried she will get bite or the kids.

Thank goodness for Craigslist people sure use that site. Thanks so much for stopping and leaving a comment I appreciate it.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

So happy that you found his home and people. It would break my heart if Our Rufus was lost. We would be hunting all over for him. Beautiful story.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Mama Kim 8, I know just what you mean. I love dogs and cats but I once had 3 kids, 5 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, hamster, bird and fish. It was a happy houseful but couldn't have taken in anymore. Sounds like you also have a happy houseful. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Sweet, Compassionate story moonlake, with a Happy Ending for the Puppy. Not many people would have gone to the lengths your Daughter did to get the puppy back home. Hopefully those owners were Grateful to your Daughter and rewarded her with a nice "Treat". Thanks for sharing a Happy Ending.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

dahoglund, My daughter talked about taking this dog to the shelter but she really didn't want to and had decided not to. It's a kill shelter and sometimes you just don't know how long they would try to find a home..as cute as he was I'm sure he would have a home in no time.

We also adopted a dog from a shelter that was found wondering in the woods. He died a year later from cancer. His last year was happy and we were thrilled to have had him for that short time.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

I'm so happy he was able to return to his family! What a wonderful story ^_^ Almost makes me want another puppy... almost ^_^ 2 kids and 2 1/2 dogs, 1 rabbit, 1 bird and some fish... not sure my house can handle a puppy, lol! Voting this up and awesome!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

kashmir56, Thank you for stopping by. My granddaugther will be sad. I appreciate you stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Joyce, Thanks for stopping by. I didn't think we would get an ending to this story so fast. Nice that we did. Thanks for the vote.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

G-Ma Johnson 3, Thanks for stopping by. So many people do dump dogs because they just don't want them anymore. He was lost for a long time but he now is back home. I appreciate you stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Thanks Bob, He looks like he would be easy to love. Glad he is now back with his owners. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Astralrose, He is so cute even I would have gave him a home. His owners have been found now I hope they keep better track of him. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi moonlake, I've not personally found a lost dog but a dog we adopted from a shelter once was found by them wandering the streets. voted up and shared.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend great hub, can't wait to learn more on what happens to this little cute dog.

Awesome !


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is a wonderful start of the story, here's hoping your daughter can keep him.

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Awww sure hope you can find his owners though, I just can't imagine how they must feel, let alone the dog...we become so attached to them and they to us.

On the other hand, IF someone did dump him...Shame on them and luckily for this puppy your daughter's nice porch was there.

Actually I pray for both and know what is meant to be will be...Looking for the outcome to this and thanks for sharing, nice to know there are such loving people out there, even one's that have cats...LOL...no I love cats too. :O) Hugs G-Ma


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

What a cute little fella! Looks like he's ready to give and receive a lot of love and kisses. I hope you keep him or give him a chance in life.

Sweet article

Bob


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Astralrose 4 years ago from India

I could adopt him if we're neighbors! :-) I think your husband is right. He's dumped there which is a good choice.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

JayeWisdom, Thanks for stopping by. I will be sure to let everyone know what happens. May take a few days. Thanks so much for the vote.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

What a cute little guy and how lucky the pup was to end up on the porch of people who love dogs! I'll be watching for your addendum to this hub to find out what happens.

Voted Up+++

Jaye

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