Not Everyone Should be Allowed to Own a Pet: Part II

This post is a must read.  We have calmed down quite a bit from what happened yesterday, so we’re glad that we did not write this post at the time, or we would have ended up saying a lot of bad things. 

Here’s what happened:  It was in the evening at the time when it is starting to get a little dark, and we saw a little white dog run past the house.  The little dog darted into the road and almost got hit by a car, then it ran across the road only to dart back to our side, and again, almost got hit by a second car.  I ran outside to see if I could catch the little dog (I think it was a Pomeranian) as I have not seen this dog in our area before.  When I got outside, a nice lady had already stopped, got out of her car and was trying to catch the dog.  She asked me if this was my dog, and I said no, but that I just saw it almost got hit by a car, and she said that was the reason she stopped because she did not want it to get hit either.

So, we finally caught the little dog and it was shivering because it was cold outside and probably scared too, and we looked at the tags on the collar.  Well, this is where our story gets good.  The tags on the collar were the official dog license tags from 2010 & 2011, but there was NO TAG with a phone number or name of the dog.  The nice lady who stopped, got her cell phone and called the phone number on the dog license tag and all she got was a recording.  Now what do we do?   I thanked the nice lady who tried to help and said that I was going to take the little dog into the house and try to figure out what to do next. 

When I got into the house with the little dog, it was so scared and still shaking, so I wrapped it in a big towel to try to keep it warm.  We called our local Pet Supplies Plus (because this is where we got our dog license from) and asked them if they could help locate the owner from their computer.  They suggested that we go online and look up the county auditors website and that is where we could enter the dog tag license number to find the owner.  We did just that, and found that the dog’s name was Roxy and that it lived a few streets away from us.

We were so happy that we just found the owner online, and that we could do our good deed for the day and return this adorable little dog named Roxy to her owner.  So, we jumped in the car, and drove Roxy home.  This is when we got the shock of our life….    We arrived at Roxy’s house, which was all run down and looked like they did not take care of their home or yard as it was all overgrown, and rang the front door bell.  Someone came to the door and peeked out and we asked “did you lose a dog?”   They said yes and came outside through the garage door.  Now just imagine us – – – we were standing there so elated and so joyful that we just did a good deed by bringing back Roxy to them and when we met the owner, all they said was (to Roxy) “You are not getting any dog treats tonight”!   Holy crap!  We were not expecting that kind of response!  The lady barely thanked us but did say that she could not give us anything for returning her dog, and then she asked curtly “how did you find us?” and we told her how we entered the dog license number on the website and got her street address.  We were standing there in shock because we realized that this dog owner did not seem to be happy that her dog was just returned.  The last thing that she said to us was “you might want to wash that blanket because Roxy has a flea problem”. 

We drove home – in shock.  Now we feel bad for little Roxy and wondered if we just returned her to a house that abuses her and does not give her the love that every dog should receive.  We are very upset and will never forget this situation and poor Roxy.  We wish we would have taken a photograph of her to remember her now.  We love you Roxy…

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6 thoughts on “Not Everyone Should be Allowed to Own a Pet: Part II

  1. To many people only house a dog, but don’t really understand that to really create a loving home for them it requires work. If you don’t like to walk far find a low energy dog like a English Bulldog. If you want a Saint Bernard be prepared to groom them each day. I’d like to think owning a animal is a lifestyle choice. I can only hope Roxy’s home is better than a shelter. I will never understand people who use pets as convenient objects not as part of the family. You should report the owners for having Roxy loose. Maybe a visit from the animal police will show them ambivalence is NOT a proper form of pet care. You did do a great thing by helping Roxy.

    • WE DID DO A GOOD DEED – AND – WE WERE NOT LOOKING FOR “ANYTHING” FROM THE OWNER FOR HER RETURN. WE WERE SO UNBELIEVABLY SO HAPPY TO GET THE CHANCE TO RETURN HER HOME, AS POOR ROXY WAS SCARED AND COLD. WE WERE JUST SO BLOWN AWAY THAT THE OWNER DID NOT SEEM TO CARE THAT SHE WAS RETURNED. WE DID THINK ABOUT REPORTING THEM, BUT HAVE BEEN TOSSING THAT AROUND ALL WEEK. YOU ARE CORRECT, IT IS A LOT OF WORK TO OWN A PET, BUT THAT IS THE CHOICE YOU MAKE BEFORE YOU ADOPT. YOU LEARN AS YOU GO, BUT LOVE THEM EACH AND EVERY DAY. OUR PUPPY NIKITA IS BY OUR SIDE NO MATTER WHAT ROOM WE ARE IN AND GOES WITH US EVERYWHERE. SHE IS A HUGE PART OF OUR FAMILY, BUT OUR FAMILY HAS MORE LOVE IN IT WITH HER ADDITION A YEAR AGO AS SHE HAS BROUGHT US SO MUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS. ALL IN ALL, WE ARE GLAD THAT WE HELPED ROXY OUT, AND WOULD DO IT AGAIN FOR THE NEXT DOGGIE THAT PASSES OUR WAY!

    • ISN’T IT SAD? FOR US GREAT PET OWNERS WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR OUR ADORABLE FOUR-LEGGED PETS FIND IT HARD TO WITNESS SOMEONE NOT HAPPY TO SEE THE RETURN OF THEIR DOG. ROXY HAS BEEN ON OUR MINDS ALL WEEKEND. NOW WE WONDER IF THEY EVEN NOTICED THAT ROXY WAS MISSING? THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT!

  2. What a good, kind soul you are. Dog bless you! 😉 Pity that Roxy’s owner didn’t appreciate your good deed, or show Roxy more love upon her return. I’ve had similar situations, in which I was sorry to return a dog to an indifferent owner … but let’s hope Roxy is glad to be back home among her familiar people and places.

    • WE JUST FEEL SO BAD FOR ROXY, BUT WE ARE HAPPY THAT WE FOUND HER HOME TO RETURN HER. WE KNOW FOR SURE, THAT IF ST. NIKITA EVER GOT OUT, WE WOULD BE DEVASTATED AND WE WOULD BE OUT LOOKING FOR HER ALL NIGHT IF WE HAD TO. ALL DOGS FEEL AT HOME IN THEIR FAMILIAR SETTINGS, AND ONCE MISPLACED, THEY ARE SCARED, JUST LIKE ROXY WAS. THAT POOR LITTLE GIRL WAS SO SCARED AND SHAKING WHEN WE FOUND HER. THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT, AND WE WOULD DEFINITELY DO ANOTHER GOOD DEED FOR THE NEXT LITTLE DOG THAT COMES OUR WAY!

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