As mentioned before, we've taken in a third dog (temporarily). "Stranger" followed us home from a morning walk and has been our guest for a week and a half. After posting fliers, running an ad in the newspaper, calling the pound, and checking to see if she's microchipped, we've given up on her owners claiming her. I didn't want to take her to the pound because I was worried that they'd end up putting her to sleep. So, I contacted the Humane Society about our plight. Stranger is a great dog, smart, birdy...but she doesn't get along with Schatzi, so she can't stay here.
So, after an evaluation that proved she was adoptable (which, of course, she is), they agreed to take her as long as:
1. We gave her her shots.
2. We kept her for 7 more days until the shots became effective.
We're so thankful because:
1. The Humane Society will keep her until she is adopted and finds a home.
2. That home won't be ours.