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Found yet ANOTHER dog running around the roads

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Sheesh, you’d think the animals have banded together to give me a heart attack. Living in cities my whole I have barely ever seen stray animals, at least never seen dogs running around.

Last night I was shopping and my boyfriend called me to tell me that there was an extremely large Pitt / Boxer running around the neighborhood and he was playing through the fence with Bruno peeing all over the place. I rushed home, got Brunos leash, some smelly treats and went looking for this dog. When I first saw him I got scared. He was at least 100 pounds, typical “scary” looking dog with the froth at his mouth, Pitt muscles all over his legs and butt, one tooth sticking out. I sat on the curve and looked away to show him I wasn’t scary. He took off. Then started my 20min ordeal with this lost dog.

He started running all over the neighborhood, we are the only ones with a fence and most people have tiny dogs they just tie outside. He started going up to these dogs and the dogs started yapping. One owner came out, grabbed her dog, brought him in, slammed the door and started yelling at me through the glass like it was my dog lol. I ignored her, I didn’t have time for ignorant people, shes seen me before and i was trying to HELP her dog. Then a little blond 5 year old girl started chasing this massive scary looking dog. I told the girl to stop immediately, that this was a stray and it was not safe. I ran around for a good 20 min, the dog running away from me every time I was close. I was drenched, I don’t think I’ve had that much exercise in years!

Anyway, after 20min of this crap the dog decided he was tired (or annoyed at me) went on someone’s lawn and gave me his belly. I rubbed his belly for a bit, gave him a treat, attached the leash and went to bring him home thinking “Yey!! I got a new dog!!” lol. I decided by chance to knock on the door of the houses lawn we were on. The lady opened the door and gave me a strange look. I asked if it was her dog and she said ya… her daughter let him out…. Umm…. Thanks? Took the dog and went in before I could say anything.

Then I got pissed. I don’t care if it’s a Lab, a Beagle or a massive Pitt / Boxer…. If your dog gets out and starts terrorizing little dogs at their homes, running around where there are at least 30 little kids playing outside I would think you would be more concerned then to think “Oh, my little girl let the dog run loose in the neighborhood, ill find him later.” I just cant believe how irresponsible that is. This dog wasn’t even fixed, and she had him running all over a neighborhood that she doesn’t even live in! (from what I know of the homeowner, he lives alone).

Just venting! I shouldn’t have to be the one running after someone’s dog, making sure to get the kids away from him, and shooing him away from smaller dogs if you KNEW he was gone!! Sheesh!! I hate people sometimes lol.
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NOT surprised in the least. People are the nastiest animals.
post #3 of 9
My sister has had it out with some owners for letting their dogs run. My sister has 3 dogs and what I think people don't understand is if thier dog gets agressive with my sisters pack, their dog is going to come out on the losing end. Not to mention, if the dog gets too close to a car. I should add my sister is very responsible, walks her dogs on leashes unless they are in thier fenced in yard. Even then they are supervised, but they are a Husky mix, chow mix & a Charpi mix. They are wonderful sweet dogs, but the Chow mix lived in a house with an agrssive dog and learned how to defend herself. I just know that when dogs are a pack and someone messes with the pack the outcome is never good.
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
NOT surprised in the least. People are the nastiest animals.
Seriously!!

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My sister has had it out with some owners for letting their dogs run. My sister has 3 dogs and what I think people don't understand is if thier dog gets agressive with my sisters pack, their dog is going to come out on the losing end. Not to mention, if the dog gets too close to a car.
Right! We live right near a major road. I don't care how friendly you think your dog is, you really never know. That dog was massive, and strong, he urinated everywhere and wasn't fixed. What if another male came they they had it out. What if that male was a 20 pound dog (Brunos the biggest dog in my area at 45 lbs) this Boxer / Pitt would have torn it to pieces.

So infuriating and irresponsible. If your selfish and don't care about how many toddlers, children and small dogs were outside at least think about what would happen if the dog got hit by a car!
post #5 of 9
Some people think the world owes them and they can do whatever they want. Any dog no matter how sweet that isn't neutered, given the wrong situation, is more likely to become aggressive than a dog that has been neutered. That's simply the effect of testosterone. Dogs are driven by instinct and when it is present testosterone.
post #6 of 9
Good grief! What makes some people think they can just open the door and let their dog out to run loose! Maybe she'd care if her dog had gotten hit by a car! Sounds like you could get a job working for Animal Control at the rate youre going.

If you run into something like that again though, try this: instead of running towards the dog, try making happy noises and run AWAY. Most dogs love a game of chase and they don't really care if you are chasing them or vice versa. Thing is, they run faster so if you play chase by chaing them you can get tired out pretty quickly.
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If you run into something like that again though, try this: instead of running towards the dog, try making happy noises and run AWAY. Most dogs love a game of chase and they don't really care if you are chasing them or vice versa. Thing is, they run faster so if you play chase by chaing them you can get tired out pretty quickly.
I tried this.... of course to the major embarrassment of my boyfriend LOL. I even saw the kids snickering at me too. I would run away really fast yelling "OMG YEY, YEY, SO MUCH FUN, YEY!!" He would follow me but never get too close. I found yelling at him worked if he as going somewhere he shouldn't. Like when he tried to go into the swampy area, i yelled "no! bad dog, get your butt over here! don't you go there!" and he stopped and turned around but never came close to me.

Let me tell you though, did i ever get a work out! I should find more lost dogs i would be super sexy on the "stressed out trying to capture dogs diet" LOL
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I tried this.... of course to the major embarrassment of my boyfriend LOL. I even saw the kids snickering at me too. I would run away really fast yelling "OMG YEY, YEY, SO MUCH FUN, YEY!!" He would follow me but never get too close. I found yelling at him worked if he as going somewhere he shouldn't. Like when he tried to go into the swampy area, i yelled "no! bad dog, get your butt over here! don't you go there!" and he stopped and turned around but never came close to me.

Let me tell you though, did i ever get a work out! I should find more lost dogs i would be super sexy on the "stressed out trying to capture dogs diet" LOL
Your boy friend may have been embarrassed, but that mental picture is too funny.
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Let me tell you though, did i ever get a work out! I should find more lost dogs i would be super sexy on the "stressed out trying to capture dogs diet" LOL


Man, that "owner" would've got a rant from me! I would take him to the Humane Society next time instead of back there.
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