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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
SOmeone give me some advice please! I have found a street puppy and I need to keep her for just 24 hours until I can get her to my friend who runs a sanctuary. I have put her in the utility room, but she is crying of course, and hte cats are going crazy. I cannot leave her in the street as the dog catchers are round daily and they simply PTS. My landlord is not happy either. Here is a picture I took. How old is she and any tips on what to do?
LL
post #2 of 20
Jenny i'll move it to SOS for you.

Does the landlord know it'll only be for 24 hours She's a beauty as well
post #3 of 20
aww it doesnt look any more than a year old!
hope everything goes well!
post #4 of 20
she looks to be anywhere from 3-6 months old-- shes a cutie-- got some definite hound in her. love that face and ears-- With all the strays I have brought home we have always kept them in the laundry room for the first few nites with a warm water bottle wrapped in towels and a ticking clock-- it works well-- just make sure the clock isnt one you want to keep-- they tend to chew when the pups are older than 8-10 weeks but it usually works well--

Good luck
Amity
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks. She is nowhere near a year old - she has puppy fat and is puppy shaped, though I don't know how big she will get. I spoke to the neighbour and the dog catchers took her mother yesterday. The landlord has just had the house repainted and is freaking in case the puppy pees or damages it. And the cats are looking at me like I am mad. They keep smelling me, leap up when I enter the room with tails puffed and backs arched. I feel so sorry for them. But I will keep them inside and upstairs till I have taken Tandy ( I called her that as she looks like a Tandy my grandfather had) away. I will take her to the vet tomorrow morning for a checkup and shots (and she definitely has worms) and then to the foster home my friend is arranging. I have agreed to sponsor her till they can find her a home. Now we just have to get through the night. I only hope I can keep her from crying too much.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
I forgot to say she has a sweet temperament - she curls up on my feet and looks at me, and if I sit on the floor she lays her head in my lap! I put a collar on her that was in the house, and took her out on the terrace with me, and she lay down as if she had been there all her life. And didn't bat an eyelid when the new feral cat I am trying to encourage to come to me came up and ate his meal.
post #7 of 20
Oh bless her i wonder if she's missing her mum as well

Oh the landlord!, does he seriously think you would let the puppy pee and leave it?! Honestly!

You have 3 cats for goodness sake so he must know your clean!.
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
People get irrational. And I have been as concerned as anyone over hte problem of feral dogs here - many of them can only be PTS as they are old, injured and totally unsocialised. I just don't want that to happen to a young puppy who would benefit from a home. The landlord got the story that I was feeding feral dogs in hte garden, and he thought I had flipped as it is not what I usually do! He called to give me a lecture about not encouraging them. Anyway, I told him what has really happened, and I think it will be OK, as long as I get Tandy to the foster home tomorrow. He feels a puppy is a lot more potentially damaging than the cats.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
People get irrational. And I have been as concerned as anyone over hte problem of feral dogs here - many of them can only be PTS as they are old, injured and totally unsocialised. I just don't want that to happen to a young puppy who would benefit from a home. The landlord got the story that I was feeding feral dogs in hte garden, and he thought I had flipped as it is not what I usually do! He called to give me a lecture about not encouraging them. Anyway, I told him what has really happened, and I think it will be OK, as long as I get Tandy to the foster home tomorrow. He feels a puppy is a lot more potentially damaging than the cats.
Some people keep their dogs in crates, at least when they are puppies.
post #10 of 20
I don't have much experience with dogs/puppies, but I do remember that they love to chew on stuff. Maybe you can find some things he can chew on to keep him occupied?
post #11 of 20
Bless you for taking her in!! She is a doll. My guess is that she is about 4 months old.
I agree. Get her some chew toys and do you have a hot water bottle? If so, fill it with warm water, wrap it in towels and put it in with her.
Also, if she is sleeping by herself and misses mom, a ticking clock will mimic her mom's heartbeat when she used to cuddle up to her so you could try that.

Good luck! Tell your landlord to sod off. Its only one day!
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Well, I got it all sorted. Tandy is now with my dog rescuer friend for the night, who reckons she is around 10/11 weeks old. In the morning she will see the vet, Haris, whom we both trust totally, and if she checks out OK then she will go to a foster home tomorrow afternoon. Her details are already on the website of the rescue and my friend said she is so pretty and so friendly that she is sure she will find a home. I hated saying goodbye to her, but I know that it is best for her, and I have sponsored her shots, microchipping and foster care, so I feel I can't do any more. There are some boys letting off firecrackers in the street tonight, so I am really pleased that she is now in a safe place.
post #13 of 20
Good for you!!!

I am so happy all turned out well.
Its nice to hear the happy stories once in awhile.
post #14 of 20
Oh thats a relief! You can sleep tonight Jenny and the cats can calm down as well
post #15 of 20
Jenny, there is a place in heaven for you. What a beautiful little dog. I'm so happy you found her and have taken the initiative to help her.

Hugs to you.
post #16 of 20
Ditto! That is a very kind thing you are doing...and the dog is a cutie!
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am happy to report that Tandy had all her shots etc this morning and vet Haris gave her a clean bill of health. So she is now boarding with a very nice German lady while a permanent home is found for her. My cats are speaking to me again - they were really stressed out last night, even after Tandy had gone. They hardly ate supper, all slept as close to me as they could, and all three used the bedroom litterbox during the night - something almost unheard of. But this morning they are back to normal. It was interesting for me and a warning of what might happen if I introduce a dog to the household when we move, as I would like to do.
post #18 of 20
Awww excellent Jenny!. I'm pleased the cats are speaking to you again, bless them, they just know don't they when something is different?!
post #19 of 20
how nice of you to care for that puppy
good to hear she has a happy home now and your cats are talking to you again aswel
post #20 of 20
What a great thing you did for that puppy!!
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