What To Do When You Find A Stray Dog


Being an animal lover means that every life matters. That includes the furry family you have at home and every stray dog you find by chance. Whether they’re staggering along the side of a road, emaciated and afraid, or rummaging through the trash cans behind your favorite place to grab lunch, it’s your instinct to help.


Finders aren’t always keepers when it comes to stray pets. You’ll need to check with your local shelter about laws pertaining to unclaimed dogs. There’s usually a minimum number of days a dog needs to be held before being available for adoption. If that time has passed and you’ve done everything possible to find their family, the dog will be made available for adoption at the shelter. Whether you decide to adopt them yourself or not, you can feel good knowing you played a part in saving an innocent life.

Sources: The Humane SocietyPETAWhole Dog Journal