I've been scanning the lost/stray pets at my local shelters and last week I ran across a purebred corgi. In my area corgis in shelters are very very rare, let alone purebred corgis. I called the shelter and found out the release date was today. Nobody claimed him during his 8 day stray hold at the shelter so today I bailed him out! He is the sweetest boy! Very submissive and mellow, friendly, and its clear somebody did a good job with his training. He hopped right in my car and settled down in the back seat for the ride home, knows sit, down, and stay, and appears potty trained. I already had a home in mind for him (I have a few friends looking for corgis and he fit what one of my friends is looking for exactly). I was a little disappointed I already had a home set up for him because he came right into my house went right to the back door to be let out to potty, then came immediately back in and jumped up on the couch and took a nap like he's been living here forever. He pretty much ignored Franklin and has a very gentle way about him. My friend sure got lucky with him! I guess its better I already had a home set up since Franklin seemed a bit jealous when I brought home a new dog and he stuck awfully close to me after I delivered him to his new home. But oh man that face, it melted my heart! I'm so happy my co-worker ended up with him so he and Frank can have play dates once he's settled in. Its going to be a Merry Christmas for both her and this sweet little boy.
Hmm... such a well-behaved, house-trained dog wasn't picked up at the shelter? That just seems... odd. I think John's suggestion is worth looking in to - many microchips migrate/fail to give a signal/aren't renewed on time. While I am "glad" that he may have a new home, his old one may be distraught and looking for him but in the wrong areas (especially if he ended up drifting).
That's just so mind-boggling! I echo your wish to hear his story. He is so... perfect!
A happy ending for all! Bless you for finding him his forever home at Christmas!
awww. Cute. what a good Christmas for all! :)
Oh my gosh ! What a sweet, sweet Corgi. What a wonderful heart you have to have taken him in. We rescued a mix breed this summer and she was so sweet and friendly and was wonderful in the house and got along nicely with our dogs in the yard and in the house. We definitely couldn't keep her but we found a wonderful family who took her in, got her spayed and chipped and they loved her dearly. There's so much emotion involved with fostering a pup and getting them to a good family, but it's worth it.
Could be that if he had a home the people don't really care:( I had a corgi I helped find a home from a local humane society and the owner didn't call the humane society for over a month...better for the dog to be in a home where he's loved than a home that doesn't bother to look for him. If I lost a corgi I would be everywhere looking and place ads on a radio station too!!!!!
other scenarios: a non-local dog, lost by a family traveling? unlikely.
possibly an older, non-tech-savvy owner who maybe fell ill or died? The family may have been too distraught or occupied to try to rehome, and surrendered it to the shelter.
Luckily the dog was smart enough to find you.
Melissa that is so awesome that you saved him! What a handsome, handsome, boy. I am so shocked that someone did not claim him, I agree with you, I wish he could tell you!