Pet Alert: Found Dog (Terrier or mix) – BACK HOME

A very friendly male terrier followed a CY resident home today.  He is thought to live in the neighborhood, but he had no tags.

If you recognize this dog, please call 289-3388.


  1. CYCA:

    He’s not mine, but if he’s not claimed, please let me know…I already have 3 pups, and not sure how my one male dog would handle another “man” in the house (he’s also a JR terrier) but I wouldn’t want him going to a shelter….if he’s not claimed and can go to the Humane Society, that would be best, but I definitely don’t want him going to the shelter…please keep me posted.

    Thanks, Paige Arnold – 901.870.7653

  2. What to do when you find a stray Dog………….

    1) Take him to your local shelter. Don’t panic; you don’t have to leave him there if you are concerned that your local shelter is unsafe, unclean, or poorly managed. But there are a few things you should do at the shelter (see # 2 and # 3).
    If the dog has an owner who is actually trying to find the dog, the owner will most likely come to the shelter to look for the dog.
    2) Ask the shelter staff to scan the dog, to see if he has an implanted microchip ID. If he does, the staff should be able to help you track down contact information for the dog’s owner.
    3) If he does not have a microchip, and you don’t want to leave him at the shelter, you should at least file a “found dog” report at the shelter. This protects you in case you end up deciding to keep the dog (or you give the dog to a friend); it shows that you made a reasonable effort to find the dog’s owner. If an owner shows up some time later and wants his dog back, you’ll need to be able to prove that this attempt was made in order to protect your rights to the dog.
    Some shelters take a photo of the dog for their “found dog” reports and file these online; others simply keep a binder full of the reports, sans photos, on a counter at the shelter. Few people are aware that shelters keep these reports; most people just check the shelter kennels and/or website. It’s uncommon, but reunions have been facilitated through these reports.
    4) Take a photo of the dog and make a “found dog” flier; post it in as many places as you can in the area where you found the dog. Most dog owners look at posters for lost or found pets, and many of us are more familiar with our neighbors’ pets than their owners! This way, you are recruiting a small army of people who might be able to help reunite the dog and his owner.
    5) Post Free online ads in the Lost and Found Sections of Craigs List, The Commercial Appeal, The Memphis Flyer,, and You also can check if your local area has a community paper where you can also place an ad. If you are unsure of the breed DO NOT LABEL IT, your ad might be over- looked. Enclosing a picture of the pet you found is not the wrong thing to do. We all want to protect animals from predators. You can do this by thoroughly examining the dog and check for specific characteristics about the dog the owner would only know about. Such as: the sex, a torn ear, scar, bald spot, patch of fur that resembles a shape (exp. like a heart) etc.
    6) Don’t forget about Facebook. There are lots of community pages that will let you post your found pet. Don’t forget to share with your Facebook friends too. The more people that know you found a lost pet the better chance you will have finding the owners.
    7) If your community has a neighborhood association/or watch then you can contact them and get them the information, they will forward back to the community. You might also contact if other neighborhood associations in the area where the dog was found.
    8) If you bring the dog home, take immediate steps to protect your pets. Check to see if the dog is infested with fleas; if he is, you’ll want to use some sort of potent flea control product immediately, before the fleas can populate your car or home. If your dogs are not fully vaccinated, or are immune-suppressed, you may want to keep the stray dog as far from your dog as possible for at least a few days, so you can make sure he’s not sick with anything transmissible. Wash your hands well after handling the stray, and clean up his waste immediately.
    You also need to protect all of your family members from being attacked by the stray, until you’re certain that no attack is forthcoming. When your own dog is great with kids, cats, and your parakeet, it’s easy to forget that other dogs may be highly predatory.
    Don’t take anything for granted; be careful at feeding time, and the first time he finds a nice chew bone or toy that he likes, because he may have resource-guarding issues. Keep the dog on-leash, or control his access to certain parts of the house with baby gates until you have a chance to see what he’s like.
    I would like to thank you for caring for the lost pet you have found and for trying to locate the owners. I hope this information will help you.
    Good Luck,
    Teresa Martin
    Lost and Found Pets of the Midsouth
    A Community page on Facebook reuniting lost pets with their owners

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