Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Unexpected guests


What an evening we had!  Dear hubby found two enormous poochies in our driveway last night.  One was a Yellow Labrador and the other a Black Labrador.  Did I say they were ENORMOUS?  


Both of them had on the collars used for invisible fencing and they clearly broke through that shock treatment.  Unfortunately they didn't have any I.D. tag on those collars.  They were as sweet as could be but what to do?


We put them in our backyard where I thought surely being a Lab they would jump in our pool, thankfully they didn't as it was a cold evening and our pool is just as cold. 


We couldn't think of anyone in our neighborhood who had dogs like this.  We tried to think of any we might have passed on walks but in all honesty these both weren't really trained and when I put the leashes on them they didn't walk with me.  Seriously if they had wanted to go a different direction or if they had run I would have to keep up or get dragged!  


I decided to take the first drive and go to the neighbors to see if they were familiar with them.  We don't live in a typical neighborhood.  All of us are on about 2 acres of hilly land though we are near town.  These poochies both showed up after dark and we have no street lights or sidewalks.  Just open road and we also live on a dead end street.  They weren't dirty or were thin so I knew they hadn't been out for long.  


On my shift I couldn't find anyone who knew of the dogs.  Dear hubby was hitting the phone and striking out as well.  When I came back he went out and struck gold!  These two poochies came from a neighborhood that is off the County Trail that is at the end of our street.  There home is quite a ways from here but they have come this way several times and three of our neighbors near the end of the street closest to the trail knew them and thankfully the owner.  Hubby got the phone number and called the owner.  The saga of the two big Labs "on the lam" ended.


All poochie owners with invisible fencing....please put I.D.'s on your pups as if they do get away without I.D. it is hard to help find their home.  I don't think I feel that that type of "fencing" works.  If the battery fails or if for some reason they do go "through" they often won't go back because of the "shock" of crossing onto the property.  Put a real fence up instead.

15 comments:

Jules said...

They are lucky you found them and you are lucky they were so nice. I am NOT a fan of "invisible" fencing either, for many reasons.

tubby3pug said...

Lucky pooches that they were safe as they could have easily been run over or lost for good. I cant stand invisible fencing, its basically no better then no fencing at all.

Love the picture at the top of your post

Christine said...

We are glad the story had a happy ending, My wife wants to know how Tucker is? and no she is not getting a Tucker of her own!!

Debbie said...

Dont like invisible fencing...am glad the doggies are safe!

Sara said...

Invisible fences should not be called "fences". Glad this story had a happy ending!

Nola said...

I HATE invisible fences! They don't keep dogs in and they don't keep people out! Good job finding their owners
Dachshund Nola

Priscilla said...

So glad it's a happy ending story! The labs were so lucky to be found by you!

We use all sorts of fences except invisible ones. LOL!

georgia little pea said...

what is this invisible fencing? it sounds horrid. isn't it law to have dogs microchipped where you live? anyway, glad to hear there was a happy ending. great detective work on your part and lucky labs for wandering onto your doorstep.

Bassetmomma said...

Thank goodness you were able to get these labs in your yard and find the owners! They definitely should have tags on them though. What a good deed you did!

Ellen said...

Oh my, they were out on an adventure! When we lived in Missouri, we had a little over 10 acres. We fenced our back yard for the dogs but they were allowed to go everywhere when I was with them. Occasionally one or the other would sneak out of the back yard somehow (we never knew) and they would go on an adventure. Fortunately, we lived at the end of a dirt road and they would basically stay in our area. I was always a wreck until they came home and had that adorable look on their face that said "Hi Mom, I was on and adventure!" Now that we live in a regular neighborhood in Arizona, we have a block wall in back and there is no way they can get out. So glad you found their family. Why don't all dogs have ID tags on them? Mine are microchipped too.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we are so glad you were able to help these two doggies. We don't know anyone with these invisible fences but they don't sound very safe to us. Lucky they found their way to you, someone who cared enough to find their homes. Grrreat job. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our humans are not big fans of invisible fence either. Besides the risks of your dogs breaking through, there is no protection for your dogs from other dogs who wander on our property. We are with you, get a real fence. But you were wonderful to work so hard to find the owners. Kudos to you for that.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara and Lightning

haopee said...

Hi! I'm new here. That owners must have been pretty worried when they lost their poochies. Well, I'm just glad you found there home.

Now, as for invisible fencing, once the dog breaks through the shock, an invisible fence isn't as effective. I'm just a loyalist of the real fence. I think ID tags are important too.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! MOM is my invisible fence. Pet owners need to be more responsible. NO Tags no identification ... how about microchip? Hope you find their owners n they learned their lesson. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Thank goodness you were able to find their home! I'm glad it had a happy ending!