Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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.