Sunday afternoon I found him walking about half a mile from my house with no collar or leash. I called for him and he came right over. He smelled pretty bad but he was very friendly. I called my wife to bring the truck so I could load him up. I normally don't do this with dogs on the streets but I've seen him before being walked by some young teenagers or maybe a bit older I wanna say about a year ago. So I knew his owners lived somewhere in my neighborhood. I brought him back to my house and immediately gave him some food & water and bath. He didn't give me any issues what so ever. Not sure what his health is like, I put him in the kennel to keep him away from my male lab.
Yesterday I took him to the vet almost certain that this dog would have a microchip in him but to my surprise, he didn't. So I had him checked out if he was going to be staying til I find his owners. $167.00 later for exam & antibiotics. He's heartworms negative, hookworms negative & mites negative. The vet agreed that he has been neglected and is a bit malnourished. My main concern is his skin. He has these lesions between his toes on his right front & right rear hind leg, a little irritation to his face and along his rolls in his face. I gave him another bath last night and really got into his paws and face to clean him up. Still he gave me no issues at all. I cleaned up his ears, they were REALLY bad.
We plan on putting signs up for a found dog, don't wanna say what kind cause then everyone in the neighborhood will probably be calling me trying to claim him. I have no problems giving him back to the TRUE owners if they come forth but only if they reimburse us for the vet bill. The problem lies is will they pay if this dog was already neglected to begin with or just say keep him? I don't know honestly. If I do keep him, I question myself if I'm up for the task of his medical needs, financially that is. Also trying to get my lab and him to get along too.
The vet did say that I should find a rescue center for him if I'm not up to the task of his needs. For now, I'm just waiting to see how the week goes trying to find the owners. Here's a pic of em for now.