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Cappucino. [Saturday, Aug. 30th, 2008|02:57 am]
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While walking from her apartment on August 28 to pick up moving boxes, whittles and I came upon this little guy. He was wandering down 41st Street with no collar. The woman we saw getting out of a car who lived across the street said he wasn't hers, and she'd never seen him before. He followed us for several blocks, and we picked him up when he started making mad dashes towards the street. msjen snapped this picture when we brought him back.

Judging from his condition when we found him, he was someone's pet--he looks like he's been groomed rather recently. However, he's not micro-chipped, and no one's replied to my Craig's List post about him. My upstairs neighbor is worried that he's part of the trend of dogs being dumped by people whose homes have been foreclosed on. I've talked to my landlord, who insisted I not take him to Animal Control (which puts dogs down within a week), and she also contacted a friend of hers at Hop-A-Long Rescue, but they wouldn't be able to even see him until Tuesday. Does anyone have any ideas for what else I can do? I know signs around the neighborhood would be a good start, though I haven't the time or a printer tomorrow.

He's sweet but has seemingly not been at all trained. He stares blankly when I tell him to sit, or to come, or to lie down. He's basically housebroken, but he is a marker (the fact that he isn't fixed I'm sure doesn't help). However, he's pretty quiet, gets along with Java and Ella, and isn't a chewer. He just needs basic training.

Anyone want a really adorable little terrier?

Because I really, really, really don't need another dog right now.

Even though Cappucino would make a nice name.
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[User Picture]From: black_pearl_10
2008-08-30 02:25 pm (UTC)
Awww. Big Balls even has the eyes down.
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[User Picture]From: raychoo
2008-08-30 02:47 pm (UTC)
aieeee. Adorable!

Ideas:
1) You can file a Found Report with Animal Control so that there's a record there if the owners contact them.
2) If you end up needing to take him to the SPCA or Animal Control, you can leave your contact info and ask to be notified if it's getting to the point where they might have to put him down.
3) Smiley Dog Rescue also works in Oakland and they're good people. You might see if they can take him earlier than Hop-A-Long.
4) A few months ago a friend of mine had to take a nearly-dead pit bull to the East Bay SPCA and they have nursed him back to health and are still working on finding him a permanent home:
http://blogsy.smartyboots.net/index.php?m=200803#524
http://blogsy.smartyboots.net/index.php?m=200803#526
So I wouldn't worry too much about taking Cappuccino there, but I'd definitely talk to them about what their policies are and all that.
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[User Picture]From: erg
2008-08-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
If an expresso shot is this color, the water has been running too long and it will taste astringent as the dregs will stain the nuances.

Ooooh, he looks bright and fun. Really gladdened to read your landlord is being cool. I hope his family shows up and they turn out to really be responsible people.
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[User Picture]From: haddayr
2008-08-30 04:03 pm (UTC)
oh. my. god. teH cute.

Marking is pretty unpleasant, though.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2008-08-30 04:56 pm (UTC)
The fact that you've named the dog that you aren't planning to keep... is not a good sign.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2008-08-30 06:19 pm (UTC)
This was *repeatedly* pointed out to her last night.

I think she is in the First Stage of Dog Finding: Denial. Soon will come Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and then Acceptance.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2008-08-30 06:31 pm (UTC)
I think those stages are also known as, "you peed on the couch!", "please don't pee on the couch", "my couch is ruined", and "I didn't need a couch anyway".
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2008-09-03 11:23 pm (UTC)
I haven't named him! I've suggested a name for him. In the meantime, I call him "you, there" or "Extra Dog."
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[User Picture]From: nadyalec
2008-08-30 05:28 pm (UTC)
Possible ways to find the owner of a lost dog:
* Call all local shelters, ask if anyone has called looking for him & check their bulletin board for lost dog signs;
* Cruise the neighborhood checking out lost dog signs;
* Ask local homeless folks if they have any ideas, ask if they can keep an eye open for lost dog signs/ frantic owners.

Possible to way to find a new owner for an abandoned dog:
* BA-Sappho list on queernet is full of animal-lovers who rehabilitate animals.

Good luck!

xoxo

Nabil
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[User Picture]From: tjcrowley
2008-08-30 05:41 pm (UTC)
I messaged Whitney and I tell you too -- if you don't find his owner, I'll take him. Email me at darren.mckeeman@gmail.com -- I am home all day alone.
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2008-08-30 06:15 pm (UTC)
look at the terrier specific rescues
put up signs at local doggy daycares, like happy hound etcetera
talk to the spca to see if you can just put up signs but not leave him there

trust me, small dogs get adopted in a snap second. Even if you took him to animal control, there is no way he will be put down. The only dogs that get put down there? pit bulls.
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[User Picture]From: susannochka
2008-08-30 06:44 pm (UTC)
It's going around. I just got an email from a friend, who knows the person who posted this: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pet/819578836.html
I wish I wish I wish, but I can't have a dog right now.

Man, that starved-and-left-for-dead pit rescue story linked above made me weep copiously.
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[User Picture]From: chise
2008-08-31 01:10 am (UTC)
which part of CL did you post to, and have you thought about putting up Found signs???
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[User Picture]From: msjen
2008-08-31 01:33 am (UTC)
Hey, just making sure Tyler/Paul talked to you about this...
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[User Picture]From: creepingivy
2008-08-31 04:41 am (UTC)
I second the suggestion for calling shelters to see if he's been reported as missing.

These are the possible scenarios as I see them:

1. He's a dump by people who took on a terrier and realized what a pain in the ass RESPONSIBLE pet ownership can be at times and cut him loose.

2. He's not a dump job but rather, he's just got shitty owners. They put enough effort into grooming him so they must have some interest in him, you'd think. The cutest dog I've seen to date belongs to a guy whom in all other aspects I adore but his pet parenting skills are horrible.

3. Neither 1 or 2 but rather, he might be a Burner Dog. He's being pet sat so no one in the area he was found is familiar with him because he normally doesn't live there. He may not have been reported as lost yet if said Burner is still at said Burning. But that's over in two days and you may be likely to get a response off CL come Tuesday.

If all else fails...

Here's a No Kill Shelter reference in Redwood City: http://www.nokillnetwork.org/d/relat/related5_29.html

Different no-kill shelters have different intake policies, some will refuse animals not found in the city in which the shelter exists. This write up didn't say if it did or not. If you end up turning him in, be prepared to pick a street in Redwood City and claim you found him there if they get weird about where he comes from exactly.
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[User Picture]From: alceria
2008-09-02 05:44 pm (UTC)
Can't help cause I'm not local, but good for you for taking him home and helping him find a home! Looks like a cutie. Maybe a friend would help Java settle down??!? My dog is 900 times better behaved when she's with her "cousins", i.e., my parents' dogs.
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[User Picture]From: ijeremy
2008-09-04 07:25 am (UTC)
He really was a cute little guy. And I don't usually like dogs!
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[User Picture]From: supremegoddess1
2008-09-06 04:27 am (UTC)
If you've named him, it's too late, he's yours.

-Owner of 10 cats, 6 of which were originally supposed to be "temporary"
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