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.