Call your friend who is deeply involved in rescue, and tell them you have a new dog for them?
Chances are, the dog you found has an owner who is desperately missing them. And most certainly, your rescue friend does NOT need another dog to save.
Here are a few tips to help you safely return the dog to its home.
Be safe, especially if it is injured. Pain and fear are the biggest reasons dogs bite.
Secure it with a slip lead and in a crate if possible.
Check for a tag on the collar.
Often you will be able to find an owner very nearby.
Walk around the neighborhood to see if someone is looking for it.
Take it to any local shelter or vet clinic to scan for a microchip.
If you find a chip, be sure to check with multiple chip registries.
Check your local nextdoor.com for people reporting it missing.
Take a photo and
Make a flyer to put up in the area
Report it to your local Animal Care Agencies
Post it on https://nextdoor.com.
City of Sacramento-Front Street Shelter
2127 Front Street Sacramento
Dial 311 inside city limits
County of Sacramento- Bradshaw Shelter
3839 Bradshaw Road Sacramento
Dial 311 in the County
6201 Florin Perkins Rd Sacramento
Elk Grove Animal Services
8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove
Placer County Animal Services Center
11232 B Ave, Auburn
Roseville Animal Shelter-Placer SPCA
200 Tahoe Ave, Roseville
Thank you for saving a life!