PUPS does not and can not function as a rescue organization, so here are a few tips:
What to do if you find a stray
- Contact the area shelters; it's possible that the dog is lost, and owners will often contact the local shelters first.
- Reach out to your network of family, friends, co-workers. This can not be overstated!
- Make flyers and post them everywhere, and be sure to include a picture of the dog if you can.
- Visit petfinder.org.
Owners who have lost dogs sometimes post there.
Also Pets911 is a nationwide site for emergency information about cats and dogs.
- Have the dog seen by a vet. Veterinarians can check for a microchip. Also, you are far more likely to find a home for a dog who has a clean bill of health.
- If you can not board the dog yourself, either bring the dog to a no-kill shelter
or call Animal Care & Control.
The ACC is the only shelter that will come get a dog, but they are a kill shelter. While they do their best to get dogs adopted, this may not be the case.