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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:37 PM
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So I found a dog (pictures)
Yesterday, it was pouring rain down here and slightly cold, at least for Miami standards. I was working on my computer when I saw a small dog run by my window. I didn't think anything of it until two hours later when I walked out of the house and the dog is laying beneath my car. It had stopped raining so I fed him some cooked chicken.
I tried to get him to warm up to me so I could put him in my yard, take a photo and post "found dog" posters throughout my neighborhood, but he wouldn't let me grab him. He ended up running down the street after eating my chicken.
So I forgot about him, but two hours later, he is under my car again. I tried grabbing him again, but again, he takes off running. So I leave the house, come back a couple of hours later and there he is again, hanging around my front yard. This time, I get him to go in the yard. He was scruffy and appeared to have been abused. He might have an injured rear leg because he sometimes lifts it when he walks. Other times he walks fine.
So now I have the dog, whom I named "Scruffy". I've since bathed him and hung up posters around the neighborhood to see if anybody has lost a dog.
But if nobody claims him, I guess I will keep him.
He looks like Benji and is probably just a mutt, but can anybody look at these pictures and tell me what kind of dog he might be?




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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:38 PM
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1. Sorry guys, this was suppose to be posted in the lounge
my bad
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moggie12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:41 PM
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4. That's okay -- It's still a cute dog
And we could probably use a little break from the heavy political discourse here in GDP.

Hi Scruffy! :hi:
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sugargoose Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:40 PM
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2. Yorkie x Terrier?
Just a guess
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:40 PM
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3. It's a cutie! I have no idea what it is...
Very kind of you to take in a wandering waif!! :loveya:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:43 PM
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5. OMG! He is SO CUTE!!!
You HAVE to keep him. What a scruffy little ragamuffin.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:44 PM
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6. Scruffy is the perfect name!
What an adorable dog! I hope you get to keep him.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:47 PM
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7. That's great Raging
And what a great looking mutt. I love dogs!

(Now go kick up the Photo Contest thread before it sinks like a stone!)
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:50 PM
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8. I will kick it
I didn't realize it was posted yet
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:50 PM
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9. I will kick it
I didn't realize it was posted yet
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nicolemrw Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:51 PM
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10. oh my gosh thats cute!
no idea what he might be though. some sort of terrier is all i can think. looks maybe like a westie, but i think they're pure white?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:52 PM
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11. You rock, opening your home to a wayward pup.
I've got a few of my rescue friends looking at the pix to try to decipher the breed(s). How big is he, and what does his tail do when he stands (curl up, hang down...)?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:56 PM
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12. He's very small and his tail hangs down and curves out halfway down
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:05 PM
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15. I don't know which is more adorable
you or Scruffy!!!!!!!
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:57 PM
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13. He's so darned CUTE
Bless your heart for sheltering this dear little soul.

I wish you both well.

He seems to be a terrier for the most part -- but that distinctive orange is interesting, along with the 'bat ears." I wonder if he has some pomeranian or papillon in him.

I bet he's very happy he found you.

Give him a big hug from me and Marigold.
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:58 PM
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14. Cool little dog
He looks quite scrappy, i'd definately keep him.
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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:19 PM
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16. You are a kind soul
to take in this little ragamuffin. He's so cute! He picked you out, so I think now you are his.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:28 PM
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17. that is one super-cute dog
I like little scruffers.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:33 PM
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18. packed with personality
you can see it in his eyes ... what a cool looking dog ...

might be a good idea to put up some posters at some of the vets in the area ... and i would definitely take the dog to the vet if no one shows up to claim him ... always good to start with a thorough check-up ...

congratulations on your find ...
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sevendogs Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:31 PM
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19. Scruffy
He looks like a Papillon or Papillon-cross. If not, he is definitely Terrier cross, but I do think there may be Papillon in there.

He is awfully cute. Do take him to the vet and have him scanned for a microchip. If he has one, someone may be missing him. The vet will know how to contact the companies to report a lost, microchipped dog.

Good for you for taking him in.

Call the shelters and see if any dogs are reported missing as well as all the vets and the animal control (police) in your area. Signs are good, but not enough.


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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:42 PM
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20. What a little cutie!
I love his devil-may-care haircut!

We had nearly the same experience a couple months ago...a dog came into our yard and wouldn't leave. We called the shelters, hung flyers and put ads in the paper. Many local papers will put them in for free. No one called and we kept the dog. We're so happy we did! She is a great dog and we love her to pieces already.

Sometimes fate just brings you together. :grouphug:
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:47 PM
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21. you are so cute, Raging! and Scruffy is too
i don't know what kind of dog he is, but you are a sweetheart to take him in and give him love.

:hug:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:04 PM
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22. Adorable! Looks like a Norwich mix to me...
I want one! Congrats!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:21 PM
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24. Here's a pic...
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:08 PM
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23. Spiffy's a good name...
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