So we had just climbed in the car to start the long trek home when we come across these two little guys. They were wondering house to house and crossing the road. We pulled over to see if they had tags. The brown one had a collar, but no tags and the grey one had neither. They were sweethearts who wanted lots of love, but they looked not well taken care of.
We knocked on doors for over an hour and no one recognized the little dogs. So then we tried vet offices for a micro chip scanner, but everyone was closed for the holiday. Finally, we tried Petsmart and they told us the other one in a nearby town would have one. So off we went and as luck would have it the brown dog had a chip. Sadly, though the owners hadn’t sent in their information so he was only registered to the shelter he was adopted from. So all we could do was take them to the shelter and drop them in an outside kennel, since they were closed too. So we put them in together, since they loved each other and gave them each a can of wet food. Didn’t want them to be hungry all night and they had plenty of water. They haven’t appeared on the shelters website so I believe they found the owners, but even if they haven’t at least their off the street and safe.
Moral of the story: please tag all your pets and microchip them as well. It is extremely important!