Finding owner of stray dog near Ontario Oregon?
February 6, 2019 7:08 AM   Subscribe

I'm from DC and am visiting my dad in eastern Oregon (Baker City) for a few days. On the drive from Boise airport I stopped at a truck stop just west of Ontario (Fruitvale?) and found a shivering skinny pup who looks like a Chihuahua mix. Any ideas on finding his people?

He was wearing a harness, and appears to have been someone's pet -- he knows all about sleeping under blankets, for instance. He's an intact male though, and I was told that area is a place where dogs tend to get dumped. I left my name and number with the truck stop, and a local lady who was there when I got him took his picture and posted on social media and got some shares without success so far. I'm going to get him checked for a chip also. Any other ideas for finding his people if any?
posted by Cocodrillo to Pets & Animals (4 answers total)
Is there a local SPCA or Humane Society? You could try giving them a call to see if anyone has reported a dog matching his description as lost.
posted by velocipedestrienne at 7:41 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]

There's a Lost Pets Oregon Facebook page that seems to be pretty active and might also help you find other resources.
posted by praemunire at 8:52 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]

You can check for local humane societies and rescue groups. The grapevine can be very strong - maybe someone has heard of a missing dog.

But odds are high that you won't be able to find the owner, so you might as well start trying to find a place for him to go, assuming you can't keep him yourself.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 5:01 AM on February 7

Found his mom thru social media!! He was happy...
posted by Cocodrillo at 10:09 AM on February 7 [3 favorites]

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