My next door neighbors have two dogs, one of which is a puppy. However, I’ve been noticing that the puppy is never outside and the full grown dog always is. It rained tonight as has for the last couple of weeks. I went outside and heard the dog crying. I ran inside to grab some towels and I stood on a chair, leaning over the fence and dried her off. She is so loving and really wants to affection. I don’t know if calling my animal shelter would work because she is not emaciated and does not show any physical signs of abuse so I don’t think they would do anything. Any ideas.
I would suggest talking to your neighbours about it because she does need shelter from the elements, you could always offer to walk her and spend some time with her each day so she’s not left alone constantly- if you have the time to I mean.
If they keep her outside because the dogs don’t get along then they should be encouraging them to spend time together so they get used to one another and DO get along. They can’t just throw someone out their home because of some newcomer, it doesn’t work like that and it’s not fair. You could even offer to help them introduce the dogs properly perhaps?
I would try politely talking with your neighbors about trying to bring the dog indoors as well. You can also offer to take the dog out for walks throughout the week since you love dogs so much. Please contact our CID department at CIDInfo@peta.org and they’ll offer you some great advice.
@Styna I have no clue. The corner that has the backdoor to their house is hidden from my backyard so I can’t see. I wanted to jump into their yard to go check but that would be trespassing and although the dog is nice, I don’t know how she would react if I went into her yard. I wouldn’t want her to bite me then my family tell the authorities so she would be put down. Though I don’t think she would be aggressive. As far as I can see she has no shelter and I think they keep her outside because she doesn’t get along with their other dog.
Does she have shelter, food, and water at all times outside? If not, that ought to be enough for the animal shelter to do something – at least it is in this area. If she does have all of those things, then you could try talking to your neighbors about it.
That poor dog 🙁