Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lost Dog that is now at the Dartmouth SPCA

The person who adopted the famous Zeus the dog was in Dartmouth this week - and while he was here he came across a group of young people who had found the dog in these photos -
I'll let him tell the story instead of me - I was in Dartmouth on Wednesday and was approched by a couple of teenagers that were upset and didn't know what they were going to do with a dog that they found tied up outside a church in downtown Halifax. They were a little cryptic in how they came across this dog but were clearly upset as they didnt know what to do with him as they were staying at a shelter and couldnt take the dog there. To make a long story short I ended up taking him and he stayed at the hotel with me that night. Beautiful animal and if Zeus didn't have the issues with other dogs that he does I'd probably would have taken him with me.
However here is what I noted about the dog,it was clear that he was well cared for,well fed, clean, neutered and a brand new collar and leash, walks very well on the leash as well. I took him to the SPCA hoping there was someone looking for him. I did note that the guy was high strung, very high energy and cried alot through the night which I hoped was due to missing his family.

So this guy is currently at the Dartmouth shelter in the back - if anyone recognizes this dog - or if you know anyone who's lost their dog - they should call the shelter - because that's where this beautiful orange dog is. Zeus's Dad really is a great guy, isn't he?

He's actually still with animal control - this is his photo on the impounded pets page at the HRM's animal control page - he's dog # 13836 - so Contact Animal Services at 490-4000 or 1 (800) 835-6428 (Toll free Nova Scotia Only) to make arrangements to pick up your pet. Thank-you to commenter #1 for making me go look at the impounded pets page.


  1. Anonymous8:55 PM

    They should actually call Animal Services, and place a lost Dog report. From there if the information matches then they will contact the shelter. Dont contact the shelter directly because it is not their dog yet.

  2. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Did these young people check to see if the owner was in the Church if the dog was tied up outside or did they believe he had been abandoned there?
    Maybe contacting the Church would be a good idea.

  3. Anonymous10:41 PM

    Poor dog, and kudos to the young couple for taking the time and care to make sure this animal got rescued or who knows where the poor fella would have ended up. :(

  4. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Good thing Sean (Zeus's dad) was able to help! Hopefully this guy's owner will come forward.

  5. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Your welcome Joan! People should always, always put in a lost dog report if your dog goes missing. They are the only ones that pick up does running at large.