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Should you find a stray Rottweiler,
GGARR is certainly willing and available to assist you.
However, there are a few essential steps that should be taken
immediately to help locate the owner, and they are as follows….
1) Check the dog’s ears and belly
for a tattoo that will help track or identify the owner.
2) Take the dog to your nearest
veterinarian and have him/her scanned for a microchip.
3) Call your local Animal Control
center to see if the dog has been reported “missing”. Many people
use Animal Control as a sort of “Lost & Found” when their pet
becomes missing. Give as many details as possible to help identify
the dog. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you DO NOT
BRING the dog to Animal Control, as often times
Rottweilers that are brought in to the facility will be euthanized
because of the breed. There is also a very high incident of Kennel
Cough and other illness at Animal Control. Once a dog is placed
there we often are unable to save them because they become ill and
most clinic will not allow a contagious dog to Board at their
4) Posters, with a picture
if possible, should be placed around your neighborhood and in local
veterinary offices, pet stores, etc. to help locate the owner.
5) Ads should be placed in
your local newspaper to help locate the owner…these ads are
FREE OF CHARGE and should be placed as soon as possible. The
ad should simply list the Breed and sex of the animal. Too many
details may encourage someone just looking for a free dog to call.
You must also include a CONTACT NUMBER to assist the
owner in retrieving the dog. If you are hesitant to leave your own
phone number, your are urged to leave a GGARR phone contact (see
below) once you have made contact with us.
6) If possible, you are urged to
hold the dog in your home for 48-72 hours to see whether the owner
can be located. If you are unable to do so, please contact one of
the GGARR members listed below to help assure the dog’s safety and
location of his/her owner:
Yoly Ramirez 954-309-0115
Grace Acosta 786-295-0829
These loving companions may require
medical care, and often need to be boarded if their owners cannot be
found. Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler
Rescue relies solely on the generosity of the kind and
caring individuals such as you to help us with such care. Donations
are greatly appreciated to help us continue to carry out our mission
of saving these lives. We are here to assist you in the endeavor you
began….by following the above steps, you will greatly increase the
chances of returning the lost animal to his/her owner, or help place
him/her in a new permanent and loving home. Always remember, it may
be your canine companion that one day relies on the caring and
concern you have just extended.