rn2b wrote: ... I currently am housing a dog that I found running along a busy highway. I have put up ads on many lost pet websites and no reply as of yet.
Some other things that you might do if you haven't already are:
1. Report the dog to local and surrounding shelters as "found." Leave your name and hone number in case the owners are looking for him. Better yet, go to the shelter yourself and fill in the "found" log and check the "lost" log.
2. Place "found" ads in local and surrounding newspapers (they're free). Be sure to check "lost" ads in the same papers.
3. Post "found" flyers with your contact information. Resist the urge to put too much information on it, especially descriptive information, so that you can use it to weed out the false callers from the true owners.
4. Post your flyers at grocery stores, department stores, vets' offices, pet supply stores, grooming shops, factories, malls, etc. - anywhere you can find a public bulletin board. If you have friends in a nearby city, mail them a supply of flyers and ask them to post them for you.
5. Ask kids in the closest area where the dog was found, if they know someone who lost a dog. Also, delivery people, too...UPS, mailman, Fedex, etc.
He's a handsome guy! Good luck.