Hi, my name is Carlos. I’m a dog owner living at 17th & Columbia in the Central District.
I came home from work yesterday to find a shaking, cowering young dog at the top of my steps. He growled when I tried to approach and engage with him. He had a rough collar and leash but no apparent tags.
I was able to block him in on my porch, get my own dog out the back door, and contact Seattle Animal Control. The officer was able to engage with the dog to get him to calm down and grab hold of the leash to bring him out. He seemed to think, based on its behavior, that the dog had been struck by a car and ran off scared and injured. My porch is sheltered completely by bushes and probably seemed like a safe place to stay.
Cheers to Officer Jackson for responding so quickly and acting so capably and kindly.
Animal Control will be holding the dog until Friday hoping to find an owner and then assessing him for adoption. The incident number, if you have or want information, is #8617.
Thank you for any help in getting this dog to a safe, happy, forever home!