I was on here about a week ago wandering if I should get another dog. Well, I think I have answered my question....
Today when coming home from running errands there was a golden retriever mix wondering in our neighborhood. She was golden in color and had the feathering on the tail and legs, but her snout was longer than any golden I have seen....almost like an Irish Setter snout. She was super sweet and other than being very thin and hungry (she ate two bowls of food when we brought her in), she seemed like someone's pet. I had never seen her in the neighborhood before and she wasn't wearing a collar, so we took her in for a little while. She and Chester got along great! There was some initial growling on Chester's part, but after spending some time playing in the snow, they were fine. She even got along with our cats
I would have loved to just keep her, but I called animal control b/c I feel that she has to belong to someone. The animal control officer scanned her for a microchip, but she didn't have one. They took her to the shelter, but if she is not claimed by her owner in 5 days, we can adopt her.
I am pretty happy. Either we will be bringing home another golden mix in 5 days or she is returned to her owners, which is what I would want if my dog was lost. The best news is that we know by Chester's reaction today that another dog is definitely in our near future
Here is a link to her picture from animal control... http://www.cachehumane.org/animals/i...ls/2013-14991/