Found 2 stray dogs - did I do the right thing?
Today I went outside and saw our neighbor's kids with two dogs. They said the dogs didnt' have owners and they were wandering around the neighborhood. Their parents didn't let them keep the dogs so I agreed to take them in until I found the original owners.
Both dogs seemed to be well fed, neither had collars. 1 is a senior dog with really rotted teeth. She only has about 5 teeth total and they are filled with plaq. The other is a puppy, about less than a year but one of his eyes is cloudy so I think he may be blind in that eye. I plan to keep them but put flyers up around the neighborhood with my contact in case the owners run across the flyer. I was going to give it a week then take them to a shelter.
Now I can't imagine losing my dog and I know some people let their dogs run loose around the neighborhood and they eventually come back. I'd hate to think I just took two dogs away from some people who actually cared for them but then again, I myself don't think it's very responsible to let your dogs roam around. It is possible they escaped though. So, did I do the right thing here in taking them in or should I have let them go about to see if they end up back to their owners?
Also, any other tips on how to find their owners would be helpful.