This dog (a lab / pit bull terrier mix?) has been hanging around our apartment complex for a few days. He's obviously trained (responds to sit, stay, shake, come and a few other commands) and very well behaved. No ear mites and his teeth are clean. He's not aggressive to people or other dogs, though he did have fun with some of the feral cats that also hang around the property.
Unfortunately, this dog is not chipped so there's no way to track the owner. Perhaps he was abandoned by somebody who could no longer afford house payments and now lives in a rental property that doesn't allow pets. Perhaps he was left behind by some of the many vehicles that break down on Highway 17 to Santa Cruz, or that stop in my town on their way to the many nearby tourist destinations. I can't imagine this dog just ran away from home and got lost.
Anyway, Ashley took this dog (who we nicknamed "Trouble") to the animal shelter today.