It's hard to avoid the signs around town, first because the Los Gatos Beautification Committee would be furious that they're up, and second because of what they announce—two young male dogs found who are looking for their owner.
The good Samaritan who found them, who only wants to be identified as Nick, said despite putting up the placards around town, local animal shelters, placing an ad on Craigslist and contacting animal control authorities, the dogs' owner still hasn't come forward.
The dogs, described as brothers "from the same litter," one black and one tan, are said to be between 6 and 8 months old, mixed-breed German Shepherd/Rottweiler and are being fostered by two of Nick's friends in separate homes.
Nick said he found the animals in good health the afternoon of Aug. 18 when a couple he knows that lives near his home on Loma Alta Avenue was trying to help them. The pooches were following them toward the downtown area on Johnson Avenue and they feared they would be hit by a car.
"They asked us to hold on to them because they feared something would happen to them so we tied them to our front yard," Nick said. "We've looked everywhere for the owners and they have never come forward."
Nick, who owns a dog himself, said he's happy that the two families the dogs have been placed with want to adopt them, but still wants to give the owner a chance to claim the animals in case they somehow escaped their home or were accidentally left in town by a visitor.
"They've fallen in love with the dogs so it looks like it will be a happy ending, but if the owner wants to claim them, they can call me," Nick added.
Nick said his friends are willing to wait 30 days for the owner to contact him. After that time period passes, they'll begin the formal adoption process by getting the dogs licensed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. "We'll wait a couple of more weeks, but we've found them homes."
If you know anything about the animals and their owner please contact Nick at 408-504-7172.