Most of the people we know here who have dogs tell us that they didn't find the dog...the dog found them. It seems like 90% of them had a dog follow them home and it just never left.....9% got a puppy from a neighbor who had a pregnant dog follow them home....and the last 1% brought a dog with them when they moved here.
Last night DD#2 was out with friends. When she got home - she said that a dog followed her home. Not just to the street by our house - but up the stairs and was sitting by the front door. I went out there expecting to see a small dog (not sure why...but that is what I pictured). What I found was a fully-grown pale-yellow dog that appeared to be a Labrador retriever! LOL
It got scared when I went outside but instead of running toward the front of the house...the only way to leave our yard -- it ran up the back hill. I didn't want to make it feel cornered -- so we went back inside. It was gone when we went back out. I'm half-expecting to see it again soon.
I'm not sure if it was a male or female...didn't get that close. LOL It definitely didn't have a collar - and looked pretty straggly. Had a big splotch of mud on its one shoulder. DD said it seemed friendly enough. Though she didn't pet it. She said she tried to 'loose' it by speeding up her walking-speed...but it just started jogging to keep up with her. She was shocked it followed her up the stairs (we have a long, winding staircase leading up to the house).