Here for about a month my 3 year olds black mouth cur has decided he needed to run off. We had found this dog at the pound, and my son was instantly attach to him. So any thing were going great with this dog. And then for some reason he kept getting loose and running off. He jumped the 6 1/2 foot fence in the dog run. So to stop him from that we put electic fence around the top of it. this dog run goes off our back porch and runs clear around the side of the house. So after we did this he started tearing through the screen and lattice work on the the porch. When he did this he disapeared for a whole day, and the next morning I recieved a call from a elderly couple that live a couple miles away and tells us that they have our dog, so my DH goes and gets the dog and brings him back. So then we put a cable lead on his collar and tied it to the inside of the dog run. Well the stupd dog actually broke the cable and ran off agian!!!! And he went right back to these elderly couples house agian. I was totaly frustrated, and I am dealing with a guy that had a dog injure a chicken. And the dog has been put down. So I was at my witts end and didnt know what to do. I had tried every thing to keep this dog contianed. So I told my DH to go and tell this couple that they could keep the dog. ( they told me that they wanted him). And I resolved to try to find my son a puppy. I think if we get a pup rather than a full grown dog we will have better luck getting it to stay here, and take up to my son better. So this dog has been over their for about four days now. I wasnt really sure where they were exactly. So my duaghter sells eggs and I took her and my little boy out to sell the eggs. We came by this house. And the people were out side with the dog. I didnt see them because they had a tall hedge and I let the kids go deliver to some people acrossed the street. The dog heard my son and came running out to him. My son was so exicited to see his lost dog and was trying to bring him back to the car, well the guy that we gave him to came out and grab the dog by the collar and said, "Come on Max". My son about had a fit. He screamed, " NO THats MY SCOOBY DOO!!!" "I AM TAKING HIM HOME," I had to get out of the car and I had to tell my son that his scooby dog wanted to live with these people and that we were going to get him a new puppy. This didnt do a thing to settle him down, and it resulted in me having to pyshicallly pull him back to the car kicking and screaming. And he keeps trying to go and get his dog back. I dont know what to do, I thought I was doing right by giving them the dog. Now I want to go and try to get the dog back. I feel like the worst parent breaking my sons heart by giving away his dog. And I cant find a black mouth cur dog anywhere. I know they are popular in the south, but up here they pretty rare. I have been literally in tears because of this, I just dont know what to do.