You legally must try and find the owners, plus its just the right thing to do. At min go to a vet and scan for a chip and put up posters...the laws vary state to state...but you can't just keep him because you found him that like taking a car simply because it had keys in the ignition.
I see beagle or some hound. Best way to go about posters is put found dog, call with details. Or you can even put "med/large" depending on how big he is. I would also have him scanned like mentioned. He looks well fed so more than likely he has an owner Posted via Mobile Device
Thanks all...I contacted all my niehbors, called the shelters and vets in my area, and posted on craigs list. He is still hanging out at my house and won't leave the property...very nice dog, I'm afraid someone has dumped him!
Because he appears to be well kept, I really do think he has an onwer! Sure could have been dumped, but I am willing to bet that he caught a scent and wondered away from home! It would not be the first time a hound did that!