Archive for September, 2017

Keeping Your Dog Safe

Some great advice to follow from the  DogLost  Team     at


  • Ensure your dog’s tag contains – owner’s name, postcode, and at least one contact number.
  • Ensure your dog is micro chipped – and that details are up to date.
  • Dog tattoo – a permanent and visible means of identifying your dog. The National Dog Tattoo Register can provide more details.


  • Tie your dog up outside a shop
  • Leave your dog unaccompanied in a car
  • Leave your dog on its own in the garden
  • Give out information about your dog to strangers


  • Use an extending lead if your dog’s recall is poor
  • Vary the time and location of your walks
  • Walk with a friend if you are worried
  • Increase your house security – a crime prevention officer will advise you
  • Consider a GPS tracker collar More info here:
  • Pre-register your dog with DogLost  ( feature coming soon on
  • Consider joining


DogLost is a national community of thousands of dog owners and volunteers like you, helping to reunite lost dogs with their owners. It’s FREE to join – then you’ll be able to register lost and found dogs, helping to reunite them with their owners. They also provide:

  • A printable poster for each dog that can be put up in your area
  • A page for each lost or found dog, where news and support can be shared
  • Email alerts for lost dogs in and around your postcode
  • Other news of lost pets and relevant events
  • Connections to help you share news of lost dogs on social media
  • Links to a microchip scanning service used by vets and wardens, to ensure your pet is returned as soon as possible
  • …and more benefits coming soon!

DogLost is a volunteer organisation, so always appreciate DONATIONS that help even more dogs in distress.



Lost Dog: a handy contact list