Some great advice to follow from the DogLost Team at http://www.doglost.co.uk
- 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. http://www.dog-register.co.uk/
- 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 https://www.police.uk/crime-prevention-advice/
- Consider a GPS tracker collar More info here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pets/news-features/activity-monitors-dogs-cats-quantified-pet/
- Pre-register your dog with DogLost ( feature coming soon on www.doglost.co.uk)
- Consider joining DogLost.co.uk http://www.doglost.co.uk/add-dog.php?join=1
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.
FIND MORE ADVICE HERE on KEEPING YOUR DOG SAFE from thelondog.com