Statistics show that many dogs become lost during the holiday season. With the holidays fast approaching Lost Dogs of Wisconsin would like to remind you to keep your dog safe during the hustle and bustle:
Traveling with your pet
- Be sure your dog is wearing a current ID tag that includes your cell phone number.
- Carry a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate in case your dog gets lost and is picked up by Animal Control. It is proof of a current rabies vaccination and your ownership.
- As an added precaution, simply take a piece of paper and packing tape, write the address/phone number of where you will be staying and tape it to the collar as a back-up or attach a temporary ID tag with the same information.
- To keep your dog safe while driving, please read our article: Safe Driving with Dogs
- If your dog does escape while you are traveling, please read our article: Tips for dogs that are lost from somewhere other than home
Hosting parties or gatherings
- Including your 4 legged friend is great, but if your dog is not one who goes with the flow, be sure to provide them with a nice quiet place away from the crowds to relax and feel secure.
- If your dog is a party animal and wants to be in the midst of the party – great!! ..Just be sure that someone keeps an eye on them or in a separate room and no escape routes like doors or gates are accidentally left open.
- Remember dogs that were unfazed by Uncle Joe giving them a kiss on top of the head or Grandma pinching their cheeks last year-may be terrified this year. Err on the side of caution.