Author Archives: lostdogsofwisconsin

Hiring a Petsitter? Here Are a Few Words of Advice

Many dogs go missing from their own home while an owner is on vacation and a pet sitter is looking after the family home and pets.   The pet sitter may be a seasoned professional who is charging a fee, or … Continue reading

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How Are We Doing? Year to Date July 2018

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Merlin’s Story

Local and county Facebook groups are doing an important service to their communites but when they are giving out bad advice they need to be called out on it.  They are hurting, not helping the cause. Continue reading

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Colt’s Story

Colt showed classic scared dog behavior during those several days he was missing.  One of our hardest tasks at Lost Dogs of Wisconsin is to convince owners that their own dog may not readily come to them. Continue reading

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How Are We Doing? Year to Date June 2018

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Is Your Dog Missing From Fireworks?

  If your dog went missing over the July 4th week, and still hasn’t been found, you may be feeling desperate. Here are a few tips. Dogs that are lost from stressful situations like fireworks will quickly go into “survival” … Continue reading

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Did Your Dog Go Missing From Fireworks?

  We have taken in 45 lost and found dog reports in Wisconsin since yesterday morning, July 4th. Many of the lost dogs will be reunited quickly if everyone reminds people to not chase, call or whistle to the dog … Continue reading

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No Sightings During Hot Weather? No Worries!

It’s hot outside! Don’t be alarmed if you don’t get any sightings of your missing dog during this hot spell. They will hunker down and may not be seen until the weather cools off a bit or they may only … Continue reading

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Sully Makes the Long Journey Home

Last weekend Lost Dogs of Wisconsin volunteers created a chain transport to return Sully, a 5 year old American Bulldog back to his home in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. He had been found and taken by vacationers almost seven hours away to Illinois. … Continue reading

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Distributing Flyers is the Number One Way Lost Dogs are Found

When a dog goes missing, the first reaction of most people is to rush out and search for the dog, calling his/her name and combing the area.  Even though it may seem counterintuitive, you should not send your friends and … Continue reading

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