Author Archives: Cindi Ashbeck

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Lost Dogs of Wisconsin Volunteer

Our Friday Reunited Story III

After going missing on May 10th, Paige, a Shar-Pei from Oconomowoc in Waukesha County, is back home with her loving family.  Getting Paige back home was no easy task for her owners because every time someone looked at the dog, … Continue reading

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The Mission of Lost Dogs of Wisconsin

We want to take a moment to clear up the apparent confusion some people have with what Lost Dogs of Wisconsin does and does not do.  We feel it is important for us to do this because we don’t want … Continue reading

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Voicemail Becomes Very Important When Your Dog is Lost

We thought we’d take a moment to tell you how important it is to change your welcome messages on your voicemail and answering machines if your pet goes missing.  Even though this is a task that many owners of lost … Continue reading

Posted in Friendly Lost Dog Strategies, Shy Lost Dog Strategies, Useful Tools

With Common Practices, We Can Band Together and Save more Pets

Dear Shelter Operators, Thank you for all you are doing to protect and preserve the animals in your care.  We appreciate the effort you put forth on a daily basis to help return lost pets to their owners and to … Continue reading

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Creating and Placing Effective Signs

Posting signs is one of the most effective things you can do to get your lost dog back home.  But it’s important to realize that not all signs are created equally, meaning some are more effective than others.  If you … Continue reading

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How We Monitor Craigslist

Lost Dogs of Wisconsin has different tools available for use when trying to locate a missing dog and one of them is the organization’s group of Craigslist Monitors.  As we’ve seen first-hand, Craigslist is more than a website where you … Continue reading

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Rex, a Child’s Literal Lifeline, Is Missing

Susan Tester, a resident of Jump River, Wisconsin, knew Rex, a Beagle, Australian shepherd mix, was different when he joined her family two years ago.  For instance, Rex followed Susan everywhere – there was no place Susan could go without … Continue reading

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Our Friday Reunited Story II

If you’ve ever questioned the effectiveness of distributing flyers when looking for a lost dog, you won’t after reading the following… More than a week after a young couple found a female dog and agreed to let a gas station … Continue reading

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Taking a Lost Pet to the Right Place is Key to Reuniting Him with Owners

Do you know what to do when you find a lost dog or cat?  Well, the best chance the animal has to be reunited with his or her family is for you to take the lost pet to the animal … Continue reading

Posted in Found A Dog?

Finder’s Keepers Does Not Apply to Found Dogs

The law in Wisconsin is very clear about two things.  First, if you find a dog, you do not have the right to keep him or her as your own simply because you found the dog.  Second, you must put … Continue reading

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