Category Archives: Prevention

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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Popular Dog Magazines (and Other Venues) Send the Wrong Message By Publishing Photos of Dogs Without Collars

Stop in at a pet supply store and have a look at the magazines on the rack.  I did. I took some pictures of what I saw (see below). Magazine after magazine, both on the cover and on the interior … Continue reading

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Why We Do Not Endorse Lost Dog Tracking Devices and Tags

Thanks to the power of social media and the loyalty of our fans,   Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and the sister organizations of  Lost Dogs of America have developed a very large Facebook following and audience (over 200,000 Facebook fans).   … Continue reading

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The Wait Command – It Might Save Your Dog’s Life

Does your dog run out an open door the second he gets the opportunity? Or does your dog pull you out the door when it’s time for his daily walk or outside potty break? If so, it’s time to teach … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Securely in Your Yard

The neighbor’s husky pup can’t get past the buried landscape timber. An hour later he made his way into my yard. He found a spot where there was no barrier.  by Barb McDonald, LDOW Volunteer and Founder of the Lost/found … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…. Tips to Remain Jolly and Keep Your Dogs Safe

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 … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside – Keep Your Dog Safe

With the weather becoming blustery, dog owners might consider the following safety tips: Keep ID tags on your dog at all times along with a properly fitted collar – personal ID tag, Rabies/license tag, and microchip tag.  If your dog … Continue reading

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Safe Driving with Dogs

Many dogs are lost from auto accidents.  Sometimes this is unavoidable and if it happens to you, please read our article on how to quickly and safely recover these dogs. Tips For Dogs That Are Lost From Somewhere Other Than … Continue reading

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Please Take Precautions for Fireworks

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Keep Your Dog Safe During The Fourth Of July

Noisy parades, loud music, neighborhood picnics, and, of course, fireworks, –these summertime traditions are all great fun for people, but they are traumatic and dangerous to their pets. More pets run away from home over the Fourth of July holiday … Continue reading

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