Category Archives: Rescues and Shelters

Using Facebook to Maximum Potential

Lost Dogs of Wisconsin was designed to help individual owners and finders of dogs. We provide flyers, postings, a website, tips and suggestions to help happy reunions happen. We are thrilled that the idea has taken off and has become … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 5 (Common Pitfalls)

Lindsay, a shy beagle was successfully captured by the well-coordinated team of volunteers at Midwest BREW. In this final segment of our series for shelters and rescues, we will focus on some of the common mistakes that can lead to … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 4

Your team of volunteers has worked hard at flyering and posting signs and now you’re getting some sightings! This article will cover what we have found to be the best method for handling these. The point person (defined in Part … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 3

Effectively coordinating your volunteers in the search for a lost dog is what we call “harnessing the energy”.  When everybody is on the same team and pulling in the same direction, great things can happen.  When the efforts are scattered … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 2

How can rescues and shelters prevent  high flight risk dogs from escaping from new adopters, foster homes and even their own facilities? And how can they correctly react when a dog does go missing? These next few articles will focus … Continue reading

Posted in Prevention, Rescues and Shelters

Harnessing the Energy – Part 1

There are more lost dogs now than there have ever been.  Pet ownership is up and we, as a nation,  are saving more dogs, with many more people choosing adoption as their option. This is a great thing but it … Continue reading

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Navigating the Maze of Stray Holding Facilities

Your friendly dog has gone missing and there is a good chance that he has ended up in an animal control facility or stray holding facility. This article will help you understand how the system works and will help maximize … Continue reading

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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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