Category Archives: Shy Lost Dog Strategies

Blogs and tips that will help you find your shy, elusive lost dog.

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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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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Tips for Dogs Lost From Car Accidents

It’s a terrifying thought. You are on an outing with your dog, enjoying the day, and all of a sudden your world is turned upside down because you have been involved in a car accident and your dog has been … Continue reading

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Do Not Allow Family, Friends, or Volunteers to “Search” For Your Dog. Ask Them to Flyer Instead…

In the early hours and days of the dog going missing; volunteers, friends and family may want to rush to a sighting location to “search”. This is almost always a bad idea. Their energy should be used for quickly flyering … Continue reading

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Did Your Dog Get Scared By Fireworks? Don’t Panic!

If your dog went missing from the fireworks last night – don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket, some food and water, and something that smells like you (a dirty sock or pillowcase). Then file a report with … Continue reading

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Check Nearby Farms for Your Missing Dog

Scared lost dogs will often gravitate to a farm where there is a reliable food source like outdoor cat food or spilled grain. Farms provide a multitude of hiding places. Lost dogs will hide in sheds, old barns or under … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

  In preparation for July 4, experts from Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin will give you practical advice to offer support, resources, and tips to worried families searching for their lost dogs. Teaching people how to find their … 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. Continue to put out … Continue reading

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Luring a Shy, Lost Dog Using a Portable Grill

Using a portable grill can be very helpful in catching a shy, scared dog. If you are getting sightings of your dog in a general area, we recommend setting up a feeding station. This can help to keep a lost … Continue reading

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