If you’re like most dog owners, you don’t want to think about how you would feel if your pet suddenly disappeared. But even a well-trained dog can give in to his natural roaming instinct, which could cause him to travel many miles away from your property. Sadly, many runaway or lost dogs are never reunited with their owners. Far too many are struck by vehicles, end up in shelters where they are eventually euthanized, or die of illness or starvation.
If you think your dog is the exception to the rule and truly believe that he is completely safe and sound, consider these sobering statistics: approximately one out of every three dogs become lost at some point in their lives, and only about 10 percent of dogs without identification are ever reunited with their owners. If your unmarked dog goes missing, there’s a good chance you will never see him again.
While you may not be able to completely prevent your dog from running off, there’s one step you can take right now to significantly improve the chances of a happy reunion if he disappears. … Read Entire Post