09 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to Protect Your Small Dog From Thieves

An off-leash dog that is unattended can be especially vulnerable to thieves. Follow Me on Pinterest

An off-leash dog that is unattended can be especially vulnerable to thieves.

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Dognapping is on the rise, and can affect not only purebred dogs, but vulnerable animals for use in puppy mills, fighting rings, ect. This summer learn how to protect your small dog from thieves, and have a fun, safe season.

How to Protect Your Small Dog From Thieves

Dognapping may not be at the top of your list of concerns, but unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon that’s on the rise. The American Kennel Club estimates that pet theft increased 28 percent from 2012 to 2013 alone.

 

Dogs can be stolen for a number of reasons. Purebreds may be sold to pet stores, puppy mills, or breeders. Smaller dogs may be used as bait for dog fighting rings. And some dogs are even taken for their fur.

 

So what can you do to help prevent your dog from being stolen and suffering these possible fates? Here are the steps you can take to keep your best friend safe.

  1. Keep your dog on a leash
    Off-leash dogs are more likely to be a target for thieves. It’s much easier to take a dog that’s wandering around on its own — even under your supervision — than one that’s physically attached to you by a leash. Read more about Dog Safety in How to keep your dog from being stolen here.

When it comes to learning how to protect your small dog from thieves it’s always good practice to have your dog on a leash when outdoors, and to keep them within eyesight at all times. With these tips and awareness we can help reduce the number of pets being stolen each year.

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