Never Give Up Hope!

Hope was adopted from the Columbia County Humane Society (CCHS) in Portage WI on Dec. 8th and 2 days later got out of her owners car. In the 27 days she was on the run, she had basically stayed in one area. After her owner stopped looking for her, CCHS took over. Fliers were passed […]

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Helping Lost Pets Adds New Feature to List Shelters Within 25 Miles

According to the U.S. Census the average American will move 12 times in their life. This means that many people do not know where their local shelter is when their pet goes missing. Factor in that dogs and cats (unlike car keys) do not remain where they are lost. They have four legs and walk […]

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When it Comes to Microchips – Does Size Matter?

Are smaller microchips better?  Not necessarily.  There has been a trend towards very small microchips in the animal sheltering and veterinary world.  Smaller microchips can be easier to insert for very small dogs, puppies and kittens.  The drawback? “Mini” microchips have a shorter copper antenna.  The size of the microchip antenna impacts the read distance […]

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Is Your Dog Lost? Make it EASY for People to Contact You!

Are you missing your dog? Make sure that you make it EASY for people to reach you. Don’t rely on just one method of communication. Check your emails and phone messages frequently. When possible answer your phone in person. Don’t assume the person will leave a message. They often won’t and may only try ONCE […]

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The Power of ONE – How a Centralized Database Can Get More Lost Dogs Home and Save Lives

Can you imagine if there was ONE place where every lost and found pet in North America was listed? Can you imagine if every shelter, vet clinic, police department and animal control facility listed all of their found pets in ONE database? Can you imagine if all of those places directed owners who had lost […]

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MICROCHIPS – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  Micochips are a wonderful tool in the toolbox of lost pet recovery. BUT, we see time and time again, owners of microchipped dogs relying on the microchip to bring their dog home instead of getting out and doing the legwork of flyering and signs. Generating sightings through flyers and signs is the NUMBER ONE […]

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Nextdoor and EveryBlock – Two Neighborhood Groups That Can Help You Find Your Lost Dog

  Generating sightings is the key to finding your missing dog.  Getting the word out through door-to-door delivery of printed flyers is the NUMBER ONE way that lost dogs are found.  But technology also offers some good opportunities to spread the word.  Of course, Facebook is wonderful, but you want to expand and use as many tools […]

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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 old farm machinery and creep out at dusk and dawn to eat. If the dog […]

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