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 the area – going door to door and trying to speak to as many people […]

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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 dog in one area and eventually lead to capture.  However, sometimes it is difficult to […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Tracking Dog Service

We often get asked about tracking dog services for missing dogs.  Some of these services are good, some are not so good and some are out and out scams. They will cost many hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars depending on where they are located and the distance they have to travel. Most will also […]

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Princessa’s Story – A Small Lost Dog Survives Four Months During a Brutal Wisconsin Winter

Once upon a time there was a small 8 lb. chihuahua/rat terrier cross named Princessa who was the princess of the house. She sat on the back of the couch and probably ate bon-bons. Then one day on November 6, 2010 while on a big trip to a semi-rural Super Walmart in Pewaukee, Wisconsin she managed […]

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Tips For Dogs That Are Lost From Somewhere Other Than Home

It is not uncommon for a dog to go missing from a location other than home. These situations  can include but are not limited to dogs that go missing from a: Vacation or camping trip Pet sitter Vet clinic Groomer Animal Shelter Foster home Rescue transport Car Accident This sounds horrifying, but with a good […]

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Checking the Trap – Part 15 in a Series

If all goes well and you have prepared carefully by following the steps in the previous articles, you may catch your dog very quickly! Or not. Regardless, make sure that you are prepared when you head out to check a trap. Always carry these items and if somebody is helping you, make sure they have […]

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Baiting the Humane Trap – Part 14 in a Series

Finally! You have your humane trap for your shy lost dog set up. You have been feeding him at a feeding station and know his routine. He is comfortable with the trap being there because you have made it “part of the landscape”.  You have been moving the bowl closer and closer to the trap […]

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