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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Lost Dogs Illinois Tips, Supporters Help Bring Rosie Home After 11 Days

Susan Hochgraber was so thrilled to see her Belgian Malinois again after 11 days that she almost didn’t mind the “guests” Rosie brought home with her. Almost. “Ugh, the emergency vet found 20 ticks on her the day we got her back,” Hochgraber said. “Then 10 more the next day, and our regular vet found […]

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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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Your Trapping Supply List – Part 12 in a Series

You’ve rented or bought your trap to catch your shy, lost dog. Now all you have to do is go out and throw it on the ground,  right?  And your dog will jump in, right? Sorry, wrong. Again preparation is the key and we’ll try to walk you through it step by step. Many people […]

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Trail Cameras Help Monitor Lost Dog Behavior – Part 7 in a series

Monitoring the feeding station that you have set up for your lost dog will give you important clues to his behavior and condition. Here are a few different ways that it can be done, both low-tech and high-tech. You can visually check the area every day when you replenish the food and water. By placing […]

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Use a Feeding Station to Help Capture a Shy Lost Dog – Part 6 in a Series

Feeding stations are an important tool in the toolbox of shy lost dog recovery. It is a fancy name for a blob of smelly food on the ground, a bowl of water and a way to monitor the two. You should also leave an article of your clothing at the feeding station. Remember, lost dogs […]

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Harnessing the Energy – Part 4

Your team of volunteers has worked hard at flyering and posting signs and now you’re getting some sightings! This article will cover what we have found to be the best method for handling these. The point person (defined in Part 3) should keep a sighting journal. It is hard to remember all of the details […]

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