Did you know that January is National Walk Your Dog Month? And in honor of this month dedicated to getting out of the house and taking our pups for a walk, the VP of Operations for Zoom Room Liz Claflin gives us tips for what to do if the worst happens and our dog goes missing.
And if you are wondering what Zoom Room is and why we are looking to Claflin for this type of information, it is because this is a company that helps to train people who love dogs. Think of it as the people who train the dog lovers who want to help dogs and their owners.
Being an expert in the field of dogs means that when we have an issue like a missing dog, Liz Claflin knows exactly what we need to do to turn things around and hopefully get our pup back home with us.
Liz Claflin of Zoom Room shares her tips for what to do if your pup goes missing
So what should you do if your dog goes missing?
- If your first instinct is that your pup has been stolen, Claflin recommends immediately contacting authorities and making a report.
- While this is more of a preventative measure, she also recommends making sure your pup is microchipped, has a collar, and all of their information is up-to-date.
- “If your dog is missing, post on all of the various lost dog websites and apps (e.g., Pet FBI, Fido Finder, Lost My Doggie, and more). Contact your local animal shelter(s) to notify them.”
- Another preventative measure is to make sure that you are always using a leash when walking your dog, while also making sure that your dog is properly trained in recall commands.
Honestly, the biggest things are being proactive before our pups can end up going missing, while also making sure that we get the word out to people who may be able to help us find our pups if they do get lost.
But we want to know what you think of these tips? Have you had to deal with a missing dog before? What did you do?