Nothing can make our hearts pound more rapidly than the moment we realize our dog is not in the yard (ran through the electric fence, dug under the fence, gate was left open) or when they slip out of their collar while on a walk. This is our worst nightmare for sure.
Let’s run through some best practices to ensure our dogs’ safety. AHDRO recommends a properly fitted martingale collar because they are difficult to slip out of despite the anatomical structure of the collie and sheltie head. While AHDRO does microchip all of our dogs, the blue dog bone shaped ID tag we provide has truly reunited all of our “at large” dogs in a timely manner. For example, just the other night during the snow storm at 10:15PM,we received a call from a young man that was driving home and saw a collie running down the side of the road. He stopped and called the dog over, read the cell number and called us. We then go to our data base and look up the owner to notify them. This is why it is vital that when our adopters move or get a new cell, we need that information to ensure your dog’s safe return.
Technology now is assisting with reuniting lost dogs and owners with GPS tags. These tags offer dual methods for the lost dog and found dog. If you purchase the tag, you register your dog and they have a profile. If your dog is missing, you go to your dog’s profile and mark him/her missing. Now, if you happen to find a dog that is wearing a GPS tag, you simply scan the tag with your cell phone or visit the site on the tag. You will find the owner’s contact information and get this, the owner receives text with the GPS details of where you and the dog happen to be. This link is an example of a GPS tag.
Each of us at one time have been blissfully unaware that our dog was down the street on his or her own mission . So, load up that martingale collar with at least 2 ID tags.
To purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org with how many you would like and you will be sent instructions on where to send your check.
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