Reducing the Risk of Dog Theft

Something that started to rise over the course of the pandemic was the theft of dogs. With more and more stories of beloved pets being stolen hitting the news daily, and the demand for certain breeds of dogs rising all over the country, the dog trade became a lucrative business for criminals looking to make money.

To reduce the risk of you losing your four legged friend to thieves, here are some of the things that you can do…

Microchip – A microchip is essential and increases the odds of police being able to find your pet and return it to you. Microchipping can be done quickly and easily by your vet and is something that you should do as soon as possible when you get your dog.

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Destroy Confidential Documents – Any information about your pet that you have can fall into the wrong hands if you aren’t careful. From pedigree papers to insurance details, make sure that when you no longer need them you get them properly destroyed professionally by someone like this confidential waste disposal Bristol based company

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Protect your Garden – Many dog thefts happen from the perceived safety of the owners back garden. Make sure that your garden is not accessible to anyone other than you and keep an eye on your dog when it is out in the garden. If you have a back gate, keep it locked at all times and use security cameras to keep an eye on the garden.

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Kim Lee lives in Tampa, Florida and focuses on living an intentionally happy life, helping others live better, and having a whole lot of fun. She loves to write, read, enjoy the outdoors, and play with dogs.

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