Keeping Your Dog Safe


It's a sad and upsetting reality that numbers of dogs go missing on a daily basis in the UK for a multitude of reasons, but there are a number of things that you can do to keep your dog safe and give you piece of mind. The great team at have provided the following guidelines . . .

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  • Ensure your dog’s tag contains at minimum – the owner’s name, postcode, and at least one contact number.
  • Ensure your dog is micro chipped – and that the details are always kept up to date.
  • Dog tattoo – a permanent and visible means of identifying your dog. The National Dog Tattoo Register can provide more details.


  • Tie your dog up outside a shop
  • Leave your dog unaccompanied in a car
  • Leave your dog on its own in the garden
  • Give out information about your dog to strangers


  • Use an extending lead if your dog’s recall is poor
  • Vary the time, location and route of your walks
  • Walk with a friend or team up with known dog walker/s, if you are concerned
  • Consider increasing your house security – a crime prevention officer can advise you
  • Consider a GPS tracker collar
  • Pre-register your dog with DogLost