April 23rd is National Lost Dog Awareness Day, a good day to check your dog’s tags and chip registry to make sure everything is up to date. Are the tags legible? Do both the tags and the registry have your cell number? If you have or had a landline, you may have that info still listed.
If your dog is not micro-chipped, today might be the day to call around and find out where you can get it done inexpensively. Or check on line for special events in your area where they may be inserting chips at very low cost.
When was the last time you walked your fence line looking for weak spots that may become escape routes in the future?
You should also inspect your leashes, collars, and tie-outs to make sure nothing is getting frayed.
Do you have a current picture of your dog along with his or her current weight and height? That can be important if you have to post flyers or advertise your lose online.
I’m hoping you never need these precautions, but better safe than sorry.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!