Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Top 8 Reasons Why Dogs Go Missing

Research shows that around 1 in 3 pets go missing.  Dogs are particularly prone to wandering, as they’re nomadic animals by nature.  So, if given the opportunity to slip through the garden gate they will happily take themselves  on a journey.  Here are the most common reasons why dogs go missing:

1. Someone has accidentally left a gate or door open
2. They’ve managed to burrow under the fence
3. They’ve jumped or climbed over the fence.  Believe it or not, dogs can scale a ten foot fence
4. They’ve found a hole or a gap you didn’t realise was there.  Dogs view the world at a different height to humans, so they spot things we miss
5. They are not desexed and have gone looking for a mate
6. They have had a fright and are hiding or cannot find their way home. This is particularly common during storms or the fireworks season
7. They are an indoor-only dog who has escaped and become lost
8. They have been stolen

While many dogs do go missing, there are many things you can do to help protect them from becoming a statistic.  You can download a detailed guide to keeping your dog safe from the front page of our website:  

1 in 3 pets go missing.  Inspector Spot finds them.  If your pets are not registered with him yet, visit

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