Have your dog licensed and keep this license on a separate collar around his neck. (You can also put your dog's Rabies tag on this collar.) In the event that your dog is on a leash and pulls out of his collar, he will still be wearing identification. Whoever finds your dog can then either call your township or your veterinarian and you can be contacted to pick up your pet.
A relatively new product to hit the market are dog GPS collars and backpacks. These are around a few hundred dollars and usually include a monthly service fee, but in the event your dog goes missing, this GPS technology will help you easily locate your pet. Actions to Take if your Dog Does Run Away: If your dog becomes lost, organize a search party. Inform your neighbors and walk/drive around the area searching for your pet.
Be sure to contact local agencies at least once a day to see if your dog has been found.
If your dog does become lost make sure to include the following on your fliers: a picture, date that your pet was lost, your pet's name, breed and coloring, description and any unique markings, and your phone number. You can also include award information. (Tip: you can also include this information in a newspaper ad).
This article was taken from the February Newsletter at www.MyPoliticalPooch.com.