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Take the dog for a walk The dog walk is an excellent litmus test for a new dog. Find out from the shelter if you can “test drive” the dog that you're interested in. Take him out for a spin around the block and see how the two of you get along. Not only will you get an early idea of how you work together in a pack-oriented activity, but you’ll get a better understanding of his underlying temperament once you’ve drained away the frustration and pent-up energy he has from being in his cage.
Questions to ask Don't be afraid to ask the rescue staff about the dog. They aren’t concerned with getting dogs out the door at any cost - most are dedicated to finding good homes for the dogs in their care – so you can be pretty confident that they'll give you the straight story. Find out what the dog is really like and how he gets along with the staff and the other dogs. How does he act at mealtimes? What is he like when people come by to view the other dogs? The answers to questions like these will give you a better idea of what he will be like with you and your family at home.
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Statistics show that less than 16% of lost dogs are returned to their rightful owners. This number can be discouraging to lost dog owners but instead it should be a motivator for them to follow the experts' advice when searching for their lost dog. Most people rely on one or two methods to find their lost dog. As the statistics would show, 84% of the time it's not that easy. We recommend that you use each and every recommendation in this guide to aid you in finding your lost dog. Your dog can be found, and you have the ability to make it happen.Most lost dogs in suburban areas start out in a finder's home. Someone sees the dog strolling down the street and brings him inside to give him water and make sure he's safe. Many finders decide against taking the dog to an organization, shelter, or vet and instead keep the dog in their possession to give the dog special attention in trying to find his owner. Most finders give themselves a day or two to find the dog's owner before they consider taking it to an organization. This is why the first few days should be concentrated on poster distribution. Hit the neighborhood hard with posters the first few days. In-depth information on "Lost Dog" posters is included later in this guide.If your first search did not bring your lost dog home, it's time to regroup. If your dog has been lost for more than 2 hours he's probably already at someone's house and probably being carefully taken care of. Being organized for the next search is more important than losing sleep wondering where he is, or if he's OK. You must understand that you are much more concerned about your lost dog is than your lost dog is concerned about being "lost." Although he will definitely be happy to see you when you find him, he's probably enjoying his adventure at the present time. After all, this is why dogs go missing; they enjoy a good adventure into the unknown world.Some people who find lost dogs immediately think of the local vet as a good place to take a lost dog. Usually these are the finders who do not own dogs themselves and really don't know what to do to care for someone else's dog until the owners are located. Of course, the vet and its employees are a safe place for your lost dog to be taken care of, but this is not always the location where lost dog owners think their dog might have ended up after setting himself free. You should call your local vets to inquire about your lost dog and to give them the information on your dog. If your dog is not there now, he may be dropped off there in a few days and it's very important to know that the local vets are aware that you're looking for your lost family member.