The Blog For Dogs

DOGS FEATURED IN THE COUNTRYMAN’S WEEKLY

The following dogs are featured in the DogLost column in the current issue of The Countryman’s Weekly. For further details on each dog, enter the 6 digit DogLost ID in the search box on the website: http://www.doglost.co.uk

Theft-by-Finding

Theft-by-Finding is a major crime for cat and dog owners. #MissingCatsDay recognises that cat theft is a serious issue. Use the hashtag above to share and view other missing and stolen cats. Read the new ‘Cat Theft Report 2021’ and see the stats:https://pettheftawareness.blogspot.com/…/cat-theft…#PetTheftReform

Dog Theft Report – Crimewatch Live

Earlier this week, on the 18th March 2021, the BBC One show “Crimewatch Live” covered a special report into the incredibly concerning rise in dog theft across the UK. You can view the 7-minute report below: Featured image by Fungai Tichawangana from Pixabay.

Pet Theft AWARENESS and The Dog Union

The ninth annual national #PetTheftAwarenessWeek concludes tomorrow with #MissingCatsDay – Thank you to everyone who has shared the posts and promoted the campaign. The Dog Union has offered several different letter templates (which you can personalise) to different leading figures who hold the keys to our call for ‘Pet Theft’ to be a specific crime […]

IS ‘YOUR’ PET STOLEN?

IS ‘YOUR’ PET STOLEN? Seeing puppies and kittens with their mum at the seller’s home is a good start if you can’t find a suitable rescue pet. New pets should immediately be checked for a microchip and if you have mistakenly bought a stolen pet you MUST make contact with the true owner.If you don’t […]

Tack theft is a huge problem along with ownership disputes

Tack theft is a huge problem along with ownership disputes. Definitely seek legal advice before loaning out horses. Horse thefts from victims: http://www.pettheft.org.uk/case-studies-stolen-horses.php YOU CAN HELP by emailing your MP by clicking link below:http://www.stolenandmissingpetsalliance.co.uk/write-to…/ #PetTheftAwarenessWeek

Dogs are stolen from wherever thieves can get their hands on them!

Dogs are stolen from wherever thieves can get their hands on them! Gardens are the most common place, and stats show about half of stolen dogs are removed from the garden. Our advice is to not take any risks and never leave your dog unattended. YOU CAN HELP by emailing your MP by clicking link […]

Aldi launches mini scalloped chairs and chaise longues for pets

Pets deserve to live a life of luxury – so Aldi is offering miniature chaise longues and velvet chairs for them to relax in. An upgrade from the standard bed, the pet furniture comes in grey or pink and matches some human-sized items the store has sold in the past. You can still grab a […]

How can you prevent your pets or horses from being stolen?

How can you prevent your pets or horses from being stolen?Where are they vulnerable? Stay fully focused whilst walking your dog. Avoid being distracted by mobile phones. Organised dog thieves will steal from gardens, or puppies at viewings and targeted burglaries. YOU CAN HELP by emailing your MP by clicking link below: https://www.stolenandmissingpetsalliance.co.uk/write-to…/

Dog owners scared to walk their pets amid 170% surge in thefts

Dog owners say they are too scared to walk their pets alone amid a 170% surge in dognapping over the last year. Holly Morgan, 26, from Nottingham, had her dog stolen in August 2019 and faced sleepless nights worrying whether he was okay. She said: ‘Having my dog stolen was definitely the worst, stressful and […]

DogZoom Online Rally

Join us tonight here at 6pm to learn the facts about #PetTheft#PetTheftAwarenessWeek Watch an introductory video at: https://www.facebook.com/DogZoomUK/videos/274701737399646/ You do not need a Facebook account to view the content – click on “Not Now” if you are prompted to create an account If you were not able to watch live, you can still watch a […]

Dogs are family, right?

#DogTheftAwarenessDay highlights the urgent need to amend the ‘1968 Theft Act’ where pets are not even mentioned! How much longer before the problem taken seriously and something is done?National #PetTheftAwarenessWeek March14th-21st The past year has seen a 170% increase in dog thefts according to DogLost.co.uk stats. Some of these thefts have been violent. All of […]

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism.

Videos promoting the use of ‘shock collars’ for dogs on YouTube have been criticised by animal rights charities. Used in ‘dog training’ videos, animal welfare charity Blue Cross said the methods are ‘inhumane and ineffective’ and should either come with a warning or be banned altogether. Electric shock collars for pets is currently legal, though […]

A big thank you to your Fairy dog mother

Over the Christmas Period Doglost helped a customer of ours to find her mothers dog Finn that had escaped from home and gone missing.He was eventually trapped and returned home safely.In order to say thank you for all the time and effort that had been put into finding him we decided that we would hold […]

Media appeal for stolen Milks.

Milks the French Bulldog Submitted by Lily Trueman A desperate appeal has been issued to find a french bulldog which was stolen from Pillgwenlly, Newport on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Milks is just one of 465 dogs reported as stolen to DogLost, the UK’s largest lost and stolen dog service. Milks is a female, grey […]

Pet Theft Awareness Week 14th – 21st March

In the run up to Dog Theft Awareness Day / Pet Theft Awareness Week (14th-21st March) we have produced this to highlight a few points to all dog owners. Read more about Pet Theft Awareness Week at: https://www.facebook.com/pettheft/posts/4453178081364102Keep a look out here and on the national and local DogLost Facebook groups for further details and […]

Police check social media to tackle rise in dog thefts

A POLICE force has revealed an action plan involving monitoring social media to crackdown on criminals behind surging numbers of dog thefts since the start of the pandemic. Darlington’s Neighbourhood inspector Chris Knox told a meeting of the borough council that dog thefts was an area the force had not been doing so well in […]

Public urged not to buy dogs without documentation.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has reminded people this weekend not to buy any dogs from social media sites or any person where appropriate documentation such as ownership and pedigree papers cannot be provided. This, the union warns, increases the demand for stolen pets. Dog owners are also being reminded by the FUW of steps […]

Bringing the dog world and media together.

For those of you not on Facebook, we are involved in this ‘DogZoom’ online Rally next Sunday. Anyone can sign up This is our post on DogLost Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/doglost/permalink/10158386571147955/I’ll put the text and Ticket link below tooCalling all pet owners and your pets; join us for the World’s first ever live DogZoom event from the […]