Losing a dog can be devastating. Those loveable troublemakers sometimes just can’t help themselves when they find an opportunity to explore or follow a scent, and their instincts overwhelm their minimally present common sense.
If you have a dog that just has to follow his nose every once in a while, make sure you’ve taken steps to ensure his safe return. A sturdy collar with tags indicating his medical status and also his name and contact info will let people know how to reach his person when they find him. The collar will also let them know this is someone’s loved pet. But collars aren’t foolproof, so make sure to get your dog microchipped by your veterinarian. This small device placed under your dog’s skin can’t fall off and can be read by any shelter or vet using a special scanner.