9 Ways to Give a Lost Dog the Best Chance of Reuniting With His Family!

If you’ve ever had a dog go missing, you know the panic you can feel. That’s likely to make you even more sympathetic if you come up on a lost dog that obviously needs some help getting back home. Take a look at these tips for reuniting a lost dog with its family, as well as these hints for preventing the loss of your own dog in the first place.

1. Assume the Dog Is Just Lost


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Most dogs wandering around on their own are just that: lost. Don’t treat the dog as a stray, but assume it has an owner who’s missing it.


2. See If the Dog Will Let You Approach It


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A lost dog is often desperate for human help, and many let strangers approach them. Use caution, though, and call the authorities if a dog seems hostile.


3. Check for Dog Tags


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If the dog lets you get close enough, check for a collar with tags to help identify it. Some dogs also have identifying tattoos inside their ears.


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