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Tis the Season to be Jolly- Tips to Remain Jolly and Keep Your Dogs Safe

Tis the Season to be Jolly- Tips to Remain Jolly and Keep Your Dogs Safe

Statistics show that many dogs become lost during the holiday season. With the holidays fast approaching Lost Dog Illinois would like to remind you to keep your dog safe during the hustle and bustle:

Traveling with your pet
•Be sure your dog is wearing a current ID tag that includes your cell phone number.

•Carry a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate in case your dog gets lost and is picked up by Animal Control. It is proof of a current rabies vaccination and your ownership.

•As an added precaution, simply take a piece of paper and packing tape, write the address/phone number of where you will be staying and tape it to the collar as a back-up.

Hosting parties or gatherings
•Including your 4 legged friend is great, but if your pet is not one who goes with the flow, be sure to provide them with a nice quiet place away from the crowds to relax and feel secure.

•If your dog is a party animal and wants to be in the midst of the party - great!! ..Just be sure that someone keeps an eye on them and no escape routes like doors or gates are accidentally left open.

•Remember pets that were unfazed by Uncle Joe giving them a kiss on top of the head or Grandma pinching their cheeks last year-may be terrified this year. Err on the side of caution

Happy Holidays!

Susan Taney
Presented by Lost Dogs Illinois, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 with a network of volunteers offering valuable resources to reunite lost dogs with their families and found dogs with their owners. Visit them at www.lostdogsillinois.org and “like” them on Facebook. www.facebook.com/lostdogsillinois.

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