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Report Lost or Stolen

If your dog is MISSING or STOLEN?

The 4 main databases are: 

Petlog - www.petlog.org.uk/pet-owner/lost-and-found-pets-content/
Anibase www.anibase.com 01904 487 600
PETtrac - www.pettrac.co.uk/pet-owners/lost-pets/ 01273 408722 0800 652 9977
SmartChip - www.smartchip.org.uk  01208 420 999. 

If your dog is tattooed, report it to the National Dog Tattoo Register www.dog-register.co.uk/ 01255 552455 

  • Check with your local branch of the RSPCA, as well as local animal rescue centres.
  • Inform your vets, and inform as many local practices as you can.
  • Make your dog too hot to handle - Get online and visit area-specific and pet related Facebook pages and post info about your missing dog. Also there are a number of search and rescue sites which may be able to help.
  • Check with your local community – neighbours, postal workers, shops, post offices, and other businesses.
  • Hand out flyers/posters in your local area – someone may have seen something.
  • Tweet area-specific and pet related twitter pages with your dog’s details.  
  • Don’t be afraid to approach the local media – newspapers, radio stations and even television could help to publicise your missing dog.
  • Complete the form below and we will add your missing dog's details to our website and circulate their details via our social media network:

How to keep your dog safe.

Dog theft is on the rise, please read the following advice to keep your best friend safe

  • It is a legal requirement for your dog to wear a collar and ID tag when in a public place. This applies even if your dog is chipped (Control of Dogs Order 1992). An ID tag with your telephone numbers means your dog can be reunited with you very quickly.
  • It is a legal requirement for ALL dogs to be microchipped and their keeper's contact details to be kept up-to-date. Ask your vet to check your dog’s microchip every year and clean tattoos with surgical spirit regularly.
  • Never leave your dog tied up outside a shop
  • Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle
  • Ensure your fencing is adequate and check it regularly for wear and tear. It should keep your dog in and trespassers out! Keep your dog in view when it goes out into the garden.
  • Train your dog not to go out of your sight on walks. Use an extending lead if the dog does not comply. Vary your walk times and routes.
  • Keep all documentation relating to your dog(s) in a safe place. Include clear photos of front and side profiles of your dog. Make a note of unusual markings.
  • Decide who owns the dog(s) within in your family. Discuss who will own them after bereavement or the break up of a relationship. Draw up a formal document to this effect and get all parties concerned to sign it.
  • Fit an alarm/bell to your gate so that you can hear visitors/trespassers enter your property.
  • Beware of strangers – don’t give details about your dog. Don’t allow strangers to have their photograph taken with your dog.
  • Be cautious when inviting people into your home to view dogs/puppies for sale. Restrict the number of visitors and their access and always have someone with you.

Please also complete the form below and we will add your missing dog's details to our website and circulate their details via our social media network:

 

The UK's National Lost Pet Microchip database and Lost Pet & Found Pet Reunification service. We are here to help stem the rising tide of dog theft and rural crime in the Thames Valley area. With thanks to Dogs Trust for their support. The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. DTA is pleased to support Pet Theft Awareness, a campaign which highlights the danger faced by owners of all pets and horses. Please support them! With thanks to Our Dogs for their support.