As strange as it sounds, your dog may be the most valuable possession you have that can attract selfish thieves. Your maltese is a prime target for theft due to its adorable features, sweet disposition, and relatively small size. If you want to protect your precious pooch from burglars, follow these tips to prevent theft by properly identifying your dog with ID tags and other methods. As dog thievery continues to rise, you want to do everything you can to keep your pet safe when they are out of your sight.
ID your dog
You can buy personalized engraved dog tags online for your dog to wear on its collar all the time. The tags should list your name, number, and address, so should your pet become missing, anyone who finds them can call you immediately to bring them home. Place ID tags on a bright and noticeable harness in neon or reflective hues so any thief who wishes to steal your dog will have a hard time hiding identifying factors such as its brightly lit colors and will have an even more difficult time removing the harness itself before someone sees them.
Track your dog
Pet trackers are growing in popularity among pet owners who want to know what their canines do all day. You can place a small pet tracker on your pooch that you can activate via your smart phone so you can be alerted when your pet goes outside the boundaries of your yard. In addition to being a tracker, the device can also have a camera so you can physically see when your pet is eating, playing, or who (and what) they are barking at. Place the tracker next to your dog's ID tags to prevent it from being easily seen or removed by thieves. If the tracker falls off, you will be alerted on your device and can even catch thieves on camera.
Register your dog
It's not only the law to register your dog with the local city; it's also definitely a way you can make your maltese less attractive to thieves as well. When you register your precious maltese with the city, it is given an identifying number that it will keep as long as it lives in your municipality. With this unique ID, your dog will be easier for law enforcement to track and prove as your property if your dog is stolen and later recovered and turned in to the pound or local authorities. This ID is typically placed with custom ID dog tags to help people locate your dog's rightful owner in the event it goes missing.
Talk to a company such as Pet Novo to learn more.