No doubt you’ve seen the headlines where a dog is taken from a child walking it, or even taken from a backyard or from a storefront where it was left tied up. It is real, and it happens, sadly. This is fueled partially by the need for dogs in dog fights (see poster at left) and for breeding in puppy mills – and NO ONE wants their dog to end up in either of those situations. Even if it is just someone’s desire for a “free” cared-for and healthy dog, you don’t want that to happen.
So please take care with your precious dogs. Lock your back gate. Don’t leave your dog unattended while you run into the store. It’s not worth it.