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How far from home do lost dogs really travel?

  • 1.  How far from home do lost dogs really travel?

    Posted 29 days ago
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    Preliminary research is showing that most dogs really don't travel very far from home when lost. Here is a link to a wonderful study that helps us better understand what may really happening.

    Frontiers | A New Web-Based Tool for RTO-Focused Animal Shelter Data Analysis | Veterinary Science (

    Shelters across the country are realizing the critical value of data sets around return to home. Many are taking this information to their communities in very effective ways. The average person has been helping lost dogs for quite some time without our help, it's high time we acknowledge this and encourage it. Here is a look at some effective messaging out of Rochester, New York.

    City of Rochester | Found A Pet

    There are many great examples of stellar lost and found pages. How does your page compare with Rochester? Does anyone have a website they'd like to brag about? Please send us the link!!


    Gina Knepp
    National Shelter Engagement Director
    Michelson Found Animals Foundation
    Los Angeles, California

    Return to Home Specialist


    Rochester Lost.pdf   2.66 MB 1 version