#28 Forgetting To Attach Identification On The Dog
Despite their acute sense of smell and direction, dogs do tend to get lost. Many then either end up on the street or at rescue shelters. In 2019, a study found that out of the 5-7 million pets that enter a shelter, 3-4 million were euthanized. While dogs that did have identification were returned to their families.
It is imperative that there is some sort of identification on your dog. This could be in the form of a collar, tag, or even a microchip (this being the most effective) and may save the dog’s life.