Scenario in Brief
The dog experiencing this
situation has gone missing and is roaming or wandering. It addresses all dogs that remain at large and are not able to
find their way home or some circumstance is keeping them living on their own. The most likely pets in this
category are shy dogs or dogs that are displaced or have become lost in an area that is not their home territory..
Below are some of the more common characteristics for dogs that may experience the wandering
or roaming dog situation.
that is skittish or shy.
- Dog that is aloof.
- The dog is displaced from its home for some reason.
- The dog is in the terrier, herding, sporting or hound group or crossed with any of the above. Other breeds
do wander but these are the most common.
- Dogs was adopted from a rescue
- Dog is not responding when called by its owner
- Escape event was traumatic or frightening.
- Area of escape
has access to an open space or rural environment
- No sightings because dog is outside the
search area or
- Several sightings covering a large area.
Stolen, Transported & Intentionally Displaced dogs can eventually end up in this situation.
Please don't delay action and strategic planning with this scenario. The goal
is to get ahead of this dog before he wanders too far away or gets outside your search area, which is common.