When you are retired, you can make lots of big changes to your life, from moving to somewhere like these parkhomelife park homes for sale in Gloucestershire, to planning the ultimate dream holiday. With all the time and freedom now that there is no work to go to, you can think about all the things that you would like to do.
For many, this is also the fact that they can finally share their life with a canine friend, and they can get a dog. When we are at work, many of us are not able to commit to the needs of a dog, so retirement is an opportunity to be able to have one to share life with.
There are many benefits that living with dogs can bring you when you are retired – companionship, physical exercise and the fact that they can help you to feel calm and relaxed are just a few reasons why they can be so helpful to you. It is important however to be aware that dog theft is a crime that has been seen all over the UK and it is something that you should be aware of and learn how to be vigilant.
Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent the theft of your four legged friend…
Microchipping – This is not something that will actually prevent your dog from being stolen, but it does mean that you are more likely to get your dog back when you report it lost.
Records – It is a good idea to keep records of your dog, if it were to go missing. Being able to provide detailed photos from all angles, as well as anything which particularly helps to identify it, is also a good way to increase the chances of getting a lost dog back.
Keep your Garden Safe – It is not uncommon for thieves to steal dogs directly from their gardens. Make sure that your garden is safe and secure, if you have a dog out in the garden, especially if it is visible from the road, you should make sure that you are out there with it.
Don’t leave your dog unsupervised in a public place – This is something that used to be common, such as leaving dogs outside of shops, but the rise of dog thefts means that it is strongly discouraged nowadays.