Finding Stolen Dogs – Background Information


Finding Stolen Dogs –
Background Information


Which dogs are at most risk to get stolen? Small dogs and puppies because they are easily transportable, but large dogs are stolen as well for guard dogs.

Included here are reasons for theft and where a thief can sell your dog so as to jog your mind as to possibilities as to who stole your dog.

  • Cult rituals
  • Dog fighting rings
  • Flea markets
  • Fur or clothing
  • Guard dogs
  • Impulsive stealing – a crime of opportunity
    • Keep your dog for themselves
    • Gift your dog to someone else
  • Meat for human consumption
  • Money
    • Auctions
    • Drug dealers or users
    • Experimentation
    • Universities
    • Government laboratories
    • Industries for research in the following fields:
      • Biomedical
      • Cosmetics
      • Chemical
  • People who don’t like how you are caring for your dog
  • Pet stores
  • Puppy mills (for breeding or to sell as puppies)
  • Prey for exotic animals
  • Protective or guard dogs
  • Revenge
  • Registered animal dealers (These are people who sell animals to the research facilities. Many do not care where the dogs come from.)

Because this article is so long, it’s broken up into sections. Just a reminder, if you email me at, I will send you the entire booklet in PDF.

Copyright Caryl Wolff 2007-2015

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Introduction – Part 1
Background information – Part 2
Things to do Now – Part 3
Things to do Immediately after Your Dog is Stolen – Part 4
Things to do in Your Search – Part 5
Supplies you will need – Part 6
How to Make your Flyers and Posters – Part 7
What to do when you Receive Responses – Part 8
Scams – Part 9
Follow-up – Part 10

I’d love to hear what your comments are on Finding Stolen Dogs. Please share your experiences with your dog or ask a question so we can begin a dialogue to help each other.

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