Dog thefts

Since May 2018 the police have reported five incidents of dog thefts in South Gloucestershire. They provide the following advice to dog owners to keep their dogs safe:

  • never leave your dog unattended outside a shop, in a vehicle, or in you garden
  • ensure that its micro-chipped and keep your details up to date. Its now a legal requirement
  • keep photos of your dog showing any distinctive markings
  • ensure that your garden is secure
  • vary the times and routes of your walks
  • be wary of strangers asking lots of questions about your dog