March 24, 2021

Ten Tips to help prevent dog theft

Just over a year ago, reported that dog theft is on the rise in South Africa. The financial strain that national lockdown has put us all under in the last few months may encourage more criminal attempts to make money off stolen dogs. In this article, we suggest ten tips to help prevent dog theft and emphasise why micro-chipping is a good idea.   Ten tips to help prevent dog theft   1. Sterilise your dog This not only reduces the chances of unwanted births, but a non-fertile dog discourages dog thieves who are considering breeding them for fighting […]
March 24, 2021


Man’s best friend has become a more popular target in ‘dognapping’ incidents over the last few months. No dogs are immune to theft as they are stolen for a number of reasons; pets that haven’t been neutered or spayed may be sold to puppy mills or backyard breeders, popular or expensive dog breeds are resold and some dogs, particularly power breeds, are sold to dog fighting rings either as a fighter or bait. In light of the recent increase in reports of stolen dogs, we have compiled a list of precautions to take to reduce the chance of having your […]
March 24, 2021


Microchipping your pet has become one of the most important parts of new pet ownership, second to getting your pet affordable Pet Insurance. The day your pet goes missing, is the day you will really appreciate the effort you made to have your pets microchipped, and keeping their information up to date as you change address or phone numbers. Today we will take you through the steps that you need to follow to have your pet microchipped, and we discuss most of the frequently asked questions of Microchipping your pet.   Step 1 To have your pets microchipped: Where to […]

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