Wandering - Will they come home?

by Laura
(Bloomingdale, In)

Our 2 1/2 yr old spayed female went missing over night. No fence. She has never wandered away from her 4 acre yard before. We see to it that she gets plenty of exercise but this night we did not. I understand females roam but do they find their way back home? We have listed her missing on FB sites, Vets offices, Sheriff, Lost and found sites etc...

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Mar 19, 2018
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Wandering
by: Donna

That's great you have her posted. Check with the local humane society and shelters and rescues.

Pyrs wander - male or female. That's what they were bred to do in order to watch over their livestock pre-fences. Society is not that way, anymore so Pyrs must be contained. As they mature, they will wander. You need to put in at least a 6 foot fence to contain her.

No tie outs, and no invisible fencing as they may go through it and scare themselves and not want to go back out. They need to be able to check all corners of their containment to warn off any predator.

I hope she is safe.

Best of luck in your search.

Mar 19, 2018
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by: Donna

I didn't answer your question.

If nothing has happened to her, they will come home eventually. But, know that given a mile, they will wander 10 miles. Given 100 miles they will wander 200 miles. That is their instinct. Containment is a must.

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