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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Wandering
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.

Oct 31, 2022
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What about a six month old?
by: Veronica M

What about a six month old male? The other night a wedding venue behind us decided to blast off
Some commercial grade fireworks without notice and it scared the heck out of my six month old pup. He was gone in a flash and has been missing going on 48 hours now and hasn’t returned. He’s scared of everything and I am really worried about him. Actually scared for him. No one and I mean no one has seen him at all. And we have spoken to dozens of people. Any advice?

Nov 03, 2022
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Scared
by: Donna

There is a difference between wandering and being terrified of fireworks.

Continue to put up posters, contact your humane societies, rescues and any vets far and wide. Knock on doors. They can go quite a distance especially when terrified.

Make sure to indicate on your poster for people to check in their out buildings and under decks, porches etc.

Make sure the gate to your yard is open, and put some food out for him. It may attract other animals, but you can try.

Indicate for people not to approach him, as he may still be fearful. If they see him, they are to contact you right away.

Watch on social media in the lost and found dog groups for your area and beyond.

Best of luck. I hope your boy gets home.

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