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Missing Pet Alert: Bo (Hermon, NY)

Missing Pet Found

Bo has been missing since April 29th 2020, 1:13 pm PDT. Last seen Near Trout Lake Road in Hermon.

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  • Large Male German Shepherd Dog,Labrador Retriever,Pit Bull,Saint Bernard
  • Fur Color: Black,Brown
  • Character: Friendly
  • Remarks: None

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5 Best Escape Proof Harnesses for Your Pet

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If you have an escape artist pet, you know how frustrating it can be to keep them secured in a traditional harness or collar. You want to take your dog or cat on more walks, but they’re highly skilled at wriggling out of collars and backing out of harnesses. Luckily, there are some great escape proof harnesses on the market to help keep your pet safe on walks. 

Let’s take a look at some of the top escape proof harnesses available for both dogs and cats. 

1. Didog Soft Flannel Padded Dog Vest Harness

This escape proof harness by Didog is made of soft flannel and designed to help prevent your dog from pulling as you walk. It’s lightweight, easy to put on your dog, and only has one clip to fasten. 

didog escape proof harness

The Didog harness features a welded D-ring on the front of the harness, which protects both you and your dog from potential harm. When a dog pulls on a collar or traditional harness, that can cause injury to its owner–and can also injure the dog’s throat. Clipping your dog’s leash to the front of a no-pull, escape proof harness minimizes your risk. 

Best for: Dogs (XX-Small to Large)

Price: $15.99-19.99 | More Information

2. Gooby Escape Free Sport Harness

The Gooby Escape Free Sport Harness is specially designed for small dogs up to 35 lbs. It’s designed to be both escape-proof and no-pull. Not only does it keep your dog from backing out of its harness, it also prevents choking. 

gooby escape proof harness

Gooby’s escape proof harness is made of soft Neoprene for maximum comfort. It’s also adjustable so you can make sure it fits your dog just right. You can make adjustments to the harness fit at four points located on the neck and chest. 

Best for: Small Dogs (up to 35 lbs)

Price: $36.25-33.73 | More Information

3. RUFFWEAR Web Master

The Web Master by RUFFWEAR is a heavy-duty, secure, escape proof harness for active and working dogs. It’s equipped with a reinforced “lift and assist” handle on the back for dog trainers and owners to help their dog clear obstacles. 

ruffwear escape proof harness

Web Master has a 5-point customizable fit and two points of connection for a leash. Its material is lightweight, durable, and appropriate for use year-round. Additionally, it’s equipped with reflective material for nighttime walks. If your dog is a service dog or working dog, there is plenty of space on the material for a badge.

Best for: Dogs (X-Small to X-Large)

Price: $59.95 | More Information

4. GAUTERF Dog and Cat Universal Harness with Leash Set

This universal harness and leash set by GAUTERF is made for small cats and dogs, even kittens. It’s made of comfortable soft mesh–great material for maximum comfort in hot weather. 

gauterf escape proof harness

The smallest size in GAUTERF’s harness fits a kitten and can also be used for other small pets such as ferrets and rabbits. It’s highly adjustable and can be customized to fit your pet comfortably while reducing the risk of escape. 

Best for: Cats, Small Dogs, & Other Small Pets

Price: $11.99-12.99 | More Information

5. Yizhi Miaow Escape Proof Cat Harness with Leash

This escape proof cat harness by Yizhi Miaow is soft and buckle-free for maximum comfort. It’s designed to help prevent your cat from escaping during walks and utilizes Magic Tape fasteners rather than hard buckles. Like our other featured harnesses, this one is designed to minimize the risk of your cat slipping out and escaping. 

ym escape proof harness

Best for: Cats

Price: $14.29-17.99 | More Information

Huan: another layer of protection

Getting an escape proof harness for your pet is just one way to protect them from running away when you’re out for a walk. But antsy, escape artist pets are masters at getting away–whether at home or on an outing. Luckily, you can add another layer of protection to keep your pet safe.

Huan Smart Tags are Bluetooth LE-powered tags that alert you through our app when your pet is detected away from home or away from you. If your dog or cat is prone to escape, add some extra peace of mind with a subscription to Huan.

Click the link below to start shopping our variety of fun, brightly colored Smart Tags!

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Missing Pet Alert: Onyx heratio johnson west (Syracuse, NY)

Missing Pet Found

Onyx heratio johnson west has been missing since April 20th 2020, 5:17 pm PDT. Last seen Near Remington Avenue in Syracuse.

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  • Large Male Border Collie,Boxer
  • Fur Color: Black
  • Character: Friendly
  • Remarks: None

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Missing Pet Alert: Orca (Los Angeles, CA)

Missing Pet Found

Orca has been missing since April 16th 2020, 9:08 am PDT. Last seen Near Victory Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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  • Large Female Siberian Husky
  • Fur Color: Black,White
  • Character: Friendly
  • Remarks: None

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5 Ways Pets Can Help Reduce Stress

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If you’re a dog or cat owner, you know how rewarding it is to have a pet in your home. Our furry companions bring companionship, excitement, love, and joy into our lives. But did you know pets have been scientifically proven to help reduce stress? 

Whatever your career or life circumstances, your pet can help you cope with the stresses of everyday life. And, we’re especially thankful for our pets during difficult times when stress is higher than usual. 

Here are 5 ways your pet can help reduce stress, improve your health, and boost your overall quality of life. 

1. Petting your dog or cat can reduce stress.

One study conducted by Washington State University revealed that the simple act of petting your dog or cat can reduce stress. The study was conducted with student participants from the college. Researchers found that the student participants’ cortisol levels were lowered after just 10 minutes of petting and interacting with cats and dogs. 

It’s amazing that something as simple as spending a little time with our pets can help us feel so much better. Curl up with your cat or give your pup a belly rub–even just for a few minutes–and you’ll be nurturing your pet and taking care of yourself at the same time. 

2. Having a pet can benefit your mental health.

Many individuals struggle with mental illness, particularly anxiety disorders and depression. In one survey, 74% of respondents reported that having a pet was beneficial to their mental health. Getting a pet is an easy lifestyle change you can make for your overall wellbeing–not just your mental health. 

If you’re already a pet owner, spend more quality time with your dog or cat. If you’re experiencing debilitating anxiety or depression, it’s best to seek help from a licensed mental health professional. Your provider can work with you to design a plan that fits your individual needs–and includes plenty of therapeutic time with your pet, too.  

3. Pets can help reduce the negative impact of social isolation. 

Pets provide companionship and a friendly presence for people who might otherwise spend a lot of their time alone. Additionally, having a pet could alleviate loneliness during times of social distancing, such as we’re currently experiencing due to COVID-19.

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that pets help people who are experiencing rejection or social isolation. Though they may not be human, our furry family members absolutely keep us company. 

4. Having a pet boosts your self-esteem.

Pet owners report higher self-esteem–a state of being that significantly impacts your stress levels and wellbeing. When you have a poor self-image, that influences your ability to set and achieve your goals–and it also makes your stress levels skyrocket. 

Higher self-esteem can lead to lower stress and a better overall quality of life. Spending time with your pet, therefore, raises your quality of life in a myriad of ways. 

5. Pets can help you exercise more often.

Exercise is a fantastic natural stress reliever. Physical movement boosts your endorphins, lifts your mood, and helps generate an overall sense of well-being, lowering your stress levels in the process. 

Dogs, in particular, require a lot of exercise. If you’re a dog owner, helping your dog exercise means you’re getting your daily steps in, too. 

Before you go…

Your pet takes care of you–now let us help you keep them safe. Huan Smart Tags are lightweight, Bluetooth-powered tags that alert you when your pet is detected away from home or away from you. They’re an incredibly affordable way to add that extra layer of protection.

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Missing Pet Alert: Milo (Los Angeles, CA)

Missing Pet alert

Milo has been missing since April 11th 2020, 8:37 pm PDT. Last seen Near East 115th Street in Los Angeles.

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  • Large Male Mixed Dog breed
  • Fur Color: Black
  • Character: Friendly
  • Remarks: None

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Pet Microchip vs. Bluetooth LE: Which is Best?

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Most pet owners want their dogs and cats to have an extra layer of protection in case they ever get lost or escape from home. Many people choose a GPS pet tracker, but there are some who prefer to avoid GPS due to its potential radiation risks–in addition to its higher cost.

So if you’re avoiding using a GPS tracker for your pet, what are your options? 

Microchips and tags equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) offer some protection for pets who go missing. Let’s look at some specifics and compare the two.

Microchipping Your Pet

Although many people consider a pet microchip to be a pet tracker, it’s actually not a tracking device at all. Instead, it’s a tiny glass capsule the size of a rice grain that is inserted under your pet’s skin. Microchips hold your information so that when your lost pet is found, a vet or a shelter can access your contact information. 

Unfortunately, microchips can’t tell you anything about your pet’s location in real-time. They depend wholly on your pet being found by someone who can scan the microchip and get in touch with you. 

One of the biggest problems with microchipping is that your pet could be gone for weeks or even months before they’re found. That is, potentially, an incredibly long time to have little to no information about where your pet is, or if they’re safe. 

Using a Bluetooth Low Energy Tag 

Bluetooth LE technology can be used in pet ID tags to help owners locate them when they go missing. Huan Smart Tags utilize this type of Bluetooth connection, which is safe for your pet and only needs a replacement battery about once every 12 months (does not require charging). 

The Bluetooth in our Smart Tags doesn’t function exactly like a location-tracking GPS device. Instead, it emits a low signal when a lost pet comes near a Huan sensor or app user. Your main advantage here is that your pet is likely to be detected away from home (or away from you) in less time than it might take for a caregiver to scan a microchip. 

Huan Smart Tags are detectable by sensors and app users when within a 300-foot radius of your pet. If you’ve built a community of app users and a sensor network in your town, you’ll be alerted as soon as your pet gets near one of those devices. And if your pet is detected fairly close to home, chances are good that you or someone you know can locate and bring them home. 

Another advantage of using Huan Bluetooth tags is that your personal information isn’t readily accessible by other app users. While you can use the app to connect with a person who has found your lost pet, they can’t access details like your name or address. We pride ourselves on creating a product that not only protects your pet, but also your data. 

Wrapping Up

Ultimately, both microchips and Bluetooth tags are useful tools for protecting your pet. You might consider combining both technologies for an added layer of protection. Both options help to reunite pets with their families and neither do harm to your beloved best friends. 

Click the button below to learn more about Huan tags, our app, and our advanced Sensor Network. 

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What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

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Whether or not you’re a Huan app user, you’ll likely encounter a lost dog in your area from time to time. You might spot a lost dog in your neighborhood, or you might receive a Huan alert from a sensor nearby that has detected a lost pet. 

Either way, you need to know what to do if you find a lost dog. Here are several tips to help you out. 

1. Don’t approach or run after the dog. 

If you come across a lost dog, don’t make the first move–and definitely don’t run after it. You’re close to helping this pet get home again, so you don’t want to scare it away. 

Instead, wait quietly and move slowly. You can sit or crouch where you are to see if the dog approaches you. Don’t make direct eye contact, and be patient.

2. If the dog comes to you, don’t reach for it. 

Let’s say the dog walks cautiously over to you. Even if it’s within arm’s reach, don’t try to make a move yet. Allow the dog to make its way to you in its own time, and let it sniff you and check you out. 

The dog needs to feel safe near you, so be patient. If you reach for a lost dog too soon, it could become afraid and bite you.

3. Remain quiet and still. 

Stay still and quiet while the dog checks you out. If the pup determines you seem safe, it may come closer or indicate it wants to be touched. If you make any sound, speak softly–don’t raise your voice. 

4. Put the dog on a leash or in a crate if you can.

If possible, put a leash on the dog or get the dog into a pet-safe crate or carrier. It’s important to try to get the dog to your home or to an animal shelter safely. 

If you’re not able to leash or crate the lost dog, you can try leaving some food or a treat near where you saw it. This could help you (or the dog’s owner) be able to locate the dog later.

5. Look for a collar and ID tags.

If the dog is wearing a collar and ID tags, you’ll be able to get its information easily–possibly even the dog’s name and its owner’s contact information. From there, you can contact its owner and make arrangements to reunite the pup with its best friend. 

If you can’t get the owner’s contact information from an ID tag, you will need to take it to a vet or shelter to be scanned for a microchip (that is, if the dog comes with you). If the dog has no identification, you’ll need to surrender it to a local humane society. Its owners will probably try looking there first. 

6. Place an ad in the newspaper, make flyers, and post to social media.

Finally, get the word out! Take some pictures of the lost dog and make flyers, place an ad in the paper, and post them to your social media channels. Be sure to include the humane society where the dog is located, plus your contact information so the owner can reach out. 

Wrapping up

If you have the chance to help reunite a lost pup with its family, you should absolutely take it. And if you’re passionate about helping dogs get back to their owners, you can install the Huan app at no cost. 

Even if you don’t have a pet of your own, the Huan app will alert you when a lost dog or cat comes within 300 feet of a sensor in our advancced network. Then, you can do your part to help reunite a lost dog with its family. 

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