Pet-proof your fenced yard. Be sure there are no escape routes – holes under the fence, loose or missing pieces of fence. Keep gates securely locked.
Never let your pet roam free – leash them at all times.
Keep a collar on your pet with his or her rabies tag, along with a tag that has your name and current telephone number.
Speak to your veterinarian about having a microchip implanted in your pet. This is a permanent and reliable means of identification. Be sure to notify the microchip company if you move or change your telephone number – outdated contact information will not get your pet back to you safely.
Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. They will be less likely to wander.