How to make your home secure for pets

It’s important for owners to know what steps they can take to keep their pets safe and secure in their home and to help prevent pet theft. Read some advice below. 

Keeping your home secure

  • It may be obvious, but don’t leave windows and doors open or unlocked while you’re not around, even if you’re just in a different room
  • If you’re out, keep curtains drawn and blinds down to prevent anyone seeing your pet
  • Try not to advertise that you have a pet in the house. Avoid having window stickers, ‘beware of the dog’ signs or leaving pet toys in the front garden
  • If your pet is in the garden, ensure that all gates are closed and locked
  • Never leave your pet unattended in your front garden

Registering and identification

  • Ensure that your pet is microchipped and that your details are up-to-date on a pet registration database, such as Petlog. If your pet does go missing then the microchip can be scanned and your details can be traced back to you, making it much easier for your pet to be returned. Petlog Premium allows you to update your records as many times as is needed throughout the lifetime of your pet for a one off fee of £19.95
  • Some pets, such as dogs, must wear a collar that has your details on, such as your contact telephone number and surname
  • Make sure you have up-to-date photos of your pet to help with identification if they do ever go missing

Microchipping will be a legal requirement for cats in England from 10 June 2024 and owners must register and keep contact details up to date on a microchipping database. If your cat is registered with Petlog, please check your details are up to date now.

If you haven’t created an online account with us since our March 2021 website upgrade, please do this before 10 June 2024.