Column, Pets

Rutland County Humane Society offers tips for walking your dog in the dark

Daylight Savings Time will be ending this weekend, so while you and your furry friends are resting up with that extra hour of sleep, remember that it also means earlier sunsets are coming and so more dog walks will be after dark. With reduced visibility comes safety concerns for you and your pup. Drivers can’t see you as easily, so Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) would like to offer some tips to make your walk safe: Make yourself and your dog visible — avoid dark clothing, and wear reflective gear. Stick to your usual routines — if you stray from the beaten path at night (explore new routes during daylight hours.) Keep your dog on a leash — even if your best friend aced dog training school, it’s easy to get spooked! Make sure your dog has ID so you can be reunited if they do get loose. If your dog goes missing, or for more information or tips, contact the adoption center at 802-483-6700 or visit

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