Bobbi somewhere, IN 6/2/2008 8:40:24 PM I almost fell victim to dog theft just today, and right out of my own backyeard, and my english mastiff was growling and barking but the stranger was still brave enough to try and take his collar off, we heard the commotion and the man saw us and ran off, and just 2 days ago, someone tried to kick in my back door unsucessfuly. My dog has been targeted and now I KNOW that it is becuase of ME! I was walking him frequently, and the proud owner I am, I would brag about him to anyone who stopped me on my way. One man in particular, acually asked me where I lived which immediatly set off alarm bells in my head, and I didnt tell him, but not long after he seen me going to my house. Now i dont know what to do, I am afraid that if I leave my mastiff in the house while I am gone, there will be a break in, if I take him, my car may be broke into, heis registered and has tags, and we are looking into microchipping, but theifs arent stupid and there are ways they can get around this. I dont know if there already is such a thing, but what I think would be great is an implanted chip that can be TRACKED. Just because there is a regular microchip in place doesnt mean the dog will ever be in a situation were the ear will be scanned. It is easy to make the mistake and get your dog targeted, and is not an easy thing to fix!