Be Safe & Seen While Walking Your Dog at Night

USPCA Urges Dog Walkers to Be Safe & Seen Whilst Walking your Pet at Night

Autumn is with us and the darker evenings are drawing in. Despite this change many of us will still brave the cold evenings to take our pet for an invigorating walk at the end of a long working day.  

When setting out we can easily forget how quickly we can be caught out by the darkness and become barely invisible to motorists, putting both walkers and their dogs at risk. 

This Autumn and Winter the USPCA are urging walkers to be Be Safe & Be Seen. We all know the saying ‘Be seen at night – Wear something bright’ and it doesn’t just apply to us, but our dogs as well. It’s important when taking your canine companion out for an evening stroll you keep them and yourself safe. 

USPCA Top Tips for Winter Walking Safety:

  • Be Visible – Wear Reflective Gear 
  • Leave the Headphones at Home
  • Bring a Light Source 
  • Bring your Phone
  • Walk with a friend 

The USPCA stocks a great range of safety accessories suitable for all sizes of dogs. Reflective Jackets and Collars to High Visibility Blinkers are available at the Animal Hospital on Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry. Reflective jackets will not only give that extra warmth during these colder nights but will provide visibility which significantly can reduce the risk of accidents.

Drop by and ensure safety for you and your dog whilst out in darkness. Making a modest investment in night safety can avoid heartache.

Remember every penny from your purchases help fund the vital work of the USPCA.