The postal service says dogs must know how to stay in place as carriers make deliveries to your homes and businesses in your neighborhood.
To emphasize the seriousness of this issue, USPS sponsors a Dog Bite Awareness Week every June. This year’s theme was “Even Good Dogs Have Bad Days.”
To address this concern, USPS provides valuable tips to pet owners, encouraging them to wait for their carrier to leave the vicinity before opening the door to retrieve mail or packages. Too often, dogs have seized the opportunity to escape between their owner’s legs and attack the unsuspecting carrier. Additionally, USPS emphasizes the need for responsible pet ownership by ensuring that dogs are properly restrained and kept out of reach of mail carriers when they are outside.
In an effort to protect postal carriers and ensure the smooth delivery of mail, the United States Postal Service continues to advocate for dog safety. With a staggering number of reported dog attacks on postal employees, totaling over 5,000 nationwide, educating pet owners and their beloved companions has become crucial.
By fostering a culture of awareness and responsibility, the US Postal Service hopes to minimize the number of dog attacks on postal carriers and create safer working conditions for its employees. With collective efforts from pet owners and the community, we can teach even the oldest dogs new tricks and pave the way for harmonious mail deliveries throughout neighborhoods nationwide.