These BEWARE OF THE DOG/BEWARE OF DOGS signs have been popping up all over my neighborhood. Most of these houses do not have any dog. They are putting these signs in the hope that thieves will move on and go somewhere else.
Beware of the Dog: Vancouver, BC
Like most of the places with the signs beware of the dog, the owners of this place do not have a dog. I know that and many thieves also have figured this out. If there is a dog, there should be barks, especially when another dog walks by.
Last year, in the news, they said that the cops arrested some thieves that would break in houses with their Rottweiler. BTW, the cops found the thieves by tracking the Rottweiler.