Have you ever heard of a thing called a 'small dog warning'? The National Weather Service according to the Today Show has declared it in Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania due to the 50 mph winds.
"The NWS warned people about the winds causing scattered power outages, trees coming down and flying trash can lids while also urging pet owners to "hold on to your pooch!"
Some dogs have been swept up. So yes, it's a thing.