You never thought it would happen to you. Your dog is lost, leaving you feeling anxious and helpless. Take a dep breath, try not to panic and spring into action with these helpful tactics.
Search your neighborhood
Let your neighbors know your dog is lost, so they can keep a lookout for your pooch. Gather some high-quality treats like slices of meat, and a recent picture of your dog then scour your neighborhood and local parks.
Post Reward Fliers
Create fliers with a recent picture of your dog. Include your contact information and a reward for the safe return of your pet.
File a lost pet report
Visit your local animal shelters and animal control centers to let them know your dog is lost. Leave them a flier, so if your dog is brought in, they know he has a home.
Another great avenue to take is to create an alert on Paw Boost. This is a free service that alerts your local area to be on the lookout for your dog.
The more people you have involved in your search the likelier it is you’ll be reunited with your dog.
Alert the microchip company
If your dog is chipped contact the company and let them know your dog is lost. Make sure your contact information is up to date.
Contact local veterinary offices
It’s also a good idea to visit the veterinary offices in your area. Be sure to leave them a flier. This will help them find you quicker if your dog is brought in.
Don’t lose hope, continue the search
Losing you pet is a traumatic experience. The finest action you can do for your pet is to keep searching for him. Continue to scour neighborhoods, animal shelters and vet offices. Use every available resource to bring your dog back home.
Do you have any other tips to help find lost dogs? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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