Lost dogs are a pity that most dog owners do not want to happen. Sometimes, just a little careless that the dog has disappeared. Your dog could be anywhere, but the one thing you know is she’s not where she belongs-home with you. It is especially important to remain calm and don’t worry.
Here are 11 ways that helps you find your furry friend:
It sounds funny but in some situation, members took pup for a walk somewhere and they came back late or maybe your pup is hiding in one of their rooms. Don’t forget to yell dog’s name.
2. Ask for neighbors
You can ask neighbors to collect information from them. Show them a recent picture of your dog. Ask if they've seen them. Tell your neighbors to keep an eye out for them. They may have seen him running in a particular direction. From that, we can look for him somewhere. If it is lucky, your dog is sitting in neighbor’s house.
3. Ask for help
The more people you have looking, the more likely you are to find your dog. You should ask for help from members of family, your friends, your neighbors. You need to provide dog’s picture so that everyone can identified dog. You can divide the search area for each person to make the search more effective and it avoids losing time.
4. Search the area
Let’s think about all the people who live inside that circle, who go to school there, who play in the yards, who come and mow the lawns and deliver the mail and read the gas meters and deliver the packages. People who spend lots of time outside and are likely to see a lost dog.
Think about places that might attract your dog, like parks, homes with other pets, buildings with dumpsters, food establishments, etc.Use flashlights to check under buildings, vehicles and other dark spots. Searchers should call your dog's name in an upbeat manner, squeak toys, and maybe try a loud whistle. Let’s take some bait.
5. Check the microchip
The chip contains an ID that any vet or shelter can scan for. The ID can then be used to find your contact information so that vets or shelters can call you when they find your dog. If your dog is microchipped, call the microchip company and inform them your pet is missing.
6. Call animal control and shelters
.The shelter is the one obvious place where owners are likely to look for lost pets. Contact all your local animal control centers and animal shelters right away.
Take the time to visit at least once in the first couple of days after your dog goes missing, so you can check for your dog. Visit every couple of days if your dog doesn't return in the first day or two.
7. Reach out to local police
If there is no shelter in your community, contact the local police department to ask if they have found any dogs matching your pup’s description. Provide these agencies with an accurate description and a recent photograph of your pet. Notify the police if you believe your pet was stolen.
8. Make flyer
Create flyer with the photo and description of the pet (your pet's sex, age, weight, breed, color and any special markings.and, in large, bold letters, how to contact you. Print the flyers on brightly colored paper, and leave and post them everywhere you can - coffee shop, vet offices, schools, grocery stores, churches, traffic intersections and other public places.
Moreover, visit local dog parks, handing out your flyers and posting one or two on the premises. Talk to anyone you encounter about your dog and hand out flyers. Kindly note, the word “Reward” in huge letters, and a dollar amount. Money talks so don’t skimp here.
9. Post on internet
These sites may be able to help you out:
- Center for Lost Pets
- Fido Finder
- Lost Dogs of America
- Lost Pet USA
- Missing Pet Partnership
When it comes to lost pets, social networking is a tremendous tool. Apart from the websites mentioned above, Facebook and Instagram allow you to post your pup’s pic and spread the word far and wide to people you know and dog lovers everywhere. Post your lost dog poster on your social media accounts to get the word out quickly.
10. Be wary of pet-recovery scams
Unfortunately, there are criminals who see your misfortune as an opportunity to gain money. Ask him to describe the pet thoroughly before you offer any information. If he does not include the identifying characteristic you left out of the flyers, he may not really have your pet.
Another situation, take someone with you to meet him in a public place. Be particularly wary!
11. Never say “Never”
There are plenty of stories about lost pets being found several months or even years after they went missing.He might be hiding or simply wandering or he could have been taken in by an individual or a rescue organization. Don't give up hope.