When your dog was missing, don’t panic just look around and walk to the way you think your dog will going to. Read the information about this situation below;
What to Do When Your Dog Gets Lost
By Lydia Quinn
Lost your dog? Don’t panic, there are many resources out there that can help you bring back your beloved pooch.
Start At Home
First, make sure your pet is not stuck somewhere in your home or on your property. Check every crevice, very closet, behind appliances, in vents and drains, crawlspaces, look everywhere, no matter how small, and then look again just to be sure. A curious dog or a dog chasing something can wander into and get stuck in just about anything.
Ask The Neighbors
Your dog may have run onto the neighbors property and got stuck somewhere, ask your neighbors to check their homes and ask permission to check out their property as well. Tell your neighbors to keep an eye out for your dog. Make sure you have a picture of your dog with you when you walk around your neighborhood talking to neighbors, so they know what to look for.
Put Up Flyers
Next, put up some flyers with your dogs picture. Put them on poles around your neighborhood and within about a 1 mile radius. Anyone who would have found your pet would call you once they see a flyer with your phone number. You may consider offering a reward as well.
Don’t forget to call or visit all the local organizations that take in pets. This includes the local Humane Society, ASPCA branch, any rescue organizations, animal shelters, vet hospitals as well as the local department of transportation and animal control offices. Sadly, if the local department of transportation as your dog, it’s likely been found on the side of the road deceased. However, it’s better to know than to keep wondering what happened to your dog.
This is an old school method, but works sometimes. Simply place an ad in your local newspaper or local circulars lost and found section. Many newspapers allow free notices of lost things, so it may not cost you anything at all.
While the newspaper may take a few days to get your ad in the paper, you can hop right online and post in instant ad in the lost and found section of your local Craigslist. Most cities and larger towns have their own section on Craigslist where local people can place ads for free.
Community Bulletin Boards
Make sure a flyer is posted on the bulletin board of your local library, post office, schools, community center, laundromats and any other stores or businesses that have a bulletin board.
Over the last few years, many web sites on the Internet have popped up that allow you to post an ad looking for your dog. They are free to use, so you might as well post on all of them. Some of the big ones are FidoFinder, FindToto, Pets911 and DogDetective.