Friday, October 15, 2010

Reminders reminders reminders...LOST DOG advice

When the unthinkable happens, don't give into panic.

10 tips to find your lost dog.

1. Realize that time is of the essence. Mobilize immediately.
2. Search your entire house. Crinkle treat bags, call your pet by name. If they are hiding they will come out
3. Dog tend to move in circles. Start with your immediate neighbors. Show them a picture of the missing dog and enlarge the circle block by block. Check bushes, porches and shrubs, sheds and garages because some pets get locked in accidentally.
4. Call your animal control agencies, private and municipal shelters and all rescue groups within a 30 mile radius of your home and yes, call your police department as well.
5. Make a flyer which you should hand out at vets offices, pet stores, groomers, dog park and dog runs, supermarkets, rescue groups, etc.
6.Post it on line. Start with:

Twitter,Facebook, all the geographically close dog blogs, time to network!

7. Daily visits to the local shelters because your description might not match your injured pet.

8. If your pet is microchipped, contact your microchip company.

9. Walk around your neighborhood, keep on walking in that circular path, keep asking neighbors to keep an eye out.

10. Don't give up.

For more tips go to:

Mh. I should be looking into how one tags a momma.... Where is she anyway? her groomer. 'bout time. She was looking rather...
Skizzy. Yes it's a new word. I invented it. You can use it.



Kristine said...

Hi there! I found your site via the blog hop.

This is some great advice. Luckily with my current dog this has never been a problem, but I have met quite a few loose dogs on our walks. It always makes me worry. I hope they all got home safely.

Art and Sew Forth said...

Good advice! I think cats are especially difficult to find if lost.I just got mail from someone this week who lost her cat then 3 weeks later it turned up in her neighbor's basement! Needless to say, she was ecstatic!

silvieon4 said...

Hi Kristine, glad to meet you, please feel free to stop by often, we love visitors!

bichonpawz said...

SKIZZY! We would like to borrow that word...Mama looks SKIZZY right now!!! Great word 'vie! Awesome in fact! These are all very good tips!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

whitedogresq said...

Hi Silvie,
Interestingly enough, I just finished "The Lost Pet Chronicles" by Kat Albrecht. She recommends the following additional sites:
Information on lost pet behavior, listings of pet detective and search resources, and links to online volunteers who can provide unique tips, instruction, and emotional support through email discussion lists.
Find tips on how to search for and recover lost cats.
Site offers excellent information as well as post card distribution service, enabling owners to mail lost pet information to neighbors within a target search area.
Excellent tips on how to prevent your pet from becoming lost as well as how to develop a plan to ensure rapid recovery.
National organization that has set up community based pet services including lost pet web listings for your city.
Sells animal handling gear, including humane traps for both dogs and cats and amplified listening devices.

We list some lost dog tips in each adoption folder -- tell Mama she is free to print those in the blog if she wishes.

Auntie Robin

Honeygo Beasley said...

Skizzy - I love it.

What a great list of tips. Thanks for sharing, 'vie.

Pup Fan said...

Really good tips... a lost pet is scary, and knowing what to do is a necessity!