“Missing Dog – Please Call or Email us at…”
We have all seen the signs posted on mail boxes, lamp posts and the like. For dog owners who consider their dog to be a part of their family, seeing these posters makes you wonder about the difficulty these pup-parents go through when their dog goes missing.
We have a couple of tips for any owners who lose their dogs.
When trying to find your dog, first start by searching the immediate area where you saw him/her last. Be sure to call your dog’s name and be loud and clear and ask around if anyone’s seen your dog.
If your dog is still nowhere to be found, placing missing dog posters around town is a useful and often a go-to approach. You should also call the police department and humane society to report your missing dog.
Although these are useful approaches, more needs to be done to help increase the chances of finding your dog. Just think of it this way, for the number of missing dog posters you have ever come across, have you come across nearly as many missing dogs…if any?
Do Everything You Can!
Social media is another useful tool which can be used to assist you in finding your lost dog. Facebook can be extremely helpful. Consider providing an update and making a post to announce your dog is missing. Don’t forget to add a picture as well as any other useful information and reach out to your friends and get them to like or share the link. On another note, the lost and found section of Craigslist can also be very helpful.
To people that don’t own a dog or know much about dogs, this suggestion might sound a little ridiculous but for dog owners it is easy to understand how helpful this can be. So here it is, leave something outside which has your scent on it. The riper the more effective it will be. Something like a pair of shoes your wear on a day-to-day basis can be very helpful.
If you believe there is anything else that can be done to help find your dog, consider doing it.
Lastly, don’t ever give up.