Pawsitively Humane

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A List of Resources to Find Your Lost Pet FAST!

Your heart is racing, you get anxious, nervous once your beloved pet goes missing. This uneasy feeling of not knowing how they are doing out there without your care and love increases each day of their absence.  However, there is a lot you can do to find your pet! We have a list of suggestions that will help reunite you with your furry friend. Most important, ensure your pet is microchipped or tattooed, act fast and be sure you already have recent photos of your pet.
  1. Create a Lost Pet Poster

You can easily create a poster with Microsoft Word (they already have templates for this) or find templates online. Make sure you include as much information as you can about your pet (any remarkable characteristics) and also your contact information. Print and distribute this flyer around your neighborhood or local businesses. Extra Helpful Tip: Use clear plastic sheet covers and tape the opening seal so they last longer outdoors with sun and rain!

       2. Visit Local Shelters

Your pet might have been rescued by a kind Samaritan and taken to a local shelter. Make sure you visit local shelters in your area and file a lost pet report so if they rescue him/her they can easily return him/her to you. Be sure to bring a photo of your pet! Print several copies and flyers.

      3. Post Online

The first option is still plausible but in these days, the internet is easier and the faster way to get the word out there about your missing pet. There are many websites dedicated to find lost pets. Here are some we recommend:
  • Craiglist: You can post your ad for free in the Craigslist website for your city.
  • Local Facebook Groups: This one is one of the most recommended options. People spend a lot of time on Facebook and they are many local Facebook Groups that help find missing pets. We can recommend
  • Fido Finder: Here you can create a profile and post your missing dog or if you found a dog post the information there to help find the owner. They are available in USA, Canada and UK.
Other Resources:

Find Toto
Lost My Doggie
Lost My Kittie
Missing Pet Network
Pet Harbor
Pets 911
Tabby Tracker

MOST IMPORTANT: If you haven't already, take lots of photos of your pet! 

Lost pet
Ecstatic dog owner united with lost dog, Casey the Schnauzer

We hope these suggestions help you find your pet. Please let us know other recommendations you might have by leaving a comment below. Click on "comment".

The video below shows the importance of getting your pet microchipped or tattooed for identification. Even if you have indoor only pet like cats, you never know when they might escape.


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