What to do if you lose your dog or if it has run away?

April 13, 2012

Having a dog as a pet is one of the best things anyone can ever experience. Dogs are very loyal and loving and are considered to be a man’s best friend. Dogs are like family members and the bond between owner and pet is as strong as a parent and child to many. In the case where your dog runs away or you lose your dog, it may seem like you have lost your child. The stress and worry that accompany many when this happens is heartwrenching. If this ever happens to you, it is important to know where to start in order to search for your dog. The following will give one tips on what to do when they lose their dog or it runs away.

The first thing you will want to do is mobilize all the help you can get in the search efforts. This means sending out family members, friends, and neighbors into the area where you think your dog is lost at. Make sure to give everyone a description of the dog and the name of it so that they can call it out when they are searching. Drive around the block and surrounding areas trying to spot your dog. Contact emergency animal institutions like the pound and the vet in order to notify them that your dog is missing.

If you do not find your dog within a few hours, post fliers on signs. About 2,000 fliers is a good number so that you can post signs everywhere and pass them out to neighbors and other people. You may also want to contact local authorities and highway patrol in order to have them keep a lookout as well. You may want to put an add in the local paper as well as trying to get a spot on a radio show to describe your dog. Using all these different search mediums to try and find your dog should turn up your dog rather quickly.

When you lose your dog or they run away, everything should stop and all you focus should be on finding your dog. Your dog is a part of the family and you should employ all your resources in order to find them. When you do everything you can in order to find a lost dog, you will eventually find them. Hard work and dedication usually gets the desired results.

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