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Find a Lost Dog

Find a Lost DogNot many things in a dog owner’s life are sadder than realizing your dog is missing. It can be a scary, stressful time, and the process of searching for your lost pup can seem overwhelming. Many dog owners don’t have any idea how to get started.
One of the best ways to ensure that your lost   dog makes it home again if he is ever lost is to make sure he wears an identification tag at all times. There are also services that will  microchip your pet as a form of identification. If your pet is lost but he has some form of identification, there is a very good chance that you will see him again.
An important thing to do right away if you’ve lost your pet is to put up flyers in the area where he went missing. List the location where and date when he was lost and add some general information about him, such as his height, weight, and color. Make sure every flyer includes your contact information. You may also need to walk the neighborhood, going door to door, handing out flyers and asking people if they’ve seen your pup. Also stop by the local animal shelter and drop off some flyers.
Today there are many more resources for owners with missing pets than there were in the past. The Internet has provided a lot of opportunities for information sharing on all different topics, including lost dogs. Check out the following sites for more helpful information on finding a missing dog:
This free site, “for dogs and the people who love them,” provides searchable listings for lost dogs and found dogs.
This site provides multiple, free ways for a dog owner to search for a lost pet, and it also allows someone who has found a lost pet to look for its owner.
John Keane sells several different options for dog owners looking for their lost pup. Some of his services include pet finder booklets, mailing lists for animal rescue centers and veterinary hospitals, and personal consultations.