Is Your Dog Lost? Make it EASY for People to Contact You!

Are you missing your dog? Make sure that you make it EASY for people to reach you. Don’t rely on just one method of communication. Check your emails and phone messages frequently. When possible answer your phone in person. Don’t assume the person will leave a message. They often won’t and may only try ONCE […]

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Nextdoor and EveryBlock – Two Neighborhood Groups That Can Help You Find Your Lost Dog

  Generating sightings is the key to finding your missing dog.  Getting the word out through door-to-door delivery of printed flyers is the NUMBER ONE way that lost dogs are found.  But technology also offers some good opportunities to spread the word.  Of course, Facebook is wonderful, but you want to expand and use as many tools […]

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Check Nearby Farms for Your Missing Dog

Scared lost dogs will often gravitate to a farm where there is a reliable food source like outdoor cat food or spilled grain. Farms provide a multitude of hiding places. Lost dogs will hide in sheds, old barns or under old farm machinery and creep out at dusk and dawn to eat. If the dog […]

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Crying Wolf is a Bad Idea if Your Dog is Missing

We have seen some internet advice that suggests owners should create a sense of urgency about their missing dog by including a statement on the flyer that says the dog needs medicine for a serious medical condition (whether it is true or not). In our experience, this is very bad advice because: 1. If your […]

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Did Your Dog Get Scared By Fireworks? Don’t Panic!

If your dog went missing from the fireworks last night – don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket, some food and water, and something that smells like you (a dirty sock or pillowcase). Then file a report  from this link: http://helpinglostpets.com You will be able to create a free flyer and social media […]

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Lost on the Fourth of July

In a few days our nation will celebrate its birth and with that celebration comes many things: family picnics, out of town visitors, vacations, and, of course, firework displays. And while all of these things are wonderful ways to pay tribute to our independence – each of them are also great contributors to how dogs […]

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Very Few Dogs are Stolen. But if Yours is, Here are Some Suggestions

When a dog is missing, the first reaction is often panic. Panic leads to unclear thinking about what really happened. Many people are convinced that their dog has been stolen, before they objectively think through all of the scenarios. Just last week we had a case where the dog was missing from a fenced yard. […]

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