“A dog is man’s best friend,” or so, the saying goes. Dogs have proven to be loving and loyal companions of people. Almost everyone owns a dog or other pet. From Pitbulls to Dachshunds to Terriers, dogs are a part of daily human lives.
But what happens when your dog gets lost? What if, one day, while you are strolling across a park quite far from your home with your Labrador, your pet suddenly gets lost?
The first rule when you’re going out with your dog is never letting it out of sight. In short, do not let your dog get lost. Sometimes, even dogs that are properly trained will look for ways to be free to roam around. Here are a few tips to help you find your dog.
- Check the various animal shelters in town. If your dog has not been claimed by others or picked up, leave a complete description of your dog with the animal shelter staff. Include your name and contact information. If possible, show a recent photograph of you and your dog. This is also a reason why a license for your pet should be current and updated.
- Check in your vicinity all the pet shops and veterinarians. You could ask the staff or vet if somebody has reported a lost dog, and if the dog shares the same characteristics with your lost dog.
- Post details of your dog along with your contact information in billboards or in areas where the dog might have gotten lost.
- If possible, place an ad in the local papers for your lost dog. Check the “Found” classifieds. Check it daily. You never know when somebody turns up to say that he or she found a dog.
- Check in your neighborhood. Most likely, your dog could be somewhere here. Dogs usually don’t go far away from their own homes.
- It would be easier and faster to find the dog if they have complete identification details, such as a name tag, identifiable collar, among others.
- Be sure you have a current photo of your dog. Keep it at all times, just in case you need to show what your dog looks like.
Taking care of your dog is like taking care of a dear friend. Take care of your best friend and they will return the favor.