If you’ve lost a pet, don’t give up too quickly! Taking the following steps can help make the difference in finding your missing loved one.

  1. Contact all area shelters and file a lost report. Visit area shelters often to see if your pet has been found.
  2. Check found ads in local newspapers and run a lost ad for your pet.
  3. Contact veterinary clinics in your area and provide them with a lost pet report.
  4. Canvass your neighborhood and post signs in the area for your lost pet. Don’t provide your address on these notices, just a phone number.
  5. Check craigslist.com and other online sources as many people will post found pet ads online.
  6. Contact your veterinarian and ask them to post a lost pet flyer and to alert you if someone brings your pet to their clinic.
  7. Don’t give up. Lost pets have been reunited with their owners months after being lost!