If you have lost a dog - you may want to browse found pets by scrolling our map to the place where you have lost your pet and by clicking found pets' map markers. Or you may want to post lost dog classified ad by pressing the "Post Ad" button in the bottom right corner of the map.
If you have found a dog - you may want to browse lost pets by scrolling our map to the place where you have found your pet and by clicking lost pets' map markers. Or you may want to post found dog classified ad by pressing the "Post Ad" button in the bottom right corner of the map.
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What to do if you lost a dog or a puppy.
How to find a missing dog? Do not panic and follow our advices! Then your chances of finding a lost dog will increase noticeably.
Searching a dog is not an easy task. First of all, you need to let as many people as possible to know about the loss of the dog. Map-based online pet search services, such as Petrieve, are a really good fit for this task. With our help you can not only submit an absolutely free classified about the lost dog, indicating all its traits and the place where you've lost the dog. Moreover, you can use your pet's profile to share it on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and print a flyer about the missing dog. Additionally, you can receive notifications if someone has found a dog that is similar to yours. In addition to online services, consider to use television and newspapers. Sometimes it's reasonable to report to local law enforcement offices, animal shelters and pounds and veterinary clinics, especially if you believe your dog has been stolen.
After registering on Petrieve and printing lost dog's posters - start looking for the dog. Experts advise, if possible, to put at the loss spot or next to it some things that are familiar to the lost dog. This can be a part of your clothing (a sock or a tissue with your smell) or pet's favorite toy. There is a chance that the missing dog will return to this place, sensing a familiar smell. Also, do not forget to place ads around. This will enable people who notice your dog, identify it and contact you.
Depending on the nature and breed of the missing animal, as well as the conditions under which the dog was lost, it is necessary to follow different pet search algorithms.
- If your dog has friendly character or belongs to friendly or hunting breeds or the loss of a dog was not associated with a stressful situation, i.e. the dog ran away from home to explore something interesting or pursuing a prey - there is a good chance that someone will find the dog or the dog can find its way back home. This is true if, for example, a hound (Beagle, Basset Hound, Greyhound, Dachshund) has disappeared, a working or sports breed has been lost (such as Husky, St. Bernard, Samoyed, Terrier, Doberman, Labrador, Retriever, Pointer, Spaniel or Setter). Such escaped dogs easily get in contact, and, on your side, you need only as much as possible to spread out a message about the loss of the dog. You may in person or with the help of acquaintances / friends, start a dog search, but it is most likely that the dog will be found by someone who has read about your loss on the Internet or in a paper advertisement.
- If your pet has shy or evasive character, or belongs to small or hunting breeds, or the dog is lost in a stressful situation (the dog ran away during fireworks, fire or thunderstorms) or in unfamiliar environment (for example, the dog escaped from a clinic or a shelter) - finding the pet will be more difficult. This applies, for example, to situations where a shepherd dog (German Shepherd, Doberman, Shetland Sheepdog, Collie, Australian Shepherd, Welsh Corgi), a small or sensitive breed (Rat Terrier, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested Dog) or a Boxer disappeared. Chasing such dogs by your acquaintances or people who identified the dog on a flyer may not only be undesirable but also dangerous! It is so even for the lost dog itself, there were cases when people were trying to catch a dog and they've chased it into a traffic flow, where the dog might be run over, or the dog ran further away from public places, which would only complicate the search of the animal. Given these risks, just think about whether it is worth writing any information about the reward in a lost dog flyer? After all, to get a reward, people will want to catch the dog. The best tactics in these cases would be to unambiguously tell people that they should only inform you if they notice the dog, but in no case should they pursue it.
If your pet is of a valuable breed - there is a chance that the dog was stolen. In this case, it is very important to spread the information about the lost dog as widely as possible, and here Petrieve will be of use to you again.
If you are looking for a missing dog - for your convenience use our map of found pets. Find the place where the dog disappeared, look at the marks on the map near this place (click them to get additional info) - maybe your dog has been found and it is already waiting for you!
Below you may find a list of countries where lost dogs have been registered on Petrieve: