For three days my world was focused on bringing my dog Augustus home. He slipped out of my back gate last Wednesday (without his collar) and the three days that followed were full of heartbreak, tears, hope and encouragement. After researching "how to find a lost dog," here's what we did to find ours.
We made 100's of flyers and posted them in a 3 mile radius. Initially, I just made black and white flyers with a hand written description of Gus. I highly recommend creating color flyers with a full body picture of your pet. Gus is multi-colored, his face is cream and white, but his body is gray. People initially kept calling us about another dog roaming the streets--it wasn't Gus. From my research, I also recommend creating at least 10 flyers that you put on neon poster board and post at major/busy intersections. I spoke with the wonderful people of the Missing Pet Partnership who directed me on how to effectively flyer for your lost pet.
dog rescue organization; her husband was the President. They had Gus checked to see if he was microchipped; he was linked back to the original shelter who microchipped him--unfortunately I had not changed his information over to my name, so that's why we didn't get a call right away.