5 months ago
Tips for finding lost dogs:
• Post flyers everywhere – make sure there is a large, colorful picture that clearly shows your pup. Dogs can travel farther and faster than you expect, so cast a wide net. And don’t assume that busy roads are effective barriers – dogs can get across those.
• Check in with local vets, rescues, and shelters. PawBoost and Maryland - Lost Dogs, Cats, & Pets are both good resources. Post your information there, as well as every other social media site that you’re active on. Don’t rely on just one.
• Dogs tend to find one place to stay during the day, and are more active right around sunrise and at night. So those are the best times to go looking. Set out food & water and blankets or clothing with familiar scents on them for the pup to track.
• If you spot your dog don’t run towards (or after) them – the pup may get spooked and keep running. Try to initiate play instead, that may bring your pup close enough to catch.
• Check in with your neighbors and anyone you see walking dogs, and if it’s been a couple of days with no luck you might want to look into hiring a dog tracker.