Is your Dog lost?

CHECK AREAS YOUR DOG IS FAMILIAR WITH

Firstly, if you have a small dog, check anywhere within the house they could be hiding. Search areas where you would normally take your dog for a walk or, if you’ve moved recently, ask around at your old address. Ask your neighbours to check anywhere where your dog may have got trapped such as sheds or garages. If there are any building sites nearby ask them to have a look around also. Take treats and your dog’s favourite toy when out on your search as familiar scents and sounds (their favourite squeaker) may alert them of your presence.

 

REPORT YOUR DOG MISSING TO YOUR MICROCHIP COMPANY

Inform your microchip company that your dog is lost as soon as possible, this will stop someone being able to try and change the microchip details. Equally it is an opportunity to check that your details are up to date should anyone find your dog and need to contact you. Some companies, such as Petlog, will also be able to send out alerts of your missing dog to their network.

All dogs that have been adopted through Rocky Road Rescue since October 2021 are dual chipped with Animal Tracker, so please report it directly to them. Please also let the rescue know as soon as possible.

 

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DOG WARDEN

Your local Council’s dog warden service will collect any stray dogs found wandering the street. Contact your local authority and surrounding areas as your dog may have wandered further than expected.

 

MAKE A REPORT TO YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRES

Many rescue centres keep a lost and found database where your details can be saved in case a match is found.

 

REPORT YOUR DOG MISSING TO NEARBY VETS

Check with local veterinary surgeries as if your dog has somehow become injured. they may have been taken to a local vet for help.

 

IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR DOG HAS BEEN STOLEN, REPORT IT TO THE POLICE

They may be aware of similar activity in your area and be able to help you.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Head to www.doglost.co.uk and add your pet's details. They will generate a poster for you - remember to put the posters inside plastic sleeves to protect them from the rain if they're outside. Put them up in local shops, vets, pubs, notice boards, the area where your pet went missing and through the doors of neighbouring streets. Register your dog on any lost and found websites and share on social media.