Notice To GSRNE Adopters
If your GSRNE German Shepherd gets lost or is missing for
several hours, please call the hotline AND email Karen at
TMccall488@aol.com, or Chris at
us know when and where the dog was last seen. Make sure that your Rescue
GSRNE dog is wearing his/her GSRNE tag.
to Debbie Hall for sharing these with us.
Have you lost your dog? If so, don't delay
reporting the dog as missing! The longer you delay, the farther from home
your pet may be. The following are suggestions to help you find your pet.
We wish you luck in your search!
When searching for a lost dog WHAT TO DO ASAP , to create a flyer, hand it to
pet food stores, vegetable stands, gas stations, animal control officers of
surrounding towns, police department,:
The below websites are user friendly.
POST your LOST pet here as well as view the FOUND pets section on each
(select appropriate state and be sure to view the Pets Category and Lost and
http://www.Dogdetective.com w/ PICTURE
BASIC SEARCH PROCEDURES
(please read all page 5 web pages in this section. Each section has a printable
Word document for your use.)
Lost Dogs Basic Search Procedures.doc
Leave food & water outside door normally used when walking the
dog, as well as something with a familiar scent, such as the dog’s blanket,
crate, toy, owner’s smelly shirt or used pillowcase. Try to keep items dry.
Dogs may return to where they bolted from at any time, familiar place or
Create a FLYER with picture of dog. Post and
distribute quickly. *
Call surrounding towns’ ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER (ACO)
immediately, no matter what the hour. If necessary, leave a
message. You can call a town Police Department’s non-emergency number to
get the name/phone number of each ACO. The ACO may be full or part time. Some
towns share, big cities may have several. Ask who picks up dogs hit by cars.
Get a flyer/picture to them ASAP. They need detailed descriptions.
Next, get flyers to police dispatch, veterinarians, shelters &
rescue groups, kennels, dog groomers/walkers/sitters, feed and farm & pet supply
stores in area.
Visit restaurants big/small, rubbish transfer stations or
local “dump”. Go to doughnut shops, convenience food stores, golf courses,
amusement parks, airports, senior centers, churches, libraries, fire stations,
athletic fields and junkyards.
Contact the managers of Dept. of Public Works, Highway, Parks
& Recreation, School Grounds, Cable, Gas and Electric companies and give them a
flyer for the employees to view.
Tape flyers on your vehicle while in area for maximum exposure
A brief ad with picture in local newspaper is helpful. See if
local “free” paper will run an ad for you.
Stay “ahead” of dog & go to homes within a 3-5 mile radius and
hand out flyers. Skip around if necessary, but cover key areas. Be sure to
post at intersections, school districts and athletic fields. If you have time &
helpers, the search area can be expanded immediately or on an “as needed”
basis. It is better to talk to people in the area than to stuff a mailbox (not
legal). Leave flyers on windshields, under flowerpots, in newspaper bins,
etc. The newspaper carriers might help by giving flyers to their customers.
Give flyers to people walking dogs, joggers/walkers, mail delivery trucks, FED
EX, UPS, landscapers, construction crews and rubbish/recycling trucks.
Smile, be polite, courteous &
always on a positive note. Go to search areas with flyers at different
times throughout the day/evening. Make people aware that they are vital to
successful lost dog search efforts. Reinforce “Do Not Chase - Call US”.
Tell everyone if they see flyers posted, the dog is still missing.
Lost Dogs –
Searching Hints and Behaviors
Dogs Trapping-Humane Cage Traps