Friday, October 17, 2008
We searched all weekend, and I learned a lot if you lose a dog in Seattle. (update: sorry; it wasn't well clarified. We found Sydney that Sunday morning.) So, if you happen to live here in the area and lose your dog, here's a few helpful hints.
POST SIGNS everywhere in your neighborhood and 5 miles within the area. Make them short and simple- a photo of the dog, "MISSING" or "LOST" printed in big letters, a contact phone number (make it your cell as you'll probably be out looking for your dog). Place them in plastic sleeves if it could rain. Print small postcard sized fliers for people you run into that are out walking around.
CALL all animal shelters, veterinary hospitals and lost pet hotlines.
King County Animal Control: 206-296-PETS
Seattle Animal Control: 206-386-PETS
Humane Society: 425-787-2500
CHECK craigslist- post a "lost dog" in both the pets section and the lost and found section. then check both sections religiously in case somebody posts a "found dog" ad. petharbor.com is also a great resource.
VISIT your animal shelter daily. They say to check in every 3 days. No way. I was there in the am and in the pm to see if they had her. I don't really care if they get tired of seeing me.
TALK TO EVERYONE you see. The postman, and other people walking dogs will notice more than others. Just don't go up to kids and ask if they've seen your dog; that's one thing we warn kids about with our stranger safety classes!!
KEEP LOOKING and don't give up.
Posted by babyhoot. at 8:02 PM