Tips to use when searching for your Lost Paws:
Place an ad in your newspaper. Include a complete description including tattooing, micro chipping, collar, license tags, and relatable information about your pet.
Check the ads daily yourself to see if one of the found ones listed may be yours. Check each listing that sounds even "might be, could be" personally, by going to the see for yourself.
Carry a working flashlight with you even in the daytime to look in holes under neighboring houses. Note: Kitties eyes light up when the light from a flashlight makes contact with their eyes in dark places. Little dogs will go under homes to seek refuge. The eyes you see may belong to your lost pet.
Leave no spot or hole un-ventured.
Look for paw marks, feces, and pet fur left behind in area you are searching.
Recheck each place, your pet may be there one of the times you search that spot.
When walking, talk as you go. Your pet might answer or follow your voice.
Shake their pet treat can or bag, whatever you did to get your pets attention at home.
Dogs who are lost may travel up to 10 miles a day. Kitties can travel up to 5 miles each day of being lost, not in a straight line, but in an oval. Your search for him needs to be more than just a few blocks.
In wooded area's, call your pet…listen for a response. Get down low to the ground to hear the response, as it is often a very faint response. Your pet could be just feet away from you, be sure to listen for any added movement sounds to the area you are searching, it might be your pet.
It's been said for so many-many years to place place something belonging to you with his or your scent on it in the area where your pet was lost such as an unwashed pillow, clothing, blanket, or towel.
This method is now considered to be of very minimal help due to the fact that once the item become dampened, even very slightly from the air outside, the scent on the item diminishes rapidly, usually within one days time.
Please read on to learn how to leave your scent in the area where your pet is missing that is much more effective and your scent will stay put in the area up to a years period of time even in rain, snow, sleet, and hot weather.
Buy a brand new water spray bottle at your local store. You want to make sure the bottle you use have never had chemicals of any kind in it. If it has been used and you make the mistake of using it, this method will not work for you. That's why I say to buy a brand new one. Place a bit of your urine in the bottle. Your urine contains the strongest home scent available to you. You don't need much of it in the bottle. A little goes a long ways. Next go to the area where your pet was last sighted and spray a little of the urine about 18 inches off the ground onto items in this area.. such as on the sides of trees, on bushes,, etc in the direction leading to home or back to an area you wish him/her to come to. Don't go along spraying the ground with it. Another animal could come along and spray right over the top of the scent you're leaving behind for your pet to find. That's why I say to spray about 18 inches off the ground. Also, you don't need to spray a steady line... Spray about every 35 feet. . that way your pet can find your scent. . move forward. . begin to lose the scent. . pick it up again. . this keeps him moving towards the direction you want him to go.
If you do not wish to do use this method, and instead the old method, remember to replace your cloth items that contain scent on them every 12 hours for them to be of 'some' help.