How to Advertise a Lost Dog

Lost dogs can be common, and when you lose a dog, you can sometimes wonder how to find it again. You can do that, however, by making flyers, a newspaper ad, and much more.


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    Make flyers. Flyers are a common practice when it comes to lost pets. Make sure to include the name, photo, gender, breed(s), and your phone number.
  2. 2
    Create a newspaper ad. Many people read the newspaper so, you'll increase the chance of finding your dog. It comes with a small fee, but it's worth it!
  3. 3
    Go door-to-door. Knock on doors and ask "have you seen this dog"? While it's a tedious method, this will make more people aware of your missing dog, and might let you in on some information that some people might have.
  4. 4
    Post on a social network. Certain areas have a group specifically designed for anything with pets. Post "Missing Dog" and maybe you might have some luck.
  5. 5
    Call the police. If all else fails, and it's been longer than a 72-hour-period, call the police. Police can be very helpful even if the missing thing is a dog, they can be very helpful.


  • Make sure to create as many flyers as possible. This will improve the chances of your dog being found.
  • Stay positive. Try to think about a great event that is about to happen, instead of thinking about your pet, for instance.
  • Be patient. It can take some time for your lost dog to get back to you, so patience is an important virtue in the situation.

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