Tips for Searching for Your Lost Pet

Lost PetsSearching for a lost pet can be a stressful situation. We hope the tips and sources below are helpful to your search.

  • Visit EVERY shelter.  Act fast and check each shelter daily. Many pets are found farther than 10 miles from where they were lost.
  • Personally look for your pet – the description you give over the phone may not match someone else’s description of your pet.
  • Immediately contact the organization where you licensed your pet and verify that your phone number and address are up to date in their records.
  • Contact your microchip company immediately and verify that your phone number and address are up to date in their records.
  • Leave a lost pet report and current photo at all shelters you visit.
  • If your pet has been missing for more than five days, check lists of adoptable pets at local shelters.
  • Notify friends and neighbors that your pet is lost.
  • Contact veterinary practices in your area to see if anyone has brought in a lost or injured pet.
  • Check websites like Craigslist.org, Fidofinder.com, Petharbor.com, Nextdoor.com, 911parrotalert.com, Pawboost.com, and the Colorado Pets Lost and Found Facebook page.
  • Post flyers within a three-mile radius of where you lost your pet.
  • Leave an item of your clothing, your pet’s bedding or toys, or your cat’s litter box outside your home to help guide your pet back to you.