Post signs around your neighborhood and at local veterinary hospitals. If possible, include a color picture of your pet as well as detailed description, lost date and location.
Place an ad in the Press Democrat (707) 546-7355, your local newspaper and post on Craigslist.
Check ads in newspapers, shelter websites and online Found Pet ads daily.
NotifyJosie's Lost Dog Alert of Sonoma County if you're a Facebook user.
Walk a three-block radius from your home (cover much more area if your pet is unaltered or frightened) and talk to your neighbors. Someone may have some helpful information about your lost pet.
Check with all local veterinarians to see if any injured stray animals fitting your pet's description have been brought in, or if someone has posted a found animal flyer there.
If you've lost your cat, remember that she is a nocturnal animal, so try searching later in the day when she's more likely to be awake.
Visit www.missingpetpartnership.org for excellent tips that will help you learn how to look for your lost animal.
Most importantly, keep actively searching for your pet. Animals turn up at shelters weeks, and sometimes months, after they've been lost. Likewise, finders will sometimes not report a wandering animal to us until weeks after it first appeared in their neighborhood.