If You've Lost a Pet
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Tips for Finding Your Lost Pet
- Start searching immediately.
- Create and distribute flyers and post signs in high traffic areas. With permission, also post flyers in vet clinics, pet stores, groomers, pet boarding facilities and other local businesses.
- If you need help creating a flyer, try the Missing pet flyer generator
- Talk to your neighbors.
- Check the shelters in your area from the list at the bottom of this page. Additional shelters may be found using Google search.
- Post and search for your lost pet on Nextdoor.com and Craigslist (in the Community section under Lost & Found and Pets).
- Notify Josie's Lost Dog Alert of Sonoma County. on Facebook. If you don't have a Facebook account, ask a family member or friend for help.
- Check (or place) ads in the local papers.
- If you've lost your cat, try searching later in the day. Cats are more active during dawn and dusk.
- Visit Mission Reunite for more resources.
Keep searching. Some lost pets are found within hours or days and others are found months or even years after disappearing. Don't give up hope!
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