HCAFA Lost Pets Listings
Dog Detective - Lost and found dog listings; tips about
rewards and scams; and lost dog alerts.
a Lost Pet Flyer (Best Friends Animal Society Website)
- Create a flyer online that you can print out, including your pet's photo.
Create a Lost or Found Pet Flyer (Florida Animal Control Association Website) - Create a flyer online, including your pet's photo, that you can print out to post or distribute.
FidoFinder.com - A public database of lost and found dogs. Lost dog owners and lost dog finders can post classified ads, search listings, print posters, and even receive automated email notifications when matching dogs are added to the website.
Tips for Finding Lost Pets
An excellent, comprehensive article with tips for finding
12 Steps to Better Your Chances of Finding Your Pet
There are several things you can do to help increase the
chances of finding your pet. The most important thing to
do is to act quickly.
• Post and distribute flyers in your neighborhood.
Including a picture on the flyer is helpful, but not necessary.
• Go door to door and ask if anyone has seen your
pet. Go at different times of the day, preferably with a
relative or friend for safety, and also carry pet food with
you. Sometimes rattling a box of cat food, or tapping a can
of pet food with a fork can be effective in luring a pet
out of a hiding place.
• Personally go to the Humane Society and Animal Control
to look for your pet, preferably every day but at least every
other day—in the case of Animal Control, animals are
euthanized after only 6 days (cats) and 10 days (dogs). Don't
just phone, because the description you give of your pet
may differ from the society's or animal control's description.
Also a pet's appearance may be changed from being dirty or
• Take a flyer to veterinarians in the area. Your
pet may have been injured and taken in for treatment by a
• Post flyers in pet stores, grocery stores, laundromats,
gas stations—any place that will let you.
• Post a lost pet announcement on the Lost Pets page
of this website and others (please see the links on the right),
and advertise in all the local papers. Check to see if the
local radio station will announce lost pet information.
• Don't give up! Pets and their guardians have been
reunited after months, and in some cases, even years. Persistence