A FEW TIPS WE SUGGEST “TO DO” and “WHAT NOT TO DO”
TO GET YOU STARTED WITH YOUR SEARCH!
When your pet has become lost, the first few hours are paramount in getting the search process started to achieve the best results. You must act fast because the longer you procrastinate, the further away your cat or dog could travel. Many pet lovers concerned with your pet’s safety including the SPCA and many Animal Shelters will often suggest that you use our service. There is a reason why we are recommended – We simply have the proven results and have thousands of found and rescued pets. If you want to see what your options are in regards to Petsearchers assisting you in searching for your lost or stolen pet, Contact us now!
to your local Animal Control, SPCA or animal shelters in your area.
on MissingPetsInBc as well as other local Facebook pages in your own community.
and show to neighbours and residents of the area where your pet went missing from.
Post these throughout the area that you suspect your pet to be in, including near your home. You can see a sample of the posters that we make in Our Tools section.
at your home, as you do not want your pet leaving your home if they return, in search of water.
at your home or where your pet went missing from.
where your pet was micro-chipped or tattooed to ensure your contact info is up to date.
put your pet’s scent outside of your home or anywhere on your property (i.e. litterbox, your pets kennel or blankets/ bedding, spreading litter around your property, etc). This is an attractant to predators and territorial cats/ animals. There is controversy whether to leave litter outside or not; presently we feel that there is no evidence that doing so is actually responsible for the return of any cats. We don’t think the possible negative ramifications of predators smelling the scent from a litterbox etc., or from a territorial cat marking the area is worth the risk.
Do Not Leave Out or Cook Food (i.e.,bacon) to entice your dog back home or to other areas, as it could (and it has) attracted predators along with the pet. This technique could work if you’re in an area when there are no predators such as Coyotes, Cougars, Bears, Bobcats, and Raccoons etc. Remember you’re in B.C. and just because you haven’t seen predators in your area it doesn’t mean they are not present. In other cases your pet might get the food but now has a full stomach and could travel further away and be a lot less likely to be enticed to be captured by food or treats.
Do Not Call out loudly or yell for your Lost Pet.
Your lost Cat or Dog! They will always run, and they will always be quicker than you!
Your Pet is counting on you.