Immediately file a report with us at www.helpinglostpets.com/LDOW so that we can make a flyer and share it to our Facebook page which has over 85,000 fans in Wisconsin. Different formats of your flyer will be emailed to you so that you can print and distribute them in the neighborhood where your dog was last seen. This is the Number One way that lost dogs are found. We will also assign a volunteer caseworker to offer advice and support. Our services are entirely free.
Dogs lost from stressful situations like fireworks will usually bolt, but usually don’t go very far unless they are being chased or pressured. Many times they will hide and may remain in hiding for several hours or days. Once they feel safe and things have quieted down, these dogs may try to return to the area where they went missing.
If your dog went missing last night- don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket or bed, some smelly food and fresh water, and something that smells like the person the dog is most bonded to (like a dirty sock, t-shirt or pillowcase). Remind everyone who wants to help you that they should not chase, call or whistle to your dog.
See more tips in our handout below: