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TIPS TO FINDING YOUR DOG

TIPS TO FINDING YOUR CAT

Losing your pet is an extremely stressful and terrifying moment. Your loved one is missing and all you want is to hold them in your arms again. But where do you start?!?! 

LOST312 is a text message program that walks you through the steps of finding your pet. 

Don’t give up. Although many pets are reunited quickly, some take more time. Many pets who have been lost for months still get reunited with their owners, so it’s important to keep looking. Follow our guidelines below to increase your chances at finding your lost pet!

Text LOST to 1(855)-LOST312

Receive up to 15 messages of steps to follow to help find your lost pet

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Reunite with your lost pet

1) GET HELP & SEARCH

Click steps to review valuable information to find your dog

2) LOST DOG REPORT3) FLYERS & POSTERS4) NETWORK YOUR LOST DOG5) UPDATE MICROCHIP6) VISIT SHELTERS7) DON'T GIVE UP8) HOME AT LAST

Websites for More Information: Lost Dogs Illinois, FidoFinder, PetHarbor

4 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR DOG

1. Waiting for their dog to come home –The sooner you start looking the higher your chance of finding your lost dog. Dogs rarely just show up back at home.

2. Not checking local shelters – You can check local shelters by viewing online photos, but it’s highly recommended that you go to the shelter and request a Lost Pet Tour. Local shelters should be checked online or in person at least once every 3 days. Dogs can show up in shelters weeks or months after being lost.

3. Not using all resources available to you. The more resources you use the better chances you have of finding your dog.

4. Giving up too soon. Be persistent. Plan on it taking weeks and possibly months. Owners often give up due to grief fatigue, where they want to stress to be over, so they give up. Do not give up.

Click steps to review valuable information to find your cat

1) BE CERTAIN2) GET HELP & SEARCH3) LOST CAT REPORT4) FLYER & POSTERS5) NETWORK YOUR LOST CAT6) VISIT SHELTERS7) UPDATE MICROCHIP8) SET A HUMANE TRAP

4 MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR CAT

1. Waiting for their cat to come home – The sooner you start looking the higher your chance of finding your lost cat.

2. Not checking local shelters – You can check local shelters by viewing online photos, but it’s highly recommended that you go to the shelter and request a Lost Pet Tour. Local shelters should be checked online or in person at least once every 3 days. Cats can show up in shelters weeks or months after being lost.

3. Not using all resources available to you. The more resources you use the better chances you have of finding your cat.

4. Giving up too soon. Be persistent. Plan on it taking weeks and possibly months. Owners often give up due to grief fatigue, where they want to stress to be over, so they give up. Do not give up.


Research shows that indoor cats are often hiding within a 2-3 house radius of their home and outdoor access cats are often hiding within a 17-house radius of their home. They usually hide quietly and out of sight and sometimes for up to two months before they come out for food.

9) DON'T GIVE UP10) HOME AT LAST

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Websites for More Information: Cats in the bag, Tabby TrackerPetHarbor