Love, devotion and friendship are the three words that define our relationships with our pets. In many families, pet dogs are considered as important family members or small, furry children. Losing your beloved pet is the most heartbreaking, distressing and emotionally devastating experience. When your dog gets lost or runs away, you search the area, call shelters, place ads, put up flyers or hire a pet detective, but the best and successful way to find him is via internet. There are several websites that help you to find your missing pet. Here is given a list of those online pet search tools that help you to reunite with your best friend.
Online Pet Search Tools:
The Pet Amber Alert is paid service that helps you to find your lost dog in 3 simple steps. It offers three different Alert options: Poster Alert, Phone Alert and Amber Alert, starting at $29.95 and goes up to $79.95. All the three options offer different benefits. First of all, sign up for any plan by providing your and your pet’s details as well as payment information. Then, they will issue Amber Alert, which means they will alert 1000s of your neighbors, animal shelters, pet stores, police stations and veterinary offices within a 10 to 70 mile radius of where pet is reported missing using phones, faxes and social media. You will get an alert coverage map and a full detailed report, so that you can check the status of the case. The owners of pets can download Lost Pet Recovery Guide for free of cost. The site is available for people who live in the United States.
The Missing Pet Network is a free to use website for American and Canadian users. It is not only for dogs, but also for horses, cats, birds, and other pets. Just go to the site and browse the Lost and Found Listings by state or by country. Hit the proper link and search pet listings by entering coat color or city name. If you don’t find your pet in the listings, then report your lost pet. You are required to enter your information, pet description and where pet was last seen. Once the entered information has been added to the database, a confirmation message will be sent to you through email with basic instructions on how to look for your lost pet. There is a different database for missing and stolen horses. The site even provides advice for looking your missing pets.
FidoFinder is free to use website for U.S., Canada and U.K. users. When your dog gets lost, search your dog in the “Found Dogs” listings on the website. You can search the dog based on his characteristics, mile radius and postal code. If you don’t find the dog in the listings, then create an account on the site. As you get registered, your missing dog will be added in the Lost Dogs listings, so that you may be contacted later. You can even post reward value on the lost dog listing.
It is a free lost-or-found pet service for people who have lost or found a cat or dog. The site is easy to use. You have to get registered with the site to get its benefits. After registration, provide accurate information about you and your missing pet. The information you entered will go into the Found Pet Database to search for possible matches. A list of possible matches for the pet will appear immediately. If the Pet Database doesn’t find any matches, then you will be informed via email or text message when a possible match has been posted on the site. There is an Advice Section where you can get expert help to find your lost pet. The site is only for US residents.
Another lost-or-found pet service is the Lost Pet USA. The site is uncluttered and has user-friendly interface. You can find your missing pet in 3 simple steps. First: Search your pet in found dog database by entering city, state or zipcode. You can also view all lost and found pets in the listing. Second: Register your lost pet by providing his information and your details. Third: Find Help Near You. Enter your city and state or zip code to look for animal-related businesses and organizations like veterinarians, shelters, rescues or law enforcement agencies in the USA. These animal-related businesses and organizations can help you or allow you to put up flyers. You are able to download a Microsoft Word template, so that you can create a lost pet poster rapidly.
More than 25 million users visit Craigslist everyday, so it can be one of the best choices when it comes to recovering a lost pet. Craigslist should be used along with above mentioned websites. Simply visit the official site and select your country: US, Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific/Middle East, Oceania, Latin America and Africa. Log in to your local Craigslist and hit the “Post to Classifieds” link on the left side of the page. Then, select Community>Lost & Found and create posting. Post the reward value in the title to get attention of people.
Search on the Nearest One
Make your search easier using local or region-based websites such as Found-pets.org for Tucson, Arizona and Missing Pet Partnership for Seattle, Washington.