Ways to Report a Lost Dog

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Need to Report a Lost Dog? DoNotPay Can Help You Find Your Pet!

Did your pup slip his leash or jump a fence? When your dog is lost, you feel a sense of panic and fear. You need to get your best friend home as soon as possible.

The first step is to , but how do you do that? There are many places to report a lost dog, and you wonder which is best or if you should report your lost dog to all of them. DoNotPay can make the process easier and help you get your lost pet home.

What to Do if You Lose Your Pet

There is a lot of fear and anxiety when you've lost a pet. However, there are things you can do to help your animal find their way home, such as:

  • Leave someone at home in case your pet comes home
  • Search the neighborhood or area where the pet went missing
  • Call local animal control and shelters
  • Post the lost pet on social media accounts
  • Use the DoNotPay app

Do Lost Dogs Usually Get Found?

Yes, most dogs are usually found. However, your chance of finding your lost dog diminishes after the first 24 hours, so you need to make the most of this time. It's always a good idea to ensure that your dog has a microchip, and the information is current.

Report Your Lost Pet to Local Animal Control Department or Animal Shelter

As soon as you realize your pup is missing, you need to to your local animal control department and animal shelter. Many people who find a lost dog will turn the pup over to animal control or a local shelter. If these institutions are already aware of your lost dog, it'll help you get your dog back more quickly.

How to Avoid Losing a Pet

If at all possible, you want to avoid losing a pet in the first place, which can be easier said than done. Here are a few tips:

  • Microchip your pet
  • Ensure collars, harnesses, and leashes fit securely
  • Keep doors and gates closed
  • Don't leave your pet unattended outdoors

How to Report a Lost Dog by Yourself

When you need to report a lost dog, you can do it by yourself. You need to start by locating the number for animal control and calling their office. You can also post your lost pet on your social media accounts. Facebook has many groups in local areas dedicated to pets and helping to find lost pets.

Solve the Challenges of Reporting a Lost Dog With the Help of DoNotPay

When you need to report your lost dog, you know that it's essential to do it right away and to the right places. You don't have time to waste or want to navigate through a lot of red tapes. You want your pup back home safe and sound as soon as possible. While you can try to handle it by yourself, you deserve the benefit of using DoNotPay.

Here's how you can use DoNotPay to report lost and found pets:

  1. Search "lost and found pets" on DoNotPay, and select whether you're reporting a lost pet or a pet you've found.

  2. Enter the date and location you lost or found the pet and tell us more about them, including the breed, gender, whether they are wearing a collar, approximate size, and more.

  3. Upload evidence a photo of the pet, so they can be identified, and enter your current contact information where you can be reached with updates.

And that's it! DoNotPay will file the report on your behalf, and make sure your lost or found pet gets recorded in the government directory and they know who to contact if they find a match!

​​Why Use DoNotPay to Solve the Challenges Reporting a Lost Dog

You don't have time to waste when you need to report a lost dog. Here are three reasons to use DoNotPay. It's:

It’s Fast!You don't have to spend hours trying to report a lost dog.
It’s Easy!You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in reporting a lost dog.
It’s SuccessfulYou can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.

DoNotPay Works Across All Companies/Entities/Groups With the Click of a Button

The DoNotPay app can help you with so much more than showing you how to report a lost dog. There are a variety of topics you can explore when a beloved pet goes missing. Here are a few to consider.

More DoNotPay Products for Your Pets

DoNotPay has many products to help your care for your animals and to protect others. Some of these products include:

  • Report Animal Abuse
  • Pet Custody Agreement
  • Pet Licenses

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

After you report a lost dog and get your furry friend home safely, you'll be ready to explore other ways that the DoNotPay app can help you. DoNotPay offers many options to make tasks a little easier. Here are a few of the popular ones:

  1. Find missing money that you might not even know about
  2. Request and receive compensation for delayed or canceled airline flights
  3. And much more!

Report a lost dog with DoNotPay today!

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