Lost your dog? Try this advice

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FINDING FIDO: Leave an item of your clothing where the dog went missing.

AFTER many days of fruitless searching, a friend of mine had almost given up hope of finding his dog. But then he learned about this awesome tip and how this has reunited many lost dogs with their families. So I decided to pass this on.

On day 12 of searching for his dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, he ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told him helped many dogs and families to reunite. So I am passing on this advice in the hope that it will help those who are grieving for a lost dog. It may give you a way to get them back.

The dog owner should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent.

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Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate and a familiar toy bring those too (unless the location is undesirable for a crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting items not to be moved.

Leave a bowl of water too, as the dog probably hasn’t had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid.

Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there.

My friend was sceptical and doubted his dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn’t hear him calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days. But he returned the next day and sure enough found him sitting there!

I hope this helps someone out there who is missing a best friend. Good luck! Please share to help more families find their missing four-legged family members. Also, do this on the day you lose your dog and don’t wait 12 days, and return to the last place many times.  

If you find that this tip has helped you to be reunited with your pet please inform me so that I may pass this on to others: [email protected]

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