Finding a Lost Pet
LOST PET TIPS
Finding Rover is a free mobile app that helps pet owners find their lost pets in real-time using facial recognition. Pet owners can register their pets on Finding Rover for free by uploading their pet's phone, entering a few details about their pet and shring their contact details. Once a pet is registered, it is protected for life as the Nevada SPCA's entire database of dogs and cats is continually uploaded and integrated into Finding Rover.
Visit your local animal shelters
Calls should be made to the local animal control agencies, veterinary hospitals, shelters (both municipal and private) and rescue groups in your area. One of them may already have your pet in custody. Check in with shelters daily—and pay these visits in person with photos of your pet to distribute to shelter staff.
Print and post flyers
Good places to post your flyers include dog parks and runs, pet supply stores and pet grooming shops and veterinary offices. Various commercial establishments like grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, bars, cafes and restaurants are other good high-traffic options.
Contact your pets microchip company
Remember, identification can be a lifesaver for a lost pet. It’s a good idea for all your animal companions—even indoor-only pets—to always wear a collar with an ID tag that includes your name, current phone number and any relevant contact information. If you’ve chosen to microchip your pet as a means of permanent identification, keep in mind that microchips are only as good as the information provided to the chip’s company.
Search Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites
Most communities have local “Lost Pet” Facebook pages where they will post information about missing pets. Reach out to those page administrators and see if they will share information about your pet. You can create your own Facebook page or digital card for your lost pet, and share it across your social networks—and ask friends and family to spread the word to their contacts.