If your greyhound is lost responding quickly can make all the difference in the world. Acting immediately can make the difference between having your beloved companion home that day, or having to search for several more days. The following is a checklist of things you should do as soon as you realize your dog is missing.
If you have lost a greyhound adopted through Colorado Greyhound Adoption contact CGA immediately via the following pager number: 303-612-4319. Provide the following information:
Color (fawn, black w/white paws, brindle, etc.)
Ear tattoo numbers
Exact location where dog was lost
CGA will put an announcement on their facebook page and a message out to the egroups, notifying members of the lost dog.
Other Steps You Can Take To Find Your Greyhound:
Contact your local animal shelters and/or animal control agencies to file a lost dog report. In some cases, shelters ask that you come in personally to file a lost dog report, if that is the case, let CGA know and we will make the call for you. As a member of the ABRN they will often let us file a lost dog report over the phone. Provide the shelters with the same information listed above.
Call your veterinarian and other veterinarians in your area to alert them that your dog is missing. If your dog has been found and is injured, the person who found the dog will probably bring him to the closest veterinary office.
Post to Social Media. Many cities have Facebook pages, send a post with a picture if possible to the city Facebook page. Also, Nexdoor.com is an app and is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. A post and picture on Nextdoor can quickly alert your neighbors of your lost dog.
Put up "LOST DOG" flyers all over your neighborhood. Include a photo of your dog if possible, contact phone numbers and information about the dog - name, color (remember most people don't know what fawn or brindle mean, tan colored or black/tan tiger markings can sometimes work better), dog's disposition (friendly, fearful, etc.)
Visit local schools and ask teachers and other employees if they have seen the dog. The dogs will often gravitate to areas where children are playing.
Canvass your neighborhood. Get family, friends to join in searching for your dog. CGA will provide volunteers as available to help in your search. Make sure to have a lead and collar with you and some dog treats to lure a frightened dog.
We hope that you will never be put in this position, but want you to know that CGA will do everything possible to help you find your dog if he should ever get lost. Please read the following information on steps to prevent your dog from getting lost in the first place.