Ask local supermarkets, shops, newsagents and libraries, if a Lost Dog poster can be put in their window or on their noticeboard.
Keep checking social media, ask people to share. Social media is free and very effective. Use as many platforms as you can, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Contact your local newspaper and ask them to share a Lost dog poster.
Keep searching the area to where your dog was lost and any local walk areas that your dog may be familiar with.
Consider if your dog may have been stolen, not just escaped from your garden or out of sight on a walk. Contact your local police – ask for a crime reference number relating to your missing dog. Under UK law, dogs are considered as chattel, you therefore have every right to insist police record and log your enquiry.
Contact other lost dog groups across social media such as:
Keep returning to the location you last saw your dog.
Repeat the following (particularly if it has rained) – leave an item of your clothing at the scene of where your dog was lost (such as a jacket), if it is safe to do so (away from roads or traffic) as this will give some comfort, especially overnight. Consider scent marking – sprinkling urine around the local area so your dog may gravitate to the spot.
Sit in your vehicle with the engine running and boot up – dogs recognise the sound of familiar engines.
Widen the search area in a triangular shape – dogs run from A to B to C.
Pay close attention to all social media reports and follow up however vague the sighting. Individual reports very greatly depending on the canine experience of the person making them, closeness to sighting etc.
Email a Lost Dog Poster to the environmental health department at your local authority so your pet can quickly be identified if found. Ring on a daily basis as information on found/pound dogs may not get passed on adequately.
There are many voluntary organisations and individuals nationwide who are able to help for tracking lost pets: