Our top ten pet-finding tips
Find your pet quickly and easily
When you’ve lost your pet, it’s easy to panic and to be uncertain about what to do next. The tips below could help you find your pet quickly and easily:
- Put a FREE ad up
on Lost Pet Finders location based lost and found pet map here.
- Send a Pet Alert
that will immediately go out to local people & Pet Professionals via phone, SMS and email with your pet's description and your contact details.
- Visit your local pound
Can't stress this enough! You need to check the pounds and shelters in person, do not rely on micorchips or checking over the phone.
- Distribute flyers
Print out your FREE lost pet flyer from your Account and post it in public places like schools, supermarkets, do letter drops to your neighbours' mailboxes.
- Food and water
Start putting your pet's favorite food along with a bowl of water outside in case it returns when you are not home.
- Utilise Facebook
Request your FREE Facebook post on our NZ Facebook page. If you issued a paid Pet Alert you can also take advantage of a facebook post BOOST (facebook ad of your pet sponsored by us) to reach local people based on their location rather than a membership in any facebook group or page. Estimated average reach 1000+
- Recognise the smell
Animals see with their nose. The scent of something familiar can travel a long way and lead your pet back home. Leave worn clothing outside or even sprinkle litter tray contents onto the garden.
- Offer a reward
You may want to offer a small reward for your missing pet to encourage local kids to help, but be careful – do not offer too much as it can attract the unwanted attention of scammers.
- Check our LOST & FOUND
Don't miss out on your pet reported as 'Found' on the LPF website. Keep checking our LOST & FOUND regularly.
- Further exposure on Facebook
Post your pet on other lost pet groups and pages on Facebook nationally and locally. Click here for the list.
Do not give up! Be persistent, your pet needs you to keep searching!