I was going to ask for a status update but looked on Craigslist first and found the listing at http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pet/4396979604.html
Are you on Facebook, by any chance? Facebook can be a really good tool for finding missing dogs. I would be happy to provide you with links to post Lacey.
This website has some really good tips for recovering a lost dog: http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recoverytips.php
Here are some tips very several different situations:
Help find Missing Pets or Owners List
Local Flyers & Posters are the most important thing to do. If nothing else get flyers up in local businesses.
Create flyer, save and open to print using Adobe on most computers at http://www.petbond.com/flyerentry.php
Also Business Cards are easy to pass out for Lost Pet, Google search deals - http://www.vistaprint.com
Check Animal Control Daily. Make sure to see all pets there even ones in off limit areas. Remember going cage to cage petting, could pass illness. List by state, enter zip and 50 mile for distance - http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/states.asp
How To Find A Lost Cat Or Dog -http://www.petrescue.com/petlibrary/pet-rescue/how-to-find-a-lost-cat-or-dog/
Lost a Bird - http://www.911parrotalert.com/resources/tips/
Lost Cats will not meow - http://www.missingpetpartnership.org...splacedcat.php
Your loving lost dog may run from you not to you -http://sheltienation.com/2012/11/why-your-lost-dog-may-not-run-back-to-you.html
Contact Local Law Enforcement to File a Report: stolen, lost or found no matter can save a pet. This is so they have your information if pet or owner is found.
Local Vet Offices can be a huge help, email or mail photo with information. Site to locate Veterinarians, animal shelters, animal rescues use description and city, but can enter just state CA, FL etc -http://www.yellowpages.com/
Watch this. Top picture is a helpful slide show - http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/
** How to tag Cars -http://tinyurl.com/9ywdrns
Search Dogs may help. May seem expensive but keep in mind, searching on your own can really be costly in dollars, time and health, I know. Dogs run off to play and are usually back in an hour or so. If they are not, something maybe wrong - they are stuck, hurt or someone has them. Dogs do not run away from home. If a dog ran out of fear a large dog could be 60+ miles or more from home. When they run out of fear told they will run until they can run no more and hide to rest. It may take month to get home then. Search dogs probably not track a dog that ran of fear unless sighted in an area. But in cases that a dog is believed to have ran off to play, think there is a good chance. Pets can easily get stuck places and need help out. In those cases scent search dogs can be a great asset to getting pet to safety.
*Consider search dogs if your pet is not back soon on its own. Read
*Consult available -http://www.lostpetdetection.com/Phone-and-On-Site-Consultations.html
*How Long Can Scent Survive? - http://www.missingpetpartnership.org...tive-scent.php
*Search Dog Directory -http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/petdetective-listing.php
Local News Coverage if possible can really help. Radio often will help. Ad in local news papers, free if listed as found.
video could help reach more to help. - create a video http://www.onetruemedia.com/
Popular Online places to post and look for pets. Note: pets can be listed under wrong breed or sex.
*Best place to check posts -http://www.petfinder.com/classifieds/classifieds2.html
*Many ac shelters use -http://www.petharbor.com/
*Many readers, please give at least actual email contact - http://craigslist.org/
*Online classifieds - http://www.backpage.com/
*Ebay classifieds now, free - http://kijiji.com/
*30 day free -http://www.lostmydoggie.com/
*Post picture here with city, state, description and contact if found. Share this link on groups like one below for share button. Settings are public so all can see, comment & share. Group pictures do not have share button, but they allow easy search if a pet is found weeks later. Links are good if found in a few days. - http://www.facebook.com/missingpetsusa
* Pet Lost & Found Alert Group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/198089680645/
*Yahoo Email Alerts: K9AmberAlert, LostK-9Alert, & K9Alert.
*Please create email dedicated to finding your pet, you will get emails on lost and found pets across USA. - http://groups.yahoo.com/
Worldwide Help for Lost & Found Pet's - http://tinyurl.com/9mgrcsj
Make Pet page or group - www.facebook.com/
Create Lost Pet video - www.onetruemedia.com/
Post Lost Pet video -www.youtube.com/
Animal Rescue Facebook Directory USA -http://www.lacroixtees.com/fb_directory/animal-rescue/index.php
Lost in Car Accident: Pets will often return to the scene of the accident after they have had a chance to settle down from the fright. Try to keep food and water there for them and something that smells like home. Traps can be very helpful to recover pets from accident. Usually a trap can be borrowed from AC or local rescue. http://www.trucatchtraps.com/how-to
Stolen Pet Reminder: Say MISSING or LOST, Not Stolen. REASON: People do not want involved in crimes. No reason to fear that, as legally little to nothing would be done. Stolen pets seldom remain with thieves for long, Pets are usually sold or dumped within a few hours. Who has your pet is probably a good person who also fell victim to deceit. They probably think they saved the pet, and they really did. Thieves are clever, it is there job. *** Exception, okay to say stolen if there is News Coverage with plea for Safe Return. "Please if any one bought or found them help get them home safe." *** Also consider your pet may have gotten away and be running scared. You want people to want to help not to be afraid to get involved. Saying stolen can put your pet in greater danger. A good person could dump the pet because they are afraid of legal trouble. Reality is nothing would be done. Hope they just take the pet to a local vet if they are afraid and just say they found it. Please for the safety of your pet say Missing or Lost. *Other than above note, this article has helpful info -http://www.doggiemanners.com/art_finding_stolen_dogs.html
Hire a private investigator if you think someone stole your pet. Case following that worked. http://tinyurl.com/8hzujj6
I have looked into PI's before. It can be very costly. So if it is not affordable, need to learn to be your own. Read this - case is like a movie script, she even had billboards across the city.
PETS FOUND need to find owner or home. *Ref above notes to find owners of found pets:
1.) get flyers out.
2.) Notify and list with Shelters.
4.) File report with local police.
5). Send picture and info to local vets.
6.) List on top places to post.
*Vets normally scan for chips free. If no chip Please Withhold some Detail so you can Verify Real Owner.
*Local vets often will agree to serve as a contact.
*Help Always Needed, if pet is found in your area. Print and help get flyers out local. There are still many elderly not on the internet. These pets are their world and they have no idea how to find them.
*Most of the time dogs that are found need claimed or homes immediately to avoid going to a shelter. Shelters are full and kill often, so pets have only days to get out and sadly many times not even that. Please try to find a rescue first. Post here and Google search your area and contact all you can for help. If they are in a shelter please make sure location is posted, Thanks
Thanks everyone for helping them to safety. Know they appreciate all help.
Original Full Note - http://tinyurl.com/9xqf33y
Link for this post - http://tinyurl.com/cfeztwy
WORLDWIDE Help for LOST & FOUND PET's -http://tinyurl.com/94x7ouf ------------------------------------------------------------
Reminder: LOST PETS PLEASE POST: City, State or Country, Pets Description and Contact Phone Number or Email. Option like a vet drop off address and number is okay. Not everyone has internet smart phones etc.
Please DO NOT ASSUME a collar or chip is contact enough. Many times collars come off or are removed and chips can fail. Please post picture with info and flyer with info locals can print to share to help. For the sake of your pet, please post info needed to get them somewhere safe. Thanks
Don't Give Up - At Least Search Shelters & Share Flyers for 3-4 months.
Bring Mabel Home on Facebook has very detailed compilations of resources (local and national). https://www.facebook.com/BringMabelHome/notes