Your pet wandering off can be a frightening experience. Don't panic.
If you live in Arizona, follow the steps given on the tabs of this page. While pets often return on thier own, by following these guidelines more often than not you'll be quickly reunited.
The first thing you must do when taking on a pet is make sure they are identified. If your pet is identified, often someone will get back to you right away. Things you should do:
The Lost Dogs of Arizona is a facebook group is filled with volunteers and people who are at the shelter often and scour "found dog" postings. There are many people in this group to help you. Visit The Lost Dogs Of Arizona Facebook Page
Print and post fliers within a 2 mile radius of where the animal was lost as soon as possible. These flyers should include:
While many check flyers, there are a great number of people who will look out for lost animals posted online, and will themselves post an online ad if they take a dog in. Post an ad to the website listed below including all of the information in the 'Post Flyers' tip. Be sure to check these sites daily for found pets as well.
Facebook tip: Make sure to upload a photo of your pet into a public album on your page. The description should include all of the information in the 'Post Flyers' tip. You can share this picture to lost pet Facebook pages or to your friend's pages.
Given the number of free animals in the Phoenix area, lost animals can end up at animal control. Many of the wonderful volenteers at the Maricopa County - Animal Care and Control shelters post pictures of dogs that are brought in.
Amanda Chilcher, amazing friend to AZ Pound Pups and tireless volenteer at the East Maricopa County - Animal Care and Control shelter posts weekly pictures of the dogs coming in while she is in.
A good Facebook group with description: a place to post your lost pets picture and description or of one that you have found.
Any lost pet recovered in Sedona which is run through authorities will end up at the Sedona Humane Society. Should you lose your pet, inform Sedona Humane of your pets information and they will be on the lookout as pets show up.