You have been directed to the Lost Dogs Illinois website.
Thank you for taking in this lost pet and for all you are doing to help find their owner.
Please follow these suggestions to help in your efforts:
- Check for a license or ID tag. – No tags? Ask around your neighborhood in case the dog lives nearby.
- Take the dog to the nearest veterinarian or shelter to have the dog scanned for a microchip & look for a tattoo. – Call your local police (non-emergency line) to report the dog found.
- Call your local animal control agency (ACO), complete a found dog report or bring the dog to them if you are unable to keep the dog while searching for the dog’s owner.
If you can house the dog:
- Create a Found Dog Flyer and post it around the neighborhood and animal service businesses. Create a sign like a yard sale sign and post in your yard or the nearest intersection.
- Post on your local Craig’s List (under both the Lost and Found and Pet sections), place a newspaper ad, other lost and found internet sites.
Please check Lost Dogs Illinois Missing Dog Album (Photos tab) to see if this dog matches with any of the missing dogs listed. Also check back often in our Is This Your Lost Dog? Album under the picture of the dog you found and LDI found posting. Many times fans will post information there.
Many fans post information in regards to the dog you have found, please add your name as a “tag” on your LDI Is This Your Lost Dog post so you will receive Facebook alerts with possible new information about the found dog.
To Tag: Go to the dog’s photo and click onto the photo; then click “Tag Photo”, which will be to the right of the pic and/or bottom of the pic. Click one more time anywhere on the photo, enter your name in the pop-up box, then press enter. Then click “Done Tagging”.
Tips for Returning a Found Dog to the Lawful Owner
When someone calls in response to an ad and/or flyer, ask the caller’s name and telephone number and tell him/her, you’ll call back right away.
Do not offer a description of the dog, let the person inquiring describe the dog including unique identifying characteristics. (i.e. scars, tattoo, behaviors, color patterns, etc.)
· Vet records (call their vet to confirm)
· Rabies certificate or license
· Adoption papers, registration papers, transfer of ownership or bill of sale
· Photos (dated and w/family members)
Observe the meeting of the dog and person; does the dog show familiarity with person.
Meeting to return the dog; be sure to let a friend or family know where you are meeting or ask one of them to go along. Meet at your local police parking lot, your vet office or any public place in the daylight.
If you find the owner of the dog, please notify us via email (email@example.com) or complete our final status report http://form.jotformpro.com/form/13345929971- also please include how the owner was located.