Top 7 tips for finding your dog in London, including telephone numbers
With these tips and to-do-list, you’ll be on your way to finding your missing dog as soon as possible in London!
30 July 2018
To start with, we are really sorry that you are experiencing this sad situation and hope that our tips will help you be reunited with your furry friend in no time! Go quickly through the article and take immediate action to find your lost dog in London! So, where to start?
In case you own a Tractive GPS Tracker for your dog, you can now track his position in real time. Should this not be the case, make sure to follow these tips:
To-Do List, when your dog went missing or ran away
- Research the missing location properly
- Call the nearest animal shelters right away, to check whether they might have found your dog
- Inform your family and friends
- Create your missing dog poster
- Ask the animal shelters again
- Put your missing dog posters all around the city
- Share the missing dog posters on social media
When you share a post about your missing dog on Facebook, don’t forget to make it a public post, so that everyone is able to see and share it as well.
Overview to the animal shelters in your proximity, including telephone numbers, where you should call
In case your dog ran away, contact these animal shelters and organisations (best via telephone) and check whether someone has found your dog and brought it there. The animal shelters are divided into zones in London:
|London Zones||Organisation name/ Animal shelter||Telephone numbers / E-Mail|
|1||Greek Animal Welfare Fund|
The Japan Animal Welfare Society
|0044 20 73578500|
0044 20 76305563
|2||The May Hew||0044 20 89628000|
|3||All Dogs Matter||0044 20 83413196|
|4||Croydon Animal Samaritans|
|5||Star Light Trust||0044 844 586863|
|6||German Shepherd Rescue Surrey||0044 1932 571268|
In case you are looking for a complete overview of animal shelters in the UK, here you find 3 useful search engines for a broader search:
What pet information should the missing pet poster contain?
- Pet type
- Hair/Fur type
- Special markings, patterns on the pet’s skin, fur, etc.
- Other clues
- Your contact information
- Date when your pet went missing
- Missing location
- Picture of your four-legged friend
Preventive measures for not losing your dog again
Should you have recently lost your dog, we feel very sorry for this painful experience. Never lose hope: There are so many touching stories of pet parents who have been reunited with their favourite furry buddy after years!
If you’re thinking about getting a new dog, how can you make sure to avoid this worst case scenario for the future? There is a solution that prepares you and your dog for such situations: The Tractive GPS Tracker for dogs! With the GPS tracking device, you always know where your furry escape artist is, and can easily follow him on your smartphone!
- Real-time tracking:
- Due to the real-time location tracking feature you can see directly on your smartphone where your dog is right now
- The device is 100% waterproof
- 35g light
- Battery life:
- 2-5 days
Video report about a missing dog, who returned home after 8 years
Should all these measures not be of help, don’t despair! This touching story about a dog parent being reunited with his dog after 8 years shows you that sometimes, miracles do happen:
Like what you’ve read? Let’s spread the word and help other caring pet parents as well!
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