Hiring a Pet Detective
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When a loved pet goes missing, it is an emergency. You need to act immediately, and effectively. Many pet owners waste precious time on tasks that don't get results first, and tackle other actions that could have found their pet days or even weeks later after it is too late.
One common mistake pet owners make is following cookie-cutter instructions for finding missing pets. The internet, well-meaning friends and shelter workers want to help and do provide some excellent suggestions. However, using a professional Pet Detective is a helpful method in making sure that you are conducting the right search for your pet - based on your location, your pet's personality, how your pet escaped, your pet's health, breed, size and past history.
Most Pet Detectives offer specialized services, including trained Search Dogs. Others offer support, consultations and help "pounding the pavement." No matter if the Pet Detective offers Search Dogs or not, the end goal is the same - finding your lost pet.
Some tips from a professional Pet Detective:
- Hang Posters, Not Flyers. As soon as a pet is missing, most pet owners print-out flyers and hang them around their neighborhood. Flyers are for handing out to neighbor and giving to the shelter, not for posting. Use supplies found at local office supply stores to make GIANT florescent posters. The goal is to catch driver's eye as they rush between work and home. Think big, obnoxious and high-visibility. If your area doesn't allow signs or takes signs down, contact a Pet Detective for other options.
- Don't give up! The average pet owner searches for their lost pet for less than 7 days. Many pets are located weeks after they went missing! When you think you have done everything and aren't getting results, don't give up!
- Consider hiring a Pet Detective. We are professionals specializing in helping find lost pets. Services range from phone consultations to on-site searches with Search Dogs. Just like you turn to an expert with any serious problem, consider working with a professional to find your missing pet. Consider all options when you are searching for a lost pet, and use all resources possible.
In the end, no matter if you have someone help you search for your pet or not, no one will take the place of a loving owner in a search. It takes hard work to get a pet back, time and money. If there is one thing you should remember in your search: Don't give up!