Lost & Found
There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling that you get when you realize you have lost your beloved Boston Terrier. Below are some tips that may help you find your missing Boston.
First, make sure to throughly search the immediate area. Bostons have a knack for getting into small, hidden, and out-of-the-way places. Make sure to look under and behind your furniture. Also check all of your closets and cabinets, bookcases, and in the garage. Check your vehicles, as well as the sewer drains, culvert pipes, crawl spaces under the house, sheds and barns. Put unwashed clothes, shoes and your Boston's favorite foods outside to help your pet find its way home.
Post fliers a with a picture of your Boston Terrier, the date your Boston went missing, and your contact information. Make sure to post them throughout the area where your Boston went missing, and near your home. Also, give copies of the flier to your neighbors, local businesses, veterinary practices, animal emergency clinics, animal shelters, fire departments, and law enforcement agencies.
Search your entire neighborhood. Walk and/or drive through the area calling your Boston's name, both during the day and at night. Make sure to bring your Boston's favorite toy or whistle to get their attention. Bring a box of your Boston's favorite treats and shake it. Bring a flashlight to search dark and shadowed areas. Ask your mail man and other delivery guys if they have seen your dog. Ask your neighbors to open up garages and sheds where your dog may be trapped. If you still have not found your missing Boston Terrier, it is time to expand the search area.
Call out your Boston's name and listen. Your dog may be injured and unable to come to your call? It is very important to pause and listen for any sounds that may lead to your dog.
Call your local ASPCA, Humane Society, and other local shelters, veterinary practices, animal control, law enforcement agencies and the local fire department. Give them copies of your flier as well as any other information that may help them identify your Boston Terrier. Call them every day to see if they have found your dog. Notify local law enforcement if you believe your Boston was stolen. Most shelters and vererinarians have a microchip wand and can identify pets who have been microchiped. Place ads in the local papers, radio stations, and television stations. Many will do this service for FREE.
Post a missing pet notice online at FidoFinder.org, Pets 911, and FindToto.com, and even on Craig's List. Provide all of the relevant information, including your dog's sex, age, weight, breed, color and any special markings. Also, make sure to leave out one identifying characteristic that is not visible on the posted photo. If someone calls claiming to have found your missing Boston Terrier, ask them to describe that characteristic to make sure that the dog is is infact yours.
Never give up searching for your Boston. Many missing pets, that have been lost for months, have eventually been reunited with their owners.
After you have found your missing Boston Terrier, make sure to collect all of your posted flieers, and thank all those who helped you with your search.