Post on social media such as Facebook or Twitter with a clear picture of your pet as well as a description, the location where your pet was lost, and your phone number. Look for a picture with a full body shot, showing as many of your pet’s markings as possible. Make sure you describe your pet, don’t assume that everyone knows what your pet’s breed or breed mix looks like. Offer a reward, but don’t mention how much the reward is. Ask your friends, groups and businesses such as Sarah’s Pet Sitting, Cheshire Cat & Dog and Thomaston Feed to Share your Post.
BE SURE TO ALWAYS INCLUDE YOUR FULL AND UP TO DATE CONTACT INFORMATION
Make up posters with all the same details. Make sure the words LOST DOG (cat, bird, etc.) are large and clear and can be seen from a moving car. The details and contact info can be in a smaller font, but a passerby should be able to tell at a glance that your pet is lost and have an idea of what your pet looks like. Put your poster up in the area where your dog was lost, as well as in your home neighborhood. You can also post your poster in local shopping centers, pet stores, animal control, police stations, and veterinary offices.
If possible put up a very large poster in your front yard so that anyone who may have found your pet knows where he lives and can get in contact with you.
Place a lost add in the paper as soon as possible. Lost adds are free with the Record Journal (203-634-3933), the Cheshire Herald , and the New Haven Register (877-872-3278) The Hartford Currant charges a fee. The Connecticut Humane Society also offers an online listing for lost or found pets
Contact your vet and let them know your pet is missing. Ask if you can put your poster up in the waiting area.
If your pet is microchipped, contact the company it is registered with and make sure your details are up to date.
Contact the local Animal Control and all the neighboring Animal Control Offices.