lost A GOLDEN?

 

You've come home from work or running errands and found your back yard gate open and your golden is missing.  Don’t panic - it’s important to remain calm and start searching.   Here’s some procedures to help you do everything you can to locate your boy or girl.

  1. If your golden is micro chipped, contact the chip manufacturer's lost and found service immediately.

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    http://public.homeagain.com/
    · www.AvidMicrochip.com  800-336-2843
    · Companion Animal Retrieval Microchip System 800-252-7894

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    www.NationalDogRegistry.com 800-NDR-DOGS
  2. Create Lost Dog flyers with a big picture of your pet (color is best), and your phone number. Templates can be found on some of the shelter sites and Lost & Found sites listed below in item #6. Hang the flyers everywhere, and talk to everyone. Contact all the vets in the area. Put the flyers up on community mailboxes, entrances and exits to schools, shopping centers, pet stores, animal clinics, and vets. Put them as many places as you can, at least two miles in every direction. Lot of eyes seeing his/her picture will be a big help. Talk to everyone: Mail carriers, UPS and FedEx drivers, school bus drivers, school children, crossing guards, meter maids, lawn services, heating/ac repairmen, anyone you see in the area on a regular basis, including neighbors.

  3. Walk the neighborhood, if you have another dog that did not run out – take him/her with you.  They may ‘sniff out’ your golden before you can.

  4. Check the shelters every day! Physically go to the locations below – calling is NOT enough!  They will only hold strays for 3 days. Put your flyers at each shelter (listed below).

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    Arizona Humane Society – 2 locations

     

      Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion
    1521 W. Dobbins Rd. Phoenix,   602-997-7586

     

      Sunnyslope Facility,
    9226 N. 13th Ave. Phoenix,   602-997-7585

     

      http://www.azhumane.org/ (click Find a Pet)

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    East Side Animal Care & Control
    2630 W. 8th Street, (8th St/Loop 101), Mesa
    602-506-PETS(7387)
    http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/ (click Lost & Found)

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    West Side Animal Care & Control
    2500 S 27th Ave, (27th Ave/Lower Buckeye) Phoenix 
    602-506-PETS(7387)
    http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/
    (click Lost & Found)

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    Apache Junction Animal Control
    http://www.ajcity.net/index.asp?NID=162
  5. Notify us at info@azgrc.org and/or call us AZGRC at 602-870-0037.  Call the other golden rescue groups as well.  We can share your information with a large network of animal rescuers.

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    Arizona Golden Rescue 623-566-9247

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    Arizona Retriever Rescue 480-946-8704

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    Rescue a Golden 602-404-9663

    Please include your address, nearest cross streets and zip code so we can cross reference with any calls from folks who have found a golden and cross reference with strays that were picked by the local shelters. 

    Also, include a web-ready picture (.jpg, .gif, .png, or .bmp format).  That will help our shelter walkers when they visit the local shelters.

  6. Report your golden Lost at the locations below.  Check their Found postings often. 

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    www.Pets911.com or call 888.PETS911 (738-7911)

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    http://www.thepetrescue.com/   (Select ‘state first)

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    Missing Mutts 480-898-8914

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    www.missingpets.com

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    http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9AmberAlert/
    · www.helpmefindmypet.com/
    · AZ Republic (to place a free ad) 602-444-2424
    · Scottsdale Tribune  480-970-2330
    · The Shopper 602-444-4444
    · AZ Central  www.azcentral.com
    · AZ Family  www.azfamily.com
    · www.petfinder.com (Select ‘classified ads’ from the menu)
    · www.fidofinder.com
    · www.Petbond.com (Online creation of Lost, Found, and Adopt Me flyers)
    · www.Flealess.org/lostpets/arizona.html  (Missing pets network)
    · www.prescottarealostpets.com   (Can use ‘guest’ for log on name/password)
    · Dog Detective Lost Dogs Arizona   http://dogdetective.com/lost-dogs-Arizona.html
    (Click the link at top to switch to Found Dogs Arizona)
    · K-9 Search and Rescue   http://www.k9sardog.com
    · Lost Dogs Database   http://www.lostdogsdatabase.com/
    · Lost and Pound   http://lostandpound.com/
    · Missing Pet Partnership   http://www.lostapet.org/recovery-lostcat.php
  7. Place an ad in the lost/found section of your local newspapers

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    Most papers offer these ads for lost and found free of charge

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    Weekend ads work best
  8. Once you find your golden, microchip or tattoo him/her ASAP to prevent this from happening again.  And be sure to license your golden.

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    http://public.homeagain.com/

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    http://www.avidid.com/ 800-336-2843

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    Companion Animal Retrieval Microchip System   800-252-7894

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    www.NationalDogRegistry.com 800-NDR-DOGS

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    www.Tattoo-A-Pet.com 800-TATTOOS
 
 

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection is an all volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection

P.O. Box 26678
Scottsdale, AZ  85255
Phone:  602-870-0037     Fax:  480-563-9154
Email: 
info@azgrc.org

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