What to do if you have Lost your Dog
Fact: Most dogs are lost in the first few weeks after adoption!
Fact: Most dogs are lost getting into & out of the car or through open doors or gates!!
An Ounce of Prevention…
In the first few weeks…
Leave the leash on the dog in the car.
If there are 2 people, one should keep a hold on the leash from inside the car while the other person gets hold of the leash outside.
When getting out of the car USE A SIDE DOOR NOT A REAR HATCH!
The first 2 commands to teach your dog are “STAY & COME”
If you do lose your dog….
As soon as you discover your dog is missing:
Do a quick search of the area. Take a favorite treat, toy or dog friend with you.
Contact your Keystone Buddy and Keystone at 717 234-1860 or 717 571-1137
Also, call the Search Coordinator for your area listed below.
Call Ivo Talamonti at 717 838 2907 (home) 717 269-9435 (cell)
Call everyone you know and ask them to help. Ideally, friends with a greyhound should bring their dogs & help you search.
While you are searching, it is extremely important to have someone stay near the telephone in case your greyhound has been spotted.
If the dog is gone more than ˝ hour:
By now a Keystone Lost Dog Search person should be there to assist you.
Contact the local Animal Shelter, police, and local radio stations and ask their help.
Create a LOST DOG POSTER with bold letters with contact information, picture, and description and details about your dog. Have 50 copies made ASAP. The posters should be placed on telephone poles, in supermarkets, in convenience stores, and given out door-to-door where the dog was last seen. Pass them out to any children you see.
Place food and a crate by the house and near the last spotting.
If the dog is missing 3 hours:
After the first 24 hours increase your search area to 10 to 20 miles. Start by calling the police, animal control and other animal rescue groups. Also visit the shelters with a picture of your dog.
AREA SEARCH COORDINATORS
| || Area Coord. || || Home || Work || Cell || City || |
| Search Area |
| || Bowersox || Larry || 717-445-9332 || 717-669-8723 || 610-669-8723 || Narvon || |
| Lancaster |
| || Talamonti || Kathleen & Ivo || 717-838-2907 || || 717-269-9435 || Lebanon || |
| Lebanon |
| || Morey || Rhonda || 717-762-9914 || || || Mont Alto || |
| Gettysburg South |
| || Shadle || Jim & Dianne || 717-234-1860 || 717-571-1137 || || Harrisburg || |
| Harrisburg |
| || Jozefiak || Judy || 717-791-0566 || 717-226-4993 || 717-652-5840 || Carlisle || |
| Mechanicsburg |
| || Livingood || Lee || 717-2154198 || || 717-623-8942 || Harrisburg || 17110 || Harrisburg |