Place a Notice on Animal Services Lost & Found Board
Even if you leave a notice on the board, you should continue to check the shelter regularly. Some pets are difficult to match to written descriptions.
Post flyers in your neighborhood or the area where you last saw your animal. Flyers should include your pet's name, a description (with your pet's distinguishing characteristics), a picture (if possible), where your pet was last seen, your telephone number and a reward for the person who returns your pet if you plan to offer one.
You should also place ads in veterinarian offices near to your home. If someone has found your pet and he or she is injured, they might bring them to a veterinary clinic for treatment. With flyers posted, the vet may be able to recognize your lost pet.
Place an ad in the classified (Lost and Found) section of local publications like The Gainesville Sun with your pet's name, a description (with your pet's distinguishing characteristics), a picture (if possible), where your pet was last seen, your telephone number and a reward for the person who returns your pet if you plan to offer one. (Some newspapers will run these ads at no charge.)
You can also place an ad through online classifieds like Craigslist. Online ads are almost always free, and may reach a greater range of people than a printed ad alone. You can also check Craigslist for Found postings that may match your pet's description.
You can search our kennels online at PetHarbor.com. To use the search function, follow the instructions listed here. You can also list your missing pet at PetHarbor, and receive e-mail alerts when an animal similar to your pet's description comes in. To do that, use the "Lost My Pet" button instead.
Social Media websites offer a unique opportunity to post or search for Lost / Found pets, as well as the ability to "share" postings with many people at once. Groups like Gainesville Pet Finder on Facebook and others like them are a good place to begin.