Search Techniques

PHYSICAL SEARCH

Cat standing on a fence

A properly conducted physical search around home or the place last seen is the #1 effective technique for finding a missing pet. 

POSTERS AND FLYERS

Lost dog poster

Highly visible posters in public places generate leads, while flyers are good to hand out, mail, or post on bulletin boards. 

CAR TAGGING

Tagged car window

Car tagging is a highly effective way to generate leads and get more eyes on your search. 

INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Cat and computer keyboard

Internet posts can be effective at finding a missing pet, but they can also be a waste of time if done improperly or relied upon as the only search technique. 

ANIMAL SHELTERS

Dog in a kennel

Countless missing pets sit waiting for their owners in animal shelters. Knowing where to search, how, and when, will increase your chances of a reunion. 

MYTHS AND SCAMS

Cat litter box

Don't be fooled by myths and scams. There are no guarantees, easy answers, or quick fixes. 

Books and Videos

How to Find a Lost Dog: The Pet Owner's Guide

How to Find a Lost Dog book

Written by licensed private investigator Karin TarQwyn, this book presents nine scenarios with action plans to help you put aside the panic and take practical steps toward reuniting with your best friend. 

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How to Find Your Lost Cat: Advice From a Pet Detective

How to Find Your Lost Cat book

Written by professional pet detective Kim Freeman, this book and accompanying video will help you find your missing cat quickly using techniques based on science and years of experience. Money back guarantee.

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Disclaimer:

Links to these books and videos are provided here for your convenience. They are not written, produced, or sold by Mission Reunite. We make no guarantees and assume no liability for actions taken as a result of reading or watching. If you have questions or comments about the publications, please contact the authors directly.