REUNION OF THE DAY: this happy girl is back with family in Melbourne VIC Thursday 17 May 2018 @ 13:00

pit bull staffy dog lost found reunited Melbourne VIC Australia

REUNION OF THE DAY: this happy girl is back with family in Melbourne VIC

Message from Charlie who found this little girl and made the reunion happen:

"The first thing I did upon finding the lost dog was to post A4 letters with photo's in the local milk bars. My son also posted the lost dog on facebook. I also then took the dog to the local vet to scan the microchip but unfortunately the owner did not register the microchip with any company, I did not hand the dog into the vet as I did not want the local council ranger to pick up the dog as I did not want to see the dog put down (pit bull cross).

Then I explored the internet for dog finding services where I found your wonderful site. Within a few hours I received messages from people who saw the dog on Facebook and then eventually the next day the owner rang and I promptly returned her.

Just a great site, thank you and I have sent links to your site to several friends." - Charlie

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REUNION STORY OF THE DAY: Katie the dog from Sydney NSW Saturday 07 April 2018 @ 13:00

REUNITED OF THE DAY: Katielost dog found reunited sydney nsw australia

"I received a call from a home owner saying they found her on their front verandah this morning. They think she might have been there for at least a few hours because their own dogs were barking.

She was found 3 streets away from the last confirmed siting. She was the end of a road that ended in a cauldersac. I think she just stopped from exhaustion. She was a dog that only manages walks of 500m but had traveled 2 km so was further away than I thought she would be.

We do know she had backtracked but from where from I don't know. It was her dog collar with her details that enabled the person to contact me. I had her home address and telephone number; my mobile number and The NRMA membership dog tag on two dog tags. She also was microchipped and registered with the local council.

Things I realised throughout the ordeal:

- I had previously pre-registered her details into a lost pet site in case she disappear but at the time couldn't remember the site name. Will now have it close by.

- I didn't have a good photo of her handy for inserting into lost pet sites. Time was lost looking for one.

- She was being minded by my sister in another suburb so was in unfamiliar teritory when she got out. This made her less predictable.

- She had been displaying signs of anxiety before the escape. I chose to continue my holiday instead of attending to it.

- The lost pet sites for your local area are invaluable. Once it's more than a search beyond a street or two bring them in. They can transmit your pet's details quickly and widely to others and the more eyes the better.They also had search suggestions I hadn't considered.

- The lost pet sites are also vital for recording sitings by people. Without sitings there is too much area to search and valuable time is lost. This would be the most important part of a search - being able to receive input by others in real time.

- I was flawed by the number of people on the net who were willing to help. There's an army of fellow pet lovers out there who are willing to help and want nothing more in return than to see you reunited with your pet.

-Having support from other pet lovers helped me psychologically. Knowing many people were looking made it easier to bear.

-Even though my dog's location was rung through via her dog collar tag, using an internet lost pet site was still invaluable. It was the sitings that told me where to look and it was the platform that enabled me to receive that information.

In my opinion internet lost pet sites provide a crucial role in lost pet searching." - Jenny

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