Craigslist for Lost Pets

We found a cute little Dachshund in the backyard yesterday morning. It had a sweater on, so we knew it belonged to someone in the neighborhood. I made some signs to put up, but also checked Craigslist.org and posted a notice.

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When I checked this morning, the owner had posted a notice on Craigslist, which I saw, but she didn't see mine. Little "Chocolate" found his way home. So, Craigslist is a fast way to look for your lost pets.

By Peggy from San Antonio, TX

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February 1, 20111 found this helpful

Please be careful when doing this. I got hit with so much spam and all of it began with , You found my lost pet!!!
I got porn emails, contests, ads and all kinds of gimmicks even a few scammers who tried to say they would pick the cat up (that I had found) right away. I am not sure of the way around this but sadly I won't use Craigslist again. I printed pictures of the cat and put them up in supermarkets, took the pictures to 7 local veterinarians, and went to Pet finder where you can post pictures for free also in the lost and found section.

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February 1, 20111 found this helpful

I think dachshunds have got to be the cutest dogs around. If I'd have found this dog I really would have wanted to keep him and it would have broke my heart to give him up.

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February 1, 20111 found this helpful

Please never describe the pet you have found in detail nor tell what sex it is. Let them describe the pet to you in full detail including color of collar and if it has tags or not.

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There are many animal collectors who feast on free animals to sell to labs who do horrendous things to them. Please be aware. But thank you for your kind heart.

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February 1, 20111 found this helpful

In New Zealand I found a dog and reported it to the council, who did nothing, the people that lost the dog used "petsonthenet.co.nz" the next day and I was able to contact them. Still waiting for the council! But I found another dog a couple of weeks later, called the council, the owners called the council and were put it touch with us. :-)

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February 2, 20111 found this helpful

I didn't include the sweater he was wearing in my ad, wanted to make sure the correct person was inquiring about him. Yes craigslist can be dangerous. They send an email that you can edit or cancel ad which I did immediately when the owner was found. I've used it several times and never had any problems, as with all things use caution.

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I did tell the owner a few more days and he would have been mine. I just fell in love with the little fellow!

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June 6, 20161 found this helpful

Please join Nextdoor.com. Its local to each neighborhood, great for lost and founds. And also your neighborhoods Facebook page.

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May 30, 20191 found this helpful

Pawboost is a great way to connect pets to their owners and to help find your lost pet.

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June 3, 20191 found this helpful

Also, sad to say, dogfighters troll CL gathering free or very cheap pets to use as bait animals for training their fighting dogs. And there have been many cases of sick individuals collecting animals to torture for their own amusement.

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If you do find an animal, be warned to not post a picture or give too much specific information...you are basically posting a free animal..

Give basic info, such as type of animal, general area where found, etc.

When the owner of a lost pet sees that a pet matching hers/his was found in his/her area, of course they will contact you.

Then, if their specifics match yours (animal's coloration, collar type, name or other tag info, etc.) that baby will, for sure, be going HOME...not into the hands of a sneaky, lying abuser!

And, btw, from someone who knows the agony of a missing pet all too well...Thank You in advance for caring enough to help!!!

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