Losing a pet is one of the worst feelings any fur-parent can experience. We came across these handy tips for finding a dog lost in the bush and wanted to share:
“On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of hunters. They said they lost the occasional dog on a hunt but always got them back. What they told me has helped many dogs and families be reunited.
You should take an article of clothing that you’ve worn at least all day, the longer the better so your dog can pick up your scent. Bring the article of clothing to the location where your dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if your dog has a crate or familiar toy, you can bring those too. You might also want to a leave a note requesting items not to be moved.
Leave a bowl of water there too, as your dog probably hasn’t had access to any. Do not bring food as this may attract other animals that your dog might avoid. Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully your dog will be waiting there.”