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  •  You might consider a soft collar for (12+ / 0-)

    all the time wear and only use the chain on walks which would probably reduce the risk when the two are in play mode.

    Glad to hear about the microchip  - have you contacted the micro chip company?  I think they have a way for you to alert them that your dog is missing.  Also, make sure that all of your contact information with them is up to date and that any emails you might get from them will not get caught in a spam filter.

    Also, FWIW, it seems like it would not be important that you make sure that you tell people that you are actively looking for the dog - like the microchip people and the rescue folks - but especially at the city pound they see so many animals that are just abandoned that they don't assume that people want them back.  Make sure to state clearly that you want your dog back.  And see if the city shelter is open today for a viewing - they often have hours on weekends for adoption - you may find him already there.

    •  Yes, all of my info with the chip company is up to (12+ / 0-)

      date, and I have called everyone I can think of. Good point about the email, though, I think they DO have an old one on file because I got sick of their spam emails and left my old one on the account. I'll fix that right now, THANK YOU.

      My gf has thousands of friends on facebook and posted about him to the city, it's gotten tons of shares so far, and I'm still waiting to get through to the shelter.

      I think everyone within a one-hundred mile radius knows I'm actively looking for him and want him back home ASAP.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 08:49:36 AM PDT

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      •  Good - I just made the note because (8+ / 0-)

        unfortunately in the animal rescue world they don't automatically assume that you do want an animal back - and be prepared for them to be a bit hard on you for losing the dog - they test dedication and it is largely about making sure that they aren't putting the dog back into an unsafe situation - don't take it personally if that happens.

        The city fined me for losing my cat, btw - which I really didn't care about because I was so happy to have her back - but they do put you through some hoops to reclaim your pet - so if you do go to the shelter show up with vet paperwork, collar, microchip information and pictures as proof that he is your dog - and a checkbook - it will help jumpstart the process of getting him back.

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