Search Checklists

Don’t miss out on these FREE Search Checklists for Lost Cats and Dogs!

Many lost cats and dogs can be found if you just know the proper search techniques and the sooner you implement these techniques, the quicker you can find your lost pet.  The Lost Pet Research & Recovery Search Checklists are the only lost pet search checklists based on research and data collected from more than a decade of experience finding lost pets.

The Lost Pet Search Checklists are packed with effective, science-based recovery technique specific to your type of missing pet.
  • Learn What Really Works: Don't blindly follow all the advice that you find on the internet.  Much of it is wrong and can even make finding your pet more difficult.
  • Don't get overwhelmed:  Follow these simple guidelines to get moving on your search right away.  The faster that you implement these search tactics, the faster you will find your lost pet.
  • Get More Tips, Tricks & Resources: You will also receive an email series with more detailed information on how to find your missing pet more quickly.
Search Checklist for Lost Indoor-Only Cats

Best for escaped or missing indoor-only cats.  This checklist is most specific to indoor cats with limited or no outdoor experience.  Works for indoor cats lost from home or an unfamiliar location.

Search Checklist for Lost Outdoor-Access Cats

Best for cats allowed outdoors unsupervised and that went missing from their home or a familiar location.  Do not use this checklist if your cat was newly adopted or only recently started going outside at this location.  Instead see the Search Checklist for Cats Lost Away from Home.

Search Checklist for Cats Lost Away from Home

Best for cats lost from an unfamiliar location such as a new home, while traveling, vet's office or boarding location, camping, hotel or vacation home, or accidental transport in a vehicle.  Also works for recently adopted cats that go missing from a new home.

Search Checklist for Lost Dogs

This checklist works well for dogs in many situations.  It also contains specific search tactics for dogs that run away, escape or are otherwise skittish or scared.