Your pet can get lost anytime. This usually happens when you walk him and you take off his leash or when you forget to close a gate. In fact, it can happen any time. Dogs usually leave their owner when they see other dogs, so they want to hang out with them. The situation is the same with cats, however they leave their owners much harder. The first, and the most important thing you should know is that you shouldn’t give up. You can find your pet.
The first thing, you will have to do is to call your neighbors and ask them about your dog. Also, call the veterinarian clinics, maybe your pet is hurt and someone took him there. The next step is to visit all animal shelters. In many cases, you can find your pet there.
The most important thing, you must do is to spread the word. If some person sees your pet, he will tell you, so you can go and bring him back home. In order to do this, make posters. Use big (huge letters) like a LOST DOG or LOST CAT. Place them in every place where you have been with your pet. People usually see a lost pet and call his owner. Do not lose hope. Many dogs and cats come back home after a day or two.
Because you cannot wait someone to call you, you will have to do something. Visit all places where you were with your pet. In some cases, you can find him there. Also, leave your gate open, if he decides to come back.