Your pooch is lost and even if you’ve already posted lots of “Lost Dog” notices all over the neighborhood, there is still no sign of him. Because you want your missing pooch to be found as quickly as possible, you have to improve your poster and make it more effective.
One great way to increase the chances of finding Fido is to avoid some of the usual mistakes most weary owners commit while crafting their Lost Dog poster. These include making using small unreadable text (remember, most will see your poster from a moving car!), showing a poor-quality photo of the missing dog, as well as trying to write too much information on the flyer.
How to Make a Better Missing Dog Notice
1. Apply the basic principle, “Fewer words, larger print.”
2. Because a computer’s 72-point font size remains unreadable from a moving vehicle , consider having the vital information printed in not less than a hundred point size.
3. As much as possible, create your lost dog’s description as accurately as you can, but not too detailed. It’s way better to receive too many phone calls, that you can dismiss through further discussion, than to get only a few because most thought that the dog they spotted somewhere wasn’t the one you have been looking for.
4. Never print your personal info. A good way to contact you, such as through a mobile phone number, is already plenty.
5. Try your best to make the Lost Dog posters as colorful as you can in order to easily catch people’s eyes. Show your missing pooch’s most recent picture as well as your contact number.
6. Ensure that your missing pooch is visible enough in the photo for the people to identify. Some poor flyers have pictures of their small, blurred pet amidst a crowd, a lawn, or a plaid couch. Though any picture is better than nothing at all, always bear in mind that drivers commonly have just seconds to clearly see the sign.
7. When you are outside searching for Fido, remember to bring with you lots of extra fliers. Once the posters have been made, immediately distribute them. Visit local area businesses, post offices, veterinarians, and local shelters.
8. If necessary, try recruiting for support and assistance. The extra hands the folks in your neighborhood, co-workers, and even the children will surely be of great help to find your lost pooch.
Do you have any tips to add? Please do, in a comment below!