• Caryl Wolff

Finding Stolen Dogs – Supplies

Updated: Jan 21



Finding Stolen Dogs – Supplies You Need for Your Search


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Supplies You Need for Your Search


You’re going to need supplies to make the posters and flyers, supplies for the people hanging the posters and flyers, and other supplies.


Here’s what you will need to make the posters and flyers:

  • Black permanent marking pen with a wide tip

  • Boards or cardboard to paste the flyers on

  • Fluorescent yellow paper or poster board

  • Glue

  • Sheet protectors or clear Contact paper to put the flyers in before hanging

Here’s what you need for each team member hanging the posters and flyers:

  • Clear tape for wrapping mailed packages (not cellophane tape for wrapping gifts or duct tape

  • Clear Contact paper

  • Gaffer’s tape (to put signs on cars)

  • Map (a master map for you and copies of maps for each team member)

  • Stapler and staples

  • Thumbtacks or pushpins

  • Wire

Here are the other supplies you need:

  • Hammer and nails

  • Loose leaf notebook

  • Log sheets (see below)

  • Telephone calls, faxes, and emails your team has made and/or received

  • Where flyers have been placed

Because this article is so long, it’s broken up into sections. Just a reminder, if you email me at caryl@DoggieManners.com I will send you the entire booklet in PDF.


Introduction – Part 1 Background information – Part 2 Things to do Now – Part 3 Things to do Immediately after Your Dog is Stolen – Part 4 Things to do in Your Search – Part 5 Supplies you will need – Part 6 How to Make your Flyers and Posters – Part 7 What to do when you Receive Responses – Part 8 Scams – Part 9 Follow-up – Part 10


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Disclaimer: This article is for information only. It does not replace a consultation with a dog trainer, dog behavior consultant, or veterinarian and may not be used to diagnose or treat any conditions in your dog.


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