Lost Beagle – What You Should Do

One of the worst things that can happen to a dog owner is their dog escaping and running away. To the family of the lost dog, it is not just some pet running off. To them it’s like having a member of the family getting lost. If your Beagle happened to run away and got lost, don’t give up hope. There are some things that you can do that might help get your beloved pet back.

What to do After Your Beagle Runs Away

Here is a list of things you can do to help return your Beagle back home:

Search the Surrounding Area

Ask your friends and family to help you search for your lost Beagle. If it hasn’t been too long since he ran off, he most likely is still in the same area. Grab some dog treats with you just in case you need them. If he got lost in a familiar area then there is a chance that he will find his way back home on his own so have someone stay at the house waiting for him is he shows up.

Ask People around the area if they have seen your Beagle

Ask anyone that you meet on the streets if they have seen your missing Beagle. If you have any pictures of him, take them with you so you can show them to people. If not then just do your best to describe his physical appearance. Not everyone knows what each dog breed looks like so try to be specific.

Call all of nearby dog pounds and rescue shelters

If he was picked up by animal control then it’s very likely that he was taken to a pound or an animal shelter. Call all of the shelters in your area to see if they have your Beagle. If not, leave your name and phone number so that they can call you if something turns up. Don’t hesitate to call each shelter back the next day for any updates in case they lose or forget your number.

Print out and Post Up Fliers

Print out fliers and post them around your neighborhood, pet stores and the area that the Beagle was last seen. If you can, offer a reward as an incentive for finding your dog. Please note that some cities don’t allow posting fliers without permission so only do so if you have permission.

Post an Ad on Online Classifieds

The internet is a great tool with many purposes, so use it. Post up a missing dog ad on classifieds sites like Craigslist along with a way to contact you. People often check those if they find missing pets. You should also scroll through any “found” ads as well to see if anyone already found your puppy.

Don’t Give Up Hope

I know firsthand how difficult and scary this whole situation can be and wish you best of luck on your search.

If you know any other tips that I didn’t mention, please post them in the comments. They just might help someone find their missing dog.

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About the Author

Sharon Becker is known for her love of the Beagle dog breed. She has been training her dogs for over 4 years and continues to help dog owners with behavior and trick training. Over the years her experience and dedication to her dogs has motivated her to participate in dog show and training competitions and even win several podium places. You can learn more about Sharon Becker by visiting her website BeagleHappy.com


2 Responses to Lost Beagle – What You Should Do

  1. James R McClure says:

    Maybe I missed it in the article, but I have found with my explorer beagle that tags with my phone number and address are most
    Helpful!

  2. Susan says:

    My daughter’s boyfriend’s mom passed away a few months ago. She had taken in hospice dogs and cats from the ASPCA. My daughter fell in love with one of the dogs, a beagle, who is now living with her boyfriend :). The beagle is called Moose.

    The ASPCA shared that Moose is from North Carolina, between 12–15 yrs. old and has a heart condition. He was only living with his Mom for a approximately a month. (Moose actually seems quite young, energetic, loves long walks (although fearful when seeing someone or other dogs and just sits and you can budge him until he’s ready to move).

    Moose is a sweetheart and I often visit him and take him for walks. He’s been to my home as well. My concern is that he’s started barking and/or howling when I’m around. He becomes very excited when he sees we are going for a walk and will start barking/howling, or especially when it looks like I’m leaving him.

    My daughter and boyfriend are on vacation; and I am looking after Moose. I went to visit him after work today. I fed him, we went for a walk and then back to the house. Unless I was petting him, he would start barking/howling…it got to the point that I just had to leave the house quietly so he would stop barking. I tell him sternly “No”, he’ll then stop for a moment, but then continue barking/howling. I also don’t think he hears much at all.

    I’m not sure what to do regarding his fears/anxiety and would appreciate any guidance you could share with me. I love being with him, but it’s difficult when he continues to bark. Thank you for any guidance you can share with me. Susan

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