Here are five things to keep in mind when preparing to create posters.
1. Use phrases that instantly capture people’s attention such as “Lost Dog”.
2. Insert a current photo of your pet. A photo of a cute animal can draw people’s attention to the poster. It also helps alert people what pet to keep an eye out for while they’re out and about, as well as draw the attention of the person who happens to find your pet.
3. Add at least one phone number to the poster, so people know who to call in case they find your pet.
4. Choose poster boards that are bright, vibrant, and stand out within the surrounding environment. Here are some perfect supplies that meet the criteria!
5. Make sure you use poster boards that are made of heavy duty material so they can endure being waved around at intersection alerts or survive the environment for a short period of time on the side of the road.
6. Consider getting your pet a health and activity monitor from Whistle. Whistle makes collar-attachable smart devices designed to reveal the full picture of your pet’s health. They also can track and translate activity, behavior, location, wellness, and more. So, as you can imagine, Whistle makes finding your lost pet much easier and may even save your from needing to make lost pet posters.
Optional: You can also tape a flyer featuring your lost pet to the poster. Just make sure the message, photo of your pet, and your phone number are clear and can be seen from a distance. If people found or seen your pet, they will likely check the flyer for more details.
The purpose of flyers is to alert others that your pet is missing, along with providing them details about your pet and how to get your pet home in case they find him or her.
Here are four things to keep in mind when preparing to create flyers.
1. Add the same important and eye catching material you used in your posters. You will need phrases like “Lost Dog”, a current photo of your pet, and your phone number.
2. Don’t skimp on the details. Describe your pet’s appearance to highlight details in the photo. Make note of your pet’s temperamant. Give medical information if your pet has a condition. Record where and when your pet was last seen. Post additonal phone numbers and email addresses in case you’re not available at one number or one email address sends a critical email into a spam folder.
3. Use printer paper to create your flyers. Printer paper is cheap and will allow you to create multiple fliers quickly and post them almost anywhere.
4. Create strips at the bottom of your flyer allowing people to take your contact information with them in case they stumble upon your pet after viewing the flyer.
Optional: If you have a PetHub account, you should include a QR code that links to your pet’s profile. This can enable people to scan the QR code and save the information on their phone. This is a great option as people are likely to lose or misplace paper rather than their phone.
It isn’t easy creating posters and flyers when you’re stressed out thinking about your missing pet, so create a template before your pet ever goes missing. It will save you precious time getting the word out in the event your pet goes missing.
Making posters and flyers is only half the work. The next part is to post them in high traffic areas. Try posting at grocery stores, coffee shops, local restaurants, bookstores, or anywhere else that area residents are likely to take notice.
Don’t forget, social media is also an excellent way to get the word out about your missing pet. Post on community pages and have your friends and family share your post on their pages.
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