07 Feb, 2023
Every year, millions of dogs go missing in the world. These days, microchipping your pet or using a collar with an AirTag holder are two of the most popular methods for many dog owners to ensure their pets don't go missing. However, the issue of finding lost dogs still persists, along with spreading the word about a missing dog. Thousands of dog owners are using the DogPack App in many locations around the world, and this presents the opportunity to use the community we have built to help reunite missing dogs with their owners.
DogPack users love visiting off-leash dog parks and trails, which is likely an area a missing dog might end up. If the worst has happened and a dog has gone missing, pet parents can use the "Lost Dogs" Feed in the App or on the website to create a custom shareable poster with all of their dog's information and their contact details. The poster will be displayed on the Lost Dogs Feed for everyone to see, however, most importantly, it will be shown in the "Near Me" section to dog owners close to the location where the dog was last seen. This allows dog owners in the area to keep an eye out for stray dogs and to have the dog's information close by to identify it.
Another awesome feature of DogPack's Lost Dog service is the notifications that get sent to all DogPack users in the area. If a dog owner posts their lost pup on the DogPack app or website, we will send a notification to every DogPack user within 10Km (6 miles) of where the dog was last seen. This means that all dog owners in the area will know exactly what kind of dog to keep an eye out for. So if your dog has gone missing, you can immediately notify hundreds, if not thousands, of dog owners in your area in a matter of minutes. The best part of this is that it is absolutely free! The joy of seeing parents reunited with their dogs is the best kind of payment we can ask for!
Another exciting aspect of the 'Lost Dogs' Feed is the share button on the post itself. DogPack users can easily share the customized poster to any social media platform so that even more people in the area where the dog was last seen can keep an eye out. The hope is that DogPack users will band together to spread the word as much as possible so that the dog will be reunited with their family quickly.
Once a dog is located and reunited with their owner, the DogPack team will switch the dog's status to "found" so that all the people who helped can be notified. There is so much that can be accomplished when people work together, and we believe the DogPack community will help reunite tons of dogs with their owners!