Grab a leash, squawker or rabbit squealer and another dog, if you have one, and do a cursory check of the area. It's always good to teach your dog a recall signal such as a call command of some kind, whistle, etc - do not use a squawker as your recall signal unless the dog is actually loose. Once the squawker is used too often, it will be ignored.
See if you can enlist older children, neighbors, and family to help. Your GPI representative will try to get volunteers to your area to help you look for your dog.
If you walk your dog on a regular route on a frequent basis, please check that route. Greyhounds are creatures of habit so hopefully your greyhound will be somewhere on that walking route.
Place as many of these as you can around the last location your dog was seen. Better yet, download the our Lost Dog poster, fill it out, attach a picture then make a lot of copies BEFORE your dog gets loose so you're ready to go if your dog ever gets out.
Talk to passersby and businesses in your area. Ask if you can post your Lost Dog poster in their business or on their window.
Call local vets and emergency clinics to see if your dog has been brought in.
Immediately place an ad in the major daily newspaper for your area and on social media sites for your area.
What You Don’t Know About Lost Pets Can Hurt Them
By Kathy "Kat" Albrecht, Founder, Missing Pet Partnership, May 2012
Guide to Finding Lost Dogs
By Jim Branson of Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue
Please contact the webmaster with information about a shelter in any Greyhound Pets, Inc. service area and we will add it to our list.
Credit goes to PAWS for some wonderful tips about what to do when you lose your pet as well as our own volunteers for their valuable input on this important subject.