The Spay/Neuter Incentive Project and Sanctuary snips suggestions for catching a loose greyhound...
Get a "squawker" and keep it handy. This noise can often distract the dog and bring him back to the sound before he gets too far.
chase the dog. Move away from him, calling him to follow.
Stay calm when you see the dog, and call him in a soft voice. You may want to try using phrases he gets excited about: Want to go for a ride? Want a cookie? Where's your ball?
Sit or kneel. Your dog will probably be frightened, and these postures are less threatening. Open your arms when you call.
Try to face slightly away from the dog. Let him approach you from another direction.
Take other greyhounds with you when you go out looking. Your dog will be much more likely to come to another greyhound. Contact local greyhound owners to help you search.
Search within a two-mile radius from where he was lost. He generally won't venture much farther.
After being lost for more than a few days, he will quickly establish a routine. Record any and all sightings, and return to those areas on a regular basis.
Look in hidden or secluded places that offer shelter and around the edges of fields and wooded areas.
Look for possible food sources. A common source is garbage, so look in areas where people have put their trash out for pickup.
morning and dusk are good times to look.
Contact the police, local residents, animal control wardens and shelters (both local and area shelters), veterinarians, churches, the Post Office, UPS and Federal Express. Put posters with good, clear pictures and descriptions everywhere you can think of. Run ads in the newspaper, and try to get some help through local TV and radio stations.
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