Dog's Temperament Is the dog friendly towards humans? * Please explain: Is the dog friendly towards other dogs? * Is the dog skittish or shy by nature? * Please explain: Is the dog undersocialized due to its background? *
Dogs from high-volume breeders (puppy mills), hoarding situations, abuse and neglect cases, etc. may exhibit severe undersocialization—a significant factor in how we will approach your case.
If Yes, please explain. * Does the dog like toys? (Please list any and all toys, i.e. balls, squeaky toys, etc.) *
Enter "Unknown" if not sure.
Is the dog food motivated? * Comments Does the dog like to be crated? * Comments What, if anything, scares the dog? *
Enter "Unknown" if not sure.
History Where did you get the dog? * Rescue or Shelter Breeder Friend or family member Offspring of another dog I own Other Name of Rescue or Shelter * How long has the dog been living with you? * Less than 24 hours 1-3 days 3-7 days About a week About two weeks About a month 1-3 months 3-6 months 6-12 months More than a year
If a stray, select how long you have seen the dog hanging around.
If less than three months, what is the dog's former address? Information about how / where the dog went missing Date Lost *
MM slash DD slash YYYY
If a stray, enter the date first seen.
If a stray, enter the approximate time first seen.
Hidden Date lost (hidden)
If a stray, enter "Unknown"
Hidden Time (hidden)
If a stray, enter "Unknown"
Town or nearest town where the dog was last seen * State * Minnesota Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Armed Forces Americas Armed Forces Europe Armed Forces Pacific Nearest intersection where the dog was last seen Nearby Hazards *
Check all that are present within one mile of where the dog was last seen.
Describe Other Nearby Hazards * How did the dog get lost? * Free Roam (loose at home, at caregiver's, or on off-leash walk) Open Door (bolted through door at home or elsewhere) Fenced Yard (jumped, dug under or got through a fence gap) Fence Gate (gate was open or dog opened gate) Pulled Free (yanked leash from handler or handler dropped leash) Slipped Collar (slipped out of collar or harness) Vehicle-Related (bolted from crash scene or ran after being hit) Noise (spooked by thunder, gunshots, fireworks, etc.) Other (all other causes) Unknown Not Applicable (stray dog)
Please select an option that best matches your dog's situation. You'll be asked to provide more detail in the next question. For a stray, select "Not Applicable."
Detail on how the dog was lost *
Describe in your own words how the dog went missing. If a stray, describe how and when you first noticed the dog.
What type of area is this? Choose one. * Residential Rural Commercial / industrial What actions have you already taken in order to find your dog? (Check all that apply) What is the name of the other group or expert you have been consulting with? * If a group, who is your contact person? * What is the name of the scent dog team and/or drone pilot you engaged? * Craigslist Link: Please provide any other actions you have taken. Have there been any reported sightings of your dog since he/she went missing? * Please provide detailed information on the sightings. Please provide any additional details about the dog that you think would be helpful in this search. Do you wish to have someone else be our main point of contact? *
If you are the legal owner of the dog but are unable to significantly participate in the search, you may delegate this responsibility to someone you trust. This person would be our main point of contact and would make decisions for you regarding search strategy and tactics. Please be sure you have clearly articulated this transfer of authority to the person who will act in your place.
Please provide contact information for the person you wish to be responsible for the search. Name *
Phone * Email *
Someone from our team will contact you shortly. What is the latest time we can call you on the phone number you provided? * What is the earliest time we can call you? * What time zone are you in? * Please tell us how you heard about the Retrievers. The Retrievers Release of Liability
This Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between The Retrievers, Inc. a Minnesota non-profit corporation (“The Retrievers”), and the undersigned person or persons in consideration of the risk of injury while participating in “Lost and Found Dog Search Efforts” (the “Activity”) and other related activities.
INHERENT RISKS OF DOG SEARCH EFFORTS AND OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE IS FULLY AWARE OF THE EXTREME DANGERS AND CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF WORKING TO SEARCH FOR DOGS AND OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES INCLUDING: (1) THE DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND DEATH INHERENT TO PARTICIPATING IN DOG SEARCHES AND DEALING WITH DOGS; (2) THE PROPENSITY OF DOGS TO BEHAVE IN WAYS THAT MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR INJURY TO PERSONS ON OR AROUND THEM SUCH AS BITING, OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR; (3) THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF A DOG’S REACTION TO THINGS SUCH AS SOUND, SUDDEN MOVEMENT, UNFAMILIAR OBJECTS, PERSONS, OR OTHER ANIMALS; OR (4) NATURAL HAZARDS SUCH AS SURFACE OR SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS.
THE UNDERSIGNED ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT LOST DOGS ARE NOT NECESSARILY TRAINED, CAN REVERT TO
FERAL BEHAVIOR AND HAVE AN INCREASED PROPENSITY FOR UNPREDICTABILITY, MISBEHAVIOR AND REACTIVITY TO STIMULI. THE RETRIEVERS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF ANYONE CHOOSING TO VOLUNTEER FOR LOST DOG RESCUES OR HANDLE A LOST DOG FOR THE RETRIEVERS.
BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE FULLY APPRECIATES THE
INHERENT RISKS OF DOG SEARCH EFFORTS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES AND HAS VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN TO ENCOUNTER THEM THEREBY ASSUMING ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH ACTIVITIES.
In consideration for his/her participation with The Retrievers’ dog search efforts and other related activities, the undersigned agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless The Retrievers and its agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, owners, affiliated organizations, insurers, and others acting on its behalf (collectively “Associates”) of and from all claims, demands, causes of action and legal liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, due to The Retrievers’ or its Associates’ negligence. Furthermore, the undersigned agrees to reimburse The Retrievers’ for its attorney fees and costs incurred relative to defending against any such claim, demand, legal action, or cause of action released hereunder.
This Agreement is made on behalf of the undersigned as well as the undersigned’s minor children or legal wards
participating in The Retrievers’ dog search efforts and other related activities.
By clicking Submit, I attest that I am 18 years or older and the legal owner of the dog, or I will take responsibility for the stray dog when captured. I have read “Engaging with the Retrievers” and agree to comply with its recommendations. I also agree to the Retrievers Release of Liability above. * PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONCE.
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