Petsonthenet is New Zealands nationwide database for lost and found pets and pets for adoption. Successfully reuniting and rehoming pets since 2002

  Home    Lost and Found Pets    Lost Pet Advice    Pets for Adoption   Pet Products & Services Directory    Vet Directory    Shelters    About Us    Contact Us    Donate

Click here to log into your Petsonthenet listings

 

 

 Lost Pet Ad checklists
 For Newspapers
 

We strongly recommend you do advertise in your local newspaper as well as using our free ads. Unfortunately the little old lady around the road who feeds stray cats, may not use the internet, but hopefully she reads the local paper! You need to cover all your bases.

Advertising lost pets is most effective in your local "courier" type paper as it is delivered to every door in your neighbourhood.

Use the Lost and Found section in the classifieds section of your local newspaper and/or adjoining papers if you live in a "border" area. Some papers even give free "found" ads, but you'll need to pay for "lost" ads.

Newspaper classifieds checklist
State LOST as your first word, or it can be ambiguous if your ad is for a lost or found pet.
State suburb
Date your pet went missing/was last seen.
Species and breed ie) Siamese cat or Border Collie dog. 
Most cats are no specific breed, in which case "cat" will do.
Coat length ie) Short, medium or long hair
Colour/s
Sex of pet
Your contact name and phone number/s
Use abbreviations to save ad space/cost ie) Ph for Phone. But try not to get too cryptic or no one but you will understand your ad! 


A story in the paper
This is free and gives excellent exposure. Your story needs an "angle" to make it newsworthy ideally. Examples include; A pet missing that is well known in the community (ie the local shop cat) or a pet that belongs to someone well known, or a pet that is being missed by a child or person with a special condition etc. A pet of a deserving volunteer (we used this "angle" when our volunteers dog went missing).

Talk sincerely with the editor or journalist of your local paper and try to make your story as interesting as possible (within the bounds of truthfulness obviously). Maybe you will be in the right place at the right time and maybe they will say yes. It's worth trying and the resulting exposure is fantastic.

Display Ads
A large display ad such as the real life example below will cost more but have much greater impact. It's cheaper to put a display ad in the classifieds, than the main body of the paper. And people will be looking for lost pet ads more in the classifieds than the main body of the paper anyway.

A real life newspaper display ad example


 


Latest

Learn pet first aid with PET First Aid & Training (NZ) LtdWhat would you do if your pet...
Was poisoned? Choked on a toy? Was hit by a car?
Learn what to do, hands on, with PET First Aid & Training.
 
10 symptoms of FLUTD (Feline Lower Uterinary Tract Disease)10 warning signs in your cat you shouldn't ignore
Learn to recognise potentially life threatening symptoms of FLUTD

 
Hedgehog Help
Lots of help and information for hedgehogs including Hedgehog Rescue contacts and facebook
 
Coping with unresolved pet loss...
Find help here for coping with unresolved loss of a much loved pet.

 

Does your pet need a new ID tag?
From glitzy to practical stainless steel, choose from our huge range of over 200 quality pet ID tags. Plus a percentage of all sales helps support Petsonthenet to continue to reunite and rehome pets!
25% off mutliple tags in our "new" ID tag range
* Offer applies to "new" range only, not "original" range


Petsonthenet recommends our partner

Pet-n-Sur for pet insurance to help with
vet bills for your cat, dog, rabbit or horse.
Click here to find out more and get a free quote.

Petsonthenet recommends Pet-n-Sur for pet insurance for your cat, dog, horse or rabbit

 

Choose one of our ID tags for pets, protect your pet and help support Petsonthenet, thank you!

 


 



Contact Us.
Need help? If your question is not answered in our Help/FAQ section, please contact us

Be part of the solution - Petsonthenet's philosophies; "Adopt, don't buy" and "Desex your pets"

Home | Lost and Found Pet ads | Lost Pet Advice | Pets for Adoption | Pet Directory | Pet Loss & grief resources | Awards | About Us | Contact Us
 Donate | Pet Insurance Shelter Directory | Desexing |Microchipping | Books | ID tags | Advertise your pet related business



 Petsonthenet is recommended by the SPCA Petsonthenet is a member of the NZ Companion Animal Council Inc Petsonthenet is recommended by the NZ Companion Register. We in turn recommend all pets be microhipped and registered with the NZCAR. Pet-n-Sur is recommended by Petsonthenet

Petsonthenet would like to thank our kind sponsors and supporters
 


Users of this site agree to abide by our terms and conditions of use and our privacy policy. © All on this site is copyright to Pets on the Net Limited, unless otherwise attributed. Pets on the Net® and Nga Mokai runga te Kupenga™ are trademarks of Pets on the Net Limited
  
Pets on the Net     www.petsonthenet.co.nz .    E-mail team@petsonthenet.co.nz