Thoroughly check your own property if your dog went missing from home. Look in cosy places, under beds, in wardrobes, and anywhere else your pet may think it could get some rest, or could be hiding.

Ask your neighbours to check their sheds, garages, conservatories, greenhouses or anywhere else sheltered. If they have left a door open and then locked it without checking, it is possible your lost pet could be stuck inside.

As soon as you are able, register your missing dog on the DogLost website 

It is free for you to register as a user and as soon as you have, you can register your dog in Lost section, and add a good clear photograph of your pet.

You will then have access to a printable poster, which is really important, and the site will send an email to all local Doglost volunteers to alert them to your missing dog.