Making a good
Lost Pet Sign!
The important elements
for lost pet signs are visibility,
relevance and placement.
Imagine you are driving
by and design/post accordingly.
Where to post?
Intersections (facing traffic both ways!) near where
your pet was lost, major intersections within a few
miles, local shops and vet hospitals, neighborhood
notice boards, et cetera.
text should large, simple and clear enough to read
understand at a
glance from the road.
If you really want to
make your sign stand out, you can
mount it on neon
poster board. I have used neon duct
tape which you
can buy at any office supply or crafts store.
It is a good idea to
add a picture if you have one. Make
sure your picture is
clear and close up so that it shows
your pet's face!
Signs with lots of text and small pictures
are less likely to be
If your signs are not laminated they will be
the first time it rains.
It is worth the
time/effort of having them laminated -- any copy place or chain
office supply store can probably do this inexpensively.
An alternative is putting them in upside-down sheet
Remember to think
from the perspective of someone driving by when
you make and post your signs. If someone would
have to get out of their car to read it it is not a
very effective sign.
Common sense: make
the signs face the way drivers
are headed and post
them at eye-level! The more signs, the better,
but make them quality so that they count!
Please.. don't be
Take your signs down
when you've recovered your pet.