On New Year’s Eve, I found a golden retriever running loose in our neighborhood. He had a collar but no tag. We took him to a pet store on New Year’s Day to check for a microchip, unfortunately he didn’t have one. We posted 5 printed signs with his photo near the intersection where we found him on street signs, posted his photo to the FaceBook group OKC Pups, and reported him as found to the OKC Animal Shelter. Early this afternoon his owners came to our house and got him! It turns out they had posted about him being lost on Craigslist. My wife had checked Craigslist, but somehow missed this post.

A friend of the owners saw our post on OKC Pups, and told them about it. This afternoon I just had just read the owner’s reply to my Instagram photo post of the dog this morning on Twitter, when the doorbell rang. It was them! They had looked up our address in our elementary school directory, where their child attends school. Woo hoo for social media (AND an “old-school” printed school directory) helping bring a lost golden retriever home!

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