Lost Pet Finder Consultations
Personal coaching is reserved for lost cat owners who have already covered the "How to Find a Lost Cat"
ebook and video materials and want additional guidance.
Private Lost Cat Coaching
Advice & Strategy Plan
Here's how to get an hour of custom advice coaching with the lost cat finder via phone or ZOOM (recommended) to solve your lost cat case.
To prepare, I will need
1. Lost Cat Profile (below)
2. The date and address last seen
3. A good photo of your kitty
ideally a side view (sitting or standing) showing body shape, tail and markings as strangers will see him out in the world, such as if crossing a street.
Getting me these key facts on your situation and cat will help me prep for our session, create a more accurate analysis and create a lost cat strategy unique to your situation.
Cases taken in order of payment with profile completed profile.
- must complete profile before session -
Lost Cat Report
The form below is modeled after CSI Profiling techniques with so I can deduce what happened to your cat & formulate the best strategy for recovery.
Payment due before lost cat consult is scheduled.
1. Complete this LOST CAT PROFILE.doc
2. Save as "CASE_Your name_Cat name.doc"
MISSING CAT PROFILE (EXCERPT)
Missing Cat Name
Indoor cat only, or outdoor-access?
Gender, age & approx. weight:
How bold is your cat at home?
[ ] CURIOUS CAT - a friendly cat who boldly approaches people and other cats/dogs
[ ] CARE-LESS - usually aloof: not bothered by people but does not seek them out.
[ ] CAUTIOUS - very skeptical of anyone or anything new but stays in view.
[ ] XENOPHOBIC – very afraid of anything new and hides
Answer only the relevant questions to your missing cat situation:
If an outdoor-access cat, describe usual coming/going habits
How did your cat end up missing?
If indoor only, how did your cat get out?
Has this cat EVER been outside?
If outdoor-access, describe typical cat habits before lost
How did your cat end up missing?
Do you or anyone within 100 feet of cat’s point last seen drive an SUV, truck or van?
Has it rained at all since your cat was last seen?
NORMAL BEHAVIOR TIPS
If there is a loud noise, what does your cat do first? Freeze in place or run?
How would your cat react to an approaching dog?
How would your cat respond to an approaching cat?
What’s the longest time your cat has ever been missing before?
Do nearby neighbors let their cats out?
Is this cat missing from an apartment or condos with heavy parking lot activity?
Was this cat recently injured, ill, or under the current care of a veterinarian?
Does your cat like tuna and other fish flavor foods?
Does your cat respond to catnip?
Do you live in an area where there could be coyotes?
Has anyone seen any clumps of animal hair or paw prints in the area?
In your search for your cat, did you see any animal bones or clumps of fur?
Has your cat ever returned with scratches, bite wounds or injuries?
MISSING OUTSIDE ACCESS and OUTDOOR OFTEN CATS
Has this cat ever disappeared before?
Has this cat ever come home covered with cobwebs on fur?
Is anyone building or remodeling a home in your immediate area?
Have you ever seen your cat climb a tree?
Has this cat ever been stuck on a roof, up a tree or trapped in other places?
Have you seen your cat climb or jump over a fence? How high?
Has this cat ever disappeared before and returned on its own?
CATS RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME
Have you brought another animal into your home in the last 4 months?
Are there any new outdoor cats in your neighborhood?
Have you ever witnessed your cat in a standoff or heard any catfights?
Do any neighbors let their dogs run loose?
Can you think of ANY event that might have scared your cat from coming home?
ANIMAL SHELTER LOST & FOUND PETS SERVICES
Did your local shelter offer helpful tips, ideas or resources? If so, what?
Did they tell you to put out a litter box to bring your cat home?
What is the name of the nearest Cat Rescue or Animal Shelter near you?
Does your Animal Shelter have a Lost & Found Pets program or website?
PETFINDER LOST PETS
What were you looking for (or Googling) to find my Lost cat finder/pet detective services?
Have you used other Pet Finder options yet?
What date did you order my “How to Find a Lost Cat” materials?
Did you finish the Lost Cat book and "How to Find a Lost Cat" video yet?
DETAILS ARE KEY
Once you've completed the actual full form in GOOGLE DOCS or MS WORD, please email to it to Lost Cat Finder and make sure your WORD file is labeled as CASE your name_ Cat Name.doc
*note: this is a sample LOST CAT PROFILE excerpt only.
CAT BEHAVIOR Personality TYPES
The Curious or Clown Cat
With a gregarious personality, this curious feline will run to the door to greet a stranger, is generally unafraid, and consequently gets into trouble. When lost, he will hide at first and then most likely begin to travel. He is more likely to travel to and sometimes beyond a 500-foot radius of home. Don’t assume this type of missing cat will come when called even if he ALWAYS did at home.
The Care-less Cat
This cat is aloof and doesn’t care about most people. When a stranger is present, she tends to stand back and watch. When displaced, she’s likely to hide but eventually will break cover, attempt to come back home, and meow to be let in. There is the possibility, however, that she will travel larger distances.
The Cautious Cat
Generally, a cautious cat likes people but is shy and will dart away to hide if a stranger comes to the house. Sometimes she’ll peek around the corner and slowly come out to investigate. When displaced, however, she will immediately hide in fear. If not scared out of hiding by people or other animals, she’s likely to try to return to the exit point or meow after day 10. This could happen within two days, but could take as long as 10 to 14 before hunger or thirst prompts her to break cover. May stay close to her home and only come out of hiding at night to eat.
The Xenophobic Cat
Xenophobia is a fear or hatred of anything strange or foreign. This is often the case for a lost indoor cat as they have never been out, regardless of personality indoors. For lost outdoor cats, this fearful behavior can be part of a cat’s genetic make-up or the result of traumatic kittenhood experiences. The xenophobic cat hides when a stranger comes into the home and will not come out until well after the company has left. She doesn’t enjoy being held or petted and is easily disturbed by any environmental changes. When a xenophobic indoor cat is scared, she will bolt and hide in silence, remaining in the same hiding place, immobilized by fear. If found by someone other than the owner, this type is often mistaken as being wild and homeless, spitting and hissing out of fright. Sadly, as a result, xenophobic cats often end up unseen within the feral cat population.
* sample LOST CAT PROFILE excerpt only