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Lost & Found Friday – March 28, most dogs can't find their way home

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The Lost & Found Friday column networks displaced pets from Ohio areas north of Columbus. To see pets lost and found all throughout the state of Ohio, please visit Lost & Found Ohio Pets on Facebook.

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If you have lost your pet or found a stray animal, please contact the Cleveland Pets Examiner or Lost & Found Ohio Pets with all of the information. The more information the better! Be sure to include date missing, area last seen, pet’s name – age – breed – and other distinguishing characteristics. Don't forget to provide contact information and a photo.

Please be sure to view past Lost & Found Friday articles for a host of great tips for finding your lost pet.

Today's Tip – Most dogs can't find their way home

We've all heard that dogs have such an extraordinary sense of smell that they can find their way home, but recent studies show that is just not true. The lost dog who finds its way home might just be a lucky one. As remarkable as our canine friends are in other ways, their navigational abilities are lacking.

Harry and Martha Frank, from the University of Michigan tested dogs for how well they did when presented with simple detours. Coming up against a barrier posed a problem that most dogs couldn't solve. Dogs are not good at figuring out that they can round a fence or other barrier, and are not good at remembering where they have been.

Don't rely on your lost dog finding his way home – be proactive about finding him.

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LOST: "Jack", Cleveland
LOST: "Jack", Cleveland L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Jack", Cleveland

LOST: March 16, Cleveland / Cuyahoga Cty. "Jack" is a male terrier. A transit police officer found him and gave him away. Owner is trying to locate him. Contact: 779-279-2599

LOST: "Murphy", Cleveland
LOST: "Murphy", Cleveland L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Murphy", Cleveland

LOST: March 15 Cleveland / Cuyahoga Cty. "Murphy" is a Boston Terrier missing from near Daisy Ave. on Cleveland's West side. He is wearing a collar with ID. Please Contact: 216 798 4649

LOST: "Meeko", South Euclid
LOST: "Meeko", South Euclid L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Meeko", South Euclid

LOST: March 17, South Euclid / Cuyahoga Cty. "Meeko" is a male yorki/poodle mix. He has health issues and takes daily medicine. Contact: 216-691-3904 REWARD

FOUND: black lab mix, Akron
FOUND: black lab mix, Akron L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: black lab mix, Akron

FOUND: March 15, Akron / Summit Cty. Young intact male black lab mix. He is taller than a lab, and wearing an orange collar. Friendly with other dogs. Contact: 330-801-7996

LOST: "Tonks", Akron
LOST: "Tonks", Akron L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Tonks", Akron

LOST: March 16, Akron / Summit County. "Tonks" is a female calico cat. She is wearing a collar. Contact Kendra: 330-592-3050 if you have seen her.

LOST: "Mika", Grove City
LOST: "Mika", Grove City L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Mika", Grove City

LOST: March 11, Grove City / Franklin Cty. "Mika" is an 8 yr old female Shiba Inu missing from off of Broadway St. She is not wearing a collar. She is very friendly. Contact: only_1sherri@yahoo.com or call 614-902-2916.

LOST: pit puppy, Elyria
LOST: pit puppy, Elyria L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: pit puppy, Elyria

LOST: March 13, Elyria / Lorain Cty. Female American Pitbull Terrier puppy. REWARD. Contact: Sabrena at 216-990-9508 or Max at 216-990-0937 or me my name is Eugene at 216-245-3157

P.S. Her ears are cropped now

FOUND: German Shepherd, Franklin Cty
FOUND: German Shepherd, Franklin Cty L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: German Shepherd, Franklin Cty

FOUND: March 15, Franklin County. Male German Shepherd dog middle to older age. Not wearing ID Contact: benjaminhowarth@hotmail.com if you know where this dog belongs.

LOST: "Romeo", E.Liverpool
LOST: "Romeo", E.Liverpool L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Romeo", E.Liverpool

LOST: March 13, E.Liverpool / Columbiana Cty. "Romeo" is a white & black male puppy. He is wearing a black collar with a bell on it. Please contact: 330-708-9524

LOST: "Henri", Columbus
LOST: "Henri", Columbus L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Henri", Columbus

LOST: March 8, Columbus / Franklin County. "Henri" is a grey/brown male tabby. He is about 9 mos old and is missing from downtown Columbus, around Franklin Ave. near Kelton House. Henri is very vocal and friendly. He responds to his name or a whistle. Contact: Ciarra - 937.701.5888, ciarra.wooten@gmail.com

LOST: "Lily", Columbus
LOST: "Lily", Columbus L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Lily", Columbus

LOST: March 20, Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Lily" is a female brown, tan and white fox terrier missing from Ruby Avenue near East Main Street on the east side of Columbus. She is very timid and afraid of strangers. She weighs about 6 lbs and has humongous 'gremlin' ears. Contact: 859-866-9037.

FOUND: mixed breed, Cleveland
FOUND: mixed breed, Cleveland L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: mixed breed, Cleveland

FOUND: March 17, Cleveland / Cuyahoga Cty. This female dog was found on Poe Ave. Contact Danielle at danistrs@gmail.com if she is yours or if you know where she belongs. You will have to show proof.

LOST: "Purr", Hilliard
LOST: "Purr", Hilliard L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Purr", Hilliard

LOST: March 16, Hilliard / Franklin County. "Purr" is a female short-haired calico/tabby. Contact: 614-406-3518 if you have seen her.

LOST: "Moose", Burton
LOST: "Moose", Burton L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Moose", Burton

LOST: March 7, Burton/Troy - Geauga Cty. "Moose" is a male chocolate lab missing from State Rte 700 about 1-1/2 miles North of 422. Wearing an orange collar and invisible fence collar. Rabies tag only. Contact: 440-834-8581

FOUND: chow mix, Akron
FOUND: chow mix, Akron L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: chow mix, Akron

FOUND: March 17, Akron/Summit Cty. Male black older chow mix looking dog found around E.Thornton and Grant St. Seems slightly deaf.Contact: meagan 3308127737 talk or text.

LOST: "Leila", Girard
LOST: "Leila", Girard L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Leila", Girard

LOST: March 18, Girard / Trumbull Cty. "Leila" is a 4lb female white toy poodle missing from Second St. She is 11 years old. Not wearing a collar. Contact: 330-207-8551 0r 330-207-8086.

LOST: "Coupe" & "Zoey", Columbus
LOST: "Coupe" & "Zoey", Columbus L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Coupe" & "Zoey", Columbus

LOST: March 9. Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Coupe" is a blue and white pit or mix, and "Zoey" is a Jack Russell mix. Both are missing from the N.Columbus, Grasmere Ave. area. Contact: 6142889316 Jenna or call or text 6146681788 Darius

FOUND: min pin, Akron
FOUND: min pin, Akron L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: min pin, Akron

FOUND: March 18, Akron / Summit Cty. Male neutered black and tan dog with white on chest and 3 white paws. Found near Akron U. Contact: Fizzgigabyte@yahoo.com

LOST: "Sammy", Coventry Twp.
LOST: "Sammy", Coventry Twp. L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Sammy", Coventry Twp.

LOST: March 17, Coventry Twp / Summit Cty. "Sammy" is a male gray dsh. He has a white spot on his chest. Contact: 330-753-5745 kimjc21@aol.com

LOST: "Layla", Cleveland
LOST: "Layla", Cleveland L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Layla", Cleveland

LOST: March 18, Cleveland / Cuyahoga Cty. "Layla" is a 1 yr old female tan pomeranian mix missing from Worthington Ave. She's been spotted from 130th-117th 44111. Not wearing a collar. Not spayed. Contact: amandaj418@gmail.com or call 216 905 5713 REWARD

FOUND: senior beagle, Delaware Cty.
FOUND: senior beagle, Delaware Cty. L&F Ohio Pets

FOUND: senior beagle, Delaware Cty.

FOUND: March 22, Delaware County, Oh. Woodtown Rd. area . Older male Beagle is on stray hold at the Delaware County Dog Shelter (740) 368-1915

LOST: "Homer", Tallmadge
LOST: "Homer", Tallmadge L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Homer", Tallmadge

LOST: March 18, Tallmadge / Summit Cty. "Homer" is a male gray tabby missing from near Newton St. and S. Monroe. He may not come to strangers. He is quite plump and healthly. Please call us if you know what may have happened to him. (Good or bad) Thanks so much!!! 234-788-1621

LOST: "Max", Columbus
LOST: "Max", Columbus L&F Ohio Pets

LOST: "Max", Columbus

LOST: March 15, Columbus / Franklin Cty. "Max" is a tri-colored male beagle/jack russell mix. He weighs about 16-18 lbs and was wearing a red harness with a chewed through strap and a 25' blue flexi leash. On his right side, his markings make a 3 sided open end white box. Owner "left him at the store" and he was gone when he came back. Contact: presto.pj@gmail.com

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