BOLO message on Facebook. Since I am FB friends with many of my neighbors, people who work in the area and my mail lady, I thought someone may have seen him as they were out and about during the day.
The response was overwhelming, everyone nearby was willing to keep an eye out and some friends even offered to come help with the search. It was after 10 pm, we drove around everywhere calling out "Jack, Jaaaack, Jaaaaack". No luck. We called off the search, hoping someone would spot him the next morning. As my husband's partner was headed home, he stopped to ask some folks out in their yard if they had seen our "big yellow dog". Indeed they had and he was able to find Jack nearby.
So no, Facebook did not find my dog this time, but listen to what happened the next morning.
My dear husband, sitting in a tree stand 400 miles way, doing what all hunters do in the stand, checking Facebook from his DROID, sees this picture of our dog! Not my picture, but a picture from the sweet young lady who picked up our dog in the parking lot of a facility near where we live, (the same facility where my dear husband works).
BOLO on Facebook, asking everyone in my hometown to re-post his picture and my contact information.
Around 8:00 pm, I received a call from yet another sweet young lady who had found Jack in her yard. She got my number from a store clerk I had stopped to inform of my missing pet.
Again, Facebook did not find my dog, but listen to what happened later:
When we arrived on the scene where Jack had been located, the lady said she had go down to the store and just happened to ask the clerk if she knew anyone missing a dog. The clerk gave her my information. She was elated to have found Jack's owners. She said in the process of searching for us, she had posted his description on Facebook! I did not know this young lady and we are not connected as friends on Facebook (yet), so chances are I would have never seen her post. However, my other aunt, also a member of our search party, had re-posted my BOLO. A friend of this aunt's is the daughter of the lady who found Jack!!
So, yes, Facebook almost found my missing dog twice and I believe given a few more hours, I could remove the "almost"! Currently, I am researching GPS tracking devices for him!