It Takes a Village!

This amazing reunion story (as told by a rescue volunteer,  Maria Therese) is being shared for a couple of reasons: There is a need for a centralized lost and found dog database in the US. Our sister sites at Lost Dogs of America are already partnered with a FREE service called Helping Lost Pets (HeLP). It […]

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New Microchip Guide from Petlink Helps Quickly Identify Microchip Brand

Microchips are a wonderful tool in lost pet recovery, resulting in thousands of successful reunions each year.  But since many microchip companies compete in the same marketplace, it can be difficult to quickly identify the microchip brand. If you do have internet access, a useful tool is the AAHA Microchip Look up tool. If you don’t […]

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When is Too Much Media Coverage Too Much of a Good Thing?

  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? Highly publicized lost dog cases often backfire. Too much media can be detrimental to your lost dog search because the additional pressure from the public can chase your dog out of the flyered area or worse yet, into the path of traffic. The dog may also become nocturnal […]

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NEVER Follow, Chase or Pressure a Lost Dog

Based on thousands and thousands of cases, our three main causes of death for lost dogs are 1. Hit by a car 2. Hit by a train and 3. Drowning (often falling through thin ice). Lost dogs who aren’t being pursued or pressured will make very wise decisions and may survive indefinitely. Lost dogs that […]

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Do Not Allow Family, Friends, or Volunteers to “Search” For Your Dog. Ask Them to Flyer Instead…

In the early hours and days of the dog going missing; volunteers, friends and family may want to rush to a sighting location to “search”. This is almost always a bad idea. Their energy should be used for quickly flyering the area – going door to door and trying to speak to as many people […]

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ASPCA’s Position Statement on Shelter Responsibilities Regarding Lost Pets

The ASPCA has recently released a Position Statement on Responsibilities of Animal Shelters. We are very pleased that they have put a high emphasis on shelter transparency and proactively reuniting lost pets with their families. Below are some excerpts from this Position Statement. Does your local shelter or stray holding facility do these things? We […]

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