Lost Dogs of America and Helping Lost Pets
Best Friends National Conference
Atlanta July 16 – 19, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Susan Taney, Co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Rob Goddard, President and Founder of Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) will be speaking at the 2015 Best Friends National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 16 – 19. Every year the Best Friends National Conference brings together leaders of the […]

The Microchip Maze – Buyer Beware! (Part 1 – The 900 Chips)

No one will dispute that microchips can be a valuable tool in helping reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners. In our day-to-day work at Lost Dogs of America, we have seen many cases where microchips have resulted in wonderful homecoming stories and may have possibly even saved the dog’s life. But there are […]

Very Few Dogs are Stolen. But if Yours is, Here are Some Suggestions

When a dog is missing, the first reaction is often panic. Panic leads to unclear thinking about what really happened. Many people are convinced that their dog has been stolen, before they objectively think through all of the scenarios. Just last week we had a case where the dog was missing from a fenced yard. […]

How To Trace Dead End Microchips and Tag Information on Found Pets

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We would like to thank Marilyn Knapp Litt, the Director of Lost Dogs of Texas for the information in this article. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marilyn formed a group of volunteers which successfully reunited animals that had been displaced by the storm with their families.    If you could spend ten minutes researching a […]

Why We Do Not Endorse Lost Dog Tracking Devices and Tags

  Thanks to the power of social media and the loyalty of our fans,   the sister organizations of  Lost Dogs of America have developed a very large Facebook following and audience (over 200,000 Facebook fans).   Many product developers contact us hoping that we will endorse their products.  The lost pet product market is […]

APRIL 23 IS NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY To Remind Us Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless

April 23 is the second annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD). Shelters and rescues across the United States use this day to bring attention to the many dogs in their care who have family looking for them. We live in a world where people sometimes assume the dogs they find are unwanted. Lost Dog […]

Use Facebook to Help Increase Your Shelter’s Return to Owner Rate

Many animal shelters in America have contracts with local municipalities to hold “stray” dogs for the state-mandated stray hold to give owners an opportunity to reclaim their lost dog. This period of time varies from state to state. A shelter typically has two windows of opportunity to help people find their lost dog: When a person who […]