Fireworks and Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

In preparation for July 4, experts from Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin will give you practical advice to offer support, resources, and tips to worried families searching for their lost dogs. Teaching people how to find their lost pets and avoid common mistakes can avoid heartbreak for many people and animals. Click here […]

Making Large Neon Signs for Your Missing Dog is Cheap and Easy. Here’s How:

Check out your local dollar store for inexpensive supplies to make brightly colored signs for your missing dog. Remember that not everyone has a computer, a smart phone or the internet. Big, neon-colored signs will grab their attention and alert them about your missing dog (or cat). Here is an article from our website that […]

Lost Dogs Illinois Tips, Supporters Help Bring Rosie Home After 11 Days

Susan Hochgraber was so thrilled to see her Belgian Malinois again after 11 days that she almost didn’t mind the “guests” Rosie brought home with her. Almost. “Ugh, the emergency vet found 20 ticks on her the day we got her back,” Hochgraber said. “Then 10 more the next day, and our regular vet found […]

Resurrection for Roo

Meagan Corr never heard Roo scratching the door or otherwise asking to be let in on that slushy, late February day the 3-year-old, 22-lb. Shiba Inu disappeared from her Cleveland Heights, Ohio, home. That was unusual. Roo liked to stay close to home and family. “She was just four months old when we got her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]