April 23 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day!


On April 23, 2014, Lost Dogs of America created and launched the first National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD), a day designed to bring attention to all dogs that are lost each year, while also celebrating the thousands of lost dogs successfully reunited with their families.

Lost Dogs of America is an all-volunteer organization with the exclusive purpose of providing free services to help reunite families with their lost dogs. The personal touch our volunteers provide set us apart from other automated lost and found pet services.

The tenacious efforts of the combined states’ volunteers efforts, along with over 700,000 fans have helped reunite over 150,000 dogs since 2011.   Getting lost dogs back home reduces stress on owners, staff at shelters/animal control facilities, other dogs in the facilities, and ultimately saves taxpayers’ money. It also opens up kennel space for truly homeless dogs.


Hashtag:    Tag your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts – #LostDogAwarenessDay

Dedicate your Facebook Cover Photo:  Save this file to your computer and upload it as your Facebook cover picture.

Dedicate your Facebook Profile Picture:  Save this file to your computer and upload it as your Facebook profile picture.

Post on Instagram, Facebook or other social media sites:

Right Click and Copy the Image Below and save to your computer and post on Instagram or Facebook:


  • Shelters can hold a free or reduced cost microchip clinic to promote more pets being microchipped.  Microchips should include free registration at the time of implant for the best effect.


  • Individuals can save our event logo pictures and add as your Facebook profile picture or cover photo prior to and on April 23 to raise awareness.
  • Remind anyone you know who is missing a dog to file a free report with our partners at Pet FBI. We will receive the report and post the listing to our appropriate state Facebook page. Also, direct them to our website Lost Dogs of America to find more tips and ideas to find their missing dog.

With your help we can share and reinforce the message that “Not all stray dogs are homeless dogs”.