Why We Do Not Endorse Lost Dog Tracking Devices and Tags

Although this article was written in 2015, we still do not endorse GPS tags  or devices for the reasons stated below.  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). […]

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 […]

Luring a Shy, Lost Dog Using a Portable Grill

Using a portable grill can be very helpful in catching a shy, scared dog.  If you are getting sightings of your dog in a general area, we recommend setting up a feeding station.  This can help to keep a lost dog in one area and eventually lead to capture.  However, sometimes it is difficult to […]

When NOT to Use a Tracking Dog to Find a Lost Dog

The idea of using a tracking dog to find a lost dog is very compelling, but most people who pursue this option do not have a good understanding of how a tracking (or trailing) dog works.  In some cases a tracking dog CAN provide useful information for locating a lost dog such as confirming sightings or […]