Pet FBI and Helping Lost Pets Launch Nationwide Lost and Found Pet Database Collaboration

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 7, 2019) — Pet FBI (PetFBI.org) Executive Director Leslie Poole announced today that the 20-year-old Columbus-based organization has launched a database collaboration with HelpingLostPets.com. Together, the nonprofit service organizations offer a comprehensive listing of lost and found pets across the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Pet guardians […]

Generating Sightings is the Key to a Successful Recovery

Generating sightings of your missing dog is the key to a successful recovery. You should be using a three-tiered approach: 1. Quickly hand deliver flyers and posting signs in the area where your dog was last seen. This is the Number One way lost dogs are found. This should be done in the first few […]

When Your Dog is Missing, Notify Animal Shelters and Vet Clinics in Person

Print out copies of your flyer and hand deliver them to all of the local shelters and vet clinics in your community. Expand the radius as time goes on. Leave two at each clinic – one for the public bulletin board and one for the staff. DON’T rely on third party services who say they […]

Did Your Dog Get Scared By Fireworks? Don’t Panic!

If your dog went missing from the sound of fireworks – don’t panic. Immediately put out your dog’s favorite blanket, some food and water, and something that smells like you (a dirty sock or pillowcase). Then file a report from this link: www.petfbi.org You will be able to create a free flyer and social media […]

Four Free, Easy Ways to Increase the Reach of Your Lost Pet’s Social Media Post

Social media can be an effective, free way to get the word out about your missing pet but it requires some commitment and know-how on your part to have the best effect. Every lost pet who is listed with the free service, Pet FBI  is posted by one of our volunteers on a corresponding state […]

First Things First – How Did Your Dog Go Missing?

Determining how your dog went missing will help you strategize to find him safely.  The first question to ask yourself is “How Did My Dog Go Missing?”  Be honest.  In a panic, most people jump to the conclusion that their dog was “stolen” because they’ve never been lost before or because they make a false […]

Is Your Dog Lost? Make it EASY for People to Contact You!

Are you missing your dog? Make sure that you make it EASY for people to reach you. Don’t rely on just one method of communication. Check your emails and phone messages frequently. When possible answer your phone in person. Don’t assume the person will leave a message. They often won’t and may only try ONCE […]

The Power of ONE – How a Centralized Database Can Get More Lost Dogs Home and Save Lives

Can you imagine if there was ONE place where every lost and found pet in North America was listed? Can you imagine if every shelter, vet clinic, police department and animal control facility listed all of their found pets in ONE database? Can you imagine if all of those places directed owners who had lost […]

Nextdoor and EveryBlock – Two Neighborhood Groups That Can Help You Find Your Lost Dog

  Generating sightings is the key to finding your missing dog.  Getting the word out through door-to-door delivery of printed flyers is the NUMBER ONE way that lost dogs are found.  But technology also offers some good opportunities to spread the word.  Of course, Facebook is wonderful, but you want to expand and use as many tools […]