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 […]

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

If your dog went missing from the fireworks last night – 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: http://helpinglostpets.com 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, Helping Lost Pets is posted on a corresponding state Facebook page. You can […]

First Things First – How Did Your Dog Go Missing?

Determining how your dog went missing will help you plan your strategy for finding 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 and because they couldn’t possibly […]

Helping Lost Pets Adds New Feature to List Shelters Within 25 Miles

According to the U.S. Census the average American will move 12 times in their life. This means that many people do not know where their local shelter is when their pet goes missing. Factor in that dogs and cats (unlike car keys) do not remain where they are lost. They have four legs and walk […]

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 […]