Helping Lost Pets Provides One National Website for All Missing Pets

An old saying “like two ships that pass in the night” has been the biggest hurdle to increased return to owner rates for shelters and successful reunions of lost dogs and their owners.  The popularity of internet and social media sites have been a wonderful resource for missing dogs but all too often, the finders […]

Lost Dogs of America and Helping Lost Pets
Best Friends National Conference
Atlanta July 16 – 19, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Susan Taney, Co-founder of Lost Dogs of America and Rob Goddard, President and Founder of Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) will be speaking at the 2015 Best Friends National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 16 – 19. Every year the Best Friends National Conference brings together leaders of the […]

Very Few Dogs are Stolen. But if Yours is, Here are Some Suggestions

When a dog is missing, the first reaction is often panic. Panic leads to unclear thinking about what really happened. Many people are convinced that their dog has been stolen, before they objectively think through all of the scenarios. Just last week we had a case where the dog was missing from a fenced yard. […]

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 […]

Press Release Lost Dog Awareness Day

Immediate Press Release (Download PDF Version) (Download Word.doc) (Download graphics) APRIL 23 IS NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY To Remind Us Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 23 IS NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY To Remind Us “Not All Stray Dogs Are Homeless” April 23, 2017 is the fourth annual National Lost Dog […]

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 […]

Jump Starting Your Search For the Long Lost Dog

Your lost dog has been missing now for several weeks (or months) and your sightings and leads have fizzled out. Don’t despair!! It’s never too late to  jump-start the search for a long-lost dog. This article is designed to give you some ideas for reigniting your search to give you a place to pick up again. […]