Lost Dogs of America

The Lost Dogs of America website was created and is maintained by the two original founding members of the Lost Dogs network: Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and Lost Dogs Illinois.  We are a FREE service to help you find your lost dog.  We developed this website to share the articles, ideas and resources that we […]

Trail Cameras Help Monitor Lost Dog Behavior – Part 7 in a series

Monitoring the feeding station that you have set up for your lost dog will give you important clues to his behavior and condition. Here are a few different ways that it can be done, both low-tech and high-tech. You can visually check the area every day when you replenish the food and water. By placing […]

Use a Feeding Station to Help Capture a Shy Lost Dog – Part 6 in a Series

Feeding stations are an important tool in the toolbox of shy lost dog recovery. It is a fancy name for a blob of smelly food on the ground, a bowl of water and a way to monitor the two. You should also leave an article of your clothing at the feeding station. Remember, lost dogs […]

Where Could Your Shy Lost Dog Be? – Part 4 in a Series

A shy lost dog has now been missing for three days. The owners are still hopeful that he may return on his own and are very wise to keep the bed, food and familiar scented articles at the point he went missing from. But they also realize that they can’t control what happens to him […]

Rewards are a Bad Idea When Trying to Capture The Elusive Dog – Part 3 in a Series

Toby bolted from the sound of fireworks. But you have it all under control. You haven’t allowed your friends and family to “search” for Toby. There will be lots of ways they can help soon. Instead, you have stayed calm and placed Toby’s bed, food, water and familiar scented articles out for him. If he […]

Tips for Capturing the Elusive Dog – Part 2 of a Series

Toby, a shy dog,  bolts from the sound of fireworks and panic ensues. EVERYBODY wants to help – a good thing.  Or is it? One of the first hurdles that the owner of a shy, lost dog must do is to calm down and gain control of the situation. He or she must also be […]

Did Your Lost Dog Get Picked Up By a Good Samaritan? Part 2 of a Series

The first thing we need to do is clearly define the difference between a dog that is “picked up” and one that is stolen.  A picked up dog is one that was lost or perceived to be lost and a Good Samaritan took the dog to keep it out of harm’s way. Very few dogs […]