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 […]

Crying Wolf is a Bad Idea if Your Dog is Missing

We have seen some internet advice that suggests owners should create a sense of urgency about their missing dog by including a statement on the flyer that says the dog needs medicine for a serious medical condition (whether it is true or not). In our experience, this is very bad advice because: 1. If your […]

Let Us Help You Track a Dead End Microchip

The good news: The found dog turned into your shelter, animal control facility or vet clinic has been scanned and he has a microchip! The bad news: The microchip reaches a dead end. Either it was never enrolled by the shelter, rescue, vet clinic or owner or it was not updated with current contact information. […]

Lost on the Fourth of July

In a few days our nation will celebrate its birth and with that celebration comes many things: family picnics, out of town visitors, vacations, and, of course, firework displays. And while all of these things are wonderful ways to pay tribute to our independence – each of them are also great contributors to how dogs […]

Making Large Neon Signs for Your Missing Dog is Cheap and Easy. Here’s How:

Check out your local dollar store for inexpensive supplies to make brightly colored signs for your missing dog. Remember that not everyone has a computer, a smart phone or the internet. Big, neon-colored signs will grab their attention and alert them about your missing dog (or cat). Here is an article from our website that […]

Over 30,000 Dogs Reunited in 2015 Through Lost Dogs of America and Helping Lost Pets!

We are thrilled that we helped reunite over 30,000 dogs in 2015. As you can see – the states where we have had organizations the longest, have the most reunions. As the other groups gain traction and become more well-known, their numbers will rise also. We are proud to protect the human-animal bond by keeping […]

New Microchip Guide from Petlink Helps Quickly Identify Microchip Brand

Microchips are a wonderful tool in lost pet recovery, resulting in thousands of successful reunions each year.  But since many microchip companies compete in the same marketplace, it can be difficult to quickly identify the microchip brand. If you do have internet access, a useful tool is the AAHA Microchip Look up tool. If you don’t […]

When is Too Much Media Coverage Too Much of a Good Thing?

  TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? Highly publicized lost dog cases often backfire. Too much media can be detrimental to your lost dog search because the additional pressure from the public can chase your dog out of the flyered area or worse yet, into the path of traffic. The dog may also become nocturnal […]

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 […]