High-tech ways to find lost pets

Our Lost Pet Finder Program is your Pet’s Best Chance of Coming Home Quickly and Safely Today!
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Remember, Get Your Pet will be with you every step of the way in the adoption process, with prompts and tips to help you find the right new home for your pet. You’ll see: it really is a simpler, smarter, more humane way to adopt.
Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
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Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (P.A.S.S.) is a service provided by Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to help people help their pets to find new homes or to stay in their current homes. People and pets have a special connection. We've teamed up with shelters across the country to help you find your new best friend.
Photo provided by FlickrCLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A local animal shelter has less than 48 hours to clear out and find homes for dozens of pets.
Photo provided by FlickrAs a private investigator, Jamie Katz says she can find anybody or anything. But she only handles one kind of case -- missing pets.
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Our goal is to reunite you with your pet as soon as possible. We will advise you on what steps to take and when. Dogs Finding Dogs offers more than just tracking teams. We can be instrumental in reuniting you with your pet using a variety of methods. We have assisted over 4000 pet owners in finding their lost pets since our inception in 2008. See our pages for stories from our clients. Did you know that over 1,000 people per hour run a search right here looking to adopt a pet? Pet adoption is quickly becoming the preferred way to find a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten. Best of all, there are so many benefits when you adopt a dog or adopt a cat over buying. For instance, pet adoption will almost always be more affordable than buying a puppy for sale from a breeder or finding a kitten for sale from a litter. There are more benefits as well. Since pets in rescues and shelters usually come from a home where the owners ran out of money, got divorced, or had to move, it's common to find that the dogs and cats on our website are already housetrained, good with kids, or do well with other pets. People are finding out that buying a puppy for sale from a breeder isn't all it's cracked up to be and the stress of training a puppy is too much these days. Best of all, rescues care for their animals, and the dogs and cats don't leave the organization without having their shots and being taken to the vet. That means less stress, and more savings! So what are you waiting for? Go find that perfect pet!We strive to be as inclusive as possible. Our database includes groups that meet the following criteria: a) They are registered with the IRS as a charity dedicated to “animal protection and welfare”; and b) that also have had pets available for adoption on PetFinder (which powers our ).Want to tell your animal loving friends how to find the right pet? Curious to see how they and you match with available pets? Think this is seriously cool? Then tell your friends and family about us, and help all adoptable pet nationwide. Spread the word – PawsLikeMe’s matching system works! Have you addressed what type of pet personality you are looking for? Wait a second, did we just say personality, and not breed? Yes, that is right. Finding the ideal pet for yourself or family should start with an understanding of the ideal pet personality. Consider this, do you need a dog that is low key and good with kids, or are you looking for an energetic pal who is into trail running? Perhaps a cat that will get along well with others is what you need. The dog rescues and cat rescues that post hundreds of local pets near you are experts at matching you with a dog or cat who will love the life you can provide. This is why so many people are realizing focusing on dog adoption and cat adoption from a rescue is the ideal pet search process. Best of all, our website has a feature called "New Pet Alerts." Simply tell us what you are looking for and we will e-mail you when that perfect pet is available! So even if you've made the commitment to adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten, we will e-mail you immediately when we know of a local little furry fellow who is in need of a new home!“Former police detective Kat Albrecht initially trained sniffing dogs to assist in tracking suspects, finding lost people, and finding cadavers. In 1997 Albrecht discovered that her dogs could also help to find lost pets. After an occupationally related disability prematurely ended Albrecht's police career, she became a fulltime pet detective. Of her first 99 searches, 68 discovered the missing animal or the fate of the animal. Eventually Albrecht founded an organization called Missing Pet Partnership to promote and teach the use of dogs to find lost pets, following the "Missing Animal Response" techniques she has developed. Her initial template was the protocol for training the Search And Rescue dogs deployed to find missing persons. Albrecht then adapated the SAR approach to the peculiarities of finding lost animals, whose behavior varies considerably from human behavior. Albrecht trains dogs according to three protocols: Cat Detection, Trailing, and Dual Purpose. These use two different approaches, the area search and tracking. Area searches are typically used either to find an animal who was last seen near home and is probably still nearby, or to find an animal who has been tracked to a specific location such as a park or warehouse, after which the tracking dog can no longer isolate the scent. Area searches are the primary method used to find cats. Tracking is used to find animals whom are believed to have taken a specific direction, for example a dog who panicked during a fireworks display. Relatively few dogs who excel at area-searching are also good tracking dogs. Most MAR dog handlers will need to train different dogs in order to be able to do both kinds of work--and both are often required as part of a single animal recovery. Some dogs can be trained to do both jobs, but Albrecht tends to discourage the idea of trying to produce Dual Purpose dogs unless the dogs themselves demonstrate dual aptitude, partly because different kinds of training tend to produce dogs who may be respectable generalists, but are not as good at either area searching or tracking as specialists. A dedicated handler could produce skilled MAR dogs just by following Albrecht's directions--but Albrecht's methods are also quite rigorous, and require frequent practice. Training and using MAR dogs is not work done casually. Neither is any dog suited to MAR training, though Albrecht notes that dogs of the right personality come in range of breeds and sizes. Albrecht would like every community to have a trained MAR dog team on call. How many MAR dogs any given community could support is open to question, since MAR work is not lucrative, if compensated at all. However, almost every shelter director and animal control officer encounters frequent situations in which a MAR team could help."Merritt Clifton