Register your lost or stolen pet
We ask you lots of questions on your pets history, personality and circumstances surrounding their disappearance as this information helps us guide you on how to find them.
There are 3 things that determine your chances of finding your lost or stolen pet:
1. Your pet – their personality, breed, age and lost pet behaviour are all things that influence where your pet will go, who will find your pet and what they will do with a lost pet, we can guide you on lost pet behaviour which is different to your normal pets behaviour
2. Your search behaviour –including how, when, when and how long you search – the most crucial- using the wrong techniques, searching in the wrong places, saying the wrong things on your posters and signs, using the wrong colours or no colours at all on your posters, spending time on low probability searching dramatically reduces the chance of finding your dog. Ringing pounds and vets instead of visiting them, relying on other people to search for your pet over the phone can all reduce your chances of finding your pet.
3. Other people particularly rescuers of stray pets – understanding the thought processes and psychology of people who steal pets, feed stray pets, take in stray pets or just see them enables you to design your posters and signs to reach them. If your pet is a purebred or even looks like a pure bred or if your pet has grey fur or is a submissive pet you need to be very careful with what you say on posters and signs & to people, and what pictures you use as it can greatly reduce the chances of finding your pet.
Most people jump straight into conducting a hasty search for a lost pet. They jump in the car, drive around, calling their pet, looking for their pet on the street, start putting up quickly designed posters sometimes with missing information or too much information. The problem with this, is that you are going faster and covering more ground however you are sacrificing witness development, you are missing out on gathering information from neighbours, people walking around the area or identifying if your pet is already in someone’s yard. This is good for some species that travel long distances fast e.g. horses, some stock and a small number of dogs but in most cases it doesn’t work.
Instead, search probability theory is a theory that you have a higher likelihood of locating a lost pet by identifying and searching the areas that have the highest probabilities and by using appropriate resources, tactics and strategies. This is true in most lost and stolen pet cases.
All of our senior detectives are experienced professionals. They have the knowledge – and scars – that come from being on the frontline, working on tough cases and getting lost pets home. They are trained in search theories and techniques, deductive reasoning, witness analysis & behaviour, lost pet behaviour, equipment used to find lost pets and evidence of missing pets.
We have over 24 years of searching for lost pets and have reunited over 20,000 lost and stolen pets! We know what works, what doesn’t work, how long you should search and how hard you need to search. We are here so you don’t waste time, money, resources or risk not getting your lost dog home by doing the wrong thing, searching in the wrong place, saying the wrong thing to people or writing the wrong thing on your signs.
Use the menu to fill in the registration form for your type of pet e.g dog, cat, bird, ferret, rabbit or pet. Each pet case is different so please ensure you use the correct form for your type of pet.