About Us

Who we are:

We are a group of volunteers who saw the need  to provide free resources to the owners of lost dogs to increase their chances of locating their dog.  The program also benefits local animal control and shelters by decreasing the number of “owned strays” entering the animal control/shelter system and increasing the chances of finding an owner once the dog is in their care.

We are incorporated in the state of Wisconsin and are also registered as a charitable organization in Wisconsin.  We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization so your monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Donations can be made to:

Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, Box 15, Wales, Wisconsin 53153

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and helps more lost dogs get home.


  • To educate and empower owners with resources and tools to assist them in locating their lost dogs.
  • Provide finders of lost dogs with resources to facilitate more reunions with owners.
  • Reduce the number of “strays” in shelters and animal control facilities.
  • Educate the public on keeping their dogs safe.

Sharing our information:

Please feel free to share the links and information found on this website. Information provided is NOT to be used for profit. We ask that any reproduction of our materials credit Lost Dogs of Wisconsin or Lost Dogs Illinois and not be edited or modified. Thank you.

10 Responses to About Us

  1. Susan Leece says:

    Just wanted to thank you for all your help. We searched for Sophie for three days… and this morning, miracle of miracles, she appeared at our back door (where we had, on your advice, left her bed and water). I cannot thank you enough for your help and suggestions! This story had a happy ending!!!

  2. Tamara Fink says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Words cannot express how horrible it is to lose a dog and how wonderful it is to find that dog! Thank you so much for all of your help, encouragement and support. I just referred a friend to this site. She lost her dog in the state Washington and needed some guidance. Thanks for helping reunite pets with owners.

  3. Deb & Andy says:

    Stella was only lost for a day, but it was awful knowing that at best she was cold and very frightened. Having recently come to us after spending her life as a puppy-producing machine in a puppy mill she’s just learning that life can be ok. The practical advice, tools and strategies are fabulous, and your volunteers responded so quickly. I especially appreciate the advice for a finding a shy dog, and Colleen’s encouraging words and the stories on your site made it possible for me to function enough to go to work. When the call came that she had been found and was ok…well all I can say is THANK YOU!!!

  4. Janelle says:

    I have been watching your facebook site so that I am aware of dogs missing in the areas I travel within Wi. As of the last 3 days I have not been able to get onto the facebook avenue without signing in. Ido not have facebook or any of the other social media options. I did find a way to see the postings on Pinterest,however the pics and print are so small I need readers and a magnifying glass to see it on my smart phone. I would like to continue to be an extra
    set of eyes to watch for these dogs but am
    finding it exceedingly difficult. I strongly believe you are providimg an excellent support and service and also feel the format of the posts easy to follow. Thank you in advance for looking into the “sign-in piece to FB.

    finding it exceedingly difficult. Before this past issue with facebook

  5. Barbara says:

    Over the Fourth of July weekend our son’s little Morkie took off at record speed when the fireworks started and we could not find her. Your organization was magnificent, as it reached out to us (apparently finding my “Lost Dog” posting on Craig’s List), provided posters, offered advice and posted our dog’s photo and information on their Facebook page. This is a great public service and I want to donate. Please add a “Contribution” link to your webpage! By the way, our dog was returned 24 hours after she ran off, so don’t give up hope.

  6. I operate a pet Recovery Service in Canada. We have customers worldwide. I must commend you on the information you supply.
    I have been in this business for some time and yet i always seem to find something useful on your site.
    I often recommend that the owners of lost pets check the site out!
    Keep up the great work!

  7. Wendy smith says:

    Thank you so much for your help in finding my nieces dog, Freddy! He was seen on your post !! A Good Samaritan found him and took him to a local animal hospital – this service is fabulous and your volunteers are knowledgeable and so friendly ! Thank you soooo much !

  8. Susan Drews says:

    Lost dogs of Wisconsin has been great to work with. Police got a surveillance video and found who had Buck. Case worker from lost dogs was awesome and checked in with me regularly. Definitely recommend them. Thanks for the time and effort you guys and gals rock!!!

  9. Jessica says:

    There was a beautiful yellow lab running loose this morning (5:40ish) around by Meijers and Momentum Daycare off of K. Tried getting the dog to come to me VERY scared of people. I got it to come close to me and didn’t see a collar. I would guess maybe 6-7 years old? Looks like he or she has been running for a while, it has a sore on the front leg and was limping. The cops were called and are trying to get the dog now. If anyone is missing a yellow lab in or around Sussex pass this on.

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