Category Archives: Useful Tools

Helping Lost Pets Adds New Feature to List Shelters Within 25 Miles

According to the U.S. Census the average American will move 12 times in their life. This means that many people do not know where their local shelter is when their pet goes missing. Factor in that dogs and cats (unlike … Continue reading

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Fireworks and Reuniting Lost Dogs with Their Families

  In preparation for July 4, experts from Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin will give you practical advice to offer support, resources, and tips to worried families searching for their lost dogs. Teaching people how to find their … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How To Trace Dead End Microchips and Tag Information on Found Pets

We would like to thank Marilyn Knapp Litt, the Director of Lost Dogs of Texas for the information in this article. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marilyn formed a group of volunteers which successfully reunited animals that had been displaced … Continue reading

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Luring a Shy, Lost Dog Using a Portable Grill

Using a portable grill can be very helpful in catching a shy, scared dog. If you are getting sightings of your dog in a general area, we recommend setting up a feeding station. This can help to keep a lost … Continue reading

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Petlink microchip Guide 2016

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Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) Can Help Your Shelter Reunite Pets and Families

Why would a shelter want to improve their RTO (Return To Owner) rate?  Goodwill, positive press and donations are generated when an animal control agency or shelter takes a proactive approach to reuniting lost pets with their families. Heartwarming stories … Continue reading

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Place an Ad in Your Local Newspaper When Your Dog is Missing

One of the most overlooked ways to get the word out about your missing dog is placing an ad in your local newspaper or shopper. Social media has taken the world by storm, providing a cheap, easy way to spread … Continue reading

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Partnership with Helping Lost Pets (HeLP)

We are very pleased to announce that Lost Dogs of Wisconsin is now partnering with Helping Lost Pets (HeLP) for our found dogs.  HeLP is a totally free, map-based national lost/found registry. How will this help more found dogs get … Continue reading

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