National Pet Detective Directory

Disclaimer: Missing Pet Partnership does not employ or have any contractual relationship with the Missing Animal Response (MAR) Technicians listed on this referral page. Missing Pet Partnership makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the lost pet services provided by these individuals. Missing Pet Partnership does not benefit (profit) from the services offered and refers only the individuals (not their partners or employees) named on this page as a public courtesy. Missing Pet Partnership expressly disclaims all liability for damages or loss of any kind arising out of the use or performance of the services provided by these pet detectives. Inclusion on and removal from our Pet Detective Network are at the sole discretion of Missing Pet Partnership. Please let us know about your experience using any of these resources by filling out the form on the Submit Testimonial page. If you have a complaint about any resource listed on this page, please let us know by sending e-mail to info@pethunters.com.

Pet Detectives in the USA

Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ: Missing Pet Detectives, LLC – Deborah Cooke, (480) 751-9700, www.missingpetdetectives.com, e-mail: petdetectives@aol.com. Deborah Cooke is a certified MAR Technician offering phone consultations as well as on-site searches with her search dogs. This team is willing to travel throughout the USA to track lost pets.

Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR: The Feline Finders – Lisa Bukowczyk, (501) 993-1999, www.thefelinefinders.com, e-mail: lisa@thefelinefinders.com. Lisa is a certified MAR Technician who specializes in lost cats. Lisa offers phone consultations, on-site searches with her search dogs, and is willing to fly to work searches throughout the USA.

California

FRESNO, CA: Vincent Jura – (559) 288-1598, Fetchem Missing Pet Recovery Services, www.fetchem.net, Facebook www.facebook.com/dosomethingcallfetchem, e-mail: vjjjr@pacbell.net. Vinnie Jura is a MAR Technician and a California licensed Private Investigator who searches for lost dogs, cats, and other species. He brings to the lost pet recovery industry many years of high level, investigative and high technology experience. He is willing to travel throughout California (and nationwide!) to work cases. Since he is a licensed private investigator, Vinnie is also qualified to conduct stolen pet investigations. He also utilizes high-tech surveillance equipment to help search for lost pets, is a member of High Technology Criminal Investigators Association (HTCIA) and is an expert in Fraud investigations, having earned the coveted certification of CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Vinnie is experienced in the use of UAV’s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles AKA “Drones” and plans to fully integrate these into his full service pet detective operation.  Vinnie is willing to travel throughout California (and other Western USA states) to work lost pet cases and is available to consult on using other high tech tools such as database mining and how these tools can be used to streamline ones focus into particular areas of a pet detective case.

LOS ANGELES, CA: Landa Coldiron – (818) 442-2952, www.lostpetdetection.com. Landa is a certified MAR Technician who has successfully recovered both lost dogs and lost cats. Her Bloodhound Ellie Mae is certified by MAR in both cat detection and MAR trailing work. Landa and her search dogs have had many finds, have uncovered witnesses, located physical evidence, and have had lost pets returned up to two weeks after they went missing. She also offers location checks to determine the validity of a sighting and confirm whether a lost dog has been in a particular area. Landa also offers lost cat services by trailing the scent of cats displaced into unfamiliar territories, physical searches using an amplified listening device and humane traps, poster placement services, and shelter check services. Landa is willing to travel throughout California (and other Western USA states) to work cases.

SAN DIEGO, CA: Pet Search and Rescue – (800) 925-2410, www.petsearchandrescue.com, email aberns@hotmail.com. Annalisa Berns is a certified MAR Technician. She has a successful track record finding missing pets with her search dog Lilly. Lilly is certified as a Specific Scent search dog and is trained to find missing cats, dogs and other animals. Pet Search and Rescue offers a variety of services, including: Trap & Reunite, area searches, flyer distribution, sign posting, shelter checks and phone consultations. Annalisa Berns is willing to travel throughout California (and other Western USA states) to work cases.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Landa Coldiron – (818) 442-2952, www.lostpetdetection.com. and Annalisa Berns – Pet Search and Rescue – (800) 925-2410, www.petsearchandrescue.com, email aberns@hotmail.com. Landa and Annalisa are certified MAR Technicians with certified Search Dogs. They are located in Southern California but willing to travel together to the San Francisco area for lost dog and cat searches.

Connecticut

BOZRAH, CT: Marjorie Lineweber – (860) 460-2447, e-mail amydogsplace@aol.com. Marge, is a certified MAR Technician and owner of a dog training and daycare center. Summit, her airscenting dog is a Certified Cat Detection dog through Missing Pet Partnership. Summit has had numerous successful cat finds over the last few years. Marge’s lost pet services include phone and e-mail consultations for dogs, cats and other animals. With limited availability Marge and Summit can provide area searches for lost cats and other small animals as well as humane traps. She is willing to respond to searches when available and within a 75-mile radius of Bozrah (which is located 30 miles southeast of Hartford, CT).

NIANTIC, CT: Barbara Costas – (860-917-7367), www.summitsmarteam.org, email bacostas@gmail.com.  Barbara is a certified MAR Technician and has attended several search dog seminars with her two dogs, Casey and Wyatt, including the K-9 Boot Camp.  Casey does tracking work and Wyatt does air scenting work.  Both are specific scent search dogs and Cat Detection dogs.  Casey has had numerous successful dog and cat, and some other animal finds over the last few years, and Wyatt, while having spent less time ‘on the job’, has also been involved in several successful cases.  Barbara’s lost pet services, through the nonprofit SMART (Summit Missing Animal Response Team) includes phone and e-mail consultations for dogs, cats and other animals.  Barbara, Casey & Wyatt can also provide search dog services (when case is appropriate) for lost animals within a 100 mile radius, when available.

Florida

LUTZ (Tampa), FL: Angelica Steinker – (813) 787-0034, www.courteouscanine.com, email angelica@courteouscanine.com. Angelica is a certified MAR Technician and dog trainer. Although she does not work a MAR search dog at this time, Angelica is willing to help pet owner/guardians search for lost pets in her community. Angelica is available for phone consultations, e-mail consultations, poster placements, physical searches, and shelter checks within her immediate area.

ORMOND BEACH, Florida: PET P.I., llc. Tammy Wozniak-Reed (386) 547-1740, Email: tammy@mypetpi.com Website:www.mypetpi.com Tammy is a Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Florida and a Certified MAR Technician. Fee-based Services provided: phone/email consultations, physical in-depth searches, poster / flyer / card design and distribution, interviewing neighbors and searching for witnesses, networking on social networks, intersection alerts, car tagging, shelter check services, monitor and camera surveillance, metal detection (for tags), humane trapping to reunite, and equipment rental with setup and lesson. She specializes in lost Cats and Dogs within the Volusia & Flagler County area.

Southwest Florida: Patricia “Pat” Colony – (239) 272-5213, Email lostpetdetectives@gmail.com, is a certified MAR Technician offering phone/email consultations, physical searches, sign posting, intersection alerts, car tagging, shelter checks, camera surveillance, trap & reunite, & equipment rental within her immediate area. She specializes in cats & dogs but is willing to assist with any species (both domestic pets & livestock).

Idaho

BOISE, ID: Pam Rouda – (208) 562-1738 or (208) 891-PETS (891-7387), www.locatemypet.net, email info@LocateMyPet.net. Pam is a certified MAR Technician who is available for searches within a two-hour drive of Boise, including cities on the Idaho/Oregon border. Her services include placing effective LOST posters and signs, setting up humane traps and sound monitors, distributing flyers, checking shelters and rescue groups, and other services as needed.

MERIDIAN, ID (serving Ada County): Mark Jorgensen – (208) 830-3580, www.petrackers.com. Mark is a certified MAR Technician who offers web-based tools with online sighting updates to aid in lost pet recovery, consulting, and shelter checks.

Maryland

CLARKSBURG (Near Washington DC/Northern VA areas): Laura Totis – (410) 236-2788, www.ljttraining.com, e-maillauratotis@gmail.com. Laura is a certified MAR Technician. Her lost pet services include: assistance/consultations via email or phone. Although Laura previously trained and worked dogs in pet detection work, she has retired both of her pet tracking search dogs and is no longer available for this service. However, Laura does have a network of additional lost pet resources on the east coast.

SILVER SPRING (Near Washington DC/Northern VA areas): Elizabeth White, (301) 801-5627, e-mailterrierpowertracking@yahoo.com. Elizabeth is a MAR pet detective trained by MPP whose search dog was trained by pet detection dog trainer Laura Totis. Her lost pet services include: search dog trained to look for lost cats and assistance/consultations on lost dogs and lost cats via email or phone. Elizabeth will respond on lost pet searches within a 50-mile radius of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Please go to greatnoses.info (home page) and send info regarding your lost pet in your first email.  Because there is a lot of info to exchange, I will first answer your email rather than calling.

Massachusetts

SOUTH HADLEY (Springfield), MA: Lost Pet Research & Recovery, Danielle Robertson – (413) 539-3530,www.lostpetresearch.com, e-mail danielle@lostpetresearch.com. Danielle is a certified MAR Technician (since 2008) offering phone consultations, physical searches with her cat detection dog Dante, rental of surveillance cameras & humane traps, lost pet poster design & placement, and assistance trapping skittish lost pets. Phone consultations are available anywhere in the US and Canada, and on-site services are available within 150-miles of South Hadley, MA. If you would like to request Danielle’s help, please fill out a Lost Pet Form on her website.

WINTHROP (Boston), MA: Wandering Tails Pet Recovery, Amy Simione-Garbarino, www.wanderingtails.com, Email:amyg.petrecovery@gmail.com. Amy is a trained MAR technician and is available for phone consults nation-wide. In the Boston Area, she will conduct physical searches and rent equipment, including cameras, cat traps and posters. Amy is in the process of training two search dogs, and they will be available shortly for searches.

Michigan

CLINTON TOWNSHIP (Detroit), MI: Lost Pet Search Solutions, LLC – (586) 703-1096, email Lori@LostPetRecovery.com, Certified MAR Technician. Lost Pet Solutions offers immediate consultations by phone; trapping and surveillance equipment; contact information for shelters, vets, and rescue groups; and shelter checks. They serve the Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties) and will consider travel requests on a case-by-case basis.

GRAND JUNCTION, MI: Matt Elvin - www.tiptoptails.com/lostpets.html. Please e-mail Matt the information requested on his website so he can determine whether a phone consultation and/or physical search might be appropriate. Matt is a certified MAR technician. His search dog (not certified) Mandy, is a cat detection dog. Matt offers fee-based phone consultations ($25 for 2 phone consults of no more than 30 minutes each), and physical searches with Mandy (for cats only) within a 75 mile radius of Grand Junction, MI ($125 for no more than 3 hours, excluding travel time).

HASTINGS, MI: Forked River Missing Animal Response, Certified MAR Technician Tara Walldorff, (269) 948-4054,www.lostadog.com (click on Barry County). This MAR team services the greater Barry County region of Southwest Michigan and has a background in wilderness skills, tracking, search-and-rescue (for lost people), and training search-and-rescue dogs. They offer support and assistance in searching for any species (both domestic pets and livestock) utilizing a variety of search methods, including scent-tracking dogs and specialized equipment.

New Jersey

PAULSBORO (Philadelphia, PA), NJ: Rob Smith - www.helpfindlostpets.com. Rob is a certified MAR Technician who specializes in LOST REPTILES and assists with dogs, cats, and other pets as well. Rob is knowledgeable in the behaviors of various snakes, turtles, tortoises, iguanas, lizards, and other reptiles. You can reach Rob through his web site where he is available for e-mail and phone consultations. Rob is also available for physical searches for missing reptiles within his immediate area.

North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC: Pawsabilities, – Millie Sharpe, www.scenttrackers.com, e-mail milisharpe@bellsouth.net. Millie Sharpe is a certified MAR Technician offering email consultations. ** Search Dogs not available at this time **. She is available on a limited basis.

Pennsylvania

HATFIELD, PA: Detect-A-Pet – Steve Hagey – (215) 997-2687, www.DetectAPetUSA.com, email: info@DetectAPetUSA.com. Full-Time Professional Lost Pet Recovery Specialist & MAR Technician with a proven recovery history. Will travel to your location. Steve Hagey is one of the very first certified MAR technicians (certified in 2005). Steve has extensive lost pet knowledge, expertise, and years of experience in detecting and recovering lost cats and dogs. Services include consultations by phone/email with full plan of action; flyer & poster services involving creation, distribution, and placement guidelines; camera surveillance; and conventional trapping. Also specializing in the recovery of elusive, shy and skittish pets, Steve was the first pet detective to bring the innovative techniques of “Surveillance and Enclosure Capture” to the lost pet situation. Specialized Capture Services by Detect-A-Pet is a proven solution for the recovery of many lost pets. Visit his website for more details and photos.

Texas

AUSTIN, TX: Kim Freeman at LostCatFinder.com, e-mail LostCatFinder@gmail.com. Kim Freeman is a certified MAR Technician specializing in lost cats. Available for phone and email consultations, shelter searches, flyer posting and on-site physical searches in and around Austin, Texas.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX: Lost Pet Specialist: Bonnie Hale, (314) 369-2784, www.LostPetSpecialist.com. Bonnie Hale, a certified MAR Technician, provides lost pet services in the North Texas area. Her search dog Murphy, an Australian shepherd, is trained to detect cats, dogs, and other small animals. Bonnie is available for phone consultations, onsite consultations, lost pet poster design and placement, physical searches, humane trapping, and shelter checks. Although this team works mainly in the greater DFW metro area, they are sometimes available for more distant travel within the U.S.A.

Washington

BOTHELL, WA: Amy Adams, Lost Pet Resources email amy@lostpetresources.com Amy is a certified MAR Technician who has successfully recovered lost cats with her cat detection dog Harley. Based in the Puget Sound area, Amy is available to do on site searches for lost cats within a reasonable distance. She offers consultations by phone/email, neighborhood searches with Cat Detection dog, humane trapping, shelter checks and equipment rental.

DES MOINES, WA: Chris DeLaRosa, www.HelpingLostPetsWA.com is available for phone consultations, e-mail consultations, lost pet poster design & placement, assistance with public awareness campaigns for your lost pet (intersection alerts & tagging cars), wildlife camera and trap rentals, and physical searches within 30 mile radius of Des Moines WA.

NORTH PIERCE COUNTY, WA Bonnie Beltz, Bonnie Beltz, Roaming Paws Lost Pet Services, web:http://www.roamingpawslostpetservices.com/, email: roamingpawsservices@gmail.com Bonnie is a certified MAR Technician who offers nationwide lost pet consultation by phone. In north Pierce County, WA. Bonnie will assistant in humane trapping, wildlife camera placement, tagging of car windows, advice on poster placement and intersection alerts. Conduct and coordinate physical searches for both lost dogs and lost cats. On lost cat searches, Bonnie is proud to work with her partner a certified Cat Detection Dog, named Rita May. Equipment rental also provided (through Missing Pet Partnership).

SEATTLE, WA: Jim Branson, Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue, email jim@3retrievers.com Jim is a certified MAR Technician who has successfully recovered lost dogs and cats with his dogs Kelsy and Komu. Serving the Puget Sound area, Jim is available to do on site searches for lost dogs and cats. Jim offers consultations by phone and email, neighborhood searches with a Cat Detection dog, dog location with a Scent Trailing dog, humane trapping, and equipment rental.

Wyoming

CENTENNIAL (Laramie), WY: Cathy Orde, Cold Nose Investigations, (307) 761-1799, e-mail: ordiewy@aol.com. Cathy is a certified MAR Technician as well as a certified search-and-rescue and drug detection dog handler. She has over six years of experience in working search-and-rescue dogs (area search, human remains detection, drug detection, and trailing), including response to disasters. Cathy is available to assist with shelter checks, trap-and-reunite, phone and email consultations, and physical searches. Cathy’s dog Zoe is dual purpose trained and is used to detect lost cats, trail (track) the scent of lost dogs, and search for various species like hamsters, reptiles, ferrets, etc. If they are available and are called out within two weeks of the pet’s disappearance, Cathy and Zoe are willing to travel anywhere in the USA.

Pet Detectives Outside the USA

Canada

MANITOBA, Holland: Liz Oliver, (204) 526-2844, www.lostpetassistance.ca, email oliverliz@hotmail.com. Liz is a certified MAR Technician and offers telephone consultations which include lost pet behavioral profiling, the development of search plans, advice on public awareness campaigns, poster design and placement guidelines, advice on handling calls and sightings, and discussing recovery techniques. She is available in some areas of southwestern Manitoba for on-site tracking with her scent-specific trained tracking dog, a black labrador retriever. Liz also rents out surveillance cameras, humane cat traps, and humane dog traps in her area and is available to help set them up. She takes an special interest in the recovery of skittish and scared cats and dogs and regularly studies not only their behavior but techniques related to their detection and capture.

ONTARIO, Kitchener/Guelph: Ronda Fraser, (519) 893-0986, email ronda.fraser-trinder@ontario.ca orcgtrinder@sympatico.ca. Ronda, a certified MAR Technician, provides lost pet consultations services in Ontario. Ronda is available for phone and email consultations, including lost pet poster design and placement, recommended search activities and other information.

Ireland

DUBLIN: Robert Kenny, Tel. 085 7360806 or Tel. 087 9130277, www.happytailsdetective.com, emailenquiries@happytailsdetective.com. Robert Kenny manages the first ever pet detective agency in Ireland. With employees strategically located throughout the country, Happy Tails Detective agency conducts hand-on physical searches for lost dogs, cats, and other species using various techniques. Robert received his MAR Technician certification in 2007, two years after launching his successful agency. Happy Tails plans to incorporate MAR search dogs into their services.

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Disclaimer: Missing Pet Partnership does not employ or have any contractual relationship with the MAR Technicians listed on this referral page. Missing Pet Partnership makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the lost pet services provided by these individuals. Missing Pet Partnership does not benefit (profit) from the services offered and refers only the individuals (not their partners or employees) named on this page as a public courtesy. Missing Pet Partnership expressly disclaims all liability for damages or loss of any kind arising out of the use or performance of the services provided by these pet detectives. Inclusion on and removal from our Pet Detective Network are at the sole discretion of Missing Pet Partnership. Please let us know about your experience using any of these resources by filling out the form on the Submit Testimonial page.

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