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Missing Pet Partnership (MPP) is an educational organization and does not endorse any individuals or companies listed in the Pet Detective Directory and makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy or completeness of the information or the products or services provided by the individuals or companies listed here. This Directory is a compilation of contact information of individuals who have completed the Missing Animal Response Technician (MAR tech) training from MPP or a similar training offered by Kat Albrecht (founder of MPP), but MPP does not examine, determine or warrant the competence of any pet detective listed in the Directory beyond completion of the training. The Directory is provided simply as a courtesy and MPP assumes no liability in making this contact information available to the general public. Users of this referral tool explicitly agree to hold MPP harmless from complaints, damages or actual loss incurred as a result of information or referrals obtained here. MPP does not endorse or indemnify any individual listing or their business.
The MPP Pet Detective Directory is strictly confidential and for the use of pet owners in search of a professional or volunteer pet detective or for listing members to locate other members. Solicitation of MPP members for any reason is strictly forbidden, except as approved by the Board of Directors. Failure to comply will result in loss of membership and violators are subject to prosecution under copyright law statutes.
How to Find a Pet Detective using the Directory
The easiest way to find a pet detective that can assist you in your area is to click on the state or province where you live (or where your pet went missing if away from home). This will bring up a map with markers for all the pet detectives in that state and those willing to travel to that state. If you need specialized services, such as a tracking/trailing dog or assistance catching a shy, hard-to-trap animal, then you may want to use the Advanced Search form. Please note that Missing Pet Partnership does not employ the Missing Animal Response (MAR) Technicians listed in this directory and some of those listed are businesses that charge for their services.
If you click on a state/province, this will bring up a map with markers for all the pet detectives in that state AND those willing to travel to that state.
- United States (32)
- Alabama (2)
- Arizona (4)
- Arkansas (2)
- California (4)
- Colorado (2)
- Connecticut (5)
- Delaware (2)
- Florida (2)
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- Illinois (2)
- Indiana (1)
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- Kentucky (2)
- Louisiana (3)
- Maine (2)
- Maryland (2)
- Massachusetts (4)
- Michigan (1)
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi (2)
- Missouri (1)
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- Nevada (2)
- New Hampshire (2)
- New Jersey (3)
- New Mexico (3)
- New York (3)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota (1)
- Ohio (4)
- Oklahoma (2)
- Oregon (2)
- Pennsylvania (6)
- Rhode Island (2)
- Tennessee (2)
- Texas (5)
- Utah (2)
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia (2)
- Washington (1)
- Washington DC (2)
- West Virginia (2)
- Wisconsin (1)
- Canada (5)
Pet PI is the first Private Investigation Agency in Florida specializing exclusively in reuniting lost or missing cats and dogs with their loved ones.
Special interests in profiling and recovery of skittish, xenophobic cats and dogs. Regularly studying displaced animal behavior, techniques of detection and humane methods of capture.
Please complete the lost pet form that applies to your situation on my website and I will contact you as quickly as possible: https://www.mypetpi.com
President Tammy Wozniak-Reed is a Florida Licensed Private Investigator #C-1300249 and Certified Missing Animal Response Technician. (MAR)
PET PI llc, Florida Private Investigation Agency #A-1300239
Susan Long uses her investigative knowledge and police background to help find lost pets. She is tenacious when it comes to finding lost furry family members, and has an extreme attention to detail. She works a team of two dogs that include a husky named Sailor and a dachshund mix named Tracker, who is the perfect size for tight spots. Susan primarily covers areas in Texas and the Southern Region of the United States, but is available to travel further to help find lost pets. Susan worked in law enforcement for over 20 years and worked her first lost pet case in 2008 with Pet Search and Rescue before taking time off to focus on family. She has been a Private Investigator in the State of California for over 10 years. She is back on the case to help people find their lost pets and completed the Missing Animal Response Technician Training. Services available (with travel) in many states in the US.
Pure Gold Pet Trackers provides tracking with scent-specific pet only (no human SAR) tracking dogs, lost pet consultations, poster design, lost pet profiling, humane trap and trail camera rentals, and specialty trapping for hard to catch animals.
A dog trainer and behaviorist for more than 20 years Amy lost one of her dogs in 2013. Having initially had misconceptions about lost dog behavior she had to re-evaluate her approach to the search. Throughout the search many other lost dogs were located, pursued and captured aiding Rowen in developing keen instincts and skills in lost/loose dog recovery. Subsequent to the recovery of her lost dog Amy chose to continue to aid others in effective, efficient searches for their lost loved one. Rowen works with scent working dogs when possible and also provides workshops to educate others in successful methods in lost dog recovery. Equipment such as traps, thermal imaging devices, trail cameras and more is available for rent.
Lost dog profiling, terrain assessment, scent working dogs, specialized equipment aid in successful recovery of lost and loose dogs.
Liz Oliver is a certified MAR Technician and specializes in the tracking of lost pets with her scent-specific trained tracking dog, a black labrador retriever. Always with safety in mind so as not to disturb any lost pets in hiding, Liz and her dog work to locate the direction of travel. She currently works with lost cats (and some dogs) in southern Manitoba. Liz also can loan out surveillance cameras and humane cat traps in her area and is available to help set them up. She takes a special interest in the recovery of skittish and scared cats and regularly studies not only their behavior but techniques related to their detection and capture. She works on a volunteer basis from March through October.
Please go to http://www.greatnoses.info and click on the “Contact Us” page to send me information about your lost pet. Because there are a lot of details to exchange at this point, email is the best way for us to communicate, and I WILL respond to your message promptly.
So that you know what to expect:
• finding a lost pet can take a lot of physical and emotional work—on your part and mine
• it’s rare to actually find the lost pet on either a dog-supported or humans-only search—either kind of search is just one part of a variety of search & rescue strategies
• the search will help focus your follow-up work; with my email/phone support you will need to make & post flyers and/or posters, maintain feeding stations, borrow/buy a game camera to monitor feeding stations and traps, visit shelters, and maybe more
• your follow-up work is the MOST important part of getting your pet home again
Jane Bowers and her company Dogs of Distinction Canine Training Inc. provide services to reunite lost or missing pets with their families through consultations, search management and with assistance from search dogs.
Jane is a certified Missing Animal Response Technician (MAR tech) and spent 17 years working for Customs Border Services and in joint teams with US Homeland Security and the RCMP. She spent a further 8 years working as an Animal Control Officer and Bylaw Enforcement Officer for large and small municipalities.
She has a degree in Psychology and is a certified trainer and certified behavioral consultant for both dogs and cats.
Jane is the content creator of the online course Assessing and Interpreting Dog Behaviour, (hosted by the Canadian Police Knowledge Network) which is a course for law enforcement personnel who meet unfamiliar dogs in the course of their duties.
Phone consultation available in and around Northern California. Advice given on effective search techniques. Assistance provided with microchip registry search, lost reporting, and registration updating. Advice and support provided for checking local animal shelters and lost reporting. Referrals provided to fee-based pet detectives and search dog handlers as needed.
Laura is a trained MAR Technician with 10 years experience in assisting owners in locating lost pets. Over the years I have established a network with other Missing Animal Response Teams throughout Southern Ontario, & often collaborate with various Animal Control Agencies to bring missing pets home safely and quickly. Offering telephone/email consultations, poster design /placement, mapping & tracking, humane trapping and surveillance. Specializing in hard to capture pets and those truly lost souls who have no families looking for them. I have designed and built several large sensor activated pen traps similar to the Missy trap which has proven to be invaluable in securing hard to capture pets.
LITTLE ROCK, AR: The Feline Finders – Lisa Willems, (501) 993-1999, www.thefelinefinders.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa is a certified MAR Technician who specializes in finding lost cats. Lisa offers phone consultations, on-site searches with her search dogs, and is willing to fly or drive to work searches throughout the USA.
Real-life Pet Detective Annalisa Berns found her purpose when she adopted a dog from the shelter. She is a true animal lover whose passion is helping find lost pets. As seen in O, The Oprah Magazine and on Animal Planet. Berns is a Licensed Private Investigator who has worked in the filed to find lost pets for 11 years. Services available (with travel) in many states in the US.
Volunteer services include phone consultations, poster design and placement, on site lost pet services including camera and humane trapping equipment. Carol is a volunteer member of Dog Star Rescue and Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers. All calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours of a request.
Where Is Jack? Inc. was created to educate the public on how pet guardians can protect their pets from the dangers of flying on commercial US airlines. We also respond (either by physical means or counseling in remote situations) to cases of animals lost by airlines and inside airports, both domestic and foreign.
Jim Berns has been on over 435 searches since 2004 with his team of Search Dogs including K9 Samantha. Jim works a team of 2-3 rescued Search Dogs including Bloodhounds. Jim has been on Disney, featuring his work with Search Dogs used to find lost pets. Services available (with travel) in many states in the US.
SMART is a group available to phone consultations, on site assistance and search dogs for many types of missing pets in the New England area.
Pet Detective with 3 years experience in Missing Animal Response. Services offered: Phone Consult, On-Site Consult, On-Site Search, Poster and Flyer Design and Distribution, Use and Monitoring of Wildlife Cameras and Humane Traps of Various Sizes (cats/small dogs up to Mastiff/Great Dane/etc).
Wandering Tails Pet Recovery is available for phone and email consultations nationwide if you have lost your dog or cat. Within the Boston area, we conduct physical searches for your lost pet. We also provide posters, cameras and traps. For lost cats, we do have a cat detection dog that assists in the search.
Offering lost pet services throughout the USA. On site searches with K-9 team, phone consultations. If your pet was stolen, I am unable to assist you.
Lost Pet Specialist, Bonnie Hale, provides lost pet services in Texas and most adjacent states. Services include initial consultation (free), onsite searches with trained search dogs, and in-depth phone consultations.
Luzerne County Pet Recovery Services has 2 trained MAR(Missing Animal Response) Technicians that have been tracking, trapping and recovering lost pets for years. Luzerne County Pet Recovery Services is based in Northeastern, Pennsylvania in Luzerne County. The service was started because of a need in the community to help owners of lost pets.
Tracey is also coordinator for our Luzerne County Animal Response Team, which assists animals during natural or man-made emergencies/disasters with training on Large Animal Rescue (Horses, Pigs, Cows and Sheep), Emergency Animal Sheltering and various required FEMA courses. Tracey is also a Humane Police Officer for a local animal shelter and recently has been given the Local Heroes Award for Animal Rescue by the American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter.
Jeff began assisting his wife a few years ago in finding lost pets and earlier this year (2016) decided to take the MAR course. He is also a volunteer for the Luzerne County Animal Response Team with training on Large Animal Rescue (Horses, Pigs, Cows and Sheep), Emergency Animal Sheltering and various required FEMA courses.
We both share a wonderful passion together as husband and wife to save animal lives. No pet deserves to feel like they have been abandoned. We take great pride in volunteering our time for all the amazing lost pets we can help. We continually stay in-touch with all of our success stories and lost pet families. Some even decide to help and volunteer their time to help others who have lost their furry family members.
I offer you my experience, skills and knowledge to assist owners of missing pets to use their time and money efficiently to locate their lost pet safely. I offer phone consultations nationally to give effective search and recovery advice. Locally I coordinate and conduct aggressive searches for missing pets. I am skilled in recovering dogs others deemed to be hard to capture. I have a Certified Cat Detection dog Rita May, that assists on lost cat searches and recoveries.
Linda is a trained MAR technician and is available for phone and email consultations. Will conduct searches for lost dogs, cats, and other species; generally, within a 150 mile radius. She offers strategy coaching, lost pet poster design & placement, help conduct physical searches, rent cameras, humane traps and other equipment, and when appropriate, use her trained search dog.
Trained by K9 Pet Trackers/Missing Pet Partnership, I volunteer search tips and assistance to people who have lost their pets locally and consult on cases at a distance. Included are tips for flyer and poster creation, tips and techniques for searching based on nature and location of loss and pet temperament, networking, notification of law enforcement, equipment suggestions and coaching for searchers. No one should feel desperate and alone when their furkids go missing. There is work to be done and people need to "search smart."
Our group of volunteers consult with missing pets, additionally we network across social media and media sources. We also are in the field, putting up posters, searching, trapping, surveying, etc. We are a non-profit group and do not charge for our services.
Landa Coldiron is a two-time award-winning bloodhound handler and brings twelve years of in-field experience to lost pets searches. Her bloodhounds have won the CVMA Animal Hall of Fame Award and the 2015 AHA Search Dog of the Year Award.
Landa works under two private investigators. Forensic testing is available.
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I am willing to answer requests for help as quickly as possible. I can advise on strategy development; poster creation and lost/found pet campaigns. I am willing to assist in a variety of activities, fliers, posters, locally.
I will assist in an advisory capacity for those cases that are a distance from my home base.
My own lost dog Rudy, dragged me into the lost pet world. I wanted every piece of information that I could obtain in order to help to bring him home. I found that the more I advocated for him, the more people surfaced requesting information and resources that have not been available in our state.
I am Rudy's voice; he and I advocate for the rights and efforts necessary to recover all lost pets. As a participant in the Delaware Animal Welfare Task Force. I submitted a written proposal as well as a personal presentation to establish a statewide lost and found pet registry. I have collaborated in the development of that registry. While the registry is still in the infancy stage, it did go live in January 2016. It is my hope that other states will follow. Then all states can connect the dots and form one nationwide lost and found pet registry!
Services offered: consultation, poster design, ground search, investigation & recovery of lost pets.
Service area: Dufferin County Ontario & surrounds
LOST CAT FINDER -- Kim Freeman is a certified MAR Technician specializing in lost cats. Available for phone & email consultations, strategy coaching, feline profiling, shelter searches, flyer posting and on-site physical searches.
Offers instant search guides: "How to Find a Lost Cat" and a "How-to" video, both available via Amazon and on her website: http://www.lostcatfinder.com
Log of recent found cat photos and testimonials are on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LostCatFinder
As an individual certified in Missing Animal Response, I, along with my team of volunteers, will apply all available resources and knowledge to reunite owners with their lost beloved pets. I am also a Certified Veterinary Assistant, which enables me to give proper emergency medical care, if needed, when any animal is found. Hound Hunters believes that lost pet owners are suffering enough with the loss of their pet, therefore there is absolutely NO charge for our services. As the founder, I dedicate ALL of my time to bring your dog home where he/she belongs! There is NO other service comparable to Hound Hunters in the region. Most other groups who search for lost dogs, either charge an exorbitant rate, or do so in their "free time", and NONE of the volunteer groups has anyone with any of my appropriate, invaluable training in lost dog search and recovery.
Lost Pet Research & Recovery offers phone consultations, physical searches with a cat detection dog, rental of surveillance cameras & humane traps, lost pet poster design & placement, and assistance trapping skittish lost pets including specialized capture of hard-to-trap animals. Phone consultations are available anywhere in the US and may be available beyond the US using Skype. On-site services are available within 100-miles of South Hadley, MA (near Springfield). Danielle Robertson is a certified Missing Animal Response Technician (2008) with a background in animal behavior and wildlife biology. To request help, please fill out a Lost Pet Form on the Lost Pet Research website.
May 2017 - Search dog temporarily unavailable
Helping to reunite lost pets with the owners that love them. MAR trained Pet detective, Lost Pet Recovery Specialist. My goal is to get your baby back home to you! I've personally been in your shoes before, so I get it. Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LostPetSAR
Karen is a trained MAR Technician and has attended several search dog seminars throughout her dog training career, including the K-9 Boot Camp. Karen’s lost pet services through Farmington Valley Lost Pet Recovery include: phone and e-mail consultations for dogs, cats and other animals; effective flyer design and placement recommendations; sightings mapping; and trapping. Karen primarily works in the Farmington Valley area of CT.
Our approach assesses the individual animal’s profile, environment and history. Once we’ve used this information to rule out unlikely scenarios, we can determine the most appropriate recovery plan. An animal’s individual plan may include a number of approaches, including a physical search of the area, surveillance, live traps, drop traps, and/or a detection dog.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP (Detroit), MI: Lost Pet Search Solutions, LLC – (586) 703-1096, email Lori@LostPetRecovery.com, Certified MAR Technician. Lost Pet Solutions offers consultations by phone; trapping and surveillance equipment; contact information for shelters, vets, and rescue groups. They serve the Detroit area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties) and will consider supporting other location requests on a case-by-case basis.
Trained Missing Animal Response Technician and Licensed Private Investigator that Ontario Pet Detective provides missing pet research and recovery consulting, equipment and services in Ontario, Canada.
The Retrievers is a Minnesota-based all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing lost dog support services for rescues and individual dog owners. Services include:
1. Search Strategy and Consultation
2. Awareness Generation Assistance
3. Humane Capture of Skittish Dogs
4. Lost Dog Prevention Education
The Retrievers created the Missy Trap and the Raytripper electronic gate triggering system, two innovations that have proven highly successful at capturing skittish dogs, even those that will not enter a conventional trap. Our designs are shared freely with the public, and we have helped owners nationwide build and successfully use their own Missy Trap and Raytripper. Tutorials and schematics can be found in the Resources area of our website.
More on the Retrievers here: <a href="http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-group-goes-high-tech-to-help-owners-find-missing-dogs/394841141/"Minnesota Group Goes High Tech to Help Owners Find Missing Dogs
Lost Pet Tracker offers the combined expertise of three Missing Animal Response Technicians: Consultant Sarah Bolin, K-9 Handler Judy Britton & Private Investigator Tony Suggs offer Comprehensive Pet Recovery Services of Lost, Stolen and Missing Animals throughout the Continental United States and beyond.