Top 26 Lost Pet Websites! To Help Get Your Pet Back Home

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Losing your beloved pet can be heartbreaking, and finding them can be challenging. 1 in 3 pets goes missing (30%) in their lifetime, but fortunately, in today’s digital age, pet recovery services are an invaluable resource for their recovery.


Having comprehensive databases, microchipping, GPS tags, and information ID tags all help in recovering your beloved lost pet, with 15% of lost pets are reunited with their owners thanks to technologies like tracking tags, microchips, and GPS trackers. Coupled with traditional methods such as neighborhood canvassing, flyers, posters, and advertisements, pet recovery websites are essential in aiding the recovery of a lost or missing pet. 

Here are the top 26 websites where you can list your lost pets and find them.

1. PawMaw


PawMaw is a lost pet recovery website that helps reunite lost pets with their family members. With a success rate of 85%, they are good at what they do. If you have lost your cherished pet, don't hesitate to list it immediately on PawMaw. Your lost pet listing gets posted as a featured post on their website. PawMaw has a feature called PawMaw Alert; once the alert is activated, thousands are alerted, which makes your search more effective. 


PawMaw has created an approach that allows them to quickly get in touch with worried neighbors in the neighborhood where the pet went missing. This increases public awareness of lost and found pets, which is easier and more efficient than searching for them on your own. Your chances of locating your pet are increased because their system contributes to the creation of an active neighborhood search.

2. Pet FBI


Pet FBI is one of the first web-based lost-and-found pet databases. It was started in 1998 by Maresa Fanelli in Ohio, who was distressed by the experience of attempting to find a missing pet of her own and wanted to establish a platform of aggregated information. The Pet FBI is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization. They have created action plans on how to find lost dogs, cats, and other pets that help equip family members with information on their lost pets.

3. Craigslist



Craigslist is the best platform to post about a lost or found pet. With a truly global outreach, posting about your lost pet or found pet on Craigslist increases the chances of finding your beloved pet. 


To post a lost pet on Craigslist, follow these steps:




4. Petco Love 

Perco Love started in 1999 as the Petco Foundation and changed its name to Petco Love in April 2021. In the 25 years it has been operational, Petco Love has had 34k pet reunions, 6.80 million pet adoptions, 2.20 million vaccines distributed, and 4k animal welfare partners. 

5. PetAmberAlert



PetAmberAlert issues a nationwide Amber Alert when you lodge a report with them regarding your lost pet. In three easy steps, a nationwide alert is sent out in search of your lost pet. With a success rate of 77%, they issue immediate alerts via Phone, Fax, Facebook, and Twitter to hundreds of neighbors and pet-care businesses.

6. PetHub



Founded in 2010 by Tom Arnold, PetHub is the original digital pet ID tag with a QR code, and 96% of pets were successfully reunited within 24 hours. You can register your pet's vital information, including license & rabies tag numbers, microchip numbers, vaccination records, and emergency contacts. The tags have a QR code, so your pet's ID can be scanned using a smartphone. And if one does not have a smartphone, they can call the 24/7 Lost Pet call center.

7. 24PetWatch



24PetWatch is a pet protection service where you can register your pet's microchip and connect it with your contact information so that if your pet is ever lost, you or a kind Samaritan can find your cherished pet. They offer three different pet protection plans with a multitude of benefits that you can access for the betterment of your pet. 

8. My Lost Pet Alert


My Lost Pet Alert is a lost pet recovery service that uses fax alerts, phone alerts, and social media alerts, especially Facebook alerts, to find your lost pet. You can choose from their free plan or paid services to send alerts. 

9. The Center for Lost Pets



The Center for Lost Pets is a privately funded, free service that is a central location for lost and found pets. A dedicated team of shelter managers, natural disaster experts, and veterinarians has been running this center for more than 20 years. The goal is to create a platform where people can connect.

10. Animal Search UK



Animal Search UK has been helping people find lost pets since 1999. This service is free, although it has some paid plans that your pet insurance can cover. You can pre-register your pet's microchip, which makes it easier to locate in the event that it goes missing. 

11. Connecticut Humane Society



Gertrude O. Lewis, a Hartford High School senior, founded the Connecticut Humane Society in 1881 to protect animals, pets, and livestock. Over the years, it has stayed at the forefront of animal welfare. If you have found a pet in Connecticut, take it to any of CHS's locations and have its microchips scanned to locate the owner. If you have lost your pet, contact CHS to see if anyone has brought in a lost pet. 

12. Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control



Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control serves Fayette County in the state of Kentucky. They are committed to providing efficient, superior animal control services for the community, where Animal Control Officers and Animal Care Teams attend to the needs of the community by promptly answering aid requests, offering the best possible care for animals in need, helping lost pets find their owners, and encouraging responsible pet ownership. 

13. PetKey



PetKey was established in 2003. You can register your pet's microchip with PetKey, and if your pet is lost, an alert will be issued and spread in your community, shelters, vets, pet businesses, and members within a 25-mile radius of where your pet was last seen. Ensure your contact information is up-to-date so that when the alert is issued, you can be reached as soon as your pet is found or located. 

14. PetRadar



Although PetRadar is relatively new, it has helped over 11347 pets be reunited with their families. It is operational in 91 countries and is expanding. PetRadar uses sponsored posts on social media to get the maximum reach within your community. It will also post your lost pet on its website and help you make a printable poster with a QR code for quick and easy access to information.

15. Nextdoor


Nextdoor is a hyperlocal social networking service for neighborhoods. You can create a Nextdoor account and post a lost pet post on their newsfeed that will be seen by all Nextdoor users, which increases the chances of your pet being found. You can also check your newsfeed to see if anyone in your neighborhood has created a listing for a found pet. 


Find lost pets on Nextdoor with these tips:



16. PawBoost



Founded in 2014, PawBoost has helped 1.6 million pets be reunited with their families. PawBoost has a dedicated group called The Rescue Squad™ composed of volunteers, pet owners, shelter workers, and veterinarians, totaling 4,266,208 people. 


17. Lost Pet Services, Inc. 



Lost Pet Services Inc. was originally a Facebook group started by Patty Giarrusso in 2013 called Lost and Found Pet 941, which today hosts around 52,000 members. They have a detailed action plan for a lost pet or a found pet. They also have a special project called the PAWS Project, which is a veterinary assistance program, along with other pet resources that can be very useful for pet owners.

18. Home Again Pet Recovery



Home Again Pet Recovery is a platform where you can register your pet's microchip, and your pet's ID will get scanned if they ever get lost and are found by kind Samaritans. A network of over three million pet rescuers, animal shelters, and doctors who will be notified if your pet goes missing is available with their Premium Membership. Additionally, you can print posters for lost pets, obtain medical advice around the clock, and receive help with travel if your pet is found far from home.

19.  Kitsap Humane Society 



The Kitsap Humane Society facilitates the reunion of owners and lost animals.

Pet owners must update their pet registration and contact details, microchip, license, and animal ID tags. Having current identification is the most excellent method of guaranteeing that your pet is found and returned to you. 

20. LostMyKitty



LostMyKitty started its journey in 2009 with a proven track record of 191158 reunions since its inception. They also deal with lost dogs and other pets. You can create a free listing for your lost pet that is emailed and faxed to over 25 local shelters, vets, and rescue groups, or 'supercharge' your listing to include an "Amber Alert," additional mailings, and Facebook advertisements. LostMyKitty has over 35k rescue groups in their network, increasing the chances of finding your lost pet. 

21.  FindToto



FindToto patented the pet alert concept in 2007 and has reunited over 10,000 pets over the years. Their services are divided into three separate packages: rural areas, suburban areas, and metro areas. You complete the lost pet information, select 'Toto Alert Package,' and then neighbors are alerted via phone and social media within minutes. 

22.  Lost Dogs of America



Lost Dogs of America is a nationwide Facebook page network spanning all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is a free service partnered with PetFBI. Since its reach is nationwide, if you have lost a pet in your district, you can list your missing pet on the state page. If the state page is not available, you can issue your report with PetFBI.org.

23. NOCO Humane



NOCO Humane is a comprehensive animal welfare service in Larimer and Weld counties. It also deals with lost and found pets in the counties. If your pet is lost, you can visit the shelter and see if anyone has brought it in. If they do not have your pet, they will assist you in creating a lost report and monitor their website's lost and found pages in hopes of locating it. 

24. ASPCA



The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ASPCA) launched an app to help owners find lost pets. Experts in animal care created the app, which provides owners with a customized kit that contains a detailed action checklist with numerous suggestions based on the owner's profile. The app lets owners launch an online and offline search, increasing the chances of recovering their lost pet. The app also boasts an exciting feature: offering weather-related advice, as bad weather, such as storms, is why many pets run away. It offers tips to help owners prepare, handle, and help pets recover after intense storms or disasters. 

25.  Lost Pet Recovery Service, AKC Reunite



Join the over 10 million pet owners who trust the Lost Pet Recovery Service if their pet goes missing by enrolling their pet's microchip with AKC Reunite. They are available around the clock, 365 days a year, to assist in reuniting you with your lost pet, and there are no annual fees! They have helped over 685,000 lost pets find their way home.

26. LostMyDoggie



LostMyDoggie is a lost pet recovery service that started its journey in 2009 and, since then, has reunited over 19,4870 lost pets, with a success rate of 85%. The site has 3 packages available: Free, $54.95, and $94.95. The packages include a free fax and email “Animal Alert”. 


Less than 23% of lost pets are reunited with their owners, but with the help of pet recovery service websites, neighborhood searches, advertisements, microchipping, ID tags and GPS tracking, we can attempt to ensure that lost pets are reunited with their families. 

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