Halloween Safety Tips

Many families love to include their pets in Halloween festivities. Please consider the following safety precautions! Tighten your pet’s collar before heading out so that you can slip one finger between skin and the collar. Do not use an extendable leash. Use a regular leash. Make sure sure your pet has a pet ID tag…

Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Missouri Lost & Found Paws! I want to sincerely thank my long time partner in crime, Tina Roe, who keeps me grounded, centered and focused 🙂 Thank you to my incredible mentor, Bev Kreinbrook for all of her guidance through the years. Thank you to our mom and daughter team, Annisa Wileman…

4th of July Prevention

Please. Help us at Missouri Lost & Found Paws keep pets *safe* during fireworks season 🎇🎆. Help us get the word out to other pet owners to raise awareness. 4th of July is when our team gets put through the ringer. The number of lost and found pets takes a significant spike now that the…

Missouri Storm Preparedness – Part 5

In preparation our Missouri Spring storms, please read and share this information to help raise awareness with other pet owners. Most folks have smartphone these days, right? No one plans to lose a pet.  It happens due accidental circumstances.  Seize the day right now as you are reading this article to exercise preparedness for the…

Missouri Storm Preparedness – Part 4

Did you know that many pets will escape during storms through open windows?  Even those with screens!  As a pet becomes frightened, they will do anything they can to escape what is creating anxiety.  That includes, busting through a screened in window, or a window with a small opening.  Where there is a will, there…

Missouri Storm Preparedness – Part 3

We have horrible storms coming this weekend. Please help wandering pets in the area by taking them to the closest shelter nearby. Our team at Missouri Lost & Found Paws has seen many occasions where a found pet is taken to a shelter far away from its home.  This makes it very hard for an owner to…

Missouri Storm Preparedness – Part 2

Check ’em once, check ’em twice is what we say at Missouri Lost & Found Paws.  With gusty winds blowing around us in Missouri this week, our team wants to alert our pet owner friends to exercise caution before letting pets outside. Gusty winds are notorious for blowing sections of fences down or blowing fence…

Missouri Storm Preparedness – Part 1

We at Missouri Lost & Found Paws are very proud to provide our community based service to help owners of lost pets and Good Samaritans of found pets.  But we strongly also believe in preventative education.   After all, it would please us to our souls if we could have a positive impact on raising awareness…

Invisible Fence Awareness

When is the last time you replaced the batteries on your dog’s collars for the invisible fence?  Did you know that the general recommendation by manufacturers is to replace the batteries every 3 months? Things That Affect Battery Life The expected life of invisible fence batteries can vary based on a number of factors: How often your dog…

Storm Safety Planning for Pets

It’s that time of the year! Missouri thunderstorm and tornado season!   What’s your preventative measures or disaster plan for your pets?   What do you have packed and ready to go?

Who’s Watching Who?

Before you leave your pet with a sitter (whether the sitter is a pro or family/friend), go thru our Preventative checklist below! Is your pet wearing a collar with ID tags that are easy to read and up to date? Is your pet’s collar too loose?  Use the “two finger” rule: Once the pet’s collar is…

Missing since November 2016 in St Louis! REUNITED!

A German Shepherd missing since November 2016 was reunited in St Louis today, January 6, 2018 – thanks to his microchip! Holy moly!! So many people have pets with microchips but they have never registered them or updated them with current contact info. Your microchip is essentially worthless to help your pet if you don’t…