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…

Lost & Found Pet Pages on Facebook – Updates Needed

Did you know that we have a list of Facebook pages and Facebook groups dedicated to lost and found pets?  The list has been compiled manually and provides a breakdown by state.  It also provides a list of resources that provide national coverage. The purpose of this resource is to help owners and those who have found…

Found dog reunited six days later 30 miles away.

This elderly dog was found in O’Fallon, MO.  For reasons unknown, he was taken to a shelter/rescue organization 30 miles away in House Springs, MO. The following is the post from the Good Samaritan who found the dog: A community member who lives in the area where the dog was found hung found dog signs…

They Are Not The Enemy

Missouri Lost & Found Paws would like to take a moment and share our thoughts about  shelters and animal control facilities. Our shelters and animal control facilities are NOT the enemy. As we have mentioned since the inception of St Louis, Missouri Lost & Found Paws,  Missouri Lost & Found Paws and its community is focused…

Have an invisible fence?

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…

Why Nextdoor.com helps lost and found pets get home

Thanks to one of our admins, Tina Roe, for introducing many of us to this amazing service! For our newest followers, if you have not heard of Nextdoor or the NextDoor app, it is a great venue to post lost and found pets.  Join Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, and start connecting with…

Reflecting upon 2017

On behalf of our Missouri Lost & Found Paws team, we would like to share a special message to all those who came our way in 2017.

Calling the microchip company should be one of the first things you do

Has your pet gone missing? Is your pet lost?  Yes. Is your pet microchipped?  Yes?  Fantastic! It is absolutely critical that you contact your microchip company ASAP as soon as your pet goes missing.  And we do mean, right away! Why? Most individuals who find pets will take the pet to have it checked for…

Check shelters in person, it’s that important

Due to overcrowded shelters, it is not possible for shelter workers to keep up with details of all animals in its care. Please do not rely on verbal descriptions of pets to determine whether your lost loved one is in the shelter or animal control facility. One person may describe a dog as a lab…