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A phone consultation is often the quickest way to receive assistance finding a lost pet.  If you later decide to purchase on-site assistance, the phone consultation is deducted from the on-site fee.

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Submit a Lost Pet Form

A Lost Pet Form is the fastest way to a schedule on-site services or receive an on-site estimate.  On-site assistance is available in MA, RI, CT and parts of NY, VT and NH.

Why Choose Lost Pet Research & Recovery?

Me and DanteDanielle Robertson, owner of Lost Pet Research and Recovery, has been helping people find their missing pets since 2009. Her cat detection dog Dante has been finding missing cats since 2010.

She has a B.A. in wildlife ecology and received training as a Missing Animal Response Technician through Missing Pet Partnership, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners/guardians.

To learn more about Danielle and Dante, visit the About page or click on the tabs above.

Visit the Testimonials page to see what past clients have to say.

Phone Consultations are available anywhere in the US with limited availability beyond.  Consultations can often be scheduled the same day or the following day after they are purchased.

On-Site Assistance is primarily available within 100-miles of South Hadley, MA (near Springfield).  This includes most of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and parts of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.  I also work as an EMT two to three days a week so my availability is variable.  For current availability, please submit a Lost Pet Form.  On-site services will be scheduled as soon as an On-Site Services Reservation is received.

Many volunteer and even professional lost pet recovery specialists (a.k.a. pet detectives) have minimal knowledge and training in both domestic and wild animal behavior. Danielle Robertson has a B.A. in Wildlife Ecology and has worked as a wildlife biologist, environmental consultant, and veterinary assistant. She became certified as a Missing Animal Response Technician through Missing Pet Partnership in 2008, and she continues to study dog and cat behavior through seminars and the scientific literature.

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Lost Pet Research Blog

A recent study found that as many as 15% of cats and dogs will go missing at least once.  Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of accurate information on lost pet behavior available on the internet.  The mission of Lost Pet Research & Recovery is to find, organize, and share useful and reliable information relating to the search and recovery of lost pets.  This blog contains summaries of research articles obtained from the scientific literature and my own research projects covering numerous topics including cat and dog behavior, GPS & radio-tracking devices, trapping & surveillance techniques, and predator behavior.

About Lost Pet Research & Recovery

Lost Pet Research and Recovery is a lost pet search and recovery business that provides both phone consultations and on-site assistance for missing pets.  Lost pet phone consultations are available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  Outside of the United States, phone consultations are only available via Skype.

On-site  assistance is generally available within 100 miles of South Hadley Falls, MA (near Springfield).  On-site services include searches with cat detection dog, rental of surveillance cameras (a.k.a.  wildlife cameras) and humane traps and assistance trapping skittish hard-to-trap lost pets.

Disclaimer:  Danielle Robertson, owner of Lost Pet Research & Recovery, is not a licensed private investigator (as defined in M.G.L. Chapter 147 Section 22) although she may be referred to as a “pet detective.”  As such, she does not provide investigative services and Client is advised to hire a licensed private investigator if they require these services such as if you suspect that your pet has been stolen.  Danielle provides education on lost pet behavior, physical searches similar to search and rescue operations, and assistance with capture of loose pets.