Is Your Dog or Cat Missing?

Learn how to find them quickly using effective, science-based lost pet recovery methods

Losing a four-legged family member is an incredibly stressful experience.  You are undoubtedly concerned for their safety and may be unsure about how to find them.  If you have been searching but haven't gotten any leads or feel like you have already tried "everything," you may be feeling hopeless.  

The services and online resources provided by Lost Pet Research & Recovery can teach you effective, proven lost pet recovery techniques and give you renewed hope for finding your lost pet.  

How to Find
a Lost Dog

Search dog Dante

How to Find a Lost
Indoor-Only Cat

Hiding cat

How to Find a Lost
Outdoor-Access Cat

How to Find a Cat
Lost Away From Home

Learn More About Services and Online Resources Available to Find Your Lost Pet

Lost pet guides, search plans and checklists

Available as instant PDF downloads and password protected web pages


Free - 29.99

  • FREE Search Checklists
  • Trapping and Camera Checklists
  • Search Plans
  • Lost Pet Recovery Guides
  • Lost Pet Recovery Online Instructions
on-site assistance

Available in parts of MA and CT



and up

  • Everything in the Phone Consultation
  • Physical Searches
  • Rental of Cameras and Traps
  • Assistance Trapping
  • Additional Phone/Email Support

Interested in On-Site Assistance?

Submitting a Lost Pet Form is the fastest way to schedule on-site assistance or receive an on-site estimate.

On-site services are primarily available within 25 miles of South Hadley, Massachusetts (near Springfield).  Limited availability up to 50 miles.

Why Choose Lost Pet Research & Recovery?

  • Experience
  • Availability
  • education

Unlike many pet detectives, I am currently focused full-time on finding lost pets and can often schedule services the same day or the following day. A Lost Pet Form is the fastest way to schedule on-site services.

Phone Consultations are available anywhere in the United States. Beyond the US, consultations may be conducted via web conference. Consultations can often be scheduled the same day or the following day after they are purchased. Email consultations are available anywhere in the world.

 On-Site Assistance is primarily available within 25-miles of South Hadley, MA (near Springfield).  This includes parts of Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties in Massachusetts and parts of Hartford County, Connecticut.  Limited availability up to 50-miles.  For current availability, please submit a Lost Pet Form

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.  Find the full blog menu here.

About Lost Pet Research & Recovery

Lost Pet Research and Recovery is a lost pet search and recovery business that provides online resources, consultations and on-site assistance for missing pets. Lost pet phone and email 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 web-conference.

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.