Pet Detectives


Lost Pet Research & Recovery offers lost pet phone consultations throughout the US and on-site services in the northeastern US including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York.  To request assistance finding your lost pet, please fill out a Lost Pet Form.

Missing Pet Partnership (a national non-profit group dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners) provides a Pet Detective Directory of people who have completed their Missing Animal Response Technician training program.

Please note that while individuals may be referred to as “pet detectives,” only some of them are licensed private investigators.  Generally “pet detectives” provide education on lost pet behavior, physical searches similar to search and rescue operations, and assistance with capture of loose pets.  Those that are not licensed PI’s generally do not provide investigative services and if you suspect that your missing pet was stolen, you should contact a licensed PI.