Schedule Your Lost Dog Consultation and Get Help Now

Losing your dog can feel overwhelming and hopeless, but it doesn't have to be

  • You may feel overwhelmed.  There's an endless amount of lost dog advice on the internet and from those around you.  Can you possibly do it all? 
  • You may feel confused.  A lot of the advice you receive may be contradictory.  What really works?
  • You may feel hopeless.  Nothing is working and there's no sign of your dog.  Are they even around anymore?
  • You may feel like giving up.  People keep telling you that coyotes or other predators live in the area.  Is there any hope of finding your dog?
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Hi, I'm Danielle. I have been helping people find their lost dogs since 2009 and I can teach you how to find your missing dog more quickly using proven, science-based lost dog recovery strategies. 

Danielle and Dante

How a Lost Dog Consultation Can Help You Find Your Dog More Quickly

  • Understand lost dog behavior.  I specialize in finding and catching skittish or recently adopted lost dogs.  When lost, many skittish dogs enter what is known as "survival mode."  When in this state, your dog is unlikely to behave the way that you think.  They may hide in fear, not respond to your voice, and even run from you searching for them.  Understanding lost dog behavior is key to finding and catching your dog more quickly.    
  • Understand human behavior.  Human behavior can have a strong impact on lost dog behavior.  People may try to catch your dog or people may find and keep your dog thinking that they were stray or abandoned.  Understanding human behavior is also very important in a successful lost dog search.   
  • Learn the most effective lost dog recovery methods specific to your situation.  The most effective search methods vary based on your dog's personality, outdoor-experience, location lost and circumstances of their disappearance.  Don't waste your time, energy or money on search tactics that don't work.  
  • Avoid common mistakes that can actually make finding your dog more difficult.  When their dog goes missing, people often make wrong assumptions about what might have happened and how their dog will behave when lost. This problem is exacerbated by the often-inaccurate information on the internet and suggestions of well-meaning friends and neighbors. This all leads to many people looking in all the wrong places, using unhelpful search techniques, and ultimately giving up way too soon.   

Here's What is Included in Your

Lost Dog Consultation

The consultation starts with a 1 hour virtual meeting (usually via Zoom), which you can schedule at the time of purchase.  Most initial consultations are completed within 1 hour, but an additional 30 minutes are available if needed.

During the consultation, you will:

  • Receive a prioritized search plan based on your dog's personality, location lost and circumstances of their disappearance
  • View online maps showing where to search, distribute flyers and put up posters 
  • View examples of effective lost dog posters and flyers 
  • Learn about surveillance and trapping options (if appropriate to your case)
  • Have the opportunity to ask any questions and address any particular concerns

Also included with Your Lost Dog Consultation

After your initial phone consultation, you will receive the following:

  • A written summary of your customized search plan
  • A link to the online map showing where to search, distribute flyers and put up posters  
  • Assistance with design of truly effective advertising materials for your dog.  This includes the choice of two designs including a large or small poster, flyer, postcard, door hanger or Facebook post.  These will be emailed as PDFs or photos for you to print.
  • One week of Additional Consultation Support via text, phone or email with Basic Lost Pet Consultation
  • One month of Additional Consultation Support with Comprehensive Lost Pet Consultation

How to Schedule Your

Lost Dog Consultation

  • Step 1: Select a 1-hour time slot and purchase your consultation
  • Step 2: Submit a Lost Dog Questionnaire at least one hour prior to your scheduled consultation time
  • Step 3: Email copies of any posters or flyers that you are currently using.  If you don't have any yet, send a few photos of your missing dog.  

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Danielle Robertson

Owner of Lost Pet Research and Recovery

About Me

I started my business in 2009 after becoming certified as a Missing Animal Response Technician through Missing Pet Partnership.  From 2011-2019 my search dog Dante assisted me in finding many lost cats.  


I have a B.A. in Wildlife Ecology and have worked as a wildlife biologist, environmental consultant, and veterinary assistant.  

I am currently a member of the Missing Animal Response Network and continue to study dog and cat behavior through seminars, the scientific literature, and my own research projects. 

Lost Dogs Found

You may notice a lack of lost dog testimonials on my website.  I mainly find lost cats but I do indeed find and catch lost dogs.  Most of my cases are newly adopted rescue dogs.  These dogs are often very frightened and may require specialized trapping.  So why no testimonials?  All I can say is that many people say that they will submit a testimonial but lost cat owners are far more likely to follow through and actually submit one.  Below are some of my lost dog captures.

Lost Dog Charlotte Trapped

Charlotte trapped after 64 days lost

Lost dog Ceacey trapped

Ceacey trapped after 3 days lost

Lost Dog Darth Trapped

Darth trapped after 51 days lost.

Lost dog Abby trapped

Abby trapped after 13 days lost

Lost dog Daisy trapped

Daisy trapped after 4 days lost

Brock trapped after 45 days lost

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