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Lost Pet Services

Lost pet search and recovery services offered by Lost Pet Research and Recovery.  Click to learn more about each service and to purchase services.

Interested in On-Site Assistance?

Includes on-site consultations, physical searches, assistance trapping, and rental of surveillance cameras and traps.  On-site services are primarily available within 25-miles of South Hadley, MA (near Springfield).  Limited on-site services available up to 50-miles.

Information Products

Includes Guides, Search Plans, Checklists and the Lost Pet Recovery Online Instructions.  All products written by Danielle Robertson qualify for our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.  Excluded products include The Lost Dog Recovery Guide and The Lost Cat Recovery Guide.  Click to learn more about each product or to purchase.

Checklists, Search Plans and Lost Pet Guides

Lost Pet Marketing Templates and Services

Lost Pet Poster Templates
Small lost dog poster

$9.99

Lost Pet Poster and Flyer design

Get a professionally designed poster or flyer for your lost pet

If interested, submit a Contact Form.

Facebook Advertising

Get your lost pet shown on Facebook to people that actually live in the area your pet is missing

If interested, submit a Contact Form.

Lost Pet Facebook Page, WebPage or Blog

Share more info and updates on your lost pet with a Facebook page, webpage or blog

If interested, submit a Contact Form.

Recommended Products

The following lost pet recovery and prevention products are recommended by Lost Pet Research and Recovery.  Click to view and purchase at Amazon.com and help support Lost Pet Research.  We participate in the Amazon Associates program and receive a small percentage of any purchase.  You may be able to find reviews and additional information on these products in the Lost Pet Research Blog.

Pet Trackers

Don’t worry about losing your pet again with these lost pet tracking devices.  Search dog Dante wears the Whistle 3 GPS tracker and my own cats wear TabCat radio-trackers.  For more information and reviews, check out the Lost Pet Research blog.

Whistle GPS Tracker
Marco Polo Radio-Tracker
TabCat Radio-Tracker (AKA - Loc8tor Pet)

Lost Pet Search and Capture Equipment

Recommended equipment if you are looking for your own missing pet or if you help catch lost or stray animals.

Surveillance Cameras

These are used to determine the presence of a lost pet, establish behavior patterns and/or monitor a live trap.  In general, they are motion activated and will take a photo or video of anything that walks in front of them.  Very useful for escaped indoor-only cats, displaced outdoor-access cats and skittish lost dogs.  

Cellular Cameras

These cameras use the cellular network to transmit photos to your phone and/or computer.  Cell cameras are the best option for monitoring feeding stations and traps IF you have cellular service in the area.  However, they are more expensive and require a monthly service plan.

spypoint micro
spypoint evo
Covert Ops
Arlo Go

Unfortunately, there isn't a cellular camera available that has excellent reviews or works great all the time.  The SpyPoint cameras are some of the cheapest available, but are prone to technical issues.  I do use them, and they work fine most of the time.  If you decide to purchase one, use referral email "info@lostpetresearch.com" when you activate and you will receive one free month of their premium photo transmission plan.  


I have also used the Covert Black Ops and really like that camera.  While I have never used one, many lost dog trapping groups swear by the Arlo Go.  If you are interested in Arlo Go, I would suggest visiting the Arlo website to find a camera in the cellular network that is best for your area.  If you want to research other cellular cameras, check out the reviews on TrailCamPro.com.  

Wifi Cameras

These cameras work well for live monitoring of feeding stations and traps around your home (or any other area with wifi).  Like a cell camera, they work with an app and will send photos and/or videos to your phone and/or computer.  They are also good for monitoring entryways for a "house trap."  Less expensive and generally do not require a monthly fee.

Blink xt2
Arlo Pro

Comparison of Blink XT and Arlo Pro

SD Card Cameras

These wildlife cameras cameras are motion activated and store all photos to an SD card, which you must remove to view the photos.  Works well in areas without cell service or wifi.  Best for establishing presence of a lost pet and patterns of behavior, but does not have live monitoring capability.   

Browning strike Force
Browning Dark Ops
Primos Bullet Proof
Vincture

Browning Trail Cameras have been my favorite for a long time.  Given the option, I would select a blackout or black flash camera like the Dark Ops.  These are less visible to animals and people.  Other good quality cameras are Bushnell, Moultrie, and Reconyx.  For more information and reviews, check out TrailCamPro.com.


If you are on a tight budget, Primos and Vincture are some of the cheaper wildlife cameras that I have used.   Biggest issues with these are an over-bright flash and harder to secure from theft.

Camera Accessories

Most cameras require the purchase of an SD card or microSD card.  You may also need a card reader for your phone or computer.  For security purposes, I recommend getting a good python cable lock and mini padlocks.  Some of the cheaper cameras are not compatible with a cable lock.  Good quality batteries like Energizer Ultimate Lithium will make your camera last longer.  With lower quality batteries, some cameras may stop taking photos when the batteries fall below 50% power.

SD Card
Cable Lock
SD Card REader
Batteries

Humane Traps

For more information on finding and selecting traps, see these articles:

Tomahawk Cat Trap
Cat Drop Trap
Humane Way Dog Trap
Tomahawk Dog Trap
Trapping Accessories

If trapping, the best option is to use a cellular or wifi camera to monitor the trap.  The second best option is to alarm the trap using a driveway alarm.  These can also be used to monitor an open door for a "house trap."

Chamberlain Motion Alarm
Solar Driveway Alarm

I have been using the Chamberlain Motion Alarms for many years, but there are others in the $40 to $100+ dollar range that also have very good reviews.  I would avoid the really cheap ones ($20 or less) due to their short signal range.