Safe Driving with Dogs

    Many dogs are lost from auto accidents.  Sometimes this is unavoidable and if it happens to you, please read our article on how to quickly and safely recover these dogs. Tips For Dogs That Are Lost From Somewhere Other Than Home But prevention and good safety are key to keeping a dog safe […]

Jump Starting Your Search For the Long-Lost Dog

Your lost dog has been missing now for several weeks (or months) and your sightings and leads have fizzled out. Don’t despair.  It is never too late to jump-start the search for a long-lost dog. This article is designed to give you some ideas for reigniting your search to give you a place to pick […]

Auto response to a lost dog report:

Lost Dogs Illinois is a registered Illinois charitable organization, 501 (c) 3 all-volunteer organization and is a FREE service. . Facebook postings are not automatic and will be posted as soon as one of our volunteers is available to post. Website Resources: In the meantime you can utilize the resources contained on our website to […]

First Things First – How Did Your Dog Go Missing?

Determining how your dog went missing will help you strategize to find him safely.  The first question to ask yourself is “How Did My Dog Go Missing?”  Be honest.  In a panic, most people jump to the conclusion that their dog was “stolen” because they’ve never been lost before or because they make a false assumption that […]

Follow-up: Cook County Commissioners Meeting – November 3, 2015

Last Tuesday, several concerned citizens including LDI volunteers attended the Cook County Commissioners Meeting in regards to issues about Cook County Animal and Rabies Control. We try to keep our supporters and fans up to date on issues that affect getting lost dogs back to their rightful home.  As many of you know, Lost Dogs […]

How To Trace Dead End Microchips and Tag Information on Found Pets

  We would like to thank Marilyn Knapp Litt, the Director of Lost Dogs of Texas for the information in this article. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marilyn formed a group of volunteers which successfully reunited animals that had been displaced by the storm with their families.    If you could spend ten minutes researching […]

Use Facebook to Help Increase Your Shelter’s Return to Owner Rate

Many animal shelters in America have contracts with local municipalities to hold “stray” dogs for the state-mandated stray hold to give owners an opportunity to reclaim their lost dog. This period of time varies from state to state. A shelter typically has two windows of opportunity to help people find their lost dog: When a person who […]