We know what it is like when you lose a pet. My dog that recently went to rainbow bridge went missing a couple of times and the sinking feeling in my gut is something that I never want to experience again. That's why I created Lost Pet Finders.
We can call people in the neighbourhood, send SMS and email alerts to pet professionals and our members which currently total over 10,000 across Australia.
A recent client wrote this about us:
"MY PET FINDERS EXPERIENCE
Our dear, dopey dog escaped from his home over the Australia Day long weekend. It’s bad enough when a dog disappears, but even worse on a holiday weekend, when councils are closed and everyone is on voicemail.
My young daughter and I spent three fruitless days searching for him, both online and offline. We contacted all the open shelters, we posted Lost Dog notices around the area, even letterbox dropped flyers around the surrounding streets. We also travelled to the major Melbourne weekend shelters – the RSPCA, and the Lost Dogs Home – in the futile hope that they had overlooked something.
Nothing made any impact.
We pinned our chances that come Tuesday, the council pounds would be open again, and the dog would be returned to us.
By midday, that expectation had been all but destroyed.
In desperation, I stumbled across the Lost Pet Finders site. Immediately, I joined up, and went through the process of posting information about the dog. The network looked impressive, but in these days of internet scammers, I remained dubious that icons on a page were truly people out in my local community.
The final step of the process involves posting a PET ALERT, the option involving having a set number of texts sent to the ‘network’ for a fee. Hmmm, more suspicion. Are they going to take my cash and I see nothing?
But there seemed no other choice. The usual methods had failed me. So I reluctantly coughed up $50 and was told my pet’s details would be texted to about 200 members within a 5km radius from where the dog vanished.
Less than 30 minutes later, my mobile rang from an unknown source. On the line was a Lost Pet Finders member, who had seen the e-mail and thought they had seen my dog. A man living nearby had brought him home from the pub over the weekend, and had been keeping him in his flat!
I scribbled down the details, and rushed to the address. Sure enough, our dear, dopey mutt greeted me at the door. The flat owner had a disability, so whether he would have ever contacted council was debatable.
The dog slept in my daughter’s arms last night, so a big hearty THANK YOU to LOST PET FINDERS, and especially for the $50 PET ALERT investment, which made all the difference to the outcome, in less than an hour.
Undoubtedly, the best $50 I’ve ever spent.
I post this not as an advertisement but to genuinely offer our help.
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