Pet Detectives are usually private investigators that specialize in locating missing pets, most often dogs, cats, and sometimes birds. Similar to a regular private eye, Pet detectives employ a number of different techniques to locate and recover missing animals. To find a missing animal, a pet detective might contact local animal shelters, the humane society, and even local breeders.
Other techniques might involve searching the area near the animal’s home, speaking to friends, relatives, and neighbor’s of the family, and posting flyers or online notices.
Following are resources for finding missing pets using searchable pet databases or animal detective services.
Petfinder.com – Petfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 9,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database.