Welcome to LostDogSearch!
Lost dog searchers are often under an enormous amount of stress
and tend to forget advice, ignore suggestions, and waste precious
time. Please print a hard copy of all the "Lost Dogs" documents
(you will need Acrobat
Reader) and then read through each one carefully - attention
to small details can make a big difference.
Based in southeastern Massachusetts, LostDogSearch is a one-person volunteer operation that provides free information, guidance, and support through this website, emails, and by phone. Monetary donations are not solicited nor expected, but are used to cover expenditures such as fuel, phone bills, office/printing supplies, and other costs associated with maintaining this work on a regular basis.
Feel free to use this logo on your website!
Dogs are exceptionally resourceful and deserve to be credited for all that they have taught me. Due credit also goes to Animal Control Officers, Animal Rescue League of Boston, rescue groups, shelter workers, and the families of lost dogs. Their knowledge, advice, and tips have been of immense help.
Special thanks to Emily Rogeness for the
education about our canine friends, sharing a positive attitude,
and convincing me that LostDogSearch could make a difference. On
behalf of many lost dogs that have been reunited with their families,
our deepest gratitude. Emily's experience with handling all aspects
of rescue operations makes her no stranger to working long hours
without regard to clock or calendar. Her insights and expertise
have been extraordinarily helpful, the gift of her friendship… priceless.
With a heart that offers unconditional love and a reassuring voice
that tells the tale of a happy future, Emily is someone who goes
out of her way to grant a "forgotten" dog's wish to be wanted, needed,
I'd like to express my appreciation to Diane McClure for securing and starting up the original LostDogSearch website. It would still be on my list of things to do if not for your thoughtful gesture. Diane decided something good must come out of her own lost dog ordeal and created opportunities and developed programs that work to benefit both canines and people. I was very fortunate to meet this wonderful lady with a "can do" attitude, but even better, she became a friend. With "Rumble" in our hearts. http://www.globalspan.net/lost.htm (Rumble's site)
My sincere thanks to Lisa Westwell, of Westwell's
Web Works, for her generous donation of time and professional
skills, and for having the patience of a saint while waiting for
me to polish "Lost Dogs." Lisa not only volunteers a significant
amount of hours to rescue work, but also cares deeply about the
welfare of lost dogs. She always makes a special effort to ensure
they get back home safely, and knows firsthand the enormous thrill
when you're personally involved in a happy ending story. The world
of rescue would not exist, nor fare so well, without the efforts
of compassionate and dedicated people who give so much of themselves
to this mission. Thank you Lisa.
This site is in memory of "Tia."
This website is Copyright 2005-2013 by Debbie Scarpellini and LostDogSearch.
A copy of any or all LostDogSearch documents may be given to shelters
or veterinarians as long as the LostDogSearch copyright remains intact
and the information remains "free of charge" to those who need it.
The information provided here may be freely distributed on the Internet
in its entirety without alteration provided that the copyright notice
is not removed. It may NOT reside at another website other than the
URL listed above without the permission of Debbie Scarpellini and
LostDogSearch. This article may not be sold for profit, nor incorporated
in other documents without the author's permission. LostDogSearch
makes no guarantee, expressed or implied, that a lost dog will be
found using information provided on this website and/or in the LostDogSearch