On April 23, 2014, Lost Dogs of America created and launched the first National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD), a day designed to bring attention to all dogs that are lost each year, while also celebrating the thousands of lost dogs successfully reunited with their families.
Lost Dogs of America is an all-volunteer organization with the exclusive purpose of providing free services to help reunite families with their lost dogs. The personal touch our volunteers provide set us apart from other automated lost and found pet services.
The tenacious efforts of the combined states’ volunteers efforts, along with over 700,000 fans have helped reunite over 150,000 dogs since 2011. Getting lost dogs back home reduces stress on owners, staff at shelters/animal control facilities, other dogs in the facilities, and ultimately saves taxpayers’ money. It also opens up kennel space for truly homeless dogs.
LET'S TALK PETS - PATTY GIARRUSSO
Patty combines educational resources and feel-good stories each week with the main focus on lost pet recovery and pet retention, pet safety, pet health, training and more.
Patty is the Founder & President of Lost Pet Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost pets. Her organization has helped reunite over 15,000 pets in the Sarasota/Manatee counties FL area since 2013.
As of 2021, the Lost Pet Services Facebook group has grown to over 35,000 fans and continues to grow by 100s every month. It is her mission to educate others on systemic lost pet recovery methods and ways to keep our pets safe. Remember, a lost pet can’t tell anyone where it lives, so it’s up to us to help them.