Working hard to bring dogs home again. Whether lost or found our team are there when you need support
A CAA Approved pilot, I had been asked back in the July of 2017 to help an owner who had lost their dog whilst on a coastal walk to Torquay. Sadly after many weeks of searches and appeals poor Indy was never found.
During this search I met some amazing people who were given up their own free time to help someone they did not know and for a dog that they had never met. I found the dedication of these people a real eye opener and felt that technology had a place to play in helping other owners in the same position.
Over the next few months I assisted with other searches around Devon and met even more people willing to help where they could in an effort to locate and reunite missing dogs.
In October 2017, along with Devon Lost Dog Search & Rescue co-founder Christine and a group of helpers we assisted in the search for a missing Border Terrier called Ted. Ted had been missing for 6 days and was eventually found at the bottom of 240ft quarry. The video of his rescue involving ourselves, 3 different Fire Rescue teams and his family can be seen above.
After this rescue, we took the decision to name our small group and begin helping more lost dogs around Devon. Nearly 4 years later we have helped to reunite well over 1000 dogs with their owners and have now a small team of dedicated volunteers across Devon.
Our team understand dogs and what happens when they go missing and using this knowledge we have many successful rescues and reunited families.
But its not just about the dog, and this is where our team excel in helping you as the owner, family, friend or anyone else who knows the dog that has gone missing.
We understand the emotional torment that goes with the loss of a dog and are there every step of the way advising and helping you cope with all the thoughts you have along the way, no matter how long your dog is missing for.
Devon Lost Dog Search & Rescue was set up to help owners of lost dogs have as much help as possible to be reunited quickly and safely with their beloved pets.
After over 12 months of helping lost dogs, our search team is now giving owners easier access to all the help they require and this is where you come in. We are looking for anyone that assists with lost dogs in Devon to register so owners can find contact details for Vets, Kennels, Dog Wardens etc all in one easy to use place.