When the Retrievers take a new case, we always counsel owners not to expect that their dog will come when they call. Many find this perplexing. “But she loves me!” “Oh, he’ll come–I know he’ll come!” I hope he does. Sometimes lost dogs will come when called. But often, they run from everyone, including their own owner. Why? Read more >>
You’ve just lost your dog. Take a deep breath. What you do next can have a significant impact on your success in bringing your dog home. Read more >>
Pig-Pen’s got nothing on us.
The “scent” that a dog detects is carried in the dead skin cells (known as “raft”) that are shed by the human body at a rate of 40,000 per minute. We are constantly surrounded by a cloud of raft. Think Pig Pen from the Peanuts cartoon strip. Raft falls off the body and is carried by the wind or drops to the ground. (That’s why some search and rescue [SAR] dogs are trained to track scent on the ground, while others lift their nose for scent still in the air.) Read more >>
Our Missy Trap design is used by a group in Rochester, New York to capture a dog that had refused to enter a conventional trap. See the video created from hundreds of trail cam photos. Read More>>
We’re very excited to announce that the Lost and Found Golden Retrievers database, created and maintained by the Retrievers, is now live! This is the only national database dedicated to reuniting lost Goldens and Golden mixes with their families. Read more >>
On National Lost Dog Awareness Day, the Retrievers would like to give you two very important messages. 1. Always consider a loose dog a LOST dog, not simply a stray. That dog you see wandering in a field, or hanging around a dumpster, or begging at your back door for scraps probably belongs to someone—someone […]