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Willow reunited after 2 years via the DogLost website!

Meet Willow! She’s a lemon Beagle; sadly she went missing on 19th March 2019 from Farleigh Wallop (near Basingstoke). However, today that all changed! After almost 2 years missing, Willow is now home, safe and sound!  She was spotted by a member of the public on Gumtree, who found her listing on our website,, the […]

Beware of social media with dog thefts escalating.

Dog owners should be wary of posting pictures of their pet on social media and leaving them unattended outside shops, police have warned, amid a rising number of dog thefts in the UK. Last year, there was a boom in what were labelled “pandemic puppies” as people stuck at home during lockdown acquired pets to lift […]

Pet theft in the Observer.

Featuring Pet Loc collar. I used to have one of these for my Frenchie and very good they are too. Read more here… Rings of steel: dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves | Dogs | The Guardian

Another mad week of media interest.

Thank you to our media team Justine, Wayne and Karen for fielding the media interest . Interest from the Guardian, channel 4 news, Radio 4, Breakfast tv etc. Special thanks to Emma for Doing her first live radio interview on radio Liecester only to have the next call to do radio 4 live this afternoon! […]

Sam’s reunited story in the South Wales Guardian

A DOG that was missing for four-days in a remote snow-covered Carmarthenshire countryside has been found safe and well. Olga and Steve were out walking their newly adopted dog Sam when he was spooked, slipped his collar and bolted. Sam had only been with the couple for a short time after they adopted him from […]

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot 4 times and dogs stolen

Lady Gaga’s dogwalker was shot in the chest four times by two men in Los Angeles on Wednesday night who stole two of the star’s three French bulldogs.   Ryan Fischer had been walking Gaga’s beloved dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo, in West Hollywood at around 10pm yesterday night when he was shot outside of his […]

DogLost Zoom call with the Prime Minister

DogLost HQ was amazed to receive an email last week from the Prime Minister’s office requesting a Zoom call following on from the Points of Light award. This happened on Wednesday alas I could not work out how to use the camera! (typical me!) The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Welsh Secretary, Simon Hart were […]

Kent on line article.

Thank you to Kent on line for the very long feature on dogtheft including Wayne May, Debbie Matthews and Dr Dan Allen. Read full article here… Dognapping in Kent and the heartbreaking aftermath as reports rise by 170% in a year (

Ravenswood pet rescue need your help.

Ravenswood pet rescue are not only a dog rescue but also cover the dog warden service in Fenland. They have been an amazing help to dog owners and our local volunteers. Helen, Doglost East Anglia regional co-ordinator has built up a working relationship with them over the years and cannot praise them high enough. They […]

Cheshire: Police issue advice on how to keep your dogs safe

POLICE in Cheshire are reminding residents to take some simple precautions to protect their dogs. The National Police Chiefs Council highlighted the nationwide rise in dog thefts with the charity DogLost seeing a large increase in the number of dogs reported to them as stolen. In Cheshire police have seen a slight decrease following a […]

Dog owner smashes through ice to save dog.

A frantic puppy was rescued from a frozen lake after it fell into the water and got stuck in the ice while chasing a duck. The dog slipped into the water in Victoria Park, Hackney, London, at around 11.30am on Sunday, and could be heard yelping for help in a footage of the incident. Its […]

Gizmo back home after going missing in Thetford Forest three weeks ago

After several sightings in the area since going missing in the snow three weeks ago, Gizmo has finally been safely reunited with owner Kate. Gizmo went missing with her pal Ruby on 23 January but sadly Ruby passed away after it was suspected she had been hit by a car shortly after both dogs disappeared. […]

Stolen Perthshire dogs mentioned on Good Morning Scotland

As part of a feature on dog theft, the owner of three dogs stolen in Perthshire last year tells the story of how one of them was recovered over 360 miles away in the West Midlands. Dog theft is a significant and growing problem across the UK during the pandemic and one of the stolen […]

DogLost’s first celebrity supporter dies

DogLost’s very first celebrity supporter crossed rainbow bridge on Monday. CH Soletrader Peek a Boo, known as Jilly, was Crufts Best in Show in 2013. I watched her win the Hound Group at Crufts after a hard day promoting DogLost, but it was the final when she made history as the first Petit Basset Griffon […]

Iain Duncan Smith MP on LBC

Earlier today, Iain Duncan Smith MP shared his views on tougher sentences for pet theft with Nick Ferrari on LBC. You can listen to part of his interview here: Talking to @NickFerrariLBC earlier today.2020 has seen an increase in dog thefts of 250% in some areas, and a 168% rise in searches for puppies for […]

Lockdown leads to 170% increase in dog thefts

For many dog owners, the pandemic has meant more time at home with their pets. But the demand for dogs has also led to a huge increase in thefts. The value of some breeds has tripled in the past year and criminals have been quick to cash in as Anna Youssef reports. Samantha Hatton’s 18 month old […]