The Blog For Dogs

Reunited Winne on ITV Wales.

Dog theft has risen by 170% in the past 12 months, according to the charity Dogs Lost. Pet owners like Sian Saunders said it is a crime that “destroys families”. More than 230,000 people have signed a petition calling on the UK Government to make dog theft a specific criminal offence. Last month, Home Secretary […]

Owner of stolen Luca featured on BBC South Today

Alongside Doglost co-ordinator Emma Sparkes. A good piece but sadly police spokesperson saying it is not happening! See what you think and watch interview here… BBC iPlayer – South Today – Evening News: 02/03/2021 Follow Luca’s Doglost timeline here… DogLost – Stolen: Tan And White American Bulldog Female ‘LUCA’ 156685


The following dogs are featured in the DogLost column in the current issue of The Countryman’s Weekly. For further details on each dog, enter the 6 digit DogLost ID in the search box on the website:

North Wales Police appeal for Suzie & Spring

UPDATE: North Wales Police have released a better quality photo of one of the Higher Kinnerton stolen Cocker Spaniels and said they are dealing with the theft of two Jack Russell puppies, which occured on Sunday. Police have issued an appeal for help locating two Cocker Spaniels stolen from secure kennels in Higher Kinnerton. Suzie, […]

Discussing Dog Theft on This Morning with Phil and Holly

Yesterday morning, Debbie Matthews, the founder of Vets Get Scanning and co-founder of Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance featured on the ITV show ‘This Morning’, with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. She was alongside Allison McCulloch, the owner of 9-month-old Nancy, a black Cocker Spaniel who was stolen from the garden whilst Allison visited the […]

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. […]