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How To Be A PetRescuer

How To Be A PetRescuer

Imagine how you’d feel if your pet disappeared. Find out how you can make a difference by helping to reunite lost pets with their owners.

As pet parents, our concern for animals extends beyond our own family to all dogs and cats, particularly those in need. If you’ve ever wanted to do more to give back the love you receive from your own pet, consider becoming a PetRescuer. There are more ways than ever to help reunite a lost pet with its family.

The best place to start is the PetRescuers page on, where a variety of free tools are available to use along with uplifting stories of pet-and-family reunions. Tools include:

  • Lost Pet Alert Emails: Sign up! After providing your email address and zip code, you’ll receive an email when a dog or cat has been lost in your area and you can be on the lookout for it.
  • PetRescuer 101: Find out how to locate pets by predicting behavior and get tips from a real pet detective.
  • HomeAgain Lost Pet Stream: View missing pets and read about found ones in any zip code in real time.
  • Returning a Found Pet. Know what steps to take ahead of time, for the animal’s safety and your own.
  • Spread the Word. You know how critical having a microchipped pet is. Click to remind your Facebook and Twitter friends and via email.

Mobile Methods

If you own a smartphone, you can use it to access info on lost and found pets when you’re away from home by downloading the free PetRescuers app.

Follow The HomeAgain Community

Do you connect to your friends and family online? So does HomeAgain. These are some of the ways you can participate in the community of pet lovers through social media:

  • “Like” HomeAgain on Facebook. This site for pet parents features a ‘Pet Pic of the Week’ and ‘Caption This’ games where you can upload a pet’s photo and share stories. It’s also where a community of more than 700,000 like-minded HomeAgain fans see product news, news articles, tips, PetRescuer info and more.
  • Follow us on Twitter. This is the place to find fun facts and great quotes about pets, communicate one-on-one with HomeAgain, receive pet news bulletins and share photos.
  • Pinterest. HomeAgain's Pinterest page shares photos from the Picture a Million Gallery. Boards are dedicated to Pet Style, Baby Pets, Cat Naps, Found Pet Tails, and other furry themes.