“Mason” and Thankful Dad: Reunited Thanks to Sighting Report and Quick Action

“Mason” and Thankful Dad: Reunited Thanks to Sighting Report and Quick Action

Mason’s Dad posted his lost dog’s picture to our database and our Pet FBI Ohio Facebook page. Char, our Facebook Ohio Administrator suggested he check the shelter. He let us know he struck out there. Char then posted Mason to our main timeline. Within 20 Lost Dog reunited w tearful Dadminutes “Alma” left a comment that she had just seen the dog at a certain intersection. Char, who somehow manages to stay on top of numerous reports, immediately called Dad to alert him to the sighting. Phone went straight to voice mail. Fortunately Char pursued the matter, texted the sighting tip and got an immediate reply. Mason’s Dad and his wife drove separately to the area to search. About 15 minutes later he texted Char to let her know they had their guy!  Thanks to Alma for her tip and to Char for being persistent and conscientious.


1. Sightings can be important! Please post!
2. If you have a report out on a missing pet try to keep your phone covered at all times. What if texting were not an option? Most people will phone first – it’s fastest and most convenient. In a sighting situation, minutes matter! A dog can travel far and fast in very little time.

“Sammy” – Reunited After Five Years!!!

A miracle reunion! Our good Sam, Thleese, found this sweet pooch and immediately posted to our Pet FBI Ohio Facebook page. She could not keep him so she called the dog warden who came, scanned for a microchip and ….FOUND ONE! Dad could not believe his eyes when he found the notice on his door. Sammy had been missing for five years!

Ironically, “Auntie Diane” shared his found post the same day, not realizing it was her brother’s very own long lost dog. Thanks to Auntie Diane for this great reunion photo.

Lost Dog reunited after 5 years

Sammy and Dad

OBJECT LESSON: Microchips are not fail-safe! People have to be aware that there is such a thing and have a found pet scanned. Obviously someone found Sammy the first time he was lost and has been taking care of him probably not realizing all along that he could have been reunited.


Boston Terrier Swiftly Reunited Despite Microchip Error

Reunited Boston Terrier

Another Happy Reunion
Thanks to Pet FBI Ohio Facebook


This 10 year old Boston Terrier named  “ABK” had been missing for about a week when his Dad posted to Facebook/PetFBI Ohio.
Super sleuth Teresa and her niece Cara immediately launched into action researching other sources of information and came up with a match on Craigslist.  However, when the Good Sam “Mindy” was contacted she insisted it could not be the same dog because ABK  was described as having a microchip and the dog she had found did not register a microchip when scanned. Char, our ace Facebook administrator was persistent however, and reasoned that in 10 years, a microchip may have migrated. So the family went to see the dog who had been found and a happy reunion ensued!
1. Utilize all possible sources of information to post and to search
2. Do not discount a possible match because one piece of information does not fit
3. Microchips are not foolproof!