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The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery


In our efforts to keep people and their pets together, we invite you to read our award-winning book for FREE on this website.

- The authors




About our Book

The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery is a comprehensive user-friendly pet reference guide designed to educate pet owners on how to prevent their dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, or other critters from becoming lost or stolen, how to recover their lost pets, and what to do when they find a stray pet.

What the experts are saying…


“Whether you’re an owner hoping to prevent your pet from becoming lost or stolen, an owner struggling to improve the chances of recovering your missing pet, or a good Samaritan trying to reunite a lost pet with his owner-you’ll feel the authors’ strong commitment to helping keep people and pets together. This book is a must-read for everyone who is concerned about the ultimate safety of pet animals.” – Martha Armstrong, Senior Vice President for Companion Animals and Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the United States


“On behalf of The Humane Society of the United States, I appreciate the opportunity to review your book. I think you did an excellent job and am pleased to be part of your effort to keep people and their pets together. …It’s one of the best (books) I’ve seen in a long time…you really did your homework. Congradulations.” – Nancy Peterson, Issues Specialist for Companion Animals and Coordinator for Pets for Life National Training Center for The Humane Society of the United States

American Veterinary Medical Association

Every companion animal veterinarian should have 1 or more copies of this book on hand to provide useful guidance to clients in need. The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery is a remarkably comprehensive guide to preventing and responding to the loss of animal companions of every kind including dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, reptiles, and many others. The emphasis is on prevention through proper identification, housing, and care, including attention to meeting behavioral needs to prevent animals from wanting to wander off. Other chapters provide useful advice on transporting and traveling with pets. Because searches initiated within 12 hours of when a pet disappears result in nearly 90% of those pets being recovered, detailed and effective strategies are offered for responding quickly when animals are lost or found. The book contains up-to-date information, and the authors provide a wealth of detailed descriptions of resources on the Internet, including their own Web site ( as well as other resources”. American Veterinary Medical Association


This book is a must for every home with pets. It discusses the ways to prevent your pet from becoming lost or stolen, how to recover a lost pet and what to do if you find a stray pet. It covers most types of pets, including cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, and other small animals”.  – PETSMART

 CAT FANCY Magazine

“When a pet goes missing, time is of the essence and critical for the animal’s recovery. However, as the authors point out, people are sometimes so stressed when faced with this dreaded situation that logical thought processes are blurred…having [this book] on the bookshelf could help save the day. Knowing how to word newspaper advertisements and flyer and targeting the right people to ask for help – like the postman, for example – is critical to a successful search and recovery…Recovery of lost animals is only a portion of the handbook. Many chapters outline loss prevention, and there’s a lot of truth in the old adage that prevention is better than cure…This book has been thoroughly researched, and the information is presented in a very readable manner. It also includes an excellent resource list of animal-related organizations…It comes with an endorsement from Nancy Peterson of The Humane Society of the United States. Make a place on your bookshelf and buy it.” - CAT FANCY Magazine

DOG FANCY Magazine

“According to National Pet Detective, a Florida company that specializes in finding missing, lost, or stolen pets, 89 percent of lost pets are found through active searching within 12 hours. After that, the success rate plummets. To protect your pet, plan ahead. Start with The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery by Joseph Andrew and Patricia Sapia. The authors fill the book with tips and a valuable directory of resources.” – DOG FANCY Magazine


“Between five and 10 million pets are lost each year, and many of these incidents could have been avoided or resolved more easily had both pet owners and “finders” known what to do, argue these sibling authors…The book is divided by topic; the Prevention section covers such issues as identification, training, rabies, transporting pets, moving and rescue organizations. The Recovery section discusses how to carry out an effective search for a lost pet including how to organize contacts, where to post flyers and how to avoid scams…The extensive resource directory at the end covers commercial companies as well as many nonprofit animal protection groups. This book is an excellent resource for new pet owners, but even experienced pet owners are likely to find some helpful pointers.” - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Animal Sheltering News

“While much has been written on the subject of lost pets, until now there have been few, if any, single resources available to help pet owners locate a lost pet. What makes this book truly unique, however, is its strong emphasis on pet safety-preventing pets from becoming lost in the first place. The Sapias’ book on lost pet prevention and recovery is a user-friendly reference that is well-researched and well-written; there’s even a foreword by Nancy Peterson, issues specialist at The HSUS…The book encourages responsible pet ownership, and the authors also promote animal shelters as vital community resources, stressing why and how people should support them.” – Animal Sheltering News

Foreword Magazine fwaward-jpgForeWord Magazine

“240 pages. How to prevent pets from becoming lost or stolen. How to recover lost pets. Excellent resource – Must read.” – Book of the Year Award - Silver Winner – Foreword Magazine



“Few things are as devastating to an animal lover as not knowing where his or her pet is. Preventing your animal companion from becoming lost and finding your lost pet as quickly as possible are critical for every pet owner to know. If you have a pet, reading this book will make a difference for you.” – Lani Kian, Communications Manager, Dumb Friends League


mcspcaMonmouth County SPCA

“The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery by Joseph Andrew Sapia and Patricia Sapia is a powerful tool for everyone in the animal field and a must read for people who share the companionship of animals. The topics are well organized, comprehensive and informative. The authors have gathered a wealth of information, which helps the reader to understand the complexity of animal issues and the available services. The book is devoted to saving lives and provides up-to-date information. It is most helpful during animal emergencies and gives advice to prevent them in the first place…Written with compassion, it’s a classic! An outstanding resource for every pet lover and a “must have” for every animal shelter.” – Ursula Goetz, Executive Director, Monmouth County SPCA

Dog World MagazineDog World Magazine

“As comprehensive as the recovery section is, the prevention section is equally detailed. It covers methods of identifying your dog, containment systems, the value of training, and tips on safe travel.
The book is clearly written and well-organized. If your dog is ever lost, you’ll pore over every word of the recovery section. It is worthwhile to buy this book now, so that if the worst happens and your dog gets lost, you’ll have ready access to this great resource.” – Dog World Magazine

The Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review“Collaboratively compiled and written by the brother and sister team of Joseph Andrew Sapia and Patricia Sapia, The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery is a solidly presented reference covering everything from the precautions necessary to avoid a pet being abducted or lost, to conducting a thorough search for a lost pet…Emphasizing practical advice, The Complete Guide To Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery an absolute “must” for anyone wanting to secure their animal companion from harm’s way.” – The Midwest Book Review

mcspcaMonmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

An invaluable resource. The information in this book could, quite possibly, save your pets life. The research is painstakingly accurate and thorough, and the authors’ commitment to the welfare of animals is evident on every page.” – Elisa Schmidt, Kennel Manager, Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

“The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery is a truly comprehensive resource that will assist anyone who owns a pet. More importantly, the authors have discovered what every doctor has always known; prevention is the best medicine. Every veterinarian and pet owner should have this book in his or her library.” – Marko Sima, VMD

“As the editor of The Pet Gazette, and a dog owner myself, I find The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery to be an ‘essential must-have‘ for any pet owner, an invaluable tool that brings all the important instructions and facts together in one place…like no other! So many times I have had questions, or our readers have sent in questions that can now be answered through this book. I can’t imagine any pet owner not having a copy on their book shelf, especially those who travel with their pets.” – Stephanie Smith, Editor, The TIMES at the Jersey Shore/The Pet Gazette

“This comprehensive guide is unique in its scope and mission. Not only does it serve as a how-to manual on keeping pets of all sorts from getting lost or stolen, it also presents a clear and sound philosophy on responsible pet ownership. All concerned pet owners should read this book, and all libraries that serve pet owners should have at least one copy.” - John J. Trause, Director, Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

PetsMart: “this book is a must for every home with pets”.

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