Finding Lost Pets - Pet Search and Rescue

International K-9 Search and Rescue uses trained search dogs to search for missing and stolen animals including domesticated pets as well as livestock. If your pet is lost and you've signed a contract for us to help you find it, we will:

  1. Take a report from you including a missing pet description and profile.

  2. Obtain a scent article belonging to your pet. (Some kind of fur, hair, blanket, or collar that only that pet has touched, worn, or laid on).

  3. Start tracking the missing or stolen pet with a trained search dog team.

CLICK HERE to get a contract now.

Dog found and reunited with happy guardians.

Dogs and guardian reunited after Valorie tracked them for 6 miles.


A Bull Mastiff being
rescued from a 40 foot dry well.

Click on the following links for more information about finding your pet:

A found pet:
Thank you again for finding Pookie for us. I wish so much I had known about your service 3 days earlier and I think we could have found her alive. I know her time on earth was going to be limited but knowing she died all alone without us is hard for me. But it was good to find her so we didn't have to wonder and worry about her and we could bring her home to bury. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone in our situation.
Please send me a picture at your convenience.
Onalee and Jerry Wasserburger

We aren't cheap but you are getting 36 years of professional K9 SAR experience. I haven't raised our prices in 30 years.

We aren't a member of the Better Business Bureau, but we do hold an A plus rating with them.

Note: I have two search dogs. I'm only allowed to fly with one in cabin. Because of this, I do not have a credible dog sitter that I can trust to leave my other SAR dog with while I respond to private searches on the east coast, or mid west calls, this means I drive to most of my searches.

The cost? Unless you are willing to hire a PRIVATE JET which costs thousands of dollars so I may fly both SAR Dogs in cabin, I will be driving.

I charge $25.00 dollars per hour driving time each way. (Round trip) So go to map quest, Map quest from Longview, Washington to your location.

Example: Longview, Wa. to Seattle. 6 hours round trip x $25.00 = $150.00 (Must take in consideration (rush hour traffic-construction etc) 

Then ad the cost of fuel 128 miles each way x 2 (round trip) = 256 miles divide by one / third (Cost of fuel) = $86.00

Meals $40.00 per day.

Search time $200.00 per hour. (96% of my searches last one hour or less). 1 hour x 200 =$200.00

Total owed $476.00 then if you are paying by credit card (We don't accept checks of any kind). Cash or credit card payments only. You must ad the paypal or credit card fee of .0459%

.0459% x $476.00 =$22.00

Total bill will be $498.00 

If you are asked to make a deposit before we respond, you may then go to our web site at click on "Donate or Payment" button. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where you'll see a credit card button. Click on this and it takes you directly to our PayPal account. There you must make your payment in full. (Only after you have requested and received our contract and have completed it and sent it back.

If the trip is longer then 4 hours each way, I may ad a night stay at a motel. (Ad $150.00) per night of stay.

NOTE: If you live in the midwest or East coast, Please feel free to email me directly for assistance.

Please do not CALL MY OFFICE BEFORE 1200 PM your time which is 0900hrs. Pacific Coast Time.

We respond from the West coast.

We average 450 to 750 SAR Call requests a year for missing persons and lost pets. I do consulting work with an 85% success rate for $20.00.

The average costs for pet searches by city. Cities we respond to on a regular basis.

Vancouver, Washington & Portland, Oregon 2 hrs driving time (round trip from Longview, Wa.) $50.00, Fuel $35.00, 1 meal $10., Search time $200.00, Credit card fee $14.00. Totals: $309.00 

Moscow, Idaho. 15 hours Driving time from Longview, Wa. $375.00, 1 night motel $150.00, 808 miles driven $270.00 fuel, search time 1 hr $200.00 meals x 6 =$80.00, Credit card fee $48.00 = $1,123.

San Fransisco, Ca. 25 hours driving time from Longview, Wa. $625.00, 2 nights motels $300.00, 1363 miles fuel $460.00, meals x 3 days $120.00
search time $200.00, credit card fee $75.00 = $1,780.00

Reno, Nevada. 1254 miles round trip $420.00 fuel, 24 hours driving time round trip $500.00, 2 nights motel $300.00, 6 meals $120.00, search time $200.00   $1480 credit card fee $68.00 Totals: $1608.00

Los Angeles, Ca. 48 hours driving time round trip $1200.00, 2,050 miles round trip fuel $685.00, Motel x 3 = $450.00, meals x 4 days $160.00, Search time $200.00 = $2699.00 credit card fee $120.00 =$2815.00 

Bozeman, Montana. 30 hours driving time round trip $750.00, fuel 1570 miles round trip =$530.00, motels x 3 = $450.00, Search time $200.00, Meals 4 days $160.00 = $2,090.00 credit card fee $90.00 =$2,180.00

Fort Carson, Colorado. 2750 miles round trip, fuel $925.00, 48 hours driving time $1200.00, motel 450.00, meals x 4 days $160.00, Search time $200.00, =$2,845.00, Credit card fee $130.00 Totals: $3,066.00

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