Petco Love Lost: Helping to reunite lost animals

Did you know that 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime? That is 10 million annually! And without a central place to report them lost or found, many may never be reunited with their families. Our amazing partners, Petco Love are determined to change that.  That’s why they created Petco Love Lost, the new national platform that uses innovative pet facial recognition technology to empower animal-loving communities to reunite lost pets. 

How it works

Petco Love Lost is a new national platform that will help lost pets quickly find their families and homes. This simple website uses patented facial recognition technology to allow participating animal organizations, pet parents or persons who find lost animals to easily search for lost animals in the Petco Love Lost database. Uploaded pictures of lost pets are immediately scanned to determine if that animal is in the database and then the system automatically connects the animal to their owner. There are hundreds of participating shelters across the country using the new and exciting technology to decrease the number of lost pets.

Petco Love

Petco Love, formally known as the Petco Foundation is a national nonprofit working to lead and inspire change for animals and they’re on a mission to help reunite lost pets with their families. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they have empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. 

We know that one in three pets goes missing in their lifetime, an estimated 10 million pets each year, and we’re not ok with that,” said President of Petco Love, Susanne Kogut. That gives us 10 million reasons why we created Petco Love Lost, because we believe nothing is more important than keeping people and pets together for a lifetime of love

How you can get involved

If you’ve lost or found a pet, Petco Love Lost wants to help get them home. Visit or join the conversation @PetcoLoveLost on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via hashtags #PetcoLoveLost and #LoveandFound. 

Dog Is My CoPilot is so grateful to be Petco Love partners and we’re excited to support their new venture reconnecting families to lost animals! As animal lovers, we all dread the feeling of losing an animal, for a minute or a day.  We know that Petco Love Lost is an important tool that will reunite you and your pet if the need arises. 


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