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Thank you for your amazing contributions during the Giving Challenge 2024


Lost Pet Services is so much more than just lost and found:





  • Adoption Program: We vet all surrendered or found pets that have not been claimed and place them safely into new, loving homes.

Keeping Pets and People Together

Lost Pet Services provides services to help keep safe and care for cherished companion animals in a unique way.  We are dedicated to keeping pets home safe, healthy, and happy with the families they love through financial aid, education, and community outreach.

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How We Help

Click on a link below to go to our LOST or FOUND pet albums.  You will be directed to our Facebook group albums. 

Veterinary Assistance Program

The PAWs Project was created to achieve our primary mission - keeping pets and people together by assisting pet owners facing financial hardship due to their pet's illness or critical injury. 
  • Animal Cruelty

  • ER Vets

  • Low Cost Clinics

  • Microchip Information

  • Shelters/Rescues

  • and much more



Happy Tails and Thank You's

Keeping pets and the people who love them together.

A Little About Us


It all started in 2013 when Patty Giarrusso's heart broke after losing her beloved dogs, Jackson Browne and Rocko. Thankfully, they were found safe, but that experience sparked a mission.


Patty then created the Lost and Found Pets 941 (Lost Pet Services) Facebook group, which has become the largest and most active lost and found pet group in the Manatee-Sarasota and Charlotte county area, covering Bradenton, Sarasota, and beyond! Today, the group boasts over 54,000 members and continues to grow with hundreds joining every month.

More than just a Facebook group, Lost Pet Services is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by passionate volunteers. Our mission is simple: keep pets and those who love them together.

Here's How We Do It

  • Lost and Found Pets 941: This group provides a platform for owners to search for lost pets and report found animals, increasing the chances of happy reunions.  

  • PAWs Project: We offer financial assistance to pet owners facing vet bills, preventing the heartbreaking decision of surrendering their beloved companions due to cost.

Lost Pet Services has helped reunite 1000's of local pets with their owners and provided over $240,000 helping hundreds of pets with vet care, covering everything from routine care to critical injuries and surgeries.   All our services are completely free!

We are Lost Pet Services, and we believe in fulfilling our mission of keeping pets and those who love them together.


 Join us in making a difference!


missing more than 110 days

"We can't thank you all enough for the many hours spent driving around, hanging signs and sharing this post. Nicole received a call from animal services this morning to bring Lexie home. Apparently, the nursing home behind the racetrack gas station, east of 75, had seen her around for the past couple of weeks. Animal services then set a trap last night and she was found in it this morning. She went to the vet first thing and Is very skinny! So thank you again!!!"

- Lindsay Blakeley Perez

sister of Lexie's owner

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missing more than 114 days

"Savannah, Tugboat and I want to thank all the wonderful people that offered their help, their time, their thoughts and prayers. And Lynn, we will never forget that you cared enough to do what it took to get him back to us!

So to all of you who have lost a pet we want our story to remind you to never give up hope. And to all you amazing people with huge hearts that understand how much we love them and help get them home again, we will forever be thankful for the part you played."

- Ever gratefully yours,Savannah, Tugboat, and Isabella

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