Lost Pet Services 

In the News

 Read, listen and watch different stories about our organization and how we have reunited thousands of lost pets in the Manatee and Sarasota County areas.

A Special Thank You to Sarasota Magazine for Featuring Us

“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”

Photo Credit: Chris Lake


Suncoast Pet Magazine

We want to thank Candance Botha for featuring Lost Pet Services in their special 14th Anniversary issue.


Candace has always supported us since the startup of our group and nonprofit. 

Dog hit, killed by car when she was startled by fireworks in Sarasota

on ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay with Julie Salamone


We generally like to share our happy stories but sometimes we learn through the sad ones. This is one of those.  It is our hope awareness will help save more pets in the future. 

Phillip Sherry's dog, Maple, got spooked by fireworks and went missing. Sadly, she was hit and killed by car. Lost Pet Services, Inc. wants everyone to understand that fireworks are terrifying for not only dogs but also veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Chip helps Spanky return to Bradenton home after six years

Jay Heater - Your Observer


Spanky, an eight-year-old shih tzu mix, finally back home after missing six years thanks to having a microchip that was kept up to date.

Lost Pet Services Helps Reunite Dog Missing Almost Six Years With Family

SRQ Magazine - By:  Brittany Mattie


After missing for almost six years, Spanky was finally reunited with his family thanks to having an updated microchip.


On June 8, local nonprofit organization, Lost Pet Services, Inc. received a report of a found dog. The team sent out a volunteer with a microchip scanner to see if they could identify him. Thankfully, Spanky had a chip that still had updated owner information inscribed. 

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Family Reunited With Lost Dogs After 6 Years

SNN News - Jenna Brew


If Spanky could speak, he would likely tell of some serious adventures he may have encountered over the last six years. 


After disappearing almost six years ago, Spanky is back home with his family thanks to an updated microchip.

Family Reunited with Missing Cat After 5 Years

on ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay with Julie Salamone

A missing cat will be reunited with his family from Ohio after missing for more than five years.  Jericho Blu was found 1400  miles from home five years after he went missing thanks to a microchip.  Although the chip information needed a little researching, Lost Pet Services located the family and made arrangements for its return. 


Ohio Family Reunited with Missing Cat  5 Years After It Disappeared

by CNNwire

“Everybody will say when a cat’s long lost, well it couldn’t be that far away, but he obviously was found in Ohio probably by someone who moved here. He somehow got away from those people and was found again by someone else as a stray. She kept him for a few weeks as far as I know,” said Patty Giarrusso, president and founder of Lost Pet Services.


Local Pizza Shop Helps Lost Pets

on ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay with Julie Salamone

Bradenton pizza shop, Brancato's Brick Oven Pizza, helps Lost Pet Services spread by word about lost by by letting pet owners post their pet's flyers on pizza boxes.  

Pets on a Pizza Box

on SNNTV by Jenna Brew

"These tough Brooklyn brothers with a soft spot for animals team up with Lost Pet Services for a retro way to spread the word."


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Photo Credit:  SNNTV News

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Pet EDU with Mary Obedier

on Society Bytes Radio

Listen to the President & Founder of Lost Pet Services, Inc / Lost and Found Pets 941, Patty Giarrusso, talk about the Lost Pet Services organization and what other programs they offer in addition to reuniting lost pets.


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Cat missing since Hurricane Irma home just in time for Christmas

on News Channel 8

Lost Pet Services was so thankful to be able to share the wonderful news that Jerry was found and returned home safe after missing 467 days right in time for Christmas after going missing during Hurricane Irma.  

Repurposing Campaign Signs for Lost Pet Signs

on Spectrum Bay News 9


Lost Pet Services | Lost and Found Pets 941 is using old campaign signs and other old signs as highly visible intersection signs to help get the word out about lost pets in their area.

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Let's Talk Pets

on Society Byte's Radio


Sreading the Word about Lost Pets and Keeping Pets Safe


Patty Giarrusso, President of Lost Pet Services, Inc hosts a weekly radio show which helps to educate the public about lost pets and provide safety, wellness and training tools, plus much more to keep our furry friends safe at all times. 

#BeTheOne to keep your pets safe.

Tampa Bay Newswire - 3/14/2018

Lost Pet Services Offers Free Microchipping at the Humane Society of Manatee County


Read the article here in Tampa Bay Newswire

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PET EDU - Mary Obedier



Lost Pet Services' President, Patty Giarrusso, talks with Mary Obedier about our nonprofit organization and what do to if you find have lost or find a pet.  


Listen to the interview here on Society Bytes Radio.

Tampa Bay Newswire - 1/2/2018

Lost Pet Services Reunited over 1,800 lost pets in 2017.


Read the article here in Tampa Bay Newswire

Suncoast Pet Magazine March April 2017 edition

Suncoast Pet Magazine - March 2017

Read about how Lost and Found Pets 941 and Lost Pet Services came to be in the March 2017 Edition of Suncoast Pet Magazine

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SNN Feel Good Friday - March 31, 2017

Watch  SNN's Feel Good Friday segment about Lost Pet Services, Inc. which aired 3-31-17

The Doggy Diva Show radio broadcast

Doggy Diva Radio Show - May 26, 2017

The title of that program is "Pet Holiday Safety / Pet Fashionista / Missing Pets".  Our interview begins at the 33 minute mark. 


Click Here to listen or click on the Doggy Diva Picture here to hear the show.

Sarasota Dog Magazine offers dog news for the Sarasota area and beyond.


We are proud to be their choice as a  Lost and Found Pet resource