Editorial Reviews


The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery

99 cents Kindle. Paperback available.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY

THE HUMANE SOCIETY of the UNITED STATES

"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


The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery

99 cents Kindle. Paperback available.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY

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. Congratulations." - Nancy Peterson, Issues Specialist for Companion Animals and Coordinator for Pets for Life National Training Center for The Humane Society of the United States


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Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

"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...as well as other resources. Every companion animal veterinarian should have 1 or more copies of this book on hand to provide useful guidance to clients in need." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association


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PetSmart

"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


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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"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


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ForeWord 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: For Pets - ForeWord Magazine


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Midwest Book Review

"The bad news is that every five seconds, a family pet is lost, missing, or stolen. The good news is that nearly 90% of all lost pets are recovered if a comprehensive search is conducted during the first twelve hours. Collaboratively compiled and written by the husband and wife 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[is] an absolute 'must' for anyone wanting to secure their animal companion from harm's way."- Midwest Book Review


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DOG FANCY

"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


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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 [and] 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


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DogWorld Magazine

"The second section of this book – is the part you hope you never need. But if you lose your dog and need to recover him, you’ll be glad to have this book on your shelf. The recovery section is amazingly comprehensive, with information on everything from how to describe your missing dog to avoiding scam artists who pretend to have found him. It lists places to check (including yards, sheds, and abandoned buildings), people to talk to (joggers, mail carriers, sanitation workers, and neighborhood-watch groups, among others), and organizations to call (animal shelters, local law enforcement, and breed rescue groups). The authors advise putting together a “recovery kit” in advance so that you’re prepared if your dog is missing. In addition to flyers, rolls of tape, spare collar and leash, and a flashlight, the kit should include a list of critical phone numbers. The book has five pages of suggested critical numbers. 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 access to this great resource." - DogWorld Magazine


 

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Animal Sheltering Magazine

"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 New Magazine


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DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

"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


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Google Books Review

The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery shows owners of dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and other critters how to prevent their pets from becoming lost or stolen, how to recover lost pets, and what to do if they find a stray pet. Packed with valuable information, from safe and effective pet containment to the latest pet identification methods to thwarting pet thieves and con artists, this book is an invaluable resource for all pet owners. The book is filled with practical how-to tips, including how to keep good pet records, how to photograph your pet for identification purposes, and how to keep indoor pets happy and safe. Step-by-step instructions provide everything pet owners need to know in order to conduct a thorough - and successful - search, including how to write "lost pet" ads, where to post flyers, how to utilize the Internet, and much, much more. The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery has been hailed as a manual of pet safety and responsible pet ownership by animal shelters, veterinarians, and humane organizations. This book is a must read for everyone who is concerned about the ultimate safety of pet animals." - The Humane Society of the United States, Google Books Review


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Monmouth 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


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Monmouth County SPCA

"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 SPCA


Veterinarian

"A great resource for owners of pets large and small. It covers all the techniques for avoiding losing a pet, and has a concise, easy to follow plan if, despite everything, prevention fails. As a reference, it consolidates all the time-consuming research needed following the loss of a pet, with names, phone numbers, and web addresses immediately at hand. We look forward to displaying The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention & Recovery in our hospital waiting room soon." - Rodney and Elizabeth Boden, VMD


Veterinarian

"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

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The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery

99 cents Kindle. Paperback available.