Losing a dog is an incredibly difficult experience, one no one should have to go through. But it happens. A back door is left open. Fireworks are set off. A harness breaks. Whatever the case may be, YOU need help and we’re here to give it to you.
FindShadow is a community-led organization that harnesses the power of thousands of volunteers to reunite dogs with their families, using videos, photo-matching technology, and an extensive photographic database of lost and found dogs in greater New York City. Photos are updated based on real-time information from shelters, foster families, and more.
Did you lose a dog? Did you find one on the street? Or maybe you’re just someone who wants to help dogs and people in need?
Regardless of your situation, our app has the tools necessary to make it happen. We create street fliers for you to print and post. We provide moral support and detailed instructions to help bring dogs home where they belong. We’re with you every step of the way, every leg of your search, and we’re dedicated to saving dogs’ lives.
Because dogs are family, and there’s nothing quite like seeing a family reunited.
*New York City
We reunite lost dogs, fast · We’re free thanks to the generosity of people like you · For NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland County dogs only (if you need help elsewhere, call us at 866-400-4001) · Our community has thousands of volunteers · We’ve helped reunite 1000+ dogs and their families · Join us and start helping from home in minutes
Ratings and Reviews
This App Reunited Me with My Baby!
There are really great people in this world, and so many NYC residents love dogs. This app really really really does work. Friday October 26 was the worst —WORST— night of my life. My 2 year old JindoBoy got loose in our neighborhood right before a big storm. I stayed out in the rain looking for him until 5am to no avail. During that time, I quickly made a FindShadow profile/flyer though I honestly didn’t feel super hopeful. But folks, Saturday morning I got a call (from an anonymous number, they set you up with anonymity from the start so that things stay safe and legit!) from a guy saying that he had my dog. He found our profile only 11 hours after finding my Apollo hiding from the storm under an excavator. Our Hero spent THIRTY MINUTES luring him out with chicken, then let him hang out in his apartment with his own dog until finding me. Getting that call was like defibrillation. My life was put back into my body. And thanks to FindShadow’s amazing SEO (search engine optimization) Apollo’s ‘missing’ flyer was one of the first things that popped up when his hero searched “what to do with found dog.” That simple. That incredible. Now I enjoy spending time in the app, matching photos of lost/found dogs to others in the system.
FindShadow is the #1 reason I have my dog back, and I will continue to shill for this excellent organization in whatever ways I can!
Found the dog’s owner in the same day!
On a Saturday, we found the dog alone in the street in the UWS Manhattan. Since she didn't have a microchip or a tag, I looked for websites where I could report found dogs and downloaded the FindShadow app. The app has 2 great features: one of them matches the picture of the dog you found with pictures of dogs that the owners looking for their pets have posted. The second feature is that you can look the pictures of the lost dogs and see the date and location where they were lost. Using this second feature I was able to find the owner! I thought it would be impossible to find the owner, but using the app found them in less than 12h! In addition, the app assigns anonymous phone numbers, which are deactivated after the dog is returned to the owner. This is great to protect privacy. I loved the app and definitely recommend it!
Thank you FindShadow! You brought my dog Milli back home!
My BF and I were in Prague for the weekend and my friends were watching my dog Milli. While walking her, she slipped out of her collar in Hells Kitchen on Saturday afternoon, May 5th. My friend contacted my sister to enlist her help. One of my sisters’s friends told her to post Milli on FindShadow. There was a match later the same day. My friends were able to pick her up Sunday am. I am so grateful that your site exists and for the wonderful people who found Milli and cared enough to post her on your site. There are no words to express my gratitude for FindShadow and for the people who found her, including my sister and her friend. You are doing an amazing service, thank you a million times over!! Love, Jackie and Jay and Milli 🐶
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