Whatever your role in the world of animal care and welfare, you can play a part in helping keep families together. This training is suitable for pet sitters, dog trainers, veterinary hospital staff, and any other providers of animal care services. 


Start and run a business from home helping owners find their lost pets. Most consults are done remotely so can be conducted safely during covid lockdown.

Earn continuing education credits (CEU) and improve your resume. Whether you are seeking a promotion, a new job, or a part-time retirement career, this training will add to your skill set.


Every year, millions of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters. The majority of these animals are lost pets whose owners were unable to find them. By getting missing pets back home quickly and preventing them from becoming lost again, you can save countless lives. 

Course 1: Introduction to the world of missing pets

How many pets go missing every year, how many are found, and where do they all go? In this course you will learn the scope of the problem, the societal impacts, and how you can get involved and make a difference.

Course 2: Missing pet recovery in the animal shelter

What happens to stray pets in shelters, and why are so few reclaimed? In this course you will learn the myth of pet overpopulation and how a focus on adoption perpetuates it, the barriers to owner reunion, and how to navigate the shelter system. 

Course 3: Becoming a Missing Pet Consultant

How can you help owners find their pets, whether in the community or in the shelters? In this course you will learn missing pet, owner, and finder behavior, effective search techniques, and myths, scams, and bad advice to be avoided. 

How it works

The Missing Pet Consultant program is made up of three courses as described above. Each course has three modules for a total of nine lessons. The program is self-paced so you can take as much time as you need to complete each module.

Worksheets with assignments and links to reading material, videos, and other media relevant to each module are included in the program.

Option 1: Self learning

You will be given access to all nine video modules and corresponding worksheets. Complete the program in as much or as little time as you like. All assignments must be submitted to earn the certificate of completion. Cost is $99.

Option 2: Live coaching + bonus content

In addition to what is included in the self learning option, you will receive a live virtual meeting with the instructor and an additional worksheet detailing how to conduct the missing pet owner consult. Upon completion of the program, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for Missing Pet Consultants. Cost is $199.


Please note there are no refunds after we send you the materials. Be sure to ask any questions before submitting payment.

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