FINDING MONCHICHI | Lost Dog reunited with family in less than 24 hours

FINDING MONCHICHI | Lost Dog reunited with family in less than 24 hours

Family dog reunited with owners overnight thanks to lost-dog app and shelter partnership.

On Thursday afternoon, a sweet Brussels Griffon was brought to the Bonita campus of the San Diego Department of Animal Services. Every dog that enters the county shelters in San Diego gets registered on Finding Rover. Curious to see if the dog had been reported Lost by the owner on Finding Rover, the Deputy Director, Dan DeSousa, did a facial recognition search hoping to find a match. Unfortunately, no Lost report for a Brussels Griffon had been published.

While Dan was having dinner that same night, he received a push notification from the Finding Rover app alerting him to keep his eyes-peeled for a Brussels Griffon. With a racing heart, he opened Finding Rover to see the same sweet dog he searched for early in the day! From the Finding Rover digital Lost Poster, he clicked “Contact Owner,” and emailed her right away saying,

The dog was brought to our shelter on Sweetwater Road earlier today, so rest assured that she is safe… Hope to see you tomorrow when we open at 9:30am!
— Daniel E. DeSousa, Deputy Director, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services

The worried owners contacted Dan almost immediately, saying their prayers had been answered! Dan learned that the owner was in Los Angeles at The City of Hope hospital. The house sitter had taken the tags off of the dog, Monchichi, and they believe the UPS man left the gate open. Little Monchichi then took a trip around the block.  

Thanks to Finding Rover and the partnership with San Diego County of Animal Services, Monchichi was returned home in less than 24 hours!

Thank God for Finding Rover!
— Sherry Smith, owner's close friend

Please register your dog on Finding Rover, and tell your friends and neighbors because it could mean a speedy reunion, just like Monchichi and her family! 

A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.
— John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover

Key benefits of using Finding Rover include: 

                  Simple to register: Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code.

                  Easy to use: Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.

                  Technologically advanced: Finding Rover spent two years with The University of Utah research and development (R&D) department creating its proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot.

                  Social: Finding Rover unites dog owners based on common interests and provides a forum for users to read up on the latest dog news, share content and interact.

                  Free! Finding Rover is free to download and use.

Helpful links:

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services - http://www.sddac.com

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email Partners@FindingRover.com with your information or visit FindingRover.com/Partners 

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Animal Care Society partners with Finding Rover to save pets

Animal Care Society partners with Finding Rover to save pets

The Animal Care Society of Louisville, Kentucky is the newest shelter to be integrated with facial recognition technology to identify lost pets in Kentucky. The Animal Care Society now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home through Finding Rover (mobile app and website). 

As of May 20, 2015, five shelters in Kentucky are integrated with facial recognition database. 

As of May 20, 2015, five shelters in Kentucky are integrated with facial recognition database. 

Now, every dog that enters The Animal Care Society system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer for their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs. 

Every dog that leaves The Animal Care Society, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, his/her record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life.

A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.
— John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

When a community comes together on Finding Rover, more dogs can find home. Please help more pets find home, and spread the word.

Key benefits of using Finding Rover include: 

                  Simple to register: Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code.

                  Easy to use: Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.

                  Technologically advanced: Finding Rover spent two years with The University of Utah research and development (R&D) department creating its proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot.

                  Social: Finding Rover unites dog owners based on common interests and provides a forum for users to read up on the latest dog news, share content and interact.

                  Free! Finding Rover is free to download and use.

Current Shelters Onboard [as of May 20, 2015]  

  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - San Diego; Main - CA
  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - North County - CA
  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - South County - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - San Diego; Main - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Escondido - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Oceanside - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Carlsbad - CA
  • RSPCA (Multiple Locations) - Queensland, AUS 
  • Austin Animal Center – TX
  • BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions – TX
  • Friends for Life No Kill Shelter – TX
  • Miami-Dade Animal Services – FL
  • Ramona Humane Society – CA
  • Boone County Animal Shelter – KY
  • Lexington Humane Society – KY
  • Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control – KY
  • Jessamine County Animal Care and Control – KY
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society – CA
  • Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center – CA
  • Greater Huntsville Humane Society – AL
  • SPCA for Monterey County – CA
  • Animal Care Society – KY

Coming soon: 

  • 1       Dallas, TX
  • 2      San Antonio, TX
  • 3      Sacramento, CA
  • 4      Los Angeles, CA
  • 5      New York, NY
  • 6      Las Vegas, NV
  • 7      & MORE!

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email Partners@FindingRover.com with your information or visit FindingRover.com/Partners

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The Central Coast of California pets now protected with new technology

The Central Coast of California pets now protected with new technology

The SPCA for Monterey County is officially the first shelter on the Central Coast of California to be integrated with facial recognition technology to identify lost pets. The SPCA for Monterey County now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home through Finding Rover (mobile app and website).

 Now, every dog that enters the SPCA for Monterey County system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer for their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.

Every dog that leaves the SPCA for Monterey County, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, his/her record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life.

A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.
— John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

When a community comes together on Finding Rover, more dogs can find home. Please help more pets find home, and spread the word.

Key benefits of using Finding Rover include: 

                  Simple to register: Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code.

                  Easy to use: Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.

                  Technologically advanced: Finding Rover spent two years with The University of Utah research and development (R&D) department creating its proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot.

                  Social: Finding Rover unites dog owners based on common interests and provides a forum for users to read up on the latest dog news, share content and interact.

                  Free! Finding Rover is free to download and use. 

Watch the News Clip here:

 

Helpful links:

Finding Rover is currently available at http://findingrover.com and available on iOS devices and Android devices FREE.

Finding Rover News: http://www.findingrover.com/blog/

Finding Rover In Action – Reunion Story: http://www.findingrover.com/blog/reunion-story-san-diego-county-animal-services

SPCA for Monterey County - http://www.spcamc.org/

SPCA for Monterey County Contact - Beth Brookhouser, Director of Community Outreach, 831-264-5469

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email Partners@FindingRover.com with your information or visit FindingRover.com/Partners

Current Shelters Onboard [as of May 14, 2015]

  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - San Diego; Main - CA
  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - North County - CA
  • San Diego County Department of Animal Services - South County - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - San Diego; Main - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Escondido - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Oceanside - CA
  • San Diego Humane Society - Carlsbad - CA
  • RSPCA (Multiple Locations) - Queensland, AUS 
  • Austin Animal Center – TX
  • BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions – TX
  • Friends for Life No Kill Shelter – TX
  • Miami-Dade Animal Services – FL
  • Ramona Humane Society – CA
  • Boone County Animal Shelter – KY
  • Lexington Humane Society – KY
  • Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control – KY
  • Jessamine County Animal Care and Control – KY
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society – CA
  • Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center – CA
  • Greater Huntsville Humane Society – AL
  • SPCA for Monterey County - CA

Coming soon:

  • 1      Louisville, KY
  • 2      Dallas, TX
  • 3      San Antonio, TX
  • 4       Sacramento, CA
  • 5      Los Angeles, CA
  • 6      New York, NY
  • 7      Las Vegas, NV
  • 8      & MORE!

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Alabama sets huge milestone for animal welfare

Alabama sets huge milestone for animal welfare

The first shelter in Alabama to adopt facial recognition technology is Greater Huntsville Humane Society! This integration sets a huge milestone for pets' well-being in Alabama because now a stray dog can be instantly identified with a picture on Finding Rover and be returned home. 

Greater Huntsville Humane Society is officially the first shelter in Alabama integrated with facial recognition technology to identify lost pets. Greater Huntsville Humane Society now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home through Finding Rover (mobile app and website).

Now, every dog that enters the Greater Huntsville Humane Society system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer for their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.

Every dog that leaves Greater Huntsville Humane Society, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, his/her record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life.

A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.
— John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

When a community comes together on Finding Rover, more dogs can find home. Please help more pets find home, and spread the word.

Key benefits of using Finding Rover include: 

                  Simple to register: Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code.

                  Easy to use: Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.

                  Technologically advanced: Finding Rover spent two years with The University of Utah research and development (R&D) department creating its proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot.

                  Social: Finding Rover unites dog owners based on common interests and provides a forum for users to read up on the latest dog news, share content and interact.

                  Free! Finding Rover is free to download and use.

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email Partners@FindingRover.com with your information.

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First Shelter in Northern California integrated with facial recognition technology

First Shelter in Northern California integrated with facial recognition technology

Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is officially the first shelter in Northern California integrated with facial recognition technology to identify lost pets! Napa County Animal Shelter now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home through Finding Rover! 

Now, every dog that enters Napa County Animal Shelter system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer for their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.

Every dog that leaves Napa County Animal Shelter, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet-parent completes registration with an email. If that dog ever gets lost, his/her record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is simple and free. Once your dogs are registered, they’re protected for life.

A dog is a beloved family member, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our dogs from being lost forever. Registering a dog on Finding Rover is another step all owners should take to further protect their cherished pet.
— John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

When a community comes together on Finding Rover, more dogs can find home. Please help more pets find home, and spread the word.

Key benefits of using Finding Rover include: 

                  Simple to register: Registration is easy through Facebook and email – all you need is a picture of your dog and a zip code.

                  Easy to use: Anyone with a mobile phone can take a photo of a lost dog, which will be instantly posted on Finding Rover.

                  Technologically advanced: Finding Rover spent two years with The University of Utah research and development (R&D) department creating its proprietary facial recognition technology. Finding Rover has the only technology that instantly recognizes a dog on the spot.

                  Social: Finding Rover unites dog owners based on common interests and provides a forum for users to read up on the latest dog news, share content and interact.

                  Free! Finding Rover is free to download and use.

Want to become a partner for FREE, get more dogs adopted out of your shelter or rescue, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple; email Partners@FindingRover.com with your information or visit FindingRover.com/Partners 

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