Major Sacramento Shelters Launch with Finding Rover

Major Sacramento Shelters Launch with Finding Rover

The three major shelters in California's Capitol City are officially integrated with Finding Rover's facial recognition technology! Now, it is easier than ever to search all of the dogs in these three shelters without having to drive all over Sacramento looking for a missing dog or adoptable dog.

Right from your smartphone or computer, you can view and follow Sacramento County Animal Care and RegulationCity of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter, and Sacramento SPCA on Finding Rover

Now, every dog that enters these shelters become registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelters right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.

Every dog that leaves  Sacramento County Animal Care and RegulationCity of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter, and Sacramento SPCA, 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 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.  

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

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

Official Launch - Media Event:

What: Press event to announce that three Sacramento area animal shelters will launch Finding Rover, a FREE app that utilizes facial recognition technology to identify lost and found dogs in real time from a smartphone or computer. Open to city and county employees, shelter staff and volunteers, and all rescue partners.

When: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1

Where: 700 H Street, Hearing Room 1/Press Room, 1st Floor

Who:  

Visuals:  Finding Rover CEO John Polimeno will provide a demonstration of how the application works on smartphones to quickly and easily identify lost and found dogs.

Note:  All press event participants will be available for one-on-one interviews after the introductions and demonostration.

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 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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Ohio gains additional shelter using facial recognition for dogs

Ohio gains additional shelter using facial recognition for dogs

Jackson County Dog Pound  joins the ranks of shelters in Ohio using facial recognition technology to identify lost pets. This Jackson, Ohio shelter now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home.

Now, every dog that enters the Jackson County Dog Pound system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing dog, a neighbor’s missing dog, or search for adoptable dogs.

Every dog that leaves Jackson County Dog Pound, 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, their 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 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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Reunion Story - Oso the Yorkie

Reunion Story - Oso the Yorkie

On a typical Tuesday morning, Luis opened the door to his backyard to let Oso, a one year old Yorkshire Terrier, out to go to the bathroom.  After a little while, his kids could not find the dog. 

Luis came home from work to help his kids search the neighborhood and put up lost dog posters, all to no avail. 

Last week, he visited the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, but could not find the dog.  His search also came up empty at the San Diego County Animal Services facility in Bonita. 

On Monday, a friend told him that he should register Oso with Finding Rover.  At first, Luis was reluctant to do so. After uploading a photo of Oso, he was quickly notified that Oso was safe at the animal care facility on Gaines Street

Luis stated that he was “stunned” when he saw Oso’s photo on Finding Rover. He and his children (ages 5, 7, and 15) are ecstatic knowing that Oso had been found.

Oso, the one year old Yorkshire Terrier

Oso, the one year old Yorkshire Terrier

Without Finding Rover, Luis may never have checked the Gaines Street location of San Diego Department of Animal Services where Oso was taken. Luckily, Finding Rover makes it easy to check multiple shelters in your area! 

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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Reunion Story - Ohio family reunited in one day

Reunion Story - Ohio family reunited in one day

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center in Dayton, Ohio partnered with Finding Rover in July 2015, and the happy tails continue. On Wednesday, the owner pictured below realized his dog had gone missing.

After searching the neighborhood and the internet, he found information about Finding Rover on Thursday. He downloaded the free app to his smartphone, and reported his dog Lost with an existing photo on his phone. Almost instantly he was alerted of a match located at Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

That same day, he went to the shelter, and picked up his beloved dog right before closing time. The two were overjoyed to be reunited!

With the Finding Rover integration, Montgomery County Animal Resource Center now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs find their forever home through FindingRover.com (mobile app and website).

Now, every dog that enters the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center 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 Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, 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.

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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Clear the Shelters 2015

Clear the Shelters 2015

The dog days of summer have arrived, and it's time to Clear the Shelters with NBC! Animal shelters nationwide are cutting adoption fees for NBC's Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, August 15th. Your new family member is waiting for you!

Here are participating shelters that use Finding Rover to positively identify lost dogs with facial recognition technology:

Texas

Southern California 

  • Rancho Coastal Animal Services389 Requeza St, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760-753-6413
  • San Diego County Animal Services
    • Central Location - 5480 Gaines St, San Diego, CA 92110 | 619-767-2675
    • North Location - 2481 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011 | 619-767-2675
    • South Location - 5821 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902 | 619-767-2675
  • San Diego Humane Society 
    • San Diego Location - 5500 Gaines St, San Diego, CA 92110 | 619-299-7012 
    • Escondido Location - 3450 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027 | 760-888-2275
    • Oceanside Location - 2905 San Luis Rey Road (Dogs), Oceanside, CA 92058 | 760-757-4357
  • SPARC Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center - 705 E Santa Barbara St, Santa Paula, CA 93060 | 805-525-8609

Northern California 

Georgia 

Florida

Every dog that enters these shelters becomes pre-registered on Finding Rover. View their Packs on Finding Rover today for more info. 

Every dog that enters these shelters becomes pre-registered on Finding Rover. View their Packs on Finding Rover today for more info. 

What is Clear the Shelters?

Clear the Shelters is a television event hosted by local NBC News affiliates. This event is dedicated to bringing awareness to homeless pets across the U.S. Local shelter that choose to participate in this event have cut pet adoption fees in hopes to adopt-out more pets. At most participating shelters, NBC News cameras will be documenting the adoptions to be aired locally. Who knows, maybe you and your new family member will be the big news story of the day! 

How does Finding Rover fit?

The shelters listed above are Finding Rover Partners; which means every dog in their care has been pre-registered on Finding Rover. When you adopt a dog from any Finding Rover Partner, you can complete registration by creating a Finding Rover profile with the email you provided to the shelter. Your new dog will automatically be transferred to you and protected with facial recognition on Finding Rover.

 

Please visit your local shelter soon, and adopt your new family member. Shelters nationwide are compacted, and need your help. Please consider adoption. Here at Finding Rover, we believe every day should be Clear the Shelters day! 

Contact your local shelter for more details on how you can help homeless pets today.

Want to become a Finding Rover Partner for FREE? Please email Partners@FindingRover.com or visit FindingRover.com/partners for more information. 

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