FAQ

Individuals who have either lost or found a pet may post a free listing in Pets Missing In Action. However, this space is not available for posting commercial ads. The pet ads are monitored. All inappropriate material will be removed.

No, this is not allowed. There are other resources on the internet for this. This site is only for lost and found pets.

Because we accept listings from any individual who has either lost or found a pet anywhere in the US, we suggest that you try to be discriptive in the "Subject Box". Examples: Lost Black Lab - Hyde Park area, or Lost Calico - New Milford area.

In the "Message Box" you are allowed to use any format that you choose. In this space you can include a detailed description of the pet, where and when it was lost or found, and your contact information. (See below for additional details about contact information.)

Because we had many requests to extend the posting time, your freel listing will remain on the site for 150 days. If the pet is still missing and your listing has expired, you may resubmit your listing.

There may be several reasons:

  • Your post did not show up because your browser did not reload the page - it simply pulled it out of your browser's cache. Please reload or refresh your browser and it should then appear.
  • After posting you are sent an e-mail with an activation link. You must click on that link to activate your ad. If you didn't get that e-mail in your inbox, check your spam filtered e-mails.
  • Our software may have flagged your posting as a possible spam. We review these posting and approve them if they are appropriate.

Yes, we require an e-mail address to post a listing on our service. After posting you are sent an e-mail with an activation link that you must click.

If you do not want to publish your personal or business e-mail addresses, get a free e-mail address from Gmail or Yahoo that you can later discard.

No, we do not compile e-mail lists for sale and we strongly oppose spamming.

We are a member of KnujOn and strongly support CAUCE.

When you submitted your ad to PMIA, you received a confirmation e-mail from us with "Verify your email address" as the subject line. Near the bottom of that e-mail is a link that will allow you to either edit or modify your ad. If you no longer have the e-mail, use the contact form on our main web site. Make sure you include the posting number, your e-mail address, and the title of your posting. The e-mail address in your request must match the e-mail address we have on file for your posting.

Pets Missing in Action is not affiliated with nor endorses any person claiming to be a pet detective, any fee for service organization, or pet insurance company. All Pets Missing in Action services are free. We do not condone the actions of people or organizations that may contact you because of your listing on this site and offer to charge a fee to find your pet. If you are contacted by such a person, beware of their claims.

Here are a couple of common sense suggestions when responing to someone claiming to have your pet.

  • If you offered a reward, never give anyone money before you get your pet back. There are scam artists that would be happy to take your money and run.
  • When someone contacts you and claims to have your pet, make arrangements to exchange your pet and the reward money (if offered) in a trusted public place, such as your veterinarian's office. Never arrange to met someone alone, or at your home or theirs.
  • Be careful not to give out too much personal information about yourself.

These guidelines are offered as mere suggestions. Check with authorities or experts in your area for other safe ways to make an exchange.

Our primary goal is that you locate your pet or help someone find thiers. We believe that if you think other listing services will help, by all means, utilize their services also. Our secondary concern is to pay for our web hosting and that's where advertisements (& donations) help. Neither brings in much, but every little bit helps.