If you’ve experienced the sinking feeling that comes with realizing your pet is lost, you’re not alone. Estimates from American Humane put the number of pets lost every year in the US close to 10 million. A 2012 study from the ASPCA of nearly 3,000 households found that those who lost a pet were reunited 85% of the time. This is good news for those of use with companion animals. There are things we can do to prevent losing a pet and steps we can take to find them quickly if they are lost. According to the same ASPCA study, of the dogs that were recovered, almost 50% were found during a neighborhood search, and 15% were found because of a tag or microchip.