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Indiana Lost Pet Help

Indiana Lost Pet Help

Ohio-Based Pet Search and Rescue Scent Hounds Available for Indiana Lost Pets

Pet Search and Rescue and K9 Handler Jim Berns is an expert in lost pet cases. He is based at the boarder of Ohio and travels frequently to Indiana to help in lost pet cases with Scent Dogs.

Jim Berns can be reached direct at: 513-708-0815

Pet Search and Rescue offers assistance via phone and in-person searches in all of Indiana, including for: Marion County lost pets, Lake County lost pets, Allen County lost pets, Hamilton County lost pets, St. Joseph County lost pets and Elkhart County lost pets. We do not provide Private Investigator services in Indiana. If you contact us about pet theft or other pet cases that are beyond pet services that we provide, we will refer you to a licensed private investigator in Indiana.


“If it were not for Jim and his lost pet Search Dogs we never would have gotten our Harvey back!”

– Linda R., West Chester, Ohio

Search Events

Ohio-based Pet Detective Jim Berns will help you organize a very effective lost pet search event!

We Cover All of Indiana Including:

Fort Wayne

Indiana Lost Pet Help

In the News

Real-life Pet Detective Jim Berns assists pet owners in finding their missing pets in Ohio and surrounding areas including Indiana using his Search Dogs along with the volunteers and organizing Search Events. He has been covered in print and tv media for offering lost pet help. Pet Detective Jim Berns was featured on the front page of the Local section of the Enquirer, Cincinnati’s local newspaper. The story is about how Search K9 Samantha found Rudy, a dog who was lost behind his home in Indian Hill, Ohio.


Our Lost Pet Services Include

Here are just a few things you can expect when contacting us for help in your lost pet search in all parts of Indiana.


Detailed information about how to find a lost dog or missing cat and how to find lost pet help in Indiana.

Search Events

Organizing a Search Event to help find your lost pet. Sometimes it takes a team of people to find a missing animal.

Brainstorming New Ideas

Have you done everything in your search? Need new ideas? We can help! With hundreds of lost pet cases under our belt, we have a fresh perspective to provide lost pet help!

Search Dogs

Lost Pet Search Dogs are an excellent tool in the search for a lost pet. Our Search Dogs include Bloodhounds, Foxhounds, and Bluetick Coonhounds.

Ohio Pet Detective

Serving All of Indiana

Pet Search and Rescue offers assistance via phone and in-person searches in all of Indiana, including: Marion County, Lake County, Allen County, Hamilton County, St. Joseph County, Elkhart County, Tippecanoe County, Porter County, Johnson County and Monroe County. We cover all of Ohio and Indiana with in-person search options. Call Jim at 513-708-0815 to find out more, receive free advise and a quote.

How to Prepare for Your Lost Pet Search

When you hire Jim Berns and his Search Dogs to come look for your lost pet in Indiana, here are a few things he suggests you do to prepare for the search:
  • Photo of your Lost Pet: Email him a picture of your lost dog or lost cat. If possible have it be a clear picture of your lost pet that shows the pet from the side.
  • Reward Amount: Email him if you are offering a reward and how much. If you have questions if you should offer a lost pet reward or not, he can offer a suggestion and explain why or why not.
  • Volunteers: Jim works with your volunteers. Start by getting a group of volunteers to help with the search.
  • Search Event Organization: Jim helps you organize a search event for your lost pet. His Search Dogs and your volunteers take your search efforts to the next higher level. Especially effective if you have tried everything to find your lost pet, but with no luck. Communicate to Jim about a time and day that works best for you and your volunteers. He will advise you what supplies to have volunteers arrive with.
  • Scent Article: Have a Scent Article for the Search Dogs, such as bedding or a toy.


“It’s just amazing,” Mindy Ellis said after Jim Berns and Samantha found her dog in less than 6 minutes. “We were all just so impressed with him. I think if more people knew about him there would be so many more people who would find their pets.”

Indiana Lost Pet Resources & Tips

Bloomington Animal Shelter

Indianapolis-area shelters:

City of Lawrence Animal Shelter

7699 E. 53rd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Hamilton County Humane Society

18102 Cumberland Rd.
Noblesville, IN 46060

Hancock County Animal Control

809 S. State St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

Hendricks County Animal Shelter

945 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122

Humane Society of Indianapolis

7929 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Johnson County Animal Control

1061 Hospital Rd.
Franklin, IN 46131

Shelbyville Animal Shelter

705 Hale Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Speedway Animal Control

1390 N. Lynhurst Dr.
Speedway, IN 46224

*We do not provide Private Investigator services in Indiana. If you have a theft case or missing property case we will refer you to a licensed Private Investigator.

Tips for Finding Lost Pets in Indiana:

  • Dirt and rain can dramatically change the appearance of your pet. Use extra care when seeing the picture of a pet online that might be a match to yours – visit the shelter in person often!
  • Check in the local newspaper under “Found” and on craigslist too.
  • Talk to your immediate neighbors – don’t just put a flyer in their mailbox. You need to ask them questions and ask for permission to search their property for your lost pet.
  • Don’t stop your search too close. In many parts of Indiana there is farmland and large rural areas. Pets can get further away. Don’t just look close to home.
  • Get the word out – any way you can! Specifically in Indianapolis we had great luck with lost pet flyers and bigger posters.
  • For lost pets in Indianapolis, make sure to leave a way for them to return home on their own.
  • Offer a specific dollar amount reward.

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