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Helps registered pets get home if they are lost.
Helps finders of lost animals locate the owner.

The Pet Registry identifies a pet in various ways (ID numbers of any kind, micro-chip, physical description, picture) that will help a lost pet get home, allow disaster-response teams to take appropriate action, etc.

The Pet Registry is a service without cost to users. Of Course, donations are encouraged (at bottom-right).

The Pet Registry can store any and all identification numbers associated with an animal. With the Pet Registry database, a pet can be immediately identified when any of its ID numbers is submitted to the system (even if the number is out-of-date). For example, ID numbers may include: a vaccination tag number, a micro-chip number, a tattoo number, etc.

[The Pet Registry is dedicated to the memory of Christine Cefalu-Pfaff who helped set-up and test the original Pet Registry that was created for the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission Auxiliary in 2010. She was a member of the Auxiliary.]

Pet Registry - Data Form - Data Entry for a Dog

Owner's Information

First Name:Last Name:

Street Address:


Use the 2-capital-letter postal abreviation.

Postal (Zip) Code [xxxxx]:&/orMap LocationLatitudeLongitude

Telephone Number(s) [xxx-xxx-xxxx]:

e-Mail Address(es):

4-Digit Pin Number:
Create and keep this "Key" to access data.

Pet's Basic Information

Pet's Name:

Status:  OK  Lost  Needs Rescue  Disaster Related

Pet's Sex:

 Male (with testicles)  Male (without testicles)  Female

Breed Type(may be a mixed-breed):

 Bull dog or bull-terrier type dog  Retriever type dog
 Hound type dog  Terrier type dog  Spaniel type dog
 Spitz type dog (dense hair, curved tail, upright ears)
 Other or Not Sure

Specific Breed  Select here if not 100% sure.

50 popular specific breeds:

 Afghan Hound  Airedale Terrier  Beagle  Basenji
 Bassett Hound  Belgian Malinois  Bloodhound
 Border Collie  Boston Terrier  Boxer  King Charles Sp.
 Chihuahua  Chow Chow  Cocker Spaniel  Collie
 Corgy  Dachschound (weenie dog)  Dalmation
 Doberman Pinscher  English Bulldog  English Bull Terrier
 Fox Terrier  German Shepherd  Golden Retriever
 Greyhound  Husky  Irish Setter  Jack Russell Terrier
 Labrador Retriever (Lab)  Lhasa Apso  Malamute
 Maltese  Mastiff  Old English Sheep Dog  Papillion
 Pekingese  Pomeranian  Poodle  Pug  Rottweiler
 Saint Bernard  Schnauzer  Scottish Terrier  Shar Pei
 Sheltland Sheep Dog (Sheltie)  Shih Tzu  Weimaraner
 West Highland Terrier  Wolf Hound  Yorkshire Terr. (Yorkie)

[See: http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/profiles/ for breed names/pictures]

ID Number(s):

A number may be from a tag, a collar, a micro-chip scan, a tattoo, etc.

Use a "/" to separate one number from the next (if there is more than one)
[number/number/ ... /number]:

Medical Condition(s)/Emergency Medical Conditions(s)/History Dialog:

 Emergency Medical Condition(s) Check-Box

Infomation for Emergency Responders (Confidential)

Vet's Information (Optional) (Confidential)

Regular Veterinarian:

Vet's Place of Business:

Street Address:



Postal (Zip) Code [xxxxx]:

Telephone Number(s) [xxx-xxx-xxxx]:

e-Mail Address:

Pet's Traits

Coat color (one color only):

 Black  White  Gray (any shade)  Brown or Other

Coat colors (other than one color only):

 Black and white  Brown and white  Three colors
 Brindle pattern (solid or not)  Other

Coat texture:

 Smooth and short  Long, and straight or wavy
 Long, straight, and dense  Wire-haired (frizzy, moderate length)

Coat markings:

 Coat is not white, but with white on head
 Coat is not black, but with black on head
 Coat is not brown, with brown on head
 Same color over both eyes
 Coat is not white, with white on chest
 Coat is not white, with tip of tail white
 Coat is not white, with white on one or more paws

White on paw(s) (an all white dog will have Four) :

 One  Two  Three  Four  None

Height - height of back at shoulders is:

 Approximately 1 foot [30 cm] (give or take a couple of inches [5 cm])
 Well less than 1 foot  Well more than 1 foot  Don't know

Nose color:

 Black  Brown  Pinkish  Other

Eye color:

 Black  Brown  Blue  Gray  Eyes don't match in color


 Upright  Tabbed over to any extent  Flopped down
 Both ears docked  Other


 Docked  Long and curved over back  Fluffy

Pet Description Dialog:


One photograph is allowed. A composite is recommended; for example: a face shot, and one or two full body shots in profile, combined into one image. .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, and .gif formats are accepted. A composite picture can be created, and picture size can be adjusted, using appropriate software: MS Paint, for example.


Enter the information indicated by the entry field headings, and submit the form.

To edit the data already in the Registry, make the changes, and re-submit the form. The system establishes location either by mail zip code or map numbers (latitude/longitude) or both. [To clear map numbers, go to the map, and press Esc.]

To search the database and obtain the reports of lost, or missing in a disaster, pets that match the description of a found animal, enter the descriptive elements into the form and submit it. You can scan through the reports using on screen toggle buttons, or Left and Right Arrows on the keyboard. A "Pet Description Dialog" is available for giving details such as weight, height, special identifiers: markings, scars, etc. Please be concise when supplying such information.


No information submitted to the Pet Registry will be shared, except as is necessary, and with the consent of the owner.

The last name and phone number of the owner appear on Pet Registry reports, unless the owner checks them as confidential. The Pet Registry automatically notifies the owner, via e-mail, etc., with the finder's contact information when the animal is reported as found. The owner may then contact the finder.

ID Numbers With Optional Descriptions:

Use a comma to separate an ID number from its description. For example: number, description / number, description.

Medical Condition:

Indicate any physical abnormality or illness, especially where the pet is urgently dependent upon medicinal drugs.


A picture, where the animal fills most of the frame, so details can be seen, is a great help when an animal has to be identified. Just follow the picture related captions on the form. The system automatically reduces large picture files to a manageable size with a fixed base picture height of 240 pixels. Be aware that large files take longer to upload.

In Pet Registry reports, pictures are displayed in a relatively small format. To enlarge/reduce a picture, click/tap on it. Alt-DownArrow will also enlarge a picture, and Alt-UpArrow will reduce it. You can scan through the reports with the enlarged pictures displayed from report to report.

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