About Us

The faces behind Help Find Lost Pets…

Rob Smith
With a keen interest in Herpetology and a background in snake research, Rob enjoys and comes well-equipped to the challenges that lost exotic species present and has always had a knack for retrieving lost reptiles and amphibians. Additional formal training in lost pet forensic techniques, tracking, animal behavior, and remote viewing have given him a comprehensive skillset that he applies to lost animal cases of all kinds. Also a scientist consistently working with DNA, Rob has a feel for gathering evidence and tracking animals down to the molecular level! "I enjoy the tactical elements that each new case presents. No two are alike and because there are so many approaches to finding lost pets there is always room for a lot of hope when it appears there may be none. It’s a great feeling to help people bring their pets home."


Annalisa Berns
Annalisa Berns, owner of Pet Search and Rescue, dreamed of working with animals from a young age. She found her life's work when she read Kat Albrecht's book, "The Lost Pet Chronicles." She is passionate about educating people about how to bring their lost pets home. Annalisa works a team of three Search Dogs, including Lilly, Rainbow and Peri. She trains with K-9 Search and Rescue, expert dog trainers and volunteer K-9 Sheriff Search and Rescue. She focuses her studies on animal tracks, lost pet behavior, crime scene investigation, search management techniques and advanced urban trailing. She has completed the President's DNA Initiative and received a certificate of completion in "Crime Scene and DNA Basics for Forensic Analysts."