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Membership in Lookout Guardians is free.
Members volunteer as Lookouts for free.
Pets have a one-time, life-time registration fee of $25.
Save on each registration by using your Savings Code

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a Lookout?

Who can be a Lookout?

How to join and become a Lookout with Lookout Guardians?

I don't have a pet. How can I help?

Why should I register my pet before it is lost?

When can I use Lookout Guardians to look for my pet?

How many Lookouts are in my area?

May I register my exotic pet?

What is a savings code?

What pictures should I take of my pet?

What is a Lookout?

A Lookout is a pet-friendly, good citizen and neighbor who is willing to cooperate with other pet-friendly, good citizens and neighbors to help bring lost pets home safe and sound. Lookouts are the backbone of the Lookout Guardians Neighborhood Search Network for Lost Pets. They provide the rapid response search team that looks out for lost pets as they go about their daily activities. When you go to our Registration page, there is an option to indicate that you would like to sign up as a Lookout. Lookouts register for free.

When a pet becomes lost in your neighborhood, you will receive a Lost Pet Alert Email that links you to information and pictures of the lost pet. Then you stay on the lookout for the lost pet as you go about your daily activities.  If you see the pet, call the owner.

Who can be a Lookout?

Anyone can be a Lookout. You can be a Lookout if you are young or old, senior or junior. If you live in a house, an apartment, a trailer, or tepee; If you look out a window, mow your yard, sit on your balcony, drive a car, walk to work, take a bus or taxi or roller skate to work. If you hike, bike or climb mountains you can be a Lookout. If you are a kid or a teen, you can be a Lookout, but get your parents permission first.

How to join and become a Lookout with Lookout Guardians?

  1. Go to www.lookoutguardians.com
  2. Click on JOIN NOW (in the upper right of the home page screen).
  3. Once you are at the Welcome New Member page you can create a Member Name. Your Member Name will be how LookoutGuardians.com and other Lookout Guardians members will know you. It is your Lookout Guardians online identity. Create a Member Name you like: Prettypaws, Tracker, Scout, Betty, Tigerlilly, David are all examples of Member Names. You can be playful, creative, fun or simple and to the point... whatever works for you as long as it is unique within Lookout Guardians. Member Names do need to be more than 4 characters long. See discussion under Member Name.
  4. Write down your new Lookout Guardians Member Name: ______________________________________________________
  5. Check the box for "I would like to be a Lookout." (Being a Lookout is optional for our members, but we would be most grateful if you could volunteer as a Lookout. And besides, "How to become a Lookout" is in the title of this how-to section.)
  6. Complete the Welcome New Member form with as much information as you want. Member Name, Email, Password and Zip Code are necessary to create the account. Write your Password down and keep it private: ________________________________
  7. When you are satisfied with your membership form (you will be able to edit it later) click on Join Now at the bottom of the page.
  8. At this point, Lookout Guardians will send you an email to verify your email address and to verify that you intended to set up an account with us.
  9. This step helps prevent spammers. Go to your email account and open the email from Lookout Guardians. Read the email and click on the URL (really long line of words and characters, usually underlined; it is the address for Lookout Guardians verification process). The verification process confirms your membership. If nothing happens when you click on the URL, you may have to copy the URL and then paste it into your browser's address bar.
  10. When step nine has completed successfully, you will be returned to the Lookout Guardians home page so you can login. Once you reach this point, you will never have to perform steps 1 - 9 again.
  11. Now, click on the LOGIN (upper right part of the home page). The LOGIN pop-up box will appear. Here you can enter your Member Name and Password, then click on the LOGIN box in the lower right of the pop-up box. This is how you will enter LookoutGuardians.com from now on. Explore the website and tell your friends.

I don't have a pet, how can I help?

You can become a Lookout. They are the backbone of the Lookout Guardians Neighborhood Search Network or Lost Pets. They provide the rapid response search team that looks out for lost pets as they go about their daily activities. When you go to our Registration page, there is an option to indicate that you would like to sign up as a Lookout. Lookouts register for free. You can also:

Ask friends and family to register as a Lookout. Remenber, it's free!

Tell your pet owning friends about registering at Lookout Guardians.

Why should I register my pet before it is lost?

Time is a critical factor for a lost pet. The longer the delay in getting the word out, the farther away your pet can be and the more it is exposed to all the dangers-cars and wild animals for example.

Registering your pet prior to becoming lost helps you collect and organize critical information about your pet in one place. This includes photos of your pet which are very important in telling people about your pet should it become lost. It's the "one picture is worth a thousand words" idea.

We have worked to get the price of a pet membership down to a very nominal fee, (even less with your Savings Code) for the lifetime of the pet. This is so people could feel comfortable registering their pet before it is lost. Maybe, even hopefully, you never need it...much like insurance, but if you do, everything is at your finger tips ready to go in just minutes. The Lookouts are alerted the next time they check their email.

Searching for pictures of your pet and uploading them, delays getting the information out about your pet. Further, you very well may not have the pictures that will be most likely for help you identify your pet. We will step you through the pictures you need to take to profile your pet for a search.

When can I use Lookout Guardians to search for my lost pet?

How many Lookouts are in my area?

May I register my exotic pet?

Yes, you are welcome to register your exotic pet. However, Lookouts volunteer to search on a case by case basis. We are new and have little experience to tell us whether your neighborhood Lookouts will volunteer to help search for lions and tigers and bears. However, we are pretty sure they will want to know what is loose in the neighborhood so they can bring in their cats and dogs and children.

We should explore together what can be done to protect both the exotic pet and the neighborhood should your pet become lost.

What is a Savings Code?

A Savings Code is a code we put on many of our promotional materials. A Savings Code can save you money ($) off the price of each Pet Enrollment. You will be able to use the Savings Code each time you enroll a pet, even if it is five or six years from now. When you become a member of Lookout Guardians we will ask you to enter your Savings Code, and we save it as part of your Member Profile so you will always have easy access to it.

Each time you enroll a pet the amount associated with your Savings Code is automatically deducted from the price of enrollment. If you do not yet have a Savings Code, you can still save $1.00 by using the Savings Code LASSIE. We look forward to having you as a member of Lookout Guardians. (Note: If you do not have a Savings Code and you were referred by a friend, ask your friend if they have a Savings Code. It may save you money.)

What pictures should I take of my pet for the Pet Description Page?

Basic shots include a full face shot. A good one for this shot is where your pet is sitting and looking at you. This provides a look at their face, chest and front legs. A left side shot and right side shot of them standing is very helpful, especially if your pet has unique markings on one side or the other. If you can get a shot of any markings on their chest and tummy is good especially if there is an interesting pattern. I had ablack tuxedo kitty named Trinity and the markings on his tummy looked like a soaring bird, a cross and a sun (or moon). Finally a detailed shot of any distinctive markings.

 

 
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