Few experiences are as devastating as losing your pet. Each year, it is estimated that six to eight million pets arrive at animal shelters –and many are lost dogs and cats. According to HomeAgain, one in three pets will become lost during its lifetime. And according to the National Council on Pet Population, Study and Policy, less than 2 percent of lost cats and 20 percent of lost dogs are ever returned to their owners. Most who find their way home do so because they had tags or microchips.