What you do, and don't do, says a lot about who you are.

What We Don't Do:

  • Cut costs or corners. We don't think "good enough" is either good or enough when it comes to your pet's safety.

  • Take our eye off the ball - ever - when it comes to being here when you and your pet need us.

What We Do:

  • Answer every call 24/7.

  • Base our emergency call centers in the U.S. even though it costs us more.

  • Treat your pet's emergency as if it was our own pet's.

  • Believe in giving back: 25% of the revenue from our annual membership renewals is donated to great pet causes and 50% of the revenue from our Adoption Program is donated back to the shelter or rescue from which the pets have been adopted.

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What Drives Us

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Help4Pets, Inc. was founded in 1996 and helping pets isn't just in our name; it's in our DNA. It's what we do and it's what we love.

Since day one, we've been 100% focused on putting safety first. If there was a better way to make our tags, we chose it. If there was a better way to set up our phone systems, we did it. If there was a better way to train our emergency operators, we took that route.  Even though better has always cost more, we have never opted for savings over safety. And we never will.

Every success, big or little, drives us to continue with our mission.

This steadfast dedication and the knowledge that only comes from thousands of cases and years of experience, has led to Help4Pets being chosen by some of the most well-respected animal-advocacy organizations to assist in some very challenging efforts to help pets.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, The Louisiana SPCA called on us to help. Thousands of our Pet Emergency Tags were handed out to protect pets displaced by the storm.

The SPCA International chose the Pet Emergency Tags for Operation Baghdad Pups, a program developed to help American soldiers serving in Iraq who could not bear to leave behind the dogs they had befriended when their tour of duty ended. This program made it possible for the dogs to be transported to the U.S. to be adopted by the soldiers. The Pet Emergency Tag protected them during the long and treacherous journey, and continues to protect them today in their forever homes.

And The Animal Rescue Site chose the Pet Emergency Tag as a fundraising tool to help feed and care for their shelter animals, while promoting the safety of all the animals in their community.

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How it Started

It all began with one person who was inspired by two dogs,

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Liz Blackman founded Help4Pets, Inc. in 1996 when two beloved rescues, Lita and Winchell, won her heart and inspired her to become a leader in the world of pet safety – who now has more than 20 years experience and thousands of cases under her belt. 

She has learned to think like a dog when one is missing so they can be found quickly. And she'll be the first to admit she can be a "terrier on a pant leg" when it comes to a cause she believes in; helping pets is one of them. 

Guided by the belief that it's a lot less painful and less expensive to learn from other people's mistakes, she's made it her life's mission to share what she's learned with pet parents everywhere. Her advice could save your pet's life; she really hopes you'll listen.

Help4Pets, Inc. is comprised of an exceptional team of pet-safety experts and dedicated animal lovers available 24/7 to assist you.