Who is Karin TarQwyn?

What is Lost Pet Professionals?


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​The Real  Pet Detectives...

Licensed investigators  specializing in lost dogs

Learn more about Karin TarQwyn her credentials and history.


Discover how Karin became America's Missing Pet P.I.

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Losing Jack and Finding a New Life


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How to Find a Lost Dog: the Pet Owner's Guide

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Industry professional since 2005...

Karin TarQwyn is a full time licensed private investigator who's sole (and soul) specialty is the location and recovery of missing and lost pets.

 In 1997 she began training scent specific canines to search for lost children and adults. In 2004, she experienced the grief and panic of a pet gone missing when her own dog,  Jack disappeared. After four months Jack was finally found and TarQwyn made the decision to switch her investigative agency practice from humans to pets.

Over whelmed by the number of pet owners requesting help with their own missing pet crisis, TarQwyn expanded her agency and formed another company in 2012.  Lost Pet Professionals, (LPP)  developed a core group of field agents and investigators, but still the demand for services far exceeded what the five investigators could handle. As requests poured in, TarQwyn continued to seek another way in which to assist all of the frantic pet owners who would call, text, message or email with the same request... can you help me?


The need for qualified professionals far exceeds the supply. In 2017, TarQwyn began a process which, would license business owners under the Lost Pet Professionals banner. Those selected for licensing would be trained in the proprietary  systems and protocols that have proven to be effective in recovering missing pets.​ This intensive effort of selection and training  is now underway, as LPP works to provide professionals in all corners of the United States.



NOTE: Karin is the founder of MASDN - The Missing Animal Scent Dog Network; an independent coalition of professionals who have created standards, protocols and  certifications for individuals interested in learning and participating as a K9 Handler in the missing pet industry.