About Us

Petsearchers Canada is a Vancouver area based Pet Detective and Bloodhound tracking service committed solely to the task of reuniting lost and stolen pets with their loving families.  We are a locally owned and family operated business offering a wide range of pet search, rescue and recovery services throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.  We are happy to service all areas in British Columbia on request, as our schedule permits.

Petsearchers Canada was a vision borne as a result of one of our family pets going missing for several weeks in Abbotsford; a shar pei named Saxxon.  We spent countless hours searching day and night for Saxxon; our business at the time was essentially put on hold, at an enormous cost to our family.  We spent hundreds of dollars placing ads in every possible venue, spent hundreds of dollars on fuel, hundreds more printing and putting up posters throughout the city.   After all of that exhausting effort, money spent and time allocated to the search, it was Al finally realizing he needed to track Saxxon down that eventually worked.  It was time to stop being the emotional, heartbroken pet owner, frustrated with finding no organized system available to owners of lost pets.  It was time to be methodical, to rely on Al’s years of previous tracking and hunting experience to figure out where Saxxon was and where he was going. Understanding where Saxxon was going next – before he got there – would be instrumental in finding him; and finally we did.  We got one tip from a poster which led us to a general area in Abbotsford, where Al started implementing his tracking abilities. As a result of Al’s tracking, he narrowed down the area where Saxxon was hiding to a secluded clutch of houses a few kms away from the sighting.  Traveling through snow, sleet and high winds Al eventually tracked Saxxon to a row of bushes – Saxxon was found!!!

While searching for Saxxon, we encountered many people who had lost pets and didn’t know what to do or where to turn.  We knew for a fact that Al’s tracking experience and background was what ended up getting Saxxon home safe, so Al offered to help others find their pets and before long, word was spreading about his successful finds.

When we tallied our expenses for successfully getting Saxxon home, we realized we were into the thousands of dollars; and as the old slogan goes ‘time is money”… wow, they weren’t kidding!  Unfortunately we had no other choice at the time because Saxxon was out running through traffic, up against coyotes, bobcats, bad weather and so many other dangers – we needed to get him home safely with us. Unfortunately we were not the only ones going through this turmoil of searching for their lost loved ones. We soon realized that we could help people save their pets, their time and money all at once, by putting our hard learned lessons and the approximately thirty valuable years of tracking animals (with and without tracking dogs) to good use.

Once we started bringing lost cats and dogs home to their families, we were lucky enough to adopt Jed, a scent trained bloodhound; with some advanced pet scent tracking training Jed helped us create Petsearchers Canada. Today we offer full scale bloodhound tracking services as well as trained foot tracking and a variety of other Pet Detective services including aerial searches.

We are constantly fine-tuning our services as well as adding new service options to increase the odds of bringing your pet home safe and sound. Our programs are designed to incorporate all of the effective steps that have already helped Petsearchers Canada reunite hundreds of lost and stolen pets with their loving families. We’ve structured our value loaded packages to take much of the stress, cost, worry and confusion out of the process of finding your lost pet. We have recently added Bloodhounds Odie and Raven to our bloodhound tracking team, and Al’s wife Alesha and son Parker have joined our Petsearcher’s team.

Petsearchers Canada’s motto is simple!

“We search for our clients lost or stolen pets as if we were searching for our own loved ones”.


We offer Pet Detective and Missing Pet tracking and recovery services in the following cities:  Vancouver, North Vancouver (incl. North Shore), West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, Aldergrove and South Surrey/White Rock, as well as the following Vancouver Island locations: Greater Victoria, Sunshine Coast, North Island, Central Island, South Island, Pacific Rim and the Gulf and Discovery Islands.

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