Channel 5 Helps Find Lost Pets in New Live Show


Channel 5 has commissioned BBC Studios to produce Lost Dogs: Live, a live TV event that will help reunite British dog owners with their missing pets.

Broadcast journalist and writer Clare Balding will host the live series, encouraging viewers to contact the program to report sightings of dogs who have gone missing. Expert individuals, groups and organizations will share the latest advice on how to keep dogs safe and showcase the modern tech being used to help find lost or stolen pets.

Additionally, Balding will be joined by a raft of reporters, including Michelle Ackerley, Dr. Amir Khan, Storm Huntley, JB Gill, Radzi Chinyanganya and Rav Wilding.

Lost Dogs: Live is slated to air in July.

Balding said: “Our dogs are not just pets, they’re part of the family, and if one goes missing, it’s a traumatic experience. With Channel 5 leading the charge, I’m looking forward to helping reunite owners with their dogs and to share tips on how to keep our animals safe.”

Kit Morey, commissioning editor of unscripted at Channel 5 and Paramount+, commented: “We’re so very delighted to have Clare on board for what is such an important and heartwarming series for our viewers. I’m looking forward to seeing the emotional reunions of dogs with their families. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.”

Adeline Ramage Rooney, creative director of BBC Studios Factual Entertainment, added: “We are so excited to be launching this brand-new, feel-good format for Channel 5 and look forward to helping reunite Britain’s lost dogs with their families as well as arming viewers with the latest expert advice on how to keep their pets safe. Get ready for some joyously tear-jerking, tail-wagging happy endings!”