ABOUT US


The Pet Detectives is the only Private Detective Agency in the United Kingdom that specialises in recovering stolen or missing cats, dogs and other animals.  

Over the last decade the team that make up the Pet Detectives Agency, have established themselves as the market leader in the investigation of crimes against animals and every year recover more stolen and missing cats and dogs than any of the police forces in the UK. 

Colin Butcher, our Company Director and Chief Investigator has been recovering stolen and missing pets for over twenty years and has a wealth of experience in the investigation of pet crime. His first successful assignment was back in 1994 when serving as a Detective Sergeant with Surrey Police he recovered two German Shepherd puppies stolen from a breeder's kennels.

As a Detective Inspector in Surrey Police Colin was awarded a prestigious Chief Constables Commendation for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Criminal Investigation Department. His knowledge and experience in the investigation of serious and major crimes is vital when dealing with the more complex investigations such as ransom demands, pet charity fraud and pet killings.

The team also includes animal behavioral specialists, surveillance experts and over 1200 volunteers all totally committed to recovering stolen and missing cats and dogs.

We are UKPD The United Kingdom's Pet Detectives.