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(KSL News) A family was reunited with its Shi Tzu terrier thanks to an Internet service called FindToto.com.

"Fischer" had been missing for more than a week, and his owner had done everything he could think of to find the missing pooch. "I hung posters all over the neighborhood -- over 200 of them -- rang doorbells, walked the streets at night," Joe Martingano said.

All it took was the equivalent of an Internet-based animal "Amber Alert" to bring Fischer home. The Martinganos contracted with the Web site FindToto.com, which calls hundreds of neighbors with a description of the missing pet and gives them a number to call with information.

"The next morning we started receiving phone calls from concerned citizens that were looking for the dog. And then towards the end of the day, we got that phone call that ended up bringing Fischer home," Martingano said.

The Internet service FindToto.com varies in price. Depending on the package you select, the fees range from $75 to more than $400.

For more information on FindToto.com, click the related link.

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