What to do if your pet is lost:
VISIT AND CALL SHELTERS:
Contact animal shelters in your surrounding area to see if someone has filed a Found Report for your animal. Here is a Jurisdiction Chart by zip code to help you know who can help you. You should start with the shelter that covers the area your dog was last seen.
FILE A LOST REPORT:
File a Lost Report with your local shelter. Don’t forget to send pictures of the animal.
Search your shelter’s website for found animals. If your pet has been missing for a while, also search the Available for Adoption pages. Found pets are typically available for adoption after four days – the stray hold period required by law.
Continue calling area shelters and checking shelter websites – your pet may show up after you called or searched the first time.
- Local veterinarian hospitals or clinics
- Pet stores
- Coffee shops
- Craigslist in the Pets and Lost & Found sections
- Local newspapers