Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Lost or Found a Pet?  

According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. Most of these were identified with tags, tattoos or microchips. 

For lost or found pets, file a report with our organization and  with Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. 

File a Report with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 

File a Report with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control


Was your pet brought to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League? Click below to check. 

Lost Cats at the League                  Lost Dogs at the League 

Check if your pet is located at  Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.                                                                              

View more lost and found pets posted by the Palm Beach community.        

If these animals are at the League and their owner does not claim them, they may qualify for our adoption program. If so, they will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being made available for adoption. Our adoptable animal page will display their picture and information once they are available. ***Please do not call the League requesting to adopt an animal on these listings. Follow the link below to see cats and dogs available for adoption. 

View cats and dogs available for adoption. 

How Does Lost and Found Work?

If we receive a lost pet, we check for a microchip and identification tag. If we find either a chip or a tag we begin tracking down the owner. Too often we find that owners haven’t kept their microchip information up to date. When that happens, we call Animal Care and Control to see if they have a record of the microchip. If there is a veterinarian listed on the microchip record we’ll call them too.

The League holds a lost pet a minimum of four business days, not including the day of intake, after which time they are evaluated for the adoption program. If you find your pet at our shelter, you will need to provide proof of ownership (medical records, photographs) and proof of rabies vaccination. By law, we cannot release an animal without proof of vaccination. If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to pay for a rabies vaccination and tag. Owners of unsterilized pets will need to comply with the Palm Beach County spay and neuter ordinance.

How to Look for Your Lost Pet
  • Visit all area shelters every four to five days.
  • You can also visit to complete a lost pet report and upload photos of your lost pet. These reports are e-mailed to all participating shelters.
  • Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that your pet is lost.
  • Notify your veterinarian and all local veterinarians in your immediate area.
  • Place flyers in their offices with a clear description of your pet and a current photo. Need help creating a flyer? Click here.
  • Post “Lost” flyers in your neighborhood if allowed.
  • Place an ad in your local newspaper in the classifieds’ Lost and Found section. Usually they will provide this service at no charge.
  • Check bulletin boards and newspapers for a listing for “Found” animals.
  • If you have moved or changed your phone number, update your rabies license tag by calling (561) 233-1200 and notify your microchip company.
  • Always keep an identification tag on your pet’s collar including your phone number. Inexpensive metal identification tags with your name and phone number remain the best way to get your pet back if they ever become lost!
  • Even if your pet is microchipped and always kept inside they should still wear a collar and identification tag in the event they accidently get out.
  • Most importantly, don't give up! Pets can be found weeks, months, even years after going missing.
  • Visit our blog and post your lost pet.

Found a pet?

Stray dogs and cats should be taken to either Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control Department, 561-233-1200 located at 7100 Belvedere Road, WPB or Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 561-686-3663 ext. 139 located at 3200 N. Military Trail, WPB.

Animal Care and Control Hours of Operation:                                                                                                                                                  Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                                           Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                                                                      *The shelter is closed on all recognized holidays

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Hours of Operation for Lost/Found:

Monday through Saturday 9am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 4pm.                                                                                                                *The shelter is closed for major holidays

As a private shelter, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, receives no local, state or federal funding and rely solely on donations to help care for the thousands of animals in our care each year.

Get Smart: Post and Check PetHarbor & Lost Pets USA for Lost/Found Pets

Other Shelters

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

3200 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach.
(561) 686-3663

Tri-County Humane Society

21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton
(561) 482-8110

Delray Beach Animal Control

434 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
(561) 276-1344

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
(561) 233-1200


Other Sources

Palm Beach Post—Classified Ads

(561) 820-4343 

Sun Sentinel—Classified Ads

(561) 736-9700 

Adopt a Cat Foundation, Inc.

(561) 848-4911

Humane Society/Treasure Coat

(772) 287-5753

Humane Society/Vero Beach

(772) 567-2324

Humane Society/St. Lucie County

(772) 461-0687

Humane Society/Broward County

(954) 989-3977


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3100/3200 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409