How to Look for Your Lost Pet
- List your pet on online lost pet registries including: Petco Love Lost, PawBoost, PetAmberAlert, LostMyDoggie (for other animals as well), and PetFBI. Many of these reports are e-mailed to all participating shelters and people within your community.
- Submit a lost listing on our website and with Animal Care and Control.
- If your pet is microchipped, update their status to "Lost" on your microchip provider's website.
- Check local Lost and Found groups and listings on Facebook, Craigslist, and Nextdoor. Post that your pet is missing and include a good-quality photo, a description, contact information and the last known location of your pet.
In the Community
- Visit all area shelters every two to three days.
- Tell your friends, family, and co-workers that your pet is lost.
- Notify your veterinarian and all local veterinarians in your immediate area. With permission, place flyers in their offices with a clear description of your pet and a current photo.
- Post “Lost” flyers in your neighborhood if allowed.
- Place an ad in your local newspaper in the classifieds’ Lost and Found section.
- 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 accidentally get out.
Most importantly, don't give up! Pets can be found weeks, months, or even years after going missing