Lost a Pet?
We know the sinking feeling that comes with discovering your furry best friend is missing. The sooner you begin your search, the better your chances of being reunited with your lost pet.
Take the following steps both inside and outside your neighborhood to help improve your chances of finding your pet:
1. Search Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s Interactive Lost & Found Map
Stray pets with no identification who have been found and turned in to the Arizona Humane Society or Maricopa County Animal Care and Control have now been added to a new interactive mapping tool. Good Samaritans are also able to post found flyers on this map, so this is an excellent first step to look for your missing pet. Please also make sure to post a lost pet report on this map as well!
2. Complete Our Lost Animal Report Online
Complete our Lost Animal Report form online that provides information about your pet to see if it matches an animal in our shelter. We will respond to all submissions within 24 hours and set up an appointment for you to visit our shelter should we suspect a match.
3. Search online resources
While it may seem like an obvious solution, there are many neighborhood resources to help make your search easier and far-reaching. Search for and post about your pet on these sites:
- Facebook groups: LostDogsArizona, Straydar, neighborhood groups
4. Does your pet have a microchip?
If your pet has gone missing and has a microchip, call the microchip company and make sure your information is up to date.
5. Post flyers
6. Contact local animal shelters
Arizona Humane Society
- Complete our Lost Animal Report form online or call our Lost and Found department at 602.997.7585 Ext. 2082.
- You can also view the pets on our adoption floor here in case your lost pet is in our care.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
- Contact Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s Lost & Found service daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 602.372.4598.
- By law, the county shelter is only required to hold a lost or stray dog for 72 hours. After that time, the dog becomes the county’s property.
- You can also call 602.506.PETS or visit their website and utilize their interactive mapping tool.
2500 S. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, AZ 85201
7. Other Locations
- Call local veterinary offices/emergency clinics. Visit the office in person if they have a description that remotely sounds like your pet.
- Check with your local and state Department of Transportation (DOT) and also call the non-emergency number for your local police department. It’s hard to think about, but if your pet has been hit by a car, they may be able to assist you.