Lost & Found Pets

Lost Pet Checklist

  1. For dogs: visit Lost Dog Search – a comprehensive website for finding a lost dog. For cats: visit Cats in the Bag – a comprehensive website for finding a lost cat.
  2. Contact the Animal Control Officers in your town and all surrounding towns, or call the Police Departments. Visit our MA Animal Control Officers List for phone numbers.
  3. Contact veterinarians in your town and surrounding towns, including the vet hospital that handles off hour emergencies.
  4. Contact all local animal shelters in case someone finds your pet and turns it into the shelter.
  5. Post flyers with pet’s picture ASAP (pets can travel many miles in a day).
  6. Place a Lost Ad in the local newspapers (many papers let you place lost ads for free).
  7. Post Your Lost Pet on these websites.
  8. Visit Sherlock Bones for other excellent suggestions for finding your pet!

If you think your pet has been stolen: www.doggiemanners.com

Found Pet Checklist:

  1. Contact the Animal Control Officers in your town and all surrounding towns, or call the Police Departments. Visit our MA Animal Control Officers List for phone numbers.
  2. Contact veterinarians in your town and surrounding towns, including the vet hospital that handles off-hour emergencies.
  3. Contact all local animal shelters in case the owner has called the shelter to report their pet lost.
  4. Post flyers with pet’s picture (leave out some details so you can screen callers to make sure it is indeed their dog.) You may tailor the lost flyer for the found dog.
  5. Place a Found ad in the local newspapers (many papers let you place found ads for free). Again, leave out some details; may use “call to identify”.
  6. Post the Found pet on these websites.

Post lost & found pets here:

Found A Pet With A Tattoo?

National Dog Registry: 1-800-637-3647

Tattoo A Pet: 1-800-TATTOOS
(1-800-828-8667 or 1-800-828-8007)

I.D. Pet: 1-800-243-9147

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