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Tips to find a found pet's owners

Personally find the pet’s owners

If you choose to keep a lost animal in your care:

Check the animal for identification.

  • If there is an ID tag, contact the owner immediately.
     
  • If there is not an ID tag, consider taking the animal to a local veterinary office to be scanned for a microchip.

Let your community know about your new friend.

Lost pets

Lost pets

Quick action and personal involvement in the recovery process are key components of recovering your lost pet. These steps can help you locate a lost pet as quickly as possible:

Notify the authorities

Contact your local animal control agengy and/or non-emergency police department. File a lost pet report and ask where your animal will be taken if s/he is picked up by one of these agencies.

Found pets and strays

Found pets and strays

Animal Humane Society is an open-admission organization that accepts any animal, for any reason. Our five metro-area shelters provide us with the best opportunity to place stray animals that are not reunited with their owners into new homes. See the stray animals currently in our care.

Here's what to do if you find a stray:

Stray animals in our care

Stray animals in our care

The animals listed below are strays currently residing at one of our five facilities. Each will remain in our care for five days after it arrives in accordance with Minnesota state law (seven days for animals brought in from Wisconsin). If after that time the animal isn’t claimed, it will be considered for immediate placement.

If you think one of these animals might be your missing pet:

Keeping your pets safe

Keeping your pets safe

There are several steps you can take to keep your pets safe and reduce the likelihood that they’ll become lost or stolen.

Lost and found pets

Lost and found pets

Animal Humane Society offers an online bulletin board to help reunite lost pets with their families.

Report a Found Pet - Submission Received

You've reported a found pet successfully

You've successfully posted the pet you’ve found to Animal Humane Society’s Lost & Found Online Bulletin Board. You may edit the post at any time by visiting: (insert unique URL here) After 30 days, the post will expire from our website.

Additional information on how to locate the pet’s owners can be found by reviewing our Tips to Help the Lost Pet You’ve Found.

Thank you for helping the lost pet you’ve found.

Report a Lost Pet - Submission Received

You've reported a lost pet successfully

You've successfully posted your lost pet to Animal Humane Society’s Lost & Found Online Bulletin Board. You may edit the post at any time by visiting: (insert unique URL here) After 30 days, the post will expire from our website.

Please review our Tips to Help Find Your Lost Pet for additional information on how to locate your lost pet.

We hope you and your pet are reunited soon.

Walk for Animals

Animal Humane Society locations

Buffalo

4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours
Directions

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours
Directions

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 489-2201

Operating hours
Directions

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours
Directions

Woodbury

9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours
Directions

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
  • More contact info »