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.
If your pet has a microchip, make sure it's updated with your current contact information. Not sure how? Read more about microchip registry and database information.
Tell the community about your lost pet
- Create a missing pet post on Petco Love Lost — a free, online tool that utilizes facial recognition technology to scan lost and found pet listings nationwide
- Post and search reports on other online resources:
- Tell your family, friends, and neighbors. Post fliers around your neighborhood.
- Contact your local animal control agency and/or non-emergency police department. File a lost pet report and ask where your animal will be taken if it's picked up by one of these agencies.
- Notify your veterinary clinic and microchip company to let them know your pet is missing. Confirm they have current contact information for you.
- Visit Animal Humane Society’s stray animal listing at least once per day in the event someone found and brought your pet to AHS.
Search your neighborhood
Search your neighborhood every day until your pet is found. Post notices throughout the neighborhood using a clear, up-to-date photo. Talk to your neighbors and any neighborhood businesses. Offering a reward can also be helpful.
When your pet is found, remember to take down any notices you've posted online and around your neighborhood.