Lost or Found a Pet ?

If you've lost or found a pet there are a number of things you can do to help re-unite your family or someone else's family. If you believe we have your pet please call 707.542.0882.

If you’ve lost your pet 

  1. Search for your lost pet in our online album.
  2. View the Lost/Found Dog Map, Lost/Found Cat Map, Lost/Found Other Animals (to come) Map which update hourly. Click on the pin for information and a link to a photo of found animals. 
  3. Submit a Lost Dog, Lost Cat or Lost Other Animal Report (to come). (Sign-in: lostfoundpetsoco@gmail.com/HSSC1234). Your submission will remain active for 4 weeks at which time if you have not located your missing pet we suggest you re-submit your report. 
  4. Post and search for your lost pet on Nextdoor.com and Craigslist in the Community section under Lost & Found and Pets.
  5. Check surrounding animal shelters here. Some well-meaning people may pick up your pet and take it to the closest shelter, which may not be Humane Society of Sonoma County!

Tips for finding your lost pet:

  • Start searching immediately.
  • Create and distribute flyers and post signs in high traffic areas. To utilize a missing pet flyer generator, click here.
  • Distribute flyers in vet clinics, pet stores, groomers, pet boarding facilities and other local businesses, with permission from each establishment. 
  • Don’t give up too quickly. Some lost pets are found within hours or days and others are found months or even years after disappearing. Don’t give up hope!

If you’ve found a pet

  1. View the Lost/Found Dog MapLost/Found Cat Map Lost/Found Other Animals Map which update hourly. Click on the pin for information and a link to a photo of animals missing in the vicinity of where you found a pet. 
  2. Submit a  Found Dog,  Found Cat or Found/Other Animal Report (Sign-in: lostfoundpetsoco@gmail.com/HSSC1234).
  3. Once you fill out this report, the pet will be listed in our online database and shown on our public map for four weeks. If you have not found the pet's owner in four weeks, please submit a new report.
  4. Take the found pet to a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or your area animal shelter to have the pet’s entire body scanned for a microchip. Microchips can migrate in the pet’s body. A current, registered microchip can help identify an owner.

If you can, please keep the animal secure and safe in your home while searching for the owner.

If you cannot keep the pet in your home and the animal was found in the City of Sebastopol or Healdsburg, you can bring it to the Humane Society of Sonoma County  (Santa Rosa or Healsburg) 12-6pm, Friday and Saturday 10-7pm and Sunday, 10-5pm. If the animal was found in Santa Rosa City limits please take it to Sonoma County Animal Services,  1247 Century Ct, Tues-Sat 12-5:30. If the animal is sick or injured please take it to the closest animal shelter or emergency facility.

Unique or Exotic Pets and Wildlife

Humane Society of Sonoma County takes dogs, cats and small companion animals. Found, unique pets, exotics, farm animals and injured please call 707-542-0882.

To reclaim your pet from Humane Society of Sonoma County

  1. You must visit Humane Society of Sonoma County to reclaim your pet. If you reside in the City of Sebastopol you will need to go to the Sebastopol Police Department and receive a receipt for payment prior to reclaiming your animal.
  2. Bring proof of ownership like vet records or a photo ID of your pet to reclaim. You will also need your photo ID. We accept Driver's license, US or International passport, Government or other official photo identification, and Mexican Consulate Cards.

If you are submitting a form you can log in to your gmail account or use ours:

Sign in: lostfoundpetsoco@gmail.com

Pass:HSSC1234

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