Finding Your Lost Pet

Pasco County Animal Services knows that a pet is a member of the family. Losing your pet can be a scary time not only for your pet but for everyone involved. Our organization is dedicated to helping you find your lost pet and helping reunite families in times of need.

Please utilize the below techniques and reference the many resources on this page. These combined efforts will give you and your pet the best chance of finding each other again.

If you have any questions about locating your missing pet, if you have found a pet and want to know how best to get it back to its owner, or if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our organization via email at

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  • Act fast! The best chance to find your pet is within the first 48 hours after they go missing. Take immediate action and seek help from your family, friends, neighbors and community.
  • Check in your area! Although your pet may be at a shelter, it was most likely found by one of your neighbors. Hang up posters in your area and check in with homes near yours.
  • Utilize social media! Stray pets are found by citizens every day, and many people use social media to help find the owners. The back of this form has many websites you can use to help find your lost pet.
  • Check your local shelters — plural is key! Although you may have one main animal shelter in your area, other citizens may feel more comfortable taking a stray pet to a shelter or rescue they know.
  • Make sure your contact info is up to date! If your pet has a microchip, make sure your phone number and address are accurate. Also, call your veterinarian to ensure they have your latest information.
  • Don't give up. Animal shelters see cases every year where animals have been missing for days, weeks or even years. Pasco County Animal Services is here to help you try and find your missing family member.