Lost and Found

Search our shelters for your lost pet

Lost your dog or cat? Immediately check your neighborhood. Quick action and personal involvement are key components of recovering your lost pet.

Search our database of pets who have arrived at San Diego Humane Society as found in the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista. This database is refreshed every 15 minutes.



Here are several options that can help you find your furry friend:

1) VISIT AND CALL SHELTERS:
Contact and visit San Diego Humane Society and other animal shelters in your surrounding area to see if someone has filed a Found Pet Report for your animal.

SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY
San Diego Humane Society provides lost and found services for the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista.
619-299-7012

ESCONDIDO CAMPUS
Serving Escondido, San Marcos and Poway
619-299-7012, EXT. 2737
Email: [email protected].

OCEANSIDE CAMPUSES
Serving Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside, Solana Beach and Vista
619-299-7012, EXT. 2854
Email: [email protected].

SAN DIEGO CAMPUS
Serving Imperial Beach, San Diego and Santee
619-299-7012, EXT. 2257
Email: [email protected].

If you live outside of these cities, please see this page for a list of other organizations that provide lost and found services in your area.

Here is a Jurisdiction Chart by zip code to help you know who can help you. You should start with the shelter that covers the area your pet was last seen.

2) FILE A LOST PET REPORT:
Call San Diego Humane Society at 619-299-7012 and other shelters in surrounding cities to file a “Lost Pet Report.” You will be asked to provide pictures of the animal.

If your animal is microchipped, contact your microchip company to report your animal missing and update your contact information if it is not up to date.

3) SEARCH OUR WEBSITE:
Search our website for found animals. If your pet has been missing for a while, also search our Available for Adoption page. Found pets are available for adoption after the stray hold period required by law.

4) CONTINUE SEARCHING:
Continue searching your neighborhood thoroughly. Pets often become scared and simply find a hiding spot and stay put. Use a flashlight to look under every deck, shed, porch or any other place your pet may hide. Also, be sure to get your neighbor’s permission before searching their yard.

Call San Diego Humane Society and other shelters and check shelter websites – your pet may show up after you called or searched the first time.

5) CREATE A LOST PET FLYER:
Use these templates for cats or for dogs to create a “Lost Pet” flyer and post it at:

  • Local veterinarian hospitals or clinics
  • Pet stores
  • Coffee shops
  • Regional lost and found Facebook pages, Nextdoor and Craigslist under the lost/found community page
  • Local newspapers

For additional ideas on how to find your missing pet, please visit: www.lostapet.org

Help Your Pet Get Home
Microchip your pet and always keep a current identification tag on them. If your dog or cat wears a tag that has his or her name, your name, full address and phone number, your lost pet will stand a better chance of getting home. Your pet’s I.D. tag is the best ticket home!

Remember to update your pet’s tag and microchip when you move. And be sure to keep a current photo of your pet in case he or she ever becomes lost.

It is important to always keep a current rabies and license tag on your pet, in accordance with local laws. San Diego County requires that all dogs are licensed and that they are vaccinated for rabies.

Prevent Your Pet from Straying
Dogs and cats who are spayed or neutered roam less. Learn more about spay/neuter services offered by the San Diego Humane Society here.


SEARCH FOUND ANIMALS THAT ARE IN SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY'S CARE

Use this database to search FOUND animals that are in the care of San Diego Humane Society.  Please contact the shelter to learn more about stray animals that have been reported as found by members of the public.