Lost a Pet?
Losing an animal can be one of the most stressful moments in a pet owner's life. San Diego Humane Society is here to help! The following resources can improve your chances of finding your pet.
Text "LOST" to 858-SAN-LOST
If you have lost your pet, sign up for our Lost2Found program to receive automated texts from San Diego Humane Society with step-by-step instructions and useful tips to help in your search.
Text “LOST” to 858-SAN-LOST (858-726-5678) to get started!
It can take weeks to months for lost pets to arrive at local shelters. This tool guides owners over two months by providing timely resources and reminders to support their search.
Lost2Found is complimentary to use and owners can opt out of messaging at any time.TEXT US
Search Found & Stray Animals
Looking for a community cat? When community cats – outdoor cats with no identifiable signs of ownership — are brought to our shelters, we spay/neuter, vaccinate and quickly return them to their outdoor homes. If you’ve noticed that a community cat is missing from your neighborhood, keep an eye out as they may be returned in a day or two. If they return with a tipped ear, it’s a signal they’ve been spayed/neutered and vaccinated! Learn more about our Community Cat Program here.
Submit a Lost Pet Report
If you have lost your pet, please click below and complete the necessary information to add them to PawBoost's Lost & Found Pets database. The information you provide on PawBoost is searchable by members of the community who may have found your animal. It's also monitored by San Diego Humane Society, and will help us contact you if your lost pet is brought to one of our shelters.
Text us. Text “LOST” to 858-SAN-LOST (858-726-5678) to receive step-by-step tips to help your search.
Check your neighborhood. Eighty percent of lost pets are found within a mile of home, so check your local area and speak with neighbors.
Create a Lost Pet flyer. Use this template to create a flyer and post it at local coffee shops, dog parks, pet stores, veterinary offices and other businesses.
Use online resources.
There are many Facebook groups that can help you find lost pets in San Diego County. We suggest entering “lost pet” and your zip code into the search bar to locate pages designed to help people in your area, or start with this list of active groups.