Lost My Dog/Cat

If you’ve just lost your pet, this is understandably a frightening moment for you. The best thing to do for you and your pet is to stay calm so you can stay focused. Follow these basic steps to maximize the chances that your pet is returned home safely and promptly.


  • Post your pets picture on Petco love Lost using the link above
  • Walk around your neighborhood – remember to take a leash or carrier and a tasty treat
  • Make sure your pet’s microchip registration is up-to-date, and notify the registry that your pet is lost
  • If you’re not sure where your microchip is registered, check PetMicrochipLookup.org
  • Contact local shelters, rescues and veterinarians
  • Report lost pet on community sites such as Nextdoor, PawBoost, PetFBI, Finding Rover, Facebook, and PetHub
  • Create a Lost Pet Poster on bright paper and distribute it locally.
  • Notify your veterinarian
  • Locate important ownership paperwork

Check Other Shelters

File a lost pet report with every shelter within a 60-mile radius of your home and visit the nearest shelters daily. To find your local shelter, search online. If there is no shelter in your community, contact the local police department. Provide these agencies with an accurate description and a recent photograph of your pet.

Create a Flyer and Post Publicly

Post a good, old fashioned signs/pictures about your pet in the area last seen and the surrounding areas. Post notices at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, traffic intersections, pet supply stores and other locations. Include your pet’s sex, age, weight, breed, color and any special markings.

Easy Lost Pet Flyer Template-https://www.findtoto.com/lost-pet-flyers/

Post on Social Media

The more people in the community who see your lost pet's photo, the greater likelihood of your pet being reunited with you. We suggest posting your pet on your own social media pages, in neighborhood Facebook and NextDoor groups and on the local volunteer-lead Facebook groups in the Greater Brownsville Area.