Lost & Found Pets
Call the Berkeley Animal Shelter to find out if your lost pet has been brought in to the shelter.
If you are looking for a lost pet:
- Come to the shelter to see if your pet has been found. If your animal is not at the shelter, we will fill out a "lost report" to be kept on file.
- Continuing coming every 2 or 3 days to look for your pet
- Check Petharbor
- Place a "Lost" ad on Nextdoor, Craigslist or similar sites
- Check other local animal shelters like Oakland Animal Services and Contra Costa County Animal Services
- Make up flyers, preferably featuring a photo of the pet, with as accurate a description of the pet as possible
- Notify neighbors of your lost pet
- If the pet is a cat, be certain to look in crawl spaces of buildings, garages, storage sheds. Cats often get locked into places where they've gone to explore or hide, so call for the cat during a time of day when a response from the cat will be heard.
- Don't wait around for someone else to find your pet and report it to you. You must look for yourself.
- Unneutered cats and dogs can roam for miles, so the search will have to cover a broader area than for altered animals - another reason to have pets spayed/neutered.
If you file a lost pet report and later locate the animal, be sure to notify the shelter.
If you have found a pet, please report it to Animal Services with as accurate description as possible.