Reporting a Found Pet

Take the Pet to a Shelter
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If you find a lost pet, there are two options for what you can do:

  1. Bring the pet directly to one of our shelters in Martinez or Pinole since many pet owners contact us first to inquire about their lost animal. For animals found in Antioch, please go to Antioch Animal Services.
  2. You can keep the lost pet in your home in case you may want to keep it if no owner is found. For this option, you do need to file a found pet report with us by calling our volunteer number at 925-608-8430. After 30 days, you can become the legal owner.
As an additional measure in trying to find the pet's owner, you can also post a no-cost found pet notice on Pet Harbor. See the instructions below.

How to Post a Found Pet Notice Online

Follow these steps when reporting a found pet:
  1. Go to the Pet Harbor web site.
  2. Designate animal type and click "search now."
  3. Near the bottom of the next screen, click on "Stray or Found Dog/Cat."
  4. Click on "Register Your Lost Pet."
  5. At the first question, "What Service Do You Want?," click on the drop down menu and select "I Found a Pet."
  6. Fill in as much information as you can and click submit.

For More Information
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For more information on how to help return a pet to its family, please contact our Lost and Found Volunteer line in Martinez at (925) 608-8430 or Pinole at (510) 952-4530.


Thank you for taking the time to help "bring our pets home."