Search your home and property – your pet could be injured or stuck somewhere.
Check with your neighbors – speak with as many people as you can. Search the neighborhood.
Get online. Post on websites. Some sites let you create your Lost Pet flyer, so have a picture of your pet and phone number ready. Other sites to post on are: Craigslist, Lost Dogs Arizona Facebook page, and/or Straydar Facebook page. Post your flyer on the County mapping website, other sites can then see it and help find your dog. Post your flyer online and around the neighborhood.
Contact your local rescues and report your missing dog.
Visit the two County locations quickly and every 24-48 hours. By law, the shelters are only required to hold a lost or stray animal for 72 hours. After that, the animal becomes the county’s property. You can also call Maricopa County at 602.506.PETS or visit their website and utilize their interactive mapping tool to see if animals were picked up in your area and to post your flyer.
Visit the Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope campus. Take a picture of your pet and his medical records. Ask to check the lost pets in the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and check their adoption floor. The 72-hour hold for strays applies here too.
If You Find A Stray With No Tags:
If you find a stray with no tags:
Ask around the neighborhood in case the dog lives nearby.
Contact your local rescue. They will try to help and can often scan the pet for a micro-chip and may be able to find a foster to take the dog if you cannot host it. A veterinarian can also scan the dog for a microchip and check for a tattoo.
Stray dogs that are sick, injured, or abused, and healthy puppies under three months old, can go to the Arizona Humane Society. You can bring them to the Sunnyslope campus or call their EAMT Dispatch Center at 602-997-7585 Ext. 2073 from 8 to 6 PM daily.
Try to list the dog online, there are many sites who will do this.
You may also surrender a healthy stray dog to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.
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