What to do if you find a lost pet

  • If the pet does not have a tag, please take it to the nearest animal shelter. See the list of shelters below. 

  • If the pet has identification tags, contact the owner directly.

  • If the pet has a rabies tag or license, call the phone number on the tag to obtain the owner’s information.

  • A pet without tags might have a microchip ID. Take the pet to your local shelter or veterinarian where a microchip reader can determine if the pet is microchipped.

  • If you choose to keep the pet in your home while you look for the owner, please contact the nearest shelter to provide information about the pet in case the owner contacts the shelter.  

  • Post signs in the area where the pet was found and post a “Found” ad on Craigslist.  It is recommended that you do not provide all the details about the pet in the ad so that if someone contacts you to claim the animal, you can ask for a complete description to verify ownership.

THE FOLLOWING MDAWA MEMBERS MAY BE ABLE TO HELP IF
YOU HAVE FOUND A PET:

ADAMS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER/ADOPTION CENTER
10705 FULTON STREET, BRIGHTON, CO  80601
303.288.3294

AURORA ANIMAL SHELTER
15750 E. 32ND AVENUE, AURORA, CO 80011
303.326.8280

CAT CARE SOCIETY
5787 W.  6TH AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, CO 80214
303.239.9680

DENVER ANIMAL SHELTER
1241 W. BAYAUD, DENVER, CO 80223
720.337.1800

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
2080 S. QUEBEC STREET, DENVER, CO 80231-4067
303.751.5772

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE BUDDY CENTER
4556 CASTLETON CT., CASTLE ROCK, CO80109
303.751.5772

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER
580 MCINTYRE STREET, GOLDEN, CO 80401
303.278.7575

THE GABRIEL FOUNDATION (BIRDS ONLY)
39520 COUNTY ROAD 13, ELIZABETH, CO 80107
303.629.5900

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BOULDER VALLEY
2323 55TH STREET, BOULDER, CO 80301
303.442.4030

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE SOUTH PLATTE VALLEY
2129 W. CHENANGO AVE., UNIT A, LITTLETON, CO 80120
303.703.2938

INTERMOUNTAIN HUMANE SOCIETY
67318 HWY 285, PINE, CO 80470
303.838.2668