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Found a Pet

Have you found a pet in your community? That pet may belong to someone! Please utilize the information below to help reunite the pet with its owner.

Check for a Microchip and/or Tags

If the pet is wearing a collar with tags, be sure to call the owner listed. If not, you can have the pet scanned for a microchip at many vet offices or pet stores. Once you have a microchip number, you can look the pet's registered information up at or by calling 1-866-597-2424 and try to make contact with the owner.

Use Petco Love Lost

Search the LOST listings on Petco Love Lost, the national lost and found database and register the found pet on Petco Love Lost. Pawboost is another resource you can utilize to find the pet's owner.

If you are NOT able to keep the found pet in your home:

Bring the pet to 9501 Black Bear Trail, FORT SMITH, AR 72916 from during our operation hours. A staff member will be there to greet you and help you through the next steps.

If you are able to keep the found pet in your home while you try to find the pet's owner:

FSAH asks that residents who find friendly lost dogs schedule a time to have them vaccinated, and if possible, take them home for three days while their vaccines take effect. Contact FSAH will provide resources to help find the dog’s owner while it is in your home. Finders can make a vaccine appointment by contacting FSAH via email KANDKINFODESK@GMAIL.COM or calling (479) 551-2221. An appointment is not required but will reduce wait times. 

Make a Found Pet Report

Submit a "Found Pet" report through 24 Pet Connect and review the pets already posted to increase your odds of a reunion. On 24 Pet Connect, enter your ZIP code in the left-hand column to get started. Those who have found loose pets are also encouraged to utilize this database system to report the found pet.

Spread the Word

Make sure to share the pet you've found on social media like Facebook and Nextdoor. You can also print and post lost pet flyers in the community you found the pet in. Often, lost pets are found very close to their home.

Check Local Listings

Make sure to check listings for lost pets on Facebook, Nextdoor, Craigslist, 24PetConnect and for pets that may fit the same description as the pet you've found.

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