Whether you lost your pet or found someone else's, we ask that you complete a lost or found pet report through our database system. Visit PetHarbor to submit a report or review the ones already posted and increase your odds of a reunion. To get started, enter your zip code in the left hand column.
Lost Pets at DAS
We get more than 100 animals in each day, so please view this page daily to look for your pet (mobile friendly page). If you see a pet that you believe could be yours come into our shelter as soon as possible to see them in person -- hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lost pets are held in our shelter for 3 days before being evaluated for our adoption program.
Other Ways to Find Your Pet
- Come into the shelter to see the animals in person Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you live near the city limits of other towns, visit their animal shelters, too!
- Spread the word on social media pages like NextDoor, Facebook (including local neighborhood and community pages), and Twitter.
- Post "Lost Pet" flyers in the community, including at local veterinary offices.
- Ask your neighbors, postal delivery workers, yard crews, etc. if they've seen your pet.
If DAS Has Your Pet
There are fees associated with daily boarding, impoundment, vaccination (if you don't have proof of current rabies vaccination), microchipping and spay/neuter. You may speak to a representative at the Lost and Found desk to discuss the fees or access them online (per Dallas City Code Section 7-2.6, details fees for redeeming your pet).
Don't Forget to Mircochip
If you live in the Dallas City Limits, your pets must be mircochipped -- it's the law!
It's also their best chance of finding their way home if they go missing! Microchips are not GPS trackers; they are small computer chips that are inserted below the skin of pets that store a unique identification number. When an animal shelter or veterinarian scans an animal's chip, they record the microchip ID number and contact the microchip directory to get the owner's contact information. Unlike collars and ID tags, microchips are permanent and cannot get lost. Dogs that are microchipped are 238% more likely to make it back home and cats are 2000% more likely!
DAS offers microchipping for just $15 during regular business hours. No appointment needed!
Found or Stray Animals
If you have found a stray and need to turn it in to our shelter, you may do so by bringing them to the Lost and Found lobby between Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you have a stray and can keep it in your home while you look for the owner, please make a Found Pet Report, then make sure to share it through Facebook, Nextdoor, flyers, etc!