Lost Pets

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) takes in dozens of pets daily and encourage anyone missing a pet to check this page daily and visit our shelter in person as viewing pets in person is the most reliable way to locate your pet. Come to the DAS main shelter at 1818 North Westmoreland Road from 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Pets brought in as lost or stray have a holding period to help their owners find them. Holding periods for lost pets vary by age, species, and whether the pet has identification.

    • Adult dogs and cats without a microchip or tags have a 3-day holding period
    • Animals with a microchip or tags have a 10-day holding period
    • Puppies and kittens six months and under do not have a holding period
    • Pets surrendered by owners do not have a holding period


Please email:

 if you have any questions or would like to connect with a staff member.

Search our Shelter for Your Pet

Steps to Recover Your Lost Pet

Use Petco Love Lost


Petco Love Lost uses facial recognition to help reunite owners with their lost pets. 


Complete a Lost Pet Report Through Our Database System


Submit a "Lost 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.


View Stray Pets at DAS 


DAS takes in dozens of pets each and every day. Be sure to check our Stray Pets Page frequently to see if we have your pet. Note that lost adult pets are held in our shelter for 3 days before being evaluated for our adoption program. Please email if you have any questions or would like to connect with a staff member.


If you would like to visit the shelter to look for your lost pet, come to our green "intake" doors. Our lost and found hours are 11 AM - 7 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM - 6 PM weekends.


View Stray Pets at Other Shelters


Many other local shelters have stray pets, and while most lost pets don't wander far from their neighborhood, there's always a chance your pet could end up in another city. If you're not in Dallas or on the border of another municipality, be sure to check other local shelter pages for pets that have come in as strays. Some local stray pets also end up at the SPCA of Texas so be sure to check out their stray pets page as well.


Spread The Word in Your Neighborhood


Make sure your neighbors are aware that your pet has gone missing. Post “lost pet” flyers in your neighborhood and utilize social media venues like Facebook (including local neighborhood and community pages), Twitter and Nextdoor to post about your missing pet. Ask your neighbors, postal delivery workers, yard crews, etc. if they’ve seen your pet.


Below are a few different lost pet groups and community boards on Facebook that might help you find your pet. 


Text “Lost” to (833) 936-0421


DAS provides text support to pet owners who are missing their pet. Text "Lost" to (833) 936-0421 for additional information and resources about what to do if you’ve lost a pet.


If you have any additional questions or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please email

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