Tips For Finding Your Lost Pet

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) takes in dozens of pets daily and we encourage anyone missing a pet to check this page daily and to visit our shelter as viewing pets in person is the most reliable way to locate your pet.


Visit Dallas Animal Services 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.


Steps to Search for Your Lost Pet

Within The First Hour

Make a Lost Pet Report with Petco LoveLost

Petco LoveLost uses your pet’s photo and facial recognition technology to search lost pet reports from your local area, and across the country. You can generate a virtual lost pet report, sign up to receive alerts about your lost pet, and use their template to create a custom lost pet flyer.


Spread the Word

Alert your neighbors by using the methods your community utilizes to communicate. This could include Nextdoor, a Facebook group, or a neighborhood platform/email list. Be sure to include a photo of your pet, your pet’s last known location, and your personal contact information.


Contact the Microchip Company

If your pet is microchipped, alert the microchip company. Report your pet as lost and make sure your contact information is up to date. To locate the contact information for your microchip company, search your pet’s microchip number on the AAHA website.

Within The First Few Hours

Canvas the area

Hang your Petco LoveLost flyers at major intersections, local vet offices, and other community spots such as the grocery store or library.  Search social media for local lost pet pages and post your virtual flyer! Below are a few different lost pet groups and community boards on Facebook that might help you find your pet.
Text “Lost” or “Perdido” to (833) 936-0421
Dallas Animal Services provides text support to pet owners who are missing their pet.  Text “Lost” or “Perdido” to (833) 936-0421 for additional information and resources about finding a lost pet.  If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our staff members, please email

Within The First 24 Hours

Visit the Shelter
You know your pet best and are more likely to recognize your pet in person.  We recommend visiting the shelter (at least every other day) to see if your pet has been found.  Be sure to check all local agencies- some municipal shelters have more than one location.  If you are near the border of another city or county, we recommend checking their shelter too! Here are a few other local shelters that you may want to check-
Check Our Lost Pets Page Frequently
Dallas Animal Services responds to service calls 24 hours a day which means your pet could arrive at the shelter at any time.  If you can’t make it to DAS daily, please continue to monitor our website.  Found pets are updated 24/7. If you see your pet listed online, please come to the shelter immediately.  If it is outside of operating hours, please email
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