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Found Pet
Interactive Search Tool

For help using this tool, click here

  • If the dog is wearing a current Maricopa County tag, call 602‑506‑PETS (7387) and follow the prompts to retrieve the owner's phone number.
  • If the dog or cat is wearing any other type of ID, attempt to contact the owner using the information on the ID.
  • If you plan to keep the found dog or cat at your home for a few days, please post a flyer on our Interactive Mapping Tool. This will allow the owner to contact you should they find you have their pet. To access the Interactive Mapping Tool click here
  • The animal can be scanned for a microchip by a local veterinarian or shelter (call the place you desire to take them to ensure that they have scanning capability).
  • Post fliers in the neighborhood where you found the animal.
  • Post the found animal on Pet Harbor, Lost Dogs Arizona Facebook page, and/or Straydar Facebook page , etc.
  • If you can safely contain the dog, call us and we will pick up from your location. You can contact MCACC at (602) 506‑PETS (7387) for dog pick up. Or you can complete a stray dog report online. We cannot pick up cats.
  • Take the dog or cat to one of our shelters. Please visit our Services and Fees page for applicable fees.

In Arizona, the law states that if you keep a dog or cat and care for it for six consecutive days, you automatically become the owner of the animal.
We cannot pick-up owned animals.


Is there a charge to turn in a pet that I have found? We do not charge for stray dogs; there is a $96 fee for feral cats. If you are surrendering an owned animal, there is a $51 per animal fee. For more information, visit our Services and Fees section.

I found an injured dog/cat. What can I do? If you have found an animal that has been hit by a car or has a life-threatening injury, please call the Arizona Humane Society at (602) 997‑7585, Ext 2073. Or, if you live in Peoria, Surprise, El Mirage, Youngtown, Avondale, Mesa, Buckeye or Wickenburg, please call your local police department.

Posting a Pet You've Found

To get the most out of your Interactive Mapping Tool experience, there are a few things you should know.

  1. To post a pet you have found, click on Report a Pet in the upper right side of your screen.
  2. Zoom the map to the general area where the pet was found.
  3. From there you will be asked to provide your name and phone number (if the owner sees your post, they can contact you directly).
  4. You can also upload a photo of the pet you have found.

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