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Found a Pet?

Found a Dog or Cat in Your Neighborhood? (Montgomery County Residents Only)

Montgomery County Animal Services ("MCAS") annually cares for thousands of animals due to an animal overpopulation issue. Please note Kennel capacity is limited. If you do find an animal, do everything you can to find the owner, a rescue group, or re-home the pet into a safe and loving home before scheduling an appointment to bring the pet into the shelter as a last resort.

Our MCAS Staff is able to assist in proactively attempting to reunite a found pet with its owners or additional placement for a pet should its owner not be located.

We are able to provide this service without bringing the pet to the shelter through online marketing and visibility on our website. Citizens who utilize this program agree to assist in reuniting the pet(s) with the owner or other placement.


Holding onto the pet(s) and allowing an Animal Control Officer to come scan for a microchip and start vaccinating the pet is vital to the safety and welfare of the pet. We will assist in anyway possible to help you hold onto the pet(s) by providing crate, food, etc. 

Please complete this form (Click here). This will allow us to network the pet through our website in an attempt to locate the owner or find potential placement with rescue partners or adopters if the owner is not located. 

*If you have any questions please email, 

In addition to the above, please do the following:

  • Visit Thanks to groundbreaking innovation, finding lost pets will be quicker and easier with the patented pet facial recognition technology of the new Petco Love Lost database. 

  • Take the pet to the nearest veterinary clinic, spay/neuter clinic, etc. to scan the pet for a microchip. Contact the pet's owner and report the pet was found.

  • Check out lost pet groups on Facebook to create a free flyer.

  • Post on social media platforms such as Nextdoor, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 

  • Drive around the area looking for the owner or lost pet signs.

  • Post flyers in your neighborhood.

For additional Lost & Found Pet Resources click here to visit our Lost & Found Pet Resources page.

We are still ASKING people to allow us to vaccinate the animal(s) prior to intake which helps protect the animal(s) from illness.  We can and will assist with any supplies needed if you assist the pet in housing them. This can include a kennel, food, flea prevention, etc. 

Please complete the form above for assistance. The appointment link below is for more urgent surrenders or if you are unable to assist with holding for vaccinations. 

To schedule a intake appointment click here:

Please do be aware that we are over capacity!

(March 2024)

Montgomery County Residents bringing in a lost pet must provide identification and pets must be leashed or in an appropriate carrier. 

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