Lost a pet and need help?

Losing your favorite furry friend can be a scary and heartbreaking time. Quick action and personal involvement are key components in the recovery of recovering your lost pet.

Please note: Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh does not hold cats for a stray hold period. When entering our care, our Admissions team will check for a microchip, & complete an initial search of our lost reports in an effort to reunite cats with their owners. If no match is found at that time, the cat will be evaluated and processed for adoption.

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Check our steps below to help you find your lost pet quick!

  • Check Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found pet database, and create a report for your missing pet.
  • Ask family, friends, and neighbors to help you search for your pet as soon as you realize your pet is missing. Be sure to check around your yard and under your deck.
  • For a lost indoor-only or timid cat, think like a cat and look at every hiding spot possible in your yard and your close neighbors. Lost cats will remain hidden and quiet. Search your house and yard immediately. Lost cats tend to remain hidden and very quiet and a lot of times right around the house.
  • Walk, bike, drive, or jog through your neighborhood every day and more than once to look for your missing pet.
  • Place clothing, toys, litter box, and other items familiar to your pet outside in your yard where she/he might smell them.
  • Put signs around the neighborhood or area where your pet was last seen. Include a photo and description of your pet, your phone number, and when your pet disappeared. Make sure you have voicemail set up to take any messages. You can download our Lost Pet Poster template. Below you find additional information on getting support your area.
  • Contact your local animal control agency, animal shelters and police stations. File a lost pet report and ask where your animal will be taken if it’s picked up by one of these agencies.
  • If your pet is microchipped, contact the microchip company and have them put a “lost or stolen” alert on the pet’s microchip so that if it is scanned by a shelter or veterinarian, they will know that a concerned owner is looking for that pet.
  • Use online resources. Post your lost pet online at IowaPetAlert.com, Craigslist and Nextdoor.com (or on the Nextdoor app), and on social media sites. Check those sites continuously for found pets. You can also visit the Missing Pet Partnership site for additional tips and strategies.
  • Lost Found Pets Pittsburgh and Lost Dogs Pittsburgh on Facebook | Craigslist Lost & Found | Petfinder | Nextdoor Pet Directory | PIP | Finding Rover
  • If permitted, post your flyers at businesses in your area. In your flyers and ads, offer a reward, if possible.
  • Don’t give up! Some pets have been reunited with their families after a year or longer when their families continued efforts to find them.

1. Allegheny County

Humane Animal Rescue 412-345-7300 x216

City of Pittsburgh Animal Control 412-255-2036

Monroeville Animal Control 412-856-3355

South Hills Cooperative Animal Control 412-279-6911

Animal Friends 412-847-7000

2. Westmoreland County:

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley 724-339-7388

Humane Society of Westmoreland County 724-837-3779

Hoffman Kennels 724-468-5505

Moran Kennels 724-872-7797

Sable Kennels 412-660-2350

Animal Friends of Westmoreland County 724-925-2555

Action for Animals 724-539-2544

White Oak Animal Safe Haven 412-672-8901

Pet Adoption League 724-722-3670

3. Fayette County:

Gaydos-Behanna Kennel 412-720-9477

Fayette Friends of Animals 724-245-7300

4. Greene County

Humane Society of Greene County 724-627-9988

5. Washington County

Angel Ridge Animal Rescue 724-229-7053

Washington Area Humane Society 724–222-7387

Secreet Animal Control 724-503-4417

Please Note: Contact information for these licensed animal control facilities and shelters is listed for public convenience in the hopes of reuniting lost pets with their owners. Humane Animal Rescue is not affiliated with, nor do we necessarily endorse the policies and practices of these agencies.


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