Lost & Found

Having a pet go missing can be a difficult and stressful experience. While 1,735 lost pets brought to our Shelter were reunited with their families in 2012, thousands more were left unclaimed by their owners.

It is our goal to help pets return home. Please use our lost and found pet resources to increase the chance of a happy reunion.

We encourage you to take an active role in finding your pet. We highly recommend you visit the Shelter to search for your animal. You are MORE LIKELY to identify your lost pet in person.

To prevent your pet from going missing, please always make sure your pet is wearing a secure collar with a license and I.D. tags with your current contact information. In case your pet’s collar were to fall off or be removed, it is also very important to have your pet microchipped. Immediately update these forms of pet identification if you move or change your phone number.

featured image family with cat Report a Found Pet

If you see a pet roaming without an owner, you can contact your local Animal Control Agency and notify them of the pet's description and location. Did you find a lost pet wearing a Jeffco pet license? Using the tag number, you can...
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Lost Dog Report a Lost Pet

After reporting a lost pet using the link below, please continue to actively search for your pet, both at our Shelter and throughout our community. Click here for tips on searching for your lost pet. While we try to reunite every...
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critter Search Tips

The sooner you begin your search, the better your chances of being reunited with your lost pet. Take the following steps both inside and outside your neighborhood to help improve your chances of finding your pet:
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adopt_cat_thumb Fees

We charge fees to cover the cost of caring for your pet while they are at the Shelter, including food. Please note that you may incur additional fees if an Animal Control Officer brings your animal to us. Impound/Intake Fees Dogs: $65...
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