Having a pet go missing can be a difficult and stressful experience. Our goal is 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 our Shelter as well as other shelters and rescue organizations in surrounding areas to search for your animal. You are more likely to identify your lost pet in person.
If you found a lost pet in Jefferson County please bring them to our Shelter as soon as you can. If you found the pet outside of Jefferson County, please take them to the closest animal shelter within that county. Owners are more likely to search for their missing pet at the shelter closest to their home, so it is important not to take the pet far from the area where it was found. The fee is also higher to redeem a pet from out of county.
To prevent your pet from going missing, we suggest the following:
- Make sure your pet is wearing a secure collar with updated license and I.D. tags
- Get your pet microchipped as a permanent form of identification.
- Update your information on all forms of your pet’s I.D. if you move or change phone numbers.
View pets currently at Foothills Animal Shelter that are waiting to be claimed by an owner. We always encourage you to search for your lost pet in person at Foothills Animal Shelter. If you think one of these animals might be your lost pet,...
If you see a pet roaming without an owner and you do not feel comfortable taking the pet into your home, contact your local Animal Control Agency and notify them of the pet's description and location.
If you found the pet outside of...
We encourage you to take an active role in finding your pet. While we try to reunite every lost pet that enters our doors, you are the person most likely to identify your pet. We highly recommend you visit our Shelter as well as other...
The sooner you begin your search, the better your chances are 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:
We charge fees to cover the cost of caring for your pet while they are at the Shelter, including the cost of food. Please note that you may incur additional fees if an Animal Control Officer brings your animal to us.