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How to Report a Lost or Found Pet

If you have lost a pet or have found a pet, please follow the process outlined below.
Report a Lost Dog

Contact your vet

Contact your veterinarian and microchip company to ensure that they have up-to-date contact information about your pet in their records. Microchip companies will put a "lost" flag on any pets with their microchips, so contact them immediately after losing your pet.

Check our listings

Check for your pet in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets that people have found.

If you see your pet, come reclaim your pet at the shelter or call 503-655-8628. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. When you come to reclaim your pet, please bring proof of rabies vaccination (if you have a current one), proof of ownership, such as vet records and photos, and your state-issued driver's license or identification card.

Please note: Unlicensed pets whose owners cannot be located are held for 3 business days before becoming eligible for adoption. If possible, visit or call the shelter every 3 days to look for your pet.

Submit to our online form

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online.

If you have a photo, send it via email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description.

Your posting will be available as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Try other shelters

Check for your pet in neighboring animal shelters and local and 24-hour veterinary clinics (see listing below under More Resources).

Post information online

Post information about your lost pet on online community webpages (see listing below under More Resources).

Contact Information
Report a Found Dog

Find out if the dog has a license

If you find a dog with a license, look up the dog's license to get the owner's name and phone number. You may then contact the owner directly.

Help search for the owner

If you find a dog without a license and you plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner:

  • Check for the dog in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets.
  • Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. Send an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. After you submit your posting, click the “Found” button, select your posting, and you can view the listing as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Bring the dog to the shelter

If you find a dog without a license and do not plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner, you may bring the dog to the shelter during business hours.

We will take custody of the dog and work to reunite the dog with its owner.

We are open Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays and holidays. Our address is 13141 SE Highway 212, in Clackamas.

If you are unable to safely transport the dog, our animal control officers are available during business hours to assist. Please call 503-655-8628.

Contact Information
Report a Found Cat

Check our listings

Check our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pet postings.

Scan for a microchip

If there is no listing, take the cat to your nearest veterinarian to scan for a microchip. Please note that there is no shelter for stray cats in Clackamas County.

Submit a lost/found pet listing

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. If you have a photo, you can send it as an attachment in an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us. Please use the name of the posting and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. If you click the "Found" button, on the lost/found listing page, you will be able to select your posting to download as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

For additional information on what to do when you find a cat, see these suggestions from the Cat Adoption Team.

Contact Information
Report a Lost Dog

Contact your vet

Contact your veterinarian and microchip company to ensure that they have up-to-date contact information about your pet in their records. Microchip companies will put a "lost" flag on any pets with their microchips, so contact them immediately after losing your pet.

Check our listings

Check for your pet in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets that people have found.

If you see your pet, come reclaim your pet at the shelter or call 503-655-8628. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. When you come to reclaim your pet, please bring proof of rabies vaccination (if you have a current one), proof of ownership, such as vet records and photos, and your state-issued driver's license or identification card.

Please note: Unlicensed pets whose owners cannot be located are held for 3 business days before becoming eligible for adoption. If possible, visit or call the shelter every 3 days to look for your pet.

Submit to our online form

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online.

If you have a photo, send it via email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description.

Your posting will be available as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Try other shelters

Check for your pet in neighboring animal shelters and local and 24-hour veterinary clinics (see listing below under More Resources).

Post information online

Post information about your lost pet on online community webpages (see listing below under More Resources).

Contact Information
Report a Found Dog

Find out if the dog has a license

If you find a dog with a license, look up the dog's license to get the owner's name and phone number. You may then contact the owner directly.

Help search for the owner

If you find a dog without a license and you plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner:

  • Check for the dog in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets.
  • Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. Send an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. After you submit your posting, click the “Found” button, select your posting, and you can view the listing as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Bring the dog to the shelter

If you find a dog without a license and do not plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner, you may bring the dog to the shelter during business hours.

We will take custody of the dog and work to reunite the dog with its owner.

We are open Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays and holidays. Our address is 13141 SE Highway 212, in Clackamas.

If you are unable to safely transport the dog, our animal control officers are available during business hours to assist. Please call 503-655-8628.

Contact Information
Report a Found Cat

Check our listings

Check our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pet postings.

Scan for a microchip

If there is no listing, take the cat to your nearest veterinarian to scan for a microchip. Please note that there is no shelter for stray cats in Clackamas County.

Submit a lost/found pet listing

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. If you have a photo, you can send it as an attachment in an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us. Please use the name of the posting and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. If you click the "Found" button, on the lost/found listing page, you will be able to select your posting to download as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

For additional information on what to do when you find a cat, see these suggestions from the Cat Adoption Team.

Contact Information
Report a Lost Dog

Contact your vet

Contact your veterinarian and microchip company to ensure that they have up-to-date contact information about your pet in their records. Microchip companies will put a "lost" flag on any pets with their microchips, so contact them immediately after losing your pet.

Check our listings

Check for your pet in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets that people have found.

If you see your pet, come reclaim your pet at the shelter or call 503-655-8628. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. When you come to reclaim your pet, please bring proof of rabies vaccination (if you have a current one), proof of ownership, such as vet records and photos, and your state-issued driver's license or identification card.

Please note: Unlicensed pets whose owners cannot be located are held for 3 business days before becoming eligible for adoption. If possible, visit or call the shelter every 3 days to look for your pet.

Submit to our online form

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online.

If you have a photo, send it via email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description.

Your posting will be available as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Try other shelters

Check for your pet in neighboring animal shelters and local and 24-hour veterinary clinics (see listing below under More Resources).

Post information online

Post information about your lost pet on online community webpages (see listing below under More Resources).

Contact Information
Report a Found Dog

Find out if the dog has a license

If you find a dog with a license, look up the dog's license to get the owner's name and phone number. You may then contact the owner directly.

Help search for the owner

If you find a dog without a license and you plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner:

  • Check for the dog in our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pets.
  • Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. Send an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us and attach a photo in JPEG format with the posting name and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. After you submit your posting, click the “Found” button, select your posting, and you can view the listing as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

Bring the dog to the shelter

If you find a dog without a license and do not plan to keep the dog at your home while you look for the owner, you may bring the dog to the shelter during business hours.

We will take custody of the dog and work to reunite the dog with its owner.

We are open Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays and holidays. Our address is 13141 SE Highway 212, in Clackamas.

If you are unable to safely transport the dog, our animal control officers are available during business hours to assist. Please call 503-655-8628.

Contact Information
Report a Found Cat

Check our listings

Check our Lost and Found Animals listings and use the drop down menu to search for lost pet postings.

Scan for a microchip

If there is no listing, take the cat to your nearest veterinarian to scan for a microchip. Please note that there is no shelter for stray cats in Clackamas County.

Submit a lost/found pet listing

Submit a Lost/Found Pet Notification form to Dog Services online. If you have a photo, you can send it as an attachment in an email to dogshelter@clackamas.us. Please use the name of the posting and phone number in the subject line of the email. We will attach your photo to the online description. If you click the "Found" button, on the lost/found listing page, you will be able to select your posting to download as a flyer that you can print and hang up in your community.

For additional information on what to do when you find a cat, see these suggestions from the Cat Adoption Team.

Contact Information

More Resources