Lost My Pet - What Should I Do?

What should I do if I lost my pet?


  • Fill out a Lost Pet report. Reports are sent to shelter staff who will post on the Lost and Found page. Reports are held in our database for 30 days. If you find your pet, please contact Animal Services and staff will cancel the report. After 30 days, you may fill out another report if your pet is still missing.
  • Check the Irving Animal Services website daily to see if your pet was brought to the shelter.
Long-haired dogs of the same breed, standing in grass, wearing collars and tags.
  • Visit the Irving Animal Care Campus as often as possible to look for your pet. Your pet might have been taken to a neighboring city shelter, so be sure to check other nearby shelters too.
  • Search your neighborhood and leave information, a description of your pet with a picture and your contact information with as many people and businesses as possible. You can also post an announcement on social media and place an ad in the local newspaper.
  • If you find your lost pet, have the animal microchipped and ensure it has a collar and ID tag so that it can be easily returned if it ever becomes lost again.
Long-haired white and gray cat in grass, wearing collar and tags.

How can I submit a "Lost Pet" report?


How can I view the "Found Pets" reports submitted?


Irving Animal Services has partnered with Petango to post all animals submitted via the department's Lost and Found reports. You will find these reports and any pictures submitted on the Lost and Found page.
  • If you feel that one of the animals listed below might be the one you lost, please contact Irving Animal Services for more information. 
*Please be advised that the animals listed on the Reported Lost tab are submitted by residents looking for their lost pets, and the animals listed on the Animals Found tab may be housed at the shelter or housed by an individual who posted a Found Animal Report.