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  • Lost and Found Pets

    Have you lost or found a pet? Your first step is to file a report on Petco Love Lost! Click here:

    Losing and finding a pet can be a stressful and confusing time so we've outlined some proven tips and tricks below. We want to help.

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    Automated help through text

    • Is your pet missing?
      • Text "LOST" to (833) 552-0591
        • You will get links to file a report about your lost pet, view animals at the shelter and get proven pet-finding tips.
    • Did you find a stray pet?
      • Text "FOUND" to (833) 552-0591
        • You will get a link to file a report about the pet you found and get proven tips to help you find the owner. 

    Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra "PERDIDO" o "ENCONTRADO" al (833) 552-0591. Luego recibirá información que lo guiará a través del informe.

    Reply "STOP" anytime to end text messages

    File a lost or found report here

    IMPORTANT! Before you file a report, please read ALL of the information provided on this page in order to prevent delays.
    • It may take up to 30 MINUTES for your report to appear on the website. Please DO NOT file multiple reports for the same pet. Filing multiple reports will cause delays and may prevent us from being able to effectively help you.
    • You will get an automated confirmation email within 15 MINUTES of your report being filed, providing the email address you submit is correct. If you think you have not received this email please check your SPAM and/or JUNK INBOXES.
    • Providing a picture greatly increases the chances the public will view the report. Reports that include pictures are 85% more likely to be viewed by the public.
    I have LOST a pet and want to file a report:
    I have FOUND a pet and want to file a report:

    Lost a pet?

    Lost a Dog?

    DON'T WAIT! DON'T ASSUME HE/SHE HAS BEEN STOLEN! Most lost dogs are able to be recovered within a mile of home inside the first 24 hours. Don’t wait and don’t give up! Just follow some of these basic steps.

    • STEP ONE: If you have lost your dog, ask your neighbors FIRST! They may have seen the direction your dog headed in or they may have picked them up.

    Lost a Cat?

    Indoor only cats:

    When indoor cats become frightened or lost, they tend to hunker down in a hiding spot next to a building and not move until they are found or get hungry. Most indoor cats are found less than three houses away.

    • STEP ONE: If you have lost your cat, ask your neighbors FIRST! They may have picked your kitty up. 
    • STEP TWO: File a lost report with PACC and check the list of found cats that are currently at PACC.
    • STEP THREE: Spread the word!

    Outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats:

    If your cat is an outdoor or indoor/outdoor cat, you still should still follow the recommendations listed above, however you should expand your search radius to at least several miles from where it went missing. Typically they don't come home because they are unable to due to possible injury or being trapped.

    Found a pet?

    Found a Dog?

    Found a Cat?

    HELP! I have found a litter of kittens!

    • If you find a kitten, please visit our Found Kittens page to learn how to determine if a kitten is abandoned and help keep them with their moms and out of the shelter!
    • If you find a sick or injured stay pet, please bring it to PACC during open hours or call Dispatch at  (520) 724-5900 extension 4 to receive an immediate response.

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    Lost and Found Pets in Pima County

    Lost and Found Pets in Pima County

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Phone: (520) 724-5900
    Fax: (520) 724-5960


    Monday to Friday
    noon to 7 p.m.*

    Saturday & Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

    *Must be checked in to wait list 45 minutes before close to be seen in adoption and admission department.

    Ajo Substation

    1249 N Well Rd
    Ajo, AZ 85321
    Phone: (520) 387-7502


    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Friday:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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