If You Have Lost a Pet… Start Searching Now!
We are so sorry to hear that your furry friend has gone missing!
At this time the Humane Society of Broward County only accepts owned/owner-surrendered animals but please make sure to contact Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.
- Lost pets who are at their facility and lost pets that people have found and notified them about are posted on their website.
- Please visit their facility in person to look for your pet. Their number is 954.359.1313 or 954.970.0130
If you would like to speak to a member of our team directly about the pet, please call 954.989.3977 x 6873 or x6720
If you have found a pet, please contact Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions, as they keep a database of the lost/stray animals of Broward.
- Their number is 954.359.1313.
- Click here to report a pet with identification.
- Click here to report a pet without identification.
In addition, there are pages on Facebook devoted to lost and found pets. If your city has a Facebook page or your police department does, they will sometimes post lost and found pets as well.
In addition, we have created the following resources to help if you have lost or found a pet.
Check with the animal shelters listed below:
- Pooches in Pines (Pembroke Pines area)
- Lost Dogs of Broward and Dade County
- Lost and Found Pets of SE Florida
- Craig’s List
Finally, there is also an app we highly recommend called Finding Rover that you should download to assist you in looking for your lost pet.
Get the word out!
Consider making and posting flyers in shopping centers, on telephone poles, in veterinary offices, pet stores and grooming parlors in your area. Include a detailed description and the name of your pet. Your pet will be more likely to approach a stranger if called by name. If possible, include a clear, reproducible photo. Provide a copy of the flyer to mail carriers, newspaper carriers, utility service people, etc. Advertise in local newspapers.
Also, watch the “Found” ads and respond to any that may possibly be your pet. After a week of wandering, your white poodle may look like a “grey mixed breed.”
Contact local radio or TV stations that broadcast lost pet reports.
Above all, don’t give up searching for your lost pet after just a few days or even weeks. Your pet may wander or may be kept by someone for some time before being turned in to a shelter. Even if your pet was wearing tags, there is always a chance that they were lost or that someone took them off.
Keep your pet properly confined at all times: indoors, on a leash, or in a securely – fenced area. (If fenced, check routinely for holes between and under the fence, loose gate latches, etc.) Be aware when service people visit your home or yard; they may leave gates open.
Make sure that your pet wears a current license and ID tags at ALL times. Licensing is done through Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center or your veterinarian. ID tags are available from many places that sell pet supplies including the Humane Society of Broward County’s Pet Boutique. Be sure to keep a written record of the tag numbers; this information is essential in the event that your pet should become lost. Have your pet microchipped to enable positive identification (contact your veterinarian or the Humane Society of Broward County about this procedure). Have a written description (size, weight, color, markings) and current black and white, as well as color photos of your pet on hand. Be sure to leave this information, along with license and ID tag numbers, with anyone entrusted with the care of your pet while you are away. If you move, be sure to have new tags made to reflect your new information and if your pet is microchipped be sure to notify the chip company.
Neuter your pet
Have your companion animal NEUTERED. This safe surgical procedure greatly reduces an animal’s urge to roam and makes for a happier “homebody” who won’t be tempted to wander into trouble. For low-cost sterilization, you can make an appointment here https://humanebroward.com/low-cost-spay-neuter/
It’s never too late to get your dog in training! Trainers consider the command “come” the most important command to teach your dog. If she associates “come” with a favorite treat or toy, she will likely stop in her tracks and come back to you. Sign up for low-cost classes at the Humane Society of Broward County and learn tricks to keeping your pet safe at home. Call 954.266.6855 today!