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You Found a Dog... Now What?...

SCV Residents Missing Pet Help Hotline: (661)-402-2251
Please know that the outside links on this page are geared towards Santa Clarita Residents, however the tips will help anyone who is missing their dog have a greater chance at finding them!
What To Do
Please Report The Found Dog To Our Hotline! We Might Know Who's Missing Him/Her!

When you find a dog please remember to think LOST not STRAY.  Please try to find the owner of any dog that you find. 

Dog With Identification

- Does the dog have a collar with identification tags?  If yes, please call the number and let the owner know you have found their dog.

Dog With NO VISIBLE Identification And You Can Hold On To The Dog...

- Put a leash on the dog, with a secure collar and let the dog lead you where he or she wants to go.  The dog could get out often and be very aware of where he/she is going.  As you go KNOCK ON NEIGHBORS DOORS, AND LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER or some form of contact infromation! (Why?  Because an owner with a lost pet should be knocking on his/her neighbor's doors, and what if you cross paths?  The neighbor needs to know how to get a hold of you)

- Take the dog to a local veterinarian and ask them to scan for a microchip.  All SCV Veterinarians should do this for free (list of all local veterinarians). 


- Create a "FOUND DOG" Flyer  Post a copy of the sign on social media: FACEBOOK!   Make sure to post it to facebook.com/ScvLostPets we will get to cross-posting it as soon as we see it! 

- Put up a "FOUND DOG" sign in the EXACT SPOT you found the dog, as well in the immediate area.  Click Here for instructions on how to make your signs (this is VITAL)!

- Put up "FOUND DOG" flyers at the local shelters

- Be sure to put flyers in all the local VETERINARY OFFICES, PET STORES, DOG PARKS & Local Stores.  Tell local postal workers/UPS/FedEX that you found a dog

Dog With NO VISIBLE Identification And You MUST Take Him/Her To The Shelter...

- If you MUST take a stray with no identification to the shelter, please do right by the dog. 

- Strays with no form of identification are only guaranteed to live 4 days in the California shelter system.


- Take a picture of the dog before you turn it over so you can e-mail it to us and post it on social media.






Please note our disclaimer: The information contained on this site is not intended or delivered as medical advice, fact, or opinion; nor is it in any way a recommendation to not follow the advice of a trained veterinary professional.
We  recommend a consultation with a veterinarian about any information provided. Thank you.