One of the most rewarding services provided by the Humane Society of Ventura County is the successful reunion of lost pets with their owners. Our staff reunites hundreds of lost animals with their owners each year.
Looking for Your Missing Pet?
1. To fill out a Lost animal report, click one of the following: LOST DOGS , LOST CATS , or OTHER LOST or come to the shelter at 402 Bryant St. or call us at 805-646-6505. We will take a report that will help us compare your animal to found animals in the area.
2.Visit or call:
a. Ventura County Animal Services, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, 805-388-4341 (PLEASE NOTE: Animal Services will not take lost reports over the phone. You MUST go in to file the report or file online at vcas.us)
b. Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura, 818-991-0071
c. Santa Barbara Humane Society, Santa Barbara, 805-964-4777
d. Santa Barbara Animal Shelter, Santa Barbara, 805-681-5285
3. Come in and look for your animal at our shelter. You know the identifying marks on your pets much better than we do. While we will assist in locating your lost pet, it is ultimately your responsibility as the animal owner. Do not assume that filling out a lost report in any way guarantees notification of the location of your lost pet.
4. Go door to door in your neighborhood, pass out flyers and post signs. Talk to service personnel and children (with parent’s permission of course.)
5. Check on Craigslist in the found section.
7. Call local veterinarians and rescues.
8. Be sure to visit Animal Services and the Humane Society of Ventura County at least EVERY OTHER DAY.
9. Place an ad in the lost and found section of your local newspaper.
10. Don’t give up! Many pets are found months after becoming lost.
Once You Have Found Your Pet
1. Make sure they are microchipped and that the microchip is registered. This is a service we offer for a low cost, on a walk-in basis, here at the Humane Society of Ventura County. If your pet ever ends up in a shelter or veterinarian’s office, he or she can be scanned for a microchip that is linked to your contact information making it easy to reunite you with your lost pet.
2. Place an ID tag and collar on your pet. ID tags are only $5 here at the shelter and can serve as your pet’s ticket home.
3. If your pet is a dog make sure they are licensed. Bring in proof of rabies vaccination and certificate of sterility (if available) and we can license your pet.
4. Spay or neuter your pet so they are less likely to roam. Call our spay and neuter clinic at 646-6505 to find out about low cost spaying and neutering or CLICK HERE .
5. Make sure your animals are up to date on vaccinations so that if they do get out they are less likely to contract a serious disease. Low cost shot clinics are held here at the Humane Society of Ventura County every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, CLICK HERE
6. Check fencing and gates around your home to make sure that there are no openings.
7. Consider an obedience class to train your dog not to run through doors.
If you have any other questions or special concerns please call us at 805-646-6505. We would love to help!