Found a Pet - Helping Find Its Home

What should I do if I found a pet?

  • If you can approach the pet safely, check for an ID tag, contact the owner, and help reunite the pet with its family. If the pet is not wearing an ID tag, take the animal to a veterinary clinic or bring it to the Irving Animal Care Campus to check for a microchip.
  • If you are unable to approach or transport the animal safely, call Irving Animal Services at (972) 721-2256 and provide the officer with a detailed description of the animal and the location.
Irving Animal Services field officer with a leashed Siberian Husky under a tree.
  • If you have a found pet and can provide temporary shelter but have not been able to find the owner, submit a Found Animal report. Online reports are sent to shelter staff who will post on the Lost and Found page. Reports are held in the IAS database for 30 days. If you find the owner, please notify Animal Services and staff will cancel the report. After 30 days, you may fill out another report if the owner has not been found.
  • Post flyers and notices in your area and on social media. Advertise in local newspapers and be sure to read the "Lost" ads.
Irving Animal Services field officer returns stray cat to happy owner.

How can I submit a "Found Pet" report?

How can I view the "Lost 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 might be the one you found, please contact Irving Animal Services for information on contacting the owner.
*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.