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Department of Health Services

Division of Animal Services

If You Lost a Pet

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your pet is microchipped, make sure your microchip information is up to date as soon as possible by calling the microchip company or agency where the chip was registered. Shelters and veterinarians scan the animal for a microchip as soon as the animals arrive so that they can contact the owner. When you find your pet, be sure to microchip your pet if they do not have one and place an animal license tag or ID tag on your pet’s collar. Always keep your contact information with the microchip company up to date.

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Steps If You Lost a Pet

Check our stray animal listings. Make sure to click through all pages. The listings are updated hourly, but may not include animals under medical treatment or those who arrived at the shelter deceased. Please contact us at (707) 565-7100 for help with these lost animals.

Check other local shelters on the bottom of this page.

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Notify Josie's Lost Dog Alert of Sonoma County on Facebook and other local pet groups.

Create a flyer and post around the area.

Talk to your neighbors and search your neighborhood in the evenings.

Check with the local veterinarians and animal hospitals.

Visit Missing Animal Response Network for more resources.

Keep checking the shelter lists frequently and do not give up hope!



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Forgotten Felines

For Residents of Sonoma County CATS ONLY: 1814 Empire Industrial Court Suite G Santa Rosa (707) 576-7999


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North Bay Animal Services

For Residents of Petaluma, Windsor, Sebastopol and Cloverdale: 840 Hopper Street Petaluma (707) 762-6227


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Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

For Residents of Rohnert Park and Cotati: 301 J Rogers Lane Rohnert Park (707) 584-1582


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Pets LIfeline

For Residents of Sonoma and Unincorporated areas of Sonoma Valley: 19686 Eighth Street East (707) 996-4577


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Humane Society of Sonoma County

For Residents of Healdsburg: 555 Westside Road (707) 431-3386