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Department of Health Services

Division of Animal Services

If You've Lost a Pet


View the stray dogs, cats, and other animals under our care

Tips for Finding Your Lost Pet

  • Start searching immediately.
  • Create and distribute flyers and post signs in high traffic areas. With permission, also post flyers in vet clinics, pet stores, groomers, pet boarding facilities and other local businesses.
  • If you need help creating a flyer, try the Missing pet flyer generator
    • Talk to your neighbors.
    • Check the shelters in your area from the list at the bottom of this page. Additional shelters may be found using Google search.
    • Post and search for your lost pet on and Craigslist (in the Community section under Lost & Found and Pets).
    • Notify Josie's Lost Dog Alert of Sonoma County. on Facebook. If you don't have a Facebook account, ask a family member or friend for help.
    • Check (or place) ads in the local papers.
    • If you've lost your cat, try searching later in the day. Cats are more active during dawn and dusk.
    • Visit Mission Reunite for more resources.

    Keep searching. Some lost pets are found within hours or days and others are found months or even years after disappearing. Don't give up hope!

    Animal Shelters in Sonoma County

    Agency Areas Served Location and Contact Info

    Cloverdale Police Department

    City of Cloverdale

    112 Broad Street, Cloverdale
    (707) 894-2150 (24 hours)

    Forgotten Felines

    All areas of Sonoma County
    Cats only

    Empire Industrial Ct., Santa Rosa
    (707) 576-7999

    North Bay Animal Services

    City of Petaluma
    City of Cloverdale
    Town of Windsor

    840 Hopper St., Petaluma
    (707) 762-6227                

    Pets Lifeline

    City of Sonoma
    Unincorporated areas of Sonoma Valley

    19686 Eighth St. East, Sonoma
    (707) 996-4577

    Rohnert Park Animal Services

    City of Rohnert Park
    City of Cotati

    301 J Rogers Lane, Rohnert Park
    (707) 584-1582

    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Unincorporated areas of Sonoma County
    City of Santa Rosa 

    1247 Century Ct., Santa Rosa
    (707) 565-7100

    Humane Society of Sonoma County

    City of Sebastopol
    City of Healdsburg

    Santa Rosa location:
    5345 Highway 12, Santa Rosa
    (707) 542-0882

    Healdsburg location:
    14242 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg
    (707) 280-9632

    Sonoma Police Department

    City of Sonoma
    Unincorporated area around City of Sonoma

    175 First St. West, Sonoma
    (707) 996-3601 (24 hours)