Have you ever come home to a backyard gate blown open with your dog nowhere in sight?

Sheer panic runs through your veins and you begin relentlessly calling for your pet to no avail.

What do you do? Here are some helpful guidelines to follow:

Stray Animals

Should you find a stray pet, you can follow some of these same guidelines.

  • Call the veterinarian offices in your are to find out if your dog was brought in by a good Samaritan. Micro-chipping is extremely helpful in this situation. Veterinarians will scan for microchips at no charge.
  • Post flyers throughout your neighborhood area. Placing your pet’s photo and writing a description of your pet on the flyer is always helpful.
  • Inform mail carriers, working crews, HOAs and any other local resources in your area.
  • Report your lost pet to the following organizations:
  • Physically go into the AZ Humane Society (two locations) and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control locations every day. Take proof of ownership with you.

East Side Animal Care & Control

2630 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Mesa, AZ 85201
(602) 506-7387

West Side Animal Care & Control

2500 S 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 506-7387

Pinal County Animal Control

 1150 S Eleven Mile Corner
Casa Grande, AZ 85194.

If the owner is not located, then contact one of the numerous rescue groups for help in placing the dog into foster care.

Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion

Adoptions · Veterinary Clinic · Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ · Retail
1521 W. Dobbins Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85041

Sunnyslope Campus

Admissions · Adoptions · Veterinary Clinic · Thrift Store · Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ · Retail
9226 N. 13th Avenue/ 1311 W. Hatcher Road
Phoenix, AZ 85021

For a comprehensive post of local pet rescues/partners, visit www.pacc911.org. Remember that pets are completely dependent on us for their safety.