lost pets

Finding a lost Pet

Visit each shelter where your animal might have ended up. If you live in an area that borders other cities you should also check with those shelters since animals are known to wonder some distance. Unless your animal was wearing a pet license when it arrived at the shelter, we cannot positively identity it for you. It is important for you to visit the shelter to search for your pet. Remember that pets often lose their collars and tags so you cannot depend on them.

Local Animal Shelters:

City of San Bernardino Animal Control
333 Chandler Place
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 384-1304
Rancho Cucamonga Shelter
11780 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(909) 466-PETS (7387)
San Bernardino County Animal Services (Devore Shelter)
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 386-9820
Redlands Animal Shelter
504 N. Kansas
Redlands, CA
(909) 798-7644

Act Fast

  • Check shelters daily (or at least every third day) until your pet is found. Don't assume that a shelter will hold your animal any longer than the 3 days (72 hours) required by law.
  • Notify people who are familiar with your pet that it's lost (i.e., mail carriers, neighborhood children and etc.)
  • Contact veterinary practices in your area. They may have a "lost and found" bulletin board in their offices.
  • Read the "found" ads and take out a "lost" ad in the local newspaper. If your neighborhood permits, post flyers in the area where you live.
  • Report your lost pet on-line. 

Report a Lost Dog
Report a Lost Cat
Report Other Lost Animals

Don't give up

Some pets are found after months and months of searching.

Why pets stray

One of the most common reasons a pet will stray from home is because it is not spayed or neutered. Spaying or neutering your pet will eliminate your pet's reproductive instincts and, therefore decrease the chances of it straying from home to search for a mate. Another benefit to altering your pet is that you'll be able to obtain a reduced license fee. For more information about spaying or neutering contact your veterinarian or click here spay & neuter

Your pet's ticket home

If your pet is wearing a current license or other form of identification, you can count on the animal shelter contacting you. Of course, if you moved or changed phone numbers without telling us, the license, micro-chip or ID won't do much good. Please ensure that the information on your pet's license or ID is current.

Searching for Animals at the City of San Bernardino's Shelter

To view animals picked up by animal control or found by the public, review the lists below. It contains pictures of animals that have been brought to the shelter. It is updated daily. You should be aware that not all pictures are posted on the web site. Animals transported to the emergency veterinary clinic, animals picked up dead and some others will not be included.

Dogs at Shelter
Cats at shelter

Other Animals at Shelter

Searching for Animals Found by the Public

To view animals found by the public, review the lists below.

Public Reports of Found Dogs
Public Reports of Found Cats
Public Reports of Found Other Animals

Report a Found Pet On-line 

If you have found an animal you are keeping while searching for the owner please complete the form below.  If you need animal control officer assistance with picking-up a pet you have found, please call Animal Control at 909-384-1304.

Report a Found Dog
Report a Found Cat

Report Other Found Animals