Lost & Found Pets in Jacksonville

It can happen to anyone. Use our “How To” guide to help lost dogs and cats!

Help! I found a pet!                                                                   Help! I lost my pet! 

Lost and Found isn’t just for keys and sunglasses – it can happen to our furry family members at any time. At the Jacksonville Humane Society, we love reuniting families with their lost pets. Below is a guide for folks with lost or found pets in Jacksonville, Florida or surrounding areas.

Gizmo was missing for 10 days! his mom saw him on the JHS website and they were reunited.


Missing Pet Tips:

If your pet is microchipped, notify the company and make sure your contact information is current. If you adopted from JHS recently, your pet was registered with this website.

Check the JHS Lost & Found page and the website of Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS).

Use FindingRover.com or the Finding Rover App (free) to mark your pet as missing. The facial recognition technology could help your pet find his or her way back to you.

Be sure to check shelter websites for updates each day, as information changes when new pets arrive. Make sure you search through animals listed as both adoptable and stray, just in case.

Visit both our shelter and ACPS. Leave a picture of your pet with contact information for the staff.

Register your pet as missing on Lost and Found Pets NE Florida and Lost Found Pets Jacksonville.

Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Nextdoor app as a tool to tell your friends and neighbors.

Post on Craigslist.org in both “Lost and Found” and “Pets” sections. Provide a picture & contact info.

Make flyers to post around your area using this free tool.


What else can you do?

If you live in surrounding areas, please be sure to check with bordering county animal control offices:

Click here for more tips about searching for your lost pet from the ASPCA.

Special notes about missing cats.


Found Pet Tips:


Odie was brought to JHS by the woman who found him for a microchip scan and we were able to reunite him within one hour!

Odie was brought to JHS by the woman who found him. Thanks to a  microchip, we were able to reunite him with his family within the hour!


What to do if your dog or cat goes missing: printable checklist..


Did you FIND a pet in Jacksonville, FL? Take these steps to find the family:

Have the pet scanned for a microchip. This can be done at local shelters, pet stores, or veterinary offices.

Create flyers and post them in the area where the pet was found. Check Craigslist.org (in both “Lost & Found” and “Pets” sections) for ads that meet the pet’s description, and post an ad yourself.

Visit local shelters to see if anyone has reported the pet as missing, and discuss your options with the staff.

Upload the information to FindingRover.com or the Finding Rover app. Include a picture – facial recognition technology could help you locate the owners.

Use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Next Door app, to share pictures and your contact information. Two great groups in Jacksonville are: Lost and Found Pets NEFL and Lost Found Pets of Jax.

Stray animals in the city of Jacksonville can be brought to Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. in Riverside. Call 904-630-CITY (2489) or email jaxpets@coj.net for more information.

The Jacksonville Humane Society can only take stray pets by appointment. To make an appointment, call 904-493-4584 and leave a message or email petsafetynet@jaxhumane.org. You are welcome to stop by for a free microchip scan anytime during open hours.

Pets who are missing for a length of time may appear disheveled or fearful; pets can also escape when they are receiving medical treatment and not looking their best. Think “lost” before rushing to judgment.

Note: Before bringing a pet into your home, make sure you isolate him/her from your own pets to prevent potential health of behavior hazards.

And remember – the best chance at a reunion is with a microchip! Our JHS Animal Hospital can microchip your pet for only $25. Call 904-493-4611 to schedule an appointment.

Zena's got lost when her mom was visiting Jacksonville. Her mom saw her on a JHS Facebook post and drove all the way through the night to get her back!

Zena the boxer mix got lost when her mom was visiting Jacksonville. Her mom saw her on a JHS Facebook post and drove all the way through the night to get her back!