Lost and Found Pets


What to do if your pet is lost or if you have found a pet:

1. If you live in or near Montgomery County, go immediately to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center and look for your pet. Very important to read more here.

2. Contact SICSA’s lost/found pet registry: 937-294-6505 ext. 41 to report a lost or found pet. Also post photo and description to SICSA's Facebook page.

3. If a pet is lost, leave an item with your pet’s scent on it outside of your home. Walk or ride a bike around your home to leave a scent trail that your dog or cat may be able to detect.

4. Contact your local police department and report your lost pet:

-Kettering: Judy Kohl (937) 296-2555 ext. 3266
-Oakwood: (937) 298-2122‎ with description of pet
-Centerville: (937) 433-7661‎ with a description of pet
-Humane Society of Greater Dayton: (937) 268-7387
-Dayton: Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (937) 898-4457

5. Call your veterinarian and other local veterinary offices to report the lost pet or post flyer (see flyer info below).

6. Post flyers in your neighborhood. Important information to include on the flyer: pet name, photo, breed, gender, color, weight, distinguishing items (red collar, blue eyes), date lost, location/area lost, owner name, and phone number. Remember there can be many interpretations and misunderstandings in the breed, gender, color and weight of pets.

7. Tell your mail carrier, your neighbors, and everyone you know that your pet is lost.

8. Record a lost pet message on your voicemail cell and home number.

9. Place a Lost/Found ad in the Dayton Daily News 937-223-1515 or online.

10. Place a notice on Craigslist and Petfinder.

11. Post to Dayton Ohio and Surrounding Area Lost and Found Pets Facebook page.

When you have found your pet, get your dog or cat microchipped at SICSA or your veterinary office. Walk-in microchipping is available at SICSA for $25. Please call 937-294-6505 for more information.