Lost and Found Pets
What to do if your pet is lost or if you have found a pet:
1. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center should be your first call for a lost or found dog in Montgomery County. They are the County facility mandated by the State of Ohio to help care for lost and stray dogs. (937) 898-4457
2. Post to Dayton Ohio and Surrounding Area Lost and Found Pets Facebook page and neighborhood apps, like Nextdoor.
3. Complete SICSA’s online Lost & Found Pet Report at the bottom of this page.
4. If a pet is lost, leave an item with your pet’s scent on it outside of your home.
5. Post flyers in your neighborhood. Important information to include on the flyer: pet name, photo, breed, sex, color, weight, distinguishing items (red collar, blue eyes), date lost or found, location/area lost or found, owner or finder name, and phone number.
6. Walk or drive through your neighborhood several times each day. Ask neighbors, letter carriers and delivery people if they have seen your pet. Hand out a recent photograph and/or flyer of your pet and information on how you can be reached if your pet is found.
7. Contact other area facilities or your local police department and report a lost or found pet:
o Humane Society of Greater Dayton: (937) 268-7387
o Montgomery County Animal Resource Center: (937) 898-4457
o Kettering: (937) 296-2555 ext. 3266
o Oakwood: (937) 298-2122
o Centerville: (937) 433-7661
o Washington Township: (937) 225-4357
8. Call your veterinarian and other local veterinary offices to report the lost/found pet and/or post a flyer.
9. Record a lost pet message on your voicemail cell and home number.
10. Place a Lost/Found ad in your local newspaper’s classified section, such as the Dayton Daily News – (937) 223-1515.
When you have found your pet, please notify all resources that your pet has been found. We also recommend getting your dog or cat microchipped at your veterinary office.