Lost or Found Animals

Licensing and micro-chipping your pet is the best way to ensure its safe return home. If your pet is lost, a license lets the finder know that it is a cherished member of your family, not a stray.

If your pet is lost don't give up! Contact the Humane Society of Tacoma/ Pierce County at 253-383-2733 or Metro Animal Services Shelter at 253-299-PETS (7387). Consider posting on Craigslist or social media sites. Be sure to use a recent photograph so your pet is easily identifiable.

If you have found someone else's pet:
  • Confine the animal if it is safe to do so.
  • Contact the Humane Society of Tacoma/ Pierce County at 253-383-2733 or Metro Animal Services Shelter at 253-299-PETS (7387); or
  • Take the animal to a local veterinary clinic to see if it has a microchip; or
  • Contact us at 253-798-PETS (7387) if you are unable to transport the stray.