Dogs YYC Lost & Found Form
We Lost Our Puppy!
Losing your pet is a terrible experience. We know how it feels. We don’t care how it happened, we want to help you get your furry friend back home.
Fill out our form and we will help spread the word. Make sure you give every detail you can. Here’s a list of things that will help others help bring your pooch back home:
- Name (answers to)
- Collar type and colour
- Vanity tag (tag with puppy’s name and a phone number)
- License #
- Boy or Girl
- Your name and contact info
Make sure to leave all the information that you can and we will try to spread the word along the social media channels with you.
Make sure to try calling any nearby veterinary clinics and the Animal Services Centre at 403-268-2489
I Found Someone’s Puppy!
Did you find someone’s dog wandering Calgary today? Please check to see if we have this dog listed in our Lost Dogs list or any other online resource like PetLynx or on Facebook at the YYC Pet Recovery page.
Your best course of action is to surrender the animal to a vet’s office or City of Calgary Animal Services at 2201 Portland Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 4M7 (see handy map below). There are a few reasons for this.
- You are responsible for this animal that is in your care.
- You can’t verify who may call claiming to be the animal’s owner.
- The animal may be sick or injured and need assistance (see point 1).
- Calgary vet offices and Calgary Animal Services can scan for microchips and run tattoos and licenses in a database, making them a lot better suited than us regular folks at finding the pet’s mom and dad.
Don’t take unnecessary risks with some else’s dog or cat (or ferret or whatever). Report who you found here on with our form and also to YYC Pet Recovery on Facebook and tell them what location you dropped the animal off at. You have already done so much to help that pet get back home (and between us… we think that pretty much deserves a Timmy’s card.).
A Word About Animal Services
Calgary Animal Services has a 98% reunion rate for getting pets back to their families. There is some trepidation about animal services centers on the whole – or “the pound” – and what exactly their policies are regarding impounded animals.
Directly from the City of Calgary’s page on Impounded Dogs and Cats:
Impounded cats and impounded dogs with identification, such as a licence tag, a legible tattoo or a readable microchip with up-to-date information, are held for ten (10) days at our Animal Service Centre. Impounded cats and dogs without identification are held for four (4) days. If these animals are not claimed by their owners within this time, they undergo health and behavioural assessments. Then cats and dogs that are deemed adoptable will become available for adoption by the public. We will list them on our website under adoptable cats and adoptable dogs, and make them accessible to the public via the City of Calgary Pets mobile application.
You can rest assured that the animal you found has the best chance with Calgary Animal Services. They are professional, humane, and dedicated folks who believe – just like you do – that puppies and kitties belong at home with their families.