Found a dog?
Here are a few tips on helping a lost dog be reunited with it owner(s)
- Have a vet scan the dog for a microchip. If the dog has a registered chip, contact the owner.
- Place “FOUND DOG” flyers in the area you found the dog and on Craigslist. Leave out a few details, things that will help you confirm that the person who contacts you is the rightful owner. Asking for photos or other proof of ownership is appropriate.
- Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County: Register the found dog on petharbor. Any similar dogs registered as lost through the Animal Foundation’s lost service will be emailed to you. In Henderson? Contact the Henderson Animal Shelter.
- Contact the Review Journal and place a FREE found pet ad. 702-383-0383
- Post the flyer or info on the found pet with Vegas Animal Rescue and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org The information will then be sent out to the local rescue community. Include found location and photo.
- Tweet the information to @VegasLostPets
- Unable to hold the dog while the owner is located? Boarding is available at most vets offices. Or you may want to reach out to local rescue groups and no-kill shelters. Here is a comprehensive list of ALL shelters and reputable rescues.
Lost a dog?
- Put up “LOST DOG” flyers in the area he/she was last known to be.
- Place a “LOST DOG” ad on Craigslist and in the Review Journal, 702.383.0383
- Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County: Register the lost dog Pet Harbor In Henderson? Contact the Henderson Animal Shelter.
- Check the Animal Hospitals in the area your pet was lost.
- Post the flyer or info on the lost pet with Vegas Animal Rescue and email it to email@example.com The information will then be sent out to the local rescue community. Include found location and photo.
- Organize a search party to comb any areas the dog was last seen.
- Tweet the information to @VegasLostPets
- Check Animal Foundation and/or Henderson Animal Shelter for your dog personally. Do not rely on internet notification systems or shelter staff to alert you to your dog’s presence. Time is of the essence in these environments as pets are regularly euthanized.
Need to rehome a dog?
While we do not operate as a rescue and cannot take your dog into our custody, we hope these tips will be helpful in finding your dog a new home.
- If you are having trouble finding housing free of breed restrictions, check out our list of housing options that are not breed restrictive.
- Need help affording basic supplies for your dog for a limited time? Our Owner Support Program aims to support struggling owners through difficult times. We are pleased to assist you with food, collars, leashes, basic training, shelter for your dog outside and many other things in order to help you keep your family together.
- Exhausted all of your options and have to give your dog up? Contact these shelters and rescues for assistance. Keep in mind many groups are overwhelmed with animals and calls, your patience is appreciated.
- Looking for a responsible, no-kill rescue that accepts “pit bull” dogs?
- We are happy to help you network a dog for a new home as well via our social media outlets. Feel free to post any relevant information about the dog on our Facebook page. Include the dogs likes and dislikes, age, contact information where those interested can contact you and a good picture(s).
- If you are re-homing a dog yourself, don’t be afraid to ask potential adopters for basic information about themselves, ask about previous pets, contact their current vet if applicable and personal references. You may even ask to visit the home the dog will be living in. While these steps don’t ensure the perfect forever home all of the time, it is an effort in diligence that will help you make the right match for the dog in your care.
Want to adopt a dog?
Deciding to bring a new dog home is an exciting time. We hope you have considered what the best match for you and your family will be in terms of size, personality and preferences.
Whether you want to test the waters with a foster dog or go all in and adopt straight away, here are some local organizations who have many adoptable “pit bull” dogs.