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Look at the prompts below to see if any of these fit your situation…
I want to adopt!
Please visit our adoption page. Thank you!
I found a stray pet.
Taken the pet to several vets around you to check for a microchip? Sometimes chips migrate on the dog and not every chip reader can pick up every chip.
Listed the pet as found on Maricopa's lost pet map?
Listed the pet as found on the above pages?
Checked your neighborhood apps with Nest, Ring or Nextdoor?
Posted the pet as found on these pages?
Walked the neighborhood with the pet and knocked on houses nearby where they were found to ask if anyone knows the pet?
Put up posters in your neighborhood with a picture of the pet and your phone number?
Example of post text and found poster:
PET was found on CROSS STREETS on DATE at TIME wearing COLLAR COLOR/NO COLLAR. Please share!
*include clear photos of the face and flank
*always ask for photographic proof of ownership
I found a stray and I cannot keep them in my home.
We recommend holding found pets for about 5 days in case the owner sees any of the above listings and contacts you. Yes it can be stressful or difficult but that is the responsibility of bringing a pet into your home. Animal control can take several days to take in surrenders, and won't be able to do it immediately. Plan ahead.
Do you have a laundry room, garage or bathroom that you can set up to separate the pet from any animals in the home?
Have you reached out to any local friends and family who may be able to hold the dog for a few days?
Have you made an appointment with the county shelter to surrender the pet?
I found a stray and they are injured!
Contact AZ Humane to schedule a drop off for an injured lost pet. If they are not open at the time, drop the pet off with one of the emergency vets they partner with.
I found a litter of kittens!
Don't touch them! Leave them there for the mom. If you mess with the litter she may hide her kittens better.
I can't keep my pet because I lost my home.
We are very sorry to hear that.
Lost Our Home Rescue specializes in short term fostering for domestic situations and lost homes.
Call PHXCares at 211 to ask about spaces in pet friendly homeless shelters.
Contact the Chuck Waggin for pet food assistance.
I can't keep my pet due to behavior concerns.
Please contact Cranium Dog Training for a free video consultation to discuss your situation. Cats are welcome.
I need to rehome my pet and I don't know where to start.
Contact Cranium Dog Training for free coaching on how to rehome a pet on your own.
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*We are not an emergency service, we cannot help with short notice surrenders or recovered strays*
We cannot take your dog for you, however we can help you learn how to rehome your dog effectively.
Need help keeping a pet you currently have?
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