How do I find my lost pet?

The first thing you should do is file a Lost Pet Report with our shelter and any surrounding shelters. This report will allow us to have a file of your pet, and in the event that they arrive at our shelter, we can contact you. 

Check our Website
Check with Nearby Shelters
Use Social Media
Talk to Your Mailman
Create Flyers
Microchip

What if I have found a lost pet?

If you have found a lost animal, please notify Animal Services immediately because someone may be looking for their pet.

You can also take the pet to PetSmart, Petco or a veterinarian to see if the pet has a microchip. If the pet is microchipped, the clinic may be able to contact the owners. 


What happens to stray animals? 

Stray animals with identification tags or microchip:

If an animal is caught by our staff in the field and has identification, every attempt will be made to return it home, providing there is an owner present to receive it or it can be put securely in the back yard. If not, the animal will go to the Prairie Paws Adoption Center and every attempt will be made to contact the owner.

Stray animals without identification tags or microchip:

Stray animals without identification that are turned in to the Prairie Paws Adoption Center are held for a minimum of 72 hours (not including days the shelter is not open, such as Sundays, Mondays, and holidays).

If they are not claimed after 72 hours, the animals become the property of the City of Grand Prairie and if suitable, are placed up for adoption.