Help with finding your lost dog or cat is available from Washoe County Regional Animal Services. If you find a lost pet, you can also get assistance with reuniting the lost pet with its owner.
Get Your Pet Microchipped
The number one way to ensure getting your pet back if it becomes lost is by having the animal microchipped. With this technology, animal control officers are frequently able to return stray animals to their owners quickly, without the trauma for the animal and expense to the owner a trip to the animal shelter entails. When dealing with lost or found pets, one of the first things you should do is have the animal scanned for a microchip.
Register Lost or Found Pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services provides online access to the PetHarbor database. With this tool, you can register lost and found pets and search for the ones residing in the animal shelter at 2825-A Longley Lane in Reno. The shelter phone number is (775) 353-8901.
Helpful Tips for Dealing with Lost or Found Pets
Here are some tips provided by Washoe County Regional Animal Services.