Reunited with a lost pet.


If you have found a healthy animal, we would ask that you do your best to try and help reunite the animal with its owner.

• Walk the animal around your neighbourhood as it probably lives close by
• Check to see if the animal has a license or microchip tag. If they do, call the City with the license number or the microchip company.
• Take the animal to a vet to check for a microchip
• Post photos and descriptions of the lost animal on Edmonton lost Pets and Edmonton and Area Lost pets facebook page
• Check to see if the animal has been listed as lost on community social media pages and sites such as kijiji and Craigslist
• Put up posters in the community where the animal was found

If you are unable to reunite the animal with its owner, we would ask that you care for them until such time as the owner is found or we are able to accept it into the Animal Care & Control Centre.

The streets are a very dangerous place for a dog and someone is missing this family member. Thank you for saving it.

We encourage citizens to make attempts to find the owner of any healthy, lost or stray animal. If the animal has a tag with a licence number on it, 311 may provide the owner’s contact information if the owner has given us permission to release it.

  1. Take the dog for a walk throughout your neighbourhood and ask neighbours if they recognize it. Hanging posters on mailboxes and putting leaflets in doors is also a successful way of tracking down a dog’s owner.
  2. Found pets are often listed on sites like Kijiji and Craigslist, so be sure to  post on those. Social media is a powerful tool for getting your message seen. Post a picture of the dog on Edmonton Lost PetsEdmonton & Area Lost Pets, and Edmonton Lost & Found Pets Facebook pages. They have a large amount of dedicated followers that will watch for lost pet reports. Community social media pages should also be considered.  
  3. During business hours, call 311 or you can visit to make an admittance appointment for the dog at the Animal Care and Control Centre.
  4. If it is after business hours, please keep the animal safe until morning or take it to  Guardian Veterinary Centre as they offer 24-hour emergency service and receive lost pets on the City’s behalf.