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LOST A PET?

Losing a pet is a traumatic experience! The best way to find your pet, however, is to act quickly. If your pet was lost in or near our service area…

  • Visit our Trenton Center (2501 W. Trenton Rd.) to look for your pet in person. More than 15,000 animals pass through our doors each year, so it’s important to visit regularly if your pet is missing. We’re open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., every day of the week, 365 days a year.

  • Fill out the lost pet form found below!

  • If you live in City of Edinburg, contact their holding facility to see if they have your pet there: 

    • Address: 1301 N Doolittle Rd, Edinburg, TX 78542

    • Phone: 956-316-2185

    • Shelter hours: 11am-4pm

  • Contact PVAS with any questions

WHAT YOU NEED TO RECLAIM YOUR PET (one of the following)

  • Proof of address (ex. utility bill, an ID, a piece of mail) 

  • Pictures of your pet

There is no fee to reclaim your pet, and there is a three-day stray hold before the dog or cat

can be put for adoption, so please act promptly.

Step #1. Visit our Trenton Center Facility to look for your pet in person. We’re open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year. (2501 W Trenton Rd.)

 

Check out our listing of all dogs in the shelter HERE  or cats in the shelter HERE. Hint: the most recent intakes will be all the way at the bottom of the list so keep scrolling!

Step #2. Fill out our Lost Pet Form!

Step #3. Check with Animal Control

Animal Control Officers document the animals they collect. If you believe your pet was collected by mistake, be sure to contact your local Animal Control department. Be sure to provide your address and description of your pet to help identify your pet. 

 

  • McAllen Animal Control: (956) 681-2124

  • Edinburg Animal Control: (956) 289-7700

  • Hidalgo County Animal Control: (956) 383-0111

  • City of Palmhurst: (956) 583-8697

  • City of Hidalgo: (956) 843-2737

  • City of La Joya: (956) 581-7002

If you live in City of Edinburg, contact their holding facility to see if they have your pet there: 

  • Address: 1301 N Doolittle Rd, Edinburg, TX 78542

  • Phone: 956-316-2185

  • Shelter hours: 11am-4pm

Step #4.  Register the lost pet with Petco Love Lost, a database that uses facial recognition tools to help lost pets get back to their owners. 

Lost Pet Form

 

Type of Pet
Sex of Pet
Spayed or Neutered?
Upload Picture of Pet

​Step #6. Click above to see a spreadsheet of all the found animals that have been submitted to PVAS. If one of the descriptions sounds familiar, contact the finder and see if it is your pet!

Additional steps.

Check your neighborhood. Eighty percent of lost pets are found within a mile of home, so check your local area and speak with neighbors.

Create a Lost Pet flyer. Use this template to create a flyer and post it at local coffee shops, dog parks, pet stores, veterinary offices and other businesses.

Use online resources.

  • Post about your lost pet on social media, and search neighborhood apps and websites like Nextdoor, and Pawboost  in addition to Petco Love Lost as directed above.

  • Post the lost animal on our PVAS PASS Program page. PVAS PASS is a program to help keep pets of RGV owned by the public out of the shelter system by reconnecting  owners and pets along with providing other resources.

PETCO LOVE LOST

Petco Love Lost allows you to look for your missing pet or help someone find their lost furry friend. Using facial recognition technology, this software searches our animal database for pets that may be your lost loved one. Upload your pictures now and don't forget to microchip your pet once you're reunited! 

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Our organization relies on community support to do the lifesaving work we do. Be a part of this work and donate today! Your donation will allow us to grow our programs and help more animals across the RGV.