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 Facility 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.

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

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.

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

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. 

​Step #5. 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.

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!

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 you pictures now and don't forget to microchip your pet once you're reunited! 



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.