If you’ve lost your pet, please visit Larimer Humane Society in-person as soon as possible. Each month, hundreds of lost dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, and even barnyard animals find temporary, safe shelter with us.
Please do not email us for lost or found pets. Telephone the shelter immediately at (970) 226-3647 if you have found a stray animal.
If you’ve lost your pet, you must come to the Larimer Humane Society in person to submit a lost report. Sending email or registering your pet online will NOT put the information into our system.
NOTE: Proof of ownership is required to reclaim your lost pet.
Larimer Humane Society is open seven days a week. Because we receive so many stray animals each month, we are unable to verify by telephone if your animal is at the Humane Society. It is very important that you visit the animal shelter in-person every two-three days.
While at the shelter, be sure to check our Adoption Center as well as our Lost & Found Center. Since stray animals brought to Larimer Humane Society are held for five days before being evaluated for adoption, your pet may already be available for placement.
If your animal is at the shelter, you will be required to pay impound and board fees. If the animal does not have a current Larimer County license, you will also be required to purchase one. Fees vary, depending on whether your animal is wearing a current license and how many days they have been at the shelter.
If your pet is not at Larimer Humane Society, a staff person will assist you in checking our found reports. Be sure to bring a current photo of your pet to assist us with accuracy in breed and color(s).
You may also want to:
- Place a Lost Pet ad in the local newspaper
- Post fliers at local veterinary hospitals, feed stores and other privately owned business that will allow it. Please note that posting signage on public property is illegal
- Post a flier on the designated signage board at the dog park
- Notify your neighbors and ask for their assistance. If you’ve lost a cat, ask your neighbors to check their garages, tool sheds, and barns in case your pet is confined.
- Place your cat’s litter box or an article of your clothing outdoors to help your cat locate your home. Indoor-only cats may need assistance finding their way home.
- Call for your cat in the evening or early morning hours when the neighborhood is quiet. Shy cats may need coaxing to come out of hiding.
- Be sure to contact or visit surrounding shelters such as the Humane Society of Weld County, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, the Longmont Humane Society or the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.