Lost or Found Animals

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Lost Pets

If you have lost your pet:

  • Come to the Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center immediately at 1150 East Pleasant Run Road If you need further directions please call us at 972-291-5335.
  • Inform your neighbors that your pet is missing.
  • Bring a picture of your pet to the shelter and fill out a lost report. We only hold lost reports for 10 days and extend the duration each time an owner comes in to check on a missing pet. Even with a lost report it is still very important to do a shelter walk-through at least every other day!
  • Check the shelter every day to see if your pet has been brought in.
  • Check other sites such as Craigslist, Pets 911, Facebook and Petfinder.
  • Check all local shelters. We can never predict in what direction our missing pets are headed.
  • Call us once you find your pet so that we can updated your lost report as found.
  • We microchip for only $25 and will register the chip at time of service.

Lost Dog Report (pdf)

If you are missing your pet, please browse through the listings below to see if your pet is at our shelter.

Please keep in mind that this is not a real-time listing of the pets at our shelter. It is always advised that you or a family member come to our shelter and look in person - you know your baby best! 

  1. Impounded Animals
  2. City Ordinance
  3. Fees

The City of Cedar Hill requires all dogs, when outdoors, to be confined within the owner’s fence, secured on a leash in accordance with State Law, or under the control of the owner. Dogs running at-large are subject to being impounded by the city. Owners of impounded animals could receive a citation for violating the city’s leash law.

Use the tabs above to view the city ordinance and reclaim fees.

Tri-City holds impounded animals for 72 hours for owner reclaim. After 72 hours the pet is evaluated and may be put up for adoption, transferred to another facility, or humanely euthanized.

  1. Lost Pet Tips
  2. Indoor/ Outdoor Cats
  3. Indoor Only Cats
  4. Dog
Maybe your eager puppy squirmed right out of his collar while you weren’t looking. Maybe your curious cat managed to leap over the back fence in pursuit of a chipmunk. Don’t worry—it happens to even the most diligent of pet owners. When your beloved dog or cat strays from home, it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips that we hope will help you find your pet.


Act fast and don’t delay! The faster that you put any missing pet plan in action the better the chance of finding your lost pet! Never assume that a pet will come back home on it’s own! There are many factors that may keep a pet from returning.

• Contact local vet clinics, animal shelters and animal control agencies (even outside your jurisdiction)

• If your missing pet has a microchip contact the company and flag as missing

• Search the neighborhood and ask neighbors if they have seen your pet

• Take advantage of Pet Finder Apps (such as Finding Rover, Shadow, Pawboost, etc)

• Use social media to help track your pet (Nextdoor, Facebook, Missing Pet Groups)

• Don’t give up your search (animals who have been missing for months have been reunited with their owners)

Found Pets

If you have found a pet within Duncanville, DeSoto, or Cedar Hill and would like it to be picked up, contact animal control at (972) 223-6111. You may also bring the pet to the Tri-City Animal and Adoption Center during the the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you would prefer to keep the pet in your home and search for the owner, please bring the animal to the shelter and have it scanned for a microchip, check the lost reports and file a found report. We will happily scan and check for a microchip for found pets outside our jurisdiction. 

Found Dog Report (pdf)

Other Shelters In Area

Helpful tips

  • Always keep current identification on your pet.
  • Do not assume your pet will come home on its own - report your lost pet immediately.
  • Introduce your pet to your neighbors so they are familiar with it.
  • Keep a current picture of your pet at home.

Check Out These Helpful Pet Finder Apps

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