Lost or Found Animals

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Click the link above to fill out a Lost/ Found Animal Form

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 takes a few hours to update). 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 Cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville have ordinances requiring safe confinement of all dogs. Dogs running not contained by a leash with an adult holding it, safely in a home, or behind a secure fence are subject to being impounded. Owners of impounded animals could receive a citation for violating the city’s ordinance.

Citizens needing to show proof of Rabies Vaccination for the City of Duncanville should email Officer Chamberlain or Officer Harvey.


Citizens needing to show proof of Rabies Vaccination for the City of DeSoto should email Officer Harrington.


Citizens needing to show proof of Rabies Vaccination and/or Sterilization as required by the city of Cedar Hill may email their medical records to Cedar Hill Animal Services.

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


Tri-City holds impounded animals for 72 hours for an owner to reclaim. Animals are viewable 24/7 on this website. After 72 hours the pet is evaluated and may be put up for adoption, humanely euthanized, transferred to another facility, or placed in a foster home. 

  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:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 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, however, we will be unable to take pets outside our serving jurisdiction. See the shelters below or ask staff for assistance in receiving information on facilities outside Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville. Owners will often check their local city shelter which is why it is best for a found pet to be placed in the city shelter it was found in if you are unable to hold on to the animal.

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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