Get Help

Losing your pet can be a frightening experience. We’re here to help.

The animals below were found by members of the community. We hold stray animals for a minimum of five business days. After that, they’re considered a candidate for adoption.

More suggestions:

  • Report the animal to Marin Humane
    Fill out the Lost and Found Report [Spanish version] and attach the completed report and a photo to an email to We’ll cross check the report sent with what we have on file. Reports are held for one month, unless we’re notified otherwise.
  • Check this website regularly. Once you have submitted a lost report, please monitor the Lost Pets section of our website daily, as it is updated every hour. All animals brought into the shelter are listed online. Our lost animal recording is also updated regularly and lists all live and deceased animals that are at the shelter.
  • Post flyers in your neighborhood
    Need help? Generate a flyer (not affiliated with Marin Humane).
  • Get the word out on social media
    Use Facebook, NextDoor, and Craigslist to notify the public that your pet is missing.
  • Claim your animal as soon as possible. Unidentified stray animals are held a minimum of five working days before they’re considered as a candidate for adoption. Identified stray animals are held a minimum of eight business days before being considered as a candidate for adoption.

Other resources

  • Check neighboring animal shelters, canvass your neighborhood, tell your friends, neighbors, mail carriers, etc. that your pet is missing and post lost pet notices around your neighborhood.
  • Check out these tips for finding a lost or missing pet from or Missing Pet Partnership.

If you find a lost pet

  • Call us immediately at 415.883.4621 to report the found animal.
  • As soon as possible, please bring the animal to our shelter in Novato or your local animal shelter. We’ll scan the animal for a microchip and you can file a found animal report. If you want, you can leave the pet with us.
  • If you’re willing, please post found animal posters in the area, and notices on sites like NextDoor or Craigslist.