Lost & Found
Please come to the shelter in person as often as you can. It's not unusual for pets to be found weeks after they are first reported missing. It's also common for your description of your pet to be hard to match with typical animals in the shelter so bring a photograph of your pet. We can offer you detailed advice on finding your lost pet as well as preventing pet loss.
Stray animals are held for 5 calendar days before they are considered for adoption, rescue, or euthanasia. Proof of ownership must be provided in the form of photos, bill of sale and/or vet records.
*An electronic Lost Report is available; however you must visit Frederick County Animal Control, to visually look for your lost pet. Submit all electronic Lost Reports via email.
If You Have Found a PetPlease bring the pet to the shelter, so his owner has a better chance of finding him. We can check for a micro chip and someone here may recognize the pet. We can also post a photo online. If you can't bring the pet here, we may have an officer in the area who can help. In the meantime, please phone in a description to 301-600-1546. Put up flyers in the area the pet was found and include our number as soon as the pet is here.
We keep stray pets for 5 calendar days before considering them for adoption, rescue or euthanasia. If you are considering adopting the pet if the owner is not found, you can fill out an application at the shelter.
The local humane society has voice mail for lost reports at 301-694-8300. They do not shelter stray pets, but they often get phone calls from owners looking for lost pets.