Lost Pets

Volunteer hugging dog at animal care and adoption center.
  1. Call the shelter at 281-554-1377 during business hours (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. ). After hours, you may email LostPets@LeagueCityTX.gov.
  2. Come to the shelter in person to identify and claim your pet.
    • Please bring proof of ownership (ex: photos of you with your pet, vet records, or other identifying documents) and a photo ID.
    • Redemption fees may apply. Inquire with staff for fee details.

Reminder: Pets are held for 3 business days and are then released for Adoption or Transfer. If you think your pet is at League City Animal Care, please contact & visit as soon as possible! If your pet has been missing longer than 3 days, we recommend also search our Adoptable Pets page!

What to do if your pet is missing:

We understand that losing a pet can be stressful and scary! We’ve put together a few quick tips for finding a missing pet!

  1. 1. Check Your Home Inside and Out!

Look in places your pet may have accidentally gotten shut inside, such as closets, cupboards, or sheds.

Walk Around Your Neighborhood

  • Use the route they’re used to and scope out any favorite spots.
  • Ask your neighbors if they’ve had any sightings of your pet and if they can keep an eye out, as well as check their garages, sheds, porches, or other areas a pet could have gotten into!
  • Pass out flyers & post signs in the area where your pet was lost.

Don’t Chase

  • Even the most social pet can get spooked. Your own friendly pet, when lost and frightened, may hide or run from people, even those he knows!
  • Chasing a lost pet will only frighten them more – often causing them to move even further from home.
  • Sit on the ground at a distance, talk in normal tones, and repeat their name or familiar phrases.

Place Familiar Scents, Food, and Water Outside

  • Lost pets often stick close to home and placing objects, such as familiar blankets or bedding, that smell like your pet and your family can help draw them back to your home.
  • Placing food and water outside will keep them fed & hydrated until you are reunited and will help prevent them from wandering to find food or water.
  1. 2. Post on Social Media & Local Websites/Apps
  1. 3. Update Their Microchip
  1. 4. Check With Local Shelters
  1. 5. Don’t Give Up Hope!