If you have found a pet in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area, please search the SPCA’s Lost Pets Database at the bottom of this page. If you have found a pet in another jurisdiction, please refer to the list on the right.
File a Found Pet Report
If possible, take a picture of the pet and file a found pet report.
To file a found pet report, you’ll first need to create an account. If you already have an account, just login, click “OK,” and click the “Add a Found Animal” link to complete your report. Please provide as much detail as possible and use the internet to aid in indentifying the color and breed of the animal.
Keep the pet safe. If you are able to house the pet to give the owners an opportunity to find them, we recommend that you keep them separated from your own pets. Also, please keep in mind that the pet may be microchipped or tattooed. The pet should be scanned by the SPCA or vet as soon as possible.
If you are unable to hold the pet, please bring it to the SPCA.
Help notify the owner. To help the owner find their pet, after you file a found report with the SPCA, you may want to place a Craigslist ad in the lost and found section or post found dog/cat posters in your neighborhood. Include a photo, a description of where it was found, and the contact information for where the pet is being held.