Find Your Lost Dogs In Phoenix Made Simple

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Find Your Lost Dogs In Phoenix

Have you and don't know what to do? You are not alone. According to the American Humane Association, 30% of pets go missing, with approximately 10 million pets being stolen in the US. While only less than 23% of these pets are reunited with their owners, DoNotPay has invaluable information regarding lost dogs.

When tragedy strikes and you lose your dog, everybody in your family goes through a trying time. Worse, you don't know how to begin the reporting and search process. What if you lack the necessary tools and resources to find your dog unharmed?

Relax and read on to find solutions to these and more challenges.

Are Lost Dogs Found?

Of course, they are, and yours certainly will. You just need to act with urgency.

According to the ASPCA, the odds of you finding your lost dogs in Phoenix stands at 85% inside the first 24 hours. Past that window, the odds drop to 60%, but still high, enough to give you hope of finding your dog.

Better still, dogs are remarkable animals. Besides sniffing dangerous chemicals, medical conditions, or dangerous events about to happen, dogs can navigate even complex environments via the earth's magnetic fields.

The results of a scientific study revealed dogs could find their way home through the earth's magnetic field. Therefore, even if your search result bore no fruits, science has it your dog will find its way back to you on its own.

Report Your Lost Dog in Phoenix

Regardless of how you lost your dogs in Phoenix, it's wise to report the matter to the necessary authorities. It could be someone stole your dog; or wandered off.

If you suspect someone stole your dog, report the matter to the police.

Alternatively, if you have lost your dog in any other manner, report the issue to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) Lost and Found department, either:

Address301 West Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone Number602-372-4598
Sample Flyer

You can also report to local animal shelters, vet clinics, and the Arizona Humane Society

By reporting to multiple agencies increases the chances of finding your lost dog.

What to Do If You Lost Your Dogs and How to Recover Them on Your Own

Whether your dog is a support animal, service animal, or family pet, losing it can be devastating. When you've lost your dogs in Phoenix, the following steps will guide you on what to do:

  • Report to the necessary agencies as soon as you can
  • Check the MCACC's lost pet map. This map contains all strays/lost pets found by MCACC, the Arizona Humane Society, and good Samaritans. If your pet is missing from the map, hit the 'Report my Pet' button to notify everyone of your missing dog. However, a found pet stays on this map for a maximum of five days, so make regular checks.
  • Fill in the Arizona Humane Society's online lost animal report form to provide as much of your dog's info as possible if they find a match among their found pets.
  • Utilize online resources, including social media groups and websites such as LostDogsArizona, Straydar,,,, Nextdoor, and Craigslist, among others.
  • Post posters, fliers and run ads in the local dailies if you can
  • Notify as many folks as you can by word of out and passing on fliers and posters
  • Get in touch with your microchip provider to ensure your contact info is up to date in case a Good Samaritan needs to contact you
  • Mobilize friends and family members to conduct a thorough search in and around the neighborhood

Reach out to MCACC through:

While you have numerous options and processes to help you recover your lost dog, these processes are time-consuming, tedious, and technology-focused. If you lack the necessary technology, time, and resources, you might not be able to find your beloved dog, which can be more devastating and heartbreaking to you and your family.

Fortunately, there's a better way with DoNotPay.

Prevent Your Dogs From Going Missing in Phoenix

This is where you invest in preventative measures rather than curative. When you apply these measures, you don't have to go through the trouble of recovering your lost dog in Phoenix.

  1. Use technology. Ensure you microchip and tag your dogs to make them easy to identify. Also, utilize the Finding Rover facial recognition app that scans and stores your dog's unique features together with your contact info. If someone finds your dog, they can scan it using the app, identify the dog and get in touch with you.
  2. Keep your dogs secure inside your compound. If you take the dogs for a walk, ensure you leash them at all times.
  3. Never leave the dogs unsupervised, regardless of the training. If you or your family members aren't around to keep the dog’s company, hire a pet sitter or take them to a pet daycare.
  4. Neuter or spay your dogs to eliminate the dog's sex drive or instincts to run off or wander in search of a mate
  5. Train the dogs to make them more responsive to your commands and playful. Also, the trainer will give you essential tips on keeping your dogs safe anywhere.
  6. Get your dog's license and tag. These two contain the dog's identification and yours as well.
  7. Keep your dogs busy. A bored dog is more likely to wander off searching for playful company.

What If You Find a Lost Pet?

You might also spot a lost dog in Phoenix. As a Good Samaritan, you can follow some steps to ensure the lost pet gets to its rightful owner:

  1. Notify the necessary agencies; MCACC, the Arizona Humane Society, vet clinics, local animal shelters, and the police.
  2. If possible, you can take the animal to any of these agencies yourself or call the MCACC to have the animal transported by qualified personnel.
  3. Take pictures of the lost pet and post them in all online resources, the MCACC's stray pet map, websites, and social media groups.
  4. Place posters and fliers with clear pictures of the lost pet and include your updated contact info.
  5. Identify the dog's owner by using the Finding Rover app and contact them

Keep in mind, according to Arizona Law, if you stay with a stray pet for more than six days without reporting or taking it to the relevant agencies, you automatically become the pet's new owner.

Use DoNotPay to Report Lost and Found Pets

If your DIY methods of finding your lost dog in Phoenix fails, or if you lack the knowledge on how or where to start on the recovery process, no worries.

We have your back in three easy steps:

  1. Search "lost and found pets" on DoNotPay, and select whether you're reporting a lost pet or a pet you've found.

  2. Enter the date and location you lost or found the pet and tell us more about them, including the breed, gender, whether they are wearing a collar, approximate size, and more.

  3. Upload evidence a photo of the pet, so they can be identified, and enter your current contact information where you can be reached with updates.

And that’s it! DoNotPay will file the report on your behalf, and make sure your lost or found pet gets recorded in the government directory, and they know who to contact if they find a match!

Why Use DoNotPay to Find Your Lost Dogs in Phoenix

Recovering your lost dogs in Phoenix should be your top goal. That's why DoNotPay has an app that is:

  • Fast —no spending numerous hours reporting or trying numerous methods of recovering your lost dog
  • Easy — there aren't any tedious or annoying forms and procedures to follow
  • Successful — we guarantee you success in your operation

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