I lost my pet
Regional Animal Services of King County provides animal care and control in 24 contracting cities and the unincorporated areas of King County. If you live in our service area, it's likely your missing pet will end up with us.
Make a report
Click the Report a Lost Pet button above to add your pet's information to our lost pets database. You will be notified by email if an animal matching your description is added to our database. While we make every effort to ensure that our information is correct, you should still check for your missing pet in person at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent.
Check other shelters
Even if you live in our service area, we recommend checking all local shelters (see our list of pet agencies) when looking for a lost pet. Stray pets can sometimes travel long distances, and people who find them will generally take them to the nearest shelter.
Free Ride Home for licensed pets
When we receive a stray pet, we will try to identify the pet and call its owner. This is why pet licenses are so important. A licensed pet can be returned to you faster. If your licensed pet is picked up by one of our animal control officers, we will attempt to deliver the pet directly to your home.
Stray pet holding time
If a pet does not have a license or ID, or if we cannot return it home right away, we will impound the animal and house it at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent for safekeeping. Unlicensed stray animals are held for three days to allow owners to redeem them. Licensed pets are held for a minimum of five days.