Lost and Found Pets
ALL SERVICES ARE NOW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, INCLUDING ANIMAL RECEIVING.
Did you find a pet?
If you’ve found a pet, please view the list below of jurisdictions contracted with our shelter to see if we are the right shelter. If you’ve found a pet in one of these areas, by law you should notify EAS by submitting an online Found Report. We also recommend you post information on local lost dog and cat Facebook groups, NextDoor and other online options as soon as possible, check with local veterinary hospitals and also post large visible signs in the area the animal was found. Many times this is the best way to get the pet back home.
If you can keep the pet while looking for the owner but need pet food or other supplies, indicate this on the found report. If you are unable to keep the animal while looking for its owner, submit a found report to make arrangements to bring the pet to us. Our shelter is closed to walk-in visitors. Please do not bring the pet to us without contacting us first.
If you found a cat, please read our Community Cats page.
Unincorporated Snohomish County
Did you lose a pet?
The Everett Animal Shelter holds stray animals for a minimum of 72 hours to allow owners a chance to find their lost pets. Animals on stray hold at the shelter are posted online, below. If pets are not claimed during that time period, they then becomes the property of the Everett Animal Shelter. Following the stray hold pets may be placed up for adoption, transferred to another organization, or humanely euthanized.
When the stray hold is up the animals rarely go out for adoption right away. There are many reasons why the animal may not be available immediately. They may need spay/neuter surgery or some other medical attention. They may need a behavior assessment and a plan to address any behavior issues. Animals who are available for adoption are on the "adoptable pets" page of our website.
If you have reason to believe your pet is at the Everett Animal Shelter, please call 425-257-6000 and press 0 to speak with a staff member and make a reclaim appointment.
We highly recommend you:
- Check this web page every day. All of the stray animals that come into the shelter will be listed on the website. Stray pets at the shelter with no identification are assigned temporary names upon intake.
- Put up signs in your neighborhood and check with local veterinarians, other shelters and rescue groups in your area; talk to your neighbors.
- Place ads online through social media and other websites: lost dog or cat pages on Facebook, NextDoor, Craigslist, Pawboost, Fido Finder and Petco Love Lost.
- Call the shelter every few days to review found pet reports.
- If your pet is microchipped be sure to call the chip company to let them know your pet is missing. We see hundreds of pets each year with unregistered and untraceable chips.
Everett Animal Services is not liable for information contained herein or for disposition of animals that are not claimed by their owners in person within 72 hours. EAS staff will make every attempt to contact owners of animals wearing traceable identification.
Found reports are kept on file for approximately four (4) weeks and are not returned to the reporting party. Information about animals cared for by their finder is not posted on our website and is only available by calling the shelter to review found reports.