I Found A Dog

Step 1

If you find a stray dog and wish to surrender to the shelter, you must set up an appointment by using this link: Stray Dog Appointment or call 209-558-7387 option 1 request the assistance of an animal control officer. Do not come to the shelter until you are instructed to do so.

We will only accept a stray dog if it was found within the city limits of Modesto, Ceres, Hughson, Waterford and Unincorporated Stanislaus County, not with the city limits of Turlock, Newman, Oakdale and Riverbank

Step 2

Fill out a Found Dog Report, by using this link. Please note that reports are added to the website every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please follow the steps below to hopefully reunite the animal with owner.

  • Post small flyers on neighbors' doors and post large flyers at major intersections around your neighborhood.
  • Check Nextdoor app for the neighborhood where your dog was found and post dog with picture.
  • Check and post to the many lost pet Facebook pages for our area.
  • Check Craigslist for lost dog posts in the Lost & Found category and create a found ad with picture.
  • Take dog to local Vet or Shelter to have scanned for microchip. If has a chip, contact the chip company to see if they have any owner information.

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