Washoe County Lost and Found Pets
If you have lost your pet, please visit the Washoe County Regional Animal Services (WCRAS) on a regular basis, as this is where the “stray” or “owner-unknown” animals are taken. Leave a “lost report” at the front counter. You may also check out our kennels. However, we are prohibited by law from accepting stray animals, but you are welcome to come by to put your mind at ease. You may also leave a “lost report” with us. Be sure to put up flyers with your pet’s description, date lost, area lost, and owner contact information. Check out the “Found” column in the Reno Gazette-Journal and consider placing a “Lost” as well. Don’t give up! Animals picked up or surrendered to WCRAS are posted hourly at PetHarbor.com. Be sure to check there if you have lost your pet. If you have seen a stray animal and would like it picked up, please call WCRAS, at (775) 322-DOGS. If the animal is friendly and you can safely handle it, check for identification and try to trace the owner. If you are able to maintain the pet while looking for the owner, be sure to contact WCRAS at (775) 858-1616 and file a “found report.” You may also do this with Nevada Humane Society. If you cannot maintain the animal, you can have an animal control officer come to your home to pick up the animal, or you can take the animal directly to WCRAS.
For a direct link to WCRAS and how to post a lost or found pet, click here.