LOST YOUR PET?

Below is a list of pets brought to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter or reported as found. Please review these photos and descriptions to see if your lost pet may be at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. For tips on locating your lost pet – see section below.

DOGS BROUGHT TO PSAS AS STRAY

CATS BROUGHT TO PSAS AS STRAY

OTHER ANIMALS BROUGHT TO PSAS AS STRAY

RECOVERING YOUR PET FROM PSAS

If your pet is found at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, please contact the shelter’s intake department for information on how to recover your pet.

To recover your pet:

  • We will require proof of ownership of your pet
  • You will be assessed fees to help cover cost of care of your pet during their stay at the shelter. The schedule of fees is below.

Fee TypeCatsDogsOther Species
Impound Fee$40$40$40
Boarding Fees (adult pets)$10 per night$10 per night$10 per night
Boarding Fees (puppies/kittens)$20 per night$20 per night$20 per night
Microchip$25$25$25
Vaccines$55$55$55
License FeesN/A$15 (1 yr)
$25 (2 yrs)
$35 (3 yrs)
$50 per year (unaltered)
N/A
License Fees (for senior owners)N/A$5 per year
$50 per year (unaltered)
N/A

TIPS ON LOCATING A LOST PET

If your pet is lost, act quickly and start looking! Don’t assume your missing pet will be back in a day or two -begin your search as soon as you realize your pet is missing. Below are some tips on finding your lost pet.

1. NOTIFY AND CHECK LOCAL SHELTERS

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter works diligently to help reunite lost pets with their guardians. We research available identification (microchip, tags, other ID) on each stray pet and attempt to contact guardians. We also keep records of pets lost and found in Palm Springs and attempt to match pets to their guardians. As part of these efforts, we also post Lost Pet and Found Pet Reports (and photos if we have them) on our website.

Visit the Palm Springs Animal Shelter if your pet was lost in or very near Palm Springs and/or the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC) if lost in another Coachella Valley city. Visit the shelter daily as it can take several days to weeks for a pet to end up in a shelter. Looking in person is the best way to ensure you are reunited with your pet.

Palm Springs Animal Shelter:

4575 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-5718

Coachella Valley Animal Campus:

72050 Pet Land Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
(760) 343-3644
While visiting the appropriate shelter, file a Lost & Found Report. Be sure to bring photos of your pet to add to the report.

Check the Palm Springs Found Pets list (above) to see if your lost pet has already arrived at our shelter or has a Found Pet Report on file. Keep checking the list daily.

If you see your lost pet on this list:

  • Note the Animal Number and name we have given the pet.
  • Call the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and ask to speak with our intake/pet retention coordinator as the pet may not be in the shelter but instead with the finder.
  • If the intake/pet retention coordinator confirms the pet is in our shelter, please visit our shelter during operating hours.
  • Bring with you proof of guardianship of the pet (pet photos, vet records, tags, microchip number, license, etc.) and your valid driver’s license or government issued ID.
  • Please be aware that there may be fees associated with the care provided during your pet’s stay at PSAS.

2. NOTIFY YOUR PET’S MICROCHIP COMPANY

If your pet has a microchip, contact the microchip company to make sure your pet’s registration is up-to-date with current phone numbers and contact information and file a lost report over the phone. If you are not sure of the microchip brand, contact the veterinary clinic or shelter where your pet was microchipped.

3. OTHER SUGGESTIONS

Submit a lost report on animal related or social websites like Craig’s List and Facebook (there are several local lost and found pet pages).

Post signs: Make the signs bold, with key words in large type. A photo of the animal is a big help. Distribute flyers door-to-door in the neighborhood where the pet was lost and post them at major intersections and along main streets. Scan the neighborhood for signs advertising a found pet, in case the one you lost is the same one.

For lost cats, consider renting a humane trap as many displaced cats have not gone far from their homes. You can rent a trap from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter for a $65 refundable deposit.

Visit www.missingpetpartnership.org for specific strategies on how to find lost cats and lost dogs.