What to do if you’ve LOST or FOUND a DOG or CAT!

ARL Lost & Found Guide (.pdf)  Lost Pet Poster Template (.word doc)

The Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center has the City of Pittsburgh’s Animal Control contract. If you live within the City of Pittsburgh, your animal may have been brought to us by Animal Control. The ARL houses all city strays for Animal Control. The ARL does not personally pick up stray animals. If you are a City resident and see a stray animal in your vicinity and are unsure what to do, call Animal Control at 412-255-2036 (7am-3pm) or 412-255-2935 (3pm-11pm). If their office is closed and the situation is an emergency, call 911. When asked, tell the dispatcher you have an animal control emergency.

If your pet is lost, you must personally come to our shelter to view our stray animals in order to make a positive match every 2-3 days. You may also leave photos of your lost pet with our Lost and Found staff or create a poster to fax back to us and post in your neighborhood.

There will be reclaim fees that you will be responsible for in order to get your pet back. One fee goes to the City of Pittsburgh’s Animal Control. That fee is $48 for dogs and $38 for cats. The second fee is the ARL reclaim fee, which is $42. Please be ready to pay these fees when you come to reclaim your animal. For your convenience, the ARL takes cash and most major credit cards.

Check the LostDogsPittsburgh Facebook page.

File lost or found reports with other Pittsburgh shelters:

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society  1101 Western Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233  Phone: 412-321-4625

If you live outside of the City of Pittsburgh:

Allegheny County:

Ferree Kennels  PO Box 3237 McKeesport, PA 15134  Phone: 412-672-6699

Hoffman Kennels  285 Cloverleaf Drive Delmont, PA 15626  Phone: 724-468-5505

Washington County:

Secreet Animal Control Box 86 Strabane Canonsburg, PA 15363  Phone: 724-746-4344

Westmoreland County:

Hoffman Kennels  285 Cloverleaf Drive Delmont, PA 15626 Phone: 724-468-5505

Moran Kennels  1510 Suter-Rillton Rd. Sutersville, PA 15083 Phone: 724-872-7797

Independent Municipal Control Agencies:

Monroeville Animal Control  200 Star Avenue Monroeville, PA 15146  Phone: 412-856-3355

South Hills Cooperative Animal Control Serves: Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Scott Township, Upper St.Clair and Whitehall  710 Washington Road Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228  Call 911 or 412-279-6911 for service.

West Deer Animal Control  Phone: 724-224-5291

Please Note:  Contact information for these licensed animal control facilities and shelters is listed for public convenience in the hopes of reuniting lost pets with their owners.  The Animal Rescue League is not affliated with, nor do we necessarily endorse the policies and practices of these agencies.