Benefiting the animals & our community
Lost & Found
In Lost & Found, we welcome lost pets, provide them with safe shelter and compassionate care, and work to reunite them with their owners or help them find a new home if owners cannot be located.
Tips for finding your lost pet
- Search Lost & Found.
- If your pet is not at the Dumb Friends League, check the website of the shelter closest to you and visit the shelter to look for your lost pet.
- Fill out a lost pet report on our website or in person at our shelter. Email or bring us a current photo of your pet.
- Let your neighborhood know via word of mouth, social media and through posters describing your lost pet.
- Check shelters, veterinarians and neighborhood “found pet” posters near you daily.
What to do if you find a stray pet
Take the pet to a shelter – If you find a stray pet, we recommend that you take it to the municipal shelter or animal control facility closest to where the animal was found. By doing this, the chances of the lost pet being returned to its owner are improved. PLEASE NOTE, because dogs are more likely to be reunited with their owner when they are brought to a shelter in their own neighborhood, the Quebec Street Shelter in Denver does not take in lost dogs (see our Lost & Found pet admission policies below for more information).
Fill out a found report – If you’d like to temporarily care for the pet yourself, fill out an online found report or call us at (303) 751-5772 to report the pet in case the owner contacts us.
Lost & Found pet admission policies
Quebec Street Shelter
The Dumb Friends League Quebec Street Shelter in Denver takes in and houses lost cats and small mammals. The shelter does not take in lost dogs and recommends that anyone who finds a dog during regular business hours take it to the municipal shelter or animal control facility closest to where the dog was found. This improves the dog’s chances of being returned to its owner. If you have lost a dog, check the website of the municipal shelter closest to you and visit the shelter in person to begin looking for your dog.
The Dumb Friends League Quebec Street Shelter does accept lost dogs found in a location where there is no municipal shelter. We also receive dogs transferred from municipal shelters if the dog requires specialized medical attention that only we can provide. Therefore, please check our Lost & Found pages in the event your dog may have been transferred to us after entering another shelter as a lost pet. We stay in close contact with the municipal shelter that transferred the dog so that they are aware of the dog’s location and medical needs.
As a partner with Douglas County government services, the Buddy Center in Castle Rock takes in and houses lost cats, dogs and small mammals for the county.