Lost and Found

We routinely receive calls about people losing or finding a pet around the Lakeview neighborhood. To ensure a successful search and successful reunion, here are some tips about what to do if you have lost or found a pet.

  • Use social media
    • Make posts on different social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that can easily be shared
    • Lost Dog Illinois and Lost Cat Illinois are Facebook pages that are a great resource for lost or found pets
  • Do a thorough search of your home and talk to your neighbors
    • Make sure your pet isn’t hiding or stuck somewhere in your place
    • Check under porches and in shrubbery
    • Bring a photo of your pet to show around the neighborhood
  • Call local shelters and animal hospitals
    • The two main locations pets are taken to in Chicago are:
      • Chicago Animal Care and Control – (312) 747-1406
      • Animal Welfare League – (773) 667-0088
    • For found pets, you can always bring them to Blum to have us scan them to see if they have a microchip
  • Create a flyer that includes:
    • Information about where they were lost or found
    • A photo and a detailed description of your pet
    • Contact information
      • Post these flyers around the neighborhood in pet stores, dog parks, supermarkets and coffee shops.
    • Consider places your furry family member is familiar with
      • Including their daycare, groomer or even Blum!

We also recommend having your pet microchipped. This way if they ever got lost, the likelihood you are reunited with them is greatly increased. If your pet is already microchipped, make sure it is registered with your most current contact information. To learn more about microchips, click here.

Your furry family member’s safety and well-being is our top concern! Please contact us if you have any further questions about what to do if you have lost or found a pet!

Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.