I Lost My Pet – What Should I Do?

  • Door County Humane Society Lost PetsCall DCHS at 920-746-1111 to report your lost pet. A staff member or volunteer will take a lost report, and ask you a series of detailed questions about your pet and where it was lost so that if found we can help reunite you as soon as possible.
  • DCHS will keep your lost report on file for 6 months. If after 6 months your pet is still missing, you may call back to renew the report.
  • Notify your local police department that your animal is loose/missing.
  • Call WDOR to file a lost report; they will announce it on the radio.
  • Search your neighborhood. Visit your neighbors to let them know your pet is missing, and put up posters.
  • Take advantage of social media by placing a post on Facebook and share it on the DCHS page and local rummage sale sites.
  • Stop by the shelter to check if your pet has been brought here. It is a good idea to call or stop by DCHS weekly to check if your animal is here.

When your pet returns home, please contact the shelter at 920-746-1111, ext. 0 so we can remove your lost report and keep our files current!

Keeping a collar with identification tags on your pet at all times can help ensure his/her safe return home.

Microchipping is an effective and permanent identification option. DCHS offers microchipping by appointment for a fee of $25 for cats, dogs, and other small animals.