Lost pets

Vancouver pound

Lost dogs

If your dog is licensed and wearing its tag, Animal Services will contact you and make all efforts to reunite you with your lost dog.

To find your lost dog, you can also:

  • Call 3-1-1 to create a lost pet report
  • Create a post on Craigslist with a picture and description of your pet - our staff check these reports regularly
  • Create a lost pet report on PetLynx - all pets in the Vancouver Animal Shelter are entered on PetLynx
  • Create a post on the Missing Pets in BC page on Facebook
  • Inquire at shelters outside of Vancouver

Lost cats

For lost cats, contact the BC SPCA .

Stray dogs

Call 3-1-1 to report a stray dog without its owner. We return licensed dogs that were loose to their owners. Unlicensed dogs are placed in kennels until their owners claim them. Dogs that aren't claimed by their owners will be held for at least three business days before we evaluates the dogs for adoption.

If you're holding a loose dog, phone 3-1-1 to have us pick it up for free. Or, drop the stray dog off at the Vancouver Animal Shelter during opening hours.

Stray cats

For stray cats, contact the BC SPCA .

Prevent your dog getting lost

Buy a dog licence. It dramatically increases your chances of reuniting with your dog if it's ever lost. Your dog gets one free ride home per calendar year to avoid being taken to our shelter.

You can also:

  • Shut and latch your fence gates
  • Install screens on your windows and doors
  • Keep your pets indoors during events with fireworks like New Year's Eve, Halloween, and Canada Day
  • Spay or neuter your dogs so they're less likely to roam for mates

Contact Animal Control

1280 Raymur Ave
Vancouver, BC V6A 3L8

Fax: 604-871-6862
animal.services@vancouver.ca

Animal Control hours

Administration

7 days a week
9:00am to 7:00pm

Adoption and viewing

Tuesday to Sunday
10:00am to 6:00pm

All areas are closed on holidays.