Dogs

Lost & Found Dogs

Losing a pet can be distressing. But don’t lose heart. Stay calm and follow these steps to help you find your animal.

If you’ve lost a pet, the best way to see if they’re at the shelter is to come and take a look. Be sure to visit every day. Also, please be sure to monitor our website to view the stray animals in our care at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. The shelter holds stray animals for five days. After that, they may be made available for adoption, or transferred to a rescue group partner

File a Lost Report

  • Visit the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 4065 County Way, Cumming Georgia 30028
  • Call the Forsyth County Animal Shelter at 678-965-7185 between the hours of 10:30AM and 5:00PM Tuesday though Saturday to file a lost report.
  • Email animalshelterinfo@forsythco.com to report a lost animal during closed hours of operation. Please include all distinguishing markings and characteristics, age, breed, size, gender, spay/neuter status, coat color, coat length, and specifically where animal was lost (exact address and cross street). The more descriptive the better. PLEASE INCLUDE CLEAR PHOTOS of the lost pet.

Search Your Neighborhood and Online

  • Talk to your neighbors and ask them to check garages and tool sheds. Go door to door. Leave your name, address and telephone number plus a complete description and photo of your animal.
  • Make flyers with photos and contact information to post in surrounding common areas.
  • Search in the evenings when it’s quiet and call or whistle. A pet that is injured or frightened may be hiding.
  • Drive slowly around your neighborhood; sometimes a dog will recognize the sound of your car. Keep in mind that cats sometimes climb into cars and are transported miles away before jumping out.
  • Leave a personal item outside, such as a jacket or your pet’s bed, to help your pet find the scent home.
  • Post fliers throughout your neighborhood—at local veterinary hospitals and community bulletin boards. Place signs within a 20-block radius of where your pet was lost. Think of a special question or physical characteristic that only someone with your pet will be able to answer. Never pay reward money in advance and be sure to meet anyone in a public place.
  • Post a lost pet ad with a photo on Facebook’s Lost and Found Animals of Forsyth County, Focus on Forsyth County and Nextdoor and search the pet listings for found animals.
  • If your pet is microchipped, alert the microchip company that your pet is missing and confirm that your contact information is up-to-date.
  • If someone calls about your pet, try to get a positive ID of your animal from the caller. Have specific details in mind (a scar or peculiar feature) that will identify your animal. Think of a special question that only someone with your pet will be able to answer.

Contact Us

 Address: 4065 County Way
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: 678-965-7185
 Fax: 770-889-8108
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is to provide responsive, efficient and high quality animal care and control services, to preserve and protect animal and public safety, and to maximize the placement of adoptable animals.