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Lost & Found Pets

Lost a pet? Found a pet? We can help.

Bettie and her girl

Animal Receiving

You may bring animals to the following locations:

  • Eastside Shelter 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day
  • Westside Shelter 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day

Citizens must be residents of Albuquerque to bring animals to our facilities.

Finding a Lost Pet

We are proud to announce a high tech alternative to signs on telephone poles to help find missing pets!

If you need help finding Spike or Socks, you can now access Pet Harbor Pet Search to report lost or found pets

Once you fill out the information request form, you will be emailed automatically when an animal matching your selection shows up at one of our shelters. The request will last for 30 days.


Found Animals

Found a cat or dog? One of the quickest ways to reunite the pet with its owner is to scan for a microchip.

The following locations will scan for free:

Lost Pets: Bernalillo County

Only lost or adoptable animals under the care of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department are searchable on this website.

If you are unsuccessful in finding your lost animal here, be sure to search for your animal on the Bernalillo County Animal Care Services website.

View Bernalillo County Animal Care Services.


Wild animals are an interesting and exciting part of our city and should be left alone when encountered. If you come across an injured wild animal and feel comfortable handling the animal you can take it to Wildlife Rescue, Inc. of New Mexico (Wild Life Rescue Inc. of NM) located at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park located at the western end of 2901 Candelaria Rd NW. The phone number giving all information about hours and directions is (505) 344-2500. The Phone Team, which responds to messages left, is available at the following times:

Date Days of the Week Open Times Open
May 1-Aug. 31 Everyday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 1-April 31 Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays) 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Alternatively, you may take the injured animal to our eastside or westside animal shelter intake desks on days and times referenced above under Animal Receiving. If you are unable or unwilling to handle the animal you may call 311 and an Animal Services Officer will be dispatched to pick up the animal.