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Found Pet Listing

Anne Arundel County law requires all stray animals found in the County be turned over to Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control within 24 hours of the pet being found.  This law helps create one central location for owners to search and increases the likelihood that missing pets will be reunited with their family. If you have found a pet you should:

  • Text FOUNDPET to (833) 689-0855 for tips (see details)
  • Take the pet to a shelter in the County it was found in for the best chance of being reunited with its family.  
  • If you are interested in adopting the pet you've found  please complete our adoption prescreen available at and send it with the requested supporting documentation to [email protected] ASAP or you can give these items to the staff member accepting the animal. We accept up to 3 prescreens per animal and they are processed in the order they are received. We can process your application much more quickly if you send all the required documents with the prescreen.

Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control encourages citizens to contact Animal Care & Control at (410) 222-8900 to arrange for Animal Care & Control to take custody of the animal. The pet listing will remain on the website for fourteen (14) days.

Report a found pet 
The following animals have been reported found by Anne Arundel County citizens.