This section of our site is under construction. Please review the information below which can provide help while we are rebuilding this section of our site.
Over the years we have had a number of animals brought to us or fielded phone calls for people who have either lost an animal, found an animal or are trying to re-home an animal in a humane and conscientious manner. We are providing this area of our web site as a Community Resource to help provide a place for people to post information about the animals they are trying to re-unite or re-home.
The listings are also open to the much appreciated people who are fostering animals for local organisations and need an online posting to help get these animals into their forever homes. Please note that our “Gifts for Goodness” program is extended to the animals being rehomed and to any adopted animals.
If your animal is lost these are other sites in the community to check:
- Humane Rescue Alliance (they also cross-check with neighboring jurisdictions)
- Lost & Found Dogs | DC Metro Area
- Lost & Found Pets of PG County Maryland
- Pets – Lost & Found in Maryland
- Lost & Found Pets in Northern Virginia
- Tabby Tracker – Lost Cats in DC Database
- Lost my Doggie – Lost Dogs in Washington DC
Steps to take when a pet is lost:
- Don’t panic.
- File a Lost Report immediately by calling (202) 576-6664. Be prepared to answer questions about the animal’s breed, size, description, and veterinary history. Make sure to tell the person taking the report where the animal was lost, if it was not lost from a home address.
- Look for the animal. Most animals will respond to their owner’s call, even if the voice is far away.
- If there is a neighborhood e-mail list, write an emergency message.
- Make a flyer (include a picture), to distribute to neighbors, veterinary clinics, businesses, and animal shelters.
- Visit the Animal Control Facility regularly to check for the lost pet.
- Once the animal is located, contact the Animal Control Facility to cancel the lost report.
There are also several tracker services in the area, which we have known to be very useful according to our customers. We suggest posting on at the local shelters, veterinary offices and also on PetAmberAlert.com.
The Big Bad Woof is providing this space to the Community as a courtesy. No information in posted in this Lost & Found section of the web site is guaranteed. Although the information on is updated frequently, it is always best to call the person or organization that lists the pet to insure it is still available and to insure the information listed on The Big Bad Woof is accurate. It is important that any pet re-united or re-homed be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian. Any pets found, adopted through, or listed in this section of The Big Bad Woof web site are the sole responsibility of the individuals or adoption organizations and/or the adopting party.
The Big Bad Woof accepts no responsiblity for any liability or for any injury or damages to any person or property caused by any listed animal, as well as any cause of action, claims, suits or demands whatsoever that may arise as a result of such injury or damage.