Report A Missing Pet

Losing a pet can be distressing.

Stay calm and follow the steps listed below to help you find your animal.

Conduct A Search

Talk to your neighbors, Search in the evenings when it's quiet. Call or whistle. If your pet is injured or frightened, s/he may be hiding. Drive slowly around your neighborhood; sometimes a dog will recognize the sound of your car.

Talk to your neighbors and neighborhood association groups about creating an online forum thorough social media sites such as Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Many neighborhoods around the Country are already using it to ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost pet.

Visit the Peninsula Humane Society / SPCA

Look through all of the cages and ask to see any injured or sick animals. Be sure to go every day. After that, they may become available for adoption. Leave a written report at the Animal Shelter. Keep checking. Your pet may not be found for several weeks.

PHS/SPCA is a private, nonprofit organization contracted by San Mateo County (and its cities) to provide state-mandated animal control services, including animal rescue, pick-up of stray/injured animals, removal of dead animals from public right-of-way (except freeways/highways which are maintained by CALTRANS), and enforcement of laws that protect animals and people. PHS/SPCA is directed to pick-up dead or live wildlife on private property only when wildlife has had direct contact with humans and/or domestic animals, such as a bite/attack. For more information visit the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA website.

Atherton Missing Pet Information

Additionally, continue to check the Town’s website for Lost and Found Pet information listed below.

If you would like to report a lost or found pet please contact Dispatch at 650-688-6500. The information will be added to the list below.

Type of Animal
Lost/Found Date
Who to Contact

Remember, don't get discouraged. It may take several weeks to find your pet.