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There are numerous other lost and found web sites. Here are a few links to some of the more useful ones. We have deliberately excluded any sites that require visitors to pay a fee. Beware of lost and found services that charge a fee.

Expect to be spammed mercilessly for anything you post on Craig's list and watch out for scammers, like people asking for a reward or a fee to return your pet. But it's free and many people have had success with these free classifieds.

This is a national site with a classified section for lost and found reports. Unfortunately, it is not possible to post photos on this site. There are also extensive listings for pets available for adoption and a comprehensive listing of shelters, humane societies and rescues for the whole of the US.  

This site was recently launched by the Humane Society of the United States. It requires users to register and then they will send emails of possible matches once you submit your report. Limited to dogs and cats. While it is certainly very convenient for the site to notify you of possible matches, we feel that there is too much potential for a match to be overlooked because of limited choice of criteria and because people often describe things differently. Still worth posting.

Lost and Found reports for the State of Ohio, with photographs. Links to lost and found sites in all the other states.

PETSAFE:  Guide to finding a lost or missing pet. This site has more helpful links to databases and cautionary information about missing pet scams, stolen pets, and advice for preventing the loss of your pet

Do You Care About your pet ?
This is a useful website with much useful general information, including a comprehensive listing of all lost and found pet web sites including regional and specialized sites.

Missing  A national database offering free postings and a useful lost and found poster template

FIDOFINDER  A national database for lost and found dogs. They sponsor an alert system to notify shelters and vets BUT be aware that most shelters are too busy to follow up on information reported in this manner. YOU MUST GO TO THE SHELTERS IN PERSON TO LOOK FOR YOUR DOG.


Links to web sites that are mentioned on the PET FBI site, or are of general interest in the context of lost and found pets.

Ohio Dog Wardens’ Association

Names of all dog wardens by county, Ohio Revised Code of Dog Laws, download dog license applications for various counties.

Pet Action League

This site has an excellent section on finding a lost cat or dog, as well as an extensive annotated list of pet related links, among other useful pages.

(See also Contact Information organized by county. Check the Site Map.

Dog-e Bulletin Board, sponsored by the Franklin County Auditor. Use this link to trace the owner of a dog you have found that has license tags but no direct owner ID. You can also report lost or found dogs on this site.

Capital Area Humane Society

Shelter Information, Adoptions, Special Events, Volunteer, Membership, Cruelty Investigation, Medical Services, and Relinquishment.

Humane Society of Delaware County
Shelter information, spay and neuter clinic, adoptions, Delaware County lost and Found.

Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center

Shelter Information, Adoptable Dogs, Fees and Licensing, Dog Laws

Cat Welfare

Shelter information, newsletter, special adoptions, recent events, low cost spaying and neutering, donation, cute reports from "alumni" (cats that have been adopted)

Citizens for Humane Action

Shelter information, events, counseling for pet owners, volunteer opportunities.

Columbus Dog Connection

Dogs currently available, Other shelters and rescue groups in Central Ohio, good info about health and training, Happy Endings, Survey: Is a dog right for you?, How you can help.

Union County Humane Society, Marysville

This site has lots of interesting features and links.

The Spay/Neuter Incentive Project and Sanctuary
Issues, local and national, interesting stories, health and nutrition information. etc, web site managed by a Columbus area woman who is also a PET FBI volunteer.
All about dogs, great site by a local Columbus area woman.

This page last updated September 2012