These furries have been found and are on hold for five days if they have identification, three days if they do not. If you recognize your pet, please call 505 753-8662 or email

Info You will Need

  • Name and description

    What name does your pet come to when called? Breed, age, gender, and size? What kind of collar? Any ID tag or microchip?

  • Good photos

    One of your pet in a standing or walking position. The more photos the better because only you know what your pet looks like.

  • Personality

    Shy? Outgoing? Would your pet approach a stranger? Is your pet healthy, or are there medical issues?

  • Relationships

    Who is your pet closest to? Are there other pets in your home? You may want to use scent material from your child or the other dog, and even the cat-solid waste, litter box, bedding.

  • How Your Pet Got Lost

    Tell us about when, how and where your pet became lost. Is your pet accustomed to the area or is it a new place?

  • Sightings

    Have there been any sightings? Know the date, time, exact location, and direction of travel. Keep the name and phone number of each person who calls in sightings.

What to Do Right Away

The first 24-48 hours are most critical, so start searching right away. Even if your pet was lost in a new location, most pets are found within a mile of that area. Scent is the most powerful sense to an animal. They will smell you before you see them.

  • Set up food and water.

    Food and water in your yard can draw your pet back. Refresh food at least once a day. Open yard gates and even house doors, so your pet can easily return home.

  • Add scent material.

    Place scent items, such as waste from your pet, used cat litter, or items of unlaundered clothing near the food and water.

  • Spread the word.

    Reach out to neighbors and friends to help with your search. This isn’t the time to be shy. File a lost pet report at every shelter within a 50-mile radius. Post on NextDoor, Lost Pet Santa Fe, and Facebook.

  • Post 100 paper flyers.

    Nothing works better than eye-catching flyers with large photos and your phone number. Post 100 flyers in a ½ mile radius from where your pet went missing. If each flyer is seen by 10 people, that’s 1,000 people looking for your pet!

  • Start your search.

    Package up smelly treats (hotdogs, cheese sticks, peanut butter) and take along your pet’s favorite squeaky toy. Begin walking or driving around SLOWLY. Check places where your pet could hide or be trapped, such as garages or culverts.

  • Only you call your pet.

    If five different people are calling “Fluffy!” on five different streets, your pet won’t know where to go. You should be the only one calling. Other helpers can search but if your pet is spotted, they need to call you to that location.

  • Once your pet is located.

    If discovered by a helper, the priority is keeping your pet calm, no rapid movements or gestures. You get there as quickly as possible with a favorite toy, treats, and a leash. Sit down and begin talking softly so your pet recognizes you.