Lost & Found


Found a Pet?

If you have found a pet with a BALTIMORE CITY PET LICENSE TAG, click here and enter tag number. You can also visit for more lost and found information. Many microchips can be found at

Found Pet Form


Lost a Pet?




Report your lost pet to BARCS by filling out one of the following forms and attaching a photo:

Lost Pet Form

This form must be returned to the shelter via email to or in person to 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore, MD 21230. Many animals have similar descriptions. Please include a photo of your missing pet when sending his form! We encourage you to also post photos of the pet you found around the neighborhood and on social media. The best way to identify your pet is to come to the shelter every 3 days to look.

**Please note that the legal stray hold in the State of Maryland is 72-hours. After that time, stray/lost animals are eligible for any outcome the shelter deems best for the animal.


Here are some things you can do:


Ways to prevent losing an animal companion:


Click here for a step-by-step guide, along with local resources and listings in the Greater Baltimore Area for lost pets


Found a kitten?

Click here for guidelines on best actions when you find a stray kitten or litters of kittens.