Lost & Found



Found a Pet?

If you've found a pet with a BALTIMORE CITY PET LICENSE TAG, click here and enter the 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 the following form and attaching a photo:

Lost Pet Form

This form must be returned to BARCS via email at or in person at 2490 Giles Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225. Many animals have similar descriptions, so please include a photo of your missing pet when sending the form. We encourage you to also post photos of the pet you lost around the neighborhood and on social media. The best way to identify your pet is to come to the shelter every three 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.