Visit the Animal Services shelter (Martinez or Pinole) nearest you as soon as possible. Bring a photograph of your pet and fill out a Lost Animal Report. It is very important that you come in person to look through the kennels at least every three days after filing a report. You are the best person to identify your pet!
Animals impounded without
a current license are held three (3) full working days for the owner to reclaim. Animals with a current license are held ten (10) working days.
It is essential that you continue to personally check area shelters
, as only you would be certain to recognize your pet. Do not give up too soon. Animals may wander for weeks before being rescued by an Animal Services Officer, or a well-meaning person may have held the animal for some time before turning it in.