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Lost Pets

Believe it or not, most of our stray dogs are never claimed because their owners do not make the proper phone calls or wait too long to call. Report all lost and found pets to the City of Boston Animal Shelter at 617-635-1913 or 617-635-1800 right away!

Dogs picked up by Animal Control or dropped off by citizens are taken to the City of Boston's Animal Control Shelter and Adoption Center.

Contact the City of Boston Animal Control Shelter and Adoption Center
Location26 Mahler Road
Roslindale, MA 02131
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Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Closed on Sundays and holidays

Phone Number

617-635-1800 or 617-635-1913

Lost animals are waiting to be claimed at our shelter so call us right away if you have lost a pet. When you call, you must give us a detailed description of your pet and the location he/she was last seen.
Guide for Owners of Lost Pets »

Alternative Options

If you do not find your pet at our shelter, here are some other places that you should call:

  • Animal Rescue League of Boston: 617-426-9170 and press 1 for the shelter

  • M.S.P.C.A. Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center: 617-522-5055

  • Local veterinarians/animal clinics

  • Animal Control departments in surrounding cities

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