Lost/Found Pets

Kitsap Humane Society helps reunite lost and found animals with their owners.

We strongly urge pet owners to microchip, license and ID tag their pets, and to keep their pet registration and contact information current. Up to date identification is the best way to ensure your pet is reunited with you if lost.

Lost a Pet?

If you have lost your pet, it is important be proactive and thorough in looking for your pet as soon as possible. When a lost pet arrives at Kitsap Humane Society (brought in by someone who is not the owner), its photos and details will be listed  below. Please note that animals are only listed below while they are on their legal hold period- once those few days have passed, they will no longer be listed as a stray/found pet. For that reason it is very important that in addition to just checking this website, you also make frequent trips to the shelter in person to look for your pet.

Lost/ Found Pets at Kitsap Humane Society


Visit the Shelter

The only sure way to find out if your lost pet is at the shelter is to come in and look for your pet – you are the only person that can accurately identify your pet.

When a stray animal comes into the shelter, KHS will hold that animal for the legal stray hold time as determined by each municipality – this varies depending on where the animal was picked up. All adult stray animals that come to KHS are generally held for 3 days before being placed up for legal adoption.  Animals found with a current, valid pet license from any jurisdiction in Kitsap County will be held for 7 days before being placed up for legal adoption.

Owners of lost pets can visit KHS anytime during business hours to look for their animal. Please note, the shelter is closed to the public on Tuesdays, but owners of lost pets can come to the Receiving entrance between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for assistance.

Take your time walking through the kennels and cattery to be sure you’ve seen all the pets. Also be sure to look at the “Found” flyers posted in the Receiving area.

If your pet is not at the shelter, we advise that you return to KHS at least every other day to look again, as sometimes lost pets stay missing for days (or even weeks) before being brought in.


 Call us at (360) 692-6977, ext. 2.

The KHS Lost Pet Phone Line is updated daily with the stray animals that were brought into Kitsap Humane Society within the last 24 hours. On the hotline, we do our best to describe each animal, but descriptions are subjective, and your animal may have been injured, lost weight, lost hair or look different from when you last saw it. If you hear about an animal that sounds like yours, come into the Humane Society to look at it.


Post flyers.

Create a “Lost” flyer with a photo of your pet and information about where the pet was lost. Post this flyer at the KHS Receiving area and around the area where your pet was lost.


Search and post online.

Many pets are reunited before ever arriving at the shelter. We recommend that you post a “Lost” report and search “Found” reports on the following websites:

Reclaiming Your Pet

County and local ordinances require Kitsap Humane Society to pick up, care for, shelter, vaccinate, and provide emergency medical care for stray animals. Our contracts with Kitsap County and local municipalities authorize us to charge impound, boarding and vaccination fees to cover the cost of these services. If your pet does not have a registered microchip proof of ownership is required. Veterinary records, photos of your pet, or purchase receipts are accepted.

Pet Reclaim Fees
  • Impound fee: $45
  • Boarding fee: $20 per night
  • Vaccination fee: $45
  • Microchip fee: $30 (residents of unincorporated Kitsap County only)
  • Pet license fee: If your pet is not already licensed, applicable license fee will apply
  • Veterinary fees: Cost of any emergency veterinary care if provided

Since there is no way of knowing if a stray animal has been previously vaccinated, KHS vaccinates all animals against common diseases when they arrive at the shelter. There is no danger to your pet in receiving these vaccines even if it was recently vaccinated.

Kitsap County ordinances require KHS to microchip pets that reside in unincorporated Kitsap County and to collect a fee for implanting the microchip. 

Reclamation fees must be paid by cash or major credit cards only.

Found a Stray?

If you’ve found a stray animal within Kitsap County, you have two options for how to help reunite them with their family:


Bring the animal to us.

KHS’ Admissions Department is open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept stray animals*. If you have found a pet during the hours the shelter is closed, please confine it until you can bring it to the shelter.

*Hours are limited/reduced on major holidays.


Locate the owner.

If the pet is wearing an ID tag, attempt to contact the owner with the information provided.


If you have found a stray animal in another county, not in Kitsap County, please take it to the closest Animal Shelter or Humane Society within that county. Kitsap Humane Society can only take in stray pets found within Kitsap County limits.