Regina Humane Society Lost & Found Hours
Monday – Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed statutory holidays.
Please ensure that only those persons essential to your business with the RHS attend with you on your visit. Only one person will be permitted to view lost pets.
Regina Humane Society Lost & Found Contact Information
Phone: (306) 543-6363 ext. 196
PLEASE NOTE THAT LOST PET REPORTS ARE KEPT ON FILE FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. SHOULD YOUR PET STILL BE MISSING AFTER THAT TIME YOU WILL NEED TO RE-SUBMIT A LOST PET REPORT.
REPORTS ARE NOT PUBLISHED PUBLICALLY ON THE RHS WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA.
Lost Pet Recovery Checklist
Losing a companion animal can be devastating to a family. Following are some guidelines to help you search for your beloved cat, dog or other animal. Remember to update your contact information for license, tattoo and microchip with the appropriate agencies, if required. Unfortunately, a high percentage of pets that reach the Regina Humane Society (RHS) do not have any type of permanent identification.
- View our RHS Stray Pets page under Lost and Found to see if your pet is there. This section is regularly updated with any stray animals that arrive at the Shelter. Record the ID number of any animals you are interested in receiving more information on prior to contacting the RHS.
- Submit a Lost Report with the Regina Humane Society. It is best to upload a detailed photo of your lost pet and provide as much detail about them as possible including tattoo and microchip numbers.
- Once a Lost Report is filed, a lost poster will be automatically generated for your missing pet. These are beneficial to hand out to neighbors and mail carriers. Effective Lost Posters and social media have proven to be two of the most effective ways of reuniting pets with their owners. While the automatically generated lost posters from the RHS are sufficient for handing out to people directly, it’s ideal to make publicly posted lost posters more colorful and attention-grabbing.
- Visit the Regina Humane Society Lost and Found Department regularly (we recommend every 2 days) to view all shelter pets. Keep in mind the stressful shelter environment may cause any animal to become unsafe to handle inhibiting RHS staff’s ability to check lost pets for identification in order to contact potential owners in a timely manner.
- Look around your neighborhood right away. Check with neighbors, the mail carrier and children playing in the area. Ask for homeowners to check garages, under decks, around sheds and greenhouses etc.
- Leave food, water and something familiar to your pet (such as a blanket, bed or favorite toy) outside near the door. An unwashed piece of your clothing may help your pet pick up the scent of you and your home. Animals may return on their own when no one is home and having food, water and something familiar may encourage them to stay in the area.
- For species (dog, cat) and behavior/personality-specific pet recovery tips, please visit https://missionreunite.org/ for comprehensive information on locating your lost pet.
- If your address or phone number has changed since your pet was tattooed, microchipped or licensed, ensure contact information is updated with the appropriate agencies.
- Microchips: Contact the microchip company directly to update contact information.
- Tattoos: Contact the Veterinary Clinic that administered the tattoo and the RHS to update contact information.
- City License: Contact the City of Regina to update contact information registered to a city pet license.
- RHS Adoptee: Contact the RHS Lost and Found Department directly and provide updated contact information.
- Create a Lost Profile for your pet and check Found Profiles at the following:
- Regina Lost and Found Pets Facebook Page
- Regina Lost and Found Dogs Facebook Page
- Regina Lost and Found Cats Facebook Page
- Kijiji Website
- Used Regina Website
- Regina Leader-Post
- Local Animal Rescues Groups
How long are lost/stray pets held?
By law, the Regina Humane Society is required to hold stray dogs and cats for 72 hours if they have no form of identification or 10 days if they do have identification. After stray animals have completed the legal holding period, they become the property of the RHS and may be placed for adoption.