Picture Finding Your Lost Pet
Finding Rover, a new service from Pinellas County, could help lost pets find their way home and help homeless pets find a home.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Pinellas County Animal Services has adopted a new online tool that uses a photo registry to help find lost dogs and cats.
Every dog and cat that enters the county’s shelter will now be registered on Finding Rover, a web-based pet registry used in an increasing number of shelters nationwide.
Local pet-owners can also register their pet for free on FindingRover.com.
Users can search the shelter and surrounding areas on their smartphone or computer to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet, or search for adoptable pets.
In the event a pet goes missing, Finding Rover will match the user’s photo with photos of pets that have been reported missing. If the lost pet is a possible match with a pet at Pinellas County Animal Services, the owner should come to the shelter to identify and reclaim their pet.
To register for free, go to FindingRover.com and:
- Upload your pet’s photo
- Enter a few details about your pet
- Enter your name, email address, and zip code
“When your pet goes missing, you’re searching for a member of your family. This new tool will help us reunite more lost pets quickly and it will offer peace of mind for those adopting a new furry friend at our shelter,” said Doug Brightwell, director of Pinellas County Animal Services.
In addition to helping lost pets find a home, Finding Rover also features dogs and cats that are available for adoption.
Pinellas County Animal Services is at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. The facility is closed on all Pinellas County holidays.
To learn more about the shelter, go to pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call (727) 582-2600.
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