Lost Pets in Rio Rancho – Next Steps

Lost Pets in Rio Rancho – Next Steps

Posted on May 13, 2021

There are few things more scary, stressful and heart wrenching than when a beloved pet escapes your care. Are you prepared? What are your next steps? Luckily, Rio Rancho pet owners have a multitude of resources to help locate their lost pets. We’ve put together a list of steps to take and resources to contact. Many resources use advanced technology to create databases and help spread the word rapidly about lost or found animals.

Sandoval County recommends the following steps:

  1. Sandoval County Animal Control/Lost Pets – If you’re in need of assistance, immediately contact Animal Control at 505-891-7226. Animals picked up by Sandoval County Animal Control officers will be listed on the site. Click on the individual animal to view detailed information such as where it was picked up and its current location.
  2. Use Pawboost for the Lost and Found Pets Database – Search lost and found dogs, cats, and other types of pets in Rio Rancho. https://www.pawboost.com/lost-found-pets/rio-rancho-nm-87124/all-lost-found-stray-pets/page-1?LfdbFeedStatusForm%5Bzip%5D=87124
  3. Visit the Sandoval County’s Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page for updates on lost and adoptable pets.
  4. Keep looking. Many pets that are found by may not be brought into the animal shelter for several days as the finder tries to locate the owner.
  5. Post flyers in the neighborhood. Continue to post flyers throughout your neighborhood and the neighborhoods nearby. Include a picture of your lost pet and a phone number for them to contact you.
  6. NextDoor – Join the NextDoor online community to access important information in your neighborhood, including lost and found pets.
  7. Call the Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center at 505-891-5075.
  8. Use one of the social media or free networking sources listed below:

A place where you can list your lost pet of your found pet and people in the community can contact matches below. https://petkey.org/lost-pets/city/rio%20ranco/nm/

Use sites where you can create a free listing and be cautious of sites that charge a fee in case of a scam. Many of the resources we found are legitimate and run by animal lovers.

Keep your pets safe, make sure they are registered and microchipped!

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