Looking For
A Lost Fur Friend?

Here is what you need to know.

Getting The Process Started

The KHS receives thousands of lost animals every year. Submitting a lost report will help us identify many animals. However, submitting a lost report is not a substitute for visiting the shelter to look for your animal. We will do our best to help with your search, but as the owner, you are ultimately responsible to look for and identify your pet. Lost reports will expire after a week of submitting, at which time, you may be contacted by one of our volunteers to update your lost pet report. Please advise the shelter to cancel a lost report when your pet is located via email at [email protected].

Remember, if you have found an animal, you cannot simply keep it. There may be a distraught family looking for the found pet! You can visit any veterinary clinic or the shelter to have the pet scanned for a microchip. By submitting the report, it will notify the shelter that you have found an animal and give us the opportunity of trying to match it to our incoming animals. Please advise the shelter to cancel the found report if you have found the owner via email at [email protected].


Tips You Should Know


Tips To Find Your Lost Pet
  1. Post ads on websites such as Kijiji & PetFinder, and Facebook’s “Kingston Community Lost and Found Pets” page.
  2. Canvas neighbours and walk through your neighbourhood.
  3. Visit the Kingston Humane Society and fill out a lost pet report
  4. Continue to VISIT the shelter every few days to look for your pet
  5. Make “Lost” posters for the neighbourhood that include a photo.
  6. Place ads in local papers.
  7. Call or visit vet clinics in your area and leave photos of your pet.
  8. Contact your local Animal Control.
  9. Expand your search by calling shelters in surrounding cities.

If You Find An Animal

If you have found an animal, you cannot simply keep it. There may be a distraught family looking for the found pet! You can notify us that you have found an animal by calling 613-546-1291. As well, advertise in the free ‘found’ section of the newspaper, post on social media sites, put up posters in your neighbourhood and bring the animal to our shelter or a veterinary clinic to scan for a microchip implant. If you are unable to meet the needs of the animal while you search for an owner or have no luck locating the owner, please book an appointment with the shelter staff at 613-546-1291 ext. 102 or contact animal control for your municipality.

LOST/FOUND REPORTS WILL EXPIRE ONE WEEK AFTER BEING SUBMITTED. Pet owners are required to renew their reports regularly by visiting or contacting the shelter. Please advise the shelter to cancel a lost report when pet is located.


Make Your Pet Traceable

Get your pet microchipped as a permanent form of identification so that in the event that they do get lost they can be returned to you. The KHS runs microchip clinics throughout the year. Monitor our social media sites for the latest information on our upcoming clinics!

HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service The City of Kingston relies on DocuPet’s HomeSafe™ lost pet service to reunite lost pets with their families. Included for free with each official City of Kingston pet license, HomeSafe™ offers a proactive solution in the event of a lost pet, allowing owners to upload photos along with important details and considerations about their pet into their online profiles.

Pound Information

As a municipal pound provider, KHS steps outside its work as a local charity to enforce the Ontario Pounds Act and municipal contracts for pound services. Our role as a pound provider is to ensure lost pets are safe, have a secure place to stay and receive the care that they need.

Reclaim fees are set through municipal contracts and vary with each township.

The “pound hold status” gives owners the time to identify their pet and know their pet is secure as they make arrangements. The KHS holds the pound contracts for multiple municipalities. Stray animals are housed for a minimum of 72 hours (longer for certain jurisdictions) after the hold is completed the animal is transferred into the care and ownership of KHS. If you are missing your pet, please visit the shelter in person.

City of Kingston

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $83
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

Tag Sales
Unaltered and no m/c: $60
Unaltered and m/c: $50
Altered and no m/c: $40
Altered and m/c: $30
Altered (3+ dogs): $10
Altered no m/c (3+ dogs): $15

Cats
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $83
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

Quarantine or Court Ordered Fees
10 day plus Impound Fee
Impound Fee- $50
plus
Boarding/day – $20

Loyalist

Dogs
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $135
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

South Frontenac

Dogs
NEW – Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $100
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Feb 28
$30 – Mar 1 – Dec 31
NEW DOG – if purchased after the price increase, there is a provision to charge the $15 fee instead of $30 for new dogs to the household

North Frontenac

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$10 – Jan 1-Mar 31
$20 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

Central Frontenac
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$12 – Jan 1-Jun 30
$25 – July 1 – Dec 31

Gananoque

Dogs
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $120
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Feb 28
$25 – Mar 1 – Dec 31

Stone Mills

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Mar 31
$25 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

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