We know that your pets are part of the family and when they are missing you want them home as soon as possible.

It is important to act quickly and make sure you follow several important steps to “FIND” them fast:


Focus your search on your neighborhood or the immediate area where the animal went missing. Bring with you treats, food or their favorite toy.


Inform the local shelter. We strongly recommend that you notify us via Facebook Messenger on our Brown County Humane Society Dog Shelter page. Send a photo of the dog along with your phone number, location and city where the dog was lost. We will post a “courtesy post” on our facebook page. Our courtesy postings are shared widely and greatly increase your chance of finding your dog.

If you are not able to contact us through Facebook Messenger, you can reach the dog shelter at 937-378-3457 or via email at Please put “missing dog (or cat)” in the subject line and make sure to include a description as well as the date and location the animal went missing.

You can also visit us in person at the dog shelter in Georgetown, Ohio, located at 100 Veterans Boulevard. If you have lost a cat you can also visit us in person at the Small Animal Adoption Center located at 422 Lincoln Avenue, also in Georgetown, Ohio. If you live near other shelters you may want to contact them as well.


Notify your friends, family and neighbors. These days the easiest way to do that is through social media sites such as Facebook or NextDoor. Provide a photo and information on where and when the animal went missing. Make sure to provide contact information and record the date and time of any sightings. You should also print flyers.

There are resources that can help you create online notifications and posters, such as PawBoost Lost and Found Pets – Find and Report Lost Pets Nationwide.


Check back on our website and Facebook pages daily. Check your own social media posts daily and let people know that the animal is still missing. If there are sightings, make sure to continue to update the shelter and your own social media as well as searching those areas.