The Pickering Animal Shelter houses lost and found pets from Pickering as well as the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. 

Visit our Found Pets Page to see if your lost pet is currently at our shelter. If your pet is not at our shelter, please submit a Lost Pet report where you can upload a picture of your lost pet for everyone to see. 

Our Location

All animals are housed at the Pickering Animal Shelter. We are located at 1688 Highway 7, Brougham (just west of Brock Road).

View the Shelter Hours of Operation

* Please note that an impound fee is charged for any animal picked up and brought to our shelter. We accept Debit, Visa and Mastercard (cash is not accepted).

Tips to help you find your lost pet

  • visit our Found Pets Page (link above) to see if your lost pet has been picked up and is currently at our shelter
  • if your pet is not at our shelter, please complete an electronic lost pet report (link above)
  • post advertisements, preferably with a picture, of the missing pet in local pet stores, businesses and the local newspapers
  • visit local animal centres, veterinary clinics, and humane societies, as well as checking back with us on a regular basis
  • if you have access, use social media such as facebook and instagram

If you find your missing pet, please let us know so we can remove them from our records as a missing animal.

If you find a stray dog or cat

Call us at 905.683.7575 so we can check if the owner has reported the missing animal. If we cannot find the owner, arrangements will be made to have an Animal Services staff pick the animal up. Staff will pick up a confined stray dog 24 hours a day.

TIP: Check to see if the animal has a tag, if so, please have this information ready for when you call us.

Once the animal is in our possession, we:

  • scan for a microchip
  • continue monitoring our lost animal reports
  • if no owner is found we transport the animal to our Animal Shelter
  • we will post a photo of the animal to our Found Pets Page (link above) within 24 hours of impoundment

Did you know we were featured in the "Your Life" video series. Watch the video to find out what you should do if you find a lost pet.