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Lost Pets & Instant Adoption...

Primarily Brooklyn's Prospect Park & Vicinity


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Lost/Found Pets & Adoption


Fido Rescue Committee/ Rescue Organizations

Basic Information: Lose or find a dog?

Fido Lost Dog at G-mail.com

E-mail your information
including a cell phone number to fidolostdog@gmail.com or bipcar@gmail.com (both one and the same). We often pick up and post these messages while in the park via smartphone and resolve the situation quickly.

How it works...
Not only will your pet be posted on this page, we e-mail 700+ FIDO members for free, the majority of whom live within a few miles of Prospect Park & Downtown Brooklyn. That's a lot of eyes and ears when it comes to lost/found dog posters. While FIDO is not a rescue organization, per se, we will do all that we can to help by posting notices on this page for a reasonable length of time.

Note - There is no way to post your information directly.

Fidobrooklyn Facebook
Post your notice yourself. Much of what we post goes automatically to FIDO Brooklyn Facebook but we encorage you to post your information about lost/found dogs there as well to save time.

Follow Up Tips
Getting back your missing dog

Additional ways to post a lost/found/stolen dogs...
Register your lost dog with Mayor's Alliance Volunteers
Stolen dog - extortion over phone...
Brief word about lost cats...


Before you lose your dog...
Always have ID on your pet's collar at all times... Almost ALL the pets listed below had no ID!

If you lose your tags – replace them immediately! Don't leave them on your "to do" list. Microchips are not infallible. Believe it or not the chip in your dog's body may not match the chip number on the paperwork so neither Home Again or AC&C will have the correct registration number.

NYC Dog Locater

If you find a dog that has a New York City dog license tag, use the NYC Dog eLocator to help reunite him or her with the owner. 


Enter the license number (a 7 digit number on the dog license tag), 
your name, email and/or telephone number.

An email will be sent to the dog’s registered owner asking them to contact you. An email is also sent to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which will try to contact the owner by telephone and/or mail in case the owner doesn’t have a valid email address on file.

Local Adoption/Rescue Organizations/Fostering

Check their "Found Dog" listings as well because if these prove to be abandoned animals, they may need fostering or adoption as well. With persistence, these animals do finds loving homes. But you have to do the work! See our link:
Local Adoption/Rescue/ Rescue Organizations/ Local Shelters/Spay-Neuter

A warning....

While reputable shelters and adoption organizations attempt to pre-screen their animals, rescue/fostering/adoption requires additional diligence because some dogs may have serious behavioral problems that aren't evident at first glance; in particular AGGRESSION.

Even an abandoned, emaciated dog, once it begins to feel fit, might display a behavior that puts all household members at risk. Good intentions on your part, may not count for anything....

If this proves to be the case, be prepared to do the work necessary to make the dog manageable; consult with a trainer before coming out to the park. See our rescue section for more tips on rescue.

Important Lost Dog Tips...

Additional ways to post a lost/found/stolen dogs...
Stolen dog - extortion over phone...
Brief word about lost cats...




80% of the time, a dog lost in Prospect Park attempts to head home.

Post fliers along your route with HUGE letters that people can see from a car; BIG phone Numbers...

Posters should be neon colored poster boards that really get peoples' attention.

Include a description...

When/Where the dog was lost
Where you enter the park - dogs often head home

Include a digital picture if you have one
All Contact information

Date your poster!

You should also...

Definitely post to:

Mayor's Alliance For NYC Animals

Do you know about the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals? Voulnteers scan the internet looking to match up lost & found pet notices

File a lost/found pet report: http://nycacc.org/LostPet.htm or http://nycacc.org/FoundPet.htm

Search their database: www.nycacc.org/LostSearch.htm

Craig's List


FIDO Brooklyn FaceBook - Petfinders


Animal Care & Control on Linden Blvs (Brooklyn) - Drive over to and look for your dog no matter what they say on the phone.

Lost Pets New York
Central page for lost and found pets of New York City

Try local forums like: brooklynian.com
Lost Dog Resources Annex

Pet Amber Alert.com is a paid for service - contacts selective radius of neighbors depending on the price.

Stop a police car/sanitation vehicle: even UPS and FedEx trucks and give them your phone number in case someone finds your dog. They see posters on their routes.

Stolen Dogs/Extortion...

Often a posted reward does help get your dog back. Dogs stolen from parking meters here in Park Slope have been held until a reward is posted - it's a sad fact.

Not uncommon that someone will hold your dog until a reward goes up. Their story will be that they bought the dog from a stranger and only want their money back. If you feel that someone is extorting you for a bigger reward, call the police. If you can make a case that you feel "threatened" then they should help you right away - assign a detective to the case. If the police seem not interested in helping you, then call 311 with the date of the call, the police station called and the name of the officer who refused to act. They will give you a complaint number and someone WILL get back to you.

If your dog is stolen and no one approaches you for a reward, then in all likelihood the dog has been sold - possibly just a few neighborhoods over from where you live. Now is the time to pull out all the stops: go to the press! Nothing like the glare of publicity to make someone put pressure on someone to do the right thing/or rat on them

Brief Word About Lost Cats

Unlike dogs, cats who leave by the front door, generally don't go very far from home but they may remain reclusive nonetheless: hanging out in basement entrances; nearby construction sites or storage areas - any place where the hunting is good

For the cat that escapes into the back yards, posters all the way around the block really helps

Hounds Needing Homes
or Just Plain Lost...

Dogs below are submitted by FIDO members or people visiting our site who have recently lost or found dogs.

Lost/Found Pets + Adoption 2014...

Most lost dogs had no ID on their collars for whatever reason - really this is a must!

Lost Pets highighted in Red
Pets for Adoption highlighted in Blue

Follow-ups: Pets Reunited or Adopted

Lost Dog - Fr Greene/Boerum Hill

White Cairn Terrier mix, 12 lbs -Ella was last seen in Ft. Greene. This sweet pup wiggled out of her harness this morning after getting spooked. She took off running in Boerum Hill and somehow made it to Fort Greene where someone found her, got her a collar and leash, and then she spooked again and ran. No collar/tags but she’s microchipped!! Call Tamara: 917-400-6560 if you see her. amy@sailorbeware.com



Lost Dog - Prospect Park South

My dog was with his babysitter and ran away on 11/25 at 2am running near the south part of prospect park. He is very shy. He is microchipped and wearing his collar. They microchip company has been alerted. Please help!

I can be reached at (646) 522-6190 or Alex the babysitter at +1 (347) 760-1639. We are offering a $500 reward.



Found Terrier

One of our walkers found a small brown terrier -- with no collar or harness -- at Parkside and Flatbush. He is friendly, but scared. We're wondering if he may have run out of the park. Please email south@mobilemutts.com if you know this pup, we'd love to get him reunited with his people ASAP. We will require proof of ownership. We will be checking him for a microchip shortly.

From: "Mobile Mutts South" <south@mobilemutts.com>


Missing Dog - Parkside/Prospect Park

Our pug-chichuahua mix, Duckie, went missing Wednesday 11/18 in Brooklyn, NY near Prospect Park by Ocean Ave and Parkside Ave. He doesn't bite. He's very sweet but also very scared of strangers so he may try to run away or hide if he's not approached in a calm manner.

(Sadly Duckie didn't make it - hit by a car a few days later)


Found Dog

I ran into 2 women who found this dog today. (10/27)
East 21st St bet. Church and Albemarle. He's male - not neutered.


I have their phone#



Happy Endings 2015

Unscientific stats... Fidolostdog@gmail.com
2014 Approx 127 lost/found/adopt notices posted - approx 54 + were known to have had happy endings
2014 End of the year, 16 lost/found/adoption pets unresolved and carried into 2015/

2013 - Approx 120 lost/found/ adopt notices posted of which half went unresolved/outcome unknown

2013 - 63 were known to have had happy endings

FIDOBrooklyn Facebook postings were not counted in above....

Remember Vivi, the Whippet?

She 's still missing...
Seven years ago she escaped from her crate at Kennedy Airport and disappeared into the environs of Queens and possibly beyond.

If you adopted her, or know anything however related, please call 917 647 4848



If you are writing an article about lost or found dogs who were reunited with owners, contact bipcar@gmail.com


Lost Chihuahua - Carroll Gardens

This dog belongs to a rescuer who has saved and placed countless small dogs in NYC thru the years. Her beloved KIWI was with a petsitter and slipped her harness...she is microchipped and afraid of strangers. PLEASE HELP FIND (Found)

Found Dog - South Slope

This dog was found on 16th Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue about  6pm this evening. He/she was turned over to the 72nd Precinct...

Reunited with owner who was visiting the area)


LOST DOG - Park Slope

Our miniature schnauzer poodle, Timbit ran out of the park this am down 4th street. Please call....

(His dog tags were easily traceable. Police called the owner directly)






Found Shih Tzu - Greenwood Hts

We found this male shih tzu on the corner of 22nd street and 4th avenue. He had no collar. Vet says he has no chip. He appears to only respond in Spanish.

There's a community-oriented bar on 22nd and 5th that allows dogs and they don't know him. The owner of the neighborhood pet store also doesn't recognize him.

(Posters did the trick - found owner the next day)

Lost Cat - Windsor Terrace

Yesterday my young 1 1/2 yr. old cat ran out the door. She is mostly white with dark gray markings.c I live at 651 Vanderbilt St. between Prospect Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest.
(She turned up with a neighbor)



Found Dog - North Slope


Found a Chihuahua type dog running up and down 17th btween 4/5 Ave. At Park Slope Vet, no microchip

(Found owner within a couple of hours)

Found Dog - Bay Ridge

Found on 99th Street & Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn today at around 12:30/1:00 pm

(Facebook postings did the trick - reunited)

He's being taken to the vet now to see if there's a microchip



Missing Tabby Cat - Park Slope

Raz/Razzy is a 14-year-old brown tabby, a neutered male cat. He went missing with his sibling (since found) from 6th Avenue between 5th/6th Streets, 7/26 Sunday night.

He is a big, about 16 or 17 lbs. He's very shy and skittish, but is friendly to people. He has been an indoor cat all his life and has never been outside. He's probably hiding or cowering the corner of a garden or behind trash cans.

(He showed up on their steps four days later. Very excited about his adventure, whatever it was.)


Found Cat - South Slope

Black long haired young cat, very friendly, found at front door outside our building on 8th avenue and 12th street in Park Slope. Very friendly and sweet. Will be taken to Sean Casey tomorrow

(found owner)

Found Terrier Mix - Windsor Terrace

I found a little I wanna say Terrier mix; not sure but it was running freely down Ocean Ave near Prospect Park . Luckily it wasn't harmed during the chase but very well could have lost its life today.

(City ID dogtag provided link to owner)

Lost Dog - Bushwick

Max is a bulldog/pittbull mix. I think about 120lbs. Brown with white on his chest. Ears clipped very short. He was wearing a black leather collar when he escaped. He looks like a big scary beast, but is super friendly with people and other dogs.

(Found - posters did the trick)

He got out of our back yard in Bushwick, on Wilson Ave. and Jefferson St., around 8pm Sunday night.

Found Husky - Ditmas

From a FIDO Member (Last night)
This is what I know (second hand : )

Found around 4:40 today.
Woman posted to Ditmas Park Blog

(Husky dog “Airies” and family have been reunited)



Found Cat - Windsor Terrace

This very friendly kitty was found at Windsor Place and Fuller Street and looked confused, so we took it home.  She's a short haired orange tabby with striped tail.

(Mary Beth Artz recognized the cat - owners have been located)

Lost Dog - Park Slope


Drama is lost! last seen tonight, Friday 10/30 at JJ Byrne Park 5th ave and 4th st. 
(Found the next day)


Lost Dog - Bed Stuy

We lostAbby 4 hours ago in Brooklyn. She was last seen in Eastern Parkway/Atlantic Avenue.  Our puppy is 7 months old, 20 lbs with black coat and white highlight. She recently got spayed. So, she has a shaved abdomen.
(It took a day but they have her back)

Missing Cat - Windsor Terrace

Last seen in the backyards btw Prospect ave and 17th st between


(They have her back...)





Found Boxer - South Slope

I found a lost boxer dog today on 17th street between 7th and 8th Ave in park slope.he was super scared but very sweet. Probably around 2 years old? Not chipped. The person who worked at seventh ave pet food at 7th and 16th said he recognized the dog and knew the owner (said she was blonde?i think?) but couldn't get in touch with her so I imagine the dog is from right around there.

(Another victory for Animal Kind - they found the owner)

LostChihuahua - Park Slope

My chihuahua is missing...since last night ( mon) Location is 14th st 7th/ 8th ave in park slope...Has black spot over right eye.

(He was turned in to Animal Kind. Poster helped reunite him with owners)



Two Missing Dogs...Bed Stuy

Feb 22 update
We found Sharky and he is home! He was found tied up to a pole in Hempstead, Long Island. The local shelter contacted us. Chopper however is still missing. I think he could possibly be in Long Island as well. Chris


I lost my dogs Sharky and Chopper on Monroe st, Brooklyn NY, 11216 on 1/26/15.  Tracked them as far as Classon. Both were traveling together and have on collars. Sharky(white dog) had on a harness and is micro-chipped, his number is 985112003699273. Chopper is a APT puppy and Sharky is a Amer-Bulldog mix


Contact Chris: groundhog360@hotmail.com

Lost In Bed Stuy

Shadow Update 4/23/15 -

(39 days later - Shadow was finally captured...39 days after she was spooked at a friend's birthday party and ran away. She was found 8 miles from our home, hiding out at a dead end street. A resident on the street saw one of my posters and called me. Steve Hagey (Detect-A-Pet) has guided me this whole way and I can't thank him enough for his calm confidence and expertise.)

Shadow is still missing. She has been spotted 4 times since Friday April 3rd. Last seen tues morning7:30 am on Lexington Ave between Marcy and Nostrand. Every sighting has been between Marcy and Tompkins Ave and from Gates up to Wiloughby....but mostly on the

Missing Dog - North Slope

A neighborhood dog, Roko, was taken from outside the Key Foods (Park Slope) on 5th ave this morning! Please help us find Roco. A local pet store claims some one came in talking about taking the dog. He is a 20lb super friendly Westie. He has a noticeable scar (missing hair) on his Left side hip area and he is microchipped. (They got him back)





Lost Cat - Ft Greene
Our cat Dexter, male black and white tuxedo cat was last seen 24 hours ago, as we have a backyard and he likes to explore the backyards in our apartment block. (Not sure it is possible to get out of the backyard system, but possibly)? (He came home eventually)

Lost Cat - South Slope

My cat is missing! I live on 17th street btwn 8th Ave and Prospect Park West. He was last seen last night. His name is BLADE. He is grey and white and has a light brown mushroom shaped patch on his chest. He doesn't have a collar. If anyone sees him, please try to grab him or coax him with food. He means so much to me and I am devastated that he is missing.  
(They spotted him the same evening - cats rarely leave the block but they enjoy hunting)

Found Pitbull - Ocean Parkway

Unneutered male pit bull found running on on Ocean Parkway and Ave L. waiting on a pix.

(Reunited with owners)


Now at at Sean Casey Animal Rescue.
153 E 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 436-5163

Found White Poodle
I found small white female poodle with a pink collar and brought her to Sean Casey Animal Rescue @ 153 east 3rd street near ft. Hamilton parkway. The poodle had a chip and they were trying to find out who the owner was. I do hope that the dog is reunited with its owners (Owner has her back - she lived next door)

Lost Cat - Park Slope

Lost 4/27, on 12 th/11th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. Black, Super friendly, probably very afraid.Name is Bunny.   We desperately need him back! Last seen without baseball cap.  

(They found him just outside their home - clutching a pair of Yankee tickects)


Lost Pekingese - Ft Greene

Our dog ran off from fort Greene park today, last seen at Myrtle/Clinton.

Her name is Siobhan (pronounced "sha-Von"). She is a Pekingese, small but long with pug nose, blonde color fur, medium/long thick straight coat, with a plaid red collar, has a silver name tag with her name and our phone numbers.

(She's home - neighborhood posters did the trick)

Found Dog - Bed Stuy



FOUND On Madison and Throop in Bed Stuy

contact: friends of Herbert von king dog park Facebook

(She is being fostered until the owner is found)


Lost Dog - Kensington

Roxie - One year old White Malit-Poo. Last Seen 04/14/2015 Nea: East 3rd between Ave C & Cortelyou Rd.

(Found the next day)



Last Seen - Downtown Brooklyn

We recently lost our dog. She was last seen at the Fulton mall but we live in park slope and we were hoping she will return home to the park slope area. If anyone sees her she is a black and white Mcnab breed dog with a black and yellow collar. One tag has an address from Texas, the other is her rabies information. 

(her name was Juno, and they have her back)



Lost Dog - Crown Hts

It appears that Gus walked out of his home on Bergen and NY Avenue around 11 am today.   He is very sweet and we are trying to help his family find him. (Collar ID did the trick - reunited with owner after a few short hours)



Lost Dog - Bed Stuy

Looking for Handsome, tan & white five month old, male Pit Bull. Microchipped... Last seen corner of Eastern Parkway & Somers Street - near Sackman Ave.

(They got him back -)


Missing Cat - Crown Hts/Bed Stuy

CHUCK, a big handsome, long-haired orange tabby (most likely Maine Coone mix) was eager to explore the world outside of his gate in the Crown Heights/Bed Stuy border (Pacific Street at Brooklyn Avenue). He is now lost!

(Chuck returned home after a five day outing)


Lost Coon Cat - Prospect Hts

My cat vanished on Carlton Ave between St. Marks and Prospect Place. He's been missing since 03/01/2015. He was last reported seen Monday night, 03/09/2015, by a neighbor on the southeast corner of Bergen and Carlton Ave, walking along with humans.

(Dragon is back home at long last but he was stubborn about it)

Found Dog - Windsor Terrace....

This sweet girl was found this evening running near our place in Prospect Park South. A collar but no tag. Clearly well trained. I'm trying my local contacts but hoping this might help.

(A neighbor saw the FIDO post and informed the owner)

Found Dog...
Fox Terrier "Gracie" hit by a car. Now at Blue Pearl on 4th Ave at Pacific Street, Bklyn. Vet waiting on owner to claim, to administer treatment. The microchip says her name is Gracie, but the owner's number is out of service.

(It took a Village but postings and a poster did the trick. Reunited with owner)

Lost Dog - Grand Army Plaza/Prospect Park

Please help! His name is Dude, a mix breed of Shih Tzu and Terrier. His microchip# is 900164000629713. He was wearing a blue collar.

He got away from us late last night near the Grand Army Plaza entrance. He ran as far as he could down East Dr for about 200 ft and turned left into the side bush, that’s where we lost track of him. We looked around the north east part of the park for hours but still no luck.

(It took some doing - sleuthing over licence plate numers and more - continues frustration but the got Dude back from the people who had him)

Lost Cat - South Slope

Our one-year-old female tabby cat Susie escaped out the front door of our house on 15th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue on January 1st.    She is grey, tan and white and somewhat on the small side.  She is spayed and microchipped.  

(Susie walked through the door a week later as if nothing happened.)



Found Mini Yorkie - Kensignton...
Thursday around 3 pm I found a very small and cute Yorkie Terrier ( mini ), in Minna Street Between Bills Street and Chester Ave. Hehad no leash and no clothes. He is very small, all black with legs, head and chest light brown.

(A neighbor saw all the postings - Peter has been reunited with family)

Found Dog...

Little white long haired dog found in Prospect Park. Contact Mobile Mutts Dog Walkers at: north@mobilemutts.com

(Community postings connected with the owners - Snowball is back home)

Lost Dog - Ft Greene Park

Lost our dog last night around fort Greene park. Her name is Kiffli and she's microchipped. We've had her for four years. She ran off the leash last night and we haven't seen her since. She's a half pittbull, brown with black muzzle.
Please help!!

(Took a day or so but she turned up at Animal Care & Contrrol)


Adopt Jamie...

Jamie is a pit mix about 7 years old and 50 lbs and she's extremely affectionate and friendly with all people. This silly baby is a total mush, and seems to think that she’s a lapdog!  She lives for hugs & kisses.  Jamie is a couch-potato kind of a gal: she’s definitely not your new jogging partner, but will happily curl up at your feet while you watch a flick or write your blog!

(Took about a month but Jamie found a home)

What you should know about Adoption/Rescue/Rescue Organizations

I am so happy to let you know that the Hamilton Dog House shelter received our knitted and crocheted crate liners for cats today. Everyone seems to be very appreciative, including Sean and the cats! The ladies from our Park Slope Knitting Circle worked inspiringly 2 Saturday afternoons, and all together we have made 10 crate liners ( all machine washable!). It was a pure joy working on this project, for everyone involved in it is an animal lover and a cat or a dog (or both!) owner! Olga