Lost and

Found Pets

of North Jersey

Reducing the Number of Found Pets Entering the Shelter System

Found pets take away space that surrendered and abandoned pets could use. Shelters are not always proactive about advertising found pets. With only 7 days in New Jersey to reclaim found pets from shelters, found pets may be euthanized or adopted to other families. Plus, shelters and kennels can be stressful environments for many pets.

NJ STRAYS works to keep lost and missing pets from ending up in shelters, dead or claimed by strangers. We:


  • Operate a social media lost pet and awareness network across Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union, Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties in North Jersey

  • Organize and operate low-cost and free microchip clinics for pet owners

  • Advise pet owners on what to do when they lose a pet; and advise the community on what to do when a missing pet is found

  • Provide traps, cameras and other equipment to successfully trap missing pets

Contact:  973-324-7925 ext 1 (Hablamos Español, ext 0) 








Here are some of the lost pets we've helped find:

NJ STRAYS provides FREE services to communities in North Jersey:


  • FREE consultation

  • FREE reporting (njstrays.org/report-a-lost-pet)

  • FREE reporting via Facebook

  • FREE microchip scanning for found pets


We offer the following services for FREE or at-cost:


  • Targeted paid advertising

  • Education/lectures: Lost pet recovery basics, how to prevent your pet from going missing (ideal for schools, community groups, scout troops and more)

Get a microchip for only $15!

NJ STRAYS hosts several microchip clinics every year. However, we provide door-to-door microchipping in specific situations.

You can qualify for free microchipping when:

  • You are receiving government assistance

  • You are on a fixed government income

  • You recently adopted from a New Jersey Shelter (not a rescue)

  • You are a New Jersey shelter facility or pound

For more information, please contact us.

Lost Dog
Anne's Cat
Lost Dog
Lost Dog