We hold all of our stray animals, regardless of age/breed for ten (10) days. For animals with microchips or ID tags we try to locate the owners within 24 hours. We post stray animals on our social media and various lost and found websites as well. After our 10 day hold we will put the animals up for adoption.
If you have lost your pet, please contact local shelters and rescues. You should also post on social media and various online sites. Pet Harbor is a good online resource to help you find a missing pet.
The state of Texas does not have any animal holding laws, however, local authorities are delegated the authority to enact a holding period law. We are in compliance with the rules set by the Dallas City Council as found on their website and we make more of an effort to locate owners than local shelters.
If your pet is mircochiped then a Pond of Love representative will reach out to you. If you pet is not microchiped and you see your missing pet on a website or other listing please contact us immediately
You will need to bring a valid ID and adoption papers or medical records to prove ownership of the pet. PHOTOS DO NOT COUNT AS PROOF OF OWNERSHIP.