Lost & Found

Is your pet shown below? Please contact us!

Did you find a Dog, Cat, or Kitten? Click Here

Redemption Fees

Fees are charged upon redemption according to the location where the animal was found. All fees are set by municipal code to help cover the cost of impounding stray animals. WCGHS is not able to waive or adjust fees. All animals received as lost/stray will incur impoundment and boarding fees.


City of Camas:

  • $20.00 per day boarding fee
  • $40.00 1st Impound Fee
  • $55.00 for 2+ Impounds

City of Washougal:

  • $20.00 per day boarding fee
  • $25.00 1st Impound Fee
  • $75.00 2nd Impound
  • $150.00 3+ Impounds

These fees are both for Camas and Washougal:

  • $20.00 per day boarding fee
  • $25.00 Impound Fee

My pet isn’t here. What’s the next step?

Contact all local animal shelters in the Southwest WA/Portland metro area and submit a Lost Pet report.

It is not uncommon for lost pets to turn up in another town, state or even hundreds of miles away.

If you are a resident of Camas/Washougal and your pet went missing in your neighborhood, you will want to work closely with us (WCGHS) and the Humane Society of Southwest Washington (HSSW).


Check Local Shelters

In addition to filling out a Lost Pet report, you should check as often as possible to view the animals. With mixed breeds, identification can sometimes be tricky for shelters.

Call WCGHS: (360) 835-3464


Call HSSW: (360) 397-2488

Create Flyers

Create flyers with your pet’s picture, description and your contact information. Post around your neighborhood (or put in your neighbor’s mailboxes), at local veterinary offices and stores.

Check Local Listings

Post on Craigslist and in your local newspaper.

Check Social Media

Post on Facebook! Social media is a fast way to get the word out and shared throughout your community. Many animal shelters (including WCGHS) post photos of stray animals brought in by either Animal Control or citizens, when owner information is not available. There are many different Lost and Found Pet groups on Facebook that you can join and post on. Don’t forget to post in ours!

WCGHS Facebook Page

WCGHS Lost & Found Group

Here are some other local Facebook Lost and Found Pet groups:

Camas/Washougal Lost Pet Connection
Lost & Found Pets of Vancouver, WA
Lost and Found Pets in Vancouver, WA
SW Washington Lost & Found Dogs
Lost and Found Pets of Battle Ground, Yacolt and surrounding areas
Lost Pets of Clark County
Clark County Lost and Found Pet Page
Lost & Found Pets WA State
Lost and Found Portland Pets
Lost & Found Pets of Portland, OR
Lost and Found Pets Portland, Gresham & surrounding areas
Whatever you do, don’t give up! Keep looking for your beloved pet.

Even if you have taken every precaution, there is always a chance your pet could become lost.

Here are some things you can do to hopefully reunite you and your pet more quickly:


Have current ID/tags or write your phone number on your pet’s collar.


Microchip! Collars and tags can come off. Animal Shelters and Veterinary offices always check for a microchip. Be sure your information is current with the microchip company. Pet owners often forget to update their phone numbers and/or register new owner transfer information with the microchip company. This, unfortunately, impedes the progress of being reunited with your pet.

I found a pet. What should I do?

Stray Dogs

If you found a stray dog within the city limits of Camas or Washougal, you have two options:

  1. Bring the dog to our shelter during open hours (please call ahead: 360-835-3464)
  2. Contact Animal Control to pick up the dog.

We can only accept dogs during open shelter hours. After hours, you must contact Animal Control.

If you choose to contact Animal Control, you may do so in the following ways:

  • Before 5pm, Monday-Friday: call (360) 835-8701 (press 1)
  • After 5pm, and on weekends: call (360) 693-3111

If you would like to hold on to the dog while looking for the owner, please contact WCGHS to submit a Found Dog report. If the dog was found in Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits, please contact the Humane Society of Southwest Washington (HSSW) at (360) 397-2488, or call Clark County Animal Control at (360) 397-2488.

Whatever you do, DO NOT abandon the animal. It is prohibited by law and violators will be prosecuted!

Stray Cats

Did you find a stray cat within the city limits of Camas or Washougal? Depending on space, we may be able to help you. If you would like to hold on to the cat while looking for the owner, please contact us to submit a Found Cat report. If the cat was found within Clark County, but outside of Camas or Washougal city limits, please contact the Humane Society of Southwest Washington at (360) 397-2488.

If you would like to bring the cat to the WCGHS shelter, please call us at (360) 835-3464 to see if we have space available. We can only accept cats during open shelter hours.

If you hold on to the pet, whether it is a cat or a dog, while looking for the owner, be sure to also post it on the different local Facebook groups listed above. Putting an ad on Craigslist, and posting flyers in your neighborhood will also increase the chances of reuniting the pet with its owner.

Found a Kitten? Don't Panic!

Often kittens are NOT actually abandoned.

Mother cats are working moms who need to hunt for food regularly to provide for their babies.

Stop. Look. Listen.

Carefully examine the nest.

  1. Is it in a safe space?
  2. Is it clean?
  3. Are the kittens quiet?
  4. Do they appear healthy?

If any of these answers are NO, you may need to intervene to help them. If the answers are YES, please watch for mom for 12-24 hours. Cat moms are much better than humans at caring for neonatal kittens, and their chances of survival with mom are much greater. Ideally, the mother cat should be trapped and brought to the shelter WITH her babies. EVEN IF YOU SUSPECT THAT SHE IS FERAL/WILD please call the WCGHS Cat Shelter for next steps!

Remember: Please contact WCGHS Cat Shelter Staff prior to bringing any cats or kittens to the shelter.