But there are also a number of web sites you can check compulsively (or daily). Here goes:
- Dove Lewis's Lost & Found Pet Database
This is the most comprehensive place to look for a pet, at least, according to Dove Lewis. You can report a lost pet, or, search their database. (It's frightening how many pets they list).
- Craigslist Lost & Founds
- Multnomah County Animal Control
Okay, no database that you can access, but you can report your lost (or found) pet. That said, plan to check them on a regular basis...
- Washington County Animal Control
- Clark County Animal Control
If you find a pet, you can register it with Dove Lewis and the County to hopefully help it find its way home. Also, almost all vets will scan for microchip at no cost—so do that before you take it to the pound. Cats in particular have a bad time of it at the pound—they are much likelier to be euthanized than dogs because of sheer numbers.