Announcing Finding Rover Partnership- Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets

MCAS is partnering with Finding Rover, using revolutionary technology to identify lost pets in the Portland Metropolitan and Surrounding Areas

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Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) officially joins the ranks of shelters using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats and reunite them with their owners. MCAS has implemented the Finding Rover service on its website at since October 2018, offering the community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their homes.

Now every dog and cat that enters the MCAS shelter system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet, or search for adoptable pets.

Every dog and cat that leaves MCAS, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet parent registers on Finding Rover with the same email address that the shelter has on file for them. If that dog or cat ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.


Registering your pet is FREE and as simple as 1, 2, 3! 

Just go to and:

  1. Upload your pet’s photo
  2. Enter a few details about your pet
  3. Enter your name, email address, and zip code

That’s it! Once your pets are registered, they’re protected for life. 

“Dogs and cats are beloved family members, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our pets from being lost forever. Registering on Finding Rover is another step all pet parents should take to further protect their furry family members.” — John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

“Multnomah County Animal Services is excited and proud to help blaze this trail to benefit the pets and people of our community. Along with licensing and microchipping pets, the technology behind Finding Rover’s facial recognition system is revolutionary and has tremendous potential to help owners find their lost pets. The more pet-owners register their pets with the service in our region and use it when their pet is lost, the more effective it will be moving forward.” — Wade Sadler, Interim Director of Multnomah County Animal Services

In addition to helping lost pets find homes, Finding Rover also features dogs and cats that are available for adoption! Find your next family member with Finding Rover! Use an example photo of the type of pet you want to adopt to find potential matches with facial recognition technology.

You can view MCAS’s found and adoptable pets with just a click on our Finding Rover Facebook Widget and on our Website Widget!

Are you connected to another animal shelter or rescue, and want to become a partner for FREE, place more dogs and cats from your shelter or rescue quickly, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple! Just complete the online form at

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Together our community can become the NUMBER ONE user of this new technology. Register for FREE on Finding Rover today and help spread the word! The more people that are registered on Finding Rover, the more we can all help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families and place adoptable pets in now homes. In doing this we can all help to save more lives!




About Multnomah County Animal Services

Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is the only open door shelter in Portland. We are the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. We also offer dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through our shelter in Troutdale. MCAS is a division of the Multnomah County Department of Community Services (DCS).