About our website

We provide a searchable database of pets that have been found by local vets and animal rescues in the SS postcode area of Essex. You can find this under the Found Pets section of our site. Any that have sadly passed over rainbow bridge are also recorded in this section under Reported Deceased.

We also list pets that are in the care of local rescues and are looking for a new home, some of which have been found locally but the rescues have not been able to trace their owners. These are listed under our Rehoming section.

For animals that are lost, we provide free custom leaflet and poster templates to download and print with your lost pets details. To create a custom poster or leaflet please click here. If you would like us to share your poster to our Lost Pets section as well as to our social media groups, please email a copy to

Please go to the Lost and Found Guide for details of what to do should you lose or find an animal in the SS postcode area of Essex.

If you need more help, you can call us on 07724075473 at any time between 9am and 9pm every day, 365 days a year.

Please note: You can now click the icon below many of our listed pets to donate to the charity involved in their rescue or rehoming.

If you are an animal rescue in the SS postcode area that would like the animals in your care to be listed on our website, along with downloadable posters and leaflets with your logo and phone number, please contact Sue on 07724075473.

Pet Search South East

Covering Southend, Rayleigh, Castle Point, Rochford & Maldon

Details of animals reported as lost no longer appear in search results but are still available through any social media links posted prior to the changover. All personally identifiable information (e.g. phone numbers) for lost pets has been updated on our website to use the contact details of the rescue that reported them. These rescues are responsible for maintaining their own records independently of Pet Search South East.

For all records held by Pet Search South East, your details will be removed either after five years have passed, your pet is reunited, or at your request, whichever is soonest. This is to ensure we remain compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you believe we hold information you would like us to remove please contact or call 07724075473.