WSB FYI: How to use our Lost & Found pages – pets and non-pets

With so many new readers finding WSB this past year – readership was up almost 50 percent in 2020 over a recordsetting 2019 – we’re thinking we should re-introduce some of the site’s features now and then. So here’s the first installment: Lost + Found, pets and non-pets, and how to use the two features … plus an added option.

LOST & FOUND PETS: This page has been a WSB staple since 2008, the only peninsula-wide place to post a lost or found pet. The page is here. If you lose or find a pet in West Seattle (we’ll include White Center or South Park on request), please email us at with description, contact info (phone number is best), photo if available, and we will post it. When you tell us there’s been a reunion, we’ll update to mark the listing “reunited.”

LOST & FOUND, NON-PETS: We added this section a few years ago at readers’ request. Lose or find keys, jewelry, a sweater, or … ? You can see the posts by going here. This is a self-post section in the WSB Community Forums, so it requires a login – if you don’t have one, you can get one by using the box on the right sidebar if you’re on desktop/laptop/tablet, and by going here if you’re on a phone. (You can also use your WSB Forums login for posting in the other sections, such as posting a free job listing, but no login is required for reading.)

LOST/FOUND ITEM THAT WAS PROBABLY STOLEN AND DUMPED: If you find something that is unlikely to have been simply lost/misplaced – purse, bicycle, etc. – we usually include those in West Seattle Crime Watch, so please email us the info (and photo if available) although you are welcome to post on the Lost & Found page too.

Thanks to everybody who’s used these features over the years! We’re planning on a couple more WSB FYIs this holiday weekend.

3 Replies to "WSB FYI: How to use our Lost & Found pages - pets and non-pets"

  • Auntie January 1, 2021 (7:05 pm)

    I would like to remind those readers who participate in NextDoor, that while that is a great site, the West Seattle Blog has a lot more readership. So if you lose or find a pet, please be sure to post it here!

    • WSB January 1, 2021 (7:28 pm)

      Thank you. Also re: microneighborhood-specific platforms/lists/etc.: No membership required for reading here; no algorithms deployed.
      Also, pets may cross boundaries, and if you just post in the list for Microneighborhood A, someone may find your pet/item/etc. in Microneighborhood B. Found pets also often are brought to vets’ offices, and they may not have access to whatever list/board/group was used, but they all know about the WSB page, and we often hear from them if a furry friend is found – TR

  • Bonnie January 1, 2021 (8:58 pm)

    Got my keys back TWICE this year through the lost and  found on the WSB!

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