It is always important to request proof of ownership because someone may just like the look of the pet that you found and you want to make sure you get it home to its proper family.
If someone messaging you is saying that you have their pet, you can request for them to bring/show some proof of ownership. Shelters will typically require 2 forms of proof including but not limited to:
- Vet records
- Photos of the pet
- Microchip registration
- ACK registration (if pure breed and registered)
It can also be helpful to have them print the Petco Love Lost Found listing and bring it with them.