Address and opening hours:

Viikki Animal Shelter
Koetilantie 13
00790 Helsinki

When using a navigator, type in Viikin löytöeläintalo as your destination rather than the street address.

Mon-Fri: 8am–7pm
Sat, Sun and Holidays: 9am–4pm

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Pets found in the Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi areas are taken to Viikki Animal Shelter. The found animals pages are updated frequently, so they are up to date:

Cats found
Dogs found
Other animals found

It’s not possible to adopt a pet through the Viikki Animal Shelter. Animals whose owners cannot be reached within 15 days will be transferred to the ownership of HESY ry and will be rehomed in accordance with HESY’s policies. You can get to know HESY’s home-seeking pets via this link


If your pet is missing, report your lost pet to a local animal shelter. Viikki Animal Shelter serves as a shelter for lost and found pets in the Helsinki metropolitan area. If you’ve lost a pet in the area of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen or Kirkkonummi or near the border of these municipalities, please contact us. You can report the missing pet to us via
contact form
– email:
– phone 040 1980 778 (Mon–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat, Sun and holidays 9am–4pm)

Please report
– Species, breed, sex, coloring, size and other information to help identify the animal. If possible, also provide us with a photo of the animal.
– Date when pet went missing
– Place where pet went missing
– Your name and contact details

Follow the Lost and Found Pets page on our site: We update the found pets daily.
Please let us know when your pet is found so we can delete your listing. The notice of a missing pet is valid for 3 months. If your pet is still on the run after three months, be sure to resubmit your report to us.

You may also want to post about a lost pet on some of your local social media channels. There are active Facebook groups for missing pets such as Karkurit – Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa.


If you find an animal, wait a moment on site in case the owner is nearby looking for it. If the animal has a collar, check it for the owner’s contact information. You can also ask passers-by if the animal is familiar in the area.

Report the animal to the local animal shelter. If you have found a pet in the area of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen or Kirkkonummi, please contact us via
contact form
– email:
– phone 040 1980 778 (Mon–Fri 8am–7pm, Sat, Sun and holidays 9am–4pm)

Contact us for further instructions. It’s also a good idea to report the discovery of an animal on some of the social media channels in your area and leave paper notices nearby. If it ’s possible for you to take the animal to your own home for a while to wait for the owner to be found, you can do so. If the owner is not found soon or it’s not possible for you to keep the animal, take the animal to the animal shelter during opening hours. If you need help with the transportation of the animal, HESY does animal transport 9am–4pm during weekdays, call 09 54 200 100.