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- June
2022
Posted By : PawBoost
PawBoost FAQs

PawBoost FAQs

How does PawBoost work? Find answers to common questions below.

What is PawBoost?

PawBoost is like an AMBER Alert for lost pets. We help reunite lost pets with their families by quickly raising huge local awareness.

Millions of people have joined our Rescue Squad by signing up for localized lost & found pet alerts, and thousands of lost & found pets are reported to PawBoost daily. Most importantly, PawBoost has helped reunite over 1 million lost pets with their families.

Posting to PawBoost is free, with optional premium services available. Lost or found a pet? Put out your free alert by filling out a report on our website or by downloading our mobile app.

What is the Rescue Squad?

The Rescue Squad is the group of over 6 million pet lovers who have signed up for our local lost & found pet alerts:

  • Over 4.5M people follow or have joined one of our local lost & found pet Facebook Pages or Groups
  • Over 1.5M are subscribed to our localized email alerts
  • Over 100k have installed our mobile app
  • PawBoost is international, with active Rescue Squad in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil

Want to help reunite lost pets with their families? Join the Rescue Squad today.

How do I post a lost or found pet to PawBoost?

You can post a lost or found pet by filling out a report on the homepage of our website, or by downloading our mobile app and tapping the ‘Report Pet’ button.

What is PawBoost’s success rate?

Our success rate varies depending on where the pet went missing, how long the pet has been missing, the time of year, the type of pet, and many other factors.

On average, 50-55% of people who post a lost pet to PawBoost later update the pet to ‘reunited’. Of those reunions, 25-30% of people attribute the success to PawBoost (updated June 2022).

What happens when I post a pet to PawBoost?

Posting to PawBoost adds your pet to our lost & found database and puts out a free alert. Optional premium services are available to increase the alert’s reach. Read on to learn about our free and premium lost & found pet alert services.

What free services does PawBoost offer?

It is 100% free to post a lost or found pet to PawBoost. When you post a pet to PawBoost, here’s what happens for free:

PawBoost Listing

Add your pet’s listing to the largest and most active lost & found pets database in the world.

Remember to keep us in the loop! If your pet is still missing after a week’s time, you will receive an email asking for a status update. Marking your pet ‘still missing’ from this email will bump them to the top of our lost & found.

Did you know? You can keep your pet pinned to the top of our lost & found with our Featured Pet premium service.

Facebook Post

Every pet reported to PawBoost gets a free post to the lost & found pets Facebook Page for their area. For example, if a pet is reported missing in Raleigh, NC, it will be posted to our Raleigh, NC – Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets Facebook Page.

Collectively, over 4.5M pet lovers follow one of our local lost & found pet Facebook pages. These good samaritans want to help you spread the word by sharing your pet’s alert with their social networks, leading to more local awareness and more happy reunions.

Email Blast

Every pet reported to PawBoost gets an email blast to the Rescue Squad in their area.

Over 1.5M people have subscribed to our local lost & found pet email alerts. Odds are, there are many active Rescue Squad members in your own community.

Did you know? PawBoost sends over 20M alert emails every month!

Mobile Alerts

We’ll send instant push notifications to local Rescue Squad who have downloaded the PawBoost mobile app. It’s the fastest way to get notified about lost & found pets reported near you.

Missing Poster

Good old-fashioned missing posters still work after all these years!

After you report a pet, you can log into your pet’s dashboard to download a printable lost pet flyer that you can post around your neighborhood.

What premium services does PawBoost offer?

PawBoost offers premium services that increase the impact of our lost & found pet alerts. Read below for info on our premium services and what they cost.

Facebook Ads ($44.99 – $99.99 per week)

Advertise your lost pet’s alert to local people on Facebook. Our original and best-selling premium lost pet recovery service.

When you purchase this premium service, a locally-targeted Facebook ad campaign is launched for your lost pet. The ad campaign boosts your pet’s Facebook post so that it gets seen by several times as many people as the free post would have.

The Facebook post will show up as a ‘Sponsored Post’ in the Facebook feeds of thousands of local people. And it will continue to show up in their Facebook feeds as long as the ad is running.

Instagram Alerts ($50 per week)

Advertise your lost pet’s alert to local people on Instagram. Reach a younger demographic on the popular mobile platform.

Best when used in conjunction with Facebook Ads to maximize local reach. Your pet’s post will continue to show up in the Instagram feeds of local people as long as the ad is running.

Feature your pet at the top of our lost & found pets database. Pin your pet to the top for your entire city, or even your entire state. Anyone searching our lost & found pets database in that area will see your pet first.

Homepage Spotlight ($250 per week)

Feature your lost pet directly on our homepage. Our homepage gets over 80,000 hits per week. This is the primary page on our website people go to report a lost or found pet.

Does PawBoost work with local municipal shelters or humane societies?

Yes, PawBoost is partnered with animal shelters and humane societies across the country. Partnered organizations have their stray pets automatically added to our lost & found pets database.

If you think one of these strays might be your pet, you can contact the shelter by clicking the ‘Contact’ button on the pet’s listing page.

Are you affiliated with an animal shelter or humane society? Apply for partnership here.

How do I cancel my paid advertisement subscription?

1. Log in to your PawBoost Account

2. Click on “My Pets”

3. Select “View Dashboard” for the pet profile

4. Select “Manage Subscriptions”

5. Click “Cancel Subscription”

How do I update my pet profile to a different status such as Reunited, Surrendered, etc.?

1. Log in to your PawBoost Account

2. Click on “My Pets”

3. Select “View Dashboard” for the pet profile

4. Click “Report Reunited” (note: this will give multiple options to change the pet status, not just reunited)

How do I remove my post, account, or pet profile from PawBoost?

You will need help from a PawBoost team member to do this! Please email our Support Team for assistance. support@pawboost.com


Have other questions? We’re here to help 365 days a year. Ask away at help@pawboost.com.

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