We Are Pawboost

This is our story

It all began with a dog.

One evening in September of 2014, disaster struck. Ramsay – the dog/beloved child of Clayton’s friend – got hit by a car, spooked, and bolted off into the night.

Ramsay was nowhere to be found.

Pawboost Story: Ramsay lost dog

The search was on.

They searched late into the night, spending hours knocking on doors, driving the streets, calling out Ramsay’s name.


Ramsay returns!

In the early hours of the morning, a miracle happened. Ramsay came home on her own – shaken, but unhurt.

But what if...?

The whole experience left an impression. What if they hadn't been so lucky, and Ramsay hadn't come home on her own? Could there be a better way to alert the community, instead of relying on methods that have been around since the 1950s?

PawBoost was born

Facebook Ads + Lost Pets

Clayton teamed up with his friend and tech whiz Tim to build that better way. PawBoost uses Facebook to get lost & found pet alerts in front of the local pet lovers who want to help. PawBoost Alerts are now seen millions of times every single day, leading to thousands of happy reunions.

84,274 reunited pets and counting!

About Us

Clayton Gladieux


Clayton has a background in marketing. When not working on PawBoost, he can be found chilling on his front porch with a lap-full of his cat, Socks.

Tim Kijewski


Tim brings a passion for building cool tech with a good cause. A graduate of NC State's Engineering program (Go Pack!), he is our resident pet-sitter and foster parent.

Katie Lee

Design + Marketing Specialist

Growing up, Katie always wanted a pet beagle. Her dreams finally came true when Duke won the NCAA championship, and her mom let her adopt a beagle as part of a bet!