Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"We still are not entirely clear what happened, but around 4:30 am one Saturday we heard a cat make a distressed meow outside our bedroom window. We heard leaves rustle and then one of our dogs ran out of the dog house and started barking. All our kitties are inside, but we called out to our dog to be still and then ran out into the yard to try and see what cat may be in distress.
When I came in to get a flashlight and turned on the light in the dining room I saw a giant hole torn in the screen and knew something terrible happened. We located our other two kitties, but NO LEXI! Upon sunrise we saw a spray of urine on the outside shutter (there’s a feral Tom in the area) so we assumed Lexi may have gone after him for spraying the window. Or since he’s sweet as pie he may have rubbed his head too hard on the screen and fallen out.
He’s such a timid boy that I’m certain he was terrified and having never been outside was frozen in hiding despite hearing us search for him. PawBoost was awesome in connecting so many other fur parents to us that sent encouraging words, prayers and tips, letting us know we weren’t alone in our search for our baby.
He finally came home on his own after one week despite the fact that the water department was making all kinds of crazy noise fixing a leak at the front of our property. Lights, back hoes, talking, and pounding. I was certain he would be so terrified from that chaos we would NEVER see him again. But like a precious miracle, there he was! I’m confident the many PawBoost members sending prayers and good vibes played a role in him finding his way home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lexi's alert. He’s very tired after his grand adventure, but is perfectly healthy and sleeping like a baby.
"Pikachu was let out to sit on our porch as he always does one night. My husband came in, but Pikachu did not. By 1am I realized something was wrong. He was not under my feet and making his normal low vocalizing, nor was he on the porch staring through meowing. After 8 days, while cleaning off my dining table and talking with my daughter, I heard his distressed meow. It stunned me and as I looked through my double sliders to my deck and he was just staring very distraught and meowing.
For a split second I thought Pika was one of my other two, but I have kept them indoors the entire time he was missing. Once I realized it was him I ran to open the door for him. He was very very happy to be home. PawBoost put me in direct contact with real people who wanted to help and support me by offering prayers, shares and reunion stories. This really gave me peace of mind that everything would be ok, especially when I felt hope was running low."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pikachu's alert. Pikachu is home safe and sound after 8 days!
"Oliver scooted out onto the back deck at twilight when his mom (me) was taking out his dog-sister Molly for her evening stroll. I never saw Oliver venture outside and never meant for him to be out there. The next morning, I realized that Oliver was gone when he didn't wake me up with his gentle purring as usual. Horror set in when I realized that it was ME who may have inadvertently locked him out!
I searched all of his hiding places in the house and was heartbroken when I realized what must have happened. Oliver is an indoor cat who was rescued when he was just a small kitten. He has no outdoor skills. I searched my neighborhood and he was nowhere to be found. After I placed a PawBoost alert, I immediately received an email with tons of great hints to help me find Oliver. I followed the suggestions and placed his favorite pillow, food, and his litter box out on the deck.
The next morning, the food was gone and there were black hairs on the pillow. The next twilight, I went out with a flashlight and there he was on the lawn by the deck. The evening I found Oliver he was shaken but unharmed. At first he acted as if he was angry with me and kept away but soon after he has been like velcro, never leaving my side, purring and asking me to rub his ears as usual. Thank you for all of the great suggestions that helped me to find Oliver!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oliver's alert. Reunited after 2 days!
"Tiny likes the outdoors ALOT. It's where she spends the majority of her day. The day after 4th of July however, she never came back after calling her name for hours on end. I ended up searching the entire neighborhood for her and to no avail. She just disappeared.
About 3 months later, I let my little Chihuahua out in the backyard for a little restroom break, and out of nowhere comes Tiny through a hole in one of our fences. She was walking like she never left. Honestly I couldn't believe it. Like a daughter sneaking out late at night to go to a party just to return like it's no big deal.
She came back without any injuries or signs of struggle, but she was skinnier than I remember her to be. She returned without a collar around her neck as well. Her fur was strangely not dirty at all. It was shiny and clean. I let her in and she immediately went to the kitchen and started eating anything she could find, dry cat food and the wet dog food.
I didn't want to feed her too much since I didn't know when the last time she had a good meal, and could possibly injure her in the process if I just let her have a welcome back buffet. She did however, spend the day eating in short breaks and sleeping. She hasn't tried to run off since."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tiny's alert. Tiny seems to be fond of the indoors more than ever now :)
"Quiggly got out of the house. I shared the PawBoost post on another Facebook lost pet page that I had found. I swear I had posted him on every lost pet page I could find! And within minutes someone commented that they had seen a cat posted on the American Humane Society's site found section that looked like Quiggly.
I went to the AHS site and a new found listing had been shared that included a distant photo of a cat walking across a yard. The photo wasn't close but I hadn't seen ANY found photos that even resembled Quiggly and this one did, sort of. So I called, texted, and emailed the finder (it was about 9:30PM) and she called the next morning.
I described Quiggly to her and it could possibly be a match. I was hopeful but not super hopeful as he was 9.5 miles away! I drove to her house and instantly knew it was Quiggly! I even recognized his meow when she went to get him. I shared a description and a marking that only his owner would know about and this cat had that marking.
I was incredibly thankful and home we went! He was gone for 10 days and was found chasing a mouse 9.5 miles away. That mouse was fast and had stamina! Miracles happen and prayers are answered. Thank you everyone!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Quiggly's alert. Shoutout to the family who cared for him until he was reunited with his family :)
"Aria slipped out the front door unnoticed as trash was being taken out. This little girl has been indoor only her entire life. A kind neighbor saw her wandering around scared and knew she wasn’t typically an outdoor cat. She was able to get Aria inside her home and kept her safe overnight with food and water.
In the morning our neighbor reported a found cat to the apartment complex and we were notified immediately. She was missing for a little over ten hours. It is typical to put out flyers which we were in the process of doing, but word spreads so much faster electronically through social media sites. It was comforting to know people living nearby could see our post ASAP."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Aria's alert. Welcome home Aria :)
"Our 2 pugs are house dogs and generally just go into our gated back yard for exercise and to take care of business. Unknown to us, one of our gates was loose and she wandered out. She has poor eyesight and hearing and lost her way, landing on a busy local highway, which lies about 75 yards from our home.
A kind couple traveling from Tybee Island to their home in Chapin, SC rescued Roux from the highway. On returning to their home, they brought her to Chapin Pet Care. Instinctually knowing she was a treasured pet, the staff searched PawBoost and Facebook. PawBoost connected us with people who have a selfless love and dedication to reuniting pets with their families."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Roux's alert. Roux, who has been by her family's side through some challenging life events over the last 10 years, is home with a full tummy and snoring as loudly as ever :)
"My brother’s girlfriend found a cat behind a dumpster at her workplace, but she had to get back to her shift so she texted him. He went and picked the cat up. All the shelters were closed, so we couldn’t check if he was chipped or anything. I put up a picture and description on PawBoost, and fifteen minutes later got a text from someone who’d seen the cat on their neighborhood site.
Apparently, he’d been missing for three weeks! The neighbor put us in contact with his owners. On the phone, the owners sounded ready to cry! They were so sweet when they came to pick him up. The cat recognized them right away and jumped into his owner's arms. I can’t believe we were contacted so quickly, the cat and his owners were reunited in just three hours after three weeks of separation!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this kitty's alert. Reunited after 3 weeks apart!
"My friend and I were out for our early morning walk when we spotted a small loose dog walking up the street towards us. The dog was not wearing a collar, but appeared to have likely recently gotten out as he appeared well-fed and was not in distress. However, he was not allowing us to get closer than 10 feet from him, so we began following him and talking to him.
He did not appear to be 'street savvy', and we were worried that he was approaching a busier street and might get hit by a car. Also, that area is known for coyotes and at that time of the morning it's especially risky. After following him for about 15 minutes and running interference with passing cars, he appeared to be tiring, so he slowed down.
At that point, my friend squatted down near him and eventually was able to pet him, but he was visibly shaking. We decided that I would head back to her home and get my car. When I arrived, she was still petting the dog. I had a blanket in my car, and she used it to wrap the dog up and get him in the car. He immediately settled and rode quietly back to her house where she brought him into the backyard.
We took pictures of the dog, which I posted along with the location where he had been found on Nextdoor. By the time I got home, I'd gotten a response from a woman who, among other things, suggested I also post on PawBoost. Later in the afternoon, I got a note from a woman who told me the dog was hers. I called her and verified a few facts that reassured me that it was her dog. Happy ending!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A huge thank you to these Good Samaritans for bringing this dog to safety :)
"Zeekee went missing on a walk and wiggled away with her leash still on and ran like the wind. She had only been here for a month since being rescued from Tijuana. She was spotted miles away from where she got loose, the first and second day, and then not seen again. We were so concerned she would meet her fate by coyotes.
My neighbors saw her initially and I went into immediate action, and my organization, Precious Pets Animal Foundation, posted on over 15 sites. We posted on our Facebook and Nextdoor pages and also alerted our friends on the Board of Los Angeles Animal Services and the Board of Commissioners. I organized a committee to search daily, every day for 2 weeks. We posted signs everywhere and all our neighbors went out looking.
We asked people to put water out in their front yards hoping their cameras would catch any sightings as well. Nearly 2 weeks later, Zeekee was found in the canyons, over 5 miles away from her home. She was in the canyons off a hiking trail. Her leash was stuck on a tree and hikers spotted her. She was brought to the vet and is recovering from dehydration."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Zeekee's alert. After TWO WEEKS, it’s truly a miracle that she was found. Never give up!
"Our front door blew open in the middle of the night and Fia (an indoor cat) ran out and hid under our front porch. In the morning, I realized she was missing and went looking for her. I quickly found her hiding under the porch but couldn't reach her, so I asked my husband to stomp on the porch.
Unfortunately, this terrified her and she ran away from us towards the busy street and out of sight. Despite over 10 hours of searching for her in every nook and cranny, she wasn't found. We put out food, her litter box, our dirty clothes - anything that could possibly familiarize her with how to get home.
My sister is a vet tech so I called her while searching for our baby and asked for ideas. She recommended PawBoost immediately. I posted Fia's missing report and shared it on my Facebook page. Within minutes, I had comments of support, love, and compassion from far and wide, and suggestions for the search. I felt like I had an entire community rooting for her safe return!
The second day of Fia being lost was very difficult. It was nerve-wracking looking for her as we were worried she hadn't made it through the night with all of the predators around. After a long day of work, we returned home once again determined to find her. Knocking on neighbor's doors and looking in backyards brought me to a home two houses down.
After scouring the backyard with their permission, I walked to the front of their house and saw a strange shadow underneath their porch. I shined my flashlight and saw two glowing eyes staring at me. I then realized that it was Fia! The amazing thing was that we had looked under that porch multiple times, including at night, hoping to see those eyes shining back at us.
With the help of our neighbors, we barricaded any opportunity of escape again. Armed with long sleeves and gloves in case she was ready for a fight. I army-crawled under the porch and grabbed her as soon as she was in reach. There were tears all around and a huge sense of relief!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Fia's alert. Her family is truly grateful to have her home safe.
"Meego flew out the door when I was going out. I thought he was in the other room. It was a heartbreaking 2 days trying to find him not knowing if he could survive the elements. My friend also had him on a different Facebook group for animals, and saw a post saying there was a Green Cheek Conure found and posted pictures.
When my friend let her know we were missing our Green Cheek, she contacted us and let us know Meego was being taken care of by our great officers of Upper St. Clair Animal Control unit. I was told that when the officers knew his name he came right to them. It was a great reunion. I am so thankful to you all. Meego has been snuggling with me.
It is so important to have organizations like PawBoost to post these missing animals to, so we can all look out for them. The sooner we find them, it could be a success story like mine. Depending on the outside elements it could be fatal to them."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Meego's alert. A special thank you to Upper St. Clair Animal Control for keeping Meego safe.
"Watson snuck out of the house when I came home from work one night. One of the tips I got from PawBoost's blog was not to just ask neighbors to look in their garages or sheds, but to go look yourself. Even though I knew our neighbors had already looked diligently, I also knew Watson was shy around strangers. So after a week missing, I started asking neighbors if I could take a look myself. That was the key!
I found Watson in a neighbor's shed. The neighbor had looked in the shed several times, but didn't find the hiding place under some old baskets. Watson made a very small noise when I called for him in the shed, but it was enough that we were able to track him to the back corner and find him, hungry and scared. He was very, very happy to be home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Watson's alert. Reunited after 1 week :)
"We have had Tiger since he was a kitten. We found him wandering the streets near our home without parents. Many people in the neighborhood know him because he is so friendly and lets people pick him up. Especially the neighborhood kids play with him. When he disappeared suddenly everyone was helping us look and there were many sad people who missed him.
He is an indoor-outdoor cat so we knew he couldn't just be hiding because he was afraid. He had to be trapped, hurt, seriously lost, or taken by someone. He went missing once before for a few days. He is so friendly and curious he went inside our elderly neighbors house and got trapped. We got Tiger a tag after that experience.
Finally, a woman who feeds cats on the streets in front of her house called us from the phone number on his tag. We are planning on getting a tracking device after this fiasco. I was crying nearly everyday worried that he was in pain, trapped or injured. PawBoost gave us hope and a place to direct our energy to take action to find our beloved pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tiger's alert. Reunited after 3 weeks!
"We discovered the lost dog while on a walk with our pooch. She approached us with her head leveled and the fur on her back raised, but I had the feeling she was frightened. We stood protectively around our dog but as soon as she determined he wasn't a threat she was all tail wags and licks, like she was relieved. She followed us home with a bit of encouragement and walked right in and had some water.
It was almost 8:00pm after we had scouted the neighborhood and no one knew her. We decided to try PawBoost because social media never sleeps, with the intent of putting her on Dove Lewis and Multnomah County's websites in the morning. Immediately after posting we got countless responses saying they would share.
Just before 7:00am I received a text with a photo of Sage and a woman saying she was her mom. Her young children had left the gate open and Sage had gone for a walk. She was anxious to collect her as her children were very upset. Sage knew her immediately and enthusiastically jumped in the back of her car like she had done it a thousand times before. Very happy ending.
The amazing part is we didn't do anything but post her on PawBoost. The amount of people that shared and helped reunite this family is touching. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost. It brought Sage back to her family in haste."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sage's alert. Sharing is caring :)
"This lost kitty found us by taking a comfy seat in a wicker chair on our patio. He surprised me one morning, by giving me a thorough verbal meowing whilst he sauntered off into the neighborhood. The next morning he made a repeat performance, but was so thin we fed him and he was ravenous! He captured my heart as he ate a full can of soft food and a full plate of crunchy kitty food in one sitting.
I came upon PawBoost by doing an internet search for lost and found animals. The site posted a lost listing for a kitty that looked like him, and I immediately contacted the owner. I sent him photos as both he and I hoped it was his cat; however, it wasn’t his cat. His boy is neutered, and this kitty is not. On the third day, after he devoured his brunch the kitty sat in my lap. He was chatty, tame, sweet, and had to be missed by his family.
Since I had photos, I decided to post this found kitty on PawBoost. Within a day someone saw a possible match. PawBoost’s posting on Facebook helped with both encouraging messages from well wishers, and broadened exposure to lost pet owners. This kitty’s human parents had lost him for seven days. PawBoost is a great tool fueled by compassion, love, and reuniting in these times that are too often fueled by division and hate."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this kitty's alert. So much love for this beautiful boy who was reunited with his pet parents :)
"It was a bright, sunny day so I thought would be great for harness training. As Isabella has been working with me on this I didn’t think anything of it, until a feral kitten came around and she got scared. Isabella flipped around backwards and pulled until she got out of her harness and took off under my truck's hood. I quickly tried to open the hood to grab her but she shot out and took off running behind our garage.
As a feral TNR caretaker my first thought was this isn’t going to be good for her at all with her history. Isabella was a feral who I rescued at around 4 months old back in January and have worked tirelessly to get her to where she was at the time. I immediately went into action and put out everything I knew to get her back home. I put out her litter box, favorite toy in her carrier and as the days drew on I kept getting more anxious.
She appeared each night on the security cameras and I had posted up flyers everywhere. As the days drew on I got more concerned for her health and safety, so I’d put out even more of her belongings. After compassionately battling the ferals, I put food out in the back for them so Isabella could feel safe up front. Six days later, I felt like hope had been lost as I still hadn’t seen her pretty gray face on the porch.
Then a few hours later, I see my Tortie girl go flying up to the couch to look out the window, where she’d been waiting for her sister. She was pawing at the window, meowing and trilling like never before. I thought 'ok, don’t freak out, she runs every time so let’s stay calm and offer a treat.' As I went to the door and shook her treat bag, I heard her little soft trill into a meow.
She was desperate that day. I asked my neighbors to not feed the cats for a few days. It worked! She was so hungry that she went right to the treat. She still wouldn’t let me get too close though, so through the cracked door I grasped her tail and shortly after her scruff and pulled her into the house to safety. She immediately let out a meow in my arms and started purring as if to say thank you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Isabella's alert. Welcome home Isabella!
"Rose went missing from inside Central Park. She was on a leash because we were getting her used to the harness for car trips. Something spooked her suddenly and she wiggled completely out of the harness and even detached her collar before running off into the bushes. We searched for hours and came back for two weeks straight with food and even humane traps and there was no sign.
Three months later, I got a call from a wonderful lady saying she found what she was pretty sure was my cat. Rose had made it all the way through Central Park, across two major avenues, to a block away from our house! The lady was a teacher at a local school and Rose had been going up to everyone to say hello.
Thanks to PawBoost, she was able to find my number and a picture of Rose, which unbelievably led to us being reunited after so long. PawBoost allowed me to post my info and a picture easily on social media, which led to so many kind people spreading the word. Without that reach and the wonderful community who shared and commented I'm not sure I'd have ever seen my little girl again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rose's alert. A special thank you to the person who found Rose and reunited her with her family after 3 long months :)
"Our 9 month old puppy noticed a dog-friend in his yard and barked until he was let out to greet it. I thought it was our neighbors' dog at first but it was a lot smaller. Plus the neighbors said later that they've never seen a dog like that around. I came back inside and used our leash and treats to catch the stray pupper. She had a collar on but no tags or other identification.
I asked our other neighbors if they had ever seen this dog and tried to get her to 'take the lead' to see if she could lead me home, which she didn't. The two local shelters I would have taken her to are closed on Sundays so I brought the lost dog to our home, fed her, checked her ears, paws etc. and crated her for her safety. I signed up for Nextdoor and found PawBoost and posted her picture with some details.
I had never heard of PawBoost before and I watched the post go INSANE on Facebook with people sharing, asking questions, and willing to help. Before midnight we had over a 100 shares. Hershey's owner called with some other info about her, helping us verify that it was indeed her dog. Her name was definitely Hershey! Her human mom came to pick her up and Hershey is probably napping on her own pet bed right now.
I was amazed at how effective and straight forward PawBoost is. I scrolled through and saw other posts of missing pets plus success stories/pets that were successfully reunited with their families. PawBoost can save a lost pet from being admitted to an animal shelter and increase the chances for the owners to be reunited with their pets. Thank you for being here for us pet lovers!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Hershey's alert. Hershey is so happy to be reunited with her momma!
"Ralph is a two year old indoor cat that just seemed to vanish from our home. He didn’t come to eat breakfast one Thursday morning with the other cats. I put signs up in the neighborhood, sent out an email to all the neighbors, and posted his information and ours on all the social media platforms locally for missing pets. We looked for him in every hiding place we could think of for 10 long days. He never responded to calls.
We learned from people that responded to our PawBoost post that most house cats hide close to home. I researched the topic and learned that they will stay in the same hiding spot for up to 10 days and won’t respond to calls out of fear of giving away their location to a potential predator. We left his litter box outside as well as his bedding and articles of our clothing hoping the scents would lure him back home.
We also left canned meat and tuna by the door, which the feral cats in our neighborhood enjoyed, but there was no sign of Ralph. On day 10, my husband and daughter saw him on the back porch and followed him as he ran and hid under the shed. They tried to lure him out and I joined them with a flashlight. We had checked under this shed several times a day with a flashlight ever since he went missing.
This time we were able to spot him disappear into an underground burrow. The burrow was under the shed within arms reach but not visible from the side view. We used the flash on a phone to look down in the hole. There he was looking at the camera! My husband held a piece of tuna in the hole and was able to scruff him and pull him out.
We put him in our laundry room to eat and get reacquainted. For the first few minutes you could tell he was still in fight or flight mode. After about 30 minutes he was calm and ready to cuddle. He took the time to greet each person in our family and rubbed his nose to ours. It’s as if he is trying to soak in your scent but we have learned he is actually marking us as 'his' with his scent.
We would like to say thank you to all the people who prayed for his safe return, shared his post, and gave suggestions for locating him or luring him back home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ralph's alert. Welcome home Ralph!
"My sister-in-law, Viviane, and her family live in Fairhope. Their home and fencing was recently damaged by Hurricane Sally. They kept their dogs, Loki, Merlot and Honey inside during the storm, so when the sun came out they wanted them to enjoy the nice weather. Their fence was damaged, so they placed the dogs on a run in the yard. While the other dogs enjoyed the run, Loki pulled a Houdini and slipped out of her collar and identification.
Viviane and her family immediately searched the neighborhood for Loki and no one had seen her. This is where I came in, I live in Arkansas and Viviane called me to let me know Loki was gone. She told me they had no electricity and she couldn’t even print flyers. I searched online and found PawBoost, filled out the information and submitted an old picture I had of Loki. The next afternoon I got a comment on the post.
A wonderful man named Kevin said he had Loki and to contact him to arrange pickup or drop off. I immediately called Viviane with Kevin’s number and information. Kevin even delivered Loki to my sister-in-law’s home. Our hero, Kevin, was driving home from work when he saw Loki and stopped to pick her up. He said he knew she was someone’s pet when he saw her.
This rescue would not have been possible without PawBoost. Plus, PawBoost allowed me to help, even though I was hundreds of miles away! PawBoost and Kevin were an answer to prayers for our family. Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Loki's alert. A special shoutout to Kevin for picking up Loki and searching for her family :)
"My mom left the back door open enough that Angel could paw it open enough to escape. She got out around bedtime one Sunday and I didn't notice she was missing until the next afternoon when she wasn't following through her usual habits/schedule.
Thankfully a girl and her sister were walking through the neighborhood and had seen the posters I put up. They saw Angel poking her head out of (whatever you call the tunnel things under the driveway) of a neighbor about a mile away and called me. I went to the reported sighting and through repeated calling was able to determine this was Angel, but I couldn't see her.
It took about 3 hours of coaxing with words and tuna, and eventually we had a neighbor spray some water through and I was able to get her by the scruff and pull her out. She was so shell-shocked she just shivered, cried and breathed erratically until we got home.
I took her back to my room and she immediately wanted to use the litter box. I gave her food and water and she paced and paced. When she calmed down a little I gave her a flea and tick bath since she was so dirty and I had no idea what exactly she was exposed to. It wasn't until after the bath when I swaddled her with a towel did she start purring again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Angel's alert. It's scary losing a pet, but you are never alone in your search!
"Mia went missing when we let our dog out one night to go to the bathroom, and she got out this time without us realizing it. She normally returns the next morning when this has happened in the past, but we discovered that a stray cat in the area attacked her and chased her away. We knew she wouldn’t come back since the stray cat continued to hang around our property the next two days.
We set out a humane cat trap to try to catch the stray cat and ended up catching Mia, which was even better! I was so worried and overwhelmed when my kitty went missing, and PawBoost made it easy to make sure I took the right steps to find my kitty as soon as possible. They were a HUGE help in finding Mia, and I am so thankful that I used them to help me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mia's alert. Mia is home safe and sound :)
"I had carpet cleaners at my home one Friday and I kept my pets in crates while they were here. When they left, they had opened up the windows and glass sliding door to help the carpet dry. I did not realize but the screen on one of the sliders was off track and Mozzie was able to push it over enough to escape.
It was probably a few hours later when we noticed he was missing. He is prone to sleep in my closets so he hides a bit. We searched until 1:30 am for him. Sadly we did not find him. Meanwhile, I could hear coyotes and owls in the arroyo behind my home. I thought for sure he was done. My kids and I were devastated. Mozzie is a pretty unique cat and would be irreplaceable.
I put up flyers and contacted the shelters each day. 4 days later, I received a call from the flyer. A young girl had seen Mozzie in my condo complex in the bushes by the pool. She tried to catch him but he got away. My youngest son and I ran out and lucky for us he came right to my son. It was the best feeling ever to have him home.
He was dreadfully skinny but otherwise very cuddly and very happy to see us. I had to give him baby food for a couple of days because he went so long without food and he could not keep it down. We are very happy that PawBoost helped us with tips and ideas to find Mozzie. Thank you to everyone who helped us find Mozzie."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mozzie's alert. Distributing flyers is so important to get the message out that your pet is missing!
"Ms. Priss is an indoor/outdoor kitty that has always stayed close to home. She usually stayed on our back deck most of the time. We decided to have our deck redone and when they tore it down, she didn't know where to go. One of our neighborhood cats came into our yard one morning and they fought which caused her to run away.
We got word that she was in another neighborhood so we set up a Havahart trap and placed a video baby monitor out in front of it so the neighbors could watch patiently. We caught another cat, but not ours. We drove down that neighborhood at least 5 times a day and night looking for her, but no luck.
It had been 9 days and I was on my couch on a Sunday morning when I heard a loud meow at the door. I jumped up and there she was safe, hungry, thirsty and tired. PawBoost helped get the word out to others about her missing and we are thankful for that."
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"Fig was being watched by a dog sitter that forced her outside. She got really scared since she is a recovering abused puppy. The dog sitter scared her so badly she jumped a 6 ft wall and ran. Fig was gone for 2 nights with no sightings. We received a potential lead which turned out to not be anything but worth checking out.
My sister and I were just going to move to another area when I received a call from a neighbor about 1 mile away from my house. Her neighbor had gotten an alert at 2am last night from their Ring doorbell showing a dog was in their courtyard. The people that owned the house that Fig was in were out of town so the person that called me gave me the address.
She also shut the door to the courtyard and gave Fig water and waited for my sister and I to come get her. We knew she wasn't far from home since she's afraid to be outside. While I was scared out of my mind PawBoost guided me through several channels to enhance my search with exceptional responsiveness. Thanks so much!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Fig's alert. Fig is bursting with happiness and has a full tummy, lots of water and already sleeping on her pet parent's bed!
"Toby went missing because my 84 year old mother took him for a walk and upon returning back to the yard she took his leash off of him. Due to her fading memory, she became distracted pulling weeds in her flower bed and Toby wandered down to the plaza at the end of the street. We drove all over the neighborhood but due to the rain and reaching nightfall we are unable to find him.
My poor mother was up all night worried. I started searching for ways to find lost pets in Lee County and the PawBoost website came up. It was a 7:00am when I posted Toby's picture on your website and before I reached my office at 8:30am I received a text from someone with a picture of Toby asking me if this was my dog as he had been picked up by Animal Services. I was able to get Toby home in less than 24 hours of him missing."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Toby's alert. A special thank you to all the professional folks at Lee County Animal services who were kind, compassionate and kept Toby safe.
"Milo followed me home while I was out walking my dog. I had seen him a few hours earlier and didn't recognize him as a regular cat that roams our neighborhood. He's still a kitten, he didn't have a collar and it was going to start getting dark soon, so I brought my dog inside and we discussed what we should do. I went back out and he was still there! So I just picked him up, brought him in and we took some pictures.
My boyfriend, Brian, posted to PawBoost, while I took him to the vet to see if he had a chip, which he didn't. We shared the PawBoost post on all our local community pages and Milo had a home for the night. A neighbor saw the post the next morning and notified the owner who contacted us initially through PawBoost.
Milo was back home before noon the next day, less than 24 hours later. Our pets mean so much to us, so any avenue that could potentially help reunite a lost pet with their family is worth it. It obviously worked in our case, so if we ever run into a similar situation we would certainly use PawBoost again!"
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"We recently moved and after keeping him inside for nearly 3 weeks we let him outside during the day with his collar on. He never returned home that Tuesday. He was a daytime only outdoor access cat, who would come in by dusk daily.
After missing for 35 days, a fellow cat lover saw his post on PawBoost and didn't recognize Jax in the neighborhood before. He texted me saying he thought it might be him and that he looked just like him. Jax had been hanging out nearby his house eating food out of his garage for his outdoor cat for several days.
I came to his home the next morning and called for Jax with no luck. I decided to call for him in the neighborhood. After several streets I found him!! We locked eyes and I couldn't believe it was him. I startled him and cried tears of joy at first, and he finally came running to me once I called for him calmly.
If it wasn't for PawBoost we would never have found our sweet boy who's home safe and sound! Never give up hope, keep searching, and keep spreading the word out!"
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"Peaches has always been a curious indoor cat and was accidentally let out of my front door one night while my roommate was unloading groceries from her car. I didn't realize this happened until about a day later when my normally vocal and snuggly baby hadn't been heard or seen in a while. I immediately got in touch with every pet finding service I could, including PawBoost, when I had the suspicion she must have escaped the house.
So many resourceful and compassionate pet owners contacted me from my PawBoost post and offered me help and guidance in my search. I owe my success entirely to one PawBoost community member, Estelle. She reached out to me and sent pet-finding resources, offered tips and suggestions on how to best search for Peaches, and even lent me her humane animal trap to set up outside my house.
She checked in with me every few days and gave me the encouragement and support I needed to keep my hopes up for my baby's safe return. One night, after about a week of diligent searching, Peaches finally came home and was captured in the very trap Estelle lent me. I don't think I would have Peaches sitting in my lap as I type this message without the unwavering support and diligence of PawBoost and its community."
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"Bagheera is a rescue kitty we’ve had for a few years. She’s blind in one eye and still skittish with strangers. I was worried about how I was going to get her to Montana but the 18 hours + a night in a hotel with our other cat and daughter's dog went ok. It wasn’t until I got here that it got dicey. We were renting a small townhouse for a week before escrow closed and Bagheera hid in the house, for the most part, all week.
Afraid, the night before the move, she ran out the door. We tried everything to get her back. At one point we were able to grab her harness from underneath a car and pull her out. But she was terrified, scratched and bit until she was loose from the harness. We couldn’t find her by the time we were packed and ready to move the 20 minutes away. I posted her picture all over Facebook's lost and found pages, listed her on PawBoost, called the local shelters and offered a reward to the neighbors, but nothing.
A month later a family thought they spotted her. I went over night after night and called for her. Nothing. I bought a trap and to my surprise, they trapped her. Only, it wasn’t her. It was another no-collared black kitty. We were devastated to go home empty handed. Fast forward and I get an email from PawBoost with a photo of a black cat perched in front of a tire with a matching description of Bagheera.
I emailed right away with my cell and the sweetest girl called me back. She was sitting on the pavement with this kitty hiding under her car. I raced over and it WAS her. Five of us worked for several hours trying to catch her until the sun went down and we couldn’t see. I left that night crying. We left behind the trap and her favorite food in hopes of catching her. But by the next morning, nothing.
I worried about her all day. At 6:00pm that night the girl called. They caught Bagheera in the trap. She’s cold and scared but they got her! It has taken her a good deal of time to acclimate. She’s still super skittish, more so than before, and she doesn’t recognize the new house, but she’s here and she’s safe."
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"I was mowing the lawn and my wife was inside cleaning the house one Monday afternoon. Our 4 year old has had a bad habit of walking outside and leaving the door open and sure enough it happened again right when we were both preoccupied. Sweetie has gotten out before but we've been lucky enough to catch her in the act and get her back right away.
This time was different as she was gone for nearly an hour before we realized it. We searched for hours but she was nowhere to be found. We live in a rural area and we were fearing the worst as a nasty cold front had just moved in. She is an inside dog and has practically no fur.
Three full days after she disappeared, we received a tip from someone that they had seen her about 1/2 a mile away the night before. My wife and I both had to work but we were able to go and search around the area in the morning. We were not able to find her at that time and we both had to work.
While working, my parents were still out searching for us. They put a plate of sausages down on the ground smothered in BBQ sauce in the same area she was sighted. Sure enough, within 5 minutes of that, she came trotting over a hill and right to the food. She was very leery of my parents, but her hunger was so bad that my mom was able to get a hold on her collar and clip her leash on.
In the limited time I filed my report, I received many tips and helpful ideas. It was from those resources that I was able to get the idea of leaving food out and trying to lure her in after the tip we got. The large social media campaign that was launched was also what helped with the sighting!"
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"Willie used to play with a neighbor dog that was a roamer at our gate all the time. One day he took off down the fence line and found where the deer had trampled our fence down a ways. Then he met me on the outside of the gate and they took off together into the woods. We searched all over and nothing. He was gone. Neighbor dog came back the next morning looking for him, but no Willie.
Almost 3 months after lots of tears and gas spent on possible leads with no hope someone found him 19 miles away. A week and a half prior he had been finally spotted for the first time a mile from our house. We camped out and used all the tricks in the book and never were able to find him. So when he turned up a decent distance away we were shocked since it had only been 10 days since he was spotted near us.
He was dirty covered in ticks and fleas, but he still had his collar on (bright orange, with his name and my number embroidered, highly recommend), but his tags were missing. Willie was found by the power of social media. Someone posted him and multiple people sent it to me and everyone came together to help me get my boy home."
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"We live in a rural area on a super busy road. We have 3 pitties at home and they were going insane looking out the window. I jumped up to see and thought I saw the backend of a white dog on the tree line. I went on the front porch to get a better look and saw it moving behind the trees so I grabbed a slip lead and some hot dogs and went closer.
He was nervous at first, a bit jumpy and wouldn't come through the trees. I sat down on the ground and waited a few minutes and called for him several times. He finally started to come slowly and loved the hot dogs! It took several slow attempts to loop him but once I did you could tell he was definitely someone's pup and walked right with me to our fenced in backyard.
This was about 10am at this point. I gave him some water and immediately went to my semi-close neighbors to see if they were missing anyone. No one was so I went to Facebook and plastered him all over tons of pages along with PawBoost. I made signs and hung them along our long stretch of road and posted one at our local corner gas station.
Shares and shares later, I got a message around 8:30 that night from Dok and he was her mother's dog!! I was so happy. The daughter and I swapped information because her mother doesn't have Facebook. The mother called and we arranged for her to come pick him up after proof of ownership with tons of adorable photos of them together.
She was so happy when she got here she cried and hugged me so tight! It was a beautiful day. She wanted to pay me and I said absolutely not, just let me get one more sloppy dog kiss before you take him home. He had slipped out and followed her down their long driveway and she didn't notice because he's never done such a thing before."
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"One morning, I walked outside with Chico on my shoulder and he got scared of some noise and flew away. We found him high up in a tree and tried to get him to fly back to us, but it didn't work and he flew away. At that moment I thought that was it and that I'll never see him again. I was so upset that I ran to the street behind our house and just ran where my legs took me.
Then I heard him. He is very very loud and it's hard to miss him. After searching I found him high up in a tree. I carried his cage there and offered him food, water and toys. The people in the neighborhood helped me by offering me water and kept me company. After 5 hours of sitting there and calling his name he flew away.
After that I went home very upset and worried. All night long I was so worried. My dad told me that I should post him missing on Craigslist so I did that. The next morning I got an email from a person recommending using PawBoost and MyLostPetAlert. So I did so. About 10 minutes later, Jeremiah replied to our post on PawBoost saying that he found our parrot and provided his phone number.
We called him and found out he lives nearby. We walked over to his house with our cage and some food. Jeremiah and his family were very kind and nice to us when we met them. He showed us where the bird was and we placed him in our cage. Chico looked very shocked and tired but he was safe. Jeremiah told us that he was out in his backyard about an hour before we came to his house and he saw Chico sitting on the tree.
He came over and picked him up and carried him into the house. 10 minutes after he found him he saw our post on PawBoost and reached out to us. We are so thankful for Jeremiah and his family for finding Chico. Thank you so much for supporting and helping us find Chico. He's really happy to be home and we're happy he's with us."
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"I live in a small town of Cherryville, NC. Normally when I let Blue out to go use the bathroom he does his business and he comes back in. This time he saw a truck and bolted down the street after it. I hopped into my car and followed him for about 1 mile and then he went over a hill and I couldn’t see which direction he went. My stomach dropped at that moment because I had lost sight of him.
Immediately, I searched the entire area for several hours until it got dark out and I told myself to go home and try tomorrow when it was light out. That next morning I posted to PawBoost and I instantly got like 200 shares in less than 6 hours. Y’all provided me with a wonderful eye-catching flyer to hang up so I made about 40 copies, and put them in plastic sheet protectors and hung them EVERYWHERE IN CHERRYVILLE.
As I was doing it I was sure no one was going to pay attention to my flyers, but it was only a couple hours later when I got a call from a nice young lady who said her husband had seen my flyer and that my Blue boy had walked into their yard. He had a hurt foot, but I’m so glad he is home safe again with me. I feel so blessed to know there is still good people in this world, and I’m very appreciative to all the people who took the time to share my post, and to PawBoost for all the help and tips. Thank you!"
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