Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"I almost hit this little dog when it ran out in front of me on a dangerous country road. It was raining and there were so many blind spots; I was certain he was going to get hit by someone else. I pulled over multiple times trying to coax him to me, but he was terrified and kept running up the middle of the road. I followed slowly for a while, trying to alert other vehicles coming from the opposite direction, flashing my brights and honking so they might see the dog.
I just kept praying the whole time that I wouldn’t have to watch this little dog get run over and that I would be guided to help it. Luckily he ran under another car for shelter that happened to be pulled over. I eventually was able to pull him out from under the car and get him safely in my vehicle and wrap him in my jacket, where he immediately relaxed and settled in.
First I took him to my local vet to have him scanned for a microchip. He didn’t have one but the vet tech did a quick examination and told me this dog was well cared for and probably had a very worried owner looking for him. It wasn’t until I found PawBoost that I found his owners. I filled out the form with as many details as I could about the location I found him.
The response was almost immediate!!! Within about 10 minutes, someone had replied to the post saying it was their in-law’s missing dog and added a picture of him for validation as well as a phone number. I found the dog one Saturday evening and took him to the vet to get scanned on Monday. I discovered PawBoost on Tuesday morning and reunited the dog with his owner by Tuesday evening.
If I had known about PawBoost earlier I’m sure he would have only been missing a few hours tops. It was the most helpful resource and I’m so grateful I came across it! This was also largely because the dog’s loving owners were actively looking for him and had a community of people helping to search."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. Thanks to this Good Samaritan who worked so hard to get him to safety and then took the time to try and find his owners. Because of his efforts, this little pup is home safe and sound.
"Mica went missing when she snuck past our kiddos' grandma, who was going out the backdoor to feed a neighborhood stray cat. She got past her and her cane and took off chasing him. We were told about PawBoost for listing and flyers. With the post alone, we had a nearby neighbor respond saying she had just seen her the night before, laying on her sidewalk. Since then we kept in contact each time she was spotted; communication was very important in this reunion!
However without PawBoost, we wouldn't have met this lady and would have kept walking by this neighborhood without even knowing Mica was literally right under our feet. Thankfully our youngest daughter is small enough yet old enough to help climb into the drain and get her. PawBoost was very helpful in spreading the word to neighbors who aren't as close as the ones who knew she was missing!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mica's alert and offered helpful tips. A BIG thank you to neighbor Tammy and her family, along with her neighbors who helped this family find their cat. And a HUGE thank you to their young daughter, for crawling into the drain she'd been hiding out in! Mica is now home safe and they are feeling so grateful and blessed!
"Dillon was in the backyard with our other dogs. Around 2pm, my mom noticed one of our dogs, Tomkin, had run in the house through our garage and she saw that her brother Dillon wasn’t with her. That’s when she noticed he was missing and she and my stepdad went looking for him almost immediately.
I posted Dillon's photo in Facebook pages for lost pets around the area that we lived in. I also posted his photo on PawBoost and it was shared on their Facebook page. While I was at work, my mom texted me that a lady named Becky was tagged in one of my posts about Dillon and she had found him that afternoon roaming around in the street. That’s when she pulled over and saved him from being hit by oncoming cars.
After that, she called my mom and they went to Becky’s house to get Dillon. PawBoost helped spread the word immediately and a lot of people that used PawBoost were able to share Dillon's photo and let others know. I also recommend Mid County Paws of Hope; they were the ones who tagged Ms. Becky in my post and led her to identify Dillon."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Dillon's alert. Thank you to Mid County Paws of Hope and to Ms. Becky for their role in this reunion. Dillon is now home safe and sound!
"I found this dog in my condo community and l was able to grab him and bring him home. He was sad the first couple of days and so l posted pictures in all the condominiums around my area, supermarkets, gas stations, on Ring, Nextdoor, and on PawBoost! I got about five calls asking if l could send more pics and I did, but unfortunately it wasn’t the right pet. Someone in my condo saw the dog pictures that I posted and when she saw him, she said she thought it was a lady's that lived in this area.
We called her and she came immediately to pick up her dog that had escaped three weeks ago! The owner had already given up because it had been three weeks since it escaped from his home. I was so happy to see the tears of joy when they saw their fur baby again! What a beautiful experience and I'm so happy to know that l was able to return the pet to his desperate family. Thank you for all your help!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. Thanks to all the neighbors and everyone who made this reunion possible. This little guy was gone for three weeks and is now home safe. What a happy reunion!
"We think Peanut was accidentally shut in a vehicle or trailer. He was found over 10 miles away, on the other side of a long lake with no access around it. The only way for Peanut to end up that far away was if he hitchhiked his way there. This also explains why he couldn't find his way back home. My husband Aaron and I were absolutely devastated. Aaron lost his mom to cancer in September, and we had just attended her memorial service the day before Peanut went missing. Losing Peanut compounded the grief we were already experiencing.
We've had Peanut for 7 years or, I should say, Peanut has owned us for 7 years! In September 2014, we were walking along the side of a country road and heard a small animal 'screaming' in the surrounding woods. When we investigated, this tiny black and white kitten came running up to us and climbed right up the leg of my jeans. We couldn't locate a mother or litter, so we brought him home and he's been with us ever since.
We would not have been reunited with Peanut if it weren't for PawBoost! The amazing woman who found him saw his PawBoost alert on Facebook and recognized Peanut as the cat that had been hanging around her home. She immediately called Aaron and emailed me, and within an hour Peanut was back home with us! I've never cried so many happy tears before.
PawBoost was the easiest way to get Peanut's information out to a large group of people in our local community. Peanut's post had 119 shares and so many kind and encouraging comments. A personal post by Aaron or me would never have received that much traction. It was also lovely to see how many pets had been reunited with their people through PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Peanut's alert. Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for Peanut over the past 5 weeks and especially to Barbara. She thought the cat hanging around her home was Peanut. It absolutely was, and he is now home safe and sound!
"My pet Spooky was being walked outside. When he was done doing his business it was time to go home, but something was telling him that he had to stay outside and go after whatever he wanted to search for. So he stopped when I was trying to walk, and slid out of his collar and dashed. I posted on multiple social media outlets, from Facebook to Nextdoor to PawBoost.
For five days it was hectic, but I was hopeful because everyday someone would find a missing or lost pet and they would post it to share. One night a lady named Lisa contacted me to say that she saw my pet on her camera - that he may be still around the neighborhood. We drove all around the area and had no luck. Something was telling me to check across the street from the original area he was last seen.
I screamed his name so loud many times. As I got closer to the next street, he heard me and ran towards me! He was howling and crying. It was such an emotional reunion. PawBoost was great because they actually do spread the word for you faster. It cuts down half the job of posting on everything on your own."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone for sharing Spooky's alert and helped his owners find him. Spooky was missing for five days before he was found safe.
"This handsome guy showed up on our back deck. He was hungry, but he didn't look like he was starving. He was also friendly, to a point. I canvassed the neighborhood, but no one claimed him. I posted him on PawBoost and other lost pet sites. A young woman responded through PawBoost and described her lost Duke.
I wasn't sure if it was hers or not. He did not permit my husband to pick him up, and he bit me when I petted him. But when she came over to look at him, she picked him up and he purred like a kitten. When she got him home, he headed straight for her son's room, where he always used to sleep.
Duke's mom had been looking for him for a year! It took a little over a week to locate her with PawBoost. The reunion was extremely emotional. A really happy ending. PawBoost would be useful to anyone with a lost pet. The information saturation was crucial to getting Duke home."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone for sharing Duke's alert. Because of everyone's help, this big guy was reunited with his people after one year. Thanks to the Good Samaritan who found him and posted the alert. When a young woman responded and came to visit, she found that it was her lost kitty. What a joyful reunion!
"I live in the mountains and went to Denver for some shopping. My daughter-in-law was happy to watch my Addie, as she works from home. My dog Addie is a rescue and very timid. When my son walked in the front door, she bolted. She was spotted several times, thanks to my posting on PawBoost. She crossed several busy streets in Denver.
We searched everywhere she was spotted, but night fell and our hearts sunk. I received a message the next morning that she was inside an apartment complex, and the gate was shut so she couldn’t escape. I truly thought I would never see her again. It’s a miracle she is safe and wasn’t hit by a car. PawBoost is the reason I was reunited with my dog!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Addie's alert, helped search for her, and sent messages of advice to her owners. Addie was gone for 24 hours and is now home safe and sound.
"We are guessing that Shimmer slipped out the door during the middle of the night, when my grandson came home from college. No one saw her get out; she was an indoor only kitty that had never before tried to go outside. A lady living nearly a mile away saw the PawBoost alert, and thought Shimmer might be the kitty she had glimpsed in the woods behind her house.
She went outside looking, and was able to capture a picture - at a distance - of Shimmer. She messaged me and sent the picture, asking if it might be our missing cat. It was Shimmer! Shimmer had been missing for two weeks. We had notified local animal control agencies and rescues, posted to lost pet sites on Facebook, and put up flyers all over the area where she had gone missing.
We went door-to-door asking if anyone had seen her, put out her litter box and a Chewy box that she loved to lie in, and walked the area - including climbing into ravines, scanning trees, looking under buildings and in drain pipes, and so on. We set a trap nightly, and my daughter stayed outside looking for her and calling every night until very late.
All of the other tried and true methods didn't work for us. Shimmer had gone nearly a mile away! She was hiding behind someone's home, and running into a drainage pipe when approached. She wouldn't let anyone near her. All of these factors made it very unlikely that we would have been able to get her back.
But within an hour of filling out the PawBoost alert, I got the text from the woman who saw her. Within an hour more, Shimmer was back home, safe and sound."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Shimmer's alert. Thanks to the kind lady who responded, saying she might have seen her. Shimmer was gone for two weeks. Within an hour of posting the PawBoost alert, her owners had received the text - and she was home safe with them in no time.
"Sonny got out, which he sometimes does. He usually runs around a few minutes and comes back. This time he did not; he was gone 48 hours. We had looked all over the neighborhood and knocked on our neighbors' doors to ask if anyone had seen him. Called animal control and reported him missing, and posted on Nextdoor. A friend suggested we post it on our county’s lost pets Facebook page.
On there we found the link for PawBoost, so I posted a picture on there - and within 45 minutes we got a call. Someone had spotted him and kept an eye on him until we got there. He was 8 miles away from home! We are so thankful for PawBoost and the person who reached out to us! We tried all the resources we could think of and didn’t know about PawBoost. We got almost immediate results!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sonny's alert. Thank you so much to Jill for spotting him and keeping an eye on him until his owners got there. Sonny is home now and they couldn't be happier!
"This cat literally found us! I heard meowing and pawing at our back door one night and when I checked it out, I found the sweet, black cat! She was so trustworthy and nice, right off the bat! My dogs were on the other side of the door just watching and the cat was rubbing its body against the window.
For her to be so calm around my big dogs and so comfortable with me, I knew this was someone’s fur baby! When I opened the door, she tried to come in, immediately! I posted the found kitty on PawBoost. A neighbor of the owner saw and messaged me directly, stating she thought my description sounded like her neighbor’s cat that she lost THREE WEEKS AGO! *spoiler alert* It was!!!
The owner had been looking for over 3 weeks for her family cat and had met a few other families, claiming they thought they had found her cat, but unfortunately she and her daughter were let down quite a few times. I posted on PawBoost and in less than 24hrs the owner had contacted me!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert. Thanks to the kind neighbor who cared for her while looking for her owners. This kitty was gone for three weeks and was reunited with them within a day!
"I was coming home and in my garage when Persephone flew out to my car to greet me. I had my arms full, so I called her to follow me as she usually does. I clicked the garage door closed and unfortunately that spooked her, and instead she flew under the door and into a tree. It was extremely windy out, so she didn't know how to fly back down and ended up flying further away.
I used PawBoost to alert the community and all day I was getting calls of sightings around the area. It seemed like she was flying around trying to find our house but wasn't finding it. Eventually a great Samaritan finally caught her in their tree and found my number and called me!! The poor girl was exhausted from her search for me but completely unharmed.
PawBoost was the easiest way to spread the word out to a large amount of people! I was so thankful for the amount of calls from concerned citizens I received! I felt like the community truly came together to make this a happy ending!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Persephone's alert. Thanks for all the calls and concern - and for coming together for this happy ending!
"Homie snuck out the front door as my husband was leaving for work one morning at 6. We spent hours driving and walking around and had posted on our local neighborhood Facebook page. Around 3 pm, I found out about PawBoost and reported Homie missing on your website.
Within an hour, someone commented saying they had him - and we were able to pick him up 30 minutes later! He was found 40 minutes away (by car) from his home and was missing his collar. Homie was missing for 10 hours and was found just an hour after posting on PawBoost. Without it, I don’t think we would have found him."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Homie's alert and helped his owners find him. He is now home safe and they are so relieved!
"Maverick slipped out of his collar around 9:00 at night. He is a rescue from Alberta and he didn’t know the area at all. We looked and looked but couldn’t find him. We notified PawBoost and got him the preferred listing. We got several tips at first, but then nothing.
We were getting used to the sad idea of life without Maverick and then someone called saying they were looking right at him! Two weeks later! We raced down to the Seaspan Ship Yard and looked around and there was Maverick! We are so happy and relieved for the service that PawBoost offers. It is a professionally run business and it works. Thank you."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Maverick's alert. Maverick is now home after two weeks away. He is very thin but unhurt otherwise. A big thank to you the Good Samaritan who found him and called his owners. They are so grateful for everyone who called in with tips and sightings.
"My garage door was opened inadvertently at about 2 am. It was discovered later that morning that the door was open and my cat Ginger was unaccounted for. I was away at work. I enlisted PawBoost to help find Ginger. I also used Facebook to contact my direct neighbors.
Ginger's rescuer knew that it was her from PawBoost notifications. When she called me I was out of town. I was relieved and overjoyed to say the least! Especially after losing her littermate sister to cancer just two days prior to her disappearance. Ginger wouldn’t have survived if it hadn’t been for PawBoost alerts and neighborhood watch. All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Ginger's alert. Thanks so much for the kind neighbor who found her and contacted her owners. Ginger was gone for three very long days and is now home safe. And they are so relieved and happy!
"My boyfriend and I had pulled into the driveway one evening, when we saw a gorgeous male Husky walking down the street, still wearing his leash. We called him and he immediately came over to say hello. We began walking through the neighborhood to see if anyone was looking for him, but it was fairly late and it looked like no one else was out. It was a cool evening and we could tell he was thirsty, so we brought him inside to make sure he wasn’t injured, and to offer him some water. After he made friends with our Corgi and Bombay cat, we set out to reunite him with his owners via the power of the internet!
We were contacted the next morning by his owner, who saw our post on Facebook and immediately reached out! The owner had been searching for nearly 12 hours, at first by foot and then on social media. We made the post around midnight and she messaged me around 10 the next morning. PawBoost was a big help. It was so easy to make the alert, and then to share it using the links provided. I was also able to share directly to social media and even promote the alert if needed, to give it more visibility. It was great!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert! Thanks to these Good Samaritans who found him, took care of him, and then did everything they could to reunite him with his owners. Thanks to their efforts, he was home safe the very next day!
"Felis bulldozed out of a temporary brick enclosure I'd made for him so he could get some sun outside. Seems I didn't build it strong enough. This was during our hurricane Ida evacuation. Just so happens a family member we weren't staying with saw that a neighbor in the area had posted something about a found tortoise via PawBoost on Facebook.
The day he went missing, I admit I wasn't sure what good it would do to post. But I figured it couldn't hurt. Well sure enough, it helped us identify him and make it known that we were looking for him to the kind people who took him in!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Felis's alert. Thank you to all the neighbors of the Chelsea area on Lime Street. It was a joint effort to find Felis and he was very well taken care of. Felis was gone for 22 days and and is now home safe. His family is in tears, so happy to have him back!
"Over the past few months, I had gone from taking Matty outdoors on a leash to letting her roam freely around the property, but she always came back after about 2 hours. Last Wednesday, we let her out and she climbed way up a tree after some squirrels. She was gone for about 5 hours when I began to get that sick feeling in my stomach that she wasn't coming home. I'd been praying fervently for her return, and I even had a dream that she was telling me that she would be home if she could, so I was confident that she wasn't dead or injured.
I think PawBoost helped in that a load of people offered their friendship and a few folks contacted all of the local shelters and veterinary clinics on our behalf. I do believe in the power of prayer, and I know that a lot of folks were sending prayers out for Matty's safe return. PawBoost is a great service and one that is highly needed in our community, based on the large numbers of both reported lost and found animals. Our pets are like members of our family, and when one goes missing, it takes a toll on the whole family."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Matty's alert, and who offered their friendship and prayers. All of the support and assistance was so greatly appreciated. Matty was gone for 5 very long days and is now home safe.
"I found these two walking together. I noticed them because the big one licked my hand and sat next to me while I was waiting to cross the street. So I talked to them, pet them, and asked them to come with me. They walked with me all the way home. I was then able to coax them into my yard.
PawBoost helped me reunite this pet. I was coordinating with the local animal shelter and they wanted a description of the dogs, because they believed they were dogs they'd gotten a flyer about. I told the shelter I'd posted on PawBoost and they were able to see the pictures and match what the owners advised them.
Thanks to everyone joining in, it only took a few hours to locate the owners. The owners had been searching since the day before, when the dogs got out. PawBoost was the reason the owners were found so quickly!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared these sweet pups' alert. Thanks to the local animal shelter for their assistance, and to everyone who joined in to help. They were reunited with their owners in a matter of hours!
"It was a Sunday morning when I got up and I realized everything was too quiet. From 6am Mittens would be our alarm clock; however this morning everything was silent. I got up and realized that she was nowhere to be found inside - and the only way for her to not be inside is if she had jumped down from our balcony. Which is exactly what she did. She was a full time inside cat and did not know anything outside.
I went looking for her everyday for 2 months but I always came home disappointed without her. A lady went to feed a colony of strays and on her way, she saw a cat run up to her car. She noticed that this stray was friendly and put her in her car. She then dropped her off at a foster's house. I was told to pick her up at the vet and I was so happy while waiting to go fetch her, only to find out that she somehow got out of the foster's house.
I don’t blame the foster at all, as Mittens is very smart. She knows how to open doors and windows. One night, a lady took us to go search for her with the help of an animal communicator. My mum and I were told to do something called the beam of light. We did. And a few hours later, we heard a very faint meow. As I walked closer to the foster lady’s gate, I saw a cat and it was her.
I immediately dropped to my knees and my sweet baby Mittens ran straight into my arms. When I took her home and let her out, she was so happy to see my sister and just be home. I’m so thankful to everyone who had supported and helped me. And yes, PawBoost helped! So many people saw my missing post and when they saw the post of her having been found, they noticed it was her and they tried contacting me.
Mittens was missing for 7 long painful months. PawBoost is good for anyone and everyone that has lost a pet. The more the post is spread, the better chance of your pet being found. The more people that see the post, then more people will be on the lookout. Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mittens' alert. Thanks to all the people who kept on the look out and who worked together to find her. Mittens was gone for 7 long painful months and is now home safe!
"Benny, Bailey and Bo got out of our backyard through a loose board, after seeing a stray cat walking along the top of the fence. We had just given them baths and they all didn’t have their collars on during the time they went missing. We knew for the most part that Bailey would stick with Benny because she never goes anywhere or does anything without him.
Bo is our sweetest boy who absolutely doesn’t like being alone or away from us and was probably so scared out there. The same day we lost our 3 doggos, we were reunited with Benny and Bailey! We couldn’t have found them if it weren’t for everyone who helped share our Facebook posts in the neighborhood groups!
A good man found Benny and Bailey a few streets down from us and followed them to the dog park on his scooter. (We go to this dog park a lot, so they were very familiar with the route/area.) We were able to get them from the dog park and bring them back home! As for Bo, he got separated from Benny and Bailey, we think as soon as they got out.
Bo always tends to second guess himself because he doesn’t like being away from my fiancé and me. We reunited with Bo after 5 days of losing him! We received a call from a man in Oakland who had found him and took him home (thinking he was a stray, because he didn’t have a collar on). He said he found Bo in San Jose (around where we live) and took him back home.
He then took him to their local shelter in Oakland and had his microchip scanned, and from there we were contacted. Then we picked him up after we got the phone call! We wouldn’t have had any success finding our fur babies if it weren’t for PawBoost and our neighborhood Facebook groups. We’re so thankful for everyone who shared and kept a lookout for them! Absolutely blessed to have our fur babies back together again!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared the alerts for Benny, Bailey, and Bo! Thanks to the nice man who found Benny and Bailey and followed them to the dog park on his scooter! And a big thank you to the kind man in Oakland who found Bo and took such good care of him while looking for his owners. Everyone was so helpful and supportive and they are just thrilled to have their three fur babies back home safe and sound!
"A friend observed the stray dogs running on a busy street in traffic. I joined her and we followed them until we could approach them safely. It took about 1-1/2 hours of patience and snacks to coax them into my car. It was too late to surrender them to a shelter. We took them to my house and set up my patio for a puppy sleepover. The pups seemed relieved to be safe and off the streets.
I posted on PawBoost and another follower of PawBoost alerted me to a lost dog post for the same day. I saw the post and became so excited. After sharing the post with my friend, we knew we found the owners of these sweet pups. They posted lost and I posted found early the next morning. They were reunited before 8:00 am. This quick of a reunion wouldn't have been possible without PawBoost.
I've experienced the anguish of having a lost pet. I also witnessed a stray dog hit by a car. We couldn't not try to capture the pups and get them to safety. It was a team effort with the owners, PawBoost, an alert PawBoost follower, my BFF, daughter and me."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared these sweet pups' alert. Thanks to these friends who got them to safety and took care of them for the night. And to the person who saw their alert and helped identify them. They are home safe now, thanks to everyone's actions and assistance.
"Yoshi is a very smart cat. He was able to open the screen door himself. It was a nice evening and I guess he just wanted to go for a stroll. This isn’t out of character for him, but he usually returns after a few hours. When he wasn’t back by the next morning, we knew we had to go searching for him. I posted on Facebook and PawBoost. I posted on as many local pages I could find.
Friends and family and neighbours shared my posts. One woman reached out to me and told me she saw him in her backyard! So we focused our search in her neighborhood! We ran into one of her neighbours and she told me that Yoshi had been hanging around with her cat! So we kept coming back to this neighborhood and eventually found him!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Yoshi's alert and commented and tagged. Yoshi was gone for five days - and he's never been gone more than a day! Thanks to everyone's assistance, he's now home safe and sound.
"Hank likes to roam outside and generally only comes in during the hottest time of the day. He is known to walk around the neighborhood and on multiple occasions will join me and my dogs for a walk. He was found about 3 blocks up the street. Being that far up the street is not unusual for Hank, but because he was not chipped and did not have an ID tag, he was presumed to be lost.
A wonderful neighbor 3 blocks up named Marilyn took Hank in and cared for him for over a week. I saw a posting on PawBoost, Nextdoor and Facebook from Marilyn's daughter stating how Marilyn had Hank at her house. Marilyn contacted me and we both met at the veterinarian clinic to verify that Hank was indeed Hank. It worked out because the doctor at the clinic knew Hank and had provided some medical services to him back in May of last year.
Hank was missing for a little over a week. I have a girl cat named Lilly who likes to disappear for a few days at a time as well. PawBoost is an awesome service and very easy to setup. There's nothing better than getting the word out and providing detailed photos that show the markings on the animal."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Hank's alert. A big thank you to Marilyn who found Hank and kept him safe! Hank is chillin' at home with his new collar and name tag and he has an appointment to get chipped. Thanks again for the wonderful community support!
"My dog spotted the tortoise on our property and started barking like a mad woman. That’s not typical for her so I looked out our window and saw Sammy walking down the front of our property. I went out to check on him and make sure he stayed out of the road, but I didn’t realize he was a pet species right away.
I contacted a rescue in the area to see if she knew what kind of tortoise it was and she told me to go find it again and keep it in a secure place and look for the owner. I found him in the ditch along our street and had to crawl through a culvert to get him out, because he wasn’t going to move on his own.
I’d never heard of PawBoost until I posted him on Nextdoor and someone there suggested PawBoost. The owner said he’d been missing the turtle for three days. My dad and I had him on the property for about 24 hours total, and he was happily reunited to his owner about 1/4 mile down the road from the property. PawBoost is a great added resource in helping reunite pets. I'll use it again and let my friends know about it too."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sammy's alert and reached out to help. A big thank you to this Good Samaritan who made such an effort to take care of this tortoise, identify it, and then find his owners. Sammy was gone for three days but was home within 24 hours after they found him.
"Pearl escaped out of our garage as we were leaving to go see my husband's doctor. We did not see her chase the car. She managed to go down Victoria Drive, across Iowa, and into a new housing area. Five individuals called us due to the flyers we posted with information on Pearl's location. A couple found her and corralled her in their backyard. They were kind enough to call us and let us know. My husband canvassed the area for six hours that morning and had spoken with this couple several times.
PawBoost's list of what to do - including not to panic - was of great use to us. Your information was valid, helpful and useful to us. Also it helped us connect with Michelle, who was remarkable during this challenging time. We posted the information on PawBoost, made flyers, and spoke with neighbors and others from this area. It was a community effort and we are so grateful to have Pearl home again."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Pearl's alert. Thank you to all the good people who read the flyer and called her owners. A special thank you to the neighbors who kept Pearl in their back yard. Another thank you goes to Michelle for her care, support and good words during this time.
"Zoe escaped from my daughter's home while she was serving as Zoe's sitter while we were at the beach. She was on their deck and escaped under the gate on the deck while my daughter went inside for a very short time. Zoe has NEVER been a runner, but my husband thinks she was trying to find me. Zoe is my velcro dog, even more so since she has gone deaf.
We posted on Facebook and Instagram and put up umpteen flyers throughout my daughter's neighborhood. The people who returned her to us saw information about Zoe on Facebook, I think. Social media played a HUGE part in finding Zoe. I found PawBoost via a web search. I had numerous people comment on the PawBoost alert, and many shared the information with others. Without social media, I'm not sure we would have gotten her back!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Zoe's alert and helped look for her. She went missing in a strange neighborhood. She was gone for three days and is now home safe and sound.
"This beautiful boy started coming around our backyard for snacks and seemingly adopted us as his second family. My wife came in one morning after her daily coffee run, and this dude strutted right in our front door, as if he'd lived here for years.
I came across PawBoost when I was looking to post an alert about a found cat. Luckily, there had been another post on a local lost pet search page. Someone recognized the cat from this post and now he is back with his family! It took about a week to find his owners. PawBoost was unbelievably helpful."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert. Thanks to this couple who cared for him and found his owners. He was gone for a week and is now back home safe!
"Sampson went outside on a pretty Saturday morning and I left to run errands. When I got home he wasn’t on the porch, and he never returned. A lady saw my PawBoost alert after realizing what she was trying to rescue wasn’t just a white cat but, in fact, a yellow flame point Siamese. Once she discovered that, she searched posts for a missing one and found me!
Sampson disappeared on May 22. I received a message and a phone call and went and picked him up on October 1! PawBoost always sent me an email at least once a week to update if Sampson’s status had changed. I always continued to post him as still missing in hopes that one day someone would find him, and they did."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sampson's alert. A big thanks to Sheryl and Peggy for helping get this sweet baby home after he was gone over 4 months! Never give up on your fur babies!
"We were scouting out in the desert off 395 in Upper Centennial Springs. It's very desolate and rugged. Gunner, our German Short Hair Pointer, was hiking with us and spotted a wild mustang. Gunner bolted after the horse and we could not keep up. We could hear him barking in the distance but could not find him.
We immediately posted Gunner's photo and information all over Facebook missing pet pages in and near the area. Someone on Facebook referred me to PawBoost so I posted here as well. Someone told us they saw him in their neighborhood 40 miles from where we lost him. We were hopeful, but it was not him. We posted signs and went back to the location several times. PawBoost gave us hope and exposure.
A family traveling down one of the very few desert roads 20 miles out from where we were saw our Gunner trotting down the middle of the road and pulled over to check him out. They called us right away from the number on his collar tag. His collar was almost falling off him because of the weight loss. This family was kind to pick him up and they happened to live near us.
They were on their way home, so they brought Gunner with them and we picked him up shortly after they arrived home. It was one happy ending! It was a miracle! Gunner was out in the desert for 7 days. We wish he could talk and tell us about his adventure. He was in very good shape, considering. Just real skinny."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Gunner's alert and offered messages of support. Thanks to the kind family who cared for him, found his owners, and brought him home to them. Gunner was out in the desert for seven days. He's home now and they are over the moon!
"Little man was roaming around with another dog around New York Presbyterian Hospital. My partner and I were able to corral him towards us and lift him up into our ambulance. The dog was in our possession for around 6-7 hours before we were able to get in touch with his family.
Within five minutes of sending PawBoost the dog’s information, I received a message from the owners - in addition to a picture they had of him - to confirm he was theirs. PawBoost was very efficient and got the family and their fur baby back together in a matter of an hour!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. Thanks so much to these kind EMTs who took him into their ambulance and then did what they could to find his owners. Thanks to their kindness and efforts, he was home in no time!
"Bonnie is 1 of 3 senior cats and 1 kitten who currently share my universe. I was doing some work on their private 'Catio' (a screened extension I built off of my patio). My 4-1/2 month old kitten, Fiona, seized the opportunity to hurdle over my shoulders and escape to my backyard and had me chase her around the side of house before catching her. I never saw Bonnie follow suit and begin her adventure, exploring the surrounding woods and neighborhood.
Since there are many natural predators in the area that she is unaware about, I immediately created the lost alert with PawBoost while initiating my own search of the area. Fortunately, after two hours of looking, I found Bonnie at a neighbor’s house, by their garage. She was taunting their friendly Golden Retriever that wanted to play with her, but she was hissing away at him. The hissing was a blessing, for that is what caught my attention and alerted me to her whereabouts.
I must add that, in the short time she was gone, I was so appreciative of the alert’s shares, comments and offers to assist, from those close to my community’s location. I was lucky to locate my furry pal on my own, but have no doubt that had I not, the exposure PawBoost creates would have led to a similar, happy reuniting, as well."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Bonnie's alert and offered their help. Thanks for all the immediate responses and offers of help. Bonnie was only gone for a few hours, but this support meant so much. And she had a happy reunion!
"Kiko was a stray cat in our neighborhood before she adopted us. She loves to go out for a couple hours during the day, which we thought was relatively safe, especially because she spends much of her time on the porch. The day she went missing she was let out at 10 am. We began worrying for her around 1 pm when she uncharacteristically wasn't around.
We received direct messages through PawBoost that led to our reunion. One message was a screen capture of a post on Nextdoor that showed our frightened Kiko. The other message was a direct message from the family who found Kiko in their yard and were keeping her safe.
I believe the family made the post on Nextdoor about finding our lost Kiko, and a third party who saw our lost cat PawBoost post and the found cat Nextdoor post connected the family who found Kiko to us. She was over six miles from home!
PawBoost spreads the word on multiple platforms, increasing the exposure of the alert. Also, the old-fashioned methods of posting flyers and alerting neighbors did not help in this case because she was found six miles away in a different city."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Kiko's alert. Special deep gratitude goes to Justin and his sweet family for taking Kiko in, keeping her safe, and reuniting her with her owners. Kiko's home safe thanks to Justin and his family and they have never been so relieved!
"My wife was on her way to work and saw Dwight in the street near a corner. It was a very busy time because there was a school nearby and there were a lot of cars. She stopped her car and called to him and he just jumped right in her car. Once we posted Dwight's information, it only took about 5 hours for his family to see it and contact us.
The owner had lost the dogs 4 days prior, when they weren't home and a wind storm had opened their gate. He was a long way from home and we still don't know how he ended up where he did, but we are so glad we reunited him with his family.
I believe that Dwight's mom Maria saw the posting on PawBoost around the same time her husband saw it on Facebook. Maria contacted me and I put her in touch with my wife. We think it really helped to get the information out to the community. Not to mention, it is really helpful that you can create missing posters from the PawBoost website."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Dwight's alert. Thanks to this kind couple who took care of him and worked to find his family and help him get home. He was gone for four days and is now home safe and sound.
"I got a new couch and donated the old couch to a former client. When the movers were here, we realized Belle was missing. Before they left, we asked them to look in the couch - which they said they did. A few hours later, frantically, I called the movers. They still had the couch in the back and said they’d look again.
We went all through the neighborhood every few hours, all through the night. Our family was just devastated. I was then told about PawBoost and put up a flyer and got so many helpful messages. A few people mentioned to make sure she wasn’t in the couch. Before bed, I messaged my former client to please keep an ear out for looking out for our cat.
At 3:30 in the morning, I got a phone call. My phone never rings at that time, so I immediately answered it. It was my former client and she said she was hearing a meow coming from the couch! My daughter and I rushed over there. We flipped the couch up sideways and had to rip the bottom lining off the couch but there she was! Just terrified and hidden. We couldn’t believe it. We are so happy she is home.
We were just lost and didn’t know what to do and we were so sad. It was so nice having the PawBoost community because it made us feel like we had help! This community is so incredibly helpful. And PawBoost helps with notifying all the animal agencies around, which is so nice. It’s hard to think when your fur baby is missing, so it’s nice to have that help."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Belle's alert and kept an eye out for her and sent messages of support to her owner. It gave her comfort when she was devastated and didn’t know what to do. Belle was missing for three long days and is now home safe and sound.
"Pig got caught in a live trap one of the neighbors had set. A neighbor saw my post both on here and the neighborhood app and she reached out to me on both platforms to tell me she saw Pig at one of the shelters. So I went and picked him up! I'm very thankful for PawBoost because it helped reunite us within hours of posting. Time is of the essence in these situations, so I can't express enough how much help this was!
Pig was missing for almost 3 days. The vet clinic told me to check on the neighborhood app and when I posted there, someone told me about PawBoost. Once I posted here, it went all over Facebook. Within an hour I had relocated Pig, thanks to both websites working together to help me! PawBoost is set up brilliantly and is very helpful. It's almost essential for people to have in order to connect everyone very quickly to reunite pets and their humans again!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Pig's alert. Thanks to the nice person who contacted Pig's owner to say that her cat was 20 miles away at a shelter! Pig was gone for nearly three days and is home safe now!