Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Blue got out of our front yard when my husband was repairing our sprinkler system. We didn't realize she was out and a neighbor saw her and tried to call to her but scared her away. We are new to the neighborhood and our neighbor didn't realize she was our dog.
The neighbor posted an alert to Nextdoor, I found the alert about a hour and a half later and immediately began looking for her. She went missing at 4:50 pm on a Thursday night. We looked until after midnight and resumed our search Friday morning at 6 am.
Our neighbors were wonderful looking for her at all hours and continually giving me updates. I had lost much hope by Friday night when neighbors spotted coyotes in our area. I sent my husband out to find the coyotes and follow them in case they found Blue.
Saturday morning we got a call from a veterinarian's office who had scanned her microchip. My husband went to get her and brought her home! Her story is that she ran to a local business parking lot and was taken home by an employee about 40 minutes after she went missing.
She was never alone, never cold outside and never in danger of coyotes or javelinas. The employee brought her to his vet on Saturday (about 8 miles away from our home) where her microchip was scanned and I was called.
PawBoost gave us many helpful tips and made us feel supported and like we were doing something to get our dog home. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost a pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Blue's alert and sent positive thoughts and prayers. Her microchip and the very wonderful family that took her in brought their family back together :)
"I opened the back door to check on the dog who I'd just let out to go potty. Maya took that 2 second opportunity to make a run for it, and it happened so fast I couldn't grab her. That whole evening my neighbor and boyfriend looked all over the yard and in the woods but no luck.
We went back the next day looking with no luck. I called local animal control, created flyers, posted everywhere on social media, put her litter out and anything we could think of. A few days later we put some food out hoping that would lure her back as well as her crate with a blanket inside for her to curl up in safely.
The next few days friends, family and neighbors helped look for Maya, but still nothing. Over the weekend, we put up flyers and expanded our foot search. Every day, I'd call for her both out back and out front of the house, doing a few foot searches after work myself.
Finally, last night, exactly a week from the day she went missing, I heard a noise at the kitchen window. I went to the back door to check things out. What do you know? Maya was sitting at the bottom of the stairs looking up at me with her big eyes, debating about coming inside. Well, the dog got excited and made an attempt to get out which scared Maya away AGAIN!
So we put some wet food out in the back of her crate and stayed inside and waited for her to come back. This morning, my boyfriend was letting the dog out to potty and he noticed that the can of food we put in the crate the night before had been out and was empty. The dog then went to sniff the crate, and he heard a meow. It was MAYA!
I got a bunch of shares from my PawBoost alert and even made a new friend out of it. PawBoost helps get the word out to a huge group of people I wouldn't have been able to reach before."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Maya's alert. She's now resting safely in the warm house on the comfy couch :)
"Luna is an indoor cat but we have a grassy area behind our patio that we take her out to occasionally - it's one of her favorite things to do. One Monday, we went out on the grass and then I told her and her buddy Ziggy to get inside.
I pay more attention to Ziggy because she will jump our patio fence so I didn't pay close attention if Luna came inside because she never leaves. The next morning, I realized I had not seen her all night so I began to search the house and that's when I realized she was gone.
When she was gone, we left our patio gate open for about two weeks. PawBoost gave me recommendations to leave items of clothing outside, her blanket and even her litter box so she could smell her way home, but nothing.
After two weeks, we decided to close the gate. It killed me, I thought I was giving up on her but she had jumped the gate before and has been at this location for over 5 years. We hoped she would find her way home.
A couple days before she returned, I put food out in a dish on the patio and noticed it had been half eaten. I had left food out when the gate was open and caught dogs eating it late at night but now the gate was closed so I wondered, who ate it?
I came downstairs around midnight on day 19 and every day since she had been gone I'd look outside at the patio hoping she would be there. I immediately looked at the dish and the food was gone and as I turned my head, there she was on the patio.
I opened the door slowly and she would not stop meowing. She came inside and meowed all night. I think she was telling us all about her adventure or what she had experienced. She was thinner but completely clean and not a scratch on her.
PawBoost gave me the peace of mind that there were others out there helping to locate her. In today's world of social media and information, it just takes one person to see her and call and PawBoost gave me hope."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Luna's alert. She returned home safe and sound on her own after being gone 19 days and her family is beyond happy :)
"Mango escaped via the garage door one Friday. We never realized he was gone until later that evening. My son, Mark, frantically started putting up posters in our neighborhood and he included a photo of Mango on your wonderful website too.
A female neighbor telephoned us telling us she saw a cat who looked like ours a block away. Mark jumped into the car and took off towards where Mango had been seen or so we thought. When Mark arrived our wonderful, orange, fifteen year old cat had been spotted sitting near a car.
Mark walked up to Mango who recognized Mark right away. Mark lovingly picked up Mango and brought him home. Mango has been getting special treatment including extra food and treats since he appeared to have lost some weight.
What was interesting was after Mango arrived home he slowly walked from room carefully looking the room over like an amnesia victim returning back to normal. Mango did this in our dining room, kitchen, hallway, my office and my den. It was like he was recognizing the area all over again. Later in the evening he crawled onto his favorite chair and promptly went to sleep.
Thank you wonderful folks for the fabulous job you are doing. We greatly appreciate all your marvelous efforts. We would absolutely recommend PawBoost. Your dedication to lost pets is fantastic!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mango's alert. Mango is home safe thanks to some great neighbors on the lookout :)
"Shadow was being doggy sat overnight at my brother-in-law’s house when he escaped. My husband and I printed flyers, walked that neighborhood, knocked on doors, called out his name, and posted on as many online pet finder websites as possible including PawBoost.
It had been probably 9 days when a Good Samaritan called us and said they'd seen our dog hiding in the alfalfa fields. So myself and our son combed through 3 fields at 5:30 am until the middle of the day but nothing. My son saw something run out from the fields and into the next door facility but it was too dark and we figured it couldn’t have been him. Why would he run from us?
The next day, the same person along with others posted seeing him and searched for him. This time my husband went and decided to ask the workers at Amazon if they'd seen a tiny, black poodle and they immediately said that he’d been hiding there for days but no one could get to him.
My husband called out his name but he wouldn’t come out of his hiding spot. He called me to meet him there since Shadow is very attached to me. I tried and cried but he wouldn’t respond to my calls so I left him his blanket from home.
Then on the 11th day, I was supposed to meet a Good Samaritan to set up a trap with food and catch him. She had not arrived but as I walked toward his hiding spot I saw him laying on the blanket and staring right at me for the first time from behind the bars.
I was given lots of tips from everyone online about not screaming his name, letting him approach me and offering him food. So I tried to contain my emotions and the desire to run towards him and just softly talked to him. Then, he started walking towards me but stopping at times from fear and probably trying to make sure it was really me.
We never gave up and we cried for him everyday. I’m so thankful for the pet loving community. We couldn’t have found him without sites like PawBoost. I will absolutely tell friends and strangers about your service."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone that shared Shadow's alert. He's a brave, strong puppy :)
"I saw a dog in my neighborhood when I was walking my dog on Sunday morning. She was by herself and looked so distressed that I did not think that she lived nearby. I lured her with treats with my next door neighbor and she was happy to come home with us. She was wearing a collar but no tags, so I brought her to a Banfield Hospital nearby and they scanned her but did not find a microchip.
Then I posted signs around the neighborhood and reported her found to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSAZ), PawBoost, Nextdoor, my Facebook page and other local Lost and Found pet groups. I told PACC and HSSAZ that I could care for her while we looked for her family and gave them my contact information, but there were no reports of any lost dogs matching her description.
Since I have a full time job during the day, my next door neighbor offered to baby sit her while I was out (my dog does not like large dogs), she loved the extra attention.
On Monday evening, I reached out to a couple that walk their dog when I walk mine, showed them a picture of the dog and they recognized her. They were kind enough to walk me to her house. Unfortunately the owners were not home, but thankfully they were home the next day and they were very happy and grateful that I cared for her and brought her back home. I finally learned that her name is Ollie.
She is a rescue dog, just like mine, and they adopted her after losing a member of their family, so she's very special to them. I'm very grateful for the couple that helped me reunite her with her family, and my very jealous pup is happy to being the queen of the house again.
Even though it was word of mouth that helped me reunite Ollie with her family, I would recommend PawBoost no matter what. I believe that reaching out in all ways possible is essential to help reunite a lost pet with their family."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ollie's alert. She is home safe and sound with her loving family :)
"Spot went missing on a Tuesday evening. He's never not come home before and since he's an older dog we feared the worst. My parents went searching for him both on our property and sadly on the side of the road to see if the poor boy had been hit. There was no sign of him.
My parents let me know on Friday evening that he had been missing for 3 days. I live in Los Angeles so I left at 3 am to get up to the Yuba City area to help search for him when the sun came up on Saturday. Unfortunately due to the stress and lack of sleep we had very little progress and had exhausted all options we thought we had.
On Monday after praying a lot over the weekend I was inspired to Google posting about lost pets and came across PawBoost. Within 4 hours of posting leads started to pour in. The outpouring of support and love from the community was astounding.
All of the wonderful suggestions lead to more posts and I ended up seeing a kind-hearted soul had found him wandering on the street and was kind enough to take him in, and she had taken him to Sammie's Friends. I cannot express the sheer adulation our family experienced after seeing photos loving strangers had posted of him online trying to get him back to us.
I've spent half of my life with Spot and to go from thinking I'll never see him again, to getting to holding him in my arms within 24 hours was unbelievable. Thank you so much to PawBoost, to Denise the wonderful woman who found him, to Sammie's Friends for taking care of Spot, and to everyone in the community who shared their love and support.
The world is truly filled with wonderful loving people who look out for one another!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone for taking care of Spot and for sharing his alert. You have no idea how much this means to his family!
"Missy ran out a gate from our yard and she ended going up the mountain. She was found by a wonderful girl who called me as soon as she saw a post about Missy being lost. In addition, the finder, previous to seeing the post about Missy being lost, posted to several neighbors that she had found Missy hanging out on the wall at her house and posted a picture asking if her owner was known.
One of my neighbors replied to her right before I posted. My daughter and I immediately went to pick up Missy. Her brother, Buddy, was thrilled to get her home!! They were both found together as strays and have never been apart.
Without posting Missy as lost, it is doubtful she would have been home as soon as she was. Missy did not have on a collar or any identifying information. I did not know the person who found her nor would I have thought to look for her as far away as she was.
I would recommend PawBoost as it was a fabulous resource and avenue for getting Missy back home as soon as she was found. I would definitely recommend that if someone loses an animal to post as soon as possible rather than waiting hours or days. It worked out well in this instance!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone for all of your assistance in getting Missy home. After posting, she was home within the hour. Her family is thrilled!!!
"Both Sunny and his sister Minnie are outdoor cats and I usually put collars on both before letting them outside, however I was running late to school so I forgoed the collar this one time around 5:30 am. I came home at 5:30 pm which is normal for me on Wednesdays and the cats know this too as it has been routine for about a year now.
When I opened the door and called for them, Minnie came in right away but I didn't see Sunny. It was odd, but sometimes he's at the other end of the complex where I live so I figured I would just wait 10 minutes and try again, but to no avail. I walked around the complex calling for him for the next day and a half before reporting him missing.
Jump ahead 1.5 months and I received a call from a neighbor on the other side of my complex who had seen the poster for Sunny online and that Sunny was eating from their bird feeder looking rather skinny around 5 pm. I was at work and unable to get there until about 7 pm, but when I got back I went door to door and showed pictures to people who said that they saw him in their backyard a few weeks back.
So I walked around and called for him along with going door to door for about 2 hours and then I had this crazy idea of leaving him a scent trail to follow home. I thought that perhaps he got spooked out of his area and then got a little turned around and then forgot where he lived after being away for so long.
So I grabbed his blanket and starting from the neighbors house who had called me and started rubbing it on corners low to the ground at his height level all the way back to my back porch. When I got there he was meowing bloody murder to try and get in - he had beaten me home!
I would most definitely recommend PawBoost as their circulation is wide and the people who are apart of the community really care about what happened to you and your pet. I don't have a doubt in my mind that PawBoost helped share Sunny's image in order to be recognized and let me know where he was."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sunny's alert. Sunny is home safe and sound. Don't give up on your fur baby :)
"Tuffy snuck out of the house on Tuesday when the dog was let outside. We posted on PawBoost and read advice from community members. Immediately people began to share our post via social media and within hours we had over 80 shares plus notifications to the local animal shelters.
The PawBoost community said walking around the neighborhood shaking treats and calling his name was not likely to coax him home, and that was what we had been doing to no avail. Instead they said to coax him home with familiar smells. We read various success stories and other posts and learned what to do.
We put a kitty litter box Tuffy used outside. Then we left the garage door open 8" and put a can of tuna, dry food and fresh water just inside the garage. We put a stuffed animal he slept on sprinkled with catnip and a favorite toy inside. Finally, we set up a camcorder to see if he was coming in late at night.
For five nights he did not come home. Then on the sixth night he came into the garage at 2:30am. Now that we knew when he was coming in the garage we waited up for him. He came home on the seventh night but we were not able to coax him indoors.
Finally on the eighth night we got him. He is now safe and sound and scheduled to see the vet tomorrow. PawBoost was instrumental in getting him home. I would recommend PawBoost to anyone looking for a lost pet. Even though people did not respond that they saw him, the PawBoost community taught us how to use smell and food to coax him home.
Never in a million years would I have thought to put a kitty litter box outside or the other things we did. Additionally, knowing the word was getting out on our missing cat was very comforting. I'm so grateful that PawBoost is here for pet owners."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tuffy's alert and offered any advice. His family is so happy to have their baby home :)
"Katrina is mostly an indoor ten month old kitty. I saved her eyesight and bottle fed her at three days old. Katrina went outside Sunday morning while the church across the street was dismissing. The loud church bell was ringing and cars were parked all in my yard. By the end of the commotion Katrina was gone.
After seven days of scouring the neighborhood, posting flyers printed from PawBoost, checking local shelters and placing her litter box outside, I was giving up and heartbroken. At 1am, I realized there was one street in my neighborhood I never go down and had not checked.
I got out of bed and set out for my last look. With no luck, I turned and called again as loud as I could one last time. I heard a bell jingle. I called again and I heard a loud meow. As I turned I saw her leap from a tree and run towards me!!! I began crying harder but now tears of joy!
By reading suggestions from PawBoost I was reunited with my kitty that spent 7 long nights out in the cold. She has barely stopped purring and sleeping since being home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Katrina's alert. She is considerably thinner, but is eating a ton :)
"Princess has been our pet for 7 years now and she has always been a shy, gentle, reclusive, stunningly beautiful and sweet indoor cat. I don't recall ever seeing her outside for more than a few seconds before she would run back inside.
She suddenly went missing one Monday night or early morning Tuesday. Someone may have left the door open to let the cool air in and she wandered out to go on an adventure. When I woke the next morning and noticed she was gone, I panicked.
I searched all over the house repeatedly and I checked the front and backyard several times. Over the next few days I went out morning and night scouring the neighborhood searching for her, often with a flashlight in hand, asking all the neighbors if they had seen her.
I left food, water and a blanket outside the door for her so she could potentially smell her way back home if she was lost. For several weeks I would go to sleep and wake up with stressful thoughts in mind.
After the first month I had to come to the conclusion that she may never return, but I held solace in the fact that she left on her own. It was her choice and it was out of my control.
It wasn't until some time after midnight on day 71 that I was getting into bed and checked my phone. I received a notification in my email from PawBoost about a found cat in my area just a few miles down the road. I noticed the picture looked exactly like Princess!
I immediately put the person's contact information in my phone and asked for more pictures of the cat they found. After they sent a few more pictures, there was no doubt that it was her. Even though she looked a bit ragged and sun-beaten after over 2 months alone, I know what my cat looks like.
We arranged to meet at Petco that night and the kind, sweet lady handed my cat over to me completely for free and happy to help. It was such an amazing moment, and it was all thanks to PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone that shared Princess's alert. Wow! Princess is a survivor after 71 days! She is one tough kitty :)
"My elderly parents were dog sitting for us while my husband and I were on a weekend trip. Our Pit Bull mix, Baxter, went missing on a Friday. My Dad let our three dogs run freely on our property that evening, but Baxter didn't return with our other dogs.
We got a call from my dad Saturday morning to tell us that Baxter was missing. We ended up shortening our trip to return home to look for Baxter. He had never left our property in the past so we didn't have the slightest idea where to begin the search.
We left lost posters at the local shelter and our vet's office but we heard nothing. We went as far as to stop road crews near our home to ask them to keep an eye out for him and we set up a lost notification through our microchip service, but no luck.
About a month later, our daughter-in-law who lives in NC, saw a PawBoost found alert on Facebook and recognized Baxter. We immediately set about to contact his rescuer. It turns out that he was just one town over. He had been shot and left to die on the night he ran off. Ironically, his rescuer took him to our vet but no one recognized him and he wasn't able to be seen without an owner's consent.
Unwilling to leave our boy suffering, his rescuer got the help of friends and nursed him back to health. She sheltered him in her home out of the terrible winter weather. It turns out that Baxter's rescuer didn't even have internet service at her home. The PawBoost alert was sent out by another one of her friends that lived over two hours away.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. PawBoost transcended our locality and managed to reach a family member several states away through it's social media presence. Honestly, we would not have been reunited if it hadn't been first for the saintly woman who sheltered and nursed him, and secondly PawBoost. Thank you for what you do and God bless all of the rescuers and volunteers that aid in reuniting families with their furry loved ones!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Baxter's alert and a deep heart felt thank you to Baxter's rescuer Vonda! His family is so thrilled to have their boy home!
"Kilo was snagged from my front yard one morning around 10:45 AM. I let him out front like any other day to do his thing, mostly he just sun bathes after he uses the facilities. I went back in to the house to grab my 4 year old and my keys and when I went back outside to call for my pup he was no where to be found. I saw a white Nissan and heard a thumping noise that sounded like a tail hitting the side of the car. Next thing I knew the car reversed and drove off.
I knew it then and there that my friend had just been stolen. Now I did not panic. I went on to Google and started doing research. I registered immediately with the humane society and PawBoost. I think PawBoost is great because they help you post on social media and they create a flyer.
People started posting messages immediately about Kilo so I knew I had eyes around town. After that I searched the humane society just thinking maybe he got away somehow and animal control found him, but no luck. By this time, my daughters were getting out of school so you could only imagine the heartache.
I told my wife over the phone as she was at work when this went down. She didn't think we were getting him back so she told me to focus on explaining it to our girls. Later on that night around 10:30 I was checking emails and responding to everyone that had shown support.
I got a text from this lady about someone posting they found a small, brown and white pit bull walking around and sure enough it was Kilo. She had gotten my number from the flyer that PawBoost allowed me to create. She gave me the lady's info around midnight and shortly after I was driving back home with him and my oldest daughter hugging him.
Everyone helped out a great deal from social media and I don't think I would be sitting here typing this story if it was not for the help from my community and PawBoost. So to anyone in need of help of spreading the word about a missing furry loved one, don't give up and trust that PawBoost will do their part in getting them home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Kilo's alert. Kilo's family is ecstatic to have him home :)
"Peanut went missing in the middle of the night when she went outside to potty. We live in a rural area and she is so small so I was actually worried she was picked up by a predator. She had never run away before so there wasn’t a great explanation for her to vanish. I had to look for her because I knew if I went missing she would search for me relentlessly.
Peanut was found by a neighbor about 2 blocks away. It was the middle of the night and about 25 degrees. She was all alone and shivering. She was taken in and given food and a warm place to rest. The person who found her saw a post that had been shared on Facebook. The post was a photo of the flyer made by PawBoost!
PawBoost was recommended to me by a friend who lost her dog last year. They were reunited with the help of PawBoost, so she suggest I try it. I was extremely happy. I immediately received comments from people all over my area that were sharing the post.
People I never even met came out to help search for her and pass out flyers. The flyer made by PawBoost was perfect. You can spend less time creating flyers and more time handing them out because they’re readily available!
PawBoost gave me peace of mind that the word was getting out about my lost baby. It felt like 10 times more people were suddenly looking for her! Knowing that the Rescue Squad was on alert made me feel even more hopeful! Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Peanut's alert and played a part in locating her. Her family is complete again! Everyone keep up the good work. Your help brings loved ones back home :)
"My mom took him out for a walk around 4:30 PM (which she never does) and she thought he went back inside on his own after she finished throwing out the garbage. When my fiancé and I arrived home after work at about 6:15 PM my fiancé called out for Rocky as he always comes to greet us, but he didn't. That’s when we realized he wasn't in the house.
I received a text message from someone who luckily didn't give up on Rocky and chased him down until he was able to grab him. PawBoost did help in the sense of helping me broadcast and send an alert to all of those who use social media.
Some people called me with clues from the PawBoost alert on Facebook but ultimately I found him because someone saw my flyer and took a picture in order to contact me. I was even able to return someone's dog I found while looking for Rocky thanks to PawBoost. I posted the found pet and within hours the owner saw the alert and was reunited.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend. Sending out the alert was of great help to spread the word. So many people were able to view my post and comment as well as share. It was incredible how a community was able to come together to help me find my dog and for that I am immensely grateful. Therefore, PawBoost is a great tool to use when you have lost your pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you everyone who shared Rocky's alert. His family is complete again and beyond happy :)
"On Sunday our Husky, Scarlett got out of the backyard due to contractors not properly securing the gate and garage after they were finished with their work. We noticed she was gone around 10:00 pm.
After searching the neighborhood in our car and asking random pedestrians if they have noticed a red Husky we went back home and began to post on social media pages. We notified and posted photos on Facebook pages of business in the area like bars, cafes, churches, etc...
A friend of ours suggested we use PawBoost as she used it find her missing cat. We created a PawBoost alert and it posted immediately. At approximately 2:00 pm the next day we were notified via our PawBoost post that someone saw a dog that looked liked ours on a local Veterinary page.
After checking the page and realizing that it was our dog I called the vet clinic, Sunrise Veterinary Clinic, and got the phone number of the lady who brought her in. We met the people who found her and learned that our Husky ran over 10 miles over night to that city.
PawBoost was recommended to us from a friend and I would recommend it too, because it was instrumental in finding our lost pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Scarlett's alert. A huge thank you to Sunrise Veterinary Clinic and to the family who found her. She is home safe and sound :)
"Marley went missing on a Sunday when my boyfriend and I were out of town and his sister didn't feel right leaving Marley in a cage all weekend so she brought him to her house. The first 2 days were fine and he went in and out no problem. On the third day she let him out, she turned her back for two seconds and he was gone.
After an hour of searching with her friend they saw him running by their street. Excited, her friend screamed Marley and it must have startled him because instead of responding he ran faster. He then was off and we weren't able to find him for 10 days.
Finally, I got a text from a friend saying that a friend of hers, who happens to work as a police officer, was informed that a woman saw a German Shepard in the bushes at the Hilton near the airport. When she got there she knew it was Marley from the Facebook post so she called one of her officer friends to come and try to get Marley in the car.
The officer came and wasn't leaving until Marley was caught. Marley was very cooperative and hopped right in the car. He was brought to the Romulus animal shelter that evening and given food and water. We were able to pick him up that morning and it was such a wonderful reunion filled with many hugs and tears.
Aside from posting on Facebook I did use PawBoost to reach out to people. I would highly recommend PawBoost to anyone trying to find a lost pet. I was recommended to you guys and it just helps cover more ground, which is what you want to do as soon as possible when finding a lost animal."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who helped keep an eye out for Marley and shared his alert. A special thanks to the police officer who found him and brought him to the shelter. He had a few scratches and some weight loss, but other than that he is healthy :)
"Dewey accidentally escaped from our yard through an open gate and ran away on Monday. We spent all night looking for him and drove to our police prescient, where we learned that he was seen running nearby their area. Which meant that he crossed the main road and many busy streets at night!
We were worried sick and looked for him for hours! We cried our eyes out without him for two, long sleepless nights. While we were out the next 2 days visiting shelters and posting more flyers, the shelters actually already knew from PawBoost about Dewey missing and everyone was on the look out.
Dewey found his way back on his own and waited by the front door!! We are very lucky!!! I would absolutely 100% recommend PawBoost to anyone who loses their pet!!! The spread of information was super fast and very efficient. Flyers were ready to print, which was very helpful and the amount of attention, help, guidance and emotional support came super fast and exceeded any expectations! Thank you so much PawBoost!!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Dewey's alert. His family has tears of joy that he is back home safe :)
"Howl is an outdoor cat that came to us about a year ago needing a home. We are not cat people, but Howl was such a sweetheart that he swiftly stole our hearts and we decided to take him in as our own.
My parents offered to take care of Howl while we were on vacation after Christmas. My parents live about 10 miles from us. Howl was transported in a cat carrier and my mom planned to keep him in there until she set up the garage for him.
When my mom got home and opened up her car door, Howl pushed on the cat carrier door which must not have been latched properly and ran off. My mom spent the entire day looking for him and did all of the things she knew to do to lure him back, but he did not show up.
We (especially my kids) were devastated and very worried about Howl since the temperatures were below zero that week. We could only hope that his sweet face and even sweeter disposition would prompt another person/family to take care of him.
My mom posted Howl in an area group and kept looking for him throughout the week while we were gone. When I returned home from vacation, I called the local animal control and posted him as missing on PawBoost.
Three days after posting Howl as missing, I received a call from a man named Nick who thought he saw Howl posted as found on an area Facebook group. Since I am not a member of that group, I was not able to touch base with the person who posted directly, but Nick shared my PawBoost posting.
He also stated that he just spoke to me and that they should call me. I very quickly received a call from the family who found Howl looking into their glass door earlier that day. I went to pick him up immediately. Howl was a bit skinnier than he was before, but was otherwise in great condition.
I am so thankful for PawBoost! It was the combination of this site and good people who are looking out for the welfare of pets that helped us get our cat back. My kids are so thrilled (as am I). I would definitely recommend PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Howl's alert. It amazing how a community can come together when a beloved fur baby is missing :)
"Maui went exploring out of a loosely closed door from our backyard and unfortunately did not have his collar on. I had given him a bath and I forgot to put it back on.
I actually had a lot of help trying to help find him that night. My neighbors and family rushed over along with runners and other fellow dog owners. They took their pups around the neighborhood hoping to lure him out. We simultaneously searched on foot and in our vehicles for about three hours within a mile radius of our home.
After a while of searching with no results, I desperately took to the internet to search for local numbers to the area shelters and vets and came across the PawBoost site. I remembered hearing about it a while back so I signed up and immediately saw Maui's' missing poster posted to Facebook and within minutes it had already been seen and shared.
He accidentally wandered into a storage shed and closed the door on himself, but was patiently waiting for someone to open the door when we found him. So despite our calls he was not barking.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost because having others on the lookout or having the ability to notify owners in an area about a missing pet is invaluable. There have been a handful of occasions where I'm out with my dogs and I've found other pups who got out and thankfully most times I was easily able to get hold of their owners, but that hasn't always been the case.
Having resources like PawBoost that can help in those instances is great because it increases the chances of reuniting that missing pet with its family."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Maui's alert. He is safe and home with his family again :)
"My son Milo, our only fur baby, is loved beyond measure. Before going to do some charity work I brought him to the dog park for 2 hours of play. I was very confident that he could be left alone after that to rest.
We installed a doggie door to our deck and a baby gate so his access outside was limited. The wind was just too strong that it knocked out the baby gate and the fence doors opened. So my Jack Russel, Beagle boy had a freedom blast in my absence.
Three hours later, I came to a quiet home and then I searched the whole neighborhood around dinner time. I knocked on every door without mercy and screamed his name like a lunatic with hopes from afar, that he might recognize mommy's voice. There were no leads when it got dark and frigid. I seemed to weaken and hope was fading.
I could not sleep, because I was overcome by grief. I could not wait for daybreak to start the search again. It was his daddy's brilliant idea to search for all lost & found animal websites in Montgomery County. Then, I saw PawBoost pop up online. I created his lost alert and updated the information every hour on the hour for Milo’s leads. People called to give us support and gave us their time to let us know they were on the lookout for him.
The next day, I called the rescue and adoption center to check if our son was turned in - nothing. After that, I spoke to his dad and our thoughts and highest hopes were that our son was in a warm home.
Then, later that afternoon I got a call and it was Milo being turned in at a local rescue center. It was a happy reunion with our son who we really, really love. Hugs and kisses and just love and tears of happiness there after.
PawBoost was definitely a HUGE help in getting the whole world mobilized to look out for him. For that reason we will highly recommend PawBoost if any of this sad happy ending experiences happen again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Milo's alert. It was an emotional reunion and the best birthday gift ever to his mommy :)
"My wife, Tiffany, and I had flown to Vegas for the holidays since Tiffany was born and raised there. This was my and Penny's first time out to Las Vegas so we were excited, nervous, and completely unfamiliar with the town. The night that Penny went missing we were out visiting Tiffany's brother.
Penny was left home under the supervision of Tiffany's parents. While we were out, Tiffany's Dad opened the front door after hearing a knock. Even though the door was opened only a crack Penny bursted through and ran up the road.
For the last four days, Tiffany and I searched nonstop for Penny. We visited multiple animal hospitals and shelters everyday, we passed out over 800 flyers, and we used various social media outlets to spread the word (Facebook, Craigslist, PawBoost, NextDoor).
The day we found Penny we were feeling very down; we didn't think we would ever see her again. Some time in the afternoon I went on Facebook to see if anyone had spotted Penny. I saw a comment left on my page of a screenshot of a PawBoost post indicating that a dog in a Superman t-shirt had been found.
I immediately went to the website, found Penny's picture, located the finder's contact information, and we called them. Once we saw the post by PawBoost, we were reconnected with Penny within 15 minutes. It was incredible! We were shocked how easy it was to find the contact information and the location.
As a source to find pets, I would definitely recommend PawBoost. PawBoost allows for easily accessible and shareable information, which is key for finding lost pets. I'm not sure it would have been as easy to find our Penny had it not been for PawBoost. Starting now I will be spreading the word to anyone and everyone I know. We are so grateful to everyone involved in bringing home our baby."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Penny's alert. Her family is grateful for everyone's love, support, kindness, and care. Penny was found about 5 miles away from home :)
"We realized Phoebe was gone from our backyard after we got home from a movie. She must have gotten scared when the electricity went out, which left our alarm beeping. We both immediately got in our cars to look for her, drove around yelling her name and walked the neighborhood with Lola until about 10:30 PM.
We woke up at 4:00 AM and got up to look for her, again no sign of her. I started posting on social media. I received a post from a man who saw a white dog running around the mall and then crossed the median getting across the tollway into a Target parking lot.
My sweet friend Diane gave me half a dozen sites to post on that Phoebe was lost. I made and printed flyers and posted them everywhere. Around 1:30 PM or so I got a call from a lady who saw a white dog in her apartment complex and saw my flyer.
Lola and I walked around and inside the complex hoping Phoebe would pick up her scent, but nothing. I then got a call from a man who witnessed a wiry white dog get hit while walking across some tracks, get up and run limping into a brushy wooded area.
We immediately went to look and drove around until dark. We went home feeling defeated and I tried to eat something but couldn’t. Something inside my heart told me Phoebe was in that brushy field or area. We had to go out again. My sister-in-law, Debbie said they all would come help us look.
By this time, it was about 26 hours since Phoebe went missing. Everyone helped us look for about 30 minutes, then Debbie got a call from Tony that he found her. She was lying down and not moving, exhausted! We all ran towards them crying and celebrating.
We took her to a 24 hour emergency pet clinic to make sure she was ok. All of her vitals are ok, no fractures or internal bleeding, but a little dehydrated. She has no feeling in her left front leg due to nerve trauma to that leg.
I want to thank Wyndham neighbors for their posts and Diane for her suggestions which led to two people on PawBoost seeing Phoebe and calling us! Phoebe is home and she is loved by so many!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Phoebe's alert. She is a brave, tough little fur baby :)
"Bailey decided he would take it upon himself to push a portion of our fence down, creating a space for him to squeeze through and escape. According to the couple that found him, he was located 6 miles away from our residence running in the middle of the road in VERY heavy traffic.
We live directly next to one of the most used access gates on the Military Installation, Fort Bragg. Bailey was seen by a soldier as he was traveling home from base. The soldier stopped and was able to get Bailey safely into his vehicle and took him home with him.
Immediately after realizing Bailey was missing I had already started posting on social media. PawBoost was the first site I posted to. My posting was shared multiple times on Facebook and shared to over 15 groups, however, it was my PawBoost listing that was seen by a worker at the Hoke County Humane Society.
When she received a call from a female explaining she had found a dog near Fort Bragg and the description she provided, the worker pulled up the post and provided her with my information, leading us to being reunited with Bailey.
I currently work for Cumberland County Animal Control. I am an Enforcement Officer and have been one for the past 4 years. When people call our agency about their lost pet I have always advised them to use PawBoost as I have seen it work so many times.
Now, being someone who has a first hand account success story I will be sure to not only recommend the site but to share my story with them about just how well PawBoost works!! I am forever grateful for this site!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bailey's alert to help get him back home safely. His family's prayers have been answered and their handsome man is home! :)
"We moved to a new house on Saturday about 200km away from our old house. When the front door was open Sunday afternoon to carry out some empty boxes, Ace went out the door.
We posted a lost cat ad on multiple Facebook groups, kijiji, PawBoost, and called every local vet, animals shelter and the SPCA to create a missing cat report. The way he ended up finding him was by taking the advice from someone who commented on one of the lost cat ads we created.
They told us to go out late at night when it was super quiet so we could call his name and listen for his cries. It worked! It took many hours of searching in the cold but our baby boy is home and we couldn't be happier! My husband ended up finding Ace almost three blocks away in an open field where there are new houses under construction.
The more public awareness you can make for a lost pet the better! When the PawBoost alert went out on Facebook, it was shared faster and more times than any other group we posted on. Not only did numerous people share the lost cat ad for Ace, but we also received tips on how to find him and were offered support and encouragement, which meant the world to us during such a difficult time.
I highly recommend PawBoost and am incredibly happy and grateful for all of the help and support we received."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ace's alert and gave great advice. Two little girls are VERY happy to have their kitty back home :)
“One Monday, my beautiful Bow for some odd reason bolted out the door when I opened it. I did everything I could to find him from advice people gave me and my vet. He didn't return home that night and then I got really worried.
People told me to not give up so I used Facebook and to keep his smell outside by putting his litter and bedding out. I would get up early before light and call his name gently and drive around the neighborhood, but there was nothing but silence. A month passed and it felt different not having my sweet Bow home. I have a small dog named Icy and they are so bonded, it’s so cute.
It was in the early evening when my doggy wanted to go in the backyard and when I went to open the door I was shocked to see Bow on the steps by his bedding. I quickly got him in the house as he wanted to come in. He is skinny and because the weather had been so bad I just didn't think I'd see him again.
I put him on PawBoost and I received many responses from cat lovers. PawBoost definitely helped when I reported him as lost. People genuinely cared and that was such a comfort of hope. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to someone who lost a pet, because this wonderful, pet loving community gives you hope, love, and support. It means a great deal to know that you are not alone when a pet goes missing.”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bow’s alert. After over 1 month, his pet parent is happy to have him home and is nurturing him to get healthy again :)
"We left Maggie with a pet sitter on a Friday afternoon to stay with that night. Around 10pm, the pet sitter's husband took Maggie out for the last walk of the night and something happened that caused Maggie to get spooked.
I had forewarned the sitter that if Maggie were to get spooked that she would face her and try to back out of her harness, and this is exactly what happened. Unfortunately the man did not react appropriately or as instructed and Maggie was able to get out of her harness and disappear.
We have been receiving calls over the last few days with people reporting sightings in various areas of the city. Some were close to her original disappearance point of origin and others were many miles away. Of course we followed up on all of them to find ourselves struggling to process why we could not find her.
I am confident that PawBoot played a major role in her return as your targeted marketing efforts helped us connect with hundreds of people in our community. Many of which were just as concerned as we were for Maggie's well being and safe return.
In these situations time is a precious commodity. Every minute that I invest on my computer trying to make connections is another minute that I lose in the physical hunt for our reunion. While I did many other things online during the night I could rest assured that you were hard at work trying your best to engage all the right people 24/7.
We are forever grateful for your service, the help from our community, and the prayers of all who believed that Maggie would come home safe. Mega Love PawBoost team, you do great work, thank you very much!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Maggie's alert. After 5 long days we are elated to report that Maggie is now home safe! She was located in the backyard of a home of some very kind people :)
"It was our usual afternoon break in my backyard. One side of my yard does not have a fence, and out of Leigh's normal character, she decided to walk around to the front yard. I didn't know it at the time, but a young girl had just gotten off of the school bus and Leigh decided she wanted to make a new friend.
I googled 'lost and found dogs sites' and was referred to PawBoost. It was a tremendous help and spread the post to the right people at the right time. I created the notice on your site and within minutes I had the first response. I was sent a link that was posted by the family who found Leigh and from there, I was able to contact them.
Due to how rapidly the post was shared, a random stranger was able to connect both posts with the aid of a photo and a description. I was speaking to the family who found her within the hour of my initial post.
I also filed a report with the local SPCA, and they also contacted me with information regarding Leigh. The wonderful family who took her in filed a found dog report with both the SPCA and PawBoost. If it wasn't for their kindness and taking the time to do that, I would not have known that Leigh was just a few houses down the street from mine.
Even though she was only missing for one day and did not go very far (across the street and two houses down) PawBoost helped 100%. I am thankful that with today's technology a website like PawBoost can flourish in helping pets and owners reunite. I would definitely recommend this site for anyone who has lost or found an animal.”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Leigh’s alert. Leigh is back home safe and warm :)
"I went into the hospital to have lung surgery, leaving my mom to care for my Shiloh. She let him out to use the restroom, but forgot he was out there and went to bed. He really had no idea where we were since we just moved here from Virginia.
Being scared and missing for 2 days, he hopped in a car that looked just like mine and the nice people took it from there. No one had any luck with flyers in my apartment complex so I was really worried about Shiloh. After not getting answers from Animal Control, calling Animal Foundation and being scared my buddy was going to be adopted soon, I stepped out on faith and looked up 'Lost Shiloh' on Google and his picture showed up.
PetSmart told me how to post Shiloh on PawBoost and that's how he became famous. I was so happy, but because I was so excited I could hardly navigate the website, but after a little while I was able to figure out how to post my own lost dog poster on PawBoost.
Then, I sent an email to the people who had my little guy. The lovely couple brought Shiloh all the way to the hospital and my nurse knew how upset I was, so he was able to come up and see me.
The people on PawBoost were so compassionate and helpful. Everyone understood my grief and I no longer felt alone. PawBoost is amazing. Now alerts come to my phone and I am available to help someone else. Pets are family.
Shiloh is my comfort companion and the thought of losing him gave me horrific anxiety, but the support on PawBoost kept me calm enough to get through this. I'm grateful for PawBoost's platform and their united sense of camaraderie."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Shiloh's alert. Shiloh's pet parent was so excited to see him and was grateful that he was in good care :)
"Chloe is four years old and has never shown any interest in going outside. Yesterday, while we were doing yard work, I left the door open to the garage for a few minutes. She must have slipped out then, around noon. At 4:00 we noticed we hadn't seen her, and after looking EVERYWHERE inside, we realized she must have left the house!
We have never lost a cat before, and we had no idea how or where to begin looking. My daughter posted her information on PawBoost and we were immediately contacted by a kind-hearted animal lover who shared comforting wishes, as well as several specific suggestions about how to get Chloe back. I was overwhelmed by the help and kindness of people I didn't even know!
I was doubtful that the recommendations that I got would help us find Chloe, because they were different than what I expected. I had never lost a cat before, and I thought Chloe would come running if I called her or put some food out. Through PawBoost, I learned that cats who are outside often get really scared and will hide even when help is just feet away.
I went back to the garage to methodically check unlikely hiding spots where I checked before. Somehow, Chloe found her way back into the garage, and instead of coming to the food we had left out, she hid in a spot so small I almost did not see her hind leg barely poking out. Chloe would not budge from her hiding spot even when I called her! We were able to pry her out safely.
Because of PawBoost, I searched in a place I had already looked before. I looked in tight hiding spots instead of expecting her to come to me or her food. Because of PawBoost, Chloe was recovered quickly and safely. I am so grateful to PawBoost and the personal, quick, and caring attention they gave to our missing family member!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chloe's alert. Chloe is a little shaken up, but is now comfortably back inside :)
"Handsome got out of my home when a pet sitter left the door open and failed to grab him as he slipped by her. Unfortunately, I was not alerted for 48 hours that he escaped, so I knew the methods I needed to use to find him were going to be different than if I had been able to start searching right away.
PawBoost was recommended to me by another person in the animal rescue community after I posted about my lost cat on Facebook. I immediately signed up, and printed 200 of the color posters PawBoost provided from my report.
In addition to posting on every online social and local community site available, I put together a canvassing event where a team of friends and neighbors took the PawBoost flyers and went door to door in my neighborhood, speaking to residents and asking to check under their homes and inspect their exteriors.
We also hung plastic-covered versions of the flyers on phone polls at every intersection within about a mile radius of my home. This took a couple of days, but was invaluable to finding Handsome, as it put my entire neighborhood on high alert.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost a pet. It helped get the word out about Handsome, quickly and easily, in a few different formats. It was ultimately the work on the ground, aided by the flyers I was immediately able to produce through PawBoost, that brought my Handsome home to me.
After 5 days of not a single sighting of my cat, he was spotted in my own block, and identified readily due to the flyer hanging on the phone poll in front of my house. He was terrified and acting wild, but through patience and persistence, 23 hours later we were able to capture him and bring him home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Handsome's alert. He is now resting comfortably, rehydrating, getting the medicine he needs, and eating well. Remember to never give up and put boots on the ground :)
"Someone was dog sitting Chevy for my boyfriend's mom who recently had surgery. They put Chevy out in the yard and didn't watch him. Previously in the day, this person had taken his collar off because it was itching him.
Chevy is still very little and he slipped through the fence while unattended. We walked for hours looking for him knowing he was not yet fixed (Only 8 weeks old) and with no collar to let someone know that he belonged to us.
I obviously posted on PawBoost after a suggestion from a friend who found their dog by doing so. I made a post on Facebook, Craigslist, Wayside Waifs, KC Pet Project, and Great Plains SPCA Public Lost and Found Pet database.
Our family walked for hours around the neighborhood with no luck. I followed the tips of some of these aforementioned websites to call local shelters on top of giving them flyers. I called the nearest Vet Clinic down the street from where Chevy went missing just in case with no luck.
Later that same day, I prepared 50 posters to put around the neighborhood and scheduled to make visits at the shelters, when I got the call! The kind woman that found Chevy called the vet clinic just in case (just like me, she had thought it had very little chance for success).
I would recommend PawBoost because it is a far reaching Lost and Found Pet network. They utilize both the web and Facebook and have a respected reputation among animal shelters. For me personally, just the alerts to my email for found dogs in my area was enough for me to recommend PawBoost. "
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chevy's alert. Chevy is safe and sound. Anyone who takes in a stray and tries to return them to their pet parent is greatly appreciated :)
"One day, my exterminator accidentally let Phoebe out of our backyard. Well the morning after I created her PawBoost alert, I received a few emails saying that they believed she was at Stanislaus County Animal Control. I immediately got up and was there at about 8:30 in the morning.
After going through all those beautiful dogs I realized she wasn't there and I was heartbroken. I kept showing her picture to the workers there and I told them that she was chipped and one of the ladies asked if it was registered. She then told me I was supposed to go online and register her in my name, not in our name.
Well I didn't know that so she directed me to the front desk where I got the number to call and then registered her. There was a gentleman named Josh that checked the database and saw that Phoebe was located and gave me the number of the clinic.
I called there and there was a lady named Christina that put me in touch with our beautiful Olivia who rescued Phoebe from a very busy street along with two other ladies. She made sure that she took her in to see if she was chipped, slept with her, loved her, and when I called her I told her to call Phoebe's name and the rest is history.
PawBoost helped me keep an active, structured, and hopeful state of mind while I was looking for Phoebe. After receiving all of that valuable information and following through with the direction I was given from PawBoost the end result was the best anyone could ask for.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost their pet. PawBoost helps people feel like they still have a chance and they give you a game plan to get your loved one back again. Thank you PawBoost!
One other thing, it's very important to have your animal chipped. It's worth every little penny."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work in sharing Phoebe's alert. Her family is so happy that she's home :)
"Toulouse is my best friend, Dennise's cat and he went missing the night Santa Rosa, CA was hit by a wildfire and burned thousands of homes. Dennise's house was one of these homes and Toulouse was an indoor/outdoor cat. In the one minute they had to evacuate as their neighbor's house was on fire, they could not find Toulouse and needed to run for their lives.
Dennise and Toulouse were reunited by a volunteer that spotted him in the burned remains of the neighborhood, a month and a half after the initial fire. PawBoost flyers were hung up around the neighborhood so the volunteer was able to lure scared Toulouse over with Kentucky Fried Chicken, and then contacted Dennise immediately, using the flyer's contacts.
I would recommend PawBoost. It got the word out in our community for support, and the flyers enabled the volunteer to recognize Toulouse and call Dennise. Toulouse and Dennise are happy to be together again after losing everything else."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Toulouse's alert. After some care to his burn wounds, Toulouse and Dennise are reunited :)
"Scooter is an indoor cat and has an enclosed patio room with his buddies. Occasionally we let the cats out in our yard when we're able to keep a watch on them so that they can enjoy being outside of their usual restrictions.
Unfortunately, our watch over them was disrupted and they were out longer than normal without our supervision. Scooter's buddies didn't venture out of our yard and were brought back into the safe confines of their home, but Scooter was no where to be found.
We searched and searched, but to no avail. We left our lights on all around our house and left his bed on our patio with some food. We distributed flyers immediately and spoke with our neighbors and local animal shelter.
Since our backyard backs up to a public trail, we distributed more flyers yesterday and last night, reaching out to all of the other homes on other streets whose yards back up to the trail and other nearby homes. We spoke with several people on other streets who were very sympathetic and caring.
This morning, to our disbelief, amazement, and total excitement, Scooter appeared on our patio! Maybe our flyers sparked the help of homeowners who may have then checked their garages, sheds, etc... to see if our kitty was accidentally trapped.
He is unscathed except for being a bit thin and having a mild injury to his mouth/chin, but otherwise he seems 100% fine! We live in an area where there are a lot of coyotes and a lot of vehicular traffic, so of course, we were thinking the worst, but hoping for the best.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to everyone and have actually done so many times, as I have followed PawBoost posts and seen its wonderful success rate. Many thanks to you and your team for the implementation and operation of this wonderful and much needed resource for pet owners!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Scooter's alert. Positive thoughts and energy do play a huge role in a positive outcome :)