Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"About 6 hours after we brought Cleo home for the first time, we took her out to go to the bathroom. We were right outside of our apartment when two large dogs walked by and started barking. Cleo got very scared, jumped back, fell over and twisted out of her harness. She went running and I chased her for about 5 blocks, but she's faster than I am and I lost her.
We posted everywhere we could find and searched for her for hours. About 40 hours after we lost her, we started getting calls and one of those calls was from our local SPCA. They had found her and done a search of lost dogs and found our post online. We were able to pick her up about 20 minutes after she arrived at the SPCA and she is home safe with us.
I would recommend PawBoost to anyone who goes through the horrible experience of losing their dog. Our posts on PawBoost and other lost pet websites are the reason that the SPCA knew to contact us and are the reason we are now reunited. Thank you so much for providing this resource, we wouldn't have found Cleo without all of the help from our community."
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"Blacky managed to wander out of the garage unnoticed to my older parents. By the time they realized he was missing several hours had gone by. I quickly got onto PawBoost and other social media sites in hopes that someone could make the connection if Blacky had been found.
Luckily fellow PawBoost members saw my post and the local shelter post and reached out via the Facebook post. We are incredibly blessed that the PawBoost community jumped at our plea. We can’t thank those wonderful people enough and the local shelter for sheltering our Blacky for the night.
I never imagined having had to use this service but I don’t regret it one bit. It was extremely useful and efficient in getting our post out and getting our Blacky home with my parents. Their hearts are full as is mine knowing they’re all together again."
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"This cat kept showing up around our house and the neighbor's house meowing and coming up to our doors. At first when we approached her, she would run away but when she realized she was safe she would let us pet her. We saw how thin she was and decided to give her food and make a shelter outside for her. We couldn’t bring her in due to owning two cats.
She didn’t have an ID but she had a collar so we thought she might belong to someone and be lost. We created a post on PawBoost and then also printed the posters that are available on this website. We hung the posters around the neighborhood and the owner saw one. She contacted me through PawBoost and was reunited with her Ella 15 minutes later!
I would definitely recommend using PawBoost to anyone who has lost or found a beloved pet! It’s very easy to use, they give you updates, and they post to your local PawBoost Facebook which helps get the word out. People contact you through PawBoost which keeps everyone safe and their privacy intact. The posters are made for you so all you have to do is print them out and hang them up!"
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"Geist got out of the front door when we didn't realize it wasn't shut all of the way and my aunt's dog opened it and they both ran out. My aunt's dog came back but Geist took off. He's a lot older than her and being part beagle it was likely she smelled something and went after it.
The morning Geist was found I was going through comments on the posts that I made on Facebook. One of them being on your website, lots of people had good tips for how to find her. I called the vets near my house and alerted them Geist was lost and gave them her description.
That afternoon a woman who found her down the street had taken her in for the night and brought her to the vet to check for a microchip. The vet tech wasn't sure it was her but called me because she matched the description. She had me identify her collar over the phone and we headed there. When I got there she showed me the collar and I just started crying. It was hers.
We were walking to the back talking and she heard my voice and started her happy whimpers in the kennel and danced. She let her out and Geist jumped into my arms, tail wagging and licking me all over. I couldn't help but cry and thank them over and over. I also told them to thank the woman that brought her in for keeping her safe through the night. Who knows where Geist would have been if she hadn't.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to my friends because they circulated her picture and info to a bigger audience and I was given a lot of helpful tips. What you guys provide is amazing and I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find your website. People everywhere were sharing her picture and circulating it around the web. We are so happy she's home."
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"Fritz and Franny bolted out the door one Sunday evening when my husband went out to grill. Fritz waits to bolt out the door and this is not the first time he’s done this. We live next to a boarding kennel, so he usually runs over to bark at the dogs and I can catch him there. Franny generally doesn’t bolt unless she follows him.
This time they went across the street and into an overgrown area. By the time I got there was no sign of them. There was a sighting of them on College Blvd, which is about ½ mile from our house and across two major streets. We searched there, but it was in the opposite direction of where they disappeared. Three hours later, Franny came back without him.
Lisa with the Alaqua Refuge rescue team reached out to me on Monday and they put up signs and passed out fliers. On Tuesday night a man called and told me he had seen them on Sunday night on College Blvd and he saw Fritz get hit by a car and Franny run off. I was sure he was dead, but on Wednesday morning Lisa called and said a lady saw him on her way to work on College Blvd.
For two days we tried to find him, but he was too scared to come to us. There were a couple other sightings, but he would always disappear. Lisa and her group put out traps to try to catch him. Finally, a man called and said he saw him across from the water tower. I went back and walked Franny in front of that area.
Suddenly, she caught his scent and started barking. I could hear him moving in the woods, but was afraid she scared him away again. After a few minutes, she started barking and tugging on the leash again, and this time he came out of the woods straight to us. Other than being thinner he seems fine.
PawBoost was extremely helpful. I don’t think we would have gotten Fritz back without Lisa and PawBoost. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend. I can’t believe the number of people who reached out to us and helped. Thank you for everything!"
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"Humphrey went missing when our little seven year old girl went out to feed Humphrey and Pix (our other female lop rabbit), and accidentally left his hutch door unlocked. He remained near the house for several hours based on people’s comments as they passed by throughout the evening.
We looked every day for a week, and posted to several Facebook groups in the communities, and that’s what led a lady to reach out to me. She’d been running in the morning, and Humphrey ran right up to her and let her pick him up. She took him to the nearest animal shelter, and that’s where we headed the moment she reached out to us when her sister mentioned she’d seen our Facebook post.
PawBoost helped us in the sense that we didn’t feel alone, and several people shared great suggestions and showed loving support towards us, and that in itself was awe inspiring. I’d recommend PawBoost to people in their search for their beloved animals."
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"One Wednesday while Rocky's dad was putting groceries inside the house, he did not notice that Rocky went out the front door. When he called Rocky and he didn't respond he realized he was missing. He checked outside for two hours and could not find Rocky. He called and informed me that Rocky was missing. I immediately googled websites that help track lost pets.
I saw the PawBoost website and figured I would give it a try. I posted a photo and created a post on PawBoost about Rocky being missing in the Bronx area that night. The post was shared on Facebook by over 100 people. People also offered advice on how to track Rocky. The overwhelming responses to my post were AMAZING! I was hopeful and prayed that someone with a good heart would find and return Rocky.
The next morning, I received a text message from a gentleman name Miguel stating that he and his wife saw my PawBoost post and believed they found our dog. I requested him to send me a photo of Rocky, and when Miguel sent the photo I cried because it was definitely him.
Miguel made arrangements with Rocky's dad to return him back to his family. Miguel and his wife are truly angel's of God and they will always be remembered for helping our family during this pandemic. We pray that they will be blessed in a mighty way.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost their pet. If it wasn't for PawBoost we would have never been reunited with Rocky. PawBoost also made a believer out of dad, who did not feel that social media would work to find Rocky, but I am here to say it works. PawBoost is absolutely AMAZING."
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"One Sunday evening we had a huge storm that knocked out all power and while having a generator installed Sugar got out. She is not an outdoor cat and in our area I was very worried with the bears and bobcats we have. We searched everywhere we could get to for two days.
My son and I were out one night calling for her with food and a person in our neighborhood saw our post and flyers and saw her around her home. She called her and Sugar went to her cold and hungry. Our neighbor then called us and brought her home.
Thanks to PawBoost and notifying animal control everyone was on the look out, even people I didn't know. I printed the flyers you provided and hung up them at all intersections as well. I would definitely recommend PawBoost because they helped bring my little fur baby home. It was easy to set up and was posted to social media immediately."
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"Summer is an indoor/outdoor cat and he loves being outside. I rescued him from the streets over a year ago and he has been a part of our family ever since. Some may argue that letting your cat outside is dangerous, we realize that, but he wouldn't be a happy cat if he wasn't allowed outside. It's the way he grew up and something he loves. We can't take that joy away from him.
After Summer went missing, we looked everywhere for him, put up signs, and then decided to put his picture up on the PawBoost website. After doing so, I was astonished at the amount of people who were able to see his picture and share his post (over 100 people). Everyone was so supportive in the comments by offering tips and sharing words of encouragement.
Summer showed up on our doorstep after 7 days. We have no idea where he went or how he survived for a week without a constant food and water supply. We are so overjoyed that he is back and plan on keeping him indoors for a while and then putting a GPS collar on him so we know exactly where he is at all times.
PawBoost helped us get his picture out to an enormous amount of people and made us feel part of a community. I would 100% recommend PawBoost to anyone who has a missing pet, because I know many people who have found their pet through the website. PawBoost allows owners to reach hundreds of people as well as offer tips and tricks on ways that might help owners find their pet."
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"Sammy showed up at our door and stole our hearts. He asked to go outside as usual and didn't return for weeks. We searched, posted, shared, cried and worried every day he was away. PawBoost shared, updated and checked back every week to see how our search was going and then re-posted his picture every week.
We received many leads and replies from all of those who followed along. Unfortunately, none of them led us to our Sammy, but they sure tried. Exactly one month almost to the hour, Sammy showed up again at our door begging to come in! He was much thinner, extremely hungry and exhausted but otherwise, in great health.
We have absolutely no clue as to where he was or what happened. We tried all the tricks, tips, social media, signs, etc. to no avail. We will never know what made him leave us but we suspect something chased him from our yard and he ran so far he got lost. Who knows? What we DO know is that we are overjoyed and so thankful to have our sweet Sammy back home.
PawBoost is a great resource and a compassionate team that helped us feel like we weren't all on our own in our desperate search. We would definitely recommend them to everyone. Thank you for all you do! He slept extremely soundly and most of the time for almost a week once he returned. Since then, he is behaving normally and has added back quite a few pounds!"
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"My wife saw the dog running free in a commercial area and saw that it was scared. She was able to easily call him over to her, and he jumped in the car and sat in the driver's seat! She brought him home where he enjoyed his meal and slept in a cozy crate eagerly. As my wife observed, it was probably his first peaceful night of sleep for a bit.
The next day, after posting his picture and information to both Nextdoor and PawBoost, she was able to get him to our regular vet. The vet was able to scan for a microchip and found one. The owner was contacted and responded right away that they would come pick him up from the vet.
Our experience with PawBoost was positive. While this dog was chipped, the network quickly went to work sharing his information. A great use of crowd-sourcing people to help animals needing to be reunited with their families."
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"One Sunday afternoon a neighbor came to return a ladder and didn't latch the backyard gate to the fence properly. I let Ruby and her brother Wyatt into the yard to play before I put their harnesses on for a walk, not realizing the gate was open. Ruby is a true explorer and took off into the neighborhood for an adventure without her tags or collar on!
Luckily, Wyatt is a Momma's boy and stayed right by the open gate and waited for me to come see what had happened. It was only five minutes but that was plenty of time for Ruby to disappear. I quickly put an ad on KSL, our local news site and went searching for hours with no luck. I was terrified Ruby would be out in the cold all night but by 1 am it was time to head to bed and hope for the best.
Monday morning, I began calling local shelters and vet offices and then discovered PawBoost when Animal Control suggested I place a notice on my local Facebook lost and found pet page. PawBoost helped me create an eye-catching ad that would help bring Ruby home.
After Ruby had been missing for more than 24 hours, I got a text message with a picture. Sure enough, it was Ruby. She had followed a jogger and her dog through the neighborhood. The woman couldn't keep her but a family down the block agreed to take her in and help locate me.
Even a day was a long time to wait, but I feel incredibly lucky to have her back! Thanks to everyone for their help and thank you PawBoost for connecting us. Ruby is happily back with her bro Wyatt and sticking close to my side."
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"We are not sure how Sassy got out. She must have scooted out the door at some point without us noticing. We had a busy day and she usually sleeps somewhere in the house all day so we were not aware that she was gone until supper time. She is an indoor cat who had never been outside before so we were very concerned. My daughter contacted PawBoost, I called the local vets, the police and the SPCA. I also posted many notices and talked about her disappearance to everyone I encountered.
Sassy was gone for six days. I put food out in the backyard, had her litter box out and an article of my clothing. All that was based on advice from many people including PawBoost members. Ironically, I finally saw Sassy basking in the sun in front of our shed. I went out talking to her but in her fright she ran from me going under the back of the shed - the only entrance to the underneath.
She would not come out when called. She is a skittish cat. I put some food droppings in a line up to the door which I propped open. I then left the room and shortly after that she came into the hallway. She was still skittish and walked around and around the house to get acquainted with it again. It took some time for her to relax. She is back to her loving self and we are very thankful.
I would recommend PawBoost as I got many good suggestions and special comments of honest concern. If I had not known to put food outside and her litter box, things could have been worse. She did have something to eat although she did not know how to catch a mouse or hunt for food. She did know she was home as her litter was there as was some familiar clothing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there for all the animals and the people who love them."
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"I'm a dog walker and I was walking a dog in a residential neighborhood, and a dog without a leash or collar came right up to us and appeared friendly. As we continued along, the stray dog followed alongside us, so I opened up the door to my vehicle to contain her so I could put the other dog back inside his home. She jumped right in as soon as I opened up the door to my van!
First, I drove around the neighborhood to try to spot someone looking for their lost dog, and I stopped to ask several neighbors if they knew who the dog might belong to, but no one recognized her. Not knowing the dog's situation, I planned on bringing her to a local shelter to see if they could scan her for a microchip and try to reconnect her with her owner, but they were already closed.
I used to work at a veterinary clinic so I was familiar with PawBoost, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to post her picture in case her family looked on there for her. After the dog's PawBoost alert was shared to the local lost dog group, the people following that group were extremely helpful connecting me with the dog's family, who had posted on a separate local group. After exchanging messages through PawBoost, the owner came to pick Bella up at my home. Happy ending! :)
I've seen many updates of pets being reunited with their families on PawBoost, and I couldn't believe how fast Bella was able to get back to her family (only about 4 hours or so) due to the network of caring individuals who comment and share postings of lost dogs in the area. I'm very happy that there is a platform like PawBoost for this purpose, and so many people who actively participate to help get pets back to their families!"
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"I first found Monster running through my neighbor's yard. He continued to run throughout the neighborhood while I followed him. I couldn’t catch up to him on foot so I got in my car and followed him, but unfortunately I lost sight of him. I later saw a post saying he was spotted walking down a main street near my neighborhood. I drove down to the street and saw him walking on the sidewalk, so I pulled over and got him into my car.
I was able to reunite Monster with his family through posting his picture and information on multiple Facebook groups as well as PawBoost. A woman from one of my posts messaged me because she had found a flyer on Facebook from Monster’s owner saying he was looking for him. I got in contact with the owner and got valid proof of ownership before dropping him off to the residence safely.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend. It’s a perfect way to get any lost/found pet information out there. I really enjoyed being able to have a free poster created for me to put up."
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"There was a large thunderstorm looming one late Friday afternoon. Lilly is a 7 year old, black and white, female pit bull who was adopted from a shelter about a year ago. She was successfully treated for heartworms. However, she was on continued medication as she had a persistent cough.
We have horses and goats. Lilly loved to take her toys and arrange them neatly next to a convalescing Angora buck. She escaped from the fencing around the barn and into the dark. She is terrified of storms. We searched for her through the thunderstorms until 1 am Saturday morning.
We searched most of Saturday in the continued rain changing clothes and rain gear throughout the day to no avail. Sunday morning, I placed the ad on PawBoost and gave Lilly's story. In that 24 hour period, our ad got over 3,145 views and 125 shares.
We received a post on Facebook with her picture wishing to know if the dog that a friend found late Friday night shivering under a trailer was Lilly. YES, I immediately replied. It was my 71st birthday and this was the BEST BIRTHDAY present that I have ever received. Was lost and now am found! Amazing Grace. Thank you Jesus! Thank you PawBoost!"
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"My husband and I were heading out to grab something to eat when I spoke with my neighbor. She said she saw a little fluffy dog running in the street, but it ran off before she could grab it. When we returned from our outing we saw him running across the street. I got out of the car and he just ran up to me.
I immediately took him to our local animal shelter to see if he was chipped. He wasn't chipped so I brought him back home and started posting his picture on various social media platforms. He's a yorkie and you could tell he had been groomed and being so small I figured he couldn't have lived too far from where I found him.
PawBoost was great! My post was immediately shared to multiple social media sites and I immediately started to get notifications via PawBoost and Facebook. I know I would not have been able to spread the word so fast without the help of PawBoost. Benji ended up staying overnight and he and my own 3 puppies had a blast together.
The next morning I got a Facebook message from the owner. I asked for additional pictures and she ended up living about 8 houses away. So happy I was able to keep the little guy safe and reunite him to his owner. I would recommend PawBoost! It was definitely instrumental in getting Benji home. On a side note, I would encourage all pet owners to get their pets chipped. It makes finding the owner so much easier!!!"
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"My husband and I were on a walk and this collie started following us home. We asked everyone we saw on the way back if they knew who owned the dog. She was a sweet girl and followed us all the way home (approximately 1.5 miles). We knew she needed water so we brought her into our garage.
I knew she was someone’s dog based on her mannerisms and appearance so I was trying to figure out how to find her owners. She didn’t have a collar on so I planned to take her to a local emergency vet to see if she had a chip but they were busy. Everything is limited due to COVID and I didn’t want to call animal control.
I googled how to report a found dog in Warner Robins, GA and PawBoost came up. I signed her up figuring I’d do anything I could to find her home. About an hour later I received a call from a local coordinator who saw where a family had reported the same dog as lost. We were able to connect the dog with her owners.
They were frantically searching the area and said they googled PawBoost as well. It happened to work out and the sweet, 11 year old dog was reunited with her owners. I will definitely recommend this to anyone who own pets!!"
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"Jem went missing the week after I moved from my marital home. She took off while I was leashing the dogs. 6 months later, after the divorce finalized, I moved 1600 miles away.
One night I was sitting at a bowling alley celebrating my new job and I get a call followed by a text. I opened the text and there was my cat looking at me. It had been 16 months since I had seen her last. They found me through PawBoost!
Being cross country though I had to come up with a plan. The finders vetted, housed, and fed her for 2 months while I arranged transport. She settled right in like she had made the move with us. I'm thrilled to have my squeaky girl back. I have been recommending PawBoost on all the lost and found pages."
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"For a couple of weeks, I’ve been taking Blue out on a walk around our courtyard and trying to get her acclimated to being outside. She has always been an indoor cat, but I’ve been trying to help her get comfortable with being outside so that she can have the option to go outside if she wants. One morning, I was walking her in the courtyard when a loud sound startled her and she jumped into a bush. At that point, I let go of the leash and she took off running down the street.
After searching on foot for about 30 minutes we began printing lost posters and someone recommended we post on social media and lost pet sites like PawBoost. I immediately made a post there and one in my neighborhood group. PawBoost not only helped me get news out fairly quickly that my baby was missing, but I found their quick tips to be helpful!
In the end, I fortunately got reunited with my baby. About 3 hours into the search I spotted her on my neighbor's balcony and was able to catch her and bring her home. I would 100% recommend friends post to PawBoost to help get information out quickly and gain quick tips on how to search for your lost babies. I am just so beyond grateful my little best friend is home!"
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"I bring Cheeku out of the cage daily or every other day depending on the weather. So I brought him out to play and get some sun. Unfortunately due to the quarantine I have been home and not had the chance to go get his feathers clipped. Within 2 minutes of being out for the first time since I've had him in five years he took off and he flew right into a tree about a block away.
I was able to locate him immediately but in the process of retrieving him from a very tall tree, the branch he was on broke while he was climbing down and off he flew again to a taller more dense tree. Thankfully a police officer who was in the neighborhood happen to see the direction Cheeku flew in and we went to go check, but could not locate him and by this time the sun started to set.
Thanks to the officer's information, the next morning I went for a walk around the same place we were looking at the evening before. I spotted him on the ground underneath the tree he had flown into. I knew his pattern of being in the bottom of his cage in the morning and knew there could be a chance he'd be on the ground.
I tried to coax him over with some music and sweet talk and he walked through the person's yard, through their gate and into my arms. I was in complete disbelief that he was alive and in my arms. I was beyond fortunate because the odds were against him.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost because just to get attention of the community that I had lost my bird gives me and anyone who loses a pet a better chance to be reunited."
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"Phoebe escaped through a hole in the fence one night after going out to potty. She was found by a very kind couple about a mile away from our house in a park. They have a missing dog as well and stopped to see if it was their pup. When they saw Phoebe they knew she was someone’s pet. They took her home, gave her food and cuddles, and then took to the internet to find her owners.
I had just submitted my PawBoost ad that morning, so when the gentleman logged on to post her, he saw our ad! They called and we had her back in our arms within 10 minutes. I am SO THANKFUL for PawBoost and can’t tell you how much it means that our girl is home! I would (and will) absolutely recommend PawBoost to my friends. It saved our fur child and that is simply priceless!"
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"My friend and I found this dog roaming around the Harbour Landing area and didn't see any human companion around him. First I assumed they must be watching him from inside their house, but then the dog walked away from all the houses. So we realized that he ran away from his house or someone abandoned him.
I went close to him and sat on the ground and called him. He came running towards me. He was a very friendly dog. There was no tag on him, but usually people take their dog's tag off when they are home. I knew he just ran off. So we drove around Harbour Landing to find his human.
I called Regina Humane Society to inform them about this dog. Instead of taking him straight to the humane society, I brought him to my house as he was cold and tired. I informed the humane society that I was taking him to my house and would drop him off later in the evening or the next day if we couldn't find his family.
In the meantime, they suggested that I should check groups like PawBoost and post his information there. Your website was very easy to use and well maintained. After 2 hours, I got the call from Regina Humane Society that his dad was looking for him and they forwarded my information to him.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to my friends. Websites like yours help everyone when they are in distress and are looking for their pets. Keep up the good work. I appreciate your work as it helps reunite lost pets with their families."
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"My side gate to the backyard wasn’t latched right one evening and must have either blown open with the wind or was pushed open. Max was able to get out, and likely he saw someone or something to go explore. He made it down the street about 5 houses before an awesome neighbor found and took him in.
She got on Facebook and saw his PawBoost post on one of the lost/found dog groups in our area, which is great because it wasn’t a group I had joined yet. We were able to connect and I had him home in about 2 hours or so.
If it weren’t for PawBoost I don’t think we would have connected so quickly. We might have eventually because Facebook is great like that plus Max is chipped, but it would have taken much longer and I would have been heartbroken for so much longer. I would definitely tell friends to use PawBoost and help get the word out!"
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"Bucky often sits on the window sill so he can see what’s going on outside. Bucky pushed out one corner of the screen one Tuesday night and we didn’t know he was missing until Wednesday morning when I went to feed him breakfast. I met a neighbor while out late one night searching for him. She said she would help look for him. I was out all day looking for him with no luck. I even had friends looking for him during the day as well. I went to bed feeling sad and missing our Bucky.
At 4:15am she called to say she spotted him! She was able to follow him as he ran slinking around from one building to another and in and out of the bushes. He was pretty scared as he’s never been outside before and had been out for a whole week. I got there and he was still running and trying to hide. We followed him until he stopped running.
He finally hid under a bush so I crouched down and shook some dry food I had in Tupperware and called his name. He meowed! Then he walked over to get a bite of his food. I snatched him and thanked my neighbor. I couldn’t even give her a hug due to the Coronavirus, but I’m sending her a million virtual hugs.
I had not heard of PawBoost before, but a friend posted for me while my son and I were out searching. We got a lot of moral support from PawBoost members as well as some very good suggestions. When I got home from searching the first morning, I started to call local vets and the second call I made, they asked if his name was Bucky and said they already had a picture and his info. When I asked how they got it, they said they received it from PawBoost.
I would definitely suggest PawBoost to anyone missing a pet. Things have to happen quickly to ensure the safe return of our fur babies. It takes a village to bring them home. Thank you."
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"Bella is probably three years old. She a rescue cat who I adopted with her remaining kitten, Scampi, 15 months ago. Bella wasn’t around for her breakfast one morning which is unheard of - she’s pretty keen on her food.
Scampi was very needy without her mum around and by lunchtime, I was getting worried and felt I had to do more than search and call for her. I looked online for lost cat groups and thought PawBoost looked worth a try. It was quick to set up a free post and there were options to boost the post too.
I had some nice support, shares and suggestions from people responding and some helpful tips from PawBoost. It felt good to have some added help. Eventually, after more searching and calling, Bella, who is not allowed out onto the street, turned up at my front door. She was very hungry and delighted to be home. Scampi was thrilled to have her mum back.
I would recommend PawBoost to friends. It’s good to have an online service with a personal touch."
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"My husband and I took our beagle, Bandit, and our lab, Cletus, a few houses down to our neighbor's house one Sunday. Chucky was showing us his new Jetson bike that looks like a regular bicycle but is motorized. Cletus wasn’t a fan of it even though it didn't make noise. It spooked him so badly that he literally ran home. Chucky headed towards our house on the bike and I was walking behind him.
Chucky got there before I did and Cletus was on the front porch. So he turned the bike around to head back the way we came and he looked over at Cletus and said, 'Come on, buddy. Come on Cletus, let's go' and Cletus darted off the porch and around the vacant house next door. That was around 6:30 pm that evening. Immediately we began calling for him and walking around the neighborhood.
After 30 minutes of searching, I put a post on a local Facebook group, Modoc Shores, and the McCormick County SC Online Yard sale. I also started notifying all of our neighbors. I spent that Monday and Tuesday putting out flyers in the area, sharing his post to other Facebook groups, and registering him on various websites including PawBoost.
On Tuesday, I put some of my and my husband's clothes out on the porch as a way for him to pick up our scent and help him find his way home. I also cooked bacon outside and left a few pieces on the porch. Around 3am Wednesday morning our beagle was going absolutely nuts, growling, barking, and running around the house. I got up and opened the nanny cam app on my phone and sure enough Cletus was on the porch waiting to be let inside.
PawBoost was a big help as far as the flyers go. It was so nice just to be able to have it generated for me so I could just click and print. I am so glad they have this feature because it saved me so much time from having to make one myself. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend!"
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"Penny snuck out the back door and gate when my husband left for work. It was dark out and since she is only 5 pounds he didn't even notice she was behind him. A police officer was sitting at the corner of the next street over and saw her walking down the sidewalk. He was able to get her to come to him and he took her to the local shelter.
He wasn't able to contact us even though she is microchipped and had a collar on because her tag had gotten ripped off and we hadn't replaced it yet. PawBoost helped because the post was shared many times to multiple Facebook pages for local pets. A neighbor saw it and contacted me to let me know the officer had knocked on her door wondering if she may know who the owner is.
Finally, the officer saw the post and contacted me! This saved us so much heartache and time out searching for her because it turns out the shelter's computers were down so they were having trouble accessing the info on her microchip. Who knows how long we would have been worrying about her if the post hadn't been seen!
Even though she was safe at a shelter, there were issues that delayed them from being able to contact me. However, a neighbor and the police officer that picked her up saw the post and let me know right away she was safe and sound! She is so small, it was cold and raining, and my 6 year old was so scared for her safety. PawBoost saved us hours, possibly a full day of worry."
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"I found Riley when I was on a run. He came up to me like he knew me. He then proceeded to run down my street sniffing trees and greeting people, but no one recognized him. So I called to him and asked if he was hungry and he came running up my front steps and right into my house. I gave him some water and immediately went to work trying to figure out who he belonged to.
He was freshly groomed and had a collar on (no tags) so I did the following. I grabbed my roommate's leash and took Riley for a walk in my area hoping someone would be out walking around looking for him. When I didn't find anyone I took him home and took pictures and posted to my local Lost and Found Pets Facebook group. My roommate shared the post to Nextdoor. Someone on the Lost Pets page shared a link to PawBoost and recommended I share the pups information with you so I did.
Then I called a vet within walking distance to me and asked if they had a chip reader. They did so I walked the pup across the street to see if he had a chip, but he did not. The vet was attached to a Petco so I left a report with my contact number at the vet and Petco. The manager at Petco was really nice and gave me a free bowl and a free small bag of dog food just in case I did not find the owner right away.
After returning home I called and left a message with my city's animal control incase the owner called to see if the dog was picked up. I then took the dog on one last walk before the sun went down and that is when a minivan with Riley's family stopped and hopped out of the car. They had been driving around and were looking for him.
I told them about the Facebook groups and PawBoost incase Riley ever gets out again. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone with a lost or found pet. Through this experience I realized there are a lot of people online who care about lost animals and with this network and support it is way easier to reunite the animal than it would be without it."
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"I have been rescuing kitties for almost 20 years now. This little guy showed up in my backyard and my two outside feral boys were the ones who let me know we had an extra mouth to feed. I usually feed them twice a day - morning and early evening. One day, they would eat their meal and then come back for seconds, which is something they have never done.
Once they got their seconds they would show interest and then leave it be. Third day revealed a new diner! The boys just sat there and watched him eat. I could tell he was probably lost because he didn't have a winter under coat. As soon as I was able to get a picture I posted on PawBoost. I LOVE your site. Someone saw my post right after I posted and sent it to Buddah's owner who I believe only posted some posters around the neighborhood.
We connected and compared pictures. WE had a match! Thankfully I have a live trap so after my boys ate I put out a special plate for Mr B. About 45 minutes later when it was a little darker Buddah went in to eat. YAY! As you can guess he wasn't too thrilled about being confined. I placed a cover over the trap and as soon as I started talking to him he calmed down and started rubbing up against the side of the trap and let me rub his head and ears.
He knew he was safe! I told him he was one smart little guy for picking the yard he did. When his papa showed up to get him you could totally see how happy they both were. Thank the Lord he is now home safe and sound with his family. This little stinker had been gone a little over a week and traveled almost a mile crossing a VERY busy street.
Nothing like a happy ending to make this crazy cat lady do a happy dance! Thank you for having this website and service! Because of what you guys do there are way more happy endings for rescuers, families and fur babies."
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"I was walking home from a friend's house when I heard a tiny noise across the street. I looked up and saw a small dog staring at me, so I called him over. He was very friendly and walked right up to me. I talked to him for a bit and walked along side him, and he let me pick him up. He had no collar, and a visit to the vet revealed he had no microchip.
The owners saw my post on PawBoost and people on a lost dog Facebook group also directed me to the owner’s PawBoost post. I was able to text them to get photos and asked them questions, which ensured me they were his real family.
I would recommend PawBoost because it is the only platform I found solely dedicated to reuniting lost pets and families. I had not heard of it before searching for resources on Google, and I assume the owners found it the same way. Because we both found the resource we were able to connect!"
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"Wisp is an indoor only cat. We think she must have darted outside when one of our roommates came home late and didn't realize she had gotten out. It wasn't until 12 PM or so that we even realized she was gone because no one in our house had seen her since the night before. We put her litter box, wet and dry food, some of her toys and dirty clothes on our patio to try to attract her back to our home.
My boyfriend opened the windows to the kitchen and was planning on sleeping on the kitchen floor to see if he could hear her scratch at the door. Around 12:15 he heard crunching on the dry food we left outside, and when he looked it was Wisp!
There were a lot of people who gave us advice on what to leave outside for her to try to attract her back home. People also posted stories of their cats who had gone missing and returned which gave us hope. I would recommend PawBoost to a friend because so many people were sharing her story.
It was nice seeing a community of people we didn't know helping us look for Wisp. Pets, especially cats, can be tricky to find when they go missing from home, so I think anything helps!"
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"Unbeknownst to us, one of our windows was missing the screen. We've had windows open before all day but this time, the little guy must have gotten curious and when we weren't looking; out Neo went to explore and enjoy some freedom!
One of my good friends lent me a humane trap which she placed on our front porch. A very caring, concerned, and helpful woman named Leslie from the Madison Animal Hospital advised me not to leave food in or around the trap, but instead leave clothes or items with my and/or Neo's scent. We left one of my tops next to the trap, and my pillowcase because Neo and I share a pillow nightly, as is tradition.
Around 10 pm, I sheepishly went down to leave some water on the porch in case Neo might catch my scent from the clothes left out. I looked at the trap, half expecting to see it empty as it had been for 2 days. Not this time! There he was, trapped, and looking up at me with his gorgeous big eyes. Neo had returned to his mama! He recognized me and instantly began meowing at me to let him out.
I was thrilled! I took the trap inside and released him (once all doors and windows were securely shut). Neo shot out of his temporary prison so fast and hid under the bed for a few minutes but he did come out to eat, and later to sleep on me as he always has.
I absolutely will recommend PawBoost to everyone I know who has a pet! PawBoost did an amazing job of keeping my hope for reuniting with Neo. PawBoost made a beautiful Facebook post for little Neo which got a ton of comments from some amazing and thoughtful people!
All of the comments on Neo's post were very positive, encouraging, and helpful; I got a lot of great tips and tricks from there. I am so thankful to everyone who commented and would like them to know that they immensely helped to keep me calm and hopeful about getting my Neo back!"
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"Maya was staying with my family while my husband and I were on vacation in Arizona. Maya and her brother, Oakley, were let out for a bathroom break early one Saturday and she took off into the woods. My family began searching for her immediately with no luck. As soon as we found out we moved our flight up and rushed to join the search.
We spent those 15 days searching the woods, blasting pictures and flyers out on social media, handing out flyers door to door, and working with a trapper to set up food stations, trail cameras, and a humane trap. The trapper who we were lucky enough to work with heard about Maya through social media and actually saw our PawBoost alert!
We received word of several sightings in the area and even spotted her for ourselves one day before a truck scared her off. We received a call with a sighting on Fort Drum, just on the other side of the fence in the area we had focused on setting up our cameras and traps. It had been 5 days since our last sighting was reported so we were incredibly relieved but we could not trap or set cameras on the military base.
We decided to head to the area, not expecting to find her but hoping to find at least signs of her. We searched for an hour or so before we found tracks in the sand. We followed them to a small patch of woods and that is when she was spotted. I crouched down, opened my arms, called her name and she came running. Her tail was wagging so hard that we had a tough time hooking on her leash and then she curled up next to me in the car. It was truly one of the best moments!
We believe PawBoost was instrumental in getting the word out about Maya and putting us in contact with experts. PawBoost enabled us to reach so many people that offered their help, advice, or to report sightings. One thing is for sure, we are never letting this girl out of our sight again!"
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"I got Jake when he was about a year old when someone dropped him off at the ranch. I already had three other dogs, two of those were abandoned out here. Jake was a little rambunctious but I knew he'd settle down. He is a retriever and they can be pretty unruly when they are puppies. He did settle down and he has become my companion, he is a great dog and friend.
One thing he did do, he must have run with someone that rode bikes. If he saw someone on a bike he'd run right with them not after them but with them. What I think happened was he saw someone down on the highway riding their bike and he must have taken off to run with them. I combed the town several times that day and he wasn't around. So I found PawBoost on the net and they made me feel better, like all wasn't lost.
I forgot to mention it was raining pretty good all day. I was worried all that night not just because of the weather but there are a lot of coyotes and mountain lions out here. He's such a sweet dog he'd be in trouble. I found him that next night soaking wet standing on the edge of the road in Casmalia. I was darn happy to see him. He got a good meal, laid down and slept by the fire for quite a while. Needless to say, I'm keeping a much closer eye on him and he is wearing his collar.
He was lost out here in the sticks and there aren't a lot of people around. However, people do drive down the highway and if they saw him they might pick him up and it is comforting to know he was posted on the internet. I would recommend PawBoost to a friend and will if the unfortunate situation ever arises in the future."
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"Chevy took off running after he was spooked by a loud noise. A lady went out to mow her lawn and found Chevy stuck between a privacy fence and chain link fence. Animal control was called out and they had to cut the fence to get him free. He was super skinny and very dehydrated when found.
The animal control employee estimated Chevy had been there between 3-5 days. We took Chevy to the vet as soon as we picked him up and he was sent home on a special diet to help get the weight back up. It was a very special and emotional reunion and we are so glad to have him back. He is doing great now. Chevy was gone for 3 weeks.
I will always recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost a pet. PawBoost is an amazing tool to help find your fur babies, if ever lost. The word was spread and information was sent out promptly. I received so many responses from other members that were uplifting and encouraging us not to give up hope. PawBoost truly cares about getting these animals/fur babies back home."
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