Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Minnie slipped out the door when we had a visitor come in and not shut the door all the way. PawBoost gave a great list of things to do when you have a lost pet. One of them was if you have another pet that’s their buddy, take it on your search with you. So my kids and I took her buddy on our walk to find her. We were not expecting to find her but we did!
I would definitely suggest that if you go looking for your missing animal, take your walk slowly, call their name a lot, and look under people’s cars, trailers, and other places where your animal could hide. Along the way, take breaks to call for your animal, and wait before you move on. Minnie was missing almost 24 hours before we found her.
The suggestions we got from PawBoost were so helpful. Having more than one set of eyes and having the information out there for people in your area is better than trying to do everything by yourself."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Minnie's alert. Thanks for all the suggestions and messages of support. Minnie is home safe and sound!
"He followed me while I was taking a walk around the building complex where I live. Once I got to my apartment, he made his way onto my patio and stayed there. I captured him by leaving tuna in a carrier.
As soon as I caught him, I took him to a vet to scan him for a chip, but he didn't have one. So I took him to Dumb Friends League - a local shelter. I posted his picture everywhere, including PawBoost! The owner saw my alert on the site and asked me to contact her. She had been looking for her cat for three days. You guys made it happen!
I didn't know this site existed previous to finding this lost cat. But it has a LOT of exposure between the lost and found pets community!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert and to the Good Samaritan who found him and made sure he got home safely.
"My son took her out to the restroom with my other dog and one of them took off after a cat. In the two minutes it took for him to get back, she happily trotted off in the rain. We found her almost two years ago in 100+ degree weather, matted and dehydrated, so she’s always been a free spirit girl. As soon as my son noticed she was gone, he got his dad to help him search while I checked all the cameras.
A homeowner a block away was taking out her trash. She saw her and took her in. She had her daughter search before taking her to a shelter and came across the PawBoost post. The crazy thing is, we were driving around searching on bikes and had seen this neighbor walk inside her house. But we never saw her holding our dog, nor did we think to ask.
This whole time she was nearby and at a home in front of my son's bus stop. The homeowner reached out to us via one of the posts that was shared and we were able to go pick her up. Chila was missing for 4 days. If it weren’t for the posts and everyone who shared it, we may have never found her."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Chila's alert. She was just a block away the whole time. A big thanks to the family who cared for her until they found her family.
"We had taken Oreo outside to get some fresh air and to help him get used to his new environment. He became a little startled and broke free from his leash. From there he ran around the house several times, before running where we couldn't see or find him.
Oreo was stuck high up in a tree trying to get down. He stayed in the tree for several hours before he finally made his way down, but right when I tried to catch him to take him back inside, Oreo ran off again. About two hours later I heard loud meowing, which sounded like it was right outside my window.
So I decided to go and check it out, which is when I found Oreo hiding on our porch meowing. This time I picked him up and held him tight and brought him back inside. He sniffed around a bit, and immediately went back to normal like nothing had ever happened.
I love the way PawBoost is set up, when it comes to spreading the word about a lost pet. I also like how other users can interact and report a found pet or share information. It's a unique way of getting help for finding a lost pet."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Oreo's alert. He is now safe and back home with his family and his younger sibling Marble!
"My 11-year-old son was outside in the front yard when the dog came up to him. He checked to see if the dog had a collar on, and he did not. He immediately went from neighbor to neighbor on our street, asking if they were the owner. With no luck, he brought the sweet boy back to our house.
The whole time the dog just walked with him with no leash. He put him in the fenced yard and gave him food and water. He brought him dog toys and started playing fetch with him. My son kept asking me to make sure we could do everything to find the dog's owner. He would not leave the dog's side. While he was sitting outside on a blanket, the dog came and curled up next to him.
We posted an alert on PawBoost, and called the nearest vet to check for a chip. My son was able to put a collar and leash on him. He walked him into the van, where the dog laid down on the floor with blankets all around him. We were headed to the vet's office when I received the phone call from the owner. We made arrangements to drop the sweet boy off.
Now we knew his name is Baine. We arrived and my 11-year-old son was so excited that he was able to help. He said goodbye to the sweet boy and as he did, the dog gave him a kiss. For my son and my family, it was great to see the dog's excitement of seeing his owner, and then in his own way, thank my son.
PawBoost is where the owner found her dog. She had been looking for a day and a half. It took all of an hour for the two to be reunited. PawBoost is a great place to push out information about a lost animal or a found animal needing to find their owners."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Baine's alert. And a big thanks to this kind and thoughtful boy who did all he could to reunite Baine with his owner.
"Buddy is an indoor/outdoor cat, so he likes to roam the neighborhood during the day. There was a heavy rainstorm one day and he didn't come home. We worried about the worst case scenarios but really hoped for the best one - that someone took him in during the storm.
We posted on PawBoost, Facebook, and Nextdoor. Our neighbors saw our post on Nextdoor and contacted us. Turns out, he was just a few doors down! PawBoost was a huge help! I was able to connect with others who gave a lot of advice and great tips. I'm very grateful for the PawBoost community.
It's more than just canvassing and calling the pet's name; I would've never thought of leaving tuna out or sprinkling cat litter on the lawn to draw Buddy back home. There was so much support from cat lovers, dog lovers - just animal lovers in general. I'm so grateful for the support! All of that advice was given by the PawBoost community!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Buddy's alert and sent so many helpful tips. Your support helped Buddy get back home!
"Asilo disappeared, literally. As we were finishing up dinner, my husband asked, 'Have you seen Asilo today?' I said no. I thought he was probably just cozied up in one of his favorite hiding places. But he wasn’t. We tore the house down looking for him. We searched for him outside, despite it being below freezing, and we just couldn’t find him. He was gone.
Two days later, as we were finishing up dinner yet again, we suddenly heard him meowing. I ran outside to look for him, and my husband checked the basement. He had managed to crawl into the basement through a hole on the outside. Just like that, he had come home. I checked PawBoost constantly to see if anyone had found him. It gave us a peace of mind knowing other people were helping us look for him.
Asilo was gone only two days, thankfully. Who would’ve known that procrastinating on home repairs is what would help him come home. PawBoost is a great resource for searching for found pets. Seeing how many lost cats were reunited helped too, because it reminded me that he could be found."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Asilo's alert and to all who helped look for him. Asilo is happy to be home.
"We were walking down Katy Trail in Dallas, and our golden noticed something on the other side of the fence, on the side of a steep embankment. I climbed over the fence while my sister held our dog. It was a dog - scared but inhibited by thorny vines. Some other joggers also climbed over the fence to help. The poor thing - just about 9 months old - was shaking and so scared but did not want to be caught. We caught him and had to carry him back down the trail to the car. He would not walk on a leash.
We first took it to a vet to see if it had a chip, but unfortunately there was not one. Even though there was a collar, there were no tags so we knew it had an owner. It was friendly, so we also knew it had been treated well and had trust in humans. We were anxious to find the owner. We put signs up in the area near where we had found the dog, shared the information with the Facebook community, and called all the shelters to alert them.
Then someone told us about PawBoost and we set up an alert. We liked so much how PawBoost sent regular updates and how people commented and gave encouragement. We were so amazed that after about a week, someone posted that it was their dog. They sent a picture so we were sure and we asked questions about markings that they did know about. It turns out the family is actually from Oklahoma and had an accident on I-35. They were taken to the hospital and the dog ran from the scene. So, they were so worried and so happy to find the dog on PawBoost!
We found the owners about 9-10 days after we posted. We probably would have found them sooner, but first they had to get out of the hospital from the accident, and then they were cut off from internet for several days due to the ice storm. How fortunate that we found this pup just before the deep freeze. His name is Charlie. He would have died out there.
PawBoost is a lovely community of people, and we are certainly an example of what good it does. The puppy is finally back home with his family. Thank goodness someone told them to check PawBoost. What a wonderful story. We were sorry to see him go and yet so happy to help him home. We all cried."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Charlie's alert. And thanks to all the kind people who helped rescue this sweet pup just two days before the big Texas freeze. We're so happy his owners are OK and that he's safely home with them now.
"Sam was outside when we suspect he was chased up a tree by a free roaming dog. We discovered him in a neighbor's tree at night when we heard his cries, and our neighbor's son located Sam's position in the tree. At first we couldn't communicate with our neighbor because of language barriers. We needed him to bring his barking dog inside so we could coax Sam down.
Our bilingual neighbor came to our assistance and communicated our needs and situation to our neighbor. Not only did he corral his dog but he facilitated the use of a tall ladder from another neighbor. The two strong neighbors positioned the ladder and helped hold it while my husband climbed the tree and brought Sam down. I was really blown away by all their help. We have fantastic neighbors.
We lost track of him on a Thursday and found him that Saturday night. I found so much help, advice, and encouragement from PawBoost. I never realized the importance of searching at night with flashlights. It is quiet enough to hear them cry and see the glow of their eyes. PawBoost is a great resource."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sam's alert and offered advice and encouragement. Thanks so much to these wonderful neighbors for all their help. Sam is home safe and sound!
"Remi escaped out the front door of her pet sitter’s apartment one afternoon. We had just moved to the Atlanta area so we were very concerned, since she is unfamiliar with the area and does not know where 'home' is.
We were able to be reunited due to the amazing efforts of the Northeast Atlanta community! Through sharing of her PawBoost alert and other social media posts, we were finally able to get some additional sightings. Hundreds of people helped to get the word out, put up flyers, and search on foot. We have never experienced anything like the outpouring of support we received!
PawBoost was great. Our PawBoost Facebook post got the most shares out of any of our social media posts. Thank you to everyone for all your shares, texts, and calls. The Atlanta community - and particularly North Druid Hills - is AMAZING and we can not thank you enough for all of your help!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Remi's alert and for all the texts and calls. Thanks so much to the community that helped this family. They're so happy that Remi is home.
"I was coming home from my 12-hour shift at PIH Hospital. When I got off the freeway I noticed a ton of cars stopping in the middle of the street. As I rolled up slowly, I saw a brown, medium-sized dog wagging her tail and looking so happy. I knew I had to save her. I immediately opened my door and whistled loudly. The dog came running up to me and I pulled her in my car.
I walked outside with her on the corner where I found her, to see if someone was looking for her. We sat in the back of my wagon car and waited two hours. Sadly there was no hope. I posted her on Facebook and on PawBoost. We went to my mom's house and napped. By the time I woke up, her owners had seen saw the Facebook post and contacted me. We exchanged numbers and then the meeting was arranged.
Her name is Rosie, and I got her back to her owners in about ten hours. Thanks to PawBoost, which is such a helpful site. I'm so glad my mom told me about it. And thank you to the people who were genuinely concerned and helped pray and repost about Rosie. We have to be the change we want to see."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Rosie's alert and shared their concern. And a big thanks to this Good Samaritan who stopped in traffic on the way home from work to help this sweet dog and get her back home safely.
"Choco went missing one day. We just couldn't find him anywhere. We were doing renovations in the house and forgot to put the air vent cover on. We believe Choco went in through the open vent entrance and ended up in the basement inside the wall.
The following morning we heard scratching at the bottom of the stairs. We opened a piece of drywall by the crawlspace entrance and out came Choco. The feeling that came over us was like Christmas morning going to open presents. It made us realize even more how special Choco is to us!
Thanks to PawBoost, we got lots of great advice and words of encouragement. It's a good way to get exposure for your lost pet."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Choco's alert and offered their support and helpful advice. Choco has been found safe and sound and his family could not be happier.
"Lana got locked out on the porch where she sits while I walk the dogs. I wasn’t feeling well and locked her out, not realizing she was out there. I made posts all over Facebook including PawBoost and Nextdoor. I also made posters for my neighborhood, but my HOA took them down after a few days. I received several phone calls reporting seeing Lana, but it turned out to be my neighbor's cat that looks similar.
Then one day, someone called me from the neighborhood next to mine, saying they were almost positive that they saw Lana. I went over there and looked for her, but was not able to locate her and they had not seen her again. I decided to walk to the end of my neighborhood and look over the fence, with the help of a ladder.
By doing this I was able to see over the fence and into the woods that split between my neighborhood in the next neighborhood. I called for Lana and shook treats. I did that in the middle of the afternoon and then again around 10:00 at night. At 3:30 in the morning, the dogs were excited and I looked down and she was in the house.
Lana was gone through two holidays, including New Year's fireworks, and she made it home. A couple of ticks and a little bit skinnier, but in good shape otherwise. Thank you to PawBoost for getting the word out!"
Spread the good news! Thank you everyone who shared Lana's alert and called with possible sightings. She is now safely home.
"My girlfriend was actually the one who found Luna. She works at the restaurant where Luna was found. They were closing up for the night when Luna ran across the parking lot. One of her co-workers actually got scared when she saw Luna running, because she thought someone was chasing the dog, so she started running too! They quickly realized it was someone's pet and no one was pursuing her, so they started calling Luna. Thankfully, Luna is a sweet girl and ran right over! My girlfriend then volunteered to take her to our house since we have dog supplies and plenty of room, so they brought her over here.
PawBoost is directly responsible for the reunion! I went on Facebook after she was brought here and looked up our county's lost pet page. I made a posting that night and the very next morning, one of the owner's friends saw the post and got us in touch with each other! The owner said that she had gotten out around 8pm that night. He searched outside for a few hours before turning in for the night. I made the post at 11pm-ish. He contacted me at 8:17am the next morning after his friend shared the alert with him.
I have lost a pet before. She was missing for almost 3 months. Thankfully, I had spent a lot of time online posting pictures of her and she was found. The heartbreak and worry for her well-being was devastating while she was gone. Services like PawBoost are critical, and being able to reunite Luna with her owner in less than 13 hours is an absolute miracle. My girlfriend and I are ecstatic that we were able to help them get back together and that this site was so effective."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Luna's alert. Thanks to this kind couple who brought Luna home that night and found her owners. Luna was home the next morning!
"Our little feisty escape artist Fenway managed to get out of the yard via a small hole in the fence. I had let her outside to use the bathroom. I then returned to a video meeting that I was taking part in. I told my son to let her in. He thought I'd let her in and I thought he let her in. Some time went by and all I was thinking was, 'Oh no, she's gone.' She is 10 and she's done this once before, but it was very short lived.
Fenway went to a neighbor's house. My neighbor stated that she asked around and said that nobody knew the dog or where she lived. While I was out looking for her, I spoke with a guy and explained she was missing. He must have told the woman who found her, because she came to my house at 9:30 and explained that she had found her, but that she had taken her to Frederick, MD and given Fenway to her aunt.
I was very thankful that she came forward and returned my baby. PawBoost was able to help in that many people saw this post. Oddly enough, a friend in MA saw this post and I hadn't even told her Fenway was missing. PawBoost works! Thank you!
Fenway went missing on one of the darkest days in history, a day when many of us thought humanity and civility was dead. To know that good empathetic people are out there was heartwarming. PawBoost reaches the masses and helps reunite pets and their families."
Spread the good news! Fenway is reunited! Thanks to everyone who shared Fenway's alert. Thanks to the woman who returned Fenway to his owner. They're so happy he's home.
"Someone accidentally let him out in the back and shut the door behind him. We didn’t realize Chicken Wing was missing until 8am the next morning, when we began the search. Throughout my 2-day search I got dozens of messages on PawBoost with potential leads, helpful advice and an overwhelming amount of support. This all gave me hope that I would find my baby! I ended up finding him because of a flyer I left in someone’s door.
This site helped me keep my composure and understand that many cats who run away from home stay close by, and a huge mistake owners make when searching for their cat is that they search too far from home. My cat was found 2 blocks away, in someone else’s alley. Hearing this advice really helped me focus on my block and the surrounding blocks, which ultimately led to me finding my sweet boy!
It’s incredible how much helpful advice I got from people who have also lost their cat and were reunited - things I would never have thought of on my own! I was also too busy in the streets looking for him to do my own research, so it was nice when I would get a PawBoost notification. I could just open it and immediately see new advice and support. I am so happy that sites like this exist! I hope it continues to reunite owners with their pets - a true blessing."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Chicken Wing's alert and sent so many useful suggestions and messages of support. Chicken Wing is home safe and sound!
"She showed up on my patio doorstep, on a bathmat we had put out for our own lost cat, which had his scent on it. She was very calm and allowed me to pick her up and dry her off, and she accepted food and water.
The owner saw the post, which had been shared to Facebook, and called me. She came right over to pick up her baby, who is quite old. She told me she thinks she might have dementia, and they worried she had wandered off to die. Thankfully, she just wandered to my house!
She went missing the same days as my cat. She showed up at my door two days later, during a rainstorm. I posted her alert as soon as I learned about PawBoost (as well as my own missing boy).
Happy reunions are a huge reason I love PawBoost. The level of sharing and follow-up, as well as community interaction, is impressive."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert. And thanks to this Good Samaritan who cared for her and found her owner. She is home safe and sound.
"We were away at the sea at the time, and my brother was coming to look after all our animals. But when he got back, he called and said that Higgins wasn’t at the house and there was a huge thunderstorm going on. Since Higgins is terrified of thunder and we weren’t there, we think that’s why he got out.
He wandered into a lovely couple's garden and when he didn’t go away, they realized that he might be lost. So they looked at PawBoost’s Facebook page to report that they’d found someone’s dog, and saw the post about Higgins! They immediately contacted me. Half an hour later, I had my doggo back!
Many of the pages for lost and found pets in the area first have to accept your join request before you can actually post about your lost/found pet. Many of those pages only accepted me a day after I requested! So PawBoost really helped get the word out quickly."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Higgins's alert. Thanks so much to the lovely couple who found him and contacted his owner. Higgins is happy to be home!
"I was gone from the house and my husband came home, opened the door, gave Lazy her 'good girl' cookie, then went back outside to get items from his car. Lazy thought that I was still in the car and followed him out the door to greet me, without his knowledge. He retrieved his items and came back in the house, not realizing what she had done. When I came home, I thought Lazy was in the backyard but lo and behold, she was nowhere to be found!!
Someone messaged me about seeing a dog fitting Lazy's description a few miles away, but we couldn't find her when we got there. About 2 1/2 hrs later, after MUCH prayer, my phone rang and a voice said, "We have Lazy!" And Allison and her family returned Lazy to us. She had seen Lazy's picture in the alert and just had to bring her home to us. PawBoost was such a great way to help get the word out about a missing four-legged family member!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Lazy's alert. A big thanks to Allison who found her and brought her home to her owners.
"This sweet kitty was on my front patio one night. I left him food and made a little shelter. He kept coming around. I then saw him in the outdoor shelter in my yard. I bought a microchip scanner and scanned him. He was chipped! Bad news, the owner never registered him. The chip company told me the SPCA purchased that batch, and led me to his owner’s name. Meanwhile, it got very cold, so I took him inside.
I messaged everyone with the owner’s name on Facebook. One answered and said it was her cat, but they moved somewhere that they could not have a pet, and had given the cat to someone. She was heartbroken that he was outside. She asked if her niece could adopt him so she and her husband could visit him. The rescue that I work with got his shots updated, and we were on our way to reuniting him. Everyone was so happy!
It took a couple of weeks to find the owner. It was great to know that PawBoost is able to spread the word about lost and found pets across such a wide audience."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this lost kitty's alert. And thanks to the Good Samaritan who took such care in finding the owners. What a lovely ending to this story. This sweet kitty is now home!
"I was devastated when 7-month-old Hoku broke out of the house early in the morning through a window. He was able to squeeze through the opening and push the screen out around 5:30 am, after having his breakfast. He is an outdoor-indoor cat and typically knows his way home if he is close. I can only imagine he got spooked out of his territory by the garbage truck, then got lost in the 6-ft tall cane grass, trying to find his way home.
I posted about 100 missing kitty flyers through the neighborhood and along the bike path. I also posted like crazy on various social media sites. I got so many possible sightings, as well as numerous heart-wrenching calls, none of which turned out to be Hoku. But I knew I could not give up hope, even though there were moments when everything seemed hopeless. Eventually, someone saw my poster while walking their dog along the bike path and said he may have seen Hoku in his neighborhood about 2 miles away. I really didn't think anything would pan out, but friends encouraged me to stay hopeful. We posted about 50 more missing kitty flyers over there, just in case.
Two weeks later, I got a call from another woman who feeds stray cats. She was certain she saw Hoku. I checked that area for 2 days and found nothing. On the 3rd day I took a bike ride to check the area once more. I was just about to give up and head home, when I saw a little striped tail and faint white blob playing, making its way back into the tall grass. I turned my bike around, shook some treats and called "Hoku!!!" The kitty turned around, started meowing like crazy at the sound of my voice, and ran to me as fast as he could! I couldn't believe it was my Hoku!!!! It was an incredible moment that I only thought existed in fairytales! I had to check his back paws for his spots to be sure it was him. He was so dirty and stinky! After a bath and lots of love, he is so happy to be home and won't leave my side! It just goes to show, you should never give up hope!!!!!
PawBoost an incredibly useful tool to help give your missing pets exposure. Between good old fashioned flyers and the internet, I've been reunited with my Hoku boy. I feel so incredibly lucky and forever grateful. SO, NEVER GIVE UP!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Hoku's alert. Thanks to the kind lady who called to say she'd seen him. Hoku was lost for 32 days and is now home safe and sound!
"Max ran off when the kids were going out the door for school. We searched, walked ditches, called, visited vets, hung posters, called shelters, and posted on many sites. We had no luck for months!
Thanks to a vet who recommended Max's rescuer look on PawBoost, Max was located and she reached out from 5 hours away!!!! He was found almost 5 hours away after being gone almost 3 months!!!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Max's alert. Thanks to the vet who suggested PawBoost to his owners, and to the rescuer who kept him safe until his family could find him. Max is home after nearly 3 months.
"This duck was reported as being lost in a parking lot on Nextdoor. It looked like a Muscovy duck, and we had previous experience rescuing and rehabilitating such ducks. I searched for 2 hours but couldn’t find where the duck was, but finally the people who found the duck gave me their phone number. Once my husband got home from work, we got the duck. I immediately posted on Nextdoor, Facebook and PawBoost. I called her Daisy.
After two weeks, thousands of clicks, and many helpful comments, I thought I’d found someone who would take the duck if we didn’t find the owner. Then, out of nowhere, I received a direct message through PawBoost. Someone said that her friend had seen the alert and that my pictures were definitely of her duck. She left her phone number and I called her. She was totally legit and gave me information about the duck that only her owner would know. The owner had to work the next couple of days, so we planned for her to come get Daisy Duck on Sunday. She came by, Daisy definitely recognized her, and the owner left to go directly to get Daisy’s wings clipped. The owner said she’d given up in the two weeks Daisy had been gone. The 'Daisy chain' definitely worked to connect me with her owner."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this lost duck's alert and to the kind people who kept her safe and found her owner. After being away for two weeks, 'Daisy' is finally home.
"Newbie went missing when we were transferring her from her dog run outside to the house. She usually is a good girl and can run into the house without a leash. But this time she darted away from the house and into the streets. At first we were trying to go after her, but because she is a hunting dog, she can run for miles without being worn out. So throughout the day we would go outside, see her running up and down the street, try to call for her, but she continued to run.
A person from across our main street had seen her approach them and their dog. Seeing that she was a little friendly, they were able to call her over and see the tag that was on her collar. They called my wife, who then contacted me and told me someone had her and they weren't far away. I was running errands, but as soon as I got back, I sat on the floor in our common area of the kitchen and just held and hugged her.
For those that saw Newbie's alert and commented on her possible whereabouts, and being inclusive for her search, I thank you! She's skinnier than when she darted, but lots of love and wet food are helping her get back on her energetic paws!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Newbie's alert. And thanks to the neighbors who found her and called her owners. Newbie was missing for a week but is now home!
"He went out through his kitty door with his brother to play a minute - like they always do. But his brother Hobbs came back in and Tom did not. I stayed up until 4am with the door open for him and he did not come home. I knew something was wrong because he never does that, especially in the winter. We walked around the neighborhood and called for him and checked lost and found sites with no luck. Through a neighborhood email where I posted his picture, a neighbor told me about PawBoost. A few minutes after posting, I saw his picture from earlier. I gave my contact information to the woman who posted that he was found, and now he's home.
After seeing his picture on PawBoost, I contacted the person who found him in their neighborhood. Tom was found by caring animal lovers who know that our pets are family. Thanks to this site, my neighbors and I were able to find Tom. Thank you so much!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Tom's alert. Thanks so much to the caring people who found Tom. He's now home, sleeping in his favorite chair with his blanket.
"She was wandering around the neighborhood and was crouched under a tree in my yard looking nervous. It was very cold out and I thought she might be an indoor cat, as she had a collar and seemed unfamiliar with the outside. I heated up a bowl of cream and put it close to our front porch and then walked away about 6 feet. She eventually came to drink and slowly started to trust me. After about an hour of talking to her, she let me pet her, and I could check her collar. Unfortunately the ID tag had fallen off. I put some warmed turkey meat and water on my front porch, and a box with a blanket in it, in case she wanted to get out of the cold. I went in to check the internet for lost cats matching her description.
PawBoost was the most prominent site that came up, and after sending messages to each person with a similar looking cat, I decided to post a photo of her on PawBoost. One of the people I called came by to see if it was their cat. She was not but they had a pet carrier and offered to take her to the vet to see if she was microchipped and she was! Her home was about 5 miles away and she had been missing for 3 months! The people who came by were so kind. In the process of trying to find their own cat, they'd already reunited several cats with their owners.
She showed up at 5pm, and by 9pm these people took her in their carrier. The next morning she was reunited with her owner after being missing 3 months! It was my first time using PawBoost. It was a nice surprise to see that within one hour of posting the lost cat’s photo, it was shared over 100 times on Facebook by your community.
The PawBoost community cares so much and not only shared the alert, but posted comments about missing cats that looked similar to the one I found! I had initially written our HOA about the cat, in case it was from our neighborhood. When I wrote back to let them know it had been reunited with its owner, I also told them about PawBoost and what a great tool it is. Many pet owners in the neighborhood were grateful to know of the service in case they ever need it."
Spread the great news! Thanks to everyone who shared this lost kitty's alert. Thank you to the Good Samaritan who found her and to the family who offered to help by taking her to get scanned. She's now home, after 3 months!
"My partner brought Phoebe outside to go to the bathroom one night, and someone set off fireworks right beside them. Phoebe freaked, pulled on her leash, and slipped out of her collar. She bolted away to hide and couldn't be found anywhere.
We tried everything -- calling authorities and shelters, flyer-ing the neighborhoods, canvassing dog parks, and promoting her information online -- to get the word out. Someone brought her to a shelter, and folks on the web started sending us her picture.
PawBoost helped connect us to folks who found Phoebe's picture at a local shelter. We were going to spend more hours canvassing the neighborhood hopelessly, and PawBoost helped us bring her home faster! She was home in less than 24 hours."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Phoebe's alert and offered help and kind thoughts. A big thank you to the police who found Phoebe and brought her to the Animal Care Center in East Harlem. She is exhausted and a bit nervous, but she's home now.
"She wandered into our back yard and came up to us. She was very friendly. We had a feeling she was an indoor cat by the way she would purr, and the fact she wasn’t scared of us.
I posted her picture on PawBoost the day we found her. PawBoost updated me often with pictures of cats they thought could be her. Today I got a picture and it looked similar to her but it was hard to tell if it was her or not. The owner of this cat had her phone number on here, so I was able to contact her and ask if she could text me a better picture of her kitty. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew it was the kitty I'd found because she had a distinct spot on her face. If it weren’t for PawBoost, I don’t know if we would ever have found her family.
As soon as I posted my found kitty’s alert, it was shared over and over. It took us about 2 1/2 weeks to find the owner. The owner said she had been missing for about 4 weeks"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this lost kitty's alert. And thanks to the kind family who took care of her and found her owner. She's reunited and happy at home!
"Sola got out the sliding back door without us knowing. An amazing family heard about the posters we put up around the neighborhood and brought Sola back to us! It was obvious she had been hiding for over two weeks. She looks to have lost half her weight and her coat color changed with malnutrition. I almost didn’t recognize her, but she is safe and sound back with her family! Us!
It's so important to put up posters everywhere. Also, keep in mind that the look of your cat can change drastically in even 2-3 weeks or more! I wasn’t expecting that, and almost thought it wasn’t her - but it absolutely is!
The more people that are aware and see the post is important. Also the community can really help you to stay strong and not give up hope! Seeing other animals reunited is very helpful!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sola's alert and offered support and encouragement. A huge thanks to the family who found her and got her home safely. Sola was gone for 18 long days and she's now home!
"Debo was gone for the longest 7 days of my life. I didn't think I'd ever be able to squeeze him and tell him how much I loved him ever again. The love in my heart for this dog is immeasurable! He lost 12 lbs and was severely dehydrated and malnourished.
No one was able to catch him. He had traveled at least 8 miles, crossed a 4-lane highway, and was extremely confused, but still trying to find home. As soon as he realized he was safe, his poor muscles and legs shut down, and he was no longer able to walk. He has since been fed, slept in my bed (despite his smell), and is getting a bath. He went to the vet and all of his bloodwork is normal! Just his weight loss, dehydration, malnutrition, some raw tootsies, and exhausted muscles to work on. DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR LOST BABIES!!!
We had an amazing network of people helping look for my baby - most that had never met him. (Tip: FLYERS AND CONVERSATIONS!) We looked everyday all day for seven days and still wouldn't have found him if it weren't for the pure generosity of the community! We had ladies walking their dogs looking, amazing neighbors driving around leaving out water and food in case he came back, men on bicycles checking daily, help from animal control, and the numerous social media shares that helped us bring my baby home!!! THANK YOU ALL for helping me hold my baby and tell him I love him one more time. Well it's been a few hundred now, but you get the point. THANK YOU! He is home!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Debo's alert. And thank you to everyone who helped find him. The action and generosity of the community was astounding. And Debo is home.
"He was walking down the street outside my apartments. He was stressed and moving quickly, but once I saw him, I called out to him. He realized I was there and came up to me quickly.
My dogs didn't want him in the house so I decided to take him to my mom's. I posted on PawBoost the night I took him, and my mom took him to the animal shelter. The next day I got a message from PawBoost. Someone was reaching out saying it was their missing dog, Thor. I let her know that he was at Animal Humane NM and how to go about the reclaim process. She brought him home that day.
It turns out Thor had gotten out the day I found him - only a couple minutes before I saw him. There were fireworks that scared him so he bolted. I found his owner the very next day. I work at the animal shelter and any time we get any calls about a lost or found pet, the first thing I do is tell them to post on PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Thor's alert. Thank you to this kind person and her mom for taking care of Thor and seeing that he got home safely.
"Mavis was being brave and decided she wanted to go out at 2:30am. So we let her, as we thought she would be back within a couple of minutes, as she never ventured far. How wrong we were!
A kind lady saw a poster in the local area and gave me a call. She'd spotted her in her garden looking quite thin. Mavis was clearly hungry. She had been hiding for 5 weeks in a local outbuilding or garage at the back of some houses.
PawBoost was such a big help. When you have no idea of how your pet has vanished, you try every available source to get reunited. I'm grateful to the lovely lady who called me to say she saw her. I’m just so thankful for kind humans!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mavis's alert. And a big thanks to the kind lady who found her and called her owner. Mavis is back home after 5 weeks!
"Noel would normally come in every night, but he didn’t return home one night when it was abnormally cold. We looked extensively around our neighborhood and woods multiple times over the course of two weeks. But there was no sign of him. We had lost hope that he was coming back - especially with known coyotes roaming occasionally.
Somehow, he found his way home on his own. He was much thinner (and very hungry), pretty dirty, but otherwise, without a scratch. I was comforted by the widespread sharing and well wishes from other pet lovers in the area. I knew that if anything could be done to help bring Noel home, PawBoost was my best ally. Thank you so much!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Noel's alert and sent messages of support to his family. They are so happy he's home safe and sound.
"I first saw them in the road in front of my house, running in front of cars. I knew I had to do something. I tried to get them to come to me but they were more interested in running around than coming near me. I followed them down the street and still couldn’t get them to come to me. They eventually disappeared behind a house and I thought I had lost them. But as I reached my driveway they both came running, and I was able to get them in my fenced-in back yard!
I took them to the local shelter in hopes the owners would look there first. That worked because they found them and are now back home! These two were able to get over 300 shares from the PawBoost post alone, not to mention how many people the email alert reached!"
Spread the good news! These two dogs are now home safely. Thanks to everyone who shared their alert. And thanks to the kind neighbor who took care of them and found their owners.
"Blue Dog is a service dog to my son who has high functioning autism. As they were playing in the back yard as they always do, Blue started to chase a squirrel, jumped the fence and, unlike usual, he just never came back. He was lost from Friday until Sunday. After seeing a flyer I posted in my neighborhood, a kind woman told me she thought she saw him getting picked up by animal control Friday evening. I was so distraught and upset.
I reached out to so many in my community, as the shelter wouldn’t be open until that next Tuesday. A few people from the shelter agreed to let me at least confirm he was in fact at the shelter, so I could calm down, or continue our search for Blue. It was him. The reunion was a tearful overwhelming moment. Something I have NEVER felt!
I just feel like PawBoost gets the word out to everyone who loves animals. I will continue to use this site and help others find their loved ones! We all have to work together!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Blue Dog's alert. His family truly appreciates all the love and support. He is home safe and sound!
"We just moved from Austin, TX to Henderson, NV. We are temporarily living in an apartment until we can move into our home. Watson, our 7-year-old tabby, snuck out of the sliding glass door when my husband was getting rid of the used cat litter right before bedtime. Since we are new to the area, Watson has no clue where to go. Without noticing Watson wasn’t in the apartment, my husband went to bed. The next morning, he couldn’t find him in the apartment and that is where the 46-hour ordeal started.
We put his box outside, along with food, water, and a cardboard box with blankets. We scattered used litter around our apartment, printed and hung signs, posted on PawBoost, filed a missing pet report from his microchip company, posted on local missing animal Facebook groups, called our vet, called local shelters and walked many miles around our apartment looking and calling for him.
I was walking around the apartment complex calling Watson’s name and shaking treats when I thought I heard a soft meow. I waited another minute and thought I heard it again. I walked closer to the meow and it sounded muffled - like he was trapped somewhere. I called my husband for backup, to search closely with me, and unfortunately he didn’t answer. I dropped to my hands and knees and saw Watson panicked, hiding under a low profile car.
Luckily I had treats with me and tried to coax him out, but he would grab a treat and then retreat back to his hiding spot. A car drove by and a man walked by the parked vehicle. When Watson was looking in the other direction at the man walking by, I grabbed him and walked briskly back to the apartment. I showed my husband and we both started crying tears of joy on the floor. All of those emotions of stress and helplessness washed away. We are beyond excited to have him home."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Watson's alert and helped his family. They are reunited and so happy!