Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"We took our Tuxedo cat Oreo to the vet in Laguna Hills. Because of COVID-19, we were told to stay in the car, with the cat on our lap, and the vet assistant could come to us and take the cat inside.
Oreo was purring as we waited for the staff to come and get her, and then she got frightened and ran off. We searched for her for 2 days and contacted the neighbors in the area. We brought her bed and her favorite food and placed it in the area.
I placed a lost alert on PawBoost. Someone saw the alert and called me as they were walking their dogs and said a cat matching the description was on the roof of a neighbor's house. Our cat is terrified of coyotes and evidently ran up a tree and jumped to the roof of a house and could not get down. The neighbors said that they saw coyotes in the neighborhood that night.
A neighbor brought a ladder and I was able to coax my cat down with some food, as she had not eaten for 2 days. When I got home and she looked out the window at the familiar surroundings, she began to purr, and now wants to be held all the time.
I had never heard of PawBoost before and someone recommended it. From the time I put the alert up to the time our Tuxedo cat was found was about 24 hours. Thanks to those who went looking for her at almost midnight and put out food."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oreo's alert. She's sleeping quietly in her bed and happy to be home.
"Harley found us. We were in bed after wrapping gifts all day and heard a pounding at the patio door. Harley was jumping and throwing herself against the window, whimpering, but not barking. We could see that she was injured. Her right paw had a deep cut in the pad. We knew she was cold and in need of help. We opened our door to the happy looking Rottweiler and she rushed in, full of energy! We took Harley to the garage where she spent the night. Each time we went out to check on her, Harley was glad to see us. She sat on our laps, despite being a full grown Rottie.
We have a cousin who works at the Vanderburgh Humane Society not far from my house. We kept her overnight, posting late into the night on every website we could to see if someone would recognize her. PawBoost was one of them. We included our plan to take Harley to VHS at noon the next day if no one had claimed her. At noon, we took her to VHS where they tended to her wound, got her more food, and kept her safe. Her family claimed her within a few hours, and texted us to thank us for keeping her safe.
We had just finished cleaning the floors in our garage when we got the text. It wasn't much of a hassle, since seeing Harley find her people in time for Christmas was so rewarding. The owners said they were in between moving houses when she was lost, so she had gone out looking for them in their old neighborhood when they left. Harley has a little girl in her family who would have really missed her over Christmas if she hadn't returned. She looks so happy with her family again.
PawBoost was easy to use and every comment came in a notification to my email, so I was always up to date on any developments. PawBoost also spread the word to a large audience by sending emails and notifications."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Harley's alert. Special thanks to this family who helped get Harley home in time for Christmas!
"Miss Penny escaped from a friend's home we were visiting in NC. The area was surrounded by dense woods, a very busy highway, and a lot of houses. There were infinite places for a little baby to hide.
Due to the enormous amount of shares through PawBoost, my friend we were visiting got tagged on a stranger's post. She knew immediately where Penny was located. The house was a friend of a mutual friend, who also came to Penny's rescue. Even as skittish as Penny is, he managed to gain enough of her trust to be able to capture her without injury. The rest is just pure joy.
Penny was missing for 31 hours. It was cold, dark and raining. It's a pure miracle. PawBoost's sharing and caring network is massive. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone for their shares and good positive energy. My baby girl is home thanks to you."
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"Ronnie didn’t come home for his tea one evening. We immediately knew something was wrong because he loves his food! We posted on all the lost and found groups including PawBoost and put flyers through all our neighbours' doors. We searched the local area calling his name every few hours and shaking the dreamies!
One evening we went around calling for Ronnie and heard a little cry. We followed him meowing and soon spotted him in the upstairs window of an abandoned house. The neighbours explained that the builder must’ve locked him in by mistake.
PawBoost was really useful in raising awareness for Ronnie. They got lots of people sharing his photo and looking out for him."
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"Oreo jumped the fence and lost his way. We put up signs all over the neighborhood and the kids put fliers on the doors of all the houses. We posted in PawBoost and other local groups and received several calls. Some were about a cat that looks so similar, but not Oreo. Our community really came together to help us.
Finally, my daughter and I made another round around the neighborhood shaking his favorite treats and calling him. I heard a meow and followed the sound. The cry became more intense and we discovered that he was far up a redwood tree in another neighbor's backyard. The cry was getting louder and we knew it was Oreo. We went to the house and another neighbor had heard his cry and was out front of that same house. The neighbor let us in her backyard.
The tree was massive and with all of our flashlights we couldn't see him, but he kept crying and was obviously terrified. We called to him but he wouldn't come down. It was that traditional kitten stuck in a tree scenario and we were racking our brains to determine what to do to get him down. One neighbor rescues animals and had a trap that she set up along with a camera that would text her when an animal was caught. She set up the trap and my daughter and I just kept calling to Oreo in a calm, reassuring way.
After about an hour of standing in the rain and calling him, he finally started to climb down. It was a bumpy descent but in the end he made it. I boosted my daughter up and she was able to get him. He was the happiest I've ever seen him. Snuggling up close, purring his face off and being extra affectionate. He gobbled up his favorite food and was obviously very hungry. We are so overjoyed to have him home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oreo's alert. It was a group effort that led to his return and his family is so very grateful!
"I work as a veterinarian technician at a local animal hospital and someone found her on a main road. They brought her in to check for a microchip which unfortunately she didn’t have. I offered my help in taking over and fostering her in my own home so she didn’t have to wait at the shelter. She was so well trained and behaved, I knew her owners were missing her so much.
I called all local shelters, police, animal hospitals, etc... The owners were away on a business trip and had a family member watching over the home. The owners sent a lost flyer for the family member house sitting to put in the neighbors mailboxes. This is when the neighbors put two and two together when they saw my PawBoost Alert. I was able to contact the owners via phone and they were so happy to know I kept her safe and never stopped looking.
I’m so happy I decided to keep her safe in my home with my other pets. If it wasn’t for PawBoost and multiple Facebook shares I would have never found the owners. The owners were not on social media but the alert got out to neighbors who were able to notify me. This was the best lead I had thanks to PawBoost!
Never give up! PawBoost helped me even when everyone else was losing hope. It may take 1 day or it may take 12 days. But, without PawBoost I would have never found the connection to reunite Freddy."
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"I left my front door open while unloading groceries and Oakley came outside to play while I unloaded. After bringing in my last bag and coming to close my trunk and bring her in she was nowhere to be seen. I followed a suggestion from a comment left on her PawBoost post. I walked my neighborhood whistling and calling her name.
With no success, I turned around and headed back towards home, but continued to whistle until I saw her running up from a street I never even drove on looking for her. I took a picture as soon as I saw her and she came running up to me jumping, licking, and talking to me. We walked the rest of the way home and she ran straight to my kid's rooms. She pounced on their beds and kissed them until she finally decided she wanted to stay in my oldest’s room and just relax.
PawBoost helped get the word out beyond resources I already had used. It opened a huge forum of suggestion and hope for our search. I called shelters, put up a classified ad, asked friends to post on her behalf, drove my neighborhood relentlessly and none of that worked for 4 1/2 days. Just one day on PawBoost got her home! Amazing!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oakley's alert. Oakley's family is so happy to have her home after 6 days of searching.
"One day our family was outside taking pictures. We believe it was then that our beloved cat Wubbado snuck out of the house. After tropical storm Etta this year, south Florida was flooded. The day after the storm, a wonderful family driving home from an outing spotted her sitting forlorn and still in some brush on the side of the road.
They circled back, captured her and took her in. She was a mess from the storm with matted hair and stickers galore. They renamed her Stormi and nurtured her back to health. Meanwhile, Wubbado's family had been searching locally, driving the neighborhood, putting up flyers, checking backs of restaurants, etc, but to no avail.
After almost a month of searching and hearing nothing, Grandma posted her info to PawBoost and other websites. One weekend at a rescue event a PawBoost Rescue Squad member and Wubbado's new family met. They started talking and the Rescue Squad member shared the PawBoost site, and within a few days, we received the call!
It was only because of PawBoost that she was found, and she was only on PawBoost for 8 days! Of all the sites that I posted her to, I received the most activity from PawBoost. Not only daily alerts, but suggestions and comments from others who immediately shared her information. Thanks to PawBoost, she is home. Thank you for such a great service!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Wubbado's alert. Home safe after 40 days! That's amazing :)
"My husband and I were going into town and we were sitting at a light and just happened to see this little dog in the road. She was going up to cars and looking at the drivers and I just knew it was a matter of time before something bad would happen. I pulled over and called to the puppy and it came right to me!
We drove around the neighborhood and if we saw someone out we asked them if they had seen the puppy or knew of anyone whose pet was M.I.A. We didn't have a clue as to how long she had been missing. She was pretty smelly and wet but we knocked on doors and showed pictures. We got a few leads but they were dead ends, so we went over to the pound to get phone numbers and took her home with us!
She got a full belly and went to sleep. It was Sunday so for the rest of the night we just prayed and gave thanks and praise. Monday morning I left a message with the city of Sweetwater and Mr. Bean called me back about an hour later and said he thought he knew who the owner was! We set up a pick up and the owner took her home! What a glorious day.
PawBoost is the only way to connect with caring people that look out for each other and care what happens to pets who can't help themselves! Thank you all so much. Even with the pandemic, emergency people are out giving and giving to those in need."
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"Steel is potty trained to go outside and used our doggie door and bypassed our cat proofing one Sunday night. He disappeared for 3.5 days. We think he was locked in someone's garage... total speculation.
PawBoost helped spread the word. Fortunately, that little stinker found his way home on his own! I opened the bathroom door after brushing my teeth, ready to start my day and all of a sudden I hear a familiar, 'meeeOoow!' Which translates to, 'Morning mom, I'm ready for breakfast please!'
I gasped so loudly it woke my husband up and he leaped out of bed when he saw who I was smooching. Steel got a special breakfast and then he promptly perched himself on his favorite shelf in the house. Best. Morning. EVER."
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"Petey got out through a side gate and I did not realize the main gate was not locked. He somehow ended up at least ten miles from home. Thank God I posted his picture on PawBoost because the lady who found him in her driveway had taken him in.
Then her boyfriend's mother happened to see his picture and description on your site. They also called the animal shelter and got my phone number. It was a team effort, but I was so worried he'd been injured and so relieved he was safe and sound. I feared I'd never see him again!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Petey's alert. Home safe and sound after 2 days!
"This dog was running in traffic at a busy intersection and almost got hit. I u-turned then opened my car door and made a kissing noise. She ran right up and jumped in my car and had a seat in the back. The owner was up all night worried and checked PawBoost for the missing dog and luckily saw that I had found her.
They then called me and headed over immediately to reunite with the missing dog. If everyone used PawBoost's database it would make the process of finding a lost loved one much easier. I picked up the dog a fair ways away from my home so it’s nice to not have a limited audience see your post due to your home address."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A huge thank you to this Good Samaritan for bringing this dog to safety :)
"Due to his blindness, Calvin has never left the area beyond 20 feet from our door. Yet one Friday night he felt compelled to go find his dog friend Gus. Gus lives across the road and comes to visit often. Gus has learned to open the front door and come right in to visit and clean out the dog food bowls.
We posted on Facebook and PawBoost. A few people offered to come search and a couple of strangers helped search because they read about our lost dog on PawBoost. The first day we searched the roads and notified all of our neighbors. Because of the friendship between Gus and Calvin, I went to our neighbor’s yard and Gus was there but no Calvin.
By Sunday morning, Gus led his humans to the back of the property to find Calvin! They led him home after being gone for 2 nights. Later that day, Gus came over to our house and looked for Calvin who was sleeping. After a sniff to make sure he was okay, he was happy to go home.
We have had so very many texts of concern and appreciate it. When Calvin first went blind last year we subscribed to a GPS tracker but got complacent. Calvin is now wearing his GPS tracker all of the time."
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"I let Bonham out as usual one Monday morning. He always comes home during the day to eat, but I didn't see him that day. I thought at first maybe he was having a special adventure but as it became closer to dark I got worried. He is always home before dark and comes when called. That night was the first night he was away from home. It was a nightmare.
Something told me to look outside the window in my door around 2:00 am and there he was! Normally he meows to get in, but not this time. I don't know what made me get up to check. He was soaking wet but OK. I think he was stuck somewhere, maybe in a garage, because it looked like one of his claws was missing and there was a little bit of blood. He seems fine overall.
Before he even ate he was loving all over me. He went to go over to his bowl and then he stopped and came to me and rubbed all over and wanted me to hold him. My mom and my brother came up and he crawled into my brother's lap and let my mom hug and kiss him. He's so happy that he's home. I can't thank everybody enough for all of your prayers and help. This is all I wanted for Christmas and I thank God."
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"She walked up to our house from the woods and waited at the gate to our fence. I carefully approached her and she licked my hand, then immediately came in when I opened the gate. We gave her some food and water, then when we opened the door to the house she came right in and laid on the dog bed. She was our shadow for the rest of her time with us - very friendly and sweet girl!
I posted to many local pet groups and neighborhood groups, but the PawBoost post is the one that connected all of the dots - she had been reported missing and someone commented on the post. Within an hour, I was able to contact the owner and she was home safe and sound.
We made the decision to keep her at our house instead of turning her over to the shelter, with the hope we'd find her owner. The owner had posted as well after she'd gone missing the night before and hadn't returned. A kind stranger made the connection via the PawBoost Facebook post and we had her home within a few hours of posting!
I'd never heard of PawBoost before this situation, but I experienced that folks notice the PawBoost posts and use them to try to reunite pets with their families. Without PawBoost, social media, and kind strangers, this poor girl may not have ever made it back home."
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"Chloe walked out of the garage while we were unloading our groceries. We must have left the laundry room door open for just a few moments and she walked right out. We didn’t even realize it until later when we checked the home video system and saw her leave.
A gate guard from another community about a half mile away called and said that a resident had spotted her but couldn’t catch her as she was scared and running away. We went right over and Chloe was in a bush. She came running as soon as she saw us! PawBoost showed instant results with people in nearby communities posting, sharing, commenting and most importantly LOOKING."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chloe's alert. Reunited after 2 days! Don’t ever give up hope. If your pet is missing keep looking!!
"My roommate left her door and window open and Wiz got out onto the roof and jumped down. We left Wiz’s litter, my dirty laundry, his bed, and basically anything that would smell or sound familiar to him, out on the porch and never stopped calling for him. We were leaving the door open with cans of tuna right inside and set up security cameras that send notifications whenever there’s motion detected.
We caught him on the camera and as soon as I went to the door and he recognized me, he just wanted to be brought inside! If it wasn’t for PawBoost's service, not as many people would’ve been out there looking for him, updating me, supporting and encouraging me, and just praying for him to come home, which all helped in the long run. It was also awesome that I could look through the found pets and follow any leads I got of people who found black cats!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Wiz's alert. Please don’t ever lose hope or give up searching for your babies, they will make their way back to you.
"She literally showed up at my front door and cried at my door every night. When I opened the door she immediately walked right into my home as if she belonged here. After several weeks of crying at my front door and coming in my home like she owned the place, I knew she was someone’s pet. She was too loving and sweet to be a stray. I had a friend put an ad on another website. After no findings I put her photo on PawBoost.
Only after a couple days on PawBoost, another viewer commented that she thought that she had seen the cat on this website. Then, another viewer on PawBoost commented, 'could this be Cupcake?' She included Cupcake’s ID number. I looked up Cupcake’s ID number and saw the photo. I knew it had to be her! The facial markings were very identifiable.
I waited anxiously for Cupcake to reappear at my door. A couple hours later there she was so I immediately called the phone number I had for her on PawBoost. I contacted the woman who was skeptical. I asked her to look up my found ID number with the photo to see if she thought it was her cat. She immediately drove right over. Approximately 12 blocks away! She instantly knew it was her cat. She picked up the sweet kitty and held her in her arms. She started crying.
She began to tell me the whole story. Her family had recently moved here from out of town about four months ago. The cat had gotten out and had been missing for nearly FOUR months. Her daughter was heartbroken after being in a new town, new school, Covid and now losing her beloved pet. I began to cry as she unfolded the story. They thought all hope was lost for the search for their beloved pet.
After being reunited for a week, the woman came to my door with flowers and a thank you note from her little girl. I learned that the little girl had gotten Cupcake as a kitten. Cupcake is now seven years old. The woman then went on to tell me that since Cupcake has been reunited with her family the doom and gloom of moving to a new city and EVERYTHING going wrong is now suddenly a downhill climb."
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"Buttons suffers from severe anxiety. While out on a walk, she had a large panic attack and managed to slip out of her harness. PawBoost played a huge role in helping reunite Buttons with us. Over three weeks, many people in the neighborhood and adjacent areas saw the Facebook post and instantly contacted us whenever she was sighted. Dozens of people voluntarily left food and water out for Buttons, which encouraged her to stay in the area.
Some neighbors who had seen the PawBoost post allowed us to leave a trap for her in their backyard. Once Buttons had set off the trap, these same neighbors called us. I was surprised by how may people actively checked the listings for missing pets and would voluntarily leave food and water out for her, even before we had asked them to do so."
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"Cherry (I named her based on her little cherry eye) was wandering in my neighborhood for at least four days. The first day I saw her I was on my way home from work and she was following a man around in the road. I couldn't safely pass her in the road so I rolled down my window and asked the guy if she was his dog.
He said no, and that she had been following him around for 30 minutes. I thought it would be easy to just pick Cherry up, put her in the car and take her to animal control, but she gave me a run for my money. I very calmly followed her around, trying to pretend I had treats. She didn't run away but didn't let me get close. I got her into a dead end and she eventually hid under a parked car.
I tried to get her out from under the car for several minutes. My fiancé brought me treats but that did not work. Since she was staying put under the car, I called animal control and waited there to make sure she stayed under the car until they got there. Eventually the person whose car she was under came outside yelling at me wondering what I was doing.
It took them awhile to believe a little dog was actually under their car, but eventually they did. Animal control wasn't able to get the catcher around her while she was under the car, and she eventually got out from under the car. We continued to try to gain her trust as she was running around the church and down the street for over an hour. I eventually went home to get my dog to see if she would say hi to him, which she did, but animal control was still not able to get her.
Eventually we lost track of her and the animal control officer left. I knew I literally would not be able to rest until we got her safely. The next morning, we took our dogs on a walk and saw her again. And again she said hi to my dogs but wouldn't let us get close. She ran off and I did not want to chase her into the street so I called animal control.
I messaged them that night and they said they had picked her up so I was very happy. BUT the next night, I saw her again so they must have confused her with another dog. We followed her around for awhile in the car and tried to coax her with treats. It was too dangerous to chase her and we eventually lost sight of her. We didn't see Cherry the entire next day, and I feared the worse.
That morning I put out food and water and a dirty shirt of mine hoping to gain her trust behind the church. That night I sat out behind the church in my car waiting for her to come. I even put out a hot turkey meal hoping she would smell it and come. Instead, I watched a stray cat eat the entire thing while I sat in my car - but that was okay too.
The following morning we took our dogs for a walk, and had a plan devised if we saw her again. To our absolute surprise, she was laying on the church steps just staring at us. My fiancé ran home and got a big heavy blanket and treats. I walked up one way with my little dog, and my fiancé came around the corner the other way.
Cherry sniffed my dog but then saw John come around the corner. Thankfully the sight of the blanket distracted her enough that I was able to pick her up. She eventually settled down and let me carry her to our backyard where we gave her food and water. I literally cried from relief that we finally got her. I held her for awhile and she eventually fell asleep on me - it was very sweet.
I then drove her over to animal control. I was sad to leave her at the shelter, but hoped her owner would come get her. Shortly after I brought her she was picked up by her owner. She was not chipped so they must have seen the PawBoost post or were checking the shelter often. Cherry was very sweet and I am happy she was able to go home to her family."
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"Diggs and his sister routinely come home at the same time. She came home but Diggs had not been seen for 11 days. A neighbor saw our colorful flyers in the neighborhood and heard a kitty crying from the palm trees while walking her dog. She contacted me the next morning. Neighbors pulled over and tried to help our kitty get down but were unsuccessful.
We called the fire department, animal control, and vet offices but they were not able to help. With the help of Nextdoor suggestions, I was able to find a tree trimming company who had connections with the Animal Experts company. After 6 hours of sitting under the tree and calling everyone to desperately seek help, Marc from Animal Experts came and saved the day!! So grateful to my neighbors and community!"
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"I had just pulled in when I saw a neighbor walking his dog. Talking while getting stuff out of the car I noticed a little dog messing with his dog. I asked what was up, which is when he said the dog just started following his dog. The owner had increasing anxiety so the dog was getting jumpier. I ran inside to grab my boy Tyler and an extra leash along with a harness.
In the brief time of me grabbing Tyler and stuff, the little dog started following another large dog being walked by a woman who was completely freaking out. I carefully walked Tyler near them hoping to get the stray's attention on Tyler. I tried to instruct her to calm down so we could help. After I successfully got the little dude to be interested and sniffing with Tyler, I got him to follow us.
He had a clean blue collar on, no injuries, and it didn't seem like he'd been on the street long. By this time some health officials and police officer walked over from a covid testing site to check things out. I let them know I was just trying to help. He took to Tyler a lot, which I used to my advantage to guide him towards the house and into the backyard.
I immediately started taking pictures and told my family that I just knew he was someone's dog. My mom and aunt cleaned a room on our 3rd floor that could be set up for him. I leaned down to pet him and assess my situation at that point. He flinched but was showing a better response, so I scooped him up to the room. I made him a bed and got him water, a toy and peanut butter. I eventually got him some wet food and he dozed off. I continued to check on him while trying to find out where he got lost from.
His daddy posted on PawBoost after the plumber let his beloved Wrinkles out. Wrinkles, whose over 11 years old, has been with his daddy since he was 4 weeks old! His friend who was helping him saw our post. It was within hours from when we posted on PawBoost that we received responses and realized that there was a post of his daddy looking for him. We were able to reunite them and have a happy ending."
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"I was at an intersection when this dog ran past me. I stopped and called him over. He actually came up to my driver's side and jumped in my vehicle on my lap! I drove around with him for over 2 hours. I took him to a vet to check for a microchip, but unfortunately it wasn’t registered. And he had a collar and harness but no tags.
I then put his picture on here under found pets and other people reached out and sent me his match. Unfortunately there was no contact number. I commented on their post saying I had their dog and left my number. But after getting no response I ended up calling animal control.
The owners finally called me and I told them all about our adventures and that their dog was at the shelter. They were so thankful and are now reunited with him. His name is Benson and he was a sweet heart! I had him for 2 hours and they lost him within the hour of me finding him and there were reunited that day. The PawBoost members were amazing at helping him find his owner. Great networking!!"
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"We were stepping out and I put on a sweatshirt. Jen landed on me without my knowledge - I did not feel it. I opened the front door and she flew out. She immediately did an about face, however I had just shut the front door, so she got spooked and flew off uncontrollably. This was her first time outside, so she did not know the outdoors: cars, cold, neighborhoods, or what her house looked like.
I received a call from a local animal hospital that they had someone on the phone who had found a similar bird in their yard the night before. They had my LOST BIRD flyer created by PawBoost. They connected us and the rest is history. Jen is home safe and sound and unharmed.
There were many great tips to get the search started. Once a pet is lost, your brain goes into a frenzy and it was very helpful to get grounded by getting help from PawBoost. We are a family again! THANK YOU PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jen's alert. A special thank you to all the volunteers in the neighborhood, pet stores, and animal shelters that helped to get her home. She was located 5 miles away!
"One Friday, Mia and our 6 year old Shih Tzu, Ozzie, were left outside in the backyard of my son's home. We made sure that both were not able to get out. We left to go shopping and came back 2 hours later. Mia was gone, but Ozzie was still there. If only Ozzie could talk to tell us what actually happened to Mia.
By Wednesday, Mia was found wandering in the desert by a group of 'animal samaritans.' They stayed there until she was caught by them. Mia was scared and would often run away from them when they called her name. After various attempts, they finally caught Mia and took her to my son's home.
PawBoost was able to help by spreading the word to various people in Las Vegas through Facebook and other sources. On a daily basis those people often sent words of encouragement and prayers."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mia's alert. Special thanks to Tammy, Kim, Edna and others who were successful in catching Mia :)
"Our back door did not latch completely and opened without us knowing. Mika snuck out and had about a 20 minute head start before we realized she was missing and set out to look for her. On day 4 of being gone, we received a phone call from a woman who said Mika ran up to her while out front of her home. The woman lives in the neighborhood directly behind ours, about 2 minutes away by car.
She recognized Mika from all of the posts on social media and was able to get our phone number from one of the posts. I'm sure PawBoost helped to aid in Mika's safe return because there were several people who contacted me to say they saw a dog who matched her description on PawBoost. I feel as though MANY people are aware of PawBoost and tend to look often when finding or losing a pet."
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"Leo jumped out of the car scared after our car accident on I-35. He ran across the highway and into the woods. 3 weeks later, he was hanging out in a trailer park because he was getting fed by people. A family decided to take him in one day because it was really cold and raining. They saw him outside laying down in the cold and he looked sad. The family had him for 2 days before taking him to a shelter where another couple saw Leo and fell in love. The couple took Leo to their home and he enjoyed his stay with them.
The original family who took him in saw our PawBoost post on Facebook and immediately called me to let me know that they gave him to a couple who they saw at the shelter. We got in contact with the couple and got our sweet boy back. He was missing for 3 and a half weeks. Word of mouth and awareness definitely helped!"
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"Smokey is an indoor cat. He is amazing and very attached to his home. He saw a bunny looking through the window, opened it and jumped off chasing the bunny. He might have ran a bit far and got lost. We kept looking for Smokey nonstop day and night. Lots of posts were put up.
We kept praying and I am happy to say that we are all blessed with awesome support from our great community. Smokey was found quite far from our home - three streets away. Smokey was wandering in the backyards of townhouses. Finally, we got a call. We went looking for him and heard him crying because he heard my voice, but could not see him.
It was smart of Smokey to climb on the roof of the highest shed. That's how he was noticed and seen. I cried when I took him in my arms. I was hugging and kissing him. He was shocked, sad and very thin. He lost a lot of weight after missing for ten days. He went to the vet for his vaccines and a complete blood test.
There are many amazing people who care, support and help in any possible way. Thanks to this great website for uniting all of us animal lovers."
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"We live out in the country with wide open spaces, a dream come true for dogs. We felt Cooper knew his boundaries and he always came home when called. One Saturday, we let him out to do his ‘walkabout sniffing’ time at 11:00. Five minutes later, I couldn’t see him and started calling. So we went out looking in Cooper’s normal routes. After one hour we knew he was missing. I placed a lost notice on Nextdoor and a couple more on Facebook.
We live in a small town so once I sounded the alarm it was like an old fashion telephone tree. The message was shared over 100 times within the hour and that’s how I discovered PawBoost. PawBoost helped put the message out there. I was scheduled to have hip replacement surgery on Tuesday. While I was in recovery, I received a voicemail from people who were sure to have Cooper.
I forwarded the voicemail to my hubby and best friend. My friend Beth met with the neighbor and Cooper. Beth’s dog Teddie is best buds with Cooper. I came home that night and saw that Cooper was absolutely exhausted. He barely lifted his head in greeting, that’s how tired he was. But he was my Cooper! Cooper was gone for at least 3 of the coldest, wettest days and nights we could have in PNW.
The more notices about a lost dog the more power you will have and the more success in getting your dog returned to you. Dog thieves and dog fights are everywhere. I remember seeing emails from Idaho and California from PawBoost. Knowing that everyone was looking out for Cooper gave me hope."
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"He was very friendly and eager to come inside out of the 14° cold night. It took about 2 to 3 weeks to find his family. According to his owner, he went missing in July and he came to us in October. She never gave up! He was all the way across town in Otis Orchards and he lives on the north side of Spokane. Unfortunately, animals do get transported and relocated to other areas.
Never say never and don't give up! PawBoost was the liaison between his owner and myself. I do not have Facebook so it was a bit more complicated. Without PawBoost, I'm afraid this reunion may not have happened the way it did with a happy ending.
I am one of PawBoost's biggest fans and haven't stopped talking about them to friends and family. They answered right back when I wondered how to contact (the possible owner) and provided support by emailing me her contact information, which ultimately enabled me to contact his owner."
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"My girlfriend was driving and saw Sugar in the middle of the road. She stopped and then Sugar ran away from her. She and another lady were able to back her into a corner of a building and once she did that she brought Sugar to our house. I got home from work and took her the the vet to see if she was tagged, but she was not.
I also printed up some flyers of Sugar to hang up around where my girlfriend found her. After running out of options for the day we called Animal Humane and they recommended PawBoost to us. We made a found flyer for Sugar and within 2 minutes her owner reached out to us. She was able to provide us proof of ownership so we were able to get them back together.
No lie, we found the owner within 2 minutes of posting Sugar's picture up on PawBoost. Turns out her owner lost her the day prior and had been searching high and low for her. She even took off from work! She had also advertised Sugar as lost on PawBoost so as soon as she saw the picture I took she knew it was her."
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"One morning, I opened the door for Jojo to go play outside in the sun for few minutes. She is used to morning hangouts as she's done them a million times, except this time she did not came back. I went out calling her after 10 minutes but no response. I knew she missed her way home, it was so sad.
Andrea, a neighbor who is wild life photographer, spotted Jojo at a park 0.9 miles from our home. Jojo took shelter in a swimming pool in the park and Andrea captured her, but then Jojo vanished in the woods. Andrea thought that someone might be looking for the cat so she browsed the lost and found animal websites and she had a strong suspicion the cat she saw was Jojo.
She called me, but I was at work so she sent me the picture. I immediately came. Andrea helped carry the humane trap I set next to my house and she set it where she found Jojo. I looked around the pool and the woods for 2 hours but did not find my Jojo. My heart broke, but I believed I would find her soon. I came again after 2 hours, nothing. I came the next morning also nothing.
Andrea told her neighbors and friends about my kitty and Andrea's friend Linda spotted Jojo again in the pool area. Andrea texted me immediately and I told her I was coming. Linda watched the cat and I ran toward them when I arrived and called Jojo. She came to me! I was so happy and Jojo too. It was such a beautiful, emotional moment. I got my Jojo and we went home. Thank you so much to my beautiful neighbors Andrea and Linda. You are angels."
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"We rescued Lucky on October 13th. He was chained to a concrete ball, wrapped around a light post, with a body score of 1. Over the next month, we nursed him back to health, slowly got his body score closer to 5, and scheduled his neuter surgery and microchip placement since he was now healthy enough to withstand it. 5 days before his surgery, a repairman didn't latch our back gate and Lucky took off.
I saw him once while we were searching that night, but he ran away from me. Late on the day before Thanksgiving and my birthday, we received a call from our vet that Lucky had been found. We contacted the sweet lady and she said that she found him attached to a lead that was stuck under a car tire. He was dirty, hungry (bodyweight dropped back down), and his fur was full of sticker weeds.
He still had his rabies tag on and she called our vet, who hung his PawBoost flyer up on their board. When he saw my husband he immediately jumped on him, tail wagging furiously. When they got home (and after a bath and brush down from my husband), Lucky grabbed his bunny toy, knocked me over for tons of kisses, and jumped into our daughter's bed for snuggles and bedtime stories, like he always did."
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"A friend sent me a Facebook post from an oak park group saying the dog was on a porch and unapproachable. I brought a can of dog food and set out to find him. I sat away from him for a minute and tried feeding the food to him. He gladly took it while his little body was shaking like a leaf. It took 15 minutes but he let me leash him.
We went to the car and sat for a while! He was letting me pet him and then he fell asleep. I posted on PawBoost. By the time I got home - 5 minutes - my inbox was filling with messages. Several people directed me to Buddy’s post on lost dogs Illinois. I called the number and the lady sent me a photo of Buddy.
The mom came over immediately! 10 minutes maybe. Buddy had been missing for about 24 hours. Within an hour after finding him he was reunited. I use PawBoost all the time! I have a pet care service in Oak Park and I’m always recommending people post their pets there when they go missing. PawBoost has been THE best thing to come along for lost pets!"
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"I walk everywhere I go and was on my way to the post office to mail my father's birthday gifts. First and foremost I adore animals. About a block and a half from my house I saw the dog crossing the street 3 times and almost get hit by a couple of cars. I stopped the vehicles so the dog could cross safely.
I got on my knees and put my hand out for him to smell and was then able to pet him. He did not have any tags. I went to the post office and when I returned he was still in the area and decided to follow me home. I took him in so I would know where he was and called around to see what my options were right before the holidays.
I called animal control to stop by and check him for a chip. The officer remembered seeing a post on Facebook's lost and found regarding the dog and contacted the rightfully owners, who then stopped by to pick up the dog. I had just made the post on PawBoost.
I was not able to call anyone that day due to the hours of operation, but once I called animal control it took 5-10 minutes to reunite him with his family. I believe PawBoost is a much larger platform to post a missing or found pet than Facebook."
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"One Saturday afternoon I went outside and noticed two of my dogs were missing. I walked around the fence and saw a hole by the back door. I was worried for both but especially for Mimo because he is blind. The next day, my other dog Lucas was able to find his way back home, but there was still no sign of Mimo.
My boyfriend showed me the Nextdoor app, and from there I made a post of Mimo missing. Someone from Nextdoor referred me to PawBoost. I downloaded the app, made a report of him missing and it got shared to Facebook. A lot people who I didn't know were kind enough to share and it got shared to animal shelter groups near my area.
From there I was able to locate him at the Garland Animal Shelter where I was able to reunite with my dog Mimo. I found out that he was injured and now we are hoping he gets better. Without PawBoost I wouldn’t have been able to find my dog! It’s very helpful and especially having kind people share!!"
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