Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"I was driving home with my mom from In-N-Out when we spotted this dog sniffing in the bushes all by himself. Immediately we knew something was wrong so we pulled over and I hopped out of the car with my burger in an attempt to coax him, but he took off fast. We trailed him for two blocks until he darted through the library parking lot and into the neighborhood.
We lost sight of him but continued weaving in and out of the nearby residential streets, desperate to find him. Just as we were about to give up we spotted him running towards a cul-de-sac. We boxed him in and he darted into a garage just as the residents were getting home. We hollered for them to close the garage door and they did. Just like that we were able to calm him down and slip a leash around his head. I keep a leash on me at all times for this exact purpose.
He never bit or barked or showed his teeth. I was able to pick him up and comfort him. He was not wearing a collar so we took him to the nearest vet and they scanned for a microchip, which he did not have. All the while we posted photos and his description on PawBoost, Nextdoor, Ring, and 5 local Facebook groups. After we got him some food and water we took him on a walk down the block to knock on doors and see if any neighbors recognized him.
As we were walking I received a Facebook message from a person saying, 'I think you found my dog, here’s my number.' I called her and told her where I was and asked for a photo of her dog and sure enough I had him. I was elated! She told me that she got home from her day and her dad told her that her dog was missing.
She posted on Facebook and multiple people sent her links to my posts. The community got this dog home safe and sound in just a few hours! I really couldn’t be more happy. Before they left with their dog we urged the owners to get a collar, a tag, and a microchip for their beloved dog."
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"Dolly went missing when she accidentally got out with 2 of our big dogs. The bigger dogs returned home without baby Dolly. Dolly was last seen with the other 2 dogs running down kind of a winding and busy country road. So I kept driving slowly down it with my daughter and we were calling her name. We posted on PawBoost and some other sites. I went to pick up poster board to make signs and said a prayer for her also.
I actually was thinking the worst, because she is a puppy. Either someone had her or the coyotes were going to get her, or the cars. When I drove into my driveway it was getting dark but I saw a shadow at my back gate. I asked my daughter, 'Did you see that? I think it's Dolly!' She thought it was the wind in the moonlight making shadows. It was Dolly! She had found her way home.
I would recommend PawBoost because they have a lot of traffic. A lot of people using it care and are supportive by looking and spreading the word. Someone may know someone who saw your dog or cat. I was blessed to get Dolly back quickly, but I do know you can get your baby back months later too if you don't give up and keep the faith. These people care!"
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"Our home had been broken into in October 2019 and the window entry point had been left wide open allowing for Sugar to escape. Through PawBoost and Nextdoor, I was able to network with neighbors and begin a group text with them to triangulate Sugar’s whereabouts when she was spotted in the neighborhood.
After running away from everyone for so long, she finally allowed herself to be picked up by one of the neighbors who immediately texted me and held onto her for 15 minutes until I could meet her and successfully place her into a carrier.
I highly recommend PawBoost as there are certainly good people out there who always keep their eyes open for animals on the streets and report every detail to help pet parents try to locate their lost animals as soon as possible. I’m eternally grateful. PawBoost allows for animal lovers to commune and keep track. Thank you so much!"
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"Denny went missing when he ran out the open gate that our gardener was using to bring his leaf blower into the backyard. Usually our 2 dogs are inside when the lawn service comes, so they were not paying attention to the need to guard the gate at all times.
Apparently, Denny ran to the end of our residential street and was spotted by another dog owner out for a walk with his dog. That dog owner, Marcus, lured Denny over and picked him up and brought him to his nearby home. Somehow, Denny's tag with our name and number had fallen off, but luckily his secondary tag with information pointing to Bichon Fur Kids Rescue was still around his neck.
Marcus called Bichon Fur Kids, who sent a foster family from Santa Cruz (30 miles away) to pick him up and keep him until his chip could be scanned the next day. A lovely foster family (ironically named the Fosters) kept him overnight. They said he was really scared and clingy. The next morning, they went to a local shelter and read his chip, which pointed back to us. Bichon Fur Kids contacted us and let us know where we could go pick him up. We drove to Santa Cruz for the happiest reunion of our lives!
PawBoost gave us instructions and took away most of the legwork involved for recovering a dog in the crucial first 24 hours. We were terrified and heartbroken, but PawBoost facilitated many lines of action that made us feel hopeful that we would get Denny back safely.
It was really easy to make posters from the site, as well as notify all the area shelters. In addition, it seamlessly allowed us to post onto Facebook without having to browse through the app to find the right spots. It gave us peace of mind as well as solid strategies and help."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Denny's alert. A special thank you to Bichon Fur Kids Rescue for protecting Denny in foster care and reuniting Denny with his family :)
"My husband and I went to DFW for a night and our oldest son came by the house for us to check on and let out Churro and Tippy. Unfortunately, Churro got spooked by him and snuck through the fence. This was at night and it was very hard for him to see both dogs.
We posted signs, called shelters, a friend posted her missing on Kirkwood's Swap and most importantly I posted her missing on PawBoost. She had already been missing 2 very cold nights when I received a call from a person asking if I lost a dog! I, of course, switched into high gear and was reunited with my sweet fur ball.
Christine, who lives almost a mile away, said she posted finding Churro on Kirkwood's Swap and she got several calls from people saying to go on PawBoost, that they had seen my post on Churro!! So PawBoost definitely played a huge part in getting Churro back. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost for the obvious reason. PawBoost was a huge reason we got our beloved Churro back!"
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"The dog was wandering around in front of our house but was in the street so my husband and I went out to help. The street is quite busy so we were concerned she may get injured. I was able to get her onto the sidewalk but she was quite hesitant to trust me. My husband got some chicken treats and coaxed her to our front porch.
From there he was able to get her into the front door and she was then safe. She finally relaxed and we realized she had no collar. I then started posting photos and info to my local neighborhood Facebook pages. From there it was suggested I post to your site. We then found a collar and leash and took her to a vet for scanning.
She had a chip and the vet's office was able to locate the owner and leave a message. The owner promptly returned the call and I was able to talk with her to make arrangements for the dog's return. A family member walked to our home, about half a block away, and had evidence of ownership so we turned the dog over to them.
We found out that the dog escaped from the backyard through a gap in the fence and were told it would be repaired that day. At least we now know where she lives and will watch out for her if she makes another escape. I am grateful the dog had a chip and had a success story to share. PawBoost looks like a valuable site and I would use it again if it becomes necessary. Thanks for having this site and it's features to help animals get home safely."
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"I found Frankie under the main stairs in our condo block. I sat down with a can of food and she came over after a few minutes. She was very scared and cold, but was very receptive to pats. She let me pick her up and I took her home. I did have a blanket, just incase she was hurt, fortunately she was just cold and frightened.
I foster lots of cats and kittens for the SPCA, so it was obvious as she was so friendly and sweet she came from a loving home. The owner called and sent photos of her cat so I could verify it was hers and her daughter came and got her. They had seen the posted alert. They were so upset when Frankie escaped as they brought the groceries inside.
PawBoost was fantastic, so many people jumping in to share the found alert. I will monitor PawBoost from now on as I’m always out walking and will keep an eye out for other people’s lost pets. I didn’t know about your service, but I will definitely pass on details to my friends. Such a happy outcome."
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"We first saw her while sitting at a light at a very busy intersection. I spotted her approaching the road and started yelling no as she wandered into the intersection. She’s a little girl so not everyone saw her. The light changed and we tried to pull up and lure her to the car but she immediately ran the other way into more traffic and by some miracle made it to the other side.
As we drove away, I said to my husband that we have to go back because I can’t live with the idea of her getting hit by a car knowing we could do something about it. We circled the block a couple times and then finally spotted her along the side of the road.
I jumped out of the car and she kept running from me. I saw her start going back toward the road so I walked along the side of the road in hopes to shoo her away in the other direction. She finally cowered down in some bushes and let me approach her. I just sat down in the grass, held my hand out and slowly came up to her. As soon as she realized I was friendly her tail started wagging.
We were able to get her scanned for a chip but she didn’t have one. We also noticed she looked like she might’ve recently had puppies or could currently be pregnant. We tried taking her to the shelter but they were closed. Ultimately we figured it wouldn’t hurt to keep her for the night so we set her up with a bed, blankets, food, and water while we continued our Sunday errands.
We were loading groceries into the car when I got the phone call from the owner who saw our post through PawBoost. We dropped her off with her owner shortly after and found out that she was actually pregnant. I’d strongly recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost or found a pet as they effectively and quickly got the word out."
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"Emmett went outside one Saturday night to go to the bathroom. This wasn’t our home, but where he goes while I am at work during the week. He does it everyday - bathroom, play for a bit and then wait at the front door to be let in. After a few minutes he was no where to be found and he was no longer on the outdoor leash.
He loves to explore, so after searching around the yard and no sign of Emmett, we figured since he knew the area he’d be right back. Unfortunately, minutes turned into hours and dusk turned into darkness. After getting together a search group there was still no sign of Emmett.
It was about 2:30am when the last few of us finally decided to call it a night. I can’t explain the type of emotions I was experiencing having to leave him alone. He probably went too far from where he was familiar with and by the time it was dark he was lost and didn’t know how to get home.
I drove home and tried to get some sleep so I could get up with the sun and search, but I couldn’t sleep thinking of all the possibilities that could’ve happened. After a very sleepless night as soon as the sun was up we were ready to keep searching. We drove back to where he went missing and about half way into the drive we got a call that Emmett was back at the house he went missing at! Tears of joy!
The support that was shown to me by complete strangers was so reassuring that there are incredible people out there. I received so many messages about tips on what to do when your pet goes missing. I was in such a state of shock and emotions were high, so being able to read messages of the simplest things you can do helped me immensely.
PawBoost creates such an incredible community lending support to get our furry friends home and safe. While my story was a success, it may not be for others. Now knowing how much pain it can cause when they go missing - I will continue to help others in finding their loved ones in any way that I can."
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"One Thursday night my 2 babies, Brutus and Bullet, both got out the front door as a guest left to go to the store and didn’t shut the door all the way. We didn’t notice they were missing instantly so by the time we did notice it was pretty late. They normally come back after 30 minutes or so but this time they did not.
The next morning another friend of ours, who was at our home the night they went missing, saw Brutus in his apartment complex. He was able to corner him until he recognized him enough to come with him. We picked Brutus up, then posted on Nextdoor about Bullet still missing. Someone recommended PawBoost so I quickly posted.
Then, someone recommended I take Brutus out to where we found him to see if he could find him. One morning someone posted on PawBoost that Bullet may have been seen across a different street headed into a different neighborhood. I took Brutus out walking everywhere trying to get his scent out to locate Bullet where the person said they saw Bullet.
I was out for about 2-3 hours then went back home. I started making fliers to post to stop signs and then I heard a scratch at the door and it was Bullet!! I am thoroughly convinced this is due to me walking my other dog where the person said they last saw him. He’s home now, safe, sound and a little sticky lol.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost as it helped spread the word very quickly and people started to lookout for him and gave me a good idea of where to look. I believe he would still be out there had I not known where he was last seen! Thanks PawBoost!"
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"Sumo was last seen on a Tuesday around 2 AM. He is an indoor/outdoor cat, and sometimes is gone for two days at a time. He is a very independent little soul. After the third or fourth day, I started getting really nervous and had a pit in my stomach. I made fliers and posted them all around the surrounding neighborhoods and asked anyone I encountered if they saw him. I also posted him on PawBoost, PetHarbor, Facebook, Nextdoor and Craigslist, and checked with local shelters.
He is deaf, so it’s not as if we can call him out by name, which makes it even more difficult. My boyfriend and I searched daily with red lasers and flashlights at all hours of the evening. The reason for this is, I trained him as a kitten to respond to the flickering of the porch light to come home at night. And the red laser light is just a thing that cats seem to really enjoy!
Over four weeks went by and I got a lead from someone on Nextdoor that was in a community called San Remo, 6 miles away. I thought no way, there’s no possibility it could be my cat, but I followed it anyway. Sure enough, it was my Sumo. Sadly though, he was traumatized and did not recognize me. I had two failed attempts at catching him in a lot of tears. Finally, using a live trap for a few days, I was able to catch him and bring him home.
The main success to this story is the community at San Remo, they all came together to help me reunite with my Sumo. Strangers united to help this crazy cat mom get her baby boy back. Residents walked, biked, searched with lights, and did anything they could to track Sumo down.
They would call and text with any and every update possible. A few people were kind enough to search with me as well. He could not have ended up in a more loving and compassionate place. My name is Donna, my cat is Sumo and this is our happy ending success story!"
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"Ami got out because she likes to push against the gate when no one is around when she goes out for the bathroom. We have a chain link fence and gate and the lock isn’t secure if it’s not all the way down. Well it was her lucky day and she got out.
Thankfully, a neighbor around the block whose seen us go by his house on walks before recognized her. She’s extremely friendly so he said he called out for her and she walked right up to him. That was my biggest concern. She’s SO friendly I thought she’d been snatched and kept for good :(
PawBoost absolutely helped. They posted my alert, and the post was interacted with immediately. I’m lucky she didn’t get too far, but I know if she did, it would’ve definitely helped even more. I definitely recommended PawBoost and hopefully this will be the only time I have to use it. She’s getting belly rubs right now. We’re both freaked out."
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"Katniss went missing from our home one Thursday. We have six children and one of them didn’t lock the front door. That night it was very windy and we think the wind pushed the door open. I put a post out to our neighborhood on Facebook, through PawBoost, and on another local missing pets page. We searched the whole neighborhood the day after. Throughout her time missing I would call for Katniss in the early morning and at night. We left the garage door open a little bit, put food and a bed out every night hoping she would be lured home.
The food was eaten several nights when I checked in the morning but I couldn’t be sure it was Katniss. Two weeks later, my mother-in-law was sitting on the front porch and she saw a cat walking by but wasn’t sure it was our cat. So she came in and told us, but by that time the cat had run off. I went outside with my 12 year old daughter and started walking up and down the street calling her name.
I was on my way back to the house when I heard loud meowing. I looked around and heard it coming from the storm drain on the side of the road. I called her again and she popped out of the drain. I was amazed and overjoyed. She has a small cut on one of her feet and lost several pounds but otherwise she is healthy.
I received several emails from PawBoost about tips on finding your cat if she’s missing. It gave me hope to read that when indoor cats go missing, they don’t normally travel more than three or four houses in any direction. So yes, PawBoost did help me in finding Katniss.
I would certainly recommend PawBoost to family, friends and anyone who is missing their beloved pet. It gave me hope to know that people cared to share my post, and people were keeping their eye out for her. I hope this helps anyone who’s missing their cat and I hope they read the tips that PawBoost sends because it certainly helped. Thank you for caring."
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"A family member accidentally left the door open and Sammy along with our two chihuahuas got out. Within 20 minutes or so we noticed they were all gone. We frantically started driving around the neighborhood hoping to find them. We found our two little chihuahuas close by but our Sammy was nowhere to be found.
We feared the worst, especially because we live close to a busy intersection and he tends to run fast without any regard to cars. After searching for hours without any success, we decided to knock on every door in our neighborhood to see if anyone had picked him up. Fortunately, we found a close by neighbor already walking him along with her daughters. After explaining it was our dog she gladly gave him back and we took him home.
The first place I went to after finding out he was gone was PawBoost, because I know how much this community cares about the painful experience that any dog owner experiences after losing a furry baby. Within minutes of posting, I had people sharing the post and recommending other things that I can do speed up the process of finding him.
This isn’t the first time I've posted on PawBoost, however last time I was on the other end. I found an older dog wandering around and I was able to help him get reunited. I’m glad that we were lucky enough to meet the same fate.
I would recommend PawBoost to all animal owners because you never know when something so unfortunate can happen like losing your furry babies. Besides finding them, there isn’t anything more comforting than receiving so much compassion and support from complete strangers that bond together to create a community who understand the pain you’re going through.
Here is a picture of Sammy a few hours later finding every cozy place to relax after such a busy day."
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"Bob is his name and kids are his game. Bob is relatively new to Northern Alabama. He got loose, heard kids at a local middle school and headed that way. He hung out all afternoon running between practice fields. He is very friendly so I offered him a ride and he hopped in.
Bob was chipped, but his registration wasn't active in the National Registry so no help there! Bob spent the night at our house. He sat for his mugshot and we posted to PawBoost. After posting his beautiful mugshot on PawBoost, the word spread and his owner was able to contact me within 12 hours!
PawBoost was instrumental in helping Bob's humans find my contact info. I absolutely recommend PawBoost for all pets lost & found, because it makes it easy to post, search and locate our furry little loved ones."
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"I have a half-acre backyard enclosed in privacy fencing. There is, of course, a gate with a rusty old lock. For some reason one Sunday, the lock gave way and two of my pack -- Isabelle and Bertie -- went wandering. Isabelle returned home the next morning; Bertie did not. After a thorough canvassing of the neighborhood, I concluded Bertie just wouldn't be found.
PawBoost is the REASON I was reunited with Bertie!! If I hadn't posted on your website, I would have given up hope that I'd ever see Bertie again. It was one of your Rescue Squad members, Becky, who found Bertie several miles away from home, posted her rescue picture and graciously returned her to me that Tuesday. What an incredible lady!!
I wish I could recommend PawBoost to every pet owner in the world. What an incredible service for grieving pet owners with few alternative ways to find their true friends!"
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"Tater Tot and his sister, also a Jack Russell, were in our backyard for a restroom break. Unfortunately anyone who owns a Jack Russell knows they are complete escape artists. Tater Tot found just the right spot to squeeze through our fence on the side of the house. I assumed he was using the restroom so I wasn't alarmed. It wasn't until a few minutes passed that my wife got worried, and realized Tater Tot was no where to be seen.
I firmly believe PawBoost was the reason I have my dog back. Tater Tot went on a sniffing adventure following his nose wherever he pleased. He ended up catching the scent of a dog, and ran into a property that was having construction done. Apparently he ruined a fair amount of fresh cement and wanted to play with the other dog and workers.
The workers kept trying to get him to leave, and he just wanted attention. So they tossed him in the garage and didn't even think to look at his tag with my phone number. I did grassroots flyers around the neighborhood, and was out calling his name and squeaking a toy until 2am that night. My outreach on PawBoost was unreal. 300 clicks on his ad, 280 local shares, and positive comments.
There was a teen who lived at the house he was trapped in. She never said what caused her to suddenly go look at the dog's tag and confirm it was him, but social media is such a foundation of most people's day, I am positive she saw his PawBoost alert. Not only will I recommend PawBoost, I will now be an active part of the community working to restore lost friendships, because Tater Tot is truly my best friend."
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Rosie went missing from our backyard one Saturday. It was a very windy day so we think the wind knocked the gate open. We drove around for hours hoping we would spot her, and continuously checked the local Facebook pages. After a few hours we began to get really worried and decided to start posting about her disappearance.
A few people stated that they had seen a doodle like her 10 miles from our home in the west desert. We couldn’t believe it, but it was our only lead. We searched there for three days with the help of complete strangers. Finally, she was spotted in the same area we had been searching!
I raced there in hopes that if it was her she wouldn’t get out of sight again. When I got there I called her name and sure enough she came running. She was incredibly dirty and needed a shave but she was safe!
PawBoost helped get our story out there. If as many people hadn’t heard our story they wouldn’t have been looking in the middle of nowhere for our Rosie. I would recommend PawBoost as they were able to get the word out fast to people I might not have otherwise reached."
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"Jem has two cages: a small one for sleeping and a big one for daytime. I was trying to get him out of his big cage to put him in the small one, so I could clean the big cage. I had to leave his big cage outside because I was staying at my parent's house temporarily and I wasn't able to bring the cage into the house.
So when I was trying to get him out of the big cage, he slipped under my arm and then flew away. I tried to run after him, but I lost sight of him after a while. After I posted the alert on PawBoost, I got a comment from a person named Charlie, and he said to check out the Humane Society website, because he saw on there that someone turned in a bird that looks like mine. And he was correct!
There are a lot of people who are part of the PawBoost community and that's how I was able to get my baby back. The more eyes the better and it's comforting to know that there are people out there who care about pets as much as I do. They also care about the owners and understand how devastated we are when we lose our pets."
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"I had just gotten home from the store when I saw this dog and it was obvious she was lost. I followed her about a block when I turned back, but my heart didn’t let me give up. I drove around the neighborhood and couldn’t find her. As I was about to go to home, I spotted her. I got in/out of my car a couple of times as she kept running. On my 3rd attempt to follow her, I saw her jump into a man’s truck. I told them she was lost and that I was trying to catch her.
She was the sweetest. I brought her home and got her in my larger dog's kennel and in my room for peace. Poor baby was nervous but never barked. I let her out of the kennel to sniff and she stood by my feet insisting I pick her up. I gave her a bath and she was by my side all night. But given her sweetness, I knew she had a family. I learned earlier that she wasn’t chipped so I began to post about her everywhere I could.
Once I had her listed on sites, especially PawBoost, the army of animal lovers and their vigilance brought this sweet girl home. I fielded so many responses. People were sharing the posts and others were telling their neighbors about possible sightings. I listened to a voicemail and it was her mom! I reunited her with her baby within 24 hours.
Although I only found one dog, two went missing. BUT, this one dog led to the reunion with her other dog as well. She was an older woman and these babies were like human babies to her. She’s grateful and is aware many people were involved in these reunions.
What I learned from this: there are many animal lovers who understand pets are family. The vigilance of sharing posts, making the connections, suggestions on where to post, etc... is pretty awesome! I rescued a shih tzu about 1.5 years ago and would be devastated if he ever got lost."
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"Lily was at a friend's house for a few days and somehow managed to get out of the house and go wandering as the front door was left open while they were cleaning. She was apparently picked up by someone who spotted Lily outside and that was the last time she was seen until 2 weeks later.
I posted my missing dog flyer to Nextdoor when someone commented and recommended I also post to PawBoost so I did immediately. I was not familiar with PawBoost but thank goodness for you guys! Since being a member, I was subscribed to receive all email notifications, not only on Lily's post but on any lost or found pets.
I received an email update from PawBoost regarding a found dog who looked a lot like Lily but I was a little skeptical as she was found nearly 30 miles from where she went missing. But a gut wrenching feeling just wouldn't settle so I reached out and posted my missing dog flyer to their found post. I patiently waited for a response but I grew impatient and decided to text their number.
The person responded that his neighbor found a dog and he was posting on his behalf. He requested additional photos of Lily to confirm so along with the photos I also gave her name. Within minutes he responded saying I think we have your Lily. I was overjoyed! I offered to come first thing the following morning when he so graciously offered for us to pick her up then. So, we went driving across town at midnight to pick up our baby.
The family who was holding her was genuine and so kind. We are are forever grateful to them and Mr. Heath for helping them find Lily's owners. Everyone involved with us finding Lily was a godsend and we cannot thank them enough. But none of this would have been possible without PawBoost!
Thank you PawBoost for everything you do. It is because of PawBoost that we found our Lily 30 miles from home, nearly 2 weeks after she went missing. Ya'll are a godsend!"
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"We are unsure how Badness actually got out of the house. We believed he may have slipped out the door when groceries were being carried in that morning. Badness went missing five Sundays exactly from the day that he was found. I was busy fixing food that morning to take to a family gathering up on the farm with our nephews.
We noticed Badness wasn't hanging around the kitchen when we left but thought he was sleeping somewhere in the house. When we got home that evening we realized that he had gotten out of the house. We immediately went out looking but had no luck finding him.
The lady that found Badness said that she noticed him hanging around her garage for a week but since there are so many feral cats in our neighborhood, she didn't think much about it. Then she happened to catch a better view of him and thought he looked familiar. She then remembered seeing a missing poster for a cat and went to take another look at the picture and wrote our phone numbers down. She then closed her garage off so he couldn't go back out and gave us a call.
I had just put my shoes on and was getting ready to go out looking for him again. I didn't have high hopes that it was him since we had just walked the fields where someone else thought they had seen him but I still told her I would be there. I couldn't believe it when I opened her garage door and saw him sitting up in a window.
It's amazing how many people shared his missing post and how many were watching out for him. The girl scouts were out selling cookies and saw our son taking the missing poster down. They yelled across the street and wanted to know if Badness was found. When my son replied yes, they all started to cheer!
I would like to thank everyone at PawBoost for offering such a wonderful service to help locate missing pets! The tips, prayers, well wishes, and encouragement offered by everyone on your page were amazing. We are so thankful to have Badness back home!"
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"My parrot, Millie, accidentally escaped one Wednesday when little miss 6 year old didn’t realize the screen door got stuck open behind her. Millie went to my daughter as she always does but my daughter was shocked to see Millie outside and with all of the commotion, me racing outside after Millie too, I’d say we scared her off. Rule one: Stay calm!!
3 full nights and almost 3 full days later, I got a text message from a nice lady saying she found a parrot fitting Millie’s description on her balcony. She went to her thinking she might fly away but Millie hopped on her hand and the lady brought Millie inside and closed the door. She was safe!
The lady not being entirely computer savvy (so she said) rang the Gold Coast city pound. I had flagged Millie’s disappearance with the city pound but they said they use this lost and found site as their reference anyway. So, due to the Facebook page the city pound was able to pass my contact details to the lady who got in touch with me and here we are :) Rule two: The internet is perfectly amazing for lost & found!
Millie was exhausted! She wasn’t abnormally hungry or thirsty, she just had a little fruit and wanted to sleep. She struggled to keep her eyes open at 1pm. She slept to 6pm, had a little play and some food then slept again until 6am next day. Then she was her crazy little self again, talking and doing her crazy hijinks and flying better and stronger than ever. Rule three: Never give up hope!
Thank you PawBoost, the internet and everyone who liked, commented and shared. If you’ve lost a pet you need to corner as many avenues as you can to get the word and the photos out there! Someone will see your pet, if they’ve seen something online that rings some bells in their mind you’ve got a much better chance of being reunited again than if you do nothing. It was quick and easy and the people at the other end are helpful and kind."
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"One Thursday night I let Saddie out into the yard to go potty. When I opened the door to call her 10 minutes later she never came back. It’s a mystery as to how she got out of the yard because there are no gaps or holes to be found and the gate was still locked.
For a moment I first thought maybe she was already inside. Maybe my kids let her in already, but absolute panic struck everyone in the house the moment we realized this was not a game of hide and seek. She was gone! We stayed up until 2AM driving around looking for her.
Sunday afternoon, my sister's friend saw Saddie running around some trailers by the main road close to where I live. Her friend was able to recognize her because of the PawBoost post. She called my sister who called me and my husband immediately jumped in his car and picked her up.
He said she ran straight to him and she almost knocked the wind out of him. My kids were ecstatic as soon as they saw him carry her in the house and Saddie couldn’t contain herself. She was so dehydrated, skinny and tired but with all the energy she had she and my kids charged for each other!
After giving her some food, water, and excessive snuggles she laid down in her favorite corner by the side of our couch. My 1 year old daughter immediately joined her and they fell asleep in a matter of minutes!
I was amazed and grateful to have a team of people helping me spread the word about Saddie. In a time when my family felt sad, helpless, frantic, panicked, scared, clueless, and just about every emotion in this unforeseen, unfortunate event it was relieving having help in this desperate time.
Losing a member of our family was like losing a part of ourselves. What might’ve seemed like a short absence to some felt like an eternity to us. PawBoost helped get her information and image out there to the community and the word spread fast. Now she is home and we couldn’t be any happier."
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"Our fenced in back yard entrance has a latch to secure it, however it’s a little misaligned and at times it doesn’t latch closed completely. I can only guess this happened, and the wind may have pushed it open. Dante went out the back yard doggy door and did not return back inside.
Just as I finished making lost dog copies at Office Depot I received a call from someone saying they found Dante. They graciously volunteered to drive to us to drop him off. Unfortunately, I had to handle some things in the store; however, my wife ran outside to reunite with our pup.
PawBoost definitely helped! Once we were reunited and settled back at home I saw a PawBoost email from Kimberly commenting, 'My son and his wife found Dante. He’s being returned to his owner right now. What a blessing.'
Out of all the services I used and signed up for PawBoost was the only one that seemed to be linked to social media, which I think was a huge factor in finding him. Also, I was receiving constant feedback via email that a lot of people were sharing the post. It was nice to see the word actually spread rather than not knowing."
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"Honey went missing after her bath. The owner of our home had come over to take inventory of some things and when he left he went through the door to the garage, out the garage door and left both doors open. We were on the other side of the house cleaning up from bath time and going through some things for our impending move.
It was some time later that we went into the kitchen for a snack and noticed the doors wide open. We immediately took action and searched for our dogs. We found one still in the house but our old girl was not to be found.
After immediately putting flyers up in the neighborhood we got a tip that Honey had been picked up by a sympathetic lady. This meant we had to get the word out that we were looking for her. We turned to the internet to help. We posted on Facebook in a couple of local Lost & Found groups and several members suggested PawBoost. So I signed up and filled out all the necessary information. It was so easy.
Within minutes her PawBoost Alert was being shared everywhere. After 3 days and 18 hours, we got a call from a group admin that had seen the PawBoost alert and shared it to her group that Honey had just arrived at the local shelter. We jumped in the car and within 20 minutes she was back in our care and home getting the needed medications that she had not had for 4 days.
I most definitely would recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost their pet. It was so easy to sign up, register her and then PawBoost did the rest. It took SOME of the stress off while we continued to search and look for Honey."
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"Peanut got out of the house one night around 9-10pm the door was open and I didn't realize my little Nut wandering off into the neighborhood. All of the odds were against us; he wasn't microchipped and his collar had fallen off. I assumed he slept with my housemate but the next morning realized he sadly had not.
I took the day off of work and walked all over the outer sunset with treats in one hand, helplessly speaking to any bystander/dog walker/neighbor I could. I joined a few Facebook pages for lost/found pets and stumbled upon a post where someone was recommending to use PawBoost as a free service that would reach a wider community.
We were reunited because our neighbor who was also going to post on PawBoost for a found dog, saw my post and it matched the photo and details of when Peanut was found. It was thanks to PawBoost's Facebook post coupled with the lovely pet community San Francisco has to offer that we were able to safely bring him home!
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend! Nowadays it's hard to rely on simple printed posters and it is a lot easier and a free tool that PawBoost offers to help with the search of your furry friend!"
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"Biggie went missing one Thursday around 4PM when his brother, Nipsey, decided to dig under the fence and go for a stroll. Thankfully, Nipsey came back as he thinks it's a game to chase the birds in the neighbor's yard. Biggie, however, is a partially blind older dog that gets lost and can't find his way back.
Neither me or my husband have social media, so PawBoost was a great tool to connect us with the community. People were able to send us the found post that the lovely lady made for Biggie and we were able to connect and reunite with our baby.
I would 100% recommend PawBoost to every person with a pet or an animal lover in general. It is a very effective way to search for your loved pets and allows your community to help you bring them home! Mr. Biggles is very grateful for everyone that helped bring him home safe!"
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"Asha went missing from our home one Sunday around midday. She has always gone outside to play and had never strayed away before. We did all of the usual things, put up posters, Facebook posts in all local groups and then I came across PawBoost.
I signed up and created an alert which I then shared in all Somerset lost pet groups and it was also shared automatically on PawBoost. We then received some comments via PawBoost about a similar cat's photo being shared in a local group based in Meare, which is 10 miles from our home.
We were in contact with a few people from the Meare area who had seen and taken photos of Asha so we were able to confirm it was her before going there to look ourselves. We visited the area twice before spotting her eating some chicken on a doorstep someone had left out for her.
Without PawBoost and the kind local people of Meare we would have never found her. We can only assume she hitched a lift in a delivery van. She tried to get into the local window cleaner's van recently so it makes sense. She is back home with us, happy, healthy and nice and warm."
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"Astrid loves people watching from our windows and she and her brother Jordan love the breeze blowing against their fur. The day she went missing our complex was working on our balcony and Astrid was watching from the window. We don't know how but she managed to push the screen out and used the scaffolding to jump to the ground.
After 7 months someone emailed me saying that they saw my flyer from PawBoost, and had seen a very similar cat wandering around their area. They gave me a link to a found cat post from the NextDoor app and I contacted that person who told me the street that they saw her last.
My husband and I immediately went to the PawBoost app and printed out some flyers and went immediately to the street. We ran into a nice couple walking their dog, and asked if they had seen Astrid. They had and even feed her a few times and knew who had taken her in. They texted the person who had Astrid my number, and she texted me.
After sharing photos we both figured it was the same cat. She was taking her to the vet to get checked out so I sent my husband to go with her, and the vet found her chip. We are so grateful to the whole community that was feeding her and watching out for her these past 7 months, and so grateful that someone saw my PawBoost flyer and contacted me.
I would highly recommend PawBoost, because the community is so positive and supportive. The flyers reach a high population to help you find your lost pet, even if it does take a few months. I'm so grateful that Astrid has returned to the family, and we can't wait to spoil her and show her how much we love her and missed her."
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"Callie has been apart of our family since we rescued her as a 3 month old ball of fur. She is now 11 years old. As an indoor cat she has occasionally escaped while I was coming or going thinking the grass is greener but would always come back in a short period of time. This particular night was of course the coldest night in January and I just knew she’d return pretty quickly due to the cold, but she didn’t.
After about 15 minutes I called for her and got no response, then went out with a flashlight and still couldn’t find her. The next day several family members came to help search for her in the pouring rain walking through woods, around my apartment complex and surrounding neighborhoods. We also posted flyers all with no luck.
While we were out we met several dog walkers who were so helpful with offers to post her information on various social media sites and would keep an eye out for her. My sister Pam who was searching with us told me about PawBoost. I went on the site and found it to have a wide range of pet lovers sharing tips. For example finding indoor cats was different than finding outdoor cats. One main difference between the two was the distance from home the indoor cat would likely go. I also learned to put out food and water.
I noticed some food had been eaten and that got my hopes up; then a little later it was all eaten. I refilled her food bowl and called out for her but got no response. Because of a PawBoost suggestion I watched for Callie at the window so I could see if it really was her who’d been eating. It was and then she came home! Just like that after twenty days we were reunited.
The PawBoost mission is combined with compassion and encouragement. I’d like to thank PawBoost and it’s community of pet lovers, my family and friends for their prayers and support and the Lexington Park community all of whom inspired me to not give up hope for Callie’s safe return."
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"This little one initially ran out in front of my car. I tried to catch her but she didn't want to come to me and seemed scared. I don't think having my dog with me was helping so I brought my dog home and asked my sister to drive while I looked for her again. It was almost at our low temperature of 35 for the night and I couldn't leave this poor girl out there in such cold.
On the second round of trying to catch her, we were just about to give up because there was no sign of her and then BOOM! She was right in front of us. I got out of the car and tried to call her and offer treats, but she didn't want those. I walked near her and tried to get ahead of her so I could sit and hopefully she would approach me. That was when I noticed that she was probably deaf and had vision problems.
She was slowing down and was allowing me to be near her so we just walked for a little more. Eventually she walked up on a neighbor's front yard and I kind of corralled her onto their porch. I could tell she was ready and I wrapped a small blanket around her and picked her up. She was shaking from fear and being cold, but she was safe now!
First I took her to the local animal hospital to have her scanned for a microchip. No chip. Then, when I got home with her I posted her photo on my local sites for lost dogs, my neighborhood site and PawBoost. The dog's owner wasn't a member of the groups on Facebook and he didn't see my post on Nextdoor. I also I didn't see his lost post on Nextdoor.
Then he saw PawBoost as an option for him to post his lost dog and saw that she was already posted as found! He called me and we made arrangements for a late night reunion. Lulu was very happy to see her person! I have found many dogs and always post to PawBoost as part of my attempts to get them back home with their people and have been successful in doing so several times."
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"After the Super Bowl ended our friends decided to fire off some fireworks to celebrate but the door was left open and when Riley heard the bang she ran out of the house and booked it down the street. We chased after her but lost her after three blocks. We had some friends get into a car to look for her and others on foot. We called her name down all of the streets in our area and asked everyone we passed if they saw her.
I was beginning to get really scared so I googled lost/found dog and came across PawBoost and we also posted on Craigslist. Our friend recommended that we call SPAC so I called and was interrupted by another phone call. When I answered it was from some stranger who caught and picked up Riley.
They said they found her on Franklin Street, twelve blocks from where we were. The young man and woman drove to our location and when they opened up the backseat door, there she was, shaky and crouched down. We all started crying and hugged the woman who found her. We asked to give them a reward but they said not to worry about it. They were our heroes! We are now reunited and Riley looks totally oblivious to the craziness we just endured.
Thank you so so much for helping us find our baby. Of course we would recommend PawBoost to other owners who have lost their puppy. I'm thankful it is one of the first things listed on Google when searching for a lost dog in San Francisco. After we posted on the website it took 29 minutes for the rescuers to find it and contact us."
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"Casper was lost on January 1st 2019. We were on vacation in Tennessee and a friend was watching Casper and his girlfriend Blaze. They dug out under the fence. My daughter Amber and other family members looked for the dogs. We were so far away and had a long drive home heartbroken. Amber posted a lost dog on Facebook and she got a response Blaze had been found.
We did everything to find him but a year and 18 days went by and no Casper. Then one day Amber was looking through the lost and found dogs and there he was. Casper is my daughter Angie's dog but Amber found him. He apparently got away from wherever he had been living and walked up to a woman unloading her groceries.
She knew he needed help. She gave him food and water and took him to Noah’s Animal Hospital. They posted his picture online and Amber saw it. The next morning Angie and Amber went there and picked him up. He’s lost about 8 pounds and his skin is in rough shape but nothing that cannot be fixed."
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"Molly was strictly an inside kitty but really good at hiding so on July 4, 2018 after our neighbors finished with their fireworks, we weren't surprised we couldn't find her right away. After a thorough search we realized she must have gotten out. We started searching and calling, putting her food, favorite toy and blanket on our back porch, as well as her litter box, but no Molly.
A friend told me about PawBoost so I added her to the list of lost pets. We also put out fliers at our vet's office, neighborhood and Facebook. For 6 months I called for her every morning and evening as close to the same time as possible. After that I stopped calling and we just started praying that wherever she was, she was being taken care of.
On December 20, 2019 I received a call from the microchip company that she had been scanned by a local vet! I called the vet and they said the lady who brought her in had just left with her but gave me her number. I called and met the lady who said she had been feeding her for about the last 8 months. Molly was living under her neighbor's house and although she was very timid would still come out to eat.
Of course I started crying when I first saw Molly under that house! It took a couple of tries but the lady was finally able to catch Molly when she came out to eat and called me to come get her. Molly immediately remembered us and her home and returned to her usual behavior. We had her checked out and updated her vaccinations.
We are still in disbelief that after a year and a half that we have her back home. I would definitely recommend anyone who has a missing pet to sign them up with PawBoost. We had several people reach out to us that we didn't even know tell us they were praying for us. The updates we received were very reassuring. Plus the happy tail stories gave us hope. Thank you for all that you do!"
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"Henry went missing unexpectedly. He likes going outside and shooting off but we have always watched him and stopped him from going far. But he somehow managed to get out and we didn’t realize until the morning came around.
I was looking for him all day, walking up and down the hill, going into the canyon and screaming for him, but he wouldn’t come out. I was just about to lay down when I looked out my window and saw him sitting on my neighbor's bricks.
PawBoost helped me gain more confidence to find him. All of the positive comments I was getting and encouraging words kept me going to stay motivated to find him. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend! This was my first (and hopefully only) time I had to use it. It was really helpful and kept me on track. I would 100% tell a friend to use this over any other site."
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