Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Two little girls in our community found Lola walking around without an owner. Lola has a collar but the tag may have fallen off. She was such a sweet dog and very friendly it was easy to grab hold of her without having to chase her.
I went home, grabbed another leash and brought her to the Chula Vista Pet Emergency Clinic to scan for a chip but no luck. Then I posted her on Facebook, PawBoost and a couple other websites. Luckily with the help of PawBoost, we were able to get Lola and her parents reunited.
I posted Lola as a found dog and her owners posted her as a lost dog. PawBoost connected us because of the description and location. I'm not sure there is any other application or website out there today that would do the same. Thanks PawBoost."
Spread the good news! To all who assisted in helping Lola find her parents, a sincere thank you.
"It seems like Cacherry went a little too far from his usual. We live on about 100 acre ranch and he has roamed the area for the four plus years he has lived here. Prior to him going missing, he was attacked and spayed by skunks three days in a row. We believe his scent was compromised and was not able to come back home.
A very aware and gracious family saw Cacherry at their home. They called the Torrance County Animal Shelter to report him. Torrance County Animal Shelter knew immediately who this might be and called us. With over 100 shares and over 100 engagements on the Facebook post, we were grateful that everyone knew Cacherry was missing.
The amount of people that are truly invested in helping and ensuring the safe return of your pet is overwhelming. It is beautiful to see how much PawBoost helps in a happy return. It has been a very difficult week but it was nevertheless worth the persistency and wait."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cacherry's alert. His family is grateful for the overwhelming support they received. Reunited after 5 days!
"I saw this pair of pets walking outside a local Walmart. The smaller one was hurt and limping. I could tell they were a pair and when I approached they were so sweet. I picked the small one up and the big one made sure it kept an eye on it! I got them in my car and tried a few local shelters that didn’t have room for the pets for a few days, so I took them home to my apartment.
I started searching PawBoost after posting about them myself. My mom ended up finding a post about the pair from 10 days earlier! I contacted the owners and got the pups home safe and sound. The PawBoost post the owners posted helped me get their info.
I found the owner in less than 2 hours but the owner had been searching for 2 weeks! Miraculously, the pair of pups stayed together that whole time. Social media is the best way to spread the word about a lost pet and PawBoost provides a central location for information."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared these pups's alert. Another happy reunion!
"Gidget ran after her brother Dakota as he was chasing a coyote through the woods behind my house. Dakota was found a few hours later about ½ mile away. Usually Gidget and Dakota stick together, but Gidget wasn't with Dakota. My family, friends and the neighborhood I live in went on a 2 day search for her. People I don't even know came to my house to volunteer their time to help find Gidget.
After 2 nights I prepared for the worst because Gidget is 13 years old and deaf. But that afternoon a young man that lives down the street from me came knocking on my door saying that he saw Gidget next to an abandoned shed in the deep backyard of a neighbor on the next street. He said he saw her laying on her side, so he didn't know if he was alive or not.
Again I prepared for the worst but was so ecstatic when a guy I don't know drove up with Gidget and the young man that found her in the back of his truck! Gidget was dehydrated and had been attacked by coyotes with over 25 bite marks all over her body. I rushed her to the animal hospital ER where she spent the night. It took her a little over a week to recover but she is totally back to her normal self!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gidget's alert. She was gone for 2 days and 2 nights, but is home safe and sound :)
"I was walking my foster dog and noticed a black lab wandering on Carlton Street. I didn't see an owner so I followed her about a block or so to Allan Gardens. I thought I lost her but then I saw her light up collar along the south perimeter of the park. I ran all the way through Allan Gardens and shouted for people nearby to grab her.
She was too quick and ran into the busy street. I was able to coax her to me by calling her over. The foster organization I foster through has a policy of using two leashes at all times so I had an extra leash I was able to clip onto her. At first I posted on the Cabbagetown Residents Association group and then tried to post on other lost pet Facebook groups but many of those required approval by an administrator. Not the best when you're in an urgent situation.
I finally got accepted after about an hour or so. The vet that we brought Molly to suggested PawBoost. I was able to quickly make an alert that was posted directly to Toronto - Lost Dogs, Cat & Pets without needing to wait for approval. About 2 and half hours after posting, I saw that the owner had reached out to me! I immediately messaged him back and let him know which animal shelter Molly was taken to. If I had a printer, I would have definitely made us of the nifty poster that PawBoost produced for me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Molly's alert. A huge thank you to this Good Samaritan for searching for her family :)
"My husband was at Walmart and this dog was trying to get inside the automotive area. It didn't have a collar and was soaking wet from the rain. He called to the dog and it came right over to him so he picked it up, put it in the car and called me. PawBoost was the first place we posted, and when the owner's daughter called and left a message, she said she'd seen the PawBoost post.
From picking up the dog to dropping him off with his owner it was about five hours. The owner and her daughter had been searching from the time the dog had gotten loose - about ten minutes before my husband picked him up. He had backed out of his harness and ran across the street to Walmart from the hotel where they were staying while they move (less than a block apart)."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. Another pup home safe and sound :)
"After a long evening running errands, we returned home and the dogs were let outside by our sibling who did not realize the side gate was open, because it was garbage day. When we let the dogs back in, we didn’t realize Koko went out and a miscommunication made us believe that Koko was inside.
We woke up to find that Koko got out and was waiting on the porch for several hours before she decided to wander, then ended up missing. A Good Samaritan reached out to me who had seen my post through PawBoost. The nice individual asked if I was reunited with Koko and I told her I was still looking around for my pup.
Then this Angel of a person sent me a screenshot of a Nextdoor post (outside of my neighborhood range) of a guy who found Koko looking for her owner. This individual not only used Nextdoor but they saw my missing post about Koko via PawBoost. If this person hadn’t seen the post then they would never have been able to link the two posts."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Koko's alert. Koko is home! Her family can’t express how grateful they are for all of your help :)
"The Glass Fire burned down our farm and Cleo was lost. I went back days later and I called and called, but she had disappeared. It turns out she was still on the farm and being fed by a direct neighbor. He posted on PawBoost so when I posted everyone knew right away and told me everything!
PawBoost is incredible. About 10 people immediately gave me information about where my cat was and who was feeding her! Three people from PawBoost spoke with me by phone helping me find her. She was missing for almost a month!
I lost my dog Charlie in 2016, and PawBoost found him within a day. Now I lost my cat Cleo when the farm burned and we lost everything, but PawBoost found her and gave me back a precious gift! I am so grateful."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cleo's alert. A special thank you to Rusty, Arlis and Heather for helping!
"While we were out of town my father-in-law came up and checked on Roxi and didn’t realize that she had snuck out the door while he was here. After putting up signs in the neighborhood and 6 1/2 weeks later our kitty was lost over a mile away. I received a phone call from a lady in the neighborhood that had seen our signs and told us that she had seen a gray tabby hanging around their house for the last week.
She thought my cat wouldn’t have made it due to where we live in the mountains and how long it’d been but I told her to put out some chicken if she had it. She said our cat came to eat it right away. I went the next morning with a dish and her fork that I usually ding when it’s time to eat and she came running right up to me instantly when I got to where the garage was of the house.
I couldn’t believe it was her, I was crying and rushed to get her in the car to open the food so she wouldn’t get scared off and run. She is safe and sound at home with lots of love, food and rest. Thank you to the neighbors that called us about our cat and to everyone that sent prayers and thoughts our way. We are truly grateful and blessed beyond belief."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Roxi's alert. Never give up hope!
"Amber found a hole in our back fence and got out. A mother and daughter found her and took her to Villa Rica Animal Hospital and luckily I had called the day before and gave a clear description of Amber and my contact info. The receptionist FaceTimed my personal cell and when she turned the camera to show me the dog, it was my baby girl. I couldn't help but cry.
I had no words to describe how grateful I am for those three wonderful people. The two who did the right thing and brought her back home and the receptionist that was more than happy to take my information and remember me and my pup. She is now home and constantly being loved on. My toddler is absolutely beside himself with excitement."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Amber's alert. Amber was reunited after 3 days and is now home safe and sound with her family :)
"It had just snowed the night prior to Dakota going missing, and the morning after I had let her out for her morning potty break. She has always been let off leash to roam and run around and she would never go far and would come running whenever she heard the front door open.
When I left for work around 12pm, I noticed she was no where to be seen. So I texted my spouse and told him to go look for her. There was no sign of her anywhere. Just prints in the snow that lead to nothing. We had both decided to file missing dog reports with PawBoost and local pages.
With over 150 shares on Facebook from PawBoost, the word got out that Dakota had gone missing and everyone in the area was on the lookout. 2 days later, I received a message from my godmother who sent me a Facebook post of a couple who had found her and was keeping her safe. Under the post, there was a list of comments all of which were screenshots from the PawBoost alert of Dakota.
As I was looking at the post with joy in my heart, I received a phone call from the RM of where I am from. They had given me the contact information for the couple who found her. I was at work during the time, so my spouse contacted them and went to go pick her up, and sure enough there she was. She ran up to him and literally jumped into his arms. She is now home safe."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Dakota's alert. A huge thank you to the lovely couple who kept her safe and to the RM of Franklin-Emerson for calling when she was located. She is currently exhausted and having a nice nap :)
"Bunny somehow slipped past us out the front door one Tuesday morning. She never tries to go outside so we must have missed it. Around 10:00 that night, we realized we couldn’t remember seeing her since Monday night and spent the next 24+ hours turning the house and yard upside down searching for her. By day three, we were distraught, knowing she had to have escaped the house, so we started calling local shelters who recommended PawBoost.
Our PawBoost post was seen and shared a lot by friends, family, and neighbors. I think it helped because our neighbors came to ask us about it, and we were able to discuss the suggestions from the shelters—like that most escaped indoor cats are hiding out in a garage or shed within a 3 house radius. Several neighbors left their garage doors open that night and around 10:30pm Bunny came to an open window meowing for us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bunny's alert. A special thank you to the SPCA, OAR, and Hamilton Co Animal Care for all your help and advice.
"My husband found him by the dumpster while taking the trash out. He was hanging out with a stray. The stray ran but Tom plopped down and asked for pets. My husband could tell he belonged to someone and looked out of place. We took him to my mother-in-law's and started posting and putting flyers up.
I think PawBoost definitely helped because people commented explaining about other groups to share to get the word out. We got a call from Tom’s owner saying omg that’s my cat. She saw the flyers put up and then saw online all the posts and she was so grateful for the efforts that were put into getting Tom back home to her and Tom’s Yorkie brother.
She showed me pictures that she had bottle fed Tom since he was 4 weeks old. There wasn’t a doubt from all the photos of him cuddled in her bed and playing that Tom was her cat. When we brought Tom back to her he started licking her face. It was a happy ending!
The owner had been driving around looking for Tom for one week and was praying he was safe in a new home. She didn’t think anyone would post. She had opened her door and he had gotten out in between her legs. She is planning to get him chipped after this experience."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tom's alert. He is home safe and sound with his family :)
"Scatman first showed up at my residence one Friday night around 9pm. I fed him some pot roast, dry cat food and some warm milk. I sat outside with him until 11:15pm and went inside for the night. I set up a found listing to see if I could locate his owner/family and searched for lost pets but had no luck. He was gone the next day but came back around the same time as the night before.
I fed him some diced pork chop, dry cat food and water. I sat with him outside until 12am and went inside for the night. The next day it rained all day so Scatman did not return. The next day I saw him was Wednesday night at 9pm, Thursday at the same time and Friday he came back but this time around 6:45pm. I fed him dry cat food and water each time upon his arrival.
That Friday around 8pm something told me to check PawBoost once more to see if anyone had posted him missing. I came across a picture of a cat that resembled him exactly and was able to immediately contact the owner, Katie. She was so excited and couldn’t believe that I found her baby boy! She said his name was Scatman and asked if I could FaceTime her so she could get a better look at him.
Once she saw him, she screamed with excitement and couldn’t believe her eyes! Katie and her family had moved recently from Garner, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC so she was now 3 hours away. She sent her sister, Kory, who lived only 45 minutes away to my residence where I was able to place Scatman in a kennel so she could transport him back to her house until reuniting him with his loving family!
I’m truly blessed and grateful to have been a part of this miracle in making sure this sweet boy was returned to his rightful owner and family. This is a true testament that anything is possible! If you come across a lost pet, please don’t EVER give up on him/her. It’s so easy to throw in the towel but so much more rewarding to know you can rest easy knowing that you helped save a pet’s life and was able to get him/her home safely."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Scatman's alert. Scatman was reunited after missing for almost 2 months :)
"My sliding glass door was being replaced by 2 men. I kept checking on both my cats. Zoey was hiding behind the couch because of the loud noise. My other cat was nowhere to be found, which is typical when new people are in the house. I was also working in another room. I repeatedly checked on Zoey trying to coax her out with treats. I realized it was quiet and came out to discover both guys were gone, maybe to lunch.
I went looking for Zoey and she was nowhere to be found. I received valuable advice regarding leaving food, litter box, etc... outside. I also left the garage door open slightly in case she slipped in there for shelter. Also, comments on how it was likely she probably didn't stray far greatly eased my mind.
My motion sensor lights outside my bedroom woke me when they came on about 5am, and I jumped up to see if it was maybe her. I thought it was her, so I opened the sliding door so maybe she'd run in (first closing my other kitty in a room), and went out my front door looking for her. I saw her out of the corner of my eye running back in the house."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Zoey's alert. Welcome home Zoey!
"One morning our screen door didn’t latch all the way when we were bringing in groceries and Parker darted out. After 2 months and 3 days, a woman I met on Nextdoor who lived 0.6 miles from me called me. Her husband saw a black cat cross their driveway at night and said come here kitty! He came to them and they kept him in their garage until I was able to get there.
I was able to look at many other cats that could have been him before finding him thanks to PawBoost. Some people post here first and then they alert you if a cat is found in your area! Sometimes it’s hard to surf through social media or check all the shelters and such, so this puts it right in front of you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Parker's alert. Reunited after 2 months and 3 days!
"A visitor left my front door open and Akilah ran out, got hit by a car and ran off. With the help of the community we were able to pinpoint 2 neighborhoods in which she would frequent. This allowed us to put food out in five places twice a day. She had been gone 2 weeks at this time and had lost approximately 12 pounds.
On a Thursday night I only left food in 1 place in the evening. I was going to sit and wait for her that night but she had already eaten the food. At 4 am Friday, I awoke to a dog whining but it stopped. A few minutes later I heard it again along with banging on my screen door.
I opened the door and there she was tired, thin, hungry and home. She had been gone 2 days shy of 3 weeks. After a good bath and food she hopped on my bed and got much needed rest. We are so thankful she returned safely."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Akilah's alert. A huge thank you to everyone who gave sightings, walked and drove around, put food out, posted pictures and even let them go through their backyards. All of the prayers and efforts brought her home!
"Bentley crawled out of a hole in the pantry into the basement below, through the crawl space, and outside. After posting on PawBoost I realized how important it was to get the word out. I made flyers and put them up, and handed them out near our home and to local vets. A woman happened to see one of the flyers I put on a telephone pole on a route she does not normally take and recognized Bentley as the cat she’d seen near her home and who’s been trying to get into her house.
I was so shocked when she called and revealed that she’s actually living at our old house across town, which we moved from just a few months ago. Bentley had navigated all the way back there and was just trying to get inside! Bentley was missing for about three and a half days. It’s encouraging to see people who care about your pet and want to see you reunited. The people who commented on his post shared valuable advice and helped keep me encouraged and hopeful that a safe return home was possible."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bentley's alert. Welcome home sweet Bentley :)
"My daughter’s boyfriend was getting ready to go home and when he opened the door Jax just ran out!! He had never done that before. He usually waits just outside the threshold to have his leash clipped on, but for some reason he just took off that day. They both immediately went to get him, but he was just gone!
There were a lot of sightings of him. Friends and family took to the streets to look in the areas where he was reported to be seen (and we put up posters) with no luck. Someone told me to put his bed outside our door so he could catch the scent, so I did. And one day very early in the morning my daughter heard him scratching at the door!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jax's alert. Reunited after 4 days! He was limping a little so his family took him to his vet and other than a missing nail and a small cut on one of his paws, he is in perfect health.
"My husband had taken Ck to the vet for vaccinations and trimming nails. After he picked her up, he went by a friend’s house and was taking her out of the carrier to show off how much she had grown. We think she was spooked and thought something else was going to happen to her - she jumped out of his arms and ran into a wooded area nearby.
After searching for the better part of two days, we had given up finding her ourselves and began listing her as lost with all of the local shelters. I came across PawBoost and decided to give it a try as well. We left on a planned trip out of town and left our friend in charge of any calls that came in. While gone, we went through sort of a mourning process and assumed she was lost.
However, in addition to the thousands of views to the post, I was amazed at the amount of notes with suggestions we received on how/where to look, stories of previous cases, and encouragement not to give up. So when we got back (now 8 days from when she got loose), we decided to try again using some of the tips.
Sure enough, she was hiding out under the deck of a neighbor right across the street and we had her back within 24 hours of starting the new search! The PawBoost community saved us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ck's alert. Her family is very grateful for all of your help!
"Our neighbors had a fire late one night in which fire trucks had to come out for. We believe the fire and commotion scared Poe Kitty as that was the night he disappeared without a trace. Our PawBoost alert got the attention of a kind woman who had a cat matching our cat’s description around her house, but it turned out not to be ours.
However, not long after she saw a post from the local animal shelter in a lost and found Facebook group for a cat matching our cat’s description. We went to the shelter and it was our cat after over two months of him being gone. Had it not been for that initial PawBoost alert we probably never have found our sweet boy."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Poe Kitty's alert. A special thanks to the Iredell County Animal Shelter and the very kind members of the Lost and Found Pets of Iredell County group.
"There is only one word to describe why Chief left, LOVE. Jakob is a Paramedic/Firefighter and was going on his 2 day shift, and Emily was on her yearly coast trip, so Chief was left at Jakob’s parents house. The front door went ajar and Chief took off looking for both of them. Chief was a rescue from the Marion County Dog shelter 1 year ago, and since the time my daughter Emily and Chief found each other they have been inseparable.
We don’t know what kind of life Chief had his first 2 years of life, but he was found by animal control wandering the streets with another dog, and when the two met they became each other’s BFF. I’m Emily’s mom, and to hear your child tell you their heart hurts it makes you hurt. I took out advertisements on every and any app I could to reach as many people as possible.
PawBoost is by far the most watched site and the viewers on this app have the biggest hearts. We received so many well wishes and prayers, and people helped us look for Chief. Mind you they were total strangers, but their willingness to help by giving us hope, and the fact they took the time to look for Chief, gives us a new perspective on humanity.
After hours and days looking for Chief with the sightings always at night, we figured maybe he hunkered down during the day and traveled at night. After being gone for almost 4 days, we went out in the evening to look. We spent 4 hours looking before my husband and I called it quits. We called Emily to tell her where we looked and that we would be at it early the next day. No sooner did I hang up the phone and she called me back crying saying Chief found his way back.
Emily said that they opened the door to put food out and he ran in. I find this amazing, because if you think about it this dog was a stray and didn’t have anyone until a year ago, loved these two kids so much that he ran away to find them. He was running determined to find them and eventually after days of looking he found them. This is truly a love story and speaks volumes as to how our pets not only become a part of us, but how we become a part of them."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chief's alert. Welcome home Chief!
"We still are not entirely clear what happened, but around 4:30 am one Saturday we heard a cat make a distressed meow outside our bedroom window. We heard leaves rustle and then one of our dogs ran out of the dog house and started barking. All our kitties are inside, but we called out to our dog to be still and then ran out into the yard to try and see what cat may be in distress.
When I came in to get a flashlight and turned on the light in the dining room I saw a giant hole torn in the screen and knew something terrible happened. We located our other two kitties, but NO LEXI! Upon sunrise we saw a spray of urine on the outside shutter (there’s a feral Tom in the area) so we assumed Lexi may have gone after him for spraying the window. Or since he’s sweet as pie he may have rubbed his head too hard on the screen and fallen out.
He’s such a timid boy that I’m certain he was terrified and having never been outside was frozen in hiding despite hearing us search for him. PawBoost was awesome in connecting so many other fur parents to us that sent encouraging words, prayers and tips, letting us know we weren’t alone in our search for our baby.
He finally came home on his own after one week despite the fact that the water department was making all kinds of crazy noise fixing a leak at the front of our property. Lights, back hoes, talking, and pounding. I was certain he would be so terrified from that chaos we would NEVER see him again. But like a precious miracle, there he was! I’m confident the many PawBoost members sending prayers and good vibes played a role in him finding his way home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lexi's alert. He’s very tired after his grand adventure, but is perfectly healthy and sleeping like a baby.
"Pikachu was let out to sit on our porch as he always does one night. My husband came in, but Pikachu did not. By 1am I realized something was wrong. He was not under my feet and making his normal low vocalizing, nor was he on the porch staring through meowing. After 8 days, while cleaning off my dining table and talking with my daughter, I heard his distressed meow. It stunned me and as I looked through my double sliders to my deck and he was just staring very distraught and meowing.
For a split second I thought Pika was one of my other two, but I have kept them indoors the entire time he was missing. Once I realized it was him I ran to open the door for him. He was very very happy to be home. PawBoost put me in direct contact with real people who wanted to help and support me by offering prayers, shares and reunion stories. This really gave me peace of mind that everything would be ok, especially when I felt hope was running low."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pikachu's alert. Pikachu is home safe and sound after 8 days!
"Oliver scooted out onto the back deck at twilight when his mom (me) was taking out his dog-sister Molly for her evening stroll. I never saw Oliver venture outside and never meant for him to be out there. The next morning, I realized that Oliver was gone when he didn't wake me up with his gentle purring as usual. Horror set in when I realized that it was ME who may have inadvertently locked him out!
I searched all of his hiding places in the house and was heartbroken when I realized what must have happened. Oliver is an indoor cat who was rescued when he was just a small kitten. He has no outdoor skills. I searched my neighborhood and he was nowhere to be found. After I placed a PawBoost alert, I immediately received an email with tons of great hints to help me find Oliver. I followed the suggestions and placed his favorite pillow, food, and his litter box out on the deck.
The next morning, the food was gone and there were black hairs on the pillow. The next twilight, I went out with a flashlight and there he was on the lawn by the deck. The evening I found Oliver he was shaken but unharmed. At first he acted as if he was angry with me and kept away but soon after he has been like velcro, never leaving my side, purring and asking me to rub his ears as usual. Thank you for all of the great suggestions that helped me to find Oliver!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oliver's alert. Reunited after 2 days!
"Tiny likes the outdoors ALOT. It's where she spends the majority of her day. The day after 4th of July however, she never came back after calling her name for hours on end. I ended up searching the entire neighborhood for her and to no avail. She just disappeared.
About 3 months later, I let my little Chihuahua out in the backyard for a little restroom break, and out of nowhere comes Tiny through a hole in one of our fences. She was walking like she never left. Honestly I couldn't believe it. Like a daughter sneaking out late at night to go to a party just to return like it's no big deal.
She came back without any injuries or signs of struggle, but she was skinnier than I remember her to be. She returned without a collar around her neck as well. Her fur was strangely not dirty at all. It was shiny and clean. I let her in and she immediately went to the kitchen and started eating anything she could find, dry cat food and the wet dog food.
I didn't want to feed her too much since I didn't know when the last time she had a good meal, and could possibly injure her in the process if I just let her have a welcome back buffet. She did however, spend the day eating in short breaks and sleeping. She hasn't tried to run off since."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tiny's alert. Tiny seems to be fond of the indoors more than ever now :)
"Quiggly got out of the house. I shared the PawBoost post on another Facebook lost pet page that I had found. I swear I had posted him on every lost pet page I could find! And within minutes someone commented that they had seen a cat posted on the American Humane Society's site found section that looked like Quiggly.
I went to the AHS site and a new found listing had been shared that included a distant photo of a cat walking across a yard. The photo wasn't close but I hadn't seen ANY found photos that even resembled Quiggly and this one did, sort of. So I called, texted, and emailed the finder (it was about 9:30PM) and she called the next morning.
I described Quiggly to her and it could possibly be a match. I was hopeful but not super hopeful as he was 9.5 miles away! I drove to her house and instantly knew it was Quiggly! I even recognized his meow when she went to get him. I shared a description and a marking that only his owner would know about and this cat had that marking.
I was incredibly thankful and home we went! He was gone for 10 days and was found chasing a mouse 9.5 miles away. That mouse was fast and had stamina! Miracles happen and prayers are answered. Thank you everyone!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Quiggly's alert. Shoutout to the family who cared for him until he was reunited with his family :)
"Aria slipped out the front door unnoticed as trash was being taken out. This little girl has been indoor only her entire life. A kind neighbor saw her wandering around scared and knew she wasn’t typically an outdoor cat. She was able to get Aria inside her home and kept her safe overnight with food and water.
In the morning our neighbor reported a found cat to the apartment complex and we were notified immediately. She was missing for a little over ten hours. It is typical to put out flyers which we were in the process of doing, but word spreads so much faster electronically through social media sites. It was comforting to know people living nearby could see our post ASAP."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Aria's alert. Welcome home Aria :)
"Our 2 pugs are house dogs and generally just go into our gated back yard for exercise and to take care of business. Unknown to us, one of our gates was loose and she wandered out. She has poor eyesight and hearing and lost her way, landing on a busy local highway, which lies about 75 yards from our home.
A kind couple traveling from Tybee Island to their home in Chapin, SC rescued Roux from the highway. On returning to their home, they brought her to Chapin Pet Care. Instinctually knowing she was a treasured pet, the staff searched PawBoost and Facebook. PawBoost connected us with people who have a selfless love and dedication to reuniting pets with their families."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Roux's alert. Roux, who has been by her family's side through some challenging life events over the last 10 years, is home with a full tummy and snoring as loudly as ever :)
"My brother’s girlfriend found a cat behind a dumpster at her workplace, but she had to get back to her shift so she texted him. He went and picked the cat up. All the shelters were closed, so we couldn’t check if he was chipped or anything. I put up a picture and description on PawBoost, and fifteen minutes later got a text from someone who’d seen the cat on their neighborhood site.
Apparently, he’d been missing for three weeks! The neighbor put us in contact with his owners. On the phone, the owners sounded ready to cry! They were so sweet when they came to pick him up. The cat recognized them right away and jumped into his owner's arms. I can’t believe we were contacted so quickly, the cat and his owners were reunited in just three hours after three weeks of separation!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this kitty's alert. Reunited after 3 weeks apart!
"My friend and I were out for our early morning walk when we spotted a small loose dog walking up the street towards us. The dog was not wearing a collar, but appeared to have likely recently gotten out as he appeared well-fed and was not in distress. However, he was not allowing us to get closer than 10 feet from him, so we began following him and talking to him.
He did not appear to be 'street savvy', and we were worried that he was approaching a busier street and might get hit by a car. Also, that area is known for coyotes and at that time of the morning it's especially risky. After following him for about 15 minutes and running interference with passing cars, he appeared to be tiring, so he slowed down.
At that point, my friend squatted down near him and eventually was able to pet him, but he was visibly shaking. We decided that I would head back to her home and get my car. When I arrived, she was still petting the dog. I had a blanket in my car, and she used it to wrap the dog up and get him in the car. He immediately settled and rode quietly back to her house where she brought him into the backyard.
We took pictures of the dog, which I posted along with the location where he had been found on Nextdoor. By the time I got home, I'd gotten a response from a woman who, among other things, suggested I also post on PawBoost. Later in the afternoon, I got a note from a woman who told me the dog was hers. I called her and verified a few facts that reassured me that it was her dog. Happy ending!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A huge thank you to these Good Samaritans for bringing this dog to safety :)
"Zeekee went missing on a walk and wiggled away with her leash still on and ran like the wind. She had only been here for a month since being rescued from Tijuana. She was spotted miles away from where she got loose, the first and second day, and then not seen again. We were so concerned she would meet her fate by coyotes.
My neighbors saw her initially and I went into immediate action, and my organization, Precious Pets Animal Foundation, posted on over 15 sites. We posted on our Facebook and Nextdoor pages and also alerted our friends on the Board of Los Angeles Animal Services and the Board of Commissioners. I organized a committee to search daily, every day for 2 weeks. We posted signs everywhere and all our neighbors went out looking.
We asked people to put water out in their front yards hoping their cameras would catch any sightings as well. Nearly 2 weeks later, Zeekee was found in the canyons, over 5 miles away from her home. She was in the canyons off a hiking trail. Her leash was stuck on a tree and hikers spotted her. She was brought to the vet and is recovering from dehydration."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Zeekee's alert. After TWO WEEKS, it’s truly a miracle that she was found. Never give up!
"Our front door blew open in the middle of the night and Fia (an indoor cat) ran out and hid under our front porch. In the morning, I realized she was missing and went looking for her. I quickly found her hiding under the porch but couldn't reach her, so I asked my husband to stomp on the porch.
Unfortunately, this terrified her and she ran away from us towards the busy street and out of sight. Despite over 10 hours of searching for her in every nook and cranny, she wasn't found. We put out food, her litter box, our dirty clothes - anything that could possibly familiarize her with how to get home.
My sister is a vet tech so I called her while searching for our baby and asked for ideas. She recommended PawBoost immediately. I posted Fia's missing report and shared it on my Facebook page. Within minutes, I had comments of support, love, and compassion from far and wide, and suggestions for the search. I felt like I had an entire community rooting for her safe return!
The second day of Fia being lost was very difficult. It was nerve-wracking looking for her as we were worried she hadn't made it through the night with all of the predators around. After a long day of work, we returned home once again determined to find her. Knocking on neighbor's doors and looking in backyards brought me to a home two houses down.
After scouring the backyard with their permission, I walked to the front of their house and saw a strange shadow underneath their porch. I shined my flashlight and saw two glowing eyes staring at me. I then realized that it was Fia! The amazing thing was that we had looked under that porch multiple times, including at night, hoping to see those eyes shining back at us.
With the help of our neighbors, we barricaded any opportunity of escape again. Armed with long sleeves and gloves in case she was ready for a fight. I army-crawled under the porch and grabbed her as soon as she was in reach. There were tears all around and a huge sense of relief!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Fia's alert. Her family is truly grateful to have her home safe.
"Meego flew out the door when I was going out. I thought he was in the other room. It was a heartbreaking 2 days trying to find him not knowing if he could survive the elements. My friend also had him on a different Facebook group for animals, and saw a post saying there was a Green Cheek Conure found and posted pictures.
When my friend let her know we were missing our Green Cheek, she contacted us and let us know Meego was being taken care of by our great officers of Upper St. Clair Animal Control unit. I was told that when the officers knew his name he came right to them. It was a great reunion. I am so thankful to you all. Meego has been snuggling with me.
It is so important to have organizations like PawBoost to post these missing animals to, so we can all look out for them. The sooner we find them, it could be a success story like mine. Depending on the outside elements it could be fatal to them."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Meego's alert. A special thank you to Upper St. Clair Animal Control for keeping Meego safe.
"Watson snuck out of the house when I came home from work one night. One of the tips I got from PawBoost's blog was not to just ask neighbors to look in their garages or sheds, but to go look yourself. Even though I knew our neighbors had already looked diligently, I also knew Watson was shy around strangers. So after a week missing, I started asking neighbors if I could take a look myself. That was the key!
I found Watson in a neighbor's shed. The neighbor had looked in the shed several times, but didn't find the hiding place under some old baskets. Watson made a very small noise when I called for him in the shed, but it was enough that we were able to track him to the back corner and find him, hungry and scared. He was very, very happy to be home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Watson's alert. Reunited after 1 week :)
"We have had Tiger since he was a kitten. We found him wandering the streets near our home without parents. Many people in the neighborhood know him because he is so friendly and lets people pick him up. Especially the neighborhood kids play with him. When he disappeared suddenly everyone was helping us look and there were many sad people who missed him.
He is an indoor-outdoor cat so we knew he couldn't just be hiding because he was afraid. He had to be trapped, hurt, seriously lost, or taken by someone. He went missing once before for a few days. He is so friendly and curious he went inside our elderly neighbors house and got trapped. We got Tiger a tag after that experience.
Finally, a woman who feeds cats on the streets in front of her house called us from the phone number on his tag. We are planning on getting a tracking device after this fiasco. I was crying nearly everyday worried that he was in pain, trapped or injured. PawBoost gave us hope and a place to direct our energy to take action to find our beloved pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tiger's alert. Reunited after 3 weeks!