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Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Our family took a day trip together and on our way home we stopped for a quick lunch. It was December 2018 and a cool sunny day. We had our 3 dogs with us so we parked directly in front of the restaurant and cracked all 5 windows for a nice breeze and locked the doors. The dogs laid down for a nap.
When we came back 30 minutes later, the doors were still locked and our 2 boys were in the truck, but Annie was gone. We ran around the parking lot calling her and searched for 30 minutes all around but she was gone.
We reported the incident to the police and suffered through a very sad Christmas missing Annie. We registered her as lost on PawBoost hoping someone would recognize her and call us. We spent weeks driving from shelter to shelter, passing out lost dog fliers, and posting her picture on Facebook for people to share.
Over the next 3 months we followed up on every lead on a white dog that was lost and reported, to no avail. We drove into the next 3 counties looking for our lost girl. My husband finally gave up all hope because the search consumed our every day. I continued to pray that she would come home to us.
Sunday, April 28, we received an email from Avid PETtrac that Annie was reported found. I called their phone number and got the information for the rescue who scanned Annie’s microchip. I called the rescue and Abby explained the events around her having Annie.
Within an hour of our call we had our scared little girl headed home with us. She was dirty with fleas and matted hair grown out so much I didn’t recognize her, but thankfully seemingly unharmed. I gave her a lavender bath, trimmed her face, and held her while she fell asleep.
I think all the postings on the internet did help her in getting back home. Thank you for what you do. I will recommend PawBoost! I learned a lot about the plight of pet owners who lose their fur babies, and my heart goes out to everyone."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Annie's alert. She was turned in to a rescue and is NOW HOME SAFE :)
"I had just finished riding my horse and this forlorn looking dog wandered into the barn. I knew she didn’t belong to anyone at the barn and her scared demeanor immediately told me she was lost. After kneeling down and calling her quietly, she came over and let me pet her.
She didn’t have a collar or tags so it was obvious that she was either lost or someone had dumped her. We put her in an empty stall, provided her with water and then sat down to post her on the internet.
Within minutes of posting her picture and other details on PetFBI, social media channels were busy at work including Facebook and PawBoost. Many helpful suggestions came through from members familiar with reuniting lost animals, some of which I never anticipated or expected.
Within two hours, I received a call from Bella’s owner and she was able to provide positive information that assured me she was the rightful owner.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost! The network of concerned animal lovers jumped into action quickly and efficiently. If one of our dogs was ever lost, God forbid, I know that resources exist that are effective and compassionate who focus on reuniting animals with their rightful families."
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"My dog Simon wandered away from my yard when I got distracted by an important phone call. He was not wearing his collar but he is chipped. He was found almost immediately only 2 blocks away. A Good Samaritan reported him found to the humane society but the found report essentially ended up buried in their inbox.
Having done their duty to report Simon found, they took Simon home (75 miles away) thinking that if no one claimed him from their report they would just keep him as they realized what a good dog he is.
I was distraught all day and that evening. While checking the local vet emergency rooms I was given the suggestion to try PawBoost. I had nothing to loose. Many parts of PawBoost are helpful including the email blast, printable flier, and most importantly, a Facebook posting.
The next day, the wife of a friend of the finder noticed the Facebook posting and realized that they had found a dog with a home and a worried owner. They contacted me right away and brought Simon home the next morning.
If it had not been for PawBoost, Simon would have likely never come home. He would have had a new home and my daughter and I would have been devastated. Thank you PawBoost for your service and what you do to reunite lost pets with their worried owners and bring them home to a happy ending."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Simon's alert. A special thank you to everyone involved with bringing Simon home. Especially Joe, Greg and Kayley :)
"I feed 5 (free souls) and on Easter Sunday I was enjoying my book on the porch when this sweet gentleman walked right up to the bowl and ate until he was full. Then he jumped on my lap and went to sleep. At that moment it was over. I brought him inside, fixed him a room, a litter box, food, water and a blanket.
I immediately started looking on Pet FBI, PawBoost, Facebook, and a neighborhood app with no luck. So I started the process of brushing him, cleaning his ears and checking for fleas and ticks. He was so incredibly sweet and calm and all I could think was someone must be heartbroken not having him to love.
We had Milo 10 days and loved every minute of it but one Thursday I received a text about a possible match and they asked if I could call him by the name Milo. I went into his room while he was eating and I said his name, he turned and looked right at me. I almost felt sad but so happy and relieved he was going home to his family.
The family called and sent pictures and she knew about his tail (which I had not mentioned) and I was so happy for him. Mom arrived at my house and ran to him and he jumped into her arms and just kept kissing her. After thanking me, she and Milo went home and I received a text the next day saying how he was running through the house and rolling in his bed.
I tell everyone to check PawBoost first in fact I check daily to see if anyone is looking for the kiddos that live in my neighborhood. PawBoost, thank you so very much for everything you do to help the kiddos find their way home. Milo had an entire network of caring people trying to find his humans."
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"Dobby went missing early in the morning as the deer were migrating from their sleeping spot to their day trails. Dobby and a deer got into it with the back yard fence between them. When the deer really charged him, Dobby went after him and is still so puppy-skinny he got through the fence. Everybody took off and my husband couldn’t keep up or get Dobby to return.
A day and a half later, with many people searching to no success and flyers everywhere, three different homes heard frantic barking. I heard faint barking but could not determine the direction. A lady further away heard barking near the creek and called me. And finally, another lady heard loud, frantic barking at the dam of the creek.
She found Dobby barking and barely hanging on to the top of the dam. She told me she thought she was going to have to go in to rescue him. Once he saw her, he gathered enough strength to climb up and get off the dam. She said he was soaked, chilled, and exhausted.
They had the information from both the PawBoost flyer and our little town making sure everybody had the word about our young pup. They contacted me, I brought him home and put him on a heating pad where he promptly fell asleep. Thank you so much. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost and Lost Dogs of Texas to anybody missing a beloved pet.
To be able to go to one place to get my dog listed as missing, plus make a flyer that could be universally shared via the internet or printed out to be distributed was so incredibly helpful. I was able to get the word out so quickly and get people involved and motivated as a community to help save this little beasty boy."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Dobby's alert. Dobby was reunited with his family because of their awesome community coming together :)
"One day, my mom was here with Cuqi while I went to work and some repairmen were doing stuff in the house. They were going in and out and left the gate open. He then wandered out while my Mom wasn’t looking. I came home and I drove and ran around to all of his favorite places in the neighborhood with no luck.
We live on a very busy street, so we were worried that he was hit by a car; he is less than a year old. He's a rescue who was left in a box on the side of the road, with 6 brothers and sisters. We adopted him last August when our family was going through a really rough time and he brought us back together.
I ran down to our local vet, Turquoise Animal Hospital, to see if someone had brought him in. The vet assistant there immediately gave me a list of things to do, and PawBoost was the first thing on the list. I’d never heard of it before. I made the Facebook post and called the chip company, because Cuqi had rubbed off his collar on the way out.
Within two hours, maybe less, someone replied to our PawBoost post with a picture of Cuqi, asking if this was our dog. Then someone else saw the post before me and left their number on PawBoost. I called him and we arranged to meet the woman who found him at the local dog park within the hour.
We were so happy, in tears! Cuqi headed about half a mile down our busy street, and Angela stopped traffic with her car and was able to grab him. I couldn’t believe the quick response on PawBoost! We wouldn’t have found him without it. I will spread the word about PawBoost to everyone I can. We are so grateful for your website."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cuqi's alert. A special thank you to Angela who literally stopped traffic to save little Cuqi :)
"In February we sold our house and the closing date was before the closing date on our new house. So for a few weeks we went and stayed with my mother-in-law. Ellie has always been an indoor cat since we got her as a kitten and she’s not a big fan of change or unfamiliar things.
When we got her to my mother-in-law's house she got spooked and got out of our arms and ran. That was the last time we saw her. We looked and looked and looked with no luck. Ran into a lot of dead ends and people saying they saw her but she never showed up.
Finally, someone reached out to me through text message and sent me an ad from Nextdoor that someone posted asking who Ellie belonged to. They got my number from PawBoost and that’s how they were able to contact me. A lot of people were working together to make sure she didn’t run off again!
When I got the good news I was a huge ball of emotions pacing the floors waiting on my son to get off the bus so we could go and get her. We live over an hour away now and that felt like the longest drive ever getting to her. She was very scared when we got there because they were able to get her in a crate for me, but once she realized it was me and my son the relief on her face is something that will forever stay in my mind. She started meowing like crazy!
She got in the car with us and cuddled up to my son and slept the whole car ride home. And she’s never liked car rides, always freaks out the whole time, but her knowing we found each other was relief to her and us!
I would definitely refer PawBoost because without y’all they might have never found me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ellie's alert. Now she’s happily at home and getting the rest she has missed out on the past couple months :)
"Chief is an indoor cat but loves to sit in our front yard and look out our gate. I let him do this periodically but only when I am outside with him. I believe he slipped out one Monday night when I was bringing our dogs inside after they used the restroom.
I did not realize it at the time but I left our door cracked and I believe that Chief slipped out the door. Since I did not know he was out there, I locked the doors and went to bed for the night. I assume at one point during the night he got spooked by something and bolted over our fence to hide. The next morning I realized he was gone.
PawBoost was extremely helpful! I put up flyers throughout the neighborhood, spoke with a few neighbors, meticulously searched our neighborhood, went to the shelter, and went to our vet. I was heartbroken! Thursday morning, I posted the alert to PawBoost and immediately I received a message from a woman with a video and PDF on what to do, which was EXTREMELY helpful.
I was feeling very discouraged that I would ever find Chief but after watching the video and reading the PDF it boosted my spirits tremendously. The Facebook shares on the PawBoost alert were extremely motivating knowing that other people were keeping their eyes open for him. This helped to boost my spirits tremendously and to keep searching!
I started zoning in on what the video/PDF said about majority of indoor cats are found within 50 yards. I walked throughout the neighborhood and the same areas at least a hundred times. On the 4th night I saw him walking around one street over from where we live.
Over 70 people shared my post within 24 hours which helped lift my spirits to keep searching for Chief. I think the most important thing to do when looking for a lost cat is to not stop searching. Having the support that the PawBoost community brought was the main reason I did not just go home after 3 nights of searching for him and cry. Thank you SO much!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chief's alert. Chief is now home safe and sound :)
"Our front door didn't close properly and Eggsy wandered out of the house when no one was looking. He was gone at least an hour before we realized it. We live close to several busy roads, so we were immediately afraid that he'd get hit by a car.
Someone found Eggsy at the local shopping center, but our phone number had gotten too scratched to read on Eggsy's dog tag, so he hung around at the center until someone came by who recognized him. We went to the shopping center the next day to hang up PawBoost posters and saw Eggsy there!
PawBoost helped us in two ways: First, by knowing that we were getting the message out to a lot of people in our area. It gave us some peace of mind when we really needed it, when we were most worried after he disappeared. We got a lot of support from people via PawBoost and that was helpful.
Second, the instant poster that PawBoost created was super easy to print out and distribute around the neighborhood. It was while we were hanging up the posters that we found Eggsy, which was great. But even better, someone we don't know recognized Eggsy as we were walking him home, because he'd seen Eggsy on the posters earlier that day. They really work!
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost, because knowing that you're getting the message out is vital, and having a tool to create an effective poster when you're completely stressed out was incredibly valuable. Thanks for helping us to find Eggsy again!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Eggsy's alert. Your support helped bring Eggsy home :)
"I was on my way home from work when I found these dogs almost getting hit by 3 different cars. Fortunately, my husband was driving in front of me and I was able to block some cars behind me so they didn’t hit the dogs. Then, I got out of my car and started to move them to the side of the street.
I was able to get very close to the white doggie. She was so scared and running away from me until I got on my knees and then she came to me. The boxer was not coming near me or my husband so I told my husband to hold the little white dog while I tried to get the boxer.
I went on my knees and I started crawling towards him with some soft words and he let me pet him and then I was able to pick him up. Since these dogs were together and I didn’t know if they were from the same house or if they just happen to be running together I had to separate them. So my husband took the little white dog in his car and I took the boxer in mine.
PawBoost was a huge help! Thanks to you guys these doggies are reunited with their owners. I’m always rescuing animals and this website is amazing! The lady that lost her dogs called her sister in Texas and told her that her kids were crying because they lost their dogs and it was her daughter's birthday. Her sister from Texas is the one that went on PawBoost and found my posting.
She called her sister back and told her about me finding her dogs. When the lady called me I couldn’t believe it and I told her to please send me pictures of her dogs so I know she is the owner. She sent me proof and I cried tears of happiness. I took the 2 doggies to her house with my husband. They were so happy!
This is what you always hope for as a rescuer and it is the most rewarding moment ever! That’s why I will continue rescuing every animal that crosses my path until I’m a very old woman. I will tell everyone I know about this website. You guys are amazing and I’m so thankful!"
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"Royal is a hyper active German Shorthaired Pointer who loves to run around our backyard. I had a half day at work so I got home earlier than usual. I let Royal out to run in the backyard without realizing someone had left our side gate open and unbeknownst to me Royal left the yard.
Once I realized she ran away I began scouring the neighborhood screaming her name. I did this for several hours and when my husband got home he suggested I call the Surprise Animal Hospital as he had heard that lost pets are sometimes brought there. I called them and while Royal was not there they suggested posting on PawBoost.
Within 2 minutes of posting, I received a call and a text from a lovely woman who said she saw the post and she thought she might have Royal. Her husband saved Royal from being run over by a car and brought her home with him. They kept her safe and asked me if there were any identifying marks on Royal.
She was very diligent about making sure she was giving Royal to the right family. After confirming we were Royal's family she gave us her address and we went over to her house to get Royal. Had it not been for PawBoost I’m not sure if we would have found Royal.
We had blanketed our community with lost dog posters but Royal was actually in the next community over from us so I’m not sure they would have seen the posters. I have been telling everyone about PawBoost. You guys are amazing and I am so thankful for your site. This is Royal asleep in bed after her incredible journey."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Royal's alert. A special thank you to the wonderful people who found her and kept her safe. Royal's family is overjoyed to have her home :)
"I went out the front door one night to get something out of my car. and Cookie the cat, who is obsessed with escaping, must have gotten out without me noticing. Our family realized Cookie was missing the next morning when she didn’t come for breakfast and we couldn’t find her anywhere in the house. We spent the entire day walking and biking the neighborhood calling her.
We put her bed, food, water, and litter box in our driveway (a tip recommended by PawBoost.) We posted flyers everywhere and spoke to our neighbors and anyone passing by. We notified Cookie’s microchip company who sent out a missing pet alert to vets and shelters within a 25 mile radius. We called local shelters and checked their websites to see if she was there.
That evening, my mom and I were walking around, calling her, when we heard meows coming from a neighbor’s yard, two houses down! We looked over the neighbor’s wall and there she was! Our very kind neighbor got a ladder, climbed over the wall, and handed her over. We are relieved to have our cat back!
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend because of their help in spreading the word of our missing pet and their helpful articles about how to find a lost cat, scams, etc. I also like that the basic service is free and there is an option to upgrade."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cookie's alert. She is now home safe and sound :)
"Coco, our 14 week old puppy, was let outside by mistake by my 6 year old. When we couldn’t find her in the house, my daughter remembered that she let Coco outside when she was coming in from the backyard. We have a fenced backyard, but she’s small and must have slipped through the fence.
We went outside looking for her, but she was nowhere to be found. It was one of the most awful feelings that I have ever experienced. Our little puppy, who counts on us for her well being, was now lost, or worse. I was sure we would never see her again.
We got in the car and started looking for her. We drove around our neighborhood for an hour. Our neighbors helped and I talked to the police in our small city, and they were able to help and started looking for her too. She was nowhere to be found, but I was slightly relieved we didn’t find her on the road.
I messaged my best friend with the terrible news and she recommended PawBoost and texted me the link. I posted immediately. My alert was shared over 200 times on PawBoost, and I also posted on some local lost dog pages on Facebook.
Someone saw her picture on Facebook and messaged me they had seen my puppy, but they didn’t have her. Someone tried to sell Coco to them. We narrowed down where this person was and found them. They said they found her wandering around, but as a little puppy, I highly doubt it.
She was filthy with feces, smelled like smoke, and was dehydrated. About 12 hours after we got her, she started throwing up and didn’t stop for 6 hours. We have her on an antibiotic and she is okay now. But it is incredible we were even able to get her back. God bless PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Coco's alert. A special thank you to the person who reached out about seeing Coco, which ultimately brought her home safe :)
"We let Fin outside from time to time and he roams our backyard and usually not much further. But on this particular night he went out of our yard and when we went to call him back in he didn’t come.
After 13 days, we woke up and he was just sitting on our back step!!! He wasn’t dirty nor had he lost weight. We are wondering if he was stuck somewhere. He is cuddly as ever and has slept most of the day he came back. You can tell he is just happy to be home. He hasn’t left our sides!!
PawBoost was amazing. We were able to get his information and picture out there to so many people. We constantly had people talking to us and trying to help. Everyone was really supportive and caring. We printed the posters PawBoost provided and put them everywhere close to us and posted the flyer on other social media sites for help as well.
I would 100% recommend PawBoost!! It was awesome and a literal life saver for us. We truly believe the posters and information we were able to get out there immediately, brought Fin home. Thank you to you all!!"
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"The day Hannah went missing was no different to any other day. I had taken her outside to do her business and when she was finished I told her to come in and have some food. She was standing by the fence looking at something, turned around and looked at me and just as quickly turned the other way and jumped the fence.
She took off so fast chasing whatever it was she had seen, I had no chance to go after her. I am 77 years old and I knew there was no way I could do it. This was not a small fence either, it came up to the top of her body and we never in a million years thought she would be able to jump something that high.
Needless to say, we heard about PawBoost when nothing else was working and got in touch. The word was out there so fast, it was amazing. Next thing, a lady called the pound to tell them she had seen Hannah's picture posted, read not to approach her so they contained her in their yard and asked them for help.
When I got the call from the pound to tell me they had Hannah, I was so happy. We left almost immediately to go and pick her up. I had been warned that after her being loose for 7 days, she might not be willing to come to me but when they brought her out from the back room, she sniffed my feet and right away jumped up on me and was so excited.
She has lost a lot of weight and her paws are red and sore from all the running she did. I am feeding her well and I took her right to the groomers to have a nice bath and get pampered. While she was gone, my husband extended the fence upright to ensure this never happens again.
I think the advice and advertising from PawBoost was excellent and I would certainly recommend PawBoost to anyone that has lost an animal. They were so quick, were valuable in the information we were given, and their staff was courteous and so kind. Thanks PawBoost for all the help you gave us!"
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"We let Jojo out to go to the bathroom and when we didn’t hear her after about 30 minutes we got worried. We looked everywhere for her around the neighborhood and in our yard. Then, we drove around and she was nowhere. Later that day we were looking around for spots she could’ve escaped through and saw that she dug a hole underneath our fence.
The next morning we received a call from a vet next to LA fitness in Shoreline saying they had her. I’m grateful I had PawBoost because so many people shared the post and left nice comments. They also left advice on what to do and where to go.
I would 100% recommend PawBoost to a friend. It’s crazy how many people shared the post and are willing to look for her. People care. This gave me hope and if a situation like this ever happens again I will turn to PawBoost first. It is also FREE! This is so amazing and just one of the many reasons I love this website.
Thank you to everyone who shared and commented on the post. But an especially big thanks to PawBoost for caring about me and my little Jojo!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jojo's alert. Jojo is home safe and sound thanks to all of your help sharing :)
"We think Bella went missing when she was running around in our yard and got out through a hole in the fence. My mom was watching her run around in the front yard; Bella would go to the back yard for a bit, then back to the front again. When she was in the back yard for a few minutes my mom went to check on her and there was absolutely no sign of her. That’s when we started the search.
We first started on foot, walking the neighborhood calling her name. No luck. As we were doing that I posted on PawBoost. After we walked the neighborhood and couldn’t find her, I went on PawBoost and printed the ready-made fliers in no time at all. We posted fliers everywhere and handed them out to the businesses around us.
After two days, a woman who was walking nearby thought she heard Bella near this abandoned house. I’m guessing she was hiding out there. The woman coaxed Bella out and recognized her from one of the fliers nearby and called us. We had a couple other people recognize her nearby also, so we were so happy to know she was at least alive before we found her.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost because it is so easy and fast! It directly posts to Facebook and we had hundreds of shares within the first day. The fliers being ready-made was a huge help too! I really think if it weren’t for the fliers that she wouldn’t have been reunited with us.
We can’t thank PawBoost enough for helping us find our sweet Bella. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bella's alert. A very nice woman found Bella and she is finally back home!! Bella's family is overwhelmed by the love and support they received to bring Bella home :)
"Our Isaac who is (or was, until this experience!) an indoor/outdoor cat and came home every night and multiple times throughout the day to check in. One night he did not come home and I immediately knew something was wrong. A snowstorm started the very next day and my fear grew.
It was then that we went to check our local humane society and animal control shelter. A woman working at the shelter told me to go to PawBoost to help in the search for Isaac. After creating and posting his alert, I received numerous tips, words of encouragement, prayers, etc. These came in every day.
I took the advice and made a list of things to do to find Isaac. And on day 4, after reading a tip that said to go out searching during the early morning hours and late evening hours, because it is more calm and more quiet, I was able to hear Isaac's meow. He had been stuck on top of a roof across the street and five houses down.
I was not able to hear him the previous days because I had been searching for him during the day. If it wasn't for that tip I don't think I would have tried to search for him in the dark. PawBoost and the community was a great support system during this time and the advice I received is what led me to find my baby and bring him home!
If anyone ever goes through anything like this I would greatly recommend PawBoost. I didn't feel like I was alone in my search and that meant the world to me. Isaac is back home with his family where he belongs now! So thank you PawBoost and thank you to everybody in the community!"
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"Tails snuck out our back door when my husband was letting our dogs out to go potty around 6am. He got through the gate and he just disappeared.
I put up flyers around my neighborhood and at my local grocery store. A very nice man contacted me and told me he feeds some stray cats along the bike trail and thought one of the new cats hanging around there could be Tails. Sure enough, it was him! This bike trail is within a mile of my home. I’m so thankful he’s home safe.
PawBoost is such an incredible resource and I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to reach the most people in the least amount of time. The sooner you put the word out, the sooner people can be looking and the better the chances of being reunited!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tails's alert. A special thanks to the kind man who saw the lost cat flyers and reached out about the sighting :)
"I think Mushu dug a hole under the fence and then went out wandering the streets. I heard he was almost run over by a car and a lady brought him to Stud Park Vet Clinic. They checked him and he was ok with no injury. Then they called Knox City Council and he was admitted to Animal Aid Coldstream.
A girl called me early the next morning after she’d seen a poster that our daughter and her friends put everywhere along our neighborhood and throughout the community. The girl called Stud Park Vet Clinic and advised me to contact Knox City Council to claim and get him back. The council told me to call Animal Aid Coldstream to get him back and I did.
We were all so worried the night he went missing. My wife found out he was lost after she came back from work and she called me as I was still at work. Then, she called our daughter, Anna, and she prepared a poster to find Mushu. Thanks to this great idea we found our Mushu and got him back.
I did a Google search to see if we could find any community forum/platform we could ask to help our lost puppy message and we found PawBoost. I filled out an alert and got some hints/support from people during our desperate situation. So yes, I would definitely recommend PawBoost to friends who are in a similar situation losing their dog or cat."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mushu's alert. He is home safe and sound in his home :)
"I brought the dogs with me to my kickball game one Thursday evening to get them out of the house for a little adventure. We were driving down N Parkway and I had the windows rolled down most of the way (and yes, I beat myself up over this tirelessly) when Timon suddenly jumped out the window of my car.
I immediately pulled over and ran back to where I thought he jumped but he was no where to be found. Someone told me they saw him running north on Decatur, so I ran through the neighborhood calling his name and asking who’d seen him, until the trail ran cold somewhere on Breedlove. Some friends and family helped me search for him that night but we couldn’t find him anywhere.
The next day, thanks to the strength and support from neighbors, friends and family, I returned to the neighborhood where he was last seen with hope. My friend and I spent the afternoon stapling flyers on light posts and talking with the locals; no one had seen him since the night before. Just as we were ending our mission for the day, I got a call saying that a dog walked up to this person’s porch and his collar had my phone number on it.
20 mins later, my fur baby was back in my arms. For those who ponder the details: Timon was seen by the Emergency Vet immediately after we were reunited; he has been thoroughly checked over and appears to be completely healthy, a few scrapes and bruises but nothing concerning.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who sent prayers, who shared our page, read our flyers, and who gave us the strength and hope we needed. And I am especially grateful to the kind samaritan who returned him to us. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost a pet. PawBoost provided us with support and a sense of community. I hope that others are able to draw hope and strength from our experience and help their beloved pets return home safely."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Timon's alert. In just under 24 hours, Timon is back home safe and sound :)
"Marvin went missing because a visiting friend brought a dog to the house and left the front door open while taking the dog out. The dog was not very friendly to Marvin and we thought perhaps he caused our Marv to run.
PawBoost is the entire reason Marvin and I were reunited. There were so many helpful tips posted to his missing post. Last night, a commenter posted about never quitting the search and making sure to continue looking late at night. I felt I had to go outside and look right at that moment (which was fairly late).
I walked around our neighborhood for possibly the 946th time and as I reached the end of the road and was about to turn back, I called Marvin's name and looked over to see him cowering in the shadows between two houses. I crouched down and when he turned and saw me, he ran to me and nearly jumped straight into my arms. He was tired, dirty and so hungry, but he was visibly happy to be home and hasn't left my side for more than a few minutes.
I had the best experience with PawBoost and would recommend it to ANYONE who has lost their beloved pet. PawBoost created an easy flyer I could distribute and the social media post was what helped me get my sweet boy back. If I hadn't seen that comment on his social media post, I don't know that he'd be home right now. PawBoost is arguably the most effective pet finding tool out there.
Thank you again for the support, PawBoost! My little man is so happy to be home!"
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"My son actually saw him trying to get attention from anyone while he was at the auto shop getting a new car battery. He just walked right up to him. At that point since my son and I rescue animals of all shapes and sizes he called me ASAP and let me know he was on his way to my job to show me the dog.
Once he got there I saw how dirty he was but noticed he was young. My coworker wanted to take him then and there. I said no I had to give an owner a chance to find him first. I asked my son if he could take the pup home and I would meet him there. We bathed him and spent an hour removing ticks from him then we took him straight to the vet where they did not find a chip.
So then I blew him up all over social media. My son took him for runs and walks to see if anyone recognized him. Then I registered him at the shelter in my area. The next morning, I posted his picture and info on the Moreno Valley lost and found group. Moments later I had one of the group members send me the info off of PawBoost about a lost dog. It had his name, Bailey, and once I went to the dog and said his name he responded with excitement.
I then called her ASAP and told her we found her dog. She was so happy and I could hear her kids getting excited as well. We then made plans for them to pick him up at my house later that day. Once they arrived the reunion was priceless. The kids hugged him, he returned the love with kisses, and she hugged and thanked me.
We both laughed when we found out we just missed each other at the same vet by about 30 minutes. I was thankful that Bailey ended up in our path because we love rescuing and reuniting pets with their owners. I would do it all day if I could. I would recommend PawBoost to all my friends and anyone with pets because it's free to post your lost pet."
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"One Sunday our family decided it was so nice out that we would grill. Baby, our 10 month old rescue who is best friends with our 2 year old Rottweiler, loves to sunbath with him on the deck. Most of the food was done so everyone except my husband came in to relax.
While finishing up we had the back door open. I specifically remember seeing Baby come down from upstairs and walk towards the kitchen so I assumed she was back inside. Just a short time later my husband came in and said all of the food was done and we closed the kitchen door for the night.
Approximately 2 hours later, I gathered trash to put out for the next day. I noticed it was a while since I had seen her and considering she usually follows me around when I'm home, this was unusual. After 45 minutes of searching the entire house I realized she wasn't inside.
I opened the door to the back deck and as soon as I noticed it was raining my heart sank. We searched in the rain for about an hour and figured she found a hideout and would come around to the cat houses we have out front for the feral cats. Monday comes and goes so I start to panic.
By Tuesday, I called The Humane Society, SPCA, local shelters, and even the police. I reached out to social media sites and printed over 20 missing flyers with a reward if she was found. I left for work a little early Tuesday around 2pm to finish things up not expecting to be done until 3am Wednesday morning.
It was 1am Wednesday that I received a video call from my husband saying he heard a scratching at the back door and looked out to find our cat Baby. She immediately had a handful of treats, a can of soft food and a long nap. We are so thankful to have her back and grateful to those who were involved with our search.
PawBoost did an absolutely amazing job spreading the word and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has lost a pet! Thank you!"
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"My mum was babysitting Bruce and one of Bruce’s kittens, Chonz, at her house as my partner and I were visiting his family in the Riverland. Bruce was obviously scared at my mum’s because she has two cats of her own and we weren’t there, so she did a prison break.
Bruce has apparently been roaming my mum’s neighborhood for over a year with the neighbors thinking she must be someone else’s cat, but have all been giving her little bits of food. A couple that recently moved into a house near my mum’s had seen her in their shed for the last 6 months, but again, thought she was the neighbor’s cat, and hadn't been able to get too close to her.
One night, she came into their house so they Googled 'lost cat' and my PawBoost alert came up. They sent me a message asking if I’d lost a cat a year ago, and I honestly asked if they were joking. I didn’t think it was possible.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost! The fact it’s worked after all this time, I can’t recommend enough. We are so happy to have her home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bruce's alert. A special thank you to the lovely people who found Bruce more than a year after she went missing :)
"I was out of town for a funeral and my husband out of town for work. We had family come in to watch the dogs. My daughter’s dog, who suffers from separation anxiety dug a tunnel under the fence. This normally would not be a huge issue because she comes to sit at the front door waiting on someone to open it. The problem was Tony followed.
He is a Carolina Dingo who is already skittish and loves to run free, so this was his ticket to freedom. He was seen NW of our home at first in a development and nearby soccer/baseball fields for the first 2 weeks. He then traveled SE where he found his slice of 'Heaven on Earth' in the State Park Campground. He stayed there for an additional 5 weeks.
We made and distributed over 300 flyers. My husband and I would take to our vehicles daily and drive around where he was spotted, calling his name, updating his crate with freshly scented (of us) dirty clothes and food. We whistled and called him every day while he was gone.
My husband even slept on the ground at the campsites of people who invited him to in as an effort to make Tony feel safe and in a dominant position. Tony did visit him, but never close enough for him to grab him. Success came when we pleaded with animal control to allow us to use one of their traps. We strategically placed the food closer and closer to the trip plate until we were finally successful.
We encourage others to never give up. It sucked having to walk through animal control's pens on a regular basis to see if he was caught, but we did it and would do it again. Tony’s post was shared hundreds of times. Between PawBoost, people on Facebook, and most importantly the State Park Staff and campers, I would not be writing this.
Thank you for the opportunity to inspire others who’s pets are on walkabout."
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"Maggie loves to sit on the window sill and look out. With the warm weather, we had the window open. Some time during the middle of the night, she must have been up on the sill and pushed against the window screen knocking it out. Either she fell out with it or her curiosity got the best of her, but by morning she was long gone.
Two mornings later, I sat quietly in front of the house jingling her favorite toy and quietly calling her name. After about 10 minutes I heard the first meow. I continued calling and followed the sound of her cries. We had left the garage door slightly raised and that is where I ended up finding her.
The people who commented on the missing post on Facebook were a huge help. We followed several of the suggestions like putting out food, water, her litter box, bed and some of our own articles of clothing for scent. Someone also suggested keeping the garage door raised so she'd have somewhere to hide if she made her way home during the night. And that seems to be exactly what she did!
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost! The recommendations were so helpful. The support of the people and seeing how many shared her story really helped us feel better too!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Maggie's alert. She's dirty and hungry but happy to be back with her doggie fur-siblings :)
"My boyfriend was driving home from work and saw this dog run into the street and under a car that was stopped at a stop sign. He pulled over and made sure the dog was back on the sidewalk before that person started driving again. The dog then did the same thing with another car.
At that point he called to the dog and at first she kept walking away, but then he called again and she ran right up to him and jumped into his car through the open door. He then sat with her in the car waiting to see if anyone was yelling for her, after about 15 minutes he decided to bring her home so she didn't run under another car and get hurt.
Once he brought her home, we posted on Nextdoor and someone in the comments suggested PawBoost so I immediately made a found dog alert. We looked through the lost dog alerts too but didn't see any matching pets. Then, the next morning I woke up to a private message from the owner and she sent me pictures of Lucy and told me her address, which was less than a block away from where we found her.
The owner and I agreed to meet up at a Walgreen's parking lot and she was so happy and so thankful that she had her baby back! She was worried because Lucy was so sweet that if someone found her they would just take her and not try to find her owner. She was also worried that Lucy had been injured, but she was not and is now home safely.
PawBoost was very easy to use and really helped reunite the dog I found with her owner quickly. Also, the owner let me know that Lucy was microchipped but was still registered to her previous owner so that may not have been able to reunite her with her true owner. It is nice to have another tool besides just checking the microchip!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lucy's alert. A special thank you to Lucy's rescuers :)
"It all started when my friend's family stayed over for the weekend. I went to sleep around 9:00 and my friend's family was still awake and outside. During the night my friend's dad went outside to smoke around 3:30 AM and never shut the door when he went outside.
My little Zoe went outside while the door was open and he didn't realize and closed the door when he was done smoking and went back inside. I woke up in the morning and immediately knew something was wrong when Zoe wasn't waiting at my bedroom door for me like she does every day and night.
I searched all around for her during the morning and waited until my friend's family was awake to search the rooms. Unfortunately, she was gone and my heart dropped. I cried the entire day and immediately started posting flyers, talking to neighbors, and joined PawBoost for tips and help! I had Zoe since she was 6 weeks old and it ripped me to shreds to see her gone.
PawBoost was extremely helpful because pet owners were able to give great advice and support! They offered me tips to put her cat litter, favorite cat bed, wet foods, and shirts with my scent outside. People were sharing my scary story and were extremely supportive on helping me find my Zoe Bananas!
I searched every day and night calling her name trying to see if she would meow or follow my voice. After three days of misery of having her gone, she jumped on her cat tower that I placed outside and I saw her immediately! I am so happy and grateful to have my Zoe back in my arms safe and unharmed.
I will recommend PawBoost to everyone I talk to. A lot of people have viewed, commented, and shared my posting and I am extremely grateful for it. It was great to have pet owners who have been through the same horrid situation give advice and hope to those struggling with the situation of losing a pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Zoe's alert. Zoe is home safe and sound thanks to all of your suggestions :)
"One Saturday, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day so I took my kids to LeBauer Park where it has a dog park as well as a children's playground. I guess a lot of people had the same idea because it was really busy. When I was almost at the dog park a bunch of kids were skateboarding by, and it really scared Rajah, so she slipped out of her collar and leash and started running away.
She wouldn't listen to my commands because she was very scared. I tried to chase after her for a little bit but she was too fast for me. Plus, I had my six year old daughter and my two 10 year olds with me that couldn't keep up. Right away I put her picture up on PawBoost. Throughout the night and the very next day I was getting messages sent to me where people said they had spotted Rajah.
I kept getting clues and kept looking for her. People were calling me every time they saw her. The very next morning, I woke up early and started to look where some people said they had seen her but wouldn't approach them. After searching for her for about three hours in that area I was able to spot her.
She was still very scared, but I got her in my car and we cried together. I was so happy to see her again and see that she was okay. After bringing her home, we gave her a bath and the kids were so excited to see her. Without PawBoost I definitely know I wouldn't have been able to find my Rajah. About a year ago, I lost my poodle, Baby, and I found PawBoost and put her picture up right away. In three days, we were able to locate my dog and bring her back to my house.
I definitely would recommend PawBoost to anyone that is missing a pet. It's a wonderful feeling to know how many people care for other people's lost pets, because to us they're not just animals, they are part of our family. All in all we are so grateful, and words can't express how happy we are that PawBoost was able to help us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rajah's alert. Rajah is now home safe and sound with her family :)
"Duchess went missing one Tuesday at 1:30 pm. The security camera picked her up running from the back fence where she escaped through a small opening to the front of the house. Then, she headed out of the neighborhood at a high rate of speed!
When we discovered she was missing it had already been over 3 hours. We searched until it got dark. The next morning, rain hampered my search efforts, as everyone else had to go back to work. I also posted to PawBoost that morning. On the third day, we enlisted the help of a well known pet detective in Florida named Jamie Katz.
We spread out in a 5 mile radius of the home with 60 laminated signs, and put them in spots specified by Jamie on a map, allowing no one to enter or exit the subdivision without seeing a sign. It is the signs that reunited us with Duchess on the 6th day. After 3 hours of searching an area from a tip the night before, we received a call from our new angel, Sasha.
She said she thought the dog she was following was Duchess, and and asked us to come quick. We made it there in less then 5 minutes, and she had Duchess cornered under a small table outside an entryway to a house. I saw her and cried her name and she ran right to me. Amazing feeling!
We really had lost hope, except my Wife, Sharon, who kept saying to believe. So many things went wrong to allow her to escape, but we are grateful at this second chance. Duchess was found a mere 5 streets over, although because it's quite wooded it probably is more like 1/4 of a mile.
PawBoost was also a help, as the Marion County Animal Services looks at your site, and prints out all missing animals from the area, and posts them on a board. There were also a lot of positive comments, and tips for searching. The picture is my daughter Valerie, the owner of Duchess, literally 2 minutes after we found her."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Duchess's alert. Duchess was a little thirsty and needed a bath, but otherwise unharmed :)
"Right now, we are in the middle of moving out of the Bay Area. Yesterday, my father was working in the garage packing and he left the garage open. He totally forgot to shut it and went to sit down for half an hour and left it unattended. After awhile he shut the garage door so we think Micky tried coming back and the door was shut.
After looking for him for 3-4 hours, driving around and calling places, I was so upset I sat in my car crying for awhile. But then, something told me to not give up and to go online and start posting about Mick. I was afraid friends and family would think it was some kind of April Fool's trick so I started searching and made him a flyer.
During my internet search PawBoost popped up. I signed up and made the basic alert. I finally fell asleep around 3:00 am. The next morning at 6:30 am my phone rang. I jumped out of bed to answer the phone and all of the sudden I heard a sweet, kind voice say, 'hi, I found your dog.'
I asked her how she found my info and she said she saw my PawBoost alert. One of the greatest feelings ever came over me. She told me she saw him walking down the street and recognized him right away from his alert and picked him up.
I will make sure to tell everyone I know about PawBoost, that includes telling vets and shelters. I am really so grateful for you guys. Thank you so much. My heart is so filled with love and light for your work."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Micky's alert. A special thank you to Micky's finder for bringing him to safety and reuniting him with his family :)
"One Monday at approximately noon, I received a frantic phone call from my mother stating Sandy was missing. She continued by telling me that the alarm went off inside the house and Sandy ran out terrified by the loud noise. My mother went in the house to disarm the alarm and when she came out to get Sandy back inside, she was gone!
My mother called out for her multiple times and usually just by calling her name she comes back. This time was different and my mother noticed right away. She drove around a couple of blocks calling out for her. My mother is disabled and Sandy is her ESA. My siblings and I all live 4 hours away, receiving this phone call from her was horrible.
Both of my parents don’t know how to work any social media outlets, so I started reaching out to local Facebook groups and downloaded PawBoost to get a bigger outreach. Luckily, PawBoost has the option to download a flyer. After downloading the flyer and printing a few copies, my mother was able to post flyers at their local convenience stores and public, high traffic areas.
Last night, my parents got a great surprise when a neighbor down the street found Sandy covered in dirt and ticks. My father has always been the 'Macho Man' in the house, but seeing him break down and shed tears of joy after finding her made us all realize that Sandy is like a child to them.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped bring her back! All of the people who do not knowing us personally, shared our cry for help and got us Sandy back home! Last but not least, PawBoost, thank you for this incredible app! On behalf of the Noriega Family, we thank you for helping us bring back our beloved Sandy!"
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"I let Paisley out into our backyard to potty while I was the only parent at home attempting to get my 4 kids ready for bed. Our yard is not fenced in and backs up to woods. Paisley usually explores a little in the woods, but always comes right back within 10-15 minutes. This night, she did not come back. I started to worry after about 20 minutes and was in full panic after 1/2 an hour.
I called for her for several hours, but with 4 kids, 5 years old and under in bed, I couldn’t leave to search for her. Around 3 AM I posted on PawBoost. I shared on my page and asked my friends and several local lost pet Facebook pages to share her PawBoost alert.
A family in the subdivision behind ours found her and took such good care of her and posted on their Facebook page. Within 6 hours someone connected them to Paisley’s PawBoost alert and they contacted me to let me know that she was safe and where we could pick her up.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. I was anxiety ridden trying to figure out how I could begin to search for her and before I could even print the posters, we had our girl back. Such an incredible tool. Thank you so much for reuniting us with our baby girl."
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"One Thursday both dogs, Nikko and Bella, pushed through the front gate since the rain had softened the foundation. They went on an adventure together. They have ALWAYS been inseparable so when they were both missing we were fairly confident they stayed together. It was our hope that if they were found safely they would be kept together.
There was a post on Facebook - a screenshot of a PawBoost post. It was like wildfire. People who had been praying with us and following us and being on the lookout for our dogs immediately started texting, calling, Facebook messaging, and tagging me on everything!! I was able to get in touch with the people who were watching our dogs. We exchanged contact information and connected the same day to pick up Nikko and Bella.
I would recommend PawBoost because it reaches a wide spectrum of people across a massive area. The people who are on it genuinely wanted to help us be reunited with our dogs. The site was filled with people who were encouraging, positive, and hopeful, which was important during such an emotional time."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Nikko and Bella's alert. A special thank you to the kind people who found them and cared for them :)
"Milo went missing one Friday. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and doesn't usually wander off too far. I'm not sure if he was picked up or just lost his way. He also has the love of our small neighborhood so the neighbors also realized he wasn't around. I posted him missing around my neighborhood and on PawBoost.
My cousin is a group member of Austin Lost and Found Pets and saw someone posted a picture of Milo as found. She tagged me in the post and I quickly direct messaged the person of the post. We met the next morning at AAC to have his chip scanned, (even though I knew it was him) she wanted to make sure I was his owner, which is understandable and safe.
PawBoost was a great factor in finding him due to the post being shared and having posters. My Facebook family was a great lookout as well. We are so filled with joy that he was cared for and safely returned. I strongly recommend PawBoost to all pet owners. It's a great start to finding pets with all social media followers."
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