Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Confuzious is an indoor/outdoor cat, he always goes outside in the early morning and comes in around noon-2pm. One Monday, I let him out at 6:30am and apparently someone a block away called animal control to come pick him up as a stray. We have lived here for 4 years and he’s never been 'arrested,' so I was very shocked to find out someone called animal control. He’s a friendly and harmless cat.
PawBoost absolutely helped. The animal shelter told me that they routinely look at alerts from your local page several times a day to see if they have any of the missing pets in their shelter. About 15 minutes after I posted my message with your service, I received a call from the shelter about my cat. They recognized his picture and description from the post.
I would and have recommended your service to everyone that asked me how I found Confuzious. Without it, I wouldn’t have gone to the animal shelter for another day and he would have been 4 days without his medication or food."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Confuzious' alert. He is now home safe and sound :)
"The night Gordo went missing it was super windy out! Somebody didn’t shut the door all of the way and the wind blew it wide open. We were in the back of the house so we didn’t notice for about ten minutes. ALL FIVE of our dogs were out! They all came back except my Gordo!
On the third day of relentlessly searching for our boy we were dedicated to finding him! We even took off work for two days to 100% focus on canvassing the area with flyers. Finally on the evening of the third day, a lady called that she had seen him on her porch early in the morning, hiding under her plants.
She had to get to work so she brought him a blanket and some water. Her boyfriend came home a few hours later and he was still there sleeping, but when he came back out later Gordo was gone. She stopped and bought dog food on her way home from work and he ended up coming back to her house around 3.
A little while later, she found my PawBoost alert on the Las Vegas PawBoost Facebook page and called me! But he wasn’t there when we got there. She helped us walk her neighborhood calling for him and people kept telling us we had just missed him.
We couldn’t find him anywhere. We looked for about an hour and a half and ended up going home. When we got in the driveway I told my fiancé lets go back for ten more minutes. So we went back to one of the houses where a guy said he had seen him earlier. We asked if he had come back by, but he hadn't.
We were stopped there for a few minutes looking for a pen to write down our phone number for the guy when I looked up and he was coming down a driveway across the street! We started calling him and he RAN SO FAST to us and we all started crying.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend PawBoost to a friend! You were directly involved in finding my precious Gordo! Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gordo's alert. Gordo is bathed, fed and is now taking a nap with his brothers and sisters :)
"Brandi Rose was on a family walk, visiting with a neighbor attached to a harness and leash, when a motorcycle started next door. She ripped from my husband's held leash and bolted down the road so fast that we could not catch up. Several neighbors tried to grab her, but not being familiar, she kept running.
We just rescued her (day 2) taking her in from a family that was at the point of sending her to a shelter due to mitigating circumstances. They took good care of her from 8 weeks old. She is not used to walking outside on a leash and is skittish, noticing garbage cans and so many other new discoveries.
We live adjacent to a conservation area and it appears she spent the night in a safe, hidden place. My husband went out early one Sunday morning, calling her name and whistling. She came out into the clearing and we were overwhelmed with emotion and reunited!
PawBoost helped by quickly getting the word out. Through this awareness, we received many words of encouragement and inquiries about helping. As we all know, the first 48 hours are key and we had a reassurance that we would find her again due to PawBoost's very quick action by promoting awareness that she was lost.
We would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend! What a great service! We had some comfort knowing that thousands of people had been notified and might be looking for her. Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Brandi Rose's alert. Brandi is now home safe and sound in her fur-ever home :)
"Zeus went missing one Monday when someone accidentally left the gate open and he escaped. Zeus was 'in heat' and we knew that he would go somewhere a bit far. Since Zeus is a pit bull and on the bigger side we thought that he might’ve ended up hurt by someone, picked up by animal control, or worse.
Zeus has a very intimidating size and look but he is the friendliest and sweetest dog ever, but he wouldn’t hurt a fly. My uncle didn’t have time to put up flyers around his area because of work so I decided to look up pet amber alerts and PawBoost was the first thing I saw.
The thing that got everything in motion was that PawBoost shared the flyer on Facebook. Later that day, my uncle was getting calls about a pit in their yard or walking around. Then, we saw this couple on Nextdoor saying this pit just ran into their garage and decided to take him in until his owners came forth.
Then, someone in the comments saw the flyer for Zeus on Facebook and shared it with them. To keep a long story short the family that had Zeus saw the flyer that PawBoost put up and that’s how we reunited with him.
Even though I wasn’t there my uncle sent me a video of him and Zeus’ sister Diamond reuniting and it’s beautiful. PawBoost was the biggest help. We began to lose hope because it'd been a week since he’d been home but then I found you guys.
I would 1000% recommended this to a friend because it’s reliable and it helps. I’ve already recommended it to all my friends and family members that have dogs. Thank you so much!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Zeus' alert. Zeus is home safe and sound after being lost for one week :)
"I brought both of the dogs outside to go to the bathroom around midnight. Our one dog we must keep on the leash because he will run, but Caly always stays with you so she was not on the leash. A bunch of deer ran through our back yard and my other dog bolted after them, ripping the leash from my hand. Caly took off after them. My other dog came back, but Caly did not.
A volunteer from K911 dog rescue received an email after I posted to PawBoost that Caly was missing. She helped me mobilize social media. She made a flyer from pictures I sent, and posted to other area lost pet groups and websites. The Lehigh Valley Humane Society received an email with the flyer and called me to say they had her.
Caly was nowhere near my neighborhood where we were going to post flyers and do some more searching. She walked over 10 miles away and was picked up by the Humane Society!!! Incredible. I would recommend PawBoost because so many people were alerted about Caly missing."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Caly's alert. She is such a special puppy and her family is so glad to have her home :)
"My wife and I left Mysty with someone while we took our son to the hospital. We were confident in leaving her with them because we've done it a few times. Apparently she got out of the fenced yard.
She was missing and alone for 3 days. I did everything I could think of, including call shelters, and even looking for her myself, to no avail. We felt so defeated when we came home to an empty house.
I looked for different methods to find her. I had never heard of PawBoost before, but I read what it was about, and figured I'd give it a shot. But I didn't tell my wife, as to not get her hopes up. I kept getting updates about people responding to the post, and then someone posted a picture of her.
Then, I got a call and they told me exactly where she was. Mysty was in shock, limping, and hungry, but otherwise was fine. She came running to me. My wife was amazed at how quickly PawBoost worked, after I told her about the post.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost. We were able to find Mysty before we were even able to post/pass out lost dog fliers. Thank you to PawBoost, and all of its subscribers."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mysty's alert. When Mysty got in the house, she went straight to check on her human baby brother. Her family is very grateful for everyone's thoughts, prayers, and help to get Mysty back home :)
"I always take Boo out to the front and the neighboring houses which have dogs as well. He likes to sniff around and leave his mark. When I let him out he waits for me to take him out (we live in the back house of a triplex). He would always wait at the second house and the end of the driveway would be the absolute furthest.
One day, I opened the door and we went out, but then I remembered I left his potty bags. I went back in to grab his bags and as I started walking out to the front I noticed he was no where to be found in his usual spots.
I gathered the family and we started canvassing the neighborhood. I went online and posted to your website, while my wife ran to generate a flyer and plaster them around the neighborhood. I got a phone call 4 hours later that someone had found him!
PawBoost is there as peace of mind for the owner during a time of need, of help, of hopelessness. We as dog lovers need PawBoost, a great platform to post our lost pets. It's reassuring to know that we can reach people through social media, on top of doing everything else that we can do.
The people who responded to the alert were offering their prayers, support, suggestions and solutions. It was awesome! Thank you for everything!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Boo's alert. Luckily, Boo was reunited only after 4 hours. Whether it's 4 hours, 4 days, 4 months or 4 years, never give up hope :)
"Crystal was staying for a few days with a dog trainer in Baldwin and when she was in their fenced area she scooted under the fence and bounded for the stream. By the time the trainer noticed, he was unable to catch up with her.
As soon as I heard the news my son and I hopped in the car and headed for Baldwin. We searched all day and into the night for her without a trace or clue. The kennel owners made a flyer and posted it on social media.
I learned of PawBoost when I searched on Facebook for lost pets. Once I posted the alert, people started coming to the kennel to offer their help and support and others shared the post. Hundreds and hundreds of people were looking for Crystal or getting the word out.
On day two, I had 500 flyers made and spent the day canvasing neighborhoods around the kennel but no one had seen her. Several times, I handed a flyer to someone who said, 'I saw this on Facebook, we are praying for you and Crystal.'
By the end of day 3, I was beginning to think I would never see her again. Then, at 4:00 pm my phone rang. A man’s voice asked me if I was the person looking for the Pomeranian, because she’s behind the tennis courts at Baldwin High School.
Karen, a woman that I met on the first day to help me look for Crystal, was there with me when the call came. I ran as fast as I could. I heard the man’s voice from behind the brush. He said she’s under there and I saw an orange ball of fur.
When I called her name she turned to face me and I knew it was my baby girl. It was one of the happiest days of my life. When I got close to the car where Karen was waiting and she saw Crystal in my arms, she started crying tears of joy for us.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend, because not only did I get my Crystal back but I got to experience the tremendous outpouring of love and support from so many. I will never forget the people I met through PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Crystal's alert. Crystal is now home safe and sound :)
"One Monday evening, we were moving furniture from our van into our house. We did a head count of our four cats and we thought that we had everyone. Once everything was moved in and everyone had eaten we took our friends that helped us back home.
We did a quick look around the house and made sure everybody looked like they were inside and went to bed. Well, being 8 and a half months pregnant, you don't get a lot of uninterrupted sleep. So I woke up around 3 wanting to snuggle on the couch with my cats. Usually Rachael is sitting on the back of the couch or in bed with me. She was in neither place.
Soon everyone in the house was awake and looking for her with no luck. Once it was established that she was indeed missing we immediately took to the neighborhood with flashlights. After no luck looking for her for several hours I went online. I found PawBoost and posted my story immediately. Straight away people were sharing my story and that gave me a little peace.
The second night was very hard for me. But that next night, my cats were on the porch and they were sounding the alarm. Rachael had come home and was outside waiting to be let in. Once inside, she was dried and fed wet food and given lots of love.
We are so very grateful for her safe return and I can't tell you the relief I felt knowing that her picture was out there and others were keeping an eye out for her. I have had this cat since 2005 when I rescued her in Sebring, FL from the Humane Society. She got a passport for pets and went with me to Germany while we were stationed there in the Army.
She flew the 14-hour flight back to America with me. She was with me through my first pregnancy with my first son. My son is now eleven and we are expecting our second child in April. Knowing that she will be here to help me welcome the new baby home means the world."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rachael's alert. Her family is so very grateful to be able to love and hold her again :)
"Olive, my Russian tortoise, is housed inside the house so we take her outside occasionally to get some sun and exercise. I was about 10’ away from her, stooped down to pull a couple of weeds, looked up and she was gone.
I searched around the house for hours and then every day but no luck. I know these tortoises can travel fast and far so I immediately posted on PawBoost in hopes that maybe someone would find her.
Weeks later, my neighbor texted me that her gardener had found her way down the street! She survived all the rain and cold. She was very cold but quickly warmed up in the sun, is eating and looks great!
PawBoost is one of the first places I look to when I hear a pet is missing or found. Recently, I saw a post of a missing dog on PawBoost and minutes later a friend posted on Facebook that her friend had found a dog that fit the description of the missing dog. I forwarded her the post and the dog was reunited.
As someone who’s involved with pets and rescue, I really appreciate sites like PawBoost that gets the word out when a pet is missing!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Olive's alert. She is now home safe and sound :)
"Ziggy darted out the door, and we couldn't catch him before he hopped the fence. He's done it before but usually comes right back. This time, unfortunately, he got lost and didn't find his way back for 18 days. A distant neighbor found him and recognized him from our campaigning. We're beyond thankful.
PawBoost was instrumental in helping us spread the word about Ziggy. Thousands of people saw the post, and we got a lot of responses from it. The community was really supportive, sharing tips, and giving encouragement.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost. I was at such a loss trying to figure out how to get visibility for Ziggy, and helping spread the word not just locally, but county-wide as we know animals often make it across city limits and end up in shelters. This was very successful in doing just that.
The social media aspect of this experience is very powerful. It's also comforting to know people really care and are keeping an eye out for your missing pets. Seeing all of the reunited stories really helped us keep faith each day that Ziggy was still out there.
Thanks much!!!! We're super grateful. Ziggy is so happy to be home. He can't get enough cuddles!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ziggy's alert. A HUGE thank you to the amazing neighbors who found him and brought him right home :)
"I was driving home from a morning exercise class when I came upon some congested traffic. Several cars were stopped and a couple of women were out of their cars. I saw the two dogs dashing around in a very busy traffic area. They came running toward my car so I opened the door to the back seat and called for them to come in.
Well they did; obviously they were scared of the mess they were in. The problem was they didn't have tags on them. Capturing was not hard, but none of the other stopped drivers had any idea where the dogs came from.
I love dogs and I do volunteer work with an animal rescue, so I finished my drive home and brought them into my safely fenced yard. It was obvious that the two dogs were buddies. I brought them to Pawmetto Lifeline where I volunteer to check for a chip. The staff shared with me some of the things I needed to do to help find the owner of these dogs.
The dogs were well fed and were obviously from a good home but had somehow snuck out. Through PawBoost, I was able to reconnect with the owner of the dogs. A friend of the owner posted a kind of blurry picture of both of the dogs and it looked like it could be them so I called, asked questions and could tell it was an accident they got out.
I gave the owner my address and he came and picked them up. I could tell he was their person when he arrived at my house. A good ending to this story, I would definitely recommend PawBoost as it was a good tool to help reunite these two dogs with their owner."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared these pups' alerts. A special thank you to this Good Samaritan for caring for them while searching for their family :)
"Gulliver darted between my legs while I was trying to take the trash out. He is an extremely fast dog with strong hunting instincts. He bolted straight into the fields with waist high grass and I couldn’t get to him fast enough. I lost sight of him in that field.
My roommate immediately made a post to Facebook about his escape and someone mentioned PawBoost and a few Facebook pages to post him missing on. She posted to the Facebook pages and I made a quick account on PawBoost while I was out searching for him.
I got a call ten minutes later that someone had found him chasing cars on a very busy intersection. She gave me her address and reunited me with my baby boy. I cannot thank everyone involved enough, between PawBoost, Facebook and the goodness of someone’s heart, I got my baby back.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost. Within seconds people started sharing his alert to get him back to me. Ten minutes later, I got the call that he was safe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your website. I am so thankful for the community for getting my boy back to me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who helped share his alert to get him home! He is safe and sound and being cuddled by momma :)
"Seashell went missing when she dashed out the front door. Our neighbor’s cat was on our front porch when I opened the door. I think perhaps she got spooked, and she just ran out and immediately jumped over a wall.
Every night I went outside near my home and called her name and tapped her food bowl. I also put a tray of used litter outside. After two days of this, I heard her meow from the bushes. It took me 2 more nights of calling to her and reassuring her before she would come out of the bushes to me.
She is a skittish kitty, and she spent the first two years of her life outside, so it was very difficult. I just had to be patient and persistent. I didn’t give up on her! PawBoost gave me a huge mental boost, especially when I saw so many people’s comments and good wishes so soon after I posted her as lost. It was overwhelming, in a good way. It gave me the confidence I needed and it was just really nice to know that people I’ve never even met cared enough to comment.
I will absolutely recommend PawBoost to friends and neighbors. Not only did I need the encouragement, but I really appreciate the resources given. I’ve been a cat parent for over 30 years and I learned some things from this experience. I had never even thought of putting used litter outside to give them a familiar smell. And it was comforting to know that lots of people were on the look out for my kitty."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Seashell's alert. It took a lot of patience and persistence, but she is now home!
"I was in the driveway with my two year old niece. We were loading in the car when this adorable puppy came running up and began kissing the little girl. I bent down and began petting the puppy.
I could immediately tell she had been on her own for some time. She was so cold, and thin. Yet she was energetic, and happy. I took her into my home and fed her some dog food. I gave her fresh water and took a few pictures of her. We needed to take my niece home so she got to ride in the car.
I began by looking online for websites and Facebook pages that connect people that have lost pets with those who find them. I came across PawBoost and decided to post her information on there. I posted it at about 6:00 pm and around 7:30 pm I got an email through PawBoost that someone had commented on my post.
It was someone who believed the dog might be his. Since he only lives a couple of blocks away I figured that was a good possibility. I contacted him as soon as I could. As it turns out, it was his sweet Bella. The second they saw each other he began crying and Bella began whining.
As soon as Bella was in his arms she began kissing and snuggling her daddy. He told me that she had gotten out a week ago. That it was after dark, and though they tried they could not find her. He reported that he had put hundreds of miles on his car looking for her.
He explained that he had been looking on PawBoost often, and that he got notifications when someone reported a found dog. He said when he received the notification today he just knew it was Bella. Their reunion was so sweet. I was absolutely thrilled to see this family reunited.
I will tell everyone I know that loses or finds a pet to use PawBoost. I hope that more pets can be reunited with those they love so much."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bella's alert. We're happy to report that Bella is home safe and sound :)
"Our family was on vacation and we hired a pet sitter to stay at our house to care for our three cats and our dog. Our cats are mostly indoor but are allowed to go outside for a few hours a day. They usually stay in our yard or the neighbor's yard and ask to come back in after a few hours.
Our pet sitter had been letting them in and out for 5 days, and the last day she let them out and let us know that two of the three cats were still outside when she left after walking the dog. We were delayed a bit in our travel so we got home later than expected.
When we went to the back door to let Lilly and Fivey back in, only Fivey was there. I found out later from a neighbor across the street that on the day Lilly went missing, our neighbor saw her crossing the street and then put her back in our yard.
We put out posters, posted to Nextdoor, Austin Lost and Found Pets and PawBoost. We walked the neighborhood several times a day and checked out every lead in person. Each time, it was not our Lilly.
Then I got a call from my vet and someone had found Lilly! She was at a vet clinic a few miles away. The man that found her in his yard the night before lives on 10 acres of wooded land, almost 25 miles away!
He heard something rustling in the leaves after dark and discovered a scared and hungry Lilly that eventually decided he was safe. All we can think of is that she accidentally got into a vehicle or someone intentionally took her that far and then she managed to find his cabin in the woods.
PawBoost was able to help me keep hope and keep looking. Having the support of my neighbors and people online was helpful. She is in my lap while I type this and has eaten several extra times since she's been home. I get the feeling she is glad to be home from her adventure. Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lilly's alert. It's an amazing story that fortunately has a happy ending :)
"Peewee was missing for 4 days. He had dashed out our front door when we were leaving. We ran after him but lost him in a tree line near our home. My family and I had looked for hours and then we took our search to the internet. I put his picture on multiple websites, including PawBoost. We had put up posters, called radio stations, put him in shoppers guides, called shelters, and much more. This was only after 24 hours.
After two more days, we were losing hope. The more we looked and couldn't find him the more it broke our hearts. Then there was a call. A woman called us saying she spotted him. She saw his picture online and heard it on the radio. Our family was thrilled and we went and looked for him. We saw him but he ran. We searched until midnight hoping to see him. We finally decided to call it a night and start back in the morning.
I was asleep when people ran into my room yelling happily at me. That's when a muddy, wet dog was climbing all over me licking and whining at me. It was him. Peewee came home. After 4 days of misery, he had found his way home. The only lead we had was first from PawBoost, then a radio station. Both the same woman.
I'd like to thank PawBoost for giving us our only lead and helping us. He's home warm, safe, and sleeping like a rock. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Peewee's alert. He finally came home himself scratching on the door! His family is so happy :)
"I’m a mobile pet groomer and not only do I work with pets and their families, but I often look over lost and found posts in hopes that spreading the word to my clients might help in reuniting those lost pets with their owners.
In this particular case, the dog was posted by a woman who worked at a hospital about 20 min away from my home. She found a dog running loose in the parking lot of the hospital which was located on a very busy street. She was pleading for help from anyone who could possibly assist her with the dog.
Without thinking twice about it, I grabbed a leash and hotdogs and was out the door. When I arrived there she had contained the dog with a scarf she had been wearing. I put the dog on a leash, and scooped the shepherd up into my car and exchanged info with the finder. From there we went straight to the closest vet to have him scanned for a chip, but he didn't have one.
So my next step was to get him posted online, hoping the owners would find it. PawBoost was the very first site I posted him on since I’ve used it in the past and had great success. Within hours, I received a call from the owners and we arranged to meet up after I got off work.
On my way home from work, I got a call from my daughter saying there’s 2 more dogs at the house. I pulled into the driveway and there were 2 stray German shepherds that had run into our yard. So now we had a total of 3 lost German shepherds.
Luckily, I went online and immediately found a lost ad for the 2 shepherds and was able to reunite them with their owner. After taking them home, I was able to take Dante home to his owners who were patiently waiting to have their boy back.
PawBoost definitely helps in getting the word out to other animal lovers and the more people who hear about a missing or found pet, the better odds that pet will make its way back home. Thanks PawBoost for providing such a well needed and helpful service."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Dante's alert. Another lost pup reunited with its family :)
"I'm not quite sure how Little Girl went missing. She is a curious cat, and has been known to get in vehicles without anyone knowing. So, we assume that is what happened. We were able to reunite with Little Girl due to a lady, approximately 5 miles away from our house, that contacted me via phone almost a month later.
She had seen my post of our missing cat, and it fit in to the time period of when this cat showed up at her house. She sent me pictures which were identical to our Little Girl. We went to see if it was her and low and behold it was her!
I believe PawBoost helped our situation out tremendously! It helped get the word out, and get our Little Girl back home! I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone. When you are in a panic over losing a pet, you do not know what to do, where to go, or who to talk to.
PawBoost allows you to network through the proper channels to get the word out that you need help. Your pets are part of your family, they are important and this site helps navigate you through the process for the sole purpose to reunite you with your missing pet, and for this we are very grateful!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Little Girl's alert. Most of all, thank you to the kind lady that helped reunite her with her family. Words can't express how thankful they are for good people :)
"11 year old Elliott went missing over many months ago, in April 2018. We don't really know what happened; he just didn't show up for dinner, which is very unusual behavior for him.
We love him very much, and did everything we could think of to recover him: put flyers around the neighborhood, put notices up on Facebook, PawBoost, and Craigslist, and visited the animal shelter in Tacoma at least twice a week for the first few months. Eventually, we lost heart, and concluded he must have died, although, puzzlingly, we never found any traces of him.
Flash forward to the present: I got an email alerting me that Elliott had been found. 25 miles away, in Olympia, a kind stranger took Elliott to the vet to treat an ear infection. The vet scanned for a chip and found it, and we were contacted. My husband, daughter and I were all astonished and overjoyed.
My husband drove to Olympia and retrieved him, learning from the woman that he had been hanging around the neighborhood, eating food put out for stray cats since last summer. How he ended up so far from home remains a mystery.
The stories of animals being reunited with owners that PawBoost shared gave us hope. We want other pet owners who have lost their loved ones to know that recovery is possible, even after months, and it pays to use every tool available to you in recovering your pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Elliott's alert. Always remember that anything is possible, even after months have gone by :)
"While I was at work, my mom went over to let Sarge outside and he escaped right out of his harness and then ran from her. I had just adopted him two days prior to this and he is very skittish.
After two days of many Good Samaritans searching, sharing on Facebook groups and every website/app including PawBoost and Nextdoor, and calling shelters, rescues and vet hospitals/clinics, I was contacted by a rescue group called Big Paw Rescue Trapping.
The founder, Ken, came all the way from Herman Hill, MO, tracked, and trapped him in under an hour. It was during the polar vortex that swept through the Midwest when temperatures were in the negatives.
I found out from the woman who lived in the neighborhood in which he was found that he had likely slept in between the cushions of the couch on her patio. Another woman, also in the neighborhood, had given him ham and set out blankets for him as well. It really was a community effort!
I would recommend PawBoost, because there is no such thing as too much press! Many people follow PawBoost and many people shared it to their Facebook pages to create heightened awareness. To me that gives lost animals better odds at being found, identified, and happily reunited."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sarge's alert and helped in returning him safely. His family couldn't be more relieved :)
"Jerry has always been a heedless wanderer, so we have a fully fenced-in back yard where he can hang out when we're not out for a walk together. Trouble is, now and then the gate to the yard doesn't latch fully, and the wind can blow it open. If that happens, and Jerry's out in the yard when the gate blows wide, off he goes.
That's what happened around midnight one night. I let Jerry out for a quick pee, and when I didn't hear from him for a while I checked, and there was the gate, blown open by the wind. I called the local animal control as soon as they opened, and a few hours later I got a call back reporting that they had a lead on Jerry with the animal control office in the next town over.
When I spoke to the officer there it was clear that he had Jerry -- I could even hear my pal barking in the background. Turns out a kind driver saw Jerry wandering, picked him up and took him home, and called their own local animal control. Word spread to my local animal control and bing, bam, boom we had Jerry back.
I appreciated the help PawBoost provided and the way they began spreading the word about Jerry right away. I even got suggestions from people commenting on my PawBoost posting offering leads on other local sources I could make use of. The interface for creating the posting was very simple, easy, and quick to use."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jerry's alert. A most special thanks to a Good Samaritan who found Jerry wandering, took him home, and contacted animal control :)
"One morning at about 5:20 AM while we were in Santa Barbara for my daughter's surgery, our Eva got curious and wandered off. One neighbor saw her eating their cat's food and another snapped a shot of my fur baby on her solo journey and off she went, to who knows where.
We called the shelters and vets and looked at places she had been seen. Her dad went out looking for her while I posted on social media to bring her home. The sooner the better with this weather. We recently moved up here so she's not too familiar with her surroundings.
I submitted my report on PawBoost and within minutes I was directed to this one group to join, sent pictures of my fur baby roaming the streets, giving timelines and locations to where she had been spotted. We had just about the entire community on the search for her within minutes.
The hunt for her went cold and I'm assuming it was because she was taken in by someone to keep her safe until she returned home. Finally, a man from Frontier Communications came and knocked on my door letting me know he had her safe at home and we could pick her up once he got off.
I was directed to join a group for my area, once I did, there were already people on the hunt for Eva because they had received notices from a group they were connected to whom PawBoost notified. I was just about floored how fast and how many people were on the hunt with me. Especially since I'm new to the area and don't know my way around too well.
It brought me comfort to know my dog was not all alone out there, because my new community was looking. Not only did I reunite with my pup, I was able to unite with my community. Thank you so much."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Eva's alert and helped search for her. Eva is home safe and sound with her family :)
"Pyewacket is an indoor cat who slipped out of the door and couldn't be caught or persuaded to come back inside. He disappeared for 3 days. We were frantic.
PawBoost was a fast, efficient, easy way to get the word out and alert people about our missing kitty. They gave suggestions and links about how to contact shelters, use social media, and help him find his way back home. There was even a free template to make lost cat posters.
As soon as we finished inputting the information, there were two comments on Pyewacket's post giving encouragement and making suggestions. Just knowing we now had over 300 people looking out for him gave us a great sense of relief, and the caring support from people we didn't even know lifted our spirits.
We were lucky. Our wandering boy came home unharmed. After searching in the neighborhood, driving around with a cat carrier and cat food, and continuing to look out the windows at home, he suddenly materialized under the car in our driveway.
Pye was very skittish, but thankfully none the worse for wear, and we were able to entice him out from under the car with food. Once inside the house, he settled down quickly and slept to his heart's content, happy to be home.
We highly recommend PawBoost because they are a wonderful source of support and provided us with excellent tools at no cost. We didn't feel alone. We weren't alone.
Here is a picture of Pyewacket (the dark Siamese) reunited with his adopted little sister, Baby Blue Eyes."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pyewacket's alert. He returned home on his own after being gone for 3 days. It was agonizing searching and wondering what happened to him, but it helped his family to know that there were caring people looking too :)
"We were out of the country on vacation and had a friend watching our dogs. Chili got out and took off in the surrounding woods, which is something she had never done before.
We got a flight home the next day. So many people were out looking for her, for days. She is so tiny and strictly an inside dog so after the 4th or 5th day, we started to lose hope. There are so many coyotes and owls where we live and it was very cold.
On the 6th day, she somehow made her way back to the property and my daughter and her dog just happened to be walking where Chili was laying in the brush. She was exhausted, starving and dehydrated, but she was alive.
The vet gave her a clean bill of health after a couple of days of TLC and good food. Our whole family was completely destroyed over this and getting her back was one of our happiest moments.
We had her on every social media site and sites like PawBoost in case someone found her but truly, she would never have been able to get far enough where people would find her. We live in a very remote area, but you just do everything you can think of. You have to try.
They are part of your family; a piece of our hearts were missing. I would recommend PawBoost and I would tell people to do everything we did and mostly to not give up hope. Miracles happen.
She's got a ways to go to getting weight back on her and seems to have a little PTSD, understandably, but the vet said all is normal and should be herself soon. I can't clearly explain how much this tiny girl means to all of us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chili's alert. After being lost in the cold woods for 6 days, she finally made her way back. Pretty incredible for a 4 pound Chihuahua :)
"We were walking Alacard like any other night. We believed something else was outside with us and he went into hiding. Unsure of where he went, we stayed outside looking for him for 3 to 4 hours with now sign of him. We decided that we would get some sleep and look the next morning with some fresh eyes.
I didn't give up and neither did my community. After 16 days and 21 hours of searching, my prayers were finally answered. I was on my way home and decided to drive around with my flashlight and with a little luck I ended up catching his eyes with the light and he came right to me.
Although PawBoost did not directly reunite us I do feel PawBoost helped. I had many people who saw him on PawBoost and would keep me in the loop, which helped eliminate surrounding areas that he could have reached.
I would recommend PawBoost, because it gets the word out in a big way and keeps everyone updated. I feel like that saved me time trying to notify people which in the end gave me more time to look for him."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Alacard's alert. After 16 days and 21 hours their family is whole again :)
"Spanky went missing from our fenced in backyard one Friday. Our only thought is that he went through a hole in the fence on the opposite side of the yard. I was in San Francisco when he went missing so I’m thinking he was upset that I left. Spanky and I were so lucky to be reunited.
It took lots of sharing on Facebook so that the community would be aware and vigilant, lots of hours hanging flyers, and countless hours searching. PawBoost was incredible with sharing the word that Spanky was missing.
PawBoost assisted in keeping Spanky relevant until he was found too. Ultimately, it took the entire community to bring Spanky home. He would not be home today if this community wasn’t so selfless.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PawBoost to someone in a similar situation, because they are able to reach a much larger audience than just me. The more people who are aware the better. It took an entire community that PawBoost was able to reach to bring him home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Spanky's alert, searched for him and showed support. He is now home safe and sound with his family :)
"Chyna wandered away from home due to the gate being left open. She was seen by a neighbor probably within minutes of her getting out. The neighbor called to her, but Chyna ran off. Almost a week went by before she was seen crossing a road not far from the power plant.
A very nice and concerned man called me and said she looked scared and tired. We tried searching through the neighborhoods in that area but no one else had seen her. After 8 days of missing, a lady called me saying she saw Chyna on the opposite side of where she was last seen. This woman actually came out in the dark with me to search through the wash, but we were unable to find her. I contacted HARTT, and with both of their help a feeding station was set up in the wash.
3 days later, I got a call saying Chyna was where she was first seen by my neighbor! I attempted to get her, but she was spooked by someone trying to help and ran off. We lost her through all the brush and trees. Another feeding station was set up, but she wasn’t in that area anymore.
My daughter and I searched constantly and cut up her blanket and dropped the pieces in a path to our home. 6 days later, the neighbor who saw her the day she wandered off called and told me Chyna was in the area.
The next day, I received three calls from people saying she was walking around in the same area. Another trap was set and I was instructed to just stay away and wait. At 2:30am, a noise woke me up. I went to the front door, and Chyna was there, scratching to be let in! She dashed inside and wiggled all over and cried. I hugged her and she kept kissing my face.
I do believe PawBoost helped, because I posted the flyers from the website and I received calls when people saw her. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who loses their pet! Thank you! After 19 heartbreaking days, my baby girl is home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chyna's alert. She ran right in when they opened the door and was so happy to be home :)
"Alfred was rescued as a barn cat on our property. He has his own cat door to go in and out when the weather is bad. We have noticed fox prints around and locals have seen coyotes. One morning, we got up to find he had not eaten his food from the night before. We waited another day and no Alfred.
I searched the internet and found PawBoost along with other local sites. We also put up posters, called the police, and visited the SPCA. After 13 days, I had given up hope and the day of his return was searching my property for his remains.
When I came inside I checked my phone to see a message from PawBoost with a local phone number. I called the number and a young lady that rescues cats said she had found Alfred at her stray cat feeding station two miles away from our house.
She was more excited than I was! It sure sounded like Alfred. I asked her to send pictures to confirm it was him and she did. It was Alfred! When we got him home he was a little disoriented. He had been outside for a while, some nights in single digit temperatures. It was good to have him home again.
I would recommend PawBoost! I found that the site had a good connection with the local community and I received many encouraging notes from local people that were actively looking for him. There were sightings from people that were in line with where he was found."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Alfred's alert. A special thank you to Meghan who found him. Alfred was 2 miles away and thank goodness he made it through 5 degree nights :)
"Tebow went missing under my parents watch while I was in Texas. They were outside with him when he ran off and didn't come back. PawBoost was able to help me get in contact with the right people who had a wealth of knowledge on how to retrieve lost pets.
PawBoost also put out an ad for Tebow and tons of people in my area were commenting and sharing my post. Several experts messaged me via Facebook giving me advice on how to find him and I followed everything they said to do.
No matter what, I continued to stay positive and NEVER gave up. I searched for him all day and night, but once it was dark was when the real magic happened. It was around 8PM, I had a flashlight looking for his eyes, but couldn't find anything. I prayed and prayed that God would guide me to my sweet boy.
Not long after I prayed, I called Tebow and heard a meow. I thought I was hearing things because I missed him so much! I called out for him again, and I heard him yet again. I called my mom and dad to come over and make sure I wasn't crazy. We all called out his name and he kept meowing and we tried to follow where the sound was coming from.
We located his voice inside someone's house. We knocked on the door and the neighbor let us in the house right away. I explained to them where I heard the meow coming from. They were in the middle of a bathroom renovation and said he could be hiding in the wall.
They were right, I found Tebow trapped in the wall. He was very shaken up at first, but when he got inside his home he smelled around and then immediately began eating fresh wet food, dry food and water. As of now, he is doing great! He is completely unharmed and very happy. I would recommend PawBoost to a friend. It was the FASTEST way to get the word out via social media."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tebow's alert. A big thank you to Seminole County and Wekiva Springs area for sharing his info, giving advice and praying for his safe return :)
"Lynx slipped out while we were coming home. I have three kids and so there was a lot of in and out when we came home, so I guess during that time he snuck out unnoticed. He sleeps A LOT so I didn’t think much of it when I didn’t see him come around.
The next day, once we got up and got ready my daughter asked me where Lynx was. She went looking and to my surprise didn’t find him so of course I went looking and I also couldn’t locate him. That’s when I started worrying. My Lynxy boy goes outside, but only when I let him and for no more than an hour. He always comes back as soon as I call him so when he didn't come that alarmed me.
We have a camera outside so I watched that repeatedly for any sight of him. The last time he was home was at 7:30 am and no sign of him of him since. It was now 1 pm and we had to go out so I called one last time and left out a shelter with food incase he came back, but he never did.
We came home around 5pm and NOTHING. I was in panic mode because I knew he had been out way too long and the odds weren’t looking good. Around 6:30 pm I put out a lost alert with PawBoost and literally five minutes after that my husband came home and all I heard was 'LYNX!!' from my daughters. I came running down asking if he really found him. And to my relief he was home! My eyes swelled with tears and you could see he was happy to be back home too.
PawBoost is AMAZING! I never could have imagined a group so dedicated and caring when it comes to lost and found pets. The response was fast and thorough! The likes, shares and comments by everyone was overwhelming and very kind. In just one day's time his picture and story was shared 369 times. Thank you so much for assisting with Lynx’s safe return home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lynx's alert. When you lose a pet it’s heart wrenching and there's no time to lose. Never give up and keep searching :)
"The night Sam disappeared was because he snuck out of the car as I was getting out. Because I didn’t see him get out I assumed he was in the back seat, but he wasn’t. I drove away and didn't notice he was missing until I was at my next stop.
After going back to where I had been and searching until 1:00 AM, I went home, made flyers and contacted PawBoost. I then drove back to the area where he got out and passed out flyers until 4:00 AM.
The next day, I was checking my email and someone had taken him to Animal Humane! When I went to pick him up, the woman told me that my number on Sam’s chip had been disconnected. She then went to PawBoost, where my number is current, compared Sam to the pictures and realized it was a match.
Cathy, Sam’s angel, found Sam at someone’s front door of her apartment trying to get in. The person answered the door and said they didn’t have a dog. Cathy sat with Sam while he shivered and gained his trust. She was finally able to pick him up and take him into her apartment.
The next day, she took him to PetSmart and then to Animal Humane. She said he sat on her lap and looked out the window. He was probably thinking that he had a new mom and a new life. He was happy to see me.
If it hadn’t been for PawBoost, Animal Humane wouldn’t have had a phone number to contact me or it may have taken days before they got ahold of me. I am so thankful to everyone who helped reunite me with Sam.
PawBoost got the word out on Sam immediately. When I woke up the next morning 78 people had already shared it on Facebook. PawBoost also made it so easy to print flyers. It really helped to know that so many people were aware of Sam’s disappearance and on the look out."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sam's alert. Sam's family is thrilled to have him home :)
"It was just a regular evening when we let Theo out to go pee before bedtime. I let him out and went upstairs to brush my teeth. The outside temperature was -20 degrees, so I was in a hurry to get back downstairs to let him in. When I opened the rear door to let him in, I could not find him.
I turned on the exterior house floodlights which light up the perimeter of the house and grounds. I put on my insulated boots and heavy jacket, and searched outside for him. He was nowhere to be found. He never wanders off, even in warm temperatures.
With all of the new social media products available, I had no idea how people today post lost pet notices. I came back in the house, logged on to my computer, and immediately searched the internet for 'lost dog in Marion, IA.' Several posting sites came up, and PawBoost was one of them.
I completed the PawBoost alert of Theodore around 11:00 PM. The next morning, I had several replies of condolences and hopes of finding our lost dog. One of the replies actually stated they had found Theo and he was inside their home warm and safe.
We live in a rural and agricultural area, with only a few homes in the area. A young lady was driving home and saw Theo on the side of the road. She pulled over and concerned about the cold weather she put him in her car and drove home.
She contacted me via text message that she had Theo, and I arranged to pick him up the next morning. I am not a big fan of all this social media invading our children's lives, but at times like this you want to reach out to as many people as quickly as possible and this social media product really did work.
Thank you for providing a quick and easy (and free) method of alerting others of a lost pet. These pets are like our children, and when they come up missing, it is most definitely a very serious emergency."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Theo's alert. Theo is home safe and sound with his family :)
"My husband, Lee was getting ready to take the 3 dogs, Dash, Bo, and our son’s dog, Roscoe out to potty one evening. As the garage door slowly opened, the dogs saw deer in between our house and the neighbors. Roscoe stayed, but Dash and Bo immediately broke free chasing the deer.
Lee quickly put Roscoe back in the house, but, Dash and Bo were in the woods across the street faster than lightning. There is a small creek that stopped Dash, but Bo was able to jump it with ease and he was gone.
After our efforts were fruitless, I decided to stay home and keep watch while Lee, our kids, and neighbors continued searching. I began posting on social media and our neighborhood sites. That was how I found PawBoost and immediately set up an account. I was so grateful because it was one more thing that could help me get the word out. PawBoost made me feel like I was contributing to the search in a real way.
By 1am, there wasn’t much more that we could do since it was so dark out. The next morning, Lee went out searching for Bo beginning at 5:30am. He walked all over the woods and streets multiple times, even retracing areas he’d already been.
After about 4 hours of searching, he happened to see some crows flying over an area where he hadn’t looked. Could the crows be leading him to a dead carcass? That’s when he saw him sitting there looking directly at him.
Bo didn’t recognize him at first because he was wearing a toboggan, scarf and coat, so he took them off. Then, Bo immediately recognized him, but his leash was caught on a limb and wrapped around a small tree. He didn’t bark, but wagged his tail like crazy and when Lee ran to him, he licked him ferociously.
We are so incredibly thankful for the crows and grateful for all the prayers for his safe return and recovery. We truly believe God sent those crows to lead Lee to Bo."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bo's alert. His family is truly grateful and humbled to live in such an amazing community :)
"Someone had broken into my house and my dogs got out and Bear was the only one we could not find. We talked to the APL and people in the neighborhood and then put up flyers. People kept seeing him and the APL said he was running with another dog on the street.
We were out every night looking for him but we never had any luck. Then, one morning I went out to heat up the van to get the kids ready for school and my son saw a black dog run past the van and towards the grocery store. I couldn't believe it so I hit reverse and went looking for my baby yet again.
I thought I missed my shot and he was gone again. Then, I thought maybe he went the other direction so I went around the block and OMG I couldn't believe my eyes, it was him. I put my window down and called his name and he stopped running and was looking around for me. I called him again and he coward to the ground when I hit my brakes.
I jumped out of my van and called him again. I told him to come here and he jumped up and ran into my arms. I was on my phone with my mom at the time so she heard everything. He was in my arms and crying. I was crying and my mom on the other end was crying. On the way home all we did was cry. I got him home and he wouldn't leave my side. Thank God, I missed him so much. I thank everyone for keeping me in touch on his whereabouts."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bear's alert. His family is so happy to have their snuggle Bear back :)
"Our fur baby Mimi went missing one morning after she and her doggy sister were let out to use the potty and play. We were reunited 3 days later when a man saw her photo and came to our home.
He said she was living outside of his home up the road. She was afraid of him so we followed him and when I got out and yelled for her she came running, happy as could be. It was a very tearful reunion.
After searching our property and nearby properties for hours each day I had lost all hope. PawBoost helped us get Mimi home, and we couldn’t be more happy! I will recommend PawBoost to everyone searching for a lost fur baby."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mimi's alert. Mimi is now home safe and sound :)