Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"We have 3 dogs: 2 Labs and a Chiweenie. Tonka is ball obsessed, Apple is love obsessed and Mac is food obsessed. My wife and son were out of the country and I was doing yard work Saturday afternoon when I noticed Mac wasn’t near me.
I went inside the house and the small gate I had up across the front doors to let cool air in was pushed over. So I deduced he nudged the back screen door open when I wasn’t looking and bulled his way through the gate and went on his merry way.
I began the search on foot, car and over the internet, which took me into the wee hours of Sunday morning. I got all sorts of great advice on how to spread the word, i.e. social media, email blast in the neighborhood, posters in big traffic areas, etc... I also Googled 'how to find a lost pet?' and bingo! PawBoost popped up.
I got the info out and a few minutes later someone suggested I call Babs Fry, a woman who is known prominently in San Diego for helping lost pets. She mentioned a lot of times pets are actually closer than you can imagine.
So about 28 hours after driving miles in our neighborhood, walking the surrounding canyons in 95-degree heat, weeping, praying and asking the Universe to deliver, I end up at a dog park in our neighborhood. A neighbor asked me if my neighbors have a large dog because she heard a big bark a few minutes ago.
I checked one neighbor's yard but nothing. About 15 minutes later, I went directly across the street and looked in my other neighbor's yard. BINGO! There’s my boy. Just sitting at the gate, waiting for me.
I cannot tell you how fast word of a lost pet spreads like wildfire when you involve PawBoost! You need to get the word out to a massive village and out to people who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get involved. I'm a new PawBoost 4-ever fan!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mac's alert and showed concern and support. Mac is home safe and sound with his family :)
"Hailey is a Pittie Mix, ergo she is a natural born escape artist with a serious case of wanderlust. This is especially so since I have had to keep her indoors these past couple of weeks with the rancid heat we have had. She went missing one night, and didn’t come back. This is strange for her because she usually comes back home, or at the very least I get a call that she has been found.
However, this time she managed to slip her collar with her name and my contact information on it. I went out in the neighborhood and someone suggested I go over to Animal Friends of the Valley, our local shelter. I was lucky, as the intake was open due to the (un)Holy Jim Fire we have had here in So Cal. I took in a lost flyer I printed out from her microchip manufacturer. Sure enough, a kind soul had dropped her off in the Night Drop area.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone missing a pet. One of the gals who responded to the post also suggested I check the local shelter. Social Media is a great way to get the word out and have lots of eyes looking for a lost pet. I was happy I was able to get her back so quickly."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Hailey's alert. A special thank you to the person who turned Hailey into Animal Friends of the Valley. She is now safe and sound! :)
"Lingling ran out the front door early on a Friday and ran to the back of the townhouse complex. That next Thursday at 10:30 PM, a man called matching Lingling from the flyers I posted to the PawBoost post. He said she was hanging out in front of our building.
Over 4,000 people viewed her post and almost 300 people clicked on it. I posted on other sites, but PawBoost was the most helpful. We had been walking around the neighborhood every night at midnight and almost every morning at 4 AM. That Thursday, we looked for her again and saw her running through the woods across the street.
I went out that Friday and rented a trap. Sure enough, she was caught in the trap in our back yard. I had been leaving out her food, water, bed, and litter box. She was calm when I brought her inside our house.
I had never heard of PawBoost before a friend suggested the site. I would recommend PawBoost, because it widens the search for a lost pet. I did everything anyone said: flyers all over the neighborhood, vet office, pet stores, walking all hours of the day and night, as well as setting out food and water.
I feel for those who lose their pets, because it's such an awful feeling. I wasn't all alone because of the encouragement and care from others who had lost their pets or were monitoring the site. Thank you PawBoost for helping people reunite with their pets. And a great thank you to everyone who responded! Your comments sustained me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lingling's alert. Don't forget, you're never alone in your search :)
"Lilly jumped out of the car window 5 days ago after a single, big clap of thunder. She is very scared of thunder. She bolted across a 4 lane intersection and went between some stores. My husband tracked her, finding 2 people who had seen her about 1 mile away, but he couldn’t find her.
That’s when we turned to the Internet and Social media, and found PawBoost. I signed up on the site, checking back every few hours. I followed tips from other pet owners on how to bring my dog home. I received a lot of support from others who are going through or have been through it before.
A neighbor rang the doorbell today and asked if I knew who was in the front yard? It was our dog! By then she had run around to the back door and we let her in. She was soaking wet, stinky, and hungry. Otherwise, seems to be fine.
I would recommend PawBoost! Lots of support from pet lovers all over! Great ideas on how to find your pet, what to do, where to go, etc. We are so blessed and lucky we got our dog back, as I know after searching for five days, other families are not so lucky."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lilly's alert and those who may have played any part in helping. She had cries of joy when she got back home! :)
"We’re still not exactly sure how Philippe went missing. He and his brother, a Basset Hound, ran off together. I’d been out working in the front yard and when I walked back into the house to get some water it was quiet. I looked around, but didn’t see them. I checked all gates in the back yard and they were closed.
I believe Philippe probably opened the front door and popped open the front patio gate while I wasn’t looking. I searched the neighborhood immediately, but no hounds. I decided to aim for a nature preserve about a mile away, where the dogs had gone the last time they escaped. Half an hour of searching and calling outside the fence to the preserve yielded nothing.
I called my husband and he left work to come home and help hunt for the dogs. A few minutes later I heard baying in the preserve. About two hours into the search, Rufus, the Basset Hound gave up and came out to me. I took Rufus home, washed him, fed him, and left again to hunt for Philippe.
We could hear Philippe howl ever so often. My husband searched one side of the preserve and I searched the other. We decided to try to entice him with the smell of hamburger so we drove across the street to Wendy’s. A woman driving by stopped us and said Philippe had run into the street with cars dodging him. A large hole in the nature preserve fence let him slip out easily.
A gentleman stopped to get the dog before he was hurt, with cars honking at the fellow and swerving around his vehicle. The gentleman turned Philippe into the police station in Pembroke Pines and people across the area knew he was missing and that he’d been turned in.
I can’t thank PawBoost, the gentleman who stopped to rescue him and the Pembroke Pines Police Department enough. Having him gone was equivalent to a mother losing her child. I’d honestly never heard of PawBoost before, but every person I know will be aware of it now!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Philippe's alert. His mom is so happy that good people still exist in the world :)
"Roy wandered into the street of our neighborhood while he was out last night – we aren’t sure why, possibly chasing after something because he normally doesn’t do that. He did not have a collar on him. He has a very large tumor right by his throat so my kids take it off because they think it hurts him.
We had a lot going on in the house and the door had been left open so we assumed he let himself in, but realized when we were locking the doors for bed that he wasn’t in the house. A woman who had been driving in the neighborhood saw him and when she opened her car door he jumped right in. She checked with several houses in the neighborhood but no one claimed him so she brought him home.
After my son and I searched the neighborhood again when the sun came up this morning, I started looking online for how to find a missing dog and your website came up right away. I was so moved by the stories of people being reunited with their pets. I am not on Facebook but I knew social media was our best bet so I liked the fact that your website would get him on there.
I listed him as missing at 7:00 AM and by 9:00 AM someone posted to the website that her cousin had picked him up. We were beyond relieved! If it weren’t for your website we would have been putting hundreds of flyers in mailboxes next!
This is such an active and supportive network of animal lovers and I was so touched by the number of people that responded to my post and shared it with others. We will ALWAYS recommend this website to anyone in the future and will ALWAYS make sure that Roy has his collar on."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Roy's alert. Roy's family is incredibly grateful for their neighbor who found him and took care of him :)
"We had not seen Natty since early Monday morning. She is a very social cat and spends most of her day out and about with our family so we were immediately concerned. When she did not come out to eat Monday or Tuesday and also did not come out for her daily shrimp (yes she is highly spoiled haha) we knew something was up.
My dad and I searched the house room by room, using a flashlight to search every square inch and even checked to see if she had gotten into the ceiling somehow. There was no sign of her. We searched in silence hoping to hear a meow but sadly got nothing. We assumed she had gotten out somehow.
Natty has never spent time outside and her front paws are declawed so we were very worried. An intense thunderstorm did not ease any of our fears. I put out the word on Facebook and met a community of extremely supportive and kind people. Many people offered advice including posting on PawBoost.
Around 5am on Wednesday, we heard meowing coming from the garage and there was Natty! We searched this area multiple times throughout the day, even went through with shrimp and treats, but there was no sign of her. We are still unsure if she had a great hiding spot in there or snuck back in at some point from outside, but we were just happy to have her back.
PawBoost gave us great emotional support. Many individuals reached out with advice and even saying they were sending prayers and telling us not to give up hope. It was a very scary time and it was nice to know there were so many people out there thinking of us.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. As I said, the emotional support was overwhelming and extremely touching. Thank you for all your help! I am so happy to be apart of such a great community!”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Natty's alert and sent kind words. After over 48 hours of being missing, Natty was found in their garage. They are so happy to have her home :)
"Beatrix escaped through our front door and initial attempts to catch her just scared her further. After the first day, Beatrix was spotted near my in-laws' house (almost 3 miles from our home), so we determined that she was setting that area as her home base.
After searching all throughout the second day, we opened the gate to my in-laws' backyard, put out some of her food, and left out some of our worn clothing. The next morning she was found sleeping on our clothing when my in-laws went to work. She was startled, but they were able to get her into the backyard and close the fence.
PawBoost assisted us by helping to spread the word and increasing our chances of positive sightings. Across various platforms, our posts were shared by the local community over 1,000 times. While we were out, we had several people ask us if we were the ones searching for the shepherd that they had seen online.
I would recommend using PawBoost. PawBoost has a pretty vast network using Facebook from which to draw. My family was very grateful for all the assistance that we received from friends, family, and PawBoost and its network."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Beatrix's alert. Beatrix found her way to grandma and grandpa's house and was found sleeping on her daddy's shirt. Dogs are such smart animals! :)
"We still don't know how Blacky went missing, but we think he may have opened the door and no one heard him. He was taken and dropped on the side of a road in the middle of no where, but a man who was fishing found him and took him home. He asked his daughter to post him so his family could find him.
Blacky belongs to my daughter because he is a registered service dog to her. We were reunited through PawBoost's Facebook post. We were able to find him and bring him home to my daughter that has ADHD and Autism.
I would recommend PawBoost and I would like to thank everyone that made it possible for this to happen. This story has a happy ending for both my daughter and Blacky who was missed very much. Thanks to this website and God who had faith in the family that took in Blacky."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Blacky's alert. Blacky's family is ecstatic to have him home safe :)
"After my daughter left for church with her Dad, she texted me that there was a dog at the end of our driveway barking at traffic. We live on a busy street, so I went out to see if I could get the dog away from traffic. When I got to the end of our driveway I saw a beautiful Dalmatian curled up under our grapefruit tree where the irrigation system was running.
As I tried to approach the dog I could tell he was scared and going to run, so I backed away and closed the gates at the end of our driveway. At least he was safe from the traffic now. I gave him a bowl of kibble with a hot dog cut up in it which quickly disappeared.
While he was eating I went inside to get more kibble and some ground beef this time. After he ate this he sniffed my hand and his nose touched my hand. He was warming up to me by now!
I called the 24 hour emergency vet near our home, but they didn't have any info on a missing Dalmatian. When my daughter returned home we were able to get him into the backyard where he was safer and she helped me get his profile posted on PawBoost.
Less than 5 minutes after we posted his profile my phone rang. Odin's owner was only 20 minutes away. Odin got loose on a Thursday and it was now Saturday night. Odin was lost for about 3 days in triple digit heat. His feet were sore and he seemed stiff, but when his owner Jeff showed up it was nice to see his tail wag for the first time.
Thanks PawBoost! I have already recommended PawBoost to some friends and I won't hesitate to do it again. PawBoost really worked great!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Odin's alert. Finding a pet and searching for their pet parent isn't an easy task, but the best thing you can do is to use all resources to spread the word :)
"Due to storms and rain one Sunday night, a tree fell and knocked down a portion of our fence and Angel got out. A lady picked her up just a couple of doors down from us and took her to a relative’s house about 8 miles from us. I finally found this lady’s post on PawBoost Friday evening.
When I spoke to her on Saturday morning she said Angel got out on Monday when someone opened the door. We immediately posted on PawBoost and various other sites. After countless hours of walking the neighborhood and posting signs, we returned home heartbroken that she was taken so far and would not know how to get home.
On Saturday night someone posted in Randolph County Lost Pets that they had found a dog on Holden Road. Many people saw both of our posts and contacted us. The wonderful gentleman contacted me and we were able to bring Angel home on day 8 of her missing. We are so thankful that he loves animals and took such great care of her and took time to look for her family.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost, because without it I would have never found the post from the first lady and found out where she had been taken. Also, PawBoost alerted people about Angel so that when a post was made in Randolph county our community let us know and we were reunited."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Angel's alert. Angel's family is so thankful to have their wonderful and sweet dog home :)
"We thought Bravo had originally just got out of our backyard. However, we learned after contacting the police that it was about a 95% chance he was stolen from the yard. We had no idea but most beautiful animals in our neighborhood are being stolen and sold for profit.
Our family and Bravo were reunited because the man that took Bravo had sold him to a really amazing family. I posted Bravo on PawBoost and Craigslist hoping someone would see him and know where he is. Sure enough, the family that purchased him saw our post and contacted us immediately.
They lived 25 minutes from our house, so we would have never found him if it weren’t for posting Bravo everywhere, and a family choosing to do the right thing. We are so very thankful! Now we have Bravo back home, and a few new friends! PawBoost helped tremendously.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to friends and family. It’s an amazing place where you know that the people on the site are genuine if they were to find your pet and would definitely help you reunite with your family member. I found everyone on PawBoost to be so supportive with such amazing things to say."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bravo's alert and kept an eye out for him. His family is so relieved he is safe and is so happy to have him home now :)
"Charlie must have gotten out of the gate when John was getting something out of the truck and didn’t know that he was outside. If he gets out he usually stays right near the gate wanting to get right back in. However, his dad John wasn’t feeling well and decided to rest until dinner time. Charlie always gets so excited at meal times and twirls around and barks to let our other 2 dogs know it’s breakfast or dinner. But yesterday, Charlie was no where to be found, and John realized Charlie didn’t take a nap with him.
I was out of town and felt so helpless that I wasn’t there to help search the neighborhood. Charlie is neutered and has never wanted to wander when he's with us off leash in the front yard. We have a new neighbor of about a year, next door, who didn’t know Charlie was our dog and lured him over to his garage with food.
Thank the Lord for PawBoost! While I was in St. Charles I was able to post about Charlie, and someone from Leigh’s Lost and Found saw him posted and contacted me with a phone number. I called right away even though it was 11 PM and found he was right next door! I’m so grateful our neighbors kept him safe for us and even though they have talked to both me and John before, they now know we have 3 dogs!
PawBoost connected us so quickly! It must have been only minutes before John was able to go next door, get Charlie, and bring him home! We love our fur babies so much, they are our family members and we hold them in our hearts. PawBoost is truly a valuable asset to have, because you have outreach connections right at out fingertips.
Thank you PawBoost, Leigh’s Lost and Found, and volunteers for helping me find my Charlie while I was out of town. My prayer was answered, and I would certainly recommend PawBoost to everyone along with keeping a current picture of your fur-family."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Charlie's alert. It means so much to his family to have Charlie back home. Now they can finally sleep easy knowing he is finally home safe :)
"We moved from Pembroke Pines, Florida to Hialeah, Florida. After 2 weeks here our company was visiting and while we were taking garbage outside both cats got outside. We caught one, but NOT our Peanut. I cried and cried. We drove and walked our area all of the time.
I finally searched the internet and noticed PawBoost was the very first name that popped up for lost pets. So I filled out a report and monitored your site nonstop. Many people commented and everyone shared our Peanut's picture. After reading PawBoost's suggestions, I made sure to thank each and every person who sent prayers, comments and shared our story.
One night after dinner, something told me we should go look again. I had a feeling she crossed a busy side road. And within 2 minutes of shaking her treats bag and calling her name she came out scared, but recognized us and my voice. My husband was able to go right up and pick her up. I was shaking and crying tears of joy.
PawBoost is a WONDERFUL website to join and made me feel much better every second she was missing. I know from now on, I will keep monitoring PawBoost daily in hopes of helping others who have lost their furry friend. Thank you so much for making me feel like our Peanut was loved and introduced us to other pet lovers who care too.
We will recommend PawBoost every time! Our Peanut is finally home safe. God bless everyone who helped and gave us wonderful advice. We are truly grateful."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Peanut's alert and sent prayers. She's so happy to be home and now has a full belly :)
"Paco went missing from our cat sitter's home. We are unsure of how or the exact date because the cat sitter was not paying attention to him like she should have been.
Paco was reunited with his family about 3-4 days after he went missing. Paco's dads and I went for one last walk around the neighborhood around midnight and saw him walking on a neighbor's wall.
We had put out some food, water, his litter box, and even our sweaters in the event that he recognized our scent. Maybe it worked, because we really had been searching every bush in the area for three days and couldn't find him. We couldn't believe it was him when we did!
PawBoost was a necessary step in getting the word out to see if anyone in the area spotted Paco. It really was other people's successful reunion stories that gave our family hope that we would find Paco again. We'd love to inspire the same hope for another family in a similar crisis."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Paco's alert and kept an eye out for him. Whether your beloved pet has been missing for a few days or months, never give up hope :)
"My husband and I were getting ready for work this morning, pouring coffee and making a quick breakfast. Brew, our 6-year old Doberman, was in the backyard and the gate was open slightly. Typically, Barley doesn’t leave our sight, but she saw a woman walking a white husky (that just so happened to look a lot like her mom) so she ran to greet them towards the front of our townhome.
By the time we noticed she was gone with the woman. We spent 2 hours scoping out our neighborhood and the surrounding area, alerting everyone we ran into. We called every vet in Mt. Pleasant and even alerted the local police. I created a quick lost dog flyer and printed 100 copies. Meanwhile, all of our coworkers shared it digitally via social media.
One team member created a PawBoost account for us. Fortunately, our neighbor posted a photo of Barley on a shared Facebook page and one of our coworkers noticed. About the same time, I received a phone call from a woman in Columbia, SC that was on PawBoost and had also connected the dots. She was concerned and wanted to make sure we located Barley.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost! I’m astonished by the number of responses we received within such a short timeframe. There is no worse feeling than losing your pet and I’m thankful these types of services exist. Hopefully there won’t be a next time, but I’d absolutely recommend this service to a friend in the future."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Barley's alert. Barley is now home safe and sound with her family :)
"We are actually staying with a friend for a few days waiting on our house to be ready for move in. There are 3 adults and 7 kids under the age of 11. Needless to say it's a loud, crazy, fun household and unfortunately doors will be left open. Gunner is a bit of an escape artist and was able to get out of the garage. We realized he was gone later that night.
I did a Google search on creating a lost dog flyer and PawBoost popped up. I signed up, created a flyer and out it went to so many people via email and Facebook. Within minutes I was receiving emails from people that were sharing the flyer online and not even 45-50 minutes later we got a call that someone had Gunner.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost! I am amazed and grateful for the awesome community of people linked with PawBoost. The process was fast, and easy to begin. I am/was completely shocked and amazed at how quickly the use of PawBoost led Gunner home! It was really awesome and it made our kids extremely happy."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gunner's alert. Gunner's family is so happy that he is home safe :)
"Xena was outside with my other dog when my other dog decided to run off and Xena followed her. My other dog came home but I guess Xena got lost and couldn't find her way back. I made severals posts on Facebook including the one from PawBoost. This got her picture out there so when a lady posted that she found a German shepherd puppy someone noticed it was Xena and gave her my info.
I would say PawBoost helped because they got her picture out there and had people keep their eyes open for any dog that looked like it could be her. On social media, news travels fast and when you have an app like PawBoost to post for you so many people can see it that might not have seen it otherwise. I highly recommend PawBoost! It is awesome!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Xena's alert. Xena's family is so glad to have their baby girl back :)
"Bobo went missing after running out of the yard on a Sunday. We were not home due to our father-in-law needing emergency surgery. When we realized he was missing, myself and Ryan (Bobo’s pet parent) searched through the back woods and the streets for hours. We were told by a neighbor that they saw Bo running toward an abandoned barn/corn field, but he was no longer there.
We continued searching, made posters and flyers, posted to countless Facebook pages and also alerted PawBoost. I work at a veterinary clinic so I continued to call surrounding clinics and faxed his picture to be posted. I also contacted all shelters, humane societies, and rescues. We repeated this process for 6 days.
On day 6, I was taking a shower and I heard Ryan yelling for me to hurry up. He got a call from someone who saw a post of Bobo hiding in a ditch, but when they went to get him he ran. We rushed to the location where he was spotted, but didn't see him anywhere.
Ryan then ran into the woods to find him. I could hear him yelling his name while I stood on the side of the road to see if he'd run into the road. Ryan called me about 20 minutes later to let me know that he still hadn't seen him. Then, all of a sudden I heard him say he found him and told Bo not to run.
I knew Bo was running away and I didn't know if we were going to find him again. I decided to post again on the Facebook pages I originally posted to. I knew that many people in our community knew about Bobo missing. Amazingly enough, within 20 minutes we had a dozen people there, some with dogs to walk through this terrain, to help find our boy.
After about 6 hours, Bobo was found. He was scared and shaking. He was whimpering and seemed in pain, but once he saw Ryan old Bobo was back. He leaped into his arms and we saw his tail wagging again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bobo's alert. He is doing great now! His family didn't think that they would see him again, but now they get to cherish every moment :)
"We were having work done one late Saturday afternoon, and the construction workers had the back door wide open; however, we already placed Mizzou, our beautiful Calico cat of almost nine years, behind closed doors. Somehow, she got loose after my wife Bre went to work and I moved downstairs to watch TV.
I discovered later that night that I couldn’t find her, but figured she was off hiding, as she sometimes would. The next day, I awoke and asked my wife if she had seen Mizzou but she hadn't either. We spent a couple of hours both driving and walking up and down our neighborhood trying to find her, to no avail.
We then went to the Slater Park Animal Shelter to see if they had found her, no luck. So my wife tried to get some sleep because she had to work 7 pm – 7 am. I spoke with three or four neighbors on at least two streets asking if they had seen a VERY friendly Calico feline, and all said they hadn’t, but would keep an eye out for her.
We were frantic over the next two days; my wife discovered PawBoost online, and they continued to send us tips and very nice, supportive notes. My wife kept saying that we’re never going to find her and would start to tear up, but I had faith we would.
Sometime Tuesday, Bre was shopping at a local store and received a text from our next door neighbor. Apparently, her husband was watering his backyard lawn and bushes when he saw a little, white, tan and smoke-colored thing staring at him. He called for his wife, who knows Mizzou all too well, picked her up and cuddled her.
Thank God we found her, but we also want to express our deepest gratitude to PawBoost. What a fantastic, caring organization! Keep doing what you’re doing. It's incredible the support you give. We are so blessed to have found your guidance and your website! We are all convinced that PawBoost is a lifesaver!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mizzou's alert. Once Mizzou was home safe her family cuddled her for the LONGEST time. A purrrrfect ending :)
"As usual Sooie went out to potty first thing this morning and I went back to bed for a couple of hours. I didn't know there was a meter-reader on our street that morning and they most likely left the gate open. By the time I realized the gate was open, he was gone. I don't know how long it had been.
He's a pig, so any food will tempt him so I grabbed a big noose leash and started driving around with fruit and a box of cereal. He can't wear a collar (his neck girth is almost 35 inches) but he is microchipped, so I kept hoping he would be picked up by animal control and scanned for a chip, regardless of his species.
I submitted him on PawBoost, Nextdoor, our local lost & found pet network, and Facebook. After a couple of hours I decided to drive to my office, which is about 20 minutes away so I could print flyers. About 15 minutes in, a neighbor messaged me on Facebook and asked if I had heard about people on my street having Sooie.
I immediately turned around and headed home. He was 2 houses away from a busy street and they decided to lure him up to my backyard with bread which worked, but took a long time. I am very grateful to the neighbors and 3 police officers who responded to help. We live in a suburban area so I'm sure 'loose pig' sightings are not common.
Someone commented on one of my posts later that they had seen him almost a mile from home. That would explain why he was so hot, tired and muddy when he got home. I gave him a big bowl of ice water which he drank some of, then turned the bowl over and laid in it so I sprayed him off with cool water from the hose, dried him off and brought him inside. He immediately laid down to nap on an A/C vent.
I would certainly recommend PawBoost because early exposure is so important. I also think it says a lot to just get to know the people around you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sooie's alert. Sooie is home and only a little worse for the wear after wandering around in 100° heat :)
"I let Opie out into the yard, and when he didn’t come back in for his breakfast I knew something was up. The gate has a broken latch, so I keep it closed by leaning old tires against it. Perhaps the wind blew it open in the night. Anyhow, he must have been gone a half hour or so when I realized it, and went looking for him.
First, I searched on foot, then drove around the neighborhood and visited places we go for walks. Nothing. At that point, I came home to look online. Someone I talked to with the city told me about the Facebook page for lost dogs and so I checked that out right away.
I posted my notice about Opie and right away someone from the neighborhood recognized him. He’d already been found! He was spotted dodging traffic on a busy nearby street and she'd grabbed him. A friend of hers responded to my lost notice and sent a picture. Confirming that it was Opie, we connected by phone to arrange pick up.
They’d taken Opie to the local vet where his chip could be scanned. Here’s something everyone should take note of — the chip did scan and gave the name of my vet’s clinic, but there was no owner information in their files! If your dog has a chip, on the next vet visit, I urge everyone to have their vet confirm that a chip scan can actually lead to identifying you as the owner!
Because of PawBoost, I got Opie back straight away — about an hour after I posted that he was lost. What a relief! Opie was just his normal happy, goofy self—had no idea I was worried sick! I would definitely advise others who’ve lost a dog to use PawBoost to get the word out, and to check for dogs that have been found.
Heck, I’d say be a good neighbor and check in on this site regularly before going for your daily walk. There might be a missing dog in your area, and this could help you lend a hand!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Opie's alert. Opie's family is so thankful for great neighbors that brought him home safe :)
"I went outside to get laundry from my balcony and Mufasa must have slipped out the door in the process. I didn't notice he was missing until I got home from work that evening. My kids and I printed out a ton of flyers that PawBoost provided free of charge and handed them out to everyone in our apartment complex. We also posted some on light poles in the nearby area.
After we were laying down for bed I got a call on my phone. This really nice man and his girlfriend saw a cat slip into a cracked open garage door and as they were passing our flyer they thought it could have been him. They called and drove back around to see which garage door it was. I went down to the door and sure enough it was him!!
I absolutely recommend PawBoost! The shares, free flyers and services that you all provide is so amazing. When I called the vet yesterday to let them know he was missing, they already knew about it because they got the alert. I am so thankful for this service. It definitely helped me get my kitty back home!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mufasa's alert. Notifying as many neighbors as possible is key because you never know who might find your beloved pet :)
"I was working in my back yard, took a quick break, and decided to let Lucy out back. I stopped paying attention to where she was for maybe a minute, then the air compressor went off and she was gone. She usually has her collar on but just that morning I gave her a bath and put her collar up to dry. I also have a fenced in back yard, but it wasn't fully closed due to the work I was doing that day.
I started to panic, but was proactive. I posted wherever I could on whatever relevant social network or message board I could find, called neighbors, visited the shelter, and still no luck. At the end of the day with no updates, I was beginning to feel like a wreck and probably looked like one too.
The next morning I did a little more research and found PawBoost. PawBoost actually worked twice that day, because Lucy managed to even escape from the first rescuers. Very soon after I used PawBoost I got a call from a family nearby who saw the PawBoost alert.
I had to wait maybe 2 hours for them to get off of work and then I could head on over to pick her up. All things appearing to calm down, I decided to lay down for a quick nap since sleep didn't really happen the night before. Maybe an hour later I get another call from someone who says they have a dog that looks just like mine in the back of their car, safe, but hot.
Thoroughly confused, I called the first family who said they found Lucy and they're still at work, but now they're worried about what happened at their house. It sounded like maybe their kid accidentally let Lucy out, maybe underestimating how good of an escapist Lucy is.
Being separated from your family is torture, so I'm thankful to PawBoost and the many people out there who helped reunite Lucy with me; the rescuers, and the people who posted their support and advice. I would recommend PawBoost to anyone and will do so going forward."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lucy's alert. It's amazing how quickly things can turn around :)
"I was working on one of my rentals and brought Lexie so she could have some time outside. We live in an apartment in the city and she doesn't get out much. I left the front door open and was distracted with work as she just walked straight out the front door and down the street. I didn't realize she was gone until about 30 minutes after she left.
We searched for hours around the neighborhood in the woods and down ditches. We looked through backyards and asked everyone we saw. Nobody saw anything. It's like she vanished. I was hoping someone kind picked her up and would bring her to the shelter because she is chipped.
I was concerned she was hit by a car, stuck somewhere and couldn't get up because she is elderly, or even worse, someone picked her up for dog fighting. I was so desperate and hopeless. At 3:30 AM I heard a dog barking across the street and went to go look. I saw her 3 homes down just walking and sniffing. She was gone for 10 hours, and there she was!!
PawBoost is a platform that can boost awareness which is crucial in those first few hours. I would absolutely consider it a necessary and crucial tool to find a lost pup. I know my mind was jumbled and couldn't think straight. PawBoost helped me with organizing the post and got it out. It's a great resource."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lexie's alert. Remember it's important to use all resources available to help find lost pets :)
"This cat was found by the overnight security department at the hotel I work for. He was crying because he had been in a scrap with another cat/animal and had some wounds that were still fresh. It was easy for the security guard to get him to follow him to the office where there was already a good amount of cat food due to feeding the strays on the property.
I advised someone to see if he had a microchip while I posted in some lost and found groups on Facebook and on PawBoost to see if someone was missing him. I took it upon myself to take him to the vet after the weekend was over (everyone had busy work schedules).
The vet tech confirmed he had a microchip and was able to get me the chip number and the chip company. I called the company and they told me the cat’s name was Jones and that they would contact the owner. I gave them my name and number so the owner could get in contact with me. About 10 minutes after I left the vet office I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize so I answered. It was Jones’ owners! He was so relieved!
He said they came to Orlando from southern Florida to go to Universal Studios and he got out. His daughter was devastated when they couldn’t’ find him. He said they made flyers and went to the local shelters just hoping someone would bring him there. When he got the call that someone found Jones he said he dropped everything so he could drive back up to Orlando.
Jones is now back with his family! PawBoost was able to help spread the word that someone’s furry family member had been found. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend. The alert is posted on their Facebook page and their Rescue Squad of volunteers receive the alert. It was great! I was notified when someone shared or commented on the post and I even got some potential matches of lost cats in the area."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jones' alert. This Happy Tail reminds us the importance of microchipping and keeping it updated incase your fur baby does go missing :)
"My boyfriend and I were going out of town for the weekend and asked a family member to house/dog sit while we were away. I rescued Remmy when she was 5 months old, and she was a very timid dog. I figured this was just because she was new to me, but it turns out this is just her demeanor.
I say this because Remmy took the first chance she could get to dart away from what was scaring her. That Friday, the family member walked outside to get something from her car and Remmy darted away immediately. I think she was running to find myself or my boyfriend, but was unfamiliar with the area, freaked out and just kept running and running.
My friend suggested PawBoost and said that there was a very high reuniting percentage :) After close to 15 hours missing and me remotely trying to reach anyone and everyone, Remmy was identified by my best friend at the local SPCA, where she was listed as a male rather than female.
PawBoost was something I had never heard of before this experience. Strength in numbers was really shown through this and I am so grateful! I was in complete awe when I saw how many people shared my post and commented that they were going to help!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Remmy's alert. She was picked up by police officers after running into several clothing stores by a busy street and taken to the local SPCA :)
"One of the worse residential fires in downtown Halifax took place and our home was part of the 12 Heritage condos that were destroyed. Twenty five residents lost their homes that day. We were out of town, as we often are, on business and were in a Miramichi hotel when we were notified early that morning.
We have three cats, a Persian and two Siamese sisters. The cats are approximately 12 years old and had never been outside. The fire men broke down doors and windows looking for us early in the blaze and one cat decided to make a run for it. We were able to rescue one Siamese and the Persian around 2 pm, 12 hours after the fire started.
Bottom line, we had evidence that Sheba was living in the condo at night, entering by an open window, and eating food and water left by us; however, she was terrified and left the building during the day when workers returned to clear it out.
We eventually trapped her with a live trap four weeks later with the help of HRM Spay Day, a charitable volunteer organization, and one of their members Wendy. PawBoost spread the word and kept hope alive that we would find our Sheba safe and be able to join her sister and brother, Samantha and Taffi."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sheba's alert. After four weeks, she is safe! Her family couldn't be more grateful that they are all reunited <3
"Scarlett is an indoor cat, but when I sit outside she and her sister usually sit at the open back door or come out onto the patio but NEVER any further. One Tuesday, She decided to be adventurous and walk down the steps, and I didn't want to chase her because she would run
Unfortunately, a neighbor and her dog came out a few minutes later and Scarlett went running into the woods. I stayed outside on the patio until about 10pm that night. I put her food bowl, bed, favorite pillow, toy and some used litter in the grass next to the patio. On Wednesday, I took the rest of her litter and spread it out into the bushes and left trails of treats back to our condo.
My mom made up a flyer and I dropped it in a bunch of mailboxes and of course I did several walks around the neighborhood calling her name and shaking the bag of treats. The Humane Society recommended using a cat safe trap because she is a rescue and scared of everything.
She luckily came home before I had to get the trap. Tuesday and Wednesday night I slept on the couch with the windows open so I could hear her if she cried, and her sister cried at the window for her every now and then. Wednesday night I put a pair of my pants in the cat carrier with her food bowl in it on the patio.
Thursday morning around 3:30 am I heard her whining in the backyard. I went outside and she was hiding in the bushes, but wouldn't come in. I brought all her stuff onto the patio, put her food at the door, and came inside to shake her treats. She came running! Her sister and I are so glad she is home!!
PawBoost was great in that so many people shared and commented on her post. Also, I received emails with tips on how to get her back and they were extremely helpful. Reading success stories helped me in my search too."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Scarlett's alert. So happy to report Scarlett came home and is back snuggling with her sister Sugar!!! :)
"This started on a Saturday when a neighbor of mine asked if this little, brown Yorkie belonged to us. I told her that he did not, but I would take care of him and try to find his home as my neighbor already had four, big dogs. Khalifa didn't have tags and I didn't know if he was microchipped, so I walked him around the neighborhood inquiring if anyone recognized him at first. No one did however.
To make a long story short, I was indeed able to reunite this cute, little guy with his family by using PawBoost. I had never heard of PawBoost before this experience and I didn't know if it would actually work or not. I was pleasantly surprised as the very next day after posting his profile, the wonderful users on your site enabled his owner and myself to connect.
PawBoost was instrumental in getting Khalifa back home, quickly and safely. I'm truly grateful that your company exists and has such wonderful people associated with it. Although I never intended to take Khalifa to the pound and would have kept him if necessary, I didn't want to give up hope of finding his real family and reuniting them.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to not only friends, but to the public in general. It's an amazing way to get pets back home where they belong and with the people that love them the most. I sincerely thank you, your users, and all associated with PawBoost for all that you do. You have truly made this a wonderful experience with the best possible outcome."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Khalifa's alert. Your heart warming dedication has made a really big difference in getting this little guy home quickly and safely :)
"Sammie is a dog that doesn’t run away, always stays in the yard and near the house. While crossing over to go visit my neighbor who gives her treats, she got slightly bumped by a passing car. It spooked her so much that she took off running and we couldn’t catch her. We got in our cars to go looking for her, but 5 hours later, she was not found. She was not wearing her collar, but is microchipped.
After 3 weeks of relentlessly searching the streets, putting up posters in about a 3 mile radius, posting on the neighborhood sites and every lost dog site we could think of, it was becoming a little hopeless. On a whim I went to go check out a dog at a downtown Dallas shelter.
I walked about 8 rooms with 30 cages of dogs each and just happen to find her in one of them. The shelter missed scanning the chip on her when she first came in and rescanned her again, and we connected. She got picked up about 5 miles from our house and was at the Dallas shelter for 11 days.
If there is any kind of message I would send to those who have lost their dog for a long period of time, it would be to go in person to the shelters as there is a chance they could not read the chip or possibly describe your dog incorrectly on their site.
I would recommend PawBoost! PawBoost provided a lot of good possible leads in the search. The leads were selective within my search area and their website is easy to navigate."
Thank you to our partner Whistle for helping make this happy reunion happen by sponsoring Sammie’s alert!
Whistle is the maker of the #1 GPS Pet Tracker. Whistle attaches to your pet's collar and allows you to track their location & activity levels anywhere in the U.S. from your phone. Whistle provides a proactive solution for pet parents to help keep their furry children safe!
Whistle's giving away free Whistle GPS Pet Trackers all month! Learn how to get yours here: http://pbrs.io/l/whstl
"My father was doing yard work earlier in the day, it started to rain really hard so he pushed the gate door thinking it closed completely and ran inside. Later when we let our dogs out we heard them barking in the front yard. My other two dogs were still there but Spanky had ran off.
I spent the entire night looking for him. I made a Facebook and Instagram post and on there one of my friends recommended PawBoost. After I got the app and my post went viral, I found Spanky a few hours later. He was about 4 and a half blocks from me. A nice lady found him while she was feeding the local cats.
Someone who shared my post was friends with her and she told me she had found my dog. Within the hour Spanky was home safe and sound. It was one of the most relieving and happiest moments of my life. I got my fur baby back and my dogs were also very happy to see him.
I think PawBoost is very efficient and a good way to network lost/found pets. Everything has to do with the internet nowadays and this is a very public and fast way to find your pet. They people on here are actual pet loving people and that's who you know will help. I would recommend this to anyone who loses or finds a pet. It's honestly the best idea and a good way to spread the word. Thank you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Spanky's alert. He was on his way home with his Grandpa in this photo. It is a horrifying experience to lose a fur baby, but with the help of so many people it can help create more happy reunions :)
"We moved to a new home in Clearwater in March. Gypsy was always known to slip out when you opened the door at our old house when he was younger. He was originally a stray that showed up emaciated on our back porch and we took him in. He quickly became part of the family.
One Friday, my 6 year old went in the back yard and didn't close the door all the way and Gypsy decided to go exploring. We were distraught but he had pulled a 24 hour disappearing act before and was on the porch the next day. He is neutered and has his claws so we never worried too much. Then the rain came for 6 days.
We drove and walked the neighborhood. I went to shelter after shelter searching but all with no luck. I went door to door with pictures and asked neighbors to keep a look out. I found PawBoost through an internet search. I decided it couldn't hurt to try.
I posted Gypsy's info and the support came pouring in. So many people messaged me with support, prayers, and tips on things to try. Most importantly they told me not to give up and shared stories of pets that had come home after long periods of time. Because of them I kept trying.
After being gone for 13 days, my husband and I sat outside talking at midnight. Calling him late at night and letting him hear our voice were two of the recommended strategies. There are many strays in the neighborhood who like to do their business in the yard so at first when a cat wandered into our yard my husband was shooing him away.
Then he looked at us and we literally froze. I said his name and he walked towards us. My heart was beating out of my chest but I calmly sat down and started calling my baby. We got our little man back that night after his 13 day adventure and he immediately took his usual sleeping place draped across my head."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gypsy's alert. No one can prepare for losing a pet, but communicating with your community is the best way to spread the word and get advice :)
"My daughter went to check the mail one Thursday and when she opened the door, Catnip ran right out. My daughter tried to find her but she ran into the woods across the street. We looked all night and immediately started posting on social media. We continued to look for her everyday after work and school to try and get her home. It was meant to be for her to come back home, and I do believe God was definitely at work here.
Five days later, we came home and my youngest daughter wanted to play outside and try to find the puppy again. She wanted to wear a certain pair of flip flops that were in the car. I was in the middle of making dinner so I went to the window and watched her get them.
I noticed the neighbor's teenager and her friend walking down the street and then I saw a dog run out into the road. I thought to myself, 'that dog jumps just like our baby.' Curiosity kicked in and as they got closer I noticed the dog was black and white, just like our Catnip.
I started to walk that way, wondering if it really could be her. It had been 5 days, and there had been several bad storms, so I was trying not to get my hopes up. As I approached, my daughter looked up and saw the dog as well. We hollered at the teenagers to please pick her up.
They were able to pick her up, and as we got close enough to really see the dog, we realized that it was our baby. She was safe, alive, and back home where she belonged. We both started to cry, and thanked the girls 100 times for grabbing her. She had a couple of scratches on her belly but no major injuries, and smelled horrible after being out in the rainy weather all this time.
PawBoost is amazing! The ability to have a place to post our lost baby and get the word out is invaluable. Every time I see someone else post about their missing fur baby, I let them know about your site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Catnip's alert. Her family is so glad she is finally home :)
“Friday went missing on a Monday around 1pm. My husband was working in the garage and Friday sneaked out. I checked with SEACCA everyday until someone told me a few days later of the many options of posting lost pets. So on Saturday I posted on PawBoost.
We posted flyers and knocked on many doors. About two weeks later, I received a call from Lost Pets of Whittier and Surrounding Areas indicating someone had found Friday. They recognized her from the PawBoost post.
The woman that found Friday said she found her wandering the streets yesterday. Thank you so much for reaching out and spreading the word. I am super delighted and grateful to be reunited with my wonderful dog Friday. My family and I are very grateful.”
Thank you to our partner Whistle for helping make this happy reunion happen by sponsoring Friday’s alert!
Whistle is the maker of the #1 GPS Pet Tracker. Whistle attaches to your pet's collar and allows you to track their location & activity levels anywhere in the U.S. from your phone. Whistle provides a proactive solution for pet parents to help keep their furry children safe!
Whistle's giving away free Whistle GPS Pet Trackers all month! Learn how to get yours here: http://pbrs.io/l/whstl
"Toby is an indoor/outdoor and has been for 8 years. He is a strong, smart cat and has slept with me nightly since he was a kitten. One Friday he did not come home. I remembered reading a post about PawBoost on Nextdoor a few weeks earlier and that it helped her find her dog.
The first thing I did was report him as lost on PawBoost. I felt a lot of comfort knowing that while I was out putting up fliers everywhere and going door-to-door that PawBoost had already notified people via Facebook, email, and on their easy app.
Two and a half weeks later, I was going door-to-door in my neighborhood passing out letters. I came upon a group of women and when I started to hand them the letter they told me they already knew about Toby and that they had been searching for him.
They were trying to catch a black cat in this backyard and they thought it might be him because they had seen his PawBoost alert, but it wasn't. Knowing so many people were looking for Toby really restored my faith in finding him when I needed it the most.
That Friday a neighbor heard a cat meowing near his neighbor's basement and thought that it was likely Toby. When they opened the basement door Toby ran out. I rushed home to be with my little guy. After 22 days locked in a basement, Toby was home.
I would recommend PawBoost to everyone who is looking for a lost pet, or people who have found one. Searching for a lost pet is emotionally exhausting and there is just too much ground to cover. When our babies are missing, there's no such thing as too much help.
Having PawBoost help felt like having an army of pet lovers searching with me. So much more ground was covered. It was also reassuring to see all the pets that have been reunited on PawBoost. In addition to reaching thousands of more people, PawBoost helped me not lose hope."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Toby's alert. Other than losing 2 lbs, catching a cold, being very dirty and hungry, he is doing very well :)