Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Loud fireworks scared off MikMik and we did not know she'd run off somewhere. As soon as we realized she was missing, we went to look for her. We searched around our neighborhood for at least 4 hours but it was getting late. We decided to look for her the next morning. We couldn’t find her throughout the whole day and we were getting worried.
It was recommended by a friend that I post an alert on PawBoost. As soon as I posted, a kind woman called Makamae replied. She sent a picture of my mom's fur baby and said that the Hawaiian Humane Society had her. We reached out to them to set up an appointment to pick her up. I was very thankful and I appreciated everyone’s help!
PawBoost's fast and easy reporting process and the power of social media gives you hope to find your fur babies! Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared MikMik's alert. And a big thanks to Makamae for quickly reaching out to let her family know where she was. She's home safe and reunited with her family.
"While taking Batsy to the car for our trip back home, he was startled and jumped out of my arms. PawBoost gave hope and very helpful information. Based on behavior descriptions, it led me to believe he would be close and hiding. I placed a crate outside with his blanket and some food. I spread his litter near the area so he would recognize the scent.
I went once it started to get dark, and looked for areas where he could hide. Only a few houses down and across the street, the flashlight made his eyes shine bright at the end of a narrow path. I was able to approach him and pick him up without a problem. I will never again take him out without a harness or crate.
The information and tips provided by PawBoost were the reason I was able to be reunited with Batsy. Plus, seeing others that were reunited gave me hope. My heart was warmed to see how many people shared my post. Thank you all!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Batsy's alert. And thanks for sending useful tips and messages of support to his family. They're so happy that Batsy is home!
"This dog's name is Doobie. I found him roaming around in the middle of a busy road on Penn. He came right up to my car, and luckily I had a number of treats in my car from recently adopting a dog myself. He hopped right into my car, seemingly very thankful he could lay down in my back seat and go to sleep.
I posted an alert on PawBoost and Lost and Found Pups of OKC. A number of people immediately recognized him and helped me find the owners. I messaged the owner on Facebook and returned him as soon as I had gotten off of work. I was so glad to be able to bring Doobie back to his worried mom and dad."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Doobie's alert and helped find his owners. A big thank you to this Good Samaritan who took care of Doobie and returned him safely home.
"Skunk ran out the back door one morning at 5:30AM. It was windy and dark that morning. We could not find him anywhere.
PawBoost was such a big help. A Good Samaritan found him a couple of streets over and took him home. She took him to the vet when he would not eat. Then she decided to look to see if he was posted as a missing cat. She found his picture on PawBoost and called me. Just like my niece said, it was a miracle.
I'm so grateful for the kind, caring person who took care of him and who was kind enough to return him to me. He is 14 years old and my right arm. I was heartbroken while he was gone. Not knowing about your missing pet is devastating. There are so many sleepless nights. Now we are snuggled up for the night. Thank you again PawBoost for your website."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Skunk's alert. A big thank you to the Good Samaritan Minsun for taking care of Skunk and reuniting him with his loved ones. He's so happy to be home.
"The front door doesn't click shut sometimes and I didn't notice it had opened. Kibo ran out but her sister did not, so I didn't notice right away. Our neighbor came up and said she was seen barking at a delivery truck. Her sister and I looked for her that night and at 3AM, when it was quieter. The next morning my fiance and I started searching and posting on social media; that is when I saw a post that a dog matching my dog's description was hit by a car right down the street from my house at the same time she went missing. The lady who saw her get hit tried to help her, but she ran away. After over an hour of her searching she had to stop for the night.
Platte Humane Society called my fiance and me a couple of times to let us know they had her! Apparently, a couple of people reported a dog in the weeds by the Platte River and animal control was able to get her and take her to the shelter. The ladies at the shelter recognized her from a flyer that we had dropped off earlier in the week. PawBoost helped get the awareness out! The more people who knew and cared, the more likely it was for people to be aware of their surroundings! Though I do not know if the people who called had seen any social media, flyers or online posts like PawBoost, I still think all of it together is why my dog was found.
She went missing around 8PM one Saturday night and we picked her up at the shelter by Friday afternoon. During the week that she was gone, the temperature was mainly in the upper 30's, with the coldest night getting down to 16 degrees with blistering winds. The day she was found it was getting close to 60 degrees, so I think that may have prompted her to come out from wherever she was keeping warm so that someone could find her.
I heard about PawBoost from several other people who have used it. I appreciate you getting the word out fast and even checking back when she was still missing."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Kibo's alert. A special thank you to the Platte Humane Society for taking her in and calling her family. And to all who spotted Kibo and reported her location. Kibo is now home safe and sound.
"Chloe managed to slip out of her ID collar, spooked by noisy construction. She walked for miles and was found at our local dog park! Volunteers offered to take her to the local shelter, who agreed to do a courtesy hold over the holiday until the owner was found. The owner was found, but Chloe was never taken to the shelter for some reason. One week later, our rescue community posted here, and your increased coverage was seen by those who had Chloe. She was reunited within 24 hours with her rightful family!
PawBoost's coverage was important! Your alerts were shared by many, and alerts were seen by those who returned Chloe to her owner! The best outcome! The owner had been searching for a week. And within 24 hours of PawBoost posting, Chloe was home! Chloe and her family are thrilled. Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Chloe's alert and to all the people who helped find Chloe's family. She's safe at home now.
"Camo was having a play date with her dog friend while his mom was busy helping people move. There were a lot of people in and out. Unfortunately Camo is skittish around a lot of noise. Camo was recently rescued from an abusive owner. She is full of love. Our family fell in love with Camo right away.
We told everyone we saw the cat was missing. We looked at nearby cameras. We were showing pictures of her. There was a ton of people looking for Camo. She has really made an impact on so many people in our community. Everyone was dedicated to finding her. At 2AM, while making flyers after posting her on PawBoost, we had a knock on the door. Camo was found at a nearby 7/11. She was scared and trying to run from people. One of the people from our team search party discovered her while out.
PawBoost posts to social media which is local. It was really comforting during the time she was missing knowing she could be found by the community. I also thought it was incredibly helpful that PawBoost makes a flyer for you to print on your own. The PawBoost app gave me a sense of calm during a sad situation. I feel if it weren't for so many people looking for her, I think someone would have seen my PawBoost post.
We are so fortunate she was found safe and is home. Our family wouldn't have stopped looking until she was found. She is our family and our hearts. Thank you PawBoost for your help in finding Camo."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Camo's alert and helped look for her. Camo is home safe and sound.
"We were pet sitting for my Mom’s kitty Mischief while she was in the hospital. We have 2 cats of our own and one is able to pull the patio door open if the door lock is not fully closed. On his 3rd night with us, my cat opened the patio door and my Mischief cat went out. Since my mom had recently moved from Missouri to Wisconsin, I was worried that he might not come back, especially since our house is not his house and we have 2 cats who might keep him away.
After he had been missing for a week, I found the PawBoost site. After 21 weeks - summer had changed to fall and fall to winter - I just happened to see him sitting on the front porch of a house in my neighborhood. I used PawBoost to make a new batch of flyers and put them in the mailboxes of all the surrounding houses. A neighbor called and said that she’d been feeding him but he wouldn’t let her approach him.
I set up a live trap at her house with blankets from my mom’s house and some wet food and we caught him an hour later. In the end, he was only 5 houses away and living in the area for nearly 5 months! Mischief’s photo was shared many many times! And we received an email alert any time a cat was found in our area."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert. Mischief is home after nearly 5 months!
"Charlie was very friendly and came up to say hi. Charlie’s family were out of town taking care of a sick mom for six days when he went missing. They were ready to hang flyers when they found my PawBoost flyers and sent me a message.
The owners were not aware of Charlie being missing until they got back. We had him for 6 days. He was very well behaved and a great houseguest. Thank you PawBoost! You guys are my go to tool when I need to find the owner of a found pet."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Charlie's alert. Thanks so much to this Good Samaritan for taking care of him and finding his family.
"My son-in-law let her out to go potty and when he went back to get her, she had made her escape. Midget (Midgie Baby) lost her forever mom (my sister Tammy) in June of 2020 and has since been living with my daughter Amber and her family. Midget used to live half a block down from my daughter and would visit between one place and the other. Every once in a while, Midget will wander off and end up at her old house, waiting outside for someone to open the door. I think she is looking for my sister.
Several people on Facebook had been helping search for Midget. They had seen the PawBoost alerts, as well as all of the posts asking for help in finding our girl. A young man named Jake had been driving out by the airport and saw this little dog walking down Airport Road - several miles out of town, way out in the country. He picked her up and took her home, and posted her pictures on Facebook looking for her owner. Someone had told him about the PawBoost flyer that was made and he called my daughter Amber to see if this might be our missing baby. Amber went to get her and bring her home. You have not seen so many happy tears and blubbering from adults in your life. Midget is a huge part of our family she has been in the family for over 15 years. We were so grateful this young man decided to pick her up and post a notice looking for her humans.
Midget was missing for 5 days. That was the longest 5 days we have ever spent, hoping for Midget to return home. We had several nights of freezing weather and snow storms. We were praying for a miracle, but we were almost positive that there was no way she could have survived all that. We got our Miracle! If it hadn't been for the flyers and the alert that was posted, I don't think we would have Midget back with us. The flyer and PawBoost alert helped to bring her home."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Midget's alert. And thanks so much to Jake for picking her up and helping her get home safely. Her family is so happy!
"We had just moved into our new home here in South Carolina. We moved from the country in Pennsylvania, where our cats were able to come and go as they pleased. They are used to us allowing them outside. While I was cleaning, I accidentally turned on the stove and it started to smoke. My husband, not thinking, hurried and opened the sliding doors to rush our dogs outside on the porch. He left it open to air out, not even thinking the cats were roaming around in the living room. Both got out but the one stayed on the porch and ran back inside. Jamarcus was nowhere to be found though. We immediately started calling for him and searching around outside. We stayed up till 4 am looking for him. The next day we walked through our neighborhood and asked if anyone saw him. No one had.
Three days went by with no sign of him. The next day my husband spotted him while moving the car. Jamarcus was crying out to my husband but he ran when my husband tried to catch him. Finally on day nine, I decided to go ask around again. A couple doors down a nice older lady lived. I saw her door was open so I knocked and asked if she had by chance seen him. She said, 'Oh! I think I have been feeding him!' My heart stopped! I was in shock and so overly excited. I hurried and showed her a picture on my phone to make sure. She said that’s the cat. She was able to take a blurry picture of him and sure enough, it was my baby!
She had been feeding him for about a week. He was staying under her shed and the neighbor’s porch beside her house. She took me to the back porch and showed me that he hadn’t been by yet today. I said let me call him and see if he comes to me. I called out, 'Jamarcus! Here, kitty kitty!' And I heard the best noise in the world right then. He came running around the house and was meowing at the top of his lungs! He was still scared of the lady, but I was able to convince him to stay still while I scooped him up. I bawled my eyes out on a stranger's porch, because for nine days I felt like my heart was broken. Now I had my baby back and was overjoyed. The picture I took was the second I put him down in our new home."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Jamarcus's alert and sent their good thoughts! His family is so happy he is home safe!
"My daughter and I were driving down a dark street and a dog ran out in front of our car. She continued to run in and out of traffic, clearly panicked, almost getting hit several times. I stopped my car and turned on my flashers. About 4 other cars behind me did the same thing. My daughter got out of the car and called the dog over. She ran to my daughter. When we got her in the car, she laid down on my daughter’s lap, obviously very tired and happy to be safe. We could tell immediately she was someone’s pet and didn’t want to take her to a shelter and cause more stress.
I posted her information on PawBoost. I don’t have social media, so it was very difficult to know how to get the word out, especially since I live on the opposite side of town from where the dog was found. A lady I had never met, Carmen, reached out to me by email and helped me by posting the PawBoost link to Facebook and Nextdoor. The family saw the Facebook post and contacted me. Carmen, along with the other 120+ people who shared the information, were instrumental in helping get the dog reunited with her family.
It took less than 2 days to find the owner. The dog had accidentally gotten out during a gender reveal. The family was very upset and had spent the whole day searching. The family is having a baby girl and got their fur baby back!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this lost pup's alert. Thanks to this Good Samaritan and to Carmen, who helped her. The support and assistance of the community was so appreciated.
"Clark was an indoor/outdoor cat; she didn’t like being inside. I would let her go out to run around a bit, but she stayed nearby. One day I let her go out around 3 pm. She'd spent most of the day in my lap. An hour goes by and don’t see her. Two hours go by and now I am worried. I went out looking around and didn’t see her. I was up all night waiting and she never came home. I had to go to work the next day, so if she came home, I may have been at work.
I had been leaving food outside in case she came home, attracting all the feral cats. I made an outdoor shelter she could have to get out of the cold. Anyway one night I saw a cat eating the food. She ran before I got a look, but she came back and saw me, and started meowing very loud. I realized it was Clark and started calling to her. The door was open and she ran into the house and up the stairs under my bed. I kept calling to her and she came to me. She realized she was home and started rubbing me all over. She was skinny but looked ok. I appreciate the efforts and support of PawBoost. It reaches out to many caring people who would help if they saw your pet."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Clark's alert and offered their support. Clark is a little skinnier, but she's in good health. And she's home.
"Huey snuck out in the morning when I went to put mail in the box. I didn't see him. Later, we were shocked when he wasn't around as usual. My wife cried and didn't sleep all night, even having to work in the morning. I never thought he'd bolt like that. I thought he was hiding somewhere in the house. We've had him for 6 years, he's only been outside when cradled in our arms. It was late and dark when we realized he was gone.
I was in panic mode the next morning. One of the things I did was look online for help. Enter: PawBoost. Thanks to inspiration and encouragement from the PawBoost community, especially Sandra L., I kept looking on foot and in the car. Two wonderful neighbors and I delivered flyers that I printed (until my ink ran out). They made more and went on. The only things that made me keep looking for him were the urgent replies I got after uploading Huey's info to PawBoost. Thank you.
It's amazing that most of us, not intentionally, take our pets for granted. We are unprepared if they go missing. Granted, Huey was only gone a total of 27 hours. It was such a roller coaster of emotions: anxiety, fear, panic, sadness, grief then hope... Do you know where your pet is? Your pet is like a child. YOU are responsible for them. My first response would always be, 'How can I help?' But after experiencing something like what I did with PawBoost, my first response will include, 'Did you post on PawBoost?'
To my wonderful neighbors, to the PawBoost community (inspirational), T H A N K Y O U. I might have given up the search if I didn't read the encouraging posts from Sandra, Doreen, Barbara, Joanne Eileen, Joan, et al."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Huey's alert and offered such encouragement and support. Huey is home!
"I live next to an alley in South Central Los Angeles and the dog showed up out of nowhere while I was cleaning my garage. I did not have to follow her at all; she came to me. I just called her 'Baby' and she was not afraid. I pet her and within minutes she was in my arms licking my face. I took her to my apartment and showed her to my wife. She felt in love with her. She has wanted a dog just like her.
After taking her to the vet, we found out that she had a microchip. We put found dog posters around our neighborhood and walked her around to see if the owner showed up. No luck. The microchip was sold in Long Beach, CA - a bit far from South LA for a small dog. We Googled 'microchip finder' and it brought us to PawBoost. We wanted to keep her but we knew that she needed her family. We did a 2-hour search and found the owner on PawBoost as well. We scheduled a time to deliver the dog and everything else was just tears of joy. It was fast and easy to find Kendra's owner. Thanks PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Kendra's alert. Thank you to the Good Samaritan that found her - and to the folks at Ambassador Vet in Long Beach who helped them find her owners.
"Yukon was in all evening while we hung out. The town was doing fireworks which meant the neighbors would be too. He was very nervous throughout the night about the sporadic booms. It was really crazy around midnight and once it quieted down, we let him out to do his business. Then some neighbors let off some very loud ones, and he got spooked and went right over the fence.
We ran out front right away but he was nowhere to be seen. We searched for 2 hours. I called the police and they said they had picked up a dog in our area. They'd dropped it at the shelter and the dog would be available for pickup two days later.
I went to the shelter first thing in the morning, knowing that they weren’t open to the public, but desperate to see if it was my dog and I could stop looking, knowing he was safe. It was not my dog. I immediately started posting on every site I could for lost dogs and local community groups. We searched every neighborhood around us, and some nowhere near us based on tips.
We went to bed again without him after 12 hours straight of searching. But there was no sleeping. We had our alarms set for an early search. I heard a few noises out front, but nothing too exciting. After turning the TV off at 2 and trying to force myself to sleep, I decided to just check the front door. There he was, curled up in a ball on the front step! He had eaten the food I left out and laid down. He probably scratched the door a couple times but I couldn’t hear that in the basement.
PawBoost created so much awareness in my community and surrounding areas, allowing so many people to search posts and share tips while I searched."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Yukon's alert, looked through other postings, helped look for Yukon, and shared tips. He's home safe and sound.
"My roommate said she thought she had closed the door all the way after bringing in groceries. She said she didn’t see Baby Girl while putting up the groceries but figured she was just in one of her cozy hiding spots. She gets in the strangest places and curls up and she’s out.
I posted her missing on PawBoost and was given a tip to put her on Nextdoor as well. I received several tips from a few people and 'how to find your cat' from PawBoost. A tip came up to put a bowl of the smelliest cat food in an area outside. He said cats' sense of smell could follow the scent from a far distance even though it was pouring outside. I put it on the patio and made an opening in the screen so she could get in. Within 10 minutes, she came crawling through the screen as I watched from the patio door. I opened the door slowly and called her name and picked her up to take her in the house. She was wet and cold but I got her dried off and was loving on her and taking lots of pictures. I'm so happy she’s home.
As soon as you post a missing pet, it’s everywhere. So many people are looking and they send emails with so much information to try to help you find your family member. Tips that I would have never thought of were showing up in my email. It was very user friendly to post; people stayed in contact and were truly trying to find Baby Girl as fast as possible. Lots of animal lovers were willing to help a stranger find their furry family member. Thanks everyone so much."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Baby Girl's alert and sent so many useful tips. Baby Girl is home!
"Someone in my neighborhood found her running with a harness and leash on, and took her in until they could find the owners. A neighbor was able to hold her for 2 days, which gave me time to find another foster. I saw their posts on Nextdoor and our neighborhood Facebook group, went to meet her, and knew I had to help so she wouldn’t be dropped off at a shelter. Houston has a serious overpopulation problem when it comes to stray dogs and cats, and I was afraid she wouldn’t make it out alive if I didn’t try to help her.
I posted on PawBoost and the owners sent me a direct message about the dog. I emailed them and they were very responsive; they sent me photos and video that helped confirm this was their dog. We spoke by phone and planned the reunion at a nearby park. The minute she heard her dad call her name, her ears perked up and she went running to him!
There are so many lost and found pet sites, but PawBoost is the one everyone is told to check first. PawBoost makes it easy for finders by cross-posting it to Facebook, creating flyers, etc. We have had several fosters over the last decade and this is the first time I’ve ever used PawBoost. It's also the first time I’ve been able to reunite a found dog with its family, despite it not having any tags or microchip. Her family had been searching for almost 4 weeks and saw my post!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this pup's alert. And thank you to these Good Samaritans for ensuring she got home safely to her family.
"We were celebrating on the porch when Bandit got out. None of us realized he was gone until we went back in several minutes later. Thinking he couldn’t have gotten far, we immediately began looking for him on foot and in cars. We searched for hours, then figured someone took him in and would call the number on his collar in the morning.
When that didn’t happen, we searched all day, made posters, posted on PawBoost and other places, called the police and talked to everyone we saw. I wasn’t feeling very confident he could survive through the 29° night with all the sleet, but I couldn’t tell my 4 visiting granddaughters that. We prayed he would be found and decided not to give up hope.
The second night we started to feel hopeless. We were torn between believing all the encouragers who said God gave animals survival instincts, and facing the reality of the effects of below freezing temps on such a tiny body. The girls were starting to melt down and none of us slept well the second night.
Several people told us to post on PawBoost, and when I saw the success rate, I immediately posted an alert. The next morning, someone 2 miles away saw the post about a Shih-Tzu named Bandit. This sweet neighbor was confused because she also had a Shih-Tzu named Bandit! She accounted for her own dog, and then an hour later, her husband spotted a dog in their woods who looked like the Bandit in the post. They called us.
Despite my caution that it might not be Bandit, it was impossible for the girls to hide their excitement. I was still stuck on the 2 wet 29° nights he would have had to survive. Even if it was Bandit, there was no telling what kind of shape he would be in. As we pulled into the subdivision, they called again to say the dog was heading deeper into the woods and we better hurry. I rolled down all the windows and told the girls to start hollering for Bandit! Boy, did they! And as we turned in, out of the woods came Bandit, running toward us! He was dry and happy and seemed fine, except for being hungry and thirsty!
PawBoost's helpful service of blasting alerts to vets, shelters, Instagram and Facebook is so much more effective than I could ever have done on my own. But the BEST part is... IT WORKED! Thank you to everyone who recommended PawBoost, and thank you, PawBoost for a most helpful service and successful outcome!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Bandit's alert. He's now home safe and warm.
"Kitty has been an indoor cat for 19 years. Sometimes she will slip past us when we open the front door to smell the grass. We catch her right away. This time, my mom was loading something in the car and Kitty got out. She didn't notice. I got home three hours later and after an hour, I noticed she was missing. Every hour I would walk around my complex calling for her. I walked a total of 8 miles around my complex that day and 3 more the day after. I didn't sleep at all that night. The next day I made flyers and posted them around the complex. I walked around a few times and would go outside every hour or so and call for her.
The last time I went outside, it was around 7 or 8 pm. Looked to my left and I didn't see anything and then looked to my right. I saw a cat at a distance and I had a feeling it was her. I called out to her and she didn't respond. I ran to her calling her and there was no response. I got scared thinking that maybe it wasn't her until I got close enough to know that it was. She looked at me, looking lost and in shock. I picked her up and just sobbed uncontrollably with her in my arms. I know that she's old and I know she doesn't have a lot of time left in the world. If she were to pass at any time, I would want it to be at home with us - not in the street, alone and cold. That night we noticed that she had absolutely no hearing. We thought she was ignoring us or just deep in sleep when she would rest.
Everyone at PawBoost was so nice and shared my post and was genuinely concerned."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Kitty's alert. She is now safe and home with her family.
"Shadow just appeared on our driveway! My sister and I were taking the trash outside and heard a constant meowing sound. We located the source and found the most beautiful cat with these big golden eyes. We built up trust by giving him some much needed chicken and lots of affection. He followed us to our doorstep and we somehow managed to get him in a crate filled with towels and blankets. We housed him for three nights while we searched for the owner.
PawBoost was extremely helpful! Not only did posting on the site send an alert to an animal rescue group, it also created a Facebook post which was shared by hundreds of people! The lovely people from Team Ruby found the original lost alert by the owner, and we contacted the owners from there!
It took us roughly 72 hours to find the owners! The owners had been searching for over two months. We could not have found the owners as fast as we did without PawBoost! There was little need to print out flyers or knock on doors. The posting to Facebook was a major help."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Shadow's alert. And a big thanks to these sisters who cared for him and helped find his owners. Shadow is finally home.
"Chance was in our yard in the early afternoon, and when my husband went out to check on him, he was gone! We think he wandered down the driveway to visit the neighbor and someone down the road was shooting a gun. Chance has been very scared of bangs and popping noises since the Fourth of July. So he bolted in the wrong direction, away from home!
I signed him up with PawBoost after seeing someone's recommendation on Facebook. I was able to print up the flyer and put them up all over town as well as in mailboxes. The Facebook post was shared over and over; there were over 12,000 views! I had many people tell me they had seen my post and ask about him.
A man was riding his dirt bike on a logging road 10 miles away and saw Chance. When he got home, he realized he had seen him online, and he commented on my post with his phone number. We were able to drive up there and find Chance! I'm so thankful this perfect stranger took the time to let us know he'd seen our dog."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Chance's alert. A big thanks to the man who spotted him and notified his family. He is home safe and sound.
"I was moving into a new home and I had put Meow Meow in my car. When I arrived at the new house, I opened the car door and she had gotten out of her cat carrier. She bolted out of the car and ran across the street and jumped over a privacy fence. It was 9:00 pm so I could barely see into people’s backyards. And with her being black, she simply disappeared into the night.
I searched on and off for her over a two day period and then decided to search for a local lost pet site. That’s how I found PawBoost. Within six hours I had several responses from helpful people telling me to softly call out for her at about 2:00 am and that she would not be far! I did this - and I’m happy to say that it worked! Thank you to PawBoost and the amazing people that helped me! It's such a helpful community of animal lovers that want to help you reunite with your pets!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared her alert and sent helpful messages of support. Meow Meow is safely home now.
"Ironically I was in an area I'm not usually in. I saw two huskies running in the street! I was afraid they were going to be hit, considering it was a busy street. I hopped out of the car in the middle of the street. People were kind enough to slow down. Everyone realized what I was trying to do. I followed them into a canal they were jumping in and out of. One of them ran up to me crying. I knew they were scared and lost. Catching them wasn't easy!
Two people stopped to help me and my girlfriend. Unfortunately it was tough and we lost them. My partner and I continued to search for them and we ended up spotting them by luck. We followed them and I opened my car door. They were both comfortable enough to jump on my lap and into the car.
I've used PawBoost in the past. So initially it was my first option to get a picture and post it on the site. As soon as I posted, I was eager to find the owner. Within a couple of minutes I was contacted and given the owner's information! The journey was a bit hectic but the reunion was WORTH IT!
PawBoost connects you to all the right people! The animal lovers and owners help out in a great way! As someone who works with animals, I really appreciate and am grateful for a site like this!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared these sweet huskies' alert. A big thank you to these Good Samaritans for the efforts they made to catch them and find their owners.
"Frida found a way to dig herself out. We left town, came back and she was gone. It had been 3 days and her food was untouched. We started posting everywhere and PawBoost was the easiest and fastest way to set up an alert.
PawBoost was new to us but it was simply easy to gather up all the information and create an alert. After posting, I started getting notifications from people asking for details and helping us find Frida. It’s definitely the best way to communicate with pet lovers and people that really care. They are the best!!! Frida came back home on the 4th day and we are nothing but thankful for the PawBoost community!
It was so helpful, so easy, and so comforting to see a whole community reach out to help in such a tough moment when you lose a furry family member! You want any help you can get, and PawBoost is definitely there for you. You also get to know other families that have a pet and are able to help out by being more alert in your neighborhood."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Frida's alert and to the whole community who offered their support. Frida is happy to be home.
"Teddy went out on a Monday morning as he does every day. It was very foggy that day and he didn’t come back when we got home from work in the evening as he usually does. He sometimes stays out overnight too, so we weren’t too concerned to start with. After two days we knew something wasn’t right, as he isn’t usually out that long when it is so cold. We then shared posts on local Facebook groups and went walking around the local area with torches, calling his name. We did this for the first seven days, covering everywhere we could think of. We then had to just wait and hope he would come home.
Two weeks and two days after he went missing, I received a call from a lady who had found our Teddy under a car at her work which is a mile away, across a river and up the motorway! She kindly fed him, he warmed up to her, and she kept him safe so he wouldn’t run off until we got there. He was very pleased to be home and he is very lucky to have no injuries and he hasn’t lost any weight! So we don’t know where he was the whole time!
The lady who found our Teddy found the PawBoost alert for him, allowing for us to be reunited quickly."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Teddy's alert. A big thank you to Cheryl, who kept Teddy safe and reunited him with his family.
"I’m a Lyft driver and was dropping off a passenger just after midnight. As I was coming to a stop, a dog ran around to the side of the car where my passenger was exiting and immediately wanted to come inside. I opened my door to come around and help him, but before I even got a leg out, the dog ran around to my side of the car and started jumping up on me! She had no collar or ID. I knew this little guy was terrified of the fireworks and had gotten out. I secured her in my car and drove around the neighborhood but didn’t see anyone looking for a dog. I couldn’t afford to take too much time off right then to resolve the issue, so I drove to a 7/11, got some dog food, then brought the dog back to my apartment. I went back out to drive for another 4 hours.
I brought more provisions home at the end of my shift and put up notices on social media including PawBoost. It was a wild experience. I’ve never had a dog in my adult life and my rabbit was terrified. I also lost about an hour of work getting her safe. She was old and slow to trust, but I’m really glad I did it. I’m particularly proud that I managed to give her a bath.
I went to a vet and had her scanned, but she wasn’t microchipped. I went to 6 different places to print a flyer. With the dog & the flyers, I drove back to the street where I had found her. I managed to get her out on the leash I'd bought and was about to start knocking on doors when my phone rang; it was the daughter of the owner! Turns out the owner was a 99-year-old woman who was very sad and worried, convinced her dog was lost. Her daughter took to the Internet to search and found the PawBoost alert! She was just down the street from where I parked. I met her there, they welcomed me inside, and everyone was elated to see the dog back home safe. Turns out the dog’s name is Lady and she was clearly so happy to be home, walking in like she owned the place. It was so rewarding to see everyone so relieved and happy.
I see a lot of stray animals on the streets being a Lyft driver, so I am sure I’ll be using PawBoost again. I can tell other people with missing pets where I spotted their animals."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Lady's alert. And thanks to this kind Lyft driver for all her efforts in getting Lady home safely.
"Leo was outside when fireworks went off around 6pm. A great family (Chris, Marla and Mikee) found him running scared down the road. They were able to catch up with him. Chris got out of the truck and Leo was coming right at him. But Leo was friendly and Chris opened the back door of the truck and he jumped in.
They took him to the vet to get checked and he was ok, just exhausted. They took him home and took care of him. Later they saw the alert on PawBoost and emailed but I missed it. They emailed again the next day and I was able to respond to them. We lived close by and we met up. We are forever grateful to them."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Leo's alert. A special thank you to the kind family who took care of Leo and reunited him.
"This sweet fluffy baby con artist cutie is a true Houdini. Tetra escaped by pulling back the baffling around an in-window air-conditioning unit. He squeezed his furry butt out because he wanted to play with all the neighborhood kitties. He went missing on his second day in daycare. Yes - he escaped during pet sitting. It was horrible. He was in a foreign location and his main human was unavailable.
A neighbor saw one of our many posts, PawBoost alerts, signs and flyers. Then called us. Tetra had been intermittently visiting a garden to get a pinch of cat nip here and there. PawBoost works; It gets the message out. I was very surprised by the amount of support in my neighborhood. There is basically a network of cat owners in my vast neighborhood, who loosely watch over all the cats outside. There are so many. PawBoost is a unifying tool they use. It is how people got my information to inform me of Tetra's sightings. You need to get the message out to as many people as possible. So if they see your baby on the streets, they have a way of contacting you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to this network of pet lovers who shared Tetra's alert. He's home after three months!
"I was waiting for my food to be brought to me at McDonald’s. I thought at first that the dog belonged to somebody in the restaurant, but upon further inspection, the restaurant was empty and the poor little guy just wanted something to eat. He was a little skittish at first due to everyone trying to approach him, so I sat with him with a chicken nugget for about an hour. He finally trusted me enough to come get it, then after that he followed me and jumped right into my car.
There was no way I would have been able to do it without PawBoost. The people that are involved in this community are such amazing, helpful, caring human beings that all have the common goal of making sure dogs, cats and all other animals are found and get home safe. Without PawBoost, finding the owner of a lost pet would seem like an impossible feat, considering how many people are in the city. It’s comforting to know there’s a place to turn to and people you can lean on.
The owner had put the notification alert on PawBoost. I found the little pup the next day, but was unable to get onto Facebook until a week later. Once I put the alert that I found Leemo (the doggie) up, it only took around an hour to find a match. It was actually brought to my attention by another very vigilant member. Like I said before, it is an amazing community.
The people that I had interactions with and the other success stories I have read, it seems like it’s the best resource if you own any pets or even just found a pet. Things happen and animals don’t always know how to find their way home/ What better way to have the human element brought in to where everybody’s working together to help one another and get their animals home safe."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Leemo's alert. Thanks to this Good Samaritan and to everyone who helped Leemo get back home.
"Our cockatiel Chicken flew through our airlocked doors in a freak lapse of judgement, just before dusk. It rained torrentially all night and dropped to 40 degrees. A person spotted him in a tree at an apartment complex near our house. We made visual/audio contact but he flew off again. The temperature dropped 25 degrees to a low of 16 overnight and we got 3 inches of snow. We desperately searched neighborhoods nearby, called apartment complexes and blanketed social media. One morning, we went and drove around the two places he was last seen. At that point we figured his story was over.
Right after our afternoon dinner, I got a message on Facebook that a gray parrot was 3 miles east of where we live in a park. Two former wildlife workers stumbled upon him and worked for 2 hours to try capturing him in below-freezing temperatures. He flew away again into the neighborhood nearby. We went searching for him - and he was weak and resting in the middle of the street. He stepped up into my husband's arms.
I posted on PawBoost and Facebook. The people who messaged me and shared updates on Chicken were not in my regular social circles. God worked through so many people. It was a miracle. He is not completely out of the woods yet - but would never have had a fighting chance if it weren't for all of you. Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Chicken's alert. Thanks to everyone who helped find and rescue him.
"We noticed Slinky missing at bedtime. After a quick search of the house, alarm bells began to ring. Never being an outdoor escapee, I knew something was very wrong. Slinky was nowhere to be found. I began to replay the events of the day, and realized that there was one particular event which could have led to his escape. My 3 small children had the door open while retrieving some things from the front porch. I immediately began searching the neighborhood, but did not find our sweet kitty.
After handing out door-to-door fliers at over 100 homes, daily checking of shelters, and nightly searches, finding Slinky was beginning to look like it would never happen. We did not have any confirmed sightings and the weather turned cold and snowy. My heart was breaking, but then I received a phone call.
While loading my groceries in the car, I received a call from an unknown number. The caller asked if I was missing a cat, then advised that, 'Slinky is eating in my back yard right now. He has been coming here for about a week.' I had heard this so many times before, each time disappointed to find that the black cat was not my Slinky. I put the address in my GPS. 7 minutes away. 7 minutes of begging for us to bring him home. I was greeted by the homeowner, then led to a back area.
Immediately rounding the corner, I saw him, cuddled in the lap of the woman who brought him in. I tried desperately to not scare him by scooping him up. I evaluated every trait, every hair on his body. Crying, I said, 'I think it’s him.' I struggled to believe he was found. Only a mile away, there were still hundreds of homes that he would have had to trek through to find the ONE home that got him back to us. A trip to the vet confirmed this was Slinky, and although he had some injuries and weight loss, it was our boy.
I called the following day to ask how they found my number. It was PawBoost. Neighborhood cat lovers, they feed whoever comes to their yard. When a cat born on their property hadn’t been seen in a few days, she went to PawBoost to make a lost pet alert. There she saw Slinky’s post, and they saw the resemblance between the photos and the black kitty who had been seeking food in their yard for the past week. Of all of the tools used to locate Slinky, we only needed 2 to bring him home: a kind person and PawBoost. After 47 days of searching, PawBoost brought us back together."
Spread the good news! Slinky is home after 47 days! Thanks to everyone who shared his alert. And a special thank you to this Good Samaritan who fed Slinky and made this happy reunion possible.
"I found this pet outside on my driveway one night. I went to take out the trash and the poor little guy was yelling for some attention! I couldn't find him at first; it was so dark and he blended right in! He was skittish at first but once he saw we were calm and not a threat, he came right up to us and demanded some pets!
He tried to come in our house right from the start, so it wasn't too difficult to grab him. Once he saw we wanted to put him in a large cage he resisted a little, but I swaddled him in a towel and put him safely in the cage.
PawBoost made it very easy to get important information out to so many people! We found a posting on another website that was two months old. The description was so close, we had to try to contact them. I contacted them through the website but didn't get a response. I contacted the website directly and they were able to give me the owner's phone number. One phone call later and a few texts to confirm, we realized we truly found his owner!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this cat's alert. And thank you to this Good Samaritan for taking him in and finding his owners.
"Luna accidentally got off leash on the UNCW campus and got scared and bolted! She was wearing her bright red Mrs. Claws' outfit which helped her stay warm through the cold night and also easier to find!
The UNCW Campus Police came out in force and joined us on foot and in cars for hours on end, through the night and into the morning. We could not have found her without their help! They knew to alert us when she was spotted and not approach because she was skittish of strangers. One of them spotted her and called us and we rushed over across campus. Luna ran into our arms! This was minutes before it started to pour rain! It was truly a Christmas Miracle!
We got a call from someone who saw the PawBoost alert and the Facebook post saying they spotted her near campus, which further helped us know she hadn’t traveled far since bolting. Luna was a smart girl who seemingly retraced her steps to where the car was parked and also where she got off leash."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone for sharing Luna's alert! Special gratitude to the UNCW Campus Police for their help in tracking her down and finding her!
"Cranberry is an indoor/outdoor cat who never stays out more than 24 hours. Except for one Tuesday, when he did not come home at night or the next morning. This was the day of the snowstorm and I was super worried. I couldn't even look for him in the snow. The first thing I thought was that someone took him in their home. He's very friendly and would definitely go with someone.
Luckily, Cranberry has a chip and the shelter was able to get my info. The person who found him had kept him four nights. I will not let him out again without a collar with his HomeAgain chip tag. I also saw that I can get a personalized collar with my name and phone number right on it. I am also researching GPS tracking for cats.
When I found PawBoost, I was so much more hopeful that I would get him back after reading about a cat that had been gone for 78 days and came home in good health. It gave me hope also since my message would be spread to many animal lovers."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Cranberry's alert. And a big thank you to the Good Samaritan who kept Cranberry safe until he could be reunited. Never lose hope!
"I was walking through the neighborhood and noticed that there was a little dog in a driveway. She was very friendly and came right over to me when I kneeled down and called for her. She let me pick her up and seemed happy when I did. I carried her to every door on the block, knocking in hopes it would be the home she had gotten loose from. After a couple hours of searching that afternoon, I began posting pictures and details about the dog and where I found her to every social media feed I could find.
The next morning I went back and posted signs on every light post and mailbox in the area. That same evening I received a call from a couple who believed I’d found their dog. I was very careful to make sure they identified unique markings and details about the dog, and they also had photos I was able to match. Quickly I was able to be sure they were indeed the owners of the dog I’d found.
Without my even mentioning it, they knew that she had walked with a slight limp in her right hind leg, and that along with their photos made me certain they were the correct owners. They provided me an address and I brought the pup to them right away. There was no doubt at the reunion she was theirs! The pup (Chiquita) was just as excited to see her owners as they were her!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chiquita's alert. And thank you to this Good Samaritan who made sure she got home safely!