Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"One Saturday, I knew it was going to be a beautiful day so I took my kids to LeBauer Park where it has a dog park as well as a children's playground. I guess a lot of people had the same idea because it was really busy. When I was almost at the dog park a bunch of kids were skateboarding by, and it really scared Rajah, so she slipped out of her collar and leash and started running away.
She wouldn't listen to my commands because she was very scared. I tried to chase after her for a little bit but she was too fast for me. Plus, I had my six year old daughter and my two 10 year olds with me that couldn't keep up. Right away I put her picture up on PawBoost. Throughout the night and the very next day I was getting messages sent to me where people said they had spotted Rajah.
I kept getting clues and kept looking for her. People were calling me every time they saw her. The very next morning, I woke up early and started to look where some people said they had seen her but wouldn't approach them. After searching for her for about three hours in that area I was able to spot her.
She was still very scared, but I got her in my car and we cried together. I was so happy to see her again and see that she was okay. After bringing her home, we gave her a bath and the kids were so excited to see her. Without PawBoost I definitely know I wouldn't have been able to find my Rajah. About a year ago, I lost my poodle, Baby, and I found PawBoost and put her picture up right away. In three days, we were able to locate my dog and bring her back to my house.
I definitely would recommend PawBoost to anyone that is missing a pet. It's a wonderful feeling to know how many people care for other people's lost pets, because to us they're not just animals, they are part of our family. All in all we are so grateful, and words can't express how happy we are that PawBoost was able to help us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rajah's alert. Rajah is now home safe and sound with her family :)
"Duchess went missing one Tuesday at 1:30 pm. The security camera picked her up running from the back fence where she escaped through a small opening to the front of the house. Then, she headed out of the neighborhood at a high rate of speed!
When we discovered she was missing it had already been over 3 hours. We searched until it got dark. The next morning, rain hampered my search efforts, as everyone else had to go back to work. I also posted to PawBoost that morning. On the third day, we enlisted the help of a well known pet detective in Florida named Jamie Katz.
We spread out in a 5 mile radius of the home with 60 laminated signs, and put them in spots specified by Jamie on a map, allowing no one to enter or exit the subdivision without seeing a sign. It is the signs that reunited us with Duchess on the 6th day. After 3 hours of searching an area from a tip the night before, we received a call from our new angel, Sasha.
She said she thought the dog she was following was Duchess, and and asked us to come quick. We made it there in less then 5 minutes, and she had Duchess cornered under a small table outside an entryway to a house. I saw her and cried her name and she ran right to me. Amazing feeling!
We really had lost hope, except my Wife, Sharon, who kept saying to believe. So many things went wrong to allow her to escape, but we are grateful at this second chance. Duchess was found a mere 5 streets over, although because it's quite wooded it probably is more like 1/4 of a mile.
PawBoost was also a help, as the Marion County Animal Services looks at your site, and prints out all missing animals from the area, and posts them on a board. There were also a lot of positive comments, and tips for searching. The picture is my daughter Valerie, the owner of Duchess, literally 2 minutes after we found her."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Duchess's alert. Duchess was a little thirsty and needed a bath, but otherwise unharmed :)
"Right now, we are in the middle of moving out of the Bay Area. Yesterday, my father was working in the garage packing and he left the garage open. He totally forgot to shut it and went to sit down for half an hour and left it unattended. After awhile he shut the garage door so we think Micky tried coming back and the door was shut.
After looking for him for 3-4 hours, driving around and calling places, I was so upset I sat in my car crying for awhile. But then, something told me to not give up and to go online and start posting about Mick. I was afraid friends and family would think it was some kind of April Fool's trick so I started searching and made him a flyer.
During my internet search PawBoost popped up. I signed up and made the basic alert. I finally fell asleep around 3:00 am. The next morning at 6:30 am my phone rang. I jumped out of bed to answer the phone and all of the sudden I heard a sweet, kind voice say, 'hi, I found your dog.'
I asked her how she found my info and she said she saw my PawBoost alert. One of the greatest feelings ever came over me. She told me she saw him walking down the street and recognized him right away from his alert and picked him up.
I will make sure to tell everyone I know about PawBoost, that includes telling vets and shelters. I am really so grateful for you guys. Thank you so much. My heart is so filled with love and light for your work."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Micky's alert. A special thank you to Micky's finder for bringing him to safety and reuniting him with his family :)
"One Monday at approximately noon, I received a frantic phone call from my mother stating Sandy was missing. She continued by telling me that the alarm went off inside the house and Sandy ran out terrified by the loud noise. My mother went in the house to disarm the alarm and when she came out to get Sandy back inside, she was gone!
My mother called out for her multiple times and usually just by calling her name she comes back. This time was different and my mother noticed right away. She drove around a couple of blocks calling out for her. My mother is disabled and Sandy is her ESA. My siblings and I all live 4 hours away, receiving this phone call from her was horrible.
Both of my parents don’t know how to work any social media outlets, so I started reaching out to local Facebook groups and downloaded PawBoost to get a bigger outreach. Luckily, PawBoost has the option to download a flyer. After downloading the flyer and printing a few copies, my mother was able to post flyers at their local convenience stores and public, high traffic areas.
Last night, my parents got a great surprise when a neighbor down the street found Sandy covered in dirt and ticks. My father has always been the 'Macho Man' in the house, but seeing him break down and shed tears of joy after finding her made us all realize that Sandy is like a child to them.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped bring her back! All of the people who do not knowing us personally, shared our cry for help and got us Sandy back home! Last but not least, PawBoost, thank you for this incredible app! On behalf of the Noriega Family, we thank you for helping us bring back our beloved Sandy!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sandy's alert. She is home safe and sound where she belongs :)
"I let Paisley out into our backyard to potty while I was the only parent at home attempting to get my 4 kids ready for bed. Our yard is not fenced in and backs up to woods. Paisley usually explores a little in the woods, but always comes right back within 10-15 minutes. This night, she did not come back. I started to worry after about 20 minutes and was in full panic after 1/2 an hour.
I called for her for several hours, but with 4 kids, 5 years old and under in bed, I couldn’t leave to search for her. Around 3 AM I posted on PawBoost. I shared on my page and asked my friends and several local lost pet Facebook pages to share her PawBoost alert.
A family in the subdivision behind ours found her and took such good care of her and posted on their Facebook page. Within 6 hours someone connected them to Paisley’s PawBoost alert and they contacted me to let me know that she was safe and where we could pick her up.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. I was anxiety ridden trying to figure out how I could begin to search for her and before I could even print the posters, we had our girl back. Such an incredible tool. Thank you so much for reuniting us with our baby girl."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Paisley's alert. Thank you so much to this sweet family for caring for Paisley and getting her home safely :)
"One Thursday both dogs, Nikko and Bella, pushed through the front gate since the rain had softened the foundation. They went on an adventure together. They have ALWAYS been inseparable so when they were both missing we were fairly confident they stayed together. It was our hope that if they were found safely they would be kept together.
There was a post on Facebook - a screenshot of a PawBoost post. It was like wildfire. People who had been praying with us and following us and being on the lookout for our dogs immediately started texting, calling, Facebook messaging, and tagging me on everything!! I was able to get in touch with the people who were watching our dogs. We exchanged contact information and connected the same day to pick up Nikko and Bella.
I would recommend PawBoost because it reaches a wide spectrum of people across a massive area. The people who are on it genuinely wanted to help us be reunited with our dogs. The site was filled with people who were encouraging, positive, and hopeful, which was important during such an emotional time."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Nikko and Bella's alert. A special thank you to the kind people who found them and cared for them :)
"Milo went missing one Friday. He is an indoor/outdoor cat and doesn't usually wander off too far. I'm not sure if he was picked up or just lost his way. He also has the love of our small neighborhood so the neighbors also realized he wasn't around. I posted him missing around my neighborhood and on PawBoost.
My cousin is a group member of Austin Lost and Found Pets and saw someone posted a picture of Milo as found. She tagged me in the post and I quickly direct messaged the person of the post. We met the next morning at AAC to have his chip scanned, (even though I knew it was him) she wanted to make sure I was his owner, which is understandable and safe.
PawBoost was a great factor in finding him due to the post being shared and having posters. My Facebook family was a great lookout as well. We are so filled with joy that he was cared for and safely returned. I strongly recommend PawBoost to all pet owners. It's a great start to finding pets with all social media followers."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Milo's alert. Milo is home safe and tired in the arms of his mama :)
"Panda slipped out between my legs one Sunday night, when I came back in from walking the dog. He's never gone far and always comes back within 20 minutes. Well that night he never came back. Those were 2 of the longest days and nights searching, calling for Panda and putting up flyers.
Apparently, Panda jumped onto an apartment porch in the neighborhood, and the man opened the porch door. Panda, went into the bedroom, hopped into his bed and went to sleep. The man had seen my missing posters and emailed me this morning. He also called apartment management to help me.
He had left his porch door open so I could get Panda while he was at work. Panda was under his blankets on his bed, fast asleep. When he heard my voice he started purring and moving. When I lifted the blankets back there was his little face. I just hugged him and kissed him and bursted into tears. He just kept purring.
I wrapped him in the maintenance manager's sweater and they brought us home. Panda immediately nuzzled Peanut, my little doxie, and Styrling, the kitten. He wanted pets, water, food, more pets, litter box, and then jumped up on my lap and went to sleep.
He was filthy, covered in what smells like car oil/grease, lost weight and his breakaway collar was gone. His white tummy fur is all gray and matted. My thoughts are that he got stuck somewhere in someone's garage and got spooked. So he stayed there until hunger and wanting his mom drove him out.
PawBoost helped me with a list of what to do, who to contact, creating my missing posters and getting the word out there! I can't give a big enough thank you to EVERYONE for their prayers, encouragement and kind words in the comments! I'm crying tears of happiness just writing this! My little family is whole again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Panda's alert. This picture is of him laying on the recliner with his mom after he was wiped down with a warm, wet towel :)
"I brought Edie out on a leash and harness on my front step, thinking we would just calmly sit there and take in the fresh air for a couple of minutes. Instead, she freaked out almost immediately and within seconds she slipped right out of her snug harness. She originally ran under a vehicle and I tried to coax her out for about 20 minutes.
When she finally started coming out from under the car, as soon as I got near she bolted away and crossed the street toward a car dealership. There were so many hiding spots I couldn’t find her. Friends and family immediately came to my aid and we searched the neighborhood to no avail.
We tried a number of strategies to find Edie: searching during the day as well as the night, putting up posters, posting to social media and services like PawBoost, and setting out humane traps, a blanket, and her litter box.
On the second night while we searched with a flashlight, we saw Edie hiding in the car lot. When we tried to get close, though, she bolted away like lightening and was out of sight in a matter of seconds. We decided to back off and instead got another humane trap first thing the next morning and put it in the hiding spot we had found her in. After another long day there was still no sign of Edie.
I went out to check the traps around the time she usually gets her dinner, and there she was in the trap we had set in her hiding spot! I carefully brought her home in the trap and as soon as she was back in the apartment she was rubbing all over me and her beloved big brother cat, Smaug.
It felt like we were covering as many bases as possible with PawBoost spreading the word, which made the harrowing experience feel a little more under control. Second, PawBoost sent an email that had a number of tips for finding lost cats, and I put many of them to use when searching for Edie."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Edie's alert. Here's a photo of Edie (the one on the left) cuddling up with her big brother Smaug after they were reunited :)
"Olive went missing right before Thanksgiving 2017. The kids remember seeing her running down the hallway playing and then we didn't see her again. The next day we knew something was wrong and put up posters, contacted the shelter, animal hospitals, and PawBoost. We searched the neighborhoods and asked people in our area if they had seen her. This went on for about a month before we realized all we could do was wait and hope.
Fast forward to March 2019, I get a call from Henderson Animal Shelter, which is about 45 minutes and approximately 30 miles from our house, that Olive had been found. How she ended up in Henderson is a mystery, but we know that an older couple that stays in Las Vegas for the Winter months had been feeding her.
They were moving back to their home for the summer and did not want to leave her to fend for herself so they took her to the shelter. She was scanned and her microchip number came up with our information. I got off work and immediately picked up my daughter early from school and my husband.
My husband knew that Olive had been found but we kept it a secret from my daughter. When we got to the shelter I secretly explained the situation that I wanted to surprise my daughter. We were led to the back cat room and we watched as our daughter was led to Olive's cage.
There was a lot of crying/meowing happiness and the best surprise for our daughter. Once we got home Olive popped out of her carrier and started rubbing against everything. Our dogs ran up to her wagging their tails and she rubbed all over them too. It was a very happy reunion with the whole family.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone that is looking for their pet. The amount of support from people on the lookout for her was amazing. Knowing that PawBoost was still actively working helped to keep the hope alive that we might be reunited with Olive and we were!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Olive's alert. A big thank you to all the people that fed her or housed her during her time away :)
"Levi slipped out the door when my husband left for work around 1:00 AM. He didn't notice him underfoot and my daughter and I were both asleep. He was missing for at least 8 hours before I even realized he was gone.
Armed with a printed flyer from PawBoost, I found the courage to knock on my neighbor's door to ask her permission to crawl under her porch. I'd read through blog posts on your site suggesting that, given his personality, he wasn't far from home. Indeed, he was curled up, terrified, as deeply under her porch steps as he could wedge himself. Literally 50 yards from my bedroom window.
I felt you guys were in my corner. Moral support means a lot when your soul is crippled with fear and you're out of your mind with worry and you haven't slept for days. The flyers were useful for my door to door search.
PawBoost streamlined and expedited the process of getting the word out and the social media/email encouragement helped me to maintain a thread of sanity when I very much felt my world unraveling."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Levi's alert. He's hungry, thirsty, a little worse for wear, and he's very tired.. but he's home :)
"Willow went missing from my home when the front door was accidentally left ajar and she made a run for it. Willow is a stray that I took in, so she hasn't been chipped yet and her collar was off. I noticed she was gone within a minute and went to search for her night and day without success.
Then someone told me about PawBoost. I immediately posted her and I got some replies from users giving encouragement and advice. PawBoost would also send emails with tips, advice and encouragement. This was so helpful because I was in despair and quickly losing hope.
A neighbor brought her into her home and was taking really good care of her while trying to figure out who she belonged to. I'm glad I didn't give up, as per advice from PawBoost and its users I printed the flyers provided. I saw my neighbor coming out of her apartment from far away while I was going door to door posting flyers.
I just saw Willow's tail end so I wasn't even sure if it was her but I ran as fast as I could to catch up with her and there she was walking up to me with her asking, 'is she yours?' All I could say was, 'Oh my God, thank you! Thank you God!'
PawBoost allowed me to print out flyers, and its users and staff provided hope and encouragement at a time when my hope was almost gone. That is what brought my sweet Willow home. If I had given up, Willow would not be back home with her loving family.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to friends and family. They make the process so simple and fast. It was so helpful to have both an electronic and a printable flyer handy. And most importantly, the kindness and advice of the users and staff. Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Willow's alert. Thank you to the neighbor who found her and kept her safe while trying to find her mommy :)
"Churchill went missing when we were having our carpets cleaned which required the front door to be open. The commotion must have scared Churchill and despite our watching the door and trying to keep him locked up, he slipped out.
Churchill has been a totally indoor cat, so we were worried he wouldn't know how to get home, he could get hurt out there, or someone could even pick him up and keep him. PawBoost helped get the word out to the community that Churchill was ours, and to be on the lookout.
After two weeks of posting flyers, searching the neighborhoods every day, checking the animal shelters and hospitals, and putting out a humane trap to catch him, we had no leads. I started to lose hope and looked for other ways to find him, and that's how I found PawBoost.
We had almost given up on ever seeing Churchill again and PawBoost not only helped us get the word out, it gave us hope to keep trying! I was so touched by the caring responses from the Rescue Squad members. They encouraged us, shared his post, and gave great suggestions on how to entice him back to our area and catch him.
I was very impressed by the alerts, how easy it was to create a great lost pet flyer for him, and seeing other pets being reunited kept us going. He came back very thin, with scrapes and a limp, but overall he's doing great and we're so overjoyed! Thank you to PawBoost and everyone that helped. It warms my heart to know that there's a service like this and people out there who genuinely care.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend PawBoost to others. It helps in so many ways, and I didn't even realize how much support from others would mean to me, so that was an added and pleasant surprise. Now I want to pay it forward by helping others, keeping an eye out for lost and found pets, and telling everyone not to give up hope, because we're another success story."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Churchill's alert. His family is so happy and grateful to have him home :)
"The kids in the neighborhood came to my house with this lost dog thinking it was mine, because I have 5 chihuahuas and one of them looks like this dog. I kept him in my home and listed him on all the lost and found dogs sites in Iowa and called several shelters. It was hard because he didn't have a tag nor was he microchipped.
One of the shelters saw him on PawBoost and gave the owners my information. It took 3 days for the owners to be reunited. They were very happy because he was lost during the last cold days of winter and I kept home warm, safe and very well fed.
It was funny because I promised him I would find his owners and he looked like he understood and didn't mind staying with us. He had a nice weekend vacation with us. I loved the smiles and happy tears from the owners when they were reunited. That made me happy in my heart plus they don't live too far and promised to bring him over for play dates and free dog sitting when they go on vacation.
It was a community effort of pet lovers that helped reunite Sherlock with his owners. I would truly, truly recommend your site to all my friends. I am so happy to do this because, I would want the same done for my dogs. It was very cold outside and we had several coyote sightings in my neighborhood.
Sherlock is getting a dog tag from me as a gift for being so lovable with his name, the owner's address, their phone number and my number in case he gets lost again. I would do it again and again. Thank you so so much for your service."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sherlock's alert. A special thank you to this Good Samaritan for bringing him in from the cold and looking after him :)
"Leo wandered off via the back garden which was open to allow the dog to do her business. He usually does not wander for long at all, maybe a couple of hours every few weeks.
I received a text message from a person nearby, having seen the flyers on the lamp posts, that a cat fitting the description was coming into their garden via the driveway between 6:30-7:00pm nightly (the person had food out for the stray cats). A shopkeeper who stayed next to the location had seen him the same evening, on a wall, and had taken a photo.
We spoke to the person who initially reported it, and she gave us further info, we checked the garden and nearby - nothing. Just at the time she said, I was watching when I saw Leo wander from the street into her garden and dashed over. Sure enough, there he was enjoying the cat biscuits - he immediately bolted behind a shed, but, was calling back to me, then he disappeared.
My son went to the garden behind, to which the cat ran back my way. He was still hesitant, and it took a good few minutes to get close (with his normal biscuits in hand), then I managed to grab him and bring him home. We scanned the microchip for confirmation that it was out darling Leo.
I would recommend PawBoost and all other similar companies - the difference in PawBoost was the frequent checks to see if he was still missing and having the option to boost the post."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Leo's alert. Leo is home safe with his family :)
"Chase and my dad were outside one morning playing in the park. Apparently, my dad let Chase off his leash so that he could play with all the other dogs. Unfortunately, one of the dogs chased Chase away from the park. He was so scared that he ran all the way out of the park and up the block.
He was too fast for my dad to catch up to him. This has happened once before, and he found his way home, so Dad told us to check around the house for him, but Chase never came home. We searched the whole neighborhood for him, asking anyone on the streets for help to see if they had found him.
A few people told us the general direction he went in. We followed Chase’s footsteps until we got back to our house. He still wasn’t there. People suggested that we go online to search for Chase because someone might’ve taken him home. We turned to PawBoost for help. A few seconds after we reported Chase missing someone called us.
She told us that she knew someone who had just found a missing dog that fit the description we posted. She gave us her address and we were able to bring our little buddy home! I would definitely recommend PawBoost to others because it was so fast! It took a few minutes for people to start calling!
If we had known about PawBoost before we searched the neighborhood for hours, I would’ve immediately reported him missing! We got him back because of this site and because of the kindness of our community. Thank you so much for all of your help PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chase's alert. Chase returned home safe and sound thanks to everyone who helped :)
"We let Manta outside to the backyard like we do numerous times a day since she potties outside and also loves to play in the yard with our Boston terrier, Angel. Angel started barking like crazy so we checked the backyard to see what was going on. We found the back fence door flung open by the strong winds, Angel looking up at us crying and whining, and Manta was no where in sight.
We drove and ran around our whole neighborhood looking for her but we didn’t see her at all. My mom stopped a police officer and told him about our missing dog and we also called local vets and the humane society to give them the heads up. I headed home and googled lost dogs and came across PawBoost and thought, 'what do I have to lose? Maybe someone will see this and help find her.'
We needed to get her home ASAP because time was running out until her next dose of medication. She was born deaf and developed epilepsy a few years ago. After about an hour, I got a message saying someone found her and took her to the humane society and also got a call from the man who found her!
He let me know that she was just fine and super friendly and that the police took her to the humane society. He was able to contact me because he found the post about Manta on PawBoost. The man who found her and PawBoost basically saved her life and we’re forever grateful. We couldn’t be more thankful!
I would totally recommend PawBoost to anyone who’s looking for their lost pet! If it wasn’t for PawBoost, the man who found Manta wouldn’t have been able to contact me. She was only missing for a few hours and we were in the process of making flyers after we looked around for almost 4 hours. While I was making the flyers, I got the call she was found."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Manta's alert. Luckily Manta was only missing for a few hours, but she is home safe and sound now. Manta is the pup in the bottom left of this happy reunion photo :)
"He was actually in our front yard one morning. My son saw him and called him over and he just came right over so no capture was necessary. He was extremely sweet and loving and just happy to be with some people. While we searched for his family, he spent most of the day curled up next to me on the couch while I worked.
After walking him around the neighborhood and asking neighbors if they knew who he belonged to didn’t work, we took him to see if he had a chip. He did have one but it was unregistered so we didn’t get any help there and that’s when I turned to social media including PawBoost.
Through PawBoost and the Facebook post they created someone recognized him. They sent me his picture from the MDAS site where he had been prior to his adoption and then through the PawBoost network of concerned and helpful members we were able to track down the information of the new owners. His family picked him up, so happy ending!
This experience was very positive. It was nice to see that there’s a community of people that were willing to help. I also like how easy it was to use and how great the post looked, which helps grab people’s attention. I would definitely use it again and recommend it as well. Thanks to PawBoost and everyone who helped get Blanco home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Blanco's alert. Blanco is now home safe and sound with his forever family :)
"I discovered this cat when I was home over my lunch hour. She was meowing and was hiding in a wood pile behind my shed. I could tell she was distressed so I went inside, and not having any pets of my own, I resorted to opening a can of tuna and used it to lure her out.
She was a little skittish, but she let me pet her while she was eating. She was hungry! I then fetched a blanket and encouraged her to come to me while placing the blanket close to the ground. She eventually came and began to purr heavily when I wrapped her up. I knew then, this cat had to be someone's pet.
My neighbors run a cat boarding house and they were generous to loan me a crate/carrier and food. It was a mild day, so I made a shelter with warm blankets inside the carrier, placed the carrier inside the shed, and left food and water while I returned to work.
I then started posting photos I took online and found PawBoost through a Facebook search. Another person also shared the link to PawBoost where the ad for a missing cat matched the description I had posted.
A few clicks later and I was able to obtain her phone number through PawBoost. After a conversation with the owner, we determined the cat was indeed hers and went missing exactly 1 month ago to the day.
She survived the cold snap, a March snow storm, and rainy/windy nights. All before her first birthday. Truly Amazing! We also found out through my Facebook posts that someone else was feeding Mavis for a few weeks prior to me finding her, at a distance further from her home. There are many caring people in our community.
By early evening, Mavis was reunited with her family and will be sleeping somewhere warm and cozy finally. My children were so excited to help Mavis find her home, it was a happy ending indeed. Thank you for creating such a wonderful website to help lost pets find their way home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mavis's alert. Mavis is now home safe and sound with her family :)
"We got home and as soon as we got out of the car here comes this big pug all out of breath looking happy to see us. We didn’t have to capture her, she came right to us as if she knew us! At first we thought it was our neighbor's because they have a good sized pug but this one was female and theirs is male.
One person said they had seen her by herself the day before as well and wasn’t sure whose she was. So we kept calling for her to follow and she followed us right to our door. She came right inside and made herself at home - happy for some water, a treat and cuddles in a blanket on the couch. We let her stay the night until we could take her to the vet in the morning and see if she was chipped.
I really wanted to make sure she got back to her home so I started typing in San Antonio lost and found pets and clicked on the first link which was PawBoost. I added her picture and description and within a minute I was contacted by a family who had lost their pug Sophie in August of 2018.
I looked at the pug on the couch and called her by the name Sophie and she immediately raised her head, ears perked up and the second time I called her name she came to me. The family immediately rushed over to see if it really was their Sophie, also informing she was chipped and would have her checked to make sure.
As soon as the family-filled car arrived, 3 children and the parents all got out and knew right away that was their Sophie. Watching Sophie you could tell she was reunited with her rightful owners and could not stop wagging her tail. It was a very happy, tears of joy filled, reunion.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost because I have never seen a family get reunited in a matter of minutes like this before after almost 8 months of separation and all it took was one post on PawBoost to be reunited."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sophie's alert. Reunited after 8 long months :)
"Smokey went missing on the evening that he was being transported from TN to MD. We had just adopted Smokey and his brother Cole. Smokey was being transferred from the transporter to our car when he broke loose and ran off into the night. I didn’t learn this until afterwards, but it is always recommended to use a slip leash when picking up your dog for the first time - a leash attached to a collar or harness may not be as secure. A mistake I will not be repeating!
Due to the high traffic in the area that we lost Smokey, we hired a pet tracker, Carmen Brothers (she’s awesome, btw!). She helped us set up traps to catch Smokey, which is how we ended up catching him. Smokey is pretty skittish and seemed to run away from anyone who came into contact with him.
PawBoost was awesome in that we used the fliers that were generated from my initial reporting and people seemed to be aware to be on the lookout for Smokey. I was contacted several times and that was how we determined the best place to set up traps! What a godsend!!
PawBoost is the easiest and fastest way to get the word out about your missing pet! It really freed me to actually be out there searching for him and setting up traps! I would definitely recommend this service to anyone and everyone!"
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"Malachi got outside without us knowing when we let the dogs out to use the restroom. We have a fenced in yard but when we woke up and I couldn't find him I knew something was wrong, but he is a hider so I tried not to panic. After an hour of frantically searching my house we knew that the only possible explanation was that he had gotten outside when the dogs went out around 2am.
We searched everywhere for Malachi. We went over our backyard several times every day/night and left out food, blankets, and anything with his scent on it. We searched the entire neighborhood every single night with flashlights, drove every street in the area searching, printed fliers, knocked on neighbor's doors and posted on every single site we could find.
We set out food and live traps, but we caught every other stray in the world but not our precious boy. We finally called and left a message with a search and rescue team on the sixth night because we were desperate and worried sick.
Then at about 5am on what would have been the seventh day our other cat started crying in his catio and running through the house and the dogs were begging to go out. So my boyfriend got up to let them out and check to see what was going on and there he was just standing outside his catio. He was much thinner but perfectly okay! It was a miracle! Somehow he found his way home.
PawBoost provided me with help and peace of mind during a very scary and stressful time. They posted for me which led to an outpouring of love, support, and well wishes from the community, which was very encouraging. I would definitely recommend it but I hope that I never have to use it again unless it is to reunite a lost pet because those were the longest, scariest, most emotionally exhausting 6 days ever!"
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"Reese's went missing just after moving into our new home. The saddest part was that, I had literally JUST gotten her back in my possession after a long divorce and of course, having to acquire a home for her also.
Within a week, she had gotten out the front door while I was at work. This was just around Thanksgiving 2018, which made the holidays much more difficult. I made fliers, put them in mailboxes, went to the shelters and found myself resigned to the idea that; I KNEW she was safe.
Fast forward to the beginning of March 2019, I was hesitant to respond to this person texting me so late that they had my Reese's, but I did. The pictures flew in and this awesome family reunited me with Reese's.
They had JUST lost their fur baby! The man who found PawBoost to post his lost fury family member, took the time to look back from when they came across Reese’s! Sure enough, he found my post on PawBoost and reached out immediately knowing the ache his family was currently experiencing over their lost family member.
Needless to say, this family is the exact representation of what PawBoost is meant to be! They may not have known about the website when they initially came across my Reese’s; however, they were kind enough to contact me immediately and return her!!
Regardless, when I wasn’t making progress hitting the pavement, having the emails with easy to follow links as well as continued messages coming in asking if she had yet been found; put me at ease enough to hold out hope!!!
After having her every day of my life for the last 10 plus years; needless to say being reunited was both a relief and blessing. I hope this family has the same kind of awesome story at the end of it all."
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"Ollie is an indoor kitty and slipped out through the garage door one Sunday night. We searched for him and put flyers on 120 doors, took a flyer to our local vet, informed the shelter and made a big red poster for the front of our neighborhood. My sweet neighbor immediately posted on Nextdoor, as I was not a member, but I signed up right there and then and had some great responses.
By day two, we were beside ourselves when I came across PawBoost and quickly signed up. Everybody was so kind and responsive and the PawBoost site was incredibly easy to navigate, especially during such a stressful time.
One morning my neighbor called and said they had just seen a white cat run between our neighbor's house. We searched but couldn't find him. Whilst we were optimistic that it was Ollie, I didn't want to believe it until we were home.
I dreaded calling my daughter who is at college. I knew the news would devastate and panic her. But I felt it was time to call her, and also I had a strong feeling that if he was hiding, he would come out when he heard her voice.
When my daughter arrived at our home, we anxiously waited for it to get dark and quiet before going out to call for him. We left our house, zig zagged through our two neighboring houses, got to the third house and thought we heard a very faint meow.
We walked into the backyard of the fourth house and we heard another meow and Madi started crying. With a very shaky voice, trying to hold back sobs, she kept calling his name and saying 'come to me' and the next minute he scampered down the back deck stairs straight into her arms.
Madi carried Ollie like a baby back to our house and we had the best reunion with tears, laughter, snuggles, love and a bowl of food. Thank you to PawBoost and all the lovely animal lovers on your site. You turned this awful experience into a faith in humanity experience."
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"One Tuesday, my husband let Archie out into the back yard to use the restroom and stretch his legs before he left for work. I went to bring him back inside about 30 minutes later and noticed he was gone. The back gate had been open and his collar was left behind as well. I drove up and down the streets in a desperate attempt to find him.
He was not outside for long so he couldn't have gotten far if he had escaped but it's not in his nature to runaway or try to escape. That same night, after searching all day I posted him on many Facebook lost and found groups as well as PawBoost. My grandmother used PawBoost when her dog went missing and recommended it to me.
I got a text message from a lady saying she thought she had Archie followed by 2 pictures. The second I saw the pictures I knew it was Archie. My husband called her and after answering a few questions about Archie (rightly so for her to ask, you never know these days) we made arrangements to pick him up.
As soon as we saw him he was jumping all over us and it was a great reunion. She mentioned she saw our posting on PawBoost and said when she called him Archie he perked right up. We are so very thankful for her. I would 100% recommend PawBoost to family, friends, and anyone who is missing their beloved pets."
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"Cheddar got out of the house before, but this time he was gone for far too long. I tried staying up late and left food outside but other critters were eating it, which probably ran him off. I used PawBoost and other media means to blast his information and come to find out a coworker lives where he was last seen him. He tried to catch Cheddar but he ran away.
Then, I was contacted by someone just up the street from the coworker who texted me a picture of Cheddar sitting on his back porch meowing. His neighbor was feeding him but Cheddar wouldn’t go to her.
So, later that night we returned to the last known location and I did my cat calls for Cheddar. I heard a meow and saw him walking slowly through the tall weeds and grass through the fence up to me and I couldn't believe my eyes and ears.
My kids were too excited and I feared their glee may scare him off so I had to make sure I held Cheddar in his correct position and place him in the cat carrier. He was scared of it at first still purring as loud as I’ve ever heard him purr, but he realized he was happily on his way home.
Every little bit helps to spread the word out there. With today's digital world, PawBoost reached out to more people than the old ways of just printing papers and posting them. Thanks again for the help."
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"Dexter went missing one Saturday when he and his canine companion, Chance, slipped out of the front door. Together they ran into the woods and out of sight. Later that night, Chance was back, but Dexter was still missing.
The next day, we found PawBoost and after filling out the missing dog form it was automatically posted to my local PawBoost Facebook page. Dexter's lost flyer was shared dozens of times within hours. Along with the help of PawBoost, and other friends and residents posting and re-posting, the family who found Dex was able to get into contact with me.
I feel certain without the help of PawBoost and the good people in my area helping out, finding Dex would have been a lot more difficult and who knows how long it would have taken. I would highly recommend this site for anybody with a similar issue. If it helped me it could help you. Many thanks to the PawBoost Rescue Squad and to all the people who took the time to help."
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"Woody is an indoor/outdoor rabbit and comes and goes as he pleases. He was outside during the day of a storm and he was hiding under the deck and wouldn't come inside. When it got late and the wind was really picking up, my son and I went to try again; however, he was no longer under the deck. We noticed that the gate had been hit by a branch, slightly opening the gate enough to where he could have ran out.
We went out front and into our neighbors' yards searching for him. After a long while, we reluctantly gave up our search and went inside hoping he was hiding somewhere safe. The next day, we could not find him anywhere and that's when we started placing food out for him in strategic places around the yard.
Several days passed and no luck. There was no sign of him anywhere and we were fearful for the inevitable and just hoped that maybe someone realized he is clearly a domesticated rabbit and would at least give him a safe home.
I had been searching online when I came across PawBoost and decided to give it a try. I provided all of the information required and instantly the alert went out and within 15 minutes, people started commenting with their support and advice.
A day later, I received a text from someone nearby who found a similar looking rabbit, but unfortunately it wasn't Woody. Not even a few hours later, I received another text message from someone claiming they had seen Woody running around their pasture. So my son and I hopped in the car and met at their house to start searching.
Within a couple minutes, someone yelled out that they had found him munching on some fallen apples. He ran right up to my son and was more than ready to come home and go inside! I would absolutely recommend anyone who has lost their pet to contact PawBoost. Without the help and support from their community, I can only hope that Woody would have someday found his way back home."
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"Confuzious is an indoor/outdoor cat, he always goes outside in the early morning and comes in around noon-2pm. One Monday, I let him out at 6:30am and apparently someone a block away called animal control to come pick him up as a stray. We have lived here for 4 years and he’s never been 'arrested,' so I was very shocked to find out someone called animal control. He’s a friendly and harmless cat.
PawBoost absolutely helped. The animal shelter told me that they routinely look at alerts from your local page several times a day to see if they have any of the missing pets in their shelter. About 15 minutes after I posted my message with your service, I received a call from the shelter about my cat. They recognized his picture and description from the post.
I would and have recommended your service to everyone that asked me how I found Confuzious. Without it, I wouldn’t have gone to the animal shelter for another day and he would have been 4 days without his medication or food."
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"The night Gordo went missing it was super windy out! Somebody didn’t shut the door all of the way and the wind blew it wide open. We were in the back of the house so we didn’t notice for about ten minutes. ALL FIVE of our dogs were out! They all came back except my Gordo!
On the third day of relentlessly searching for our boy we were dedicated to finding him! We even took off work for two days to 100% focus on canvassing the area with flyers. Finally on the evening of the third day, a lady called that she had seen him on her porch early in the morning, hiding under her plants.
She had to get to work so she brought him a blanket and some water. Her boyfriend came home a few hours later and he was still there sleeping, but when he came back out later Gordo was gone. She stopped and bought dog food on her way home from work and he ended up coming back to her house around 3.
A little while later, she found my PawBoost alert on the Las Vegas PawBoost Facebook page and called me! But he wasn’t there when we got there. She helped us walk her neighborhood calling for him and people kept telling us we had just missed him.
We couldn’t find him anywhere. We looked for about an hour and a half and ended up going home. When we got in the driveway I told my fiancé lets go back for ten more minutes. So we went back to one of the houses where a guy said he had seen him earlier. We asked if he had come back by, but he hadn't.
We were stopped there for a few minutes looking for a pen to write down our phone number for the guy when I looked up and he was coming down a driveway across the street! We started calling him and he RAN SO FAST to us and we all started crying.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend PawBoost to a friend! You were directly involved in finding my precious Gordo! Thank you!"
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"Brandi Rose was on a family walk, visiting with a neighbor attached to a harness and leash, when a motorcycle started next door. She ripped from my husband's held leash and bolted down the road so fast that we could not catch up. Several neighbors tried to grab her, but not being familiar, she kept running.
We just rescued her (day 2) taking her in from a family that was at the point of sending her to a shelter due to mitigating circumstances. They took good care of her from 8 weeks old. She is not used to walking outside on a leash and is skittish, noticing garbage cans and so many other new discoveries.
We live adjacent to a conservation area and it appears she spent the night in a safe, hidden place. My husband went out early one Sunday morning, calling her name and whistling. She came out into the clearing and we were overwhelmed with emotion and reunited!
PawBoost helped by quickly getting the word out. Through this awareness, we received many words of encouragement and inquiries about helping. As we all know, the first 48 hours are key and we had a reassurance that we would find her again due to PawBoost's very quick action by promoting awareness that she was lost.
We would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend! What a great service! We had some comfort knowing that thousands of people had been notified and might be looking for her. Thank you!"
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"Zeus went missing one Monday when someone accidentally left the gate open and he escaped. Zeus was 'in heat' and we knew that he would go somewhere a bit far. Since Zeus is a pit bull and on the bigger side we thought that he might’ve ended up hurt by someone, picked up by animal control, or worse.
Zeus has a very intimidating size and look but he is the friendliest and sweetest dog ever, but he wouldn’t hurt a fly. My uncle didn’t have time to put up flyers around his area because of work so I decided to look up pet amber alerts and PawBoost was the first thing I saw.
The thing that got everything in motion was that PawBoost shared the flyer on Facebook. Later that day, my uncle was getting calls about a pit in their yard or walking around. Then, we saw this couple on Nextdoor saying this pit just ran into their garage and decided to take him in until his owners came forth.
Then, someone in the comments saw the flyer for Zeus on Facebook and shared it with them. To keep a long story short the family that had Zeus saw the flyer that PawBoost put up and that’s how we reunited with him.
Even though I wasn’t there my uncle sent me a video of him and Zeus’ sister Diamond reuniting and it’s beautiful. PawBoost was the biggest help. We began to lose hope because it'd been a week since he’d been home but then I found you guys.
I would 1000% recommended this to a friend because it’s reliable and it helps. I’ve already recommended it to all my friends and family members that have dogs. Thank you so much!"
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"I brought both of the dogs outside to go to the bathroom around midnight. Our one dog we must keep on the leash because he will run, but Caly always stays with you so she was not on the leash. A bunch of deer ran through our back yard and my other dog bolted after them, ripping the leash from my hand. Caly took off after them. My other dog came back, but Caly did not.
A volunteer from K911 dog rescue received an email after I posted to PawBoost that Caly was missing. She helped me mobilize social media. She made a flyer from pictures I sent, and posted to other area lost pet groups and websites. The Lehigh Valley Humane Society received an email with the flyer and called me to say they had her.
Caly was nowhere near my neighborhood where we were going to post flyers and do some more searching. She walked over 10 miles away and was picked up by the Humane Society!!! Incredible. I would recommend PawBoost because so many people were alerted about Caly missing."
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"My wife and I left Mysty with someone while we took our son to the hospital. We were confident in leaving her with them because we've done it a few times. Apparently she got out of the fenced yard.
She was missing and alone for 3 days. I did everything I could think of, including call shelters, and even looking for her myself, to no avail. We felt so defeated when we came home to an empty house.
I looked for different methods to find her. I had never heard of PawBoost before, but I read what it was about, and figured I'd give it a shot. But I didn't tell my wife, as to not get her hopes up. I kept getting updates about people responding to the post, and then someone posted a picture of her.
Then, I got a call and they told me exactly where she was. Mysty was in shock, limping, and hungry, but otherwise was fine. She came running to me. My wife was amazed at how quickly PawBoost worked, after I told her about the post.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost. We were able to find Mysty before we were even able to post/pass out lost dog fliers. Thank you to PawBoost, and all of its subscribers."
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"I always take Boo out to the front and the neighboring houses which have dogs as well. He likes to sniff around and leave his mark. When I let him out he waits for me to take him out (we live in the back house of a triplex). He would always wait at the second house and the end of the driveway would be the absolute furthest.
One day, I opened the door and we went out, but then I remembered I left his potty bags. I went back in to grab his bags and as I started walking out to the front I noticed he was no where to be found in his usual spots.
I gathered the family and we started canvassing the neighborhood. I went online and posted to your website, while my wife ran to generate a flyer and plaster them around the neighborhood. I got a phone call 4 hours later that someone had found him!
PawBoost is there as peace of mind for the owner during a time of need, of help, of hopelessness. We as dog lovers need PawBoost, a great platform to post our lost pets. It's reassuring to know that we can reach people through social media, on top of doing everything else that we can do.
The people who responded to the alert were offering their prayers, support, suggestions and solutions. It was awesome! Thank you for everything!"
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"Crystal was staying for a few days with a dog trainer in Baldwin and when she was in their fenced area she scooted under the fence and bounded for the stream. By the time the trainer noticed, he was unable to catch up with her.
As soon as I heard the news my son and I hopped in the car and headed for Baldwin. We searched all day and into the night for her without a trace or clue. The kennel owners made a flyer and posted it on social media.
I learned of PawBoost when I searched on Facebook for lost pets. Once I posted the alert, people started coming to the kennel to offer their help and support and others shared the post. Hundreds and hundreds of people were looking for Crystal or getting the word out.
On day two, I had 500 flyers made and spent the day canvasing neighborhoods around the kennel but no one had seen her. Several times, I handed a flyer to someone who said, 'I saw this on Facebook, we are praying for you and Crystal.'
By the end of day 3, I was beginning to think I would never see her again. Then, at 4:00 pm my phone rang. A man’s voice asked me if I was the person looking for the Pomeranian, because she’s behind the tennis courts at Baldwin High School.
Karen, a woman that I met on the first day to help me look for Crystal, was there with me when the call came. I ran as fast as I could. I heard the man’s voice from behind the brush. He said she’s under there and I saw an orange ball of fur.
When I called her name she turned to face me and I knew it was my baby girl. It was one of the happiest days of my life. When I got close to the car where Karen was waiting and she saw Crystal in my arms, she started crying tears of joy for us.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend, because not only did I get my Crystal back but I got to experience the tremendous outpouring of love and support from so many. I will never forget the people I met through PawBoost."
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