Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Charlie got out of the house through my portable air conditioner vent. My dogs must have pulled out the tubing wanting to go outside. And once it was pulled out, the hole was large enough for Charlie to get out. When I got home I realized right away he was missing but I was on crutches and it was getting dark. I had torn my ACL the previous week so I still was struggling.
I was at the grocery store when I received a call from animal control about someone seeing an iguana in their front yard but it ran away. Someone at animal control mentioned a missing iguana seen on PawBoost! Since they know I own iguanas they called me right away. So that got me looking in the right direction and I handed out more PawBoost flyers. Then my neighbor was looking two roads down. She sends me a text telling me that someone found and caught Charlie!
She gave me the address so I went over to that house immediately. The sweet neighbor was feeding him strawberries and put him in a dog carrier. Charlie was so happy to see me and was even more happier when he got home and saw his best friend Rubes, my red iguana. PawBoost can reach more people than I ever could and people share posts and animals are reunited with their families!"
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"Franklin and I were on the way to his socialization classes. I had stopped to clean up after him and instead of cleaning up the mess from the front seat, I decided to go open the back door. Franklin pushed past me and I was too slow to grab the leash. He ran down the road a bit and then when a Good Samaritan stopped to try to catch him he crossed the road and ran through a farm and out to the corn field. I ran there as fast as I could and was able to track his foot prints to the edge of the corn field.
We searched the corn fields and the woods behind the cornfield for about 4 hours and recruited my friends to drive around to all the neighbors in a 2 mile radius. I posted him missing on all the Facebook pages I could think of and reported him missing to animal control in 3 counties, reported him lost to the microchip company, plus called all the local vets and rescues. We made flyers and handed them to every house within 2 – 4 miles and put up large posters at the nearby intersections.
We put out his blanket, food and water at the last place we saw tracks plus a trail camera was set up there as well. We set up a second food and water station near an outbuilding at the farm and placed a trail camera to watch that spot. We searched the woods all day until dark the first and second nights. On the third day, we checked the cameras again and walked the area in the morning and at night and expanded our flyer area.
On the fourth morning, the farmer to the northeast of where Franklin ran into the cornfield called me to say his dog had been barking at something and that something was Franklin. I drove there ASAP and did not find him at first, but I circled the edge of the soybean field and found him!
He ran at first, but the second time I found him he let me approach him and loop him. He was injured as the harness had become looped around his front leg. I immediately took him to the emergency vet for treatment. His circulation had been cut off for some time to that leg so at this time we are hoping for a full recovery."
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"My nephew found Coco on the side of a busy road beside a large field while he was bicycling with a friend just after midnight. Since Coco had no identification on his collar my nephew decided to call the police who put him in contact with Le Berger Blanc, our local animal services.
He was told someone would pick up the dog in 45 minutes. Meanwhile, Coco was shivering and appeared hungry so my nephew reached out asking for dog food and a blanket. This is how I got involved. When the animal shelter operator called at 1:30am stating she was not sure how much longer we’d have to wait I decided to bring Coco home. We agreed I’d bring him to the shelter the following day.
I was hoping the shelter would read the microchip, contact the owner and I would be the one reuniting Coco. Unfortunately I was obliged to leave Coco at the shelter. Feeling uneasy with the thought of having left this tiny, adorable, well mannered, freshly groomed pet at a shelter I googled « lost dog Laval » in search of anyone who may have posted about this adorable dog.
I posted him on every site I searched, PawBoost being one of them. Within a few hours I received messages via PawBoost from the owner and his friend. The owner’s friend from California is the one who spotted the post. We’re from Laval, Quebec! In addition, Coco‘s microchip contact information was never updated therefore the owner would never have been contacted from the animal shelter.
Coco has been released from the shelter and is in the hands of his owner thanks to PawBoost! Happy ending for all!"
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"Max is a recent rescue, unapproachable and very skittish. We discovered a screen in our sunroom had been pushed out and Max was gone. I knew social media could be of help. I contacted animal control, the local police and started posting on Facebook. PawBoost came up on my search and I gladly followed the instructions posted to list Max missing.
I later received a Facebook message from a local woman named Angela. She had seen the notice about Max and told me she had seen his picture on Nextdoor, a site I don't follow. Angela provided me with the address. Max was indeed in that neighborhood. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get close enough to capture him and it became too dark to continue.
We received a call the following morning. Max had somehow gotten into a fenced in yard on a canal and was playing with their dog, two miles away from his original sighting. Trying to elude capture, he tried to go around the end of the fence and fell off the wall and into the canal.
Incredibly, the tide was low and Max was trapped on a small swath of mud, apparently not able to swim. We fished him out and climbed a ladder provided by the property owner. Max is home now with no access to screened windows. We have made an appointment with a trainer to teach Max how to come, sit, and stay.
Thanks again for helping me get the word out."
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"We live in the Santa Cruz Mountains on 5 acres of wooded property. A series of dry, lightening strikes started numerous fires which resulted in destruction or damage to over 700 structures. My husband and I were in Washington state when the fires started. My son and grandson were caring for our 3 dogs and chickens.
At the outset of the wildfires, 1,000 acres an hour were burning. My family decided to evacuate our pets to Santa Cruz in the city limits. We have had Oliver for nine years. Oliver is a rescue dog and has never learned to trust anyone other than family members. He escaped during the evacuation transfer and wandered for 10 days a few miles from where he escaped.
PawBoost posted Oliver’s missing notice on their Santa Cruz, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets Facebook page. A family spotted Oliver in their backyard and sent me a text with photos. We drove to their neighborhood and called for him and within an hour he came to the sound of my voice. Thank you for helping to reunite with our dog."
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"I found this pet in the bushes around my apartment while taking a walk with my husband. It was around 9pm and right away I noticed it had no collar. My husband recounted seeing a lost cat poster so I was wondering if it was the cat (it wasn’t). I told my husband to get cat food from our apartment while I tried to befriend it.
For about 10 minutes I started meowing at the cat and it began to meow back. My husband came back with a bowl of dry food. I shook the bowl and the cat heard it and came closer. It finally came out of the bushes and into sight. Eventually I threw some food out of the bowl toward the cat so she could smell it better.
Then I began to reach out my hand to see if she was interested in being pet. I touched my finger to her nose, and she reciprocated by rubbing her face in my hand. I pet her head for a bit then moved away so she could eat the food. At that point I saw a car coming towards the gate and knowing that it would make a huge noise, I made the last minute decision to pick up the cat.
I scooped her up in my arms and held her there so she couldn’t move. Then I walked her back to my apartment and put her in my bathroom. It was about 11:00pm when I finally got home. I got a call 4 days after I found the cat. She said she was at a local shelter looking for her cat. They told her they didn’t have her cat, but they saw an ad that looked exactly like her cat. That’s how she got my number.
She sent me some pictures and descriptions of her cat. It all made sense, especially the fact that she was walking distance from my apartment. I gave her my address and she came by and got her cat a couple hours later! If it weren’t for the local shelter knowing about PawBoost, I don’t know if she would have found her cat. I posted found cat ads on Facebook groups and Nextdoor, but PawBoost had the most reach!"
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"We were driving home and my daughter spotted the dog on a fairly busy road. We stopped and when my daughter got out of the car she barked and backed away. My daughter is quite good with animals, babies and toddlers so she began to work her magic. She came back to the car and grabbed our stash of dog treats we keep in reserve for our dog.
She returned to the dog, kneeled on the ground and asked her if she wanted a treat. The dog came bounding over to her, licking her face and rolling over on the ground happy to be loved on. We then couldn't get her to follow us so I went back to the car and grabbed our leash. My daughter decided to walk her home to our house so we didn't upset her more by trying to get her into our car.
We immediately turned to social media. I posted on my personal page and our neighbors page. My husband posted on Nextdoor and I searched for a page on Facebook dedicated to lost dogs, cats, pets in our area. That is where I was introduced to PawBoost and we added a found alert.
The next morning I finally called animal control because I'm pretty allergic to dogs and needed to get her to a safe place that didn't highly impact my health. And then I received an email from PawBoost with a comment from the owner. I called her right away and got Lola back home with family in just a few minutes.
The owner said they looked all night for her and just turned to PawBoost that morning to report her missing and found our post instead. This was an easy and successful reunion thanks to PawBoost."
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"My daughter and I were walking the neighborhood one evening and came upon this cat. He was lying on the top of a car. We are animal lovers and just started talking to him. He was super friendly and came right to us. We noticed his nose was missing hair and had wounds and scars on it. He appeared skinny and dirty but was so friendly we knew he belonged to someone.
He followed us for a while and we let him but ultimately we left him there. My daughter was torn up about it, she’s 7 and has a huge heart. She cried off and on all night worried about him. So I promised we’d go back the next day and bring him food and water if he’s still there. I told her we could take him with us and see if he’s microchipped and get him home because he must belong to someone.
The next day we found him on the same street lying under a car for shade. He came right to us; we fed him and pet him. A neighbor was outside so I asked if he knew of this cat or if the cat belonged to someone. He said no and told me there are a lot of strays in the neighborhood. We wrapped the cat in a towel and took him home. We have a large fenced in yard with a covered porch area and he stayed back there.
We fed him and made him a vet appointment and started reaching out on social media for help. My friend suggested PawBoost so I made a post and I took him to get scanned for a microchip; he did not have one. So my plan was to find him a home. Then one night I received a text from someone saying she saw him on PawBoost and he’s her elderly cat and she lives on the street we found him.
I asked her some questions and verified he was her cat and brought him home the next afternoon. PawBoost definitely helped spread the word and because of it his owner was able to find him."
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"Sissy ran out of the open gate in the backyard while her mom was mowing. It was kind of bitter sweet. Her dad had just got to come home the previous day from the hospital after beating COVID-19 and minor surgery. Our family was so thankful over that, then the news came that Sissy ran out the back gate. My brother caught Jayden, Sissy's sister. They are from the same litter. The whole family was heartbroken.
She returned home after 5 days on her mom's birthday. My brother, Sissy's dad, was awakened by Petey, Sissy's feline brother, meowing and scratching at the front door. Petey was pawing at something looking out of the cat door. When my brother opened the door in ran Sissy baby girl. Now to get to the front door she would have had to jump from the steps over the gate on the front porch, a feat in itself.
So many people were looking and praying because of the post by PawBoost on Facebook and The Good Lord leading her back home. PawBoost alerts are something I always share to try and help babies get back to their human families. I don't think there is enough Kleenex in the vicinity for this family. Thank you for this service."
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"I was walking along a bayou when I noticed a dog running toward me. I was afraid at first until he approached me and licked me all over! I commanded him to sit and he did immediately, so I knew he must have an owner out there looking for him. I searched the neighborhood looking for his owner, but could not find anyone. I opened the door to my car and he immediately jumped in.
I took him to my parents’ neighbor’s house 40 minutes away from where I found the puppy, thinking he was lost for good. So I re-homed him (temporarily, as it turned out to be). I saw an alert from PawBoost that said there was a missing dog that just so happened to look like the one I took in. I then shared the pictures I had taken to the PawBoost website and immediately got responses.
I contacted the owner who was then able to pick up her puppy shortly after I talked to her. What an awesome success story. PawBoost helped me pair a lost puppy back with its owner just through social media. Thank you guys for all you do!!"
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"Tipper went missing one Wednesday. When I checked my video cameras, I couldn’t tell where she went. Last I saw her was by my car and I didn’t see her exit from any angle. I saw where I left in the car and I had a feeling that she may have gotten in my car fender wheel or something. I just did not see her leave the yard nor did I see anyone come in the yard and grab her, so that was my assumption. I assume she got out of her hiding spot from the car somewhere along the way.
I made the decision to make a post on Nextdoor and PawBoost. During this time, my post on PawBoost was being shared and I had lots of nice people respond with their well wishes of finding her. I had recently debated about taking the post down from PawBoost because I had almost given up hope that I would find her. Then, I received a text from an unrecognized number stating that maybe someone had found my cat. Indeed someone had!
PawBoost got a post of a found cat that looked like mine and promptly sent me an email. I immediately responded that yes that looked just like my cat. They called me right away and 20 minutes later, I had my Tipper back! Thank you to those people and to PawBoost for responding so quickly and reuniting me with my kitty!
If it weren’t for PawBoost, I don’t think I would have ever found my cat. I didn’t even have a chance to check the lost page before PawBoost contacted me. They were quick to send the found ad to see if it was a match. So thankful my baby is back home and I am forever grateful to PawBoost for making that happen!"
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"One night I went for a drive and saw a dog in the street. I followed her to make sure she didn’t run away and she was checking me out as much as I was checking her out. She eventually sat down and then I swooped her into my car. She was so scared and didn’t want to eat or drink when I took her home.
I checked online and saw that some people posted photos of her on neighborhood Facebook pages. Usually someone comes forward and says they recognize the dog, but no one did. The next morning I went to the vet to check for a microchip. Nothing. I drove back to the area where I found her. Nothing.
I found the lady who posted about her on a local Facebook group. She recognized the dog right away and thought I was her owner. We talked about trying to find her owner and next steps. I emailed vets with photos, called the humane society and made an appointment for a check up. In the meantime, I posted on a few online lost pet boards.
When I got to my appointment, they thought I was there to surrender her. She was shaking and afraid. I held her and told them I just wanted to report her as found. I chose to foster her at home. I went back to the street where I found her and talked to a few more people and texted friends. Nothing.
I went back home and checked my email. There were new messages through PawBoost. One from someone asking me to call them. Just before I called I read an article from PawBoost warning to be careful of the lost pet scam. Just in case, I asked the person to text me a photo of them with her. I was pretty sure it was the same puppy.
They live about 20 miles away and I couldn’t imagine what the poor puppy went through. When we met the family was in tears and hugged the puppy. She was wagging her tail and licking their faces. The chances of reuniting Illen would have been nearly impossible if I hadn’t posted on PawBoost. Thank you for the advice and providing flyers and information to help in Illen’s reunification."
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"Gwen the rabbit was hanging out in the grass in front of my house when I went out to walk my dog. She didn't look scared or surprised to see a dog or people and just kept chilling in the shade all sploot like a corgi. I thought she must belong to somebody! And on closer inspection it was clear she was too large and chunky to be wild.
I wasn't sure what to do at first but I set about my go to move and searched through YouTube to learn how to catch a loose domestic rabbit. It seems crazy but it was really helpful! I got a large box and filled it with lettuce and carrots to attract her but it wasn't until I put a bowl of water out that she really became interested. Once she crawled in halfway, I used another strip of cardboard to sort of scoot her little butt in, flip the box and secure her.
Some neighbors recommend that I post on Facebook and Nextdoor and between the two the story made enough noise that eventually her dad saw the posting and contacted me. He lived just across the street! Apparently some work was being done to their home and the workers accidentally let Gwen escape. I had no idea any of our neighbors had a rabbit or I would have checked there first. Dogs and cats you see on walks and in windows throughout the day so you're aware who goes with who, but with rabbits they're a surprise!
PawBoost was really helpful because it connected me with people in the area who advised me about shelters to call, and people with rabbit experience who could help if I needed it. The whole thing took a couple of days because I couldn't just run over to a vet or knock on doors like I would have at any other time because we're in the middle of a pandemic. PawBoost made me feel less alone and let me know that other people were rooting for us."
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"Ollie and my other dog, Buddy, went under my chain link fencing that surrounds my yard. They have done this before but have never gone far or left my quiet neighborhood. This time I immediately hopped into my car and drove around the neighborhood, but they were nowhere to be found.
The neighbors and I looked for several hours and then finally about 4 hours after they disappeared Buddy showed up covered in mud, but little Ollie wasn’t with him. With the help of PawBoost and my Facebook community the person who found little Ollie got my phone number from PawBoost and was able to let me know they had my sweet boy.
I would recommend PawBoost to friends, family, and just anyone who has lost their precious pet, because I really thought I was never going to see Ollie again. With the help from PawBoost I was reunited with my sweet boy by the next morning and I am so thankful he wasn’t hurt or injured and was cared for by a lovely couple overnight. Thanks PawBoost!!"
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"Charlie and his sister are indoor cats who desperately want to be outdoor cats, and they tend to dart out if the door is open for even a second. My husband and I know this and are therefore diligent in making sure no cats escape. We had a guest at our house, though, who is less accustomed to their behavior, and I presume she inadvertently let Charlie out.
As soon as I got home from work and noticed he was missing (likely about 4-5 hours after he got out), I tore the house apart looking for him and started searching the neighborhood. After approximately two hours of not finding him anywhere, I posted on social media and every sort of lost pet website I could find. I didn't sleep at all that night and pretty much sat vigil on the porch the entire following morning.
One of my neighbors sent me a message via Facebook and said he thought Charlie might be on his porch. I ran over immediately, and sure enough, Charlie was cowering in the corner. He was super scared and hissed at me at first, which is totally unusual, but as soon as I picked him up, he snuggled in. On our walk home we had a long talk about how he's an indoor cat.
He apparently got into some sort of scuffle, as his back leg is injured with puncture wounds, but after a visit to the urgent care vet, he is on the mend. He's exhausted and likely still coping with some residual stress, but he's getting better by the day, and I am so, so grateful."
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"My boyfriend and I found a dog hiding in the back of a field next to our house one morning. She was super sweet and friendly and I could tell that she had an owner with other dogs. I have a Goldendoodle and this Rottweiler/Chihuahua mix just wanted to play and be by our side!
We took the dog in when she laid down on our doorstep, gave her food and water, took a picture and printed flyers to post around the neighborhood. Once 20 flyers were hung, I started to spread the word through social media. First, I posted a picture of her on the Ring app and then on Nextdoor. In a last ditch effort, I went to Facebook and searched for any Fort Worth groups for lost pets.
LUCKILY - I found the Fort Worth, TX Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets page. In order to post on the page, I had to use PawBoost. It was such a simple process to make a post and it was shared 33 times within an hour. Not only was the word being spread, but I would also get emails from PawBoost when a new post was made about a lost dog in the area.
After a day and a half of no luck, I checked my phone after leaving work and saw another email from PawBoost. It was her! The owner just posted a lost dog picture stating all of the correct descriptions and the date she ran away. Oh and I found out her name was Kayla so I could stop calling her 'girl!'
I was easily able to contact the owner through PawBoost. I sent an email to the owner and told her to contact me, and within minutes the dog's owner was on her way to come pick up her lost pup. It was a great reunion and I felt so lucky to have the ability to help in the situation. But if it weren’t for PawBoost this would be a different story. I believe it can save the lives of many animals out there that have seemed to stray too far away from home."
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"One Tuesday night, I came home and put my Miniature Schnauzer Lexie outside. I have a wall all around my house and she stays in the yard until I call her in or she comes to the door. When I went to bring her in she wasn't anywhere. I then saw my front gate which is always closed and locked was wide open. I looked for her for a long time with no luck. It was getting late and she was nowhere close to my house.
After a long, sleepless night, I went online looking for phone numbers to call and find her. I was devastated and started to assume the worst. I came across PawBoost and put her picture on the website. Within minutes someone had taken a picture of Lexie and posted it on the PawBoost site as well. I was able to connect with this wonderful person and went to pick up my little girl Lexie.
Thank you PawBoost and everyone involved with getting Lexie home safely. This is the first I've heard of PawBoost and can't recommend it enough. I plan on telling all my friends about the fantastic ending to my story and where to go if they should ever be in a similar situation. Once again to all involved, a big thank you from the bottom of my heart."
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"My husband, Ron, was out for a walk one morning and saw a puppy up the road. He noticed it had a collar and a leash. So he waited and the puppy came up to him after a little bit. Ron was able to grab the leash and bring the puppy home.
We took him to a vet to see if he was chipped, but he's really young and hadn't been neutered or chipped yet. I posted about the puppy on Nextdoor and someone suggested I also post on PawBoost. I did that and then started looking through the PawBoost lost dog posts and found him there!
In the meantime, others were posting to me that they saw the lost dog post on PawBoost/Facebook also. A friend of the owner also contacted me. I had no idea that the PawBoost network was so large, accessible and so many folks were looking at it.
I am not sure how long it would've taken to reunite King with his family without PawBoost. With the information sharing on PawBoost, we were able to return King to his family 8 hours after we got him. We are just thrilled that he is back home safe and sound and very loved."
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"The cat had been staying under my neighbor's porch and some days would soak up the sun under the trailer in his driveway. I started leaving food and water for it. He was very friendly and obviously a pet, because his demeanor was so unlike the ferals I’ve come across. There really was no need to capture it - he would come right up and rub against you.
I took to Facebook and joined local lost pet groups and I noticed that many listings were PawBoost alerts. Curious, I joined and was able to post the info for free and search the missing posts for similar cats. I came across one that really seemed to match and not too far from me. I messaged the owner about a possible match and we connected. She came out to check and felt it was her cat.
Luckily, she had him microchipped and a trip to the vet confirmed his identity. He was skinny and had an injury to his leg but Griffin, I’ve heard, is happy to be home again with his toys. I’m astounded by how fast and far the community responded by sharing his picture and sending prayers to help get this sweet boy get home. With my own two dogs at home, PawBoost would be one of the first things I did in the event one of my pets went missing."
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"Stache got away from me outside the apartment. He got overstimulated and his instincts kicked in. He ran as fast as he could and I lost sight of him when he slipped under a fence into an alley. We put up colorful flyers around our neighborhood and passed out some flyers to stores, private garages, buildings with alley access and anywhere we thought he might be hunkered down in.
We started getting sighting tips early that morning from our neighbors who thought they might have seen him. One video in particular confirmed that he was coming out of hiding and moving around. This video tip was our first knowledge that he might be in a large park down the street from our apartment. We never considered he would go in that direction as it is very open and there are always tons of people and dogs there.
That afternoon we got another call about someone seeing him on the other side of the underpass in the same park. Again, we never thought he would go that far. We walked around all day looking for him and still didn't see him. When it got dark we started walking the neighborhood again. We took a break, gathered some supplies and headed to the park.
As soon as we got to the other side of the underpass I turned to my right and saw his little face and glowing eyes among the ivy and bushes. We were able to slowly move towards him, pick him up and bring him back home. He was so scared and on such high instinctual alert that we never would have found him without those two tips from our neighbors.
PawBoost gave me hope that there were people who knew about the site and would report finding a lost animal in my neighborhood. The other thing that was helpful was the tips that people would comment on his post. The best tip we got was the flyers and to never give up searching for him. Losing Stache was stressful, anxiety inducing and we lost a lot of sleep, but getting found pet emails helped keep our hope alive."
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"Catarino went missing one Wednesday around 11:30 am after one of my family members opened Catarino’s cage to add more water to his cup. After opening the cage door, Catarino got scared and flew out the door and to our neighborhood's trees.
After Catarino went missing into the trees we kept hearing him chirp multiple times, even a day after in the morning. We knew he was still there and didn’t leave from our neighbor’s tree. Hours later around 5:40 pm one of our neighbors comes holding a bird in her hands to ask us if we had lost a bird and in fact it was Catarino.
She told us that Catarino had fallen onto the backyard of her neighbor and recognized it was our bird. I want to thank everyone who liked, commented, and shared his post online in order to help my family and I find Catarino so that he’d return back safe and sound."
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"We aren’t sure how Ivan went missing. He is 19 and has been an indoor/outdoor cat most of his life. During the summer, he sleeps in the gated backyard most of the day and comes in at night. On the evening of the night he went missing, he came in for a bite of food and went back outside for another nap.
An hour later, when it was time to go to bed, he was nowhere to be found. He was eventually found 10 miles away, in a neighborhood across the river. Ivan had been lingering in a couple’s backyard for a few days and the couple had tried several sites to find him.
They came across my post on PawBoost and reached out to me, assuming it was a long shot because of the location. If I had not posted to PawBoost, I would not have Ivan safe at home right now. I cannot express how very grateful I am."
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"My husband took Kobe out for his regular walk with his leash. He then was running and playing in the yard with Kobe when the garbage truck approached. Kobe was startled by the loud garbage truck and attempted to run back into the house. After a few seconds of the door not immediately opening he ran to the back of the house.
We spent hours searching for Kobe and never went to sleep. I got in my car and drove around for hours. I searched for him nonstop until 5:00 am the next day. I posted on Facebook and someone messaged to post on PawBoost, so I did. Within days Kobe’s post had been shared over 400 times.
We were so concerned and we prayed for his safe return. 4 days later, I received a message from a neighbor via Nextdoor asking for my number because her mom located Kobe who was caught by his leash and trapped under a lawnmower. She remembered the posting from Facebook and immediately recognized him.
We immediately were filled with joy and were reunited with Kobe in less than 3 minutes after making contact with her because she lived so close to us! After 3 long days and 14 hours he’s back home! I can’t thank you guys enough and the many many people that shared the posting!"
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"Tipper Jo was with me in the backyard and a storm came in. There was an initial blast of thunder and she ran off. It was only later that we discovered that she didn’t come inside so we searched and reviewed security cameras and found that instead of running inside through the doggy door she squeezed through the side gate and ran around the house to our front door.
She then went to a neighbor’s house but couldn’t get in and took off. I thought she ran inside and continued to put the yard tools away. We searched throughout the night and early morning and then posted Tipper Jo’s picture everywhere we could to include shelters, Nextdoor, Facebook, and PawBoost. After two days we were worried we would never see her again.
I received a call from an unknown number and he said that Tipper Jo had run up and jumped into his work truck. He was working on the new highway. He took the time to find the posts regarding her missing and that is how he contacted us. She was so weak and tired but thankfully not injured.
The more places that you can list your pet when missing, timing and publicity is the best option for getting them home. We are so thankful and grateful to the community and the services that helped to bring our little one home."
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"We came to love Boots a few years ago when a friend of ours moved in with us. That friend has since passed away and we've adopted Boots. He has been an outdoor cat most of his long life (18 years old), so we still let him lounge on our back patio during the day sometimes.
One Wednesday, Boots (who is mostly blind) disappeared off of our back patio. We searched every backyard and all over our entire street for 3 days, and posted to PawBoost. I shared the PawBoost post on Facebook, and our neighbor 15 or 16 houses away called us to say she thought Boots was in her backyard. I went looking all over that area and had no luck.
Well, low and behold, the same neighbor called and her husband had found Boots lounging on the road at the entrance to our neighborhood. PawBoost helped us locate Boots through our shared post on Facebook :) I would 100% recommend PawBoost to a friend as it is an excellent way to help spread the word, and serves as a comfort both knowing that others out there are looking and sending well wishes."
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"I was walking around a park trail and noticed a dog walking without a leash. He came up to my dog and started following us for about half a mile. Whenever another person and their dog walked by, he would start following them. Once all people around were out of sight, and the dog was still alone I realized the dog was lost.
I had treats with me to make him comfortable enough to approach me again. After feeding him some treats, letting him sniff me and my dog, and petting him for a few minutes, I hooked him to my dog's leash and took him home with me for the night. I posted the dog's photo on PawBoost as a found pet with a description of where I found him.
I then saw I was receiving notifications from PawBoost with lost dogs near the area I found him. I was ecstatic to see a photo of the dog I had posted as found the night before. I called the dog's name that was listed and he was responsive and jumping around, seeming to say, 'you know who I am, you know my name!'
I emailed the owner and gave them my phone number, where we agreed to meet at a nearby dog park. I hope that all pet owners find this amazing web service if they are ever put in this horrible situation to gain community help! Thank you so much!"
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"A wonderful success story about a network of caring people in southern RI - missing dog Hayley has been found safe and sound.
One Friday around 3 pm, Hayley was in a car accident near Narragansett Fire Dept. Many caring people tried to rescue her there but she ran away. After 3 days of wandering through Narragansett she made it to the farthest point of land before the ocean blocked her path home to Matunuck.
She was found Monday around 8 am by staff at Salty Brine Beach. She seems ok, no injuries, happy to be home in her own bed in front of a fan. There were perhaps dozens of people in Narragansett, Wakefield, Matunuck, who searched for her.
PawBoost was extremely helpful in getting the word out. Highly recommend this organization to anyone involved in the process of finding a lost dog and returning to owner. There is a wonderful network of dog people in Narragansett, Matunuck, Wakefield!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!"
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"We don't know how Callie went missing unfortunately. She somehow got out of the door and decided to be curious about the outside world. Which is weird because in the past 2 years, the 2 or 3 times she got out to the back porch, she would immediately turn back around and meow to get inside.
21 days later, I came home from dropping my husband off at work, parked the car and walked to my door. I saw and heard something jump from our shed so I looked over. What looked like the back side of Callie ran into the bushes between our house and the neighbor's house.
I heard meowing so I squatted down, put my bag down, made noises and called her name and after a couple of minutes she came out and ran over to me. I grabbed her and put her inside the house. My daughter was so happy! We ALL were!
I would recommend PawBoost, because they are able to reach out to so many people and get your missing pet info out to a much larger audience than you can do alone. And the missing poster they create for your pet that you can print out is wonderful!"
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"I was in front of our house and saw little Kayla wandering back and forth obviously lost. I tried to give her some food, then some water, but she was extremely skittish and deaf as she didn't react to me until I was in view. I asked a mother and daughter out walking their dog if they recognized the dog and they didn't, but the daughter helped me steer her to safety and we got her into our backyard.
They took my phone number and sent me a possible lost posting on PawBoost, which I hadn't used before. I clicked the link, emailed a couple of people who had similar dogs that were lost, and then posted a found profile for Kayla. After scanning her microchip at the vet's office, I thought the chances of reuniting her with her family were slim since the address associated was 175 miles away; her family had actually moved nearby.
After calling every number they could think of someone told them to download the PawBoost app, where they immediately found my post. Half an hour later, Kayla was reunited with her loving family! I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend. It obviously works! Microchipping is a wonderful way to help reunite families, but sometimes the information is out of date. PawBoost greatly increases the odds of a happy reunion."
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"Max went missing after I left him out for his morning potty break at 8am. He’s gone potty by himself for many years and always comes back to the door when he’s ready because he’s an inside dog who hates being outside for too long especially in the Texas heat. At 8:30am I started getting worried when he was no where in sight.
I don’t have social media anymore and got desperate after calling the vet and the animal shelter who did not hear of a found dog. I went to my old Facebook messenger to find a group I was a part of called Harlingen Lost and Found Pets and PawBoost came up for the area so I registered right away and sent out an alert within minutes.
I checked my email all evening and all night and no one really had any information until I received an email stating, 'I think this might be your dog' with a picture attached and sure thing, it was him! I emailed back right away with my phone number and within 15 minutes I received a phone call for directions to the finder’s address.
They said they saw the post on Facebook just this morning and decided to reach out. I’m so lucky they of all people saw it because I thought for sure he was gone for good and that no one would see my post. PawBoost single-handedly brought my dog home through outreach and I’m blessed Max was found by honest, genuine people who wanted to help and be kind to him when they had no reason to be.
I would recommend PawBoost to anyone who may be looking for their lost pet as I don’t think I would’ve found him otherwise. This is a photo of Max with his little brother Duke who has not left his side since his return. Thank you so much!"
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"Lavender went missing from my mom's home after we let her outside to use the bathroom. We searched and called her name when we noticed she was gone. At first we suspected that she went into the wooded area of the backyard. She always goes there but when we looked she was nowhere to be found.
After four days of nonstop searching and making flyers pleading for people to help us find Lavender, she showed up on a doorstep. She had an allergic reaction to something and we noticed she had gotten skinner, but she had a smile on her face. PawBoost was able to get Lavender's story out there and I’m happy Lavender was able to come home. I will most definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend."
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"Prince is an indoor cat. One morning my husband left the door slightly ajar while he was getting his motorcycle out of the garage. Usually if Prince gets out he creeps alongside the house, but the motorcycle most likely scared him.
I talked or left flyers in the mailboxes of neighbors that were within 6 doors on either side of us. Most house cats do not travel too far from home. I posted photos and phone number with his medical info on all the mailboxes. I posted on PawBoost and Facebook along with any local websites for lost pets and finally notified the local vets.
I received many phone calls letting me know when/where they spotted Prince. This really helped me to at least search the most recent areas. I had been searching during the day but realized all the sightings of him were at night so I planned a late night stakeout.
I took dry and wet food and walked around the area for a hour and a half calling quietly. I was just packing up the truck to start driving around and low and behold he saunters about 4 doors down across the road. I called his name and noticed he really was not acknowledging me so I casually walked close.
When he stopped to look at me I got down on my belly and laid in the grass calling to him. He was scared. He listened to me then turned to walk into the next yard where we were separated by a small bush. I followed him slowly still talking. I think he then got a whiff of my scent because he slowed down even more and then sat down.
I was able to approach him and the second he was in my arms he collapsed with complete relief. Relief for both of us and sheer joy of just having each other close and being back together again! If it was not for these resources it would have been so much more difficult to get the word out. I believe every bit of communication is not only what helped me track his whereabouts, but it also kept me going. If anyone loses a pet I highly recommend PawBoost as a resource!"
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"I found the pet wandering in the neighborhood around 10am one morning. I took him in my possession because I absolutely hate seeing animals out in this heat or even just out wandering without their human. This situation is a little unique to me because after I took him inside and gave him water I actually knocked on a few doors to see if he belonged to anyone and unfortunately he didn't.
I wasn't sure what to do if the owner wasn't found soon so I actually called animal control. I have 2 big pitties at home and wasn't able to keep him over night. My dogs were going crazy. I called animal control and a few hours passed so I decided to hop in the shower real quick. As soon as I did animal control called back saying they were in front of my house, but of course I wasn't able to answer or see that they called until after they showed up.
So then about an hour passed and someone reached out to me with a post of a lost dog which was the same dog and I was able to get in contact with the owner. Everything worked out for the best and I was just relieved that he was able to go back home to his owner.
So very happy I decided to shower when I did! The owner called me and picked up their pup with pictures of the puppy to confirm ownership and they were off. I definitely do recommend this app and happy I found the app when I googled what to do when finding a lost pup."
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"I went on vacation and Bruno got away from the pet sitter without his collar on. When I came home from vacation, early, I called and called for him, but he didn't come. I put flyers in all the mailboxes down my street. As soon as I got done with the flyers my neighbor called and said his brother saw a black and white Chihuahua in the woods about ten minutes ago.
I climbed the mountain, called for him, and slowly he came towards me. He stopped and was hesitant. I sat down on the ground and said, 'Come to mommy!' He came, crawled in my lap and kissed me. I hugged and kissed him and held him so tight as I carried him back down the mountain. He was living deep in the woods for almost a week! He's a SURVIVOR.
I rescued and adopted him a year ago along with two other Chihuahuas. They might have been outside dogs before I got them, I don't know their back story. But It was a miracle to me that I found him. There are coyotes and other wild animals where I live. All Bruno had on him was a flea collar. I gave him a bath and got about 15 ticks off of him. He's home and reunited with his siblings. It was a miracle.
PawBoost helped give me HOPE! His listing was shared over 300 times that I saw. I know people were praying for him. I knew God knew where he was, and if He wanted me to have him back, He would make it happen. I never lost hope knowing that Bruno's picture was out there! Thank you for being such a wonderful service to help people find their lost pets."
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"Mew Mew went missing for 3 months. I had my bedroom window open airing out the room and Mew Mew was sitting in the windowsill. When I came into the room I thought he saw me enter. He did not in fact see me and instead I scared him.
When I scared him, he ended up knocking the screen out of the window and landing on top of it outside. We have several outdoor cats in our neighborhood and I'm pretty certain he went to go check them out. We searched for him and saw him last in the small wooded area across from our home.
A lady that lives in the neighborhood about a mile from our home reached out to me via Facebook regarding Mew Mew and explained that she may have him. The timeline fit and so I drove over to see if it was him. He has lost quite a bit of weight, but I knew immediately upon seeing his eyes that it was him. The lady explained that the only reason she even found me was because I posted through PawBoost.
I would recommend PawBoost as it reaches the most people. My PawBoost alert is what brought my fur baby home. Please note I said he'd been missing for 3 months. This is how long it took. It was only because I left my post as being active that he was found and is home. My point is, don't lose hope."
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"Mushu was taken to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter clinic for his vaccinations and microchip in July 2018. The carrier door was defective and Mushu broke free into the desert. I rushed inside the shelter and called out to the first person I saw, which was Scott, Senior Lead, at the shelter.
Scott immediately rushed into action when I told him and called for a volunteer to assist us. We located Mushu in the dry desert brush, but Mushu would not come to me. It is important to know the background story on Mushu as he was abandoned at my condo complex and had been roaming the large property for years trying to survive.
I trapped Mushu with a borrowed soft close trap from the shelter and he was neutered, vaccinated and returned to the complex under the TNR program. I worked with Mushu for months to socialize him before he was able to live as an indoor cat, but he was always restless and often pushed past me as I was leaving.
I immediately posted Mushu's photograph and narrative on PawBoost. PawBoost is an amazing site that assists in finding lost pets by notifying a large network. There were many kind and generous responses offering prayers, support, good wishes, and also suggestions on how to trap Mushu.
I contacted the City of Palm Springs and posters are not allowed to be placed on the street or public areas so that option really limits frantic pet owners to distribute lost pet information. PawBoost was an invaluable resource to disseminate information about Mushu to the public at large.
I thought for sure that Mushu would be trapped quite easily or walk into the shelter that same day, but I was sadly mistaken. I worked with the TNR Team to trap Mushu and returned to the shelter as often as I could as I had moved from Palm Springs to another city far away. Mushu avoided going into trap after trap, week after week, month after month, and was missing for nearly two years until he finally was trapped by the shelter staff and volunteers."
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