Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Jack got out an open window through a hole in the screen the day before we got back from a trip to Maine. The cat sitter didn't notice he was gone until we got home and couldn't find him.
We put flyers up all over the neighborhood and five months later, a couple calls and says they think Jack is the cat that has been around their complex. We went to find out and it was him. They had developed a relationship with him, fed and loved him and even taken him to the vet.
PawBoost connected us with our neighbors and our community and gave us an outlet, a voice, and hope. I would recommend PawBoost because every day I see how many pets are reunited with their families due to PawBoost.
When your pet is missing, any avenue to find them is worth it. Putting up flyers and creating online postings are important. For those who haven't been reunited yet, seeing those who have, the ones reunited in a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months like us, it is hope that what seems improbable is possible."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jack's alert. This community of caring, kind, and compassionate people helped bring Jack home after 5 months :)
"Hinckley is a rescue and as much as we want him to be an indoor kitty, he’s a bit feral and he cries and cries until we let him out. But, he always comes home. Always. Every few hours he checks in.
When he was gone for 24 hours we were worried. When it became 48 hours I was downright petrified something awful had happened. Flea collar hung up on a branch? Car? I was thinking the worst. It just wasn’t like him to be gone that long.
In addition to posting on PawBoost, I alerted my neighbors to keep their eyes open for Hinckley! At 4:30 am, I got a call from my neighbor. Hinckley was in her house! Our best guess is he must have pushed her screen door open, snuck in, and then got stuck inside. I didn’t know when we adopted him we had a cat burglar on our hands!!!
I felt some peace of mind knowing I’d done something to get the word out while I waited until morning to distribute flyers. I also appreciated the articles and guidance PawBoost emailed and the warm wishes, thoughts and prayers of those who commented, shared, viewed, and reacted to our post! It was nice knowing there was a community out there wishing Hinckley a safe return!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Hinckley's alert. Hinckley is home safe and sound :)
"It seems that my neighbor was clearing brush around his side of the house next to our mutual fence one Monday. After they cleared the brush, they noticed some vent covers (raised foundation) so they removed the broken ones and took one to the hardware store to buy replacements.
Miss Kitty, being the curious cat she is, decided to investigate the neighbor's crawl space. While she was under the house, the neighbor came back and nailed on the new covers, trapping Miss Kitty inside. Strange thing was we would hear from time to time a faint meow but could never identify where it was coming from.
I didn't know the neighbor had done the work and never thought to look over the fence to see if anything was new. Fortunately, one afternoon my husband and I were out in the back yard working and I happened to be by the fence talking to my husband in a louder voice and she must have heard me. She came to the nearest vent and meowed as loud as she could.
I peaked through the fence and saw her face and couldn't believe my eyes. I ran to the neighbor's house, explaining that I saw our cat under their house through the vent. They got a crow bar and opened the vent and I retrieved Miss Kitty.
She is weak, lost about 30% of her weight but in otherwise decent condition. After 13 days under that house, it is amazing she survived. There must have been some source of water and a critter or two to sustain her.
She is resting now, I am feeding her about a tablespoon of kitten wet food about 4 hours apart to help her gain her strength. She is purring, rubbing against us and meowing cries of joy. We are so thankful that Miss Kitty had the resolve to fight for life, fight to reunite with us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Miss Kitty's alert. Wow! Miss Kitty was reunited with her family after 13 days :)
"I had opened both our front and back doors to air out our house and then blocked the front door to keep the dogs inside. I thought I had secured it well enough, but I obviously did not. When I noticed the wood slightly askew and did a headcount, I almost immediately started panicking because Chachi is so old and starting to show signs of confusion.
The three of us headed out looking for him right away, two by car and one on foot. No luck on the first search, so I came home and hand wrote out a flyer while my husband and son went looking again. We posted 10 flyers on neighborhood mailbox kiosks and lamp posts, and continued searching until dark.
We went home just heartsick, thinking the worst but hoping for the best. I cried uncontrollably and kept checking PawBoost, our county lost and found and other places I'd contacted. Finally, my phone rang and a wonderful neighbor had picked up her mail late, read the flyer, and decided to take a little walk just to see what she could see. And, amazingly, she found him, cold, wet, and exhausted.
She took him home, wrapped him up to keep him warm, and immediately called me. She was only around the corner, about five houses from mine, and I got over there as fast as I could. Unbelievable how lucky we were. I'm still thanking the good Lord that I've watched him sleep most of the day, instead of grieving for him. I will never forget and will always be indebted to my neighbor Kendra. And lesson learned on my part.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone, and in fact, have already done so. PawBoost proved invaluable when it came to compassion and support from others. The comments on Chachi's story started coming right away after it posted. It was so very comforting to me, and something I certainly was not expecting. It's very good to know that organizations such as this exist."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chachi's alert. A special thank you to Kendra for keeping him safe while searching for his family :)
"Chato went missing one Tuesday morning after we let him go outside so he could do his business. He usually scratches on the door to be let back in. An hour later we checked on him and we couldn’t find him. We started calling out for him, then drove from street to street and nothing.
I called Seguin Animal Services that afternoon and asked if they might have picked up our dog somewhere, but they hadn't. They took down my information and said they would call us if they do. My husband was so worried about him due to the fact that at any moment he can start to have seizures.
The next two nights, we drove around before we went to bed and nothing. My husband couldn’t even sleep good cause anytime he heard a noise he would get up and go outside to see if it was his dog. I saw the great sadness it had on my husband and knew I had to do something, but didn’t know what else to do.
Then, I went on Facebook and found PawBoost and saw that you advertise lost and found pets in our area. So I said this was my last hope. So I added our fur baby Chato to your lost & found. Early the next morning, I got a call from Seguin Animal Services that they might have picked up our dog the evening before.
They believed it was him because they saw his PawBoost post on Facebook. I was so excited, but I still had to go check if it was him. My son and I went and thank God it was. I am so grateful for y'all for helping get the word out so quickly and to Seguin Animal Services as well.
I highly recommend y’all to my family and friends and everyone else who has lost or found someone’s fur baby. I want to thank everyone who has commented on my post and shared it as well. Thank y’all for my fur baby Chato’s safe return home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chato's alert. Chato is home safe and sound :)
"I stopped at the store when a young gal came into the store carrying this puppy stating that it just ran up to her when she was walking to the store. I offered to take the dog home for the night and try to find its rightful owner. She was wearing a collar with a green Clovis pet license tag and I thought that it would be easy.
The next morning I called Clovis license and they stated they had no record of that number and suggested I call Fresno which I did and the same thing happened. So as I was looking on the SPCA website I came across PawBoost, which I had never heard of before.
I had two people come and look at her within the first hour of the posting. Since neither were the rightful owners I was suggested to take her to PetSmart to see if she had a chip, which she did not. On the way home, my phone rang and it was the neighbor of the owner who saw the posting on PawBoost.
The dog was reunited with its five children and it really touched my heart because the oldest girl was so happy to have her dog back. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to any and everyone. You guys are awesome, thank you so much."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A special thank you to this Good Samaritan who took her in to find her family :)
"I found Tank on the street behind a TJ Maxx store at 1AM. I had some food in my car and I gave it to him hoping that he would let me get closer so I could see the info on his tag. He was so hungry, the poor thing!
I was able to pet him then he let me pick him up. I took him home to get him more food and water. He had a tag with the contact info I called right away but given the time it was already 2am, no answer.
I went on Google, found this website and posted hoping to find Tank's parents. In the morning, I tried again and a lady answered and told me that she got this number new and has been getting calls for the past 6 months regarding the dog.
Luckily 5 days later, the owner found the post I created with PawBoost on Facebook and we met up later the same day. Tank was so happy to find his Mom!
I would definitely recommend this site to anyone. It's very user friendly and it reaches a lot of people making it very effective so pets can be reunited with their family. Thank you so much again for what you do!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tank's alert. Anyone who takes the time to track down a pet parent deserves anything and everything :)
"Cassandra has been sick lately and was just put on some new medicine. She is getting old at 16 so some confusion has set in. We weren't positive she was even out, but after tearing apart the apartment and not finding her there was no other alternative. She has never done this before.
I had no idea what to do and when I Googled what to do thank goodness your site popped up. PawBoost was a great help. Not only did it give me a starting place with what to do, but it gave me hope. The response from fellow pet owners was awesome. I was also able to take the flyer from my phone and get posters made at Staples.
Finally, when a Good Samaritan brought her in to the humane society, one of the workers remembered seeing her PawBoost page. There had been a mix up with her picture and it had not been posted on the humane society's site the first day. They called me directly after realizing that from the PawBoost posting.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost, because it worked and all of the experts say it's about getting the word out there. You need your neighbors help when you have a lost pet and it's great to see so many are willing to get involved.
Your site gives the way for that much needed information sharing to happen. Thank you PawBoost for bringing my baby home to me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cassandra's alert, and gave kind words and advice. A special thank you to the wonderful person who picked her up and brought her to the SD Humane Society :)
"Bella went missing two days before I returned from a two week Scotland vacation. We try to confine her to indoors, but she was more determined to get outside as it was a particularly beautiful day when she escaped. I was heartbroken, couldn't sleep and spent countless hours searching our property and surrounding areas for her upon my return home.
I contacted the local vet, animal control, and humane society. Her photo was placed on Facebook via the vet, and I contacted PawBoost to have her story told. After contacting neighbors I also put up posters with Bella's picture and my contact information.
Nine days after she left our home the local vet's office called to say someone had brought an injured tortie cat into the office. She had been found in someone's back yard by their dog. My husband received a call and went to the vet's office right away. There was no doubt it was Bella.
She suffered a broken leg but was otherwise okay. I will recommend PawBoost to others because I believe getting the notice out through all available means is important. Reading the found updates on PawBoost gave me hope.
If Bella can survive with a broken leg for nine days under a board in someone's backyard there's hope that other lost pets can be found. Thank you for your help and for sharing Bella's story."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bella's story. Bella is home safe and sound and recovering from surgery :)
"I was walking a friend's dog when all the sudden this sweet, tiny pup ran up. He was a little dirty and seemed to be without an owner. A neighbor nearby was watering her plants so I asked her if he was her dog, but she'd never seen him before.
Meanwhile, we continued our walk, and the little dog wouldn't leave us alone! He would walk ahead of us but stay with us. It started to become clear to me that he was lost and very possibly asking for our help.
He began to run off ahead out of our line of sight so I figured it was a lost cause. So I turned the other way and began walking for several minutes. Lo and behold, I turned around and he was SPRINTING at full speed back to us. I smiled and this is when I knew he needed us.
He did this several more times, and it was decided that I would take him home and put him in the backyard to figure it out. Long story short, I posted several found dog ads on Facebook pages, Craigslist, and PawBoost. Ultimately, it was PawBoost's services that connected this little guy with his owner.
I got an email from PawBoost asking if he was the same dog as another lost dog ad recently posted. The image was identical and I found him maybe 7 blocks away from his house. Without PawBoost's recognition, I wouldn't have seen the ad, because I am not from the area and was traveling. This definitely would not have happened without PawBoost and I'm not exaggerating! Super impressed."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. It's amazing what the power of social media can do these days :)
"The pup was walking down the middle of a pretty busy road. I carry a can of wet cat food with me just in case I need to lure a pet over to save it from something just like this, so I brought it out and it came right over.
The owner had just moved to our town 5 days before I found her dog Mac, so even though we were trying to spread the word on social media, we didn't have a lot of mutual friends in common so she didn't see all of our posts looking for her. She went to PawBoost though and posted Mac as lost and other PawBoost members saw it and were able to connect us together.
So far, PawBoost is the best platform I've used when it comes to finding lost pets. Given my profession, I drive all over all day long and I see quite a few lost animals. This has been the easiest, quickest and most efficient experience I've had in reuniting a pet with it's owner."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mac's alert. Yes! There are great, caring people in this world. Anything is possible when pet lovers unite :)
"Frida went missing early in the day after I went to work. It looks like a careless utility worker may have left the gate less than secure after trying to go in the back yard. Frida has never ran away or left the yard on her own so it seems like something more than unusual happened.
When I got home from work I saw the gate was not quite how I left it and Frida was nowhere to be found inside or outside. I called several people to make sure that no one decided to take her on an adventure without checking with me and a couple of my friends came over to help organize how we were going to find her.
We checked the neighborhood and did a social media blast tagging people and asking everyone local to share. A friend who is a dog walker suggested that I use PawBoost. Shortly after posting on PawBoost I started getting notifications via all my social media posts that someone had found Frida.
That person almost immediately called me and it turns out that they were a couple streets over with someone who is a friend of a friend and she was safe and sound. It was such a relief to be able to connect directly with the person who found Frida. I was able to get her home that night and was not up the whole night worrying about her.
I appreciated that the person who found her didn't want Frida to go through the stress of being at the shelter before I could get her. Something that is a hugely stressful situation for both human and dog was made a little easier. I highly recommend PawBoost and think every pet owner should know about it."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Frida’s alert. There are truly no words to express how much appreciation Frida’s family has for everyone who helped :)
"I am still uncertain as to how my kitty JoeJoe went missing. I believe his friendly and curious nature led him into a stranger's car and he was whisked away from home.
It has been 9 days since he first went missing, and after contacting every neighbor on my block and reaching out to multiple platforms on social media, the outcome was looking worse and worse.
Much to my surprise, a very kind lady called me and began telling me about a cat that had been coming around her home the past few days. Her description of him was so close, I was sure it had to be him.
She informed me that after a few days of him hanging around, she went to PawBoost to see if there were any similar missing cats. She said my post looked so much like him.
She then texted me photos and I was certain that it was JoeJoe! I raced across town (12 miles!) and sure enough, found my kitty safe and sound at this awesome family's home. They had kept him fed and warm while he was far from home and scared.
He is now back in his home with his dogs and family that love him so much. I'm so thankful for PawBoost being the reason I am reunited with my sweet kitty, and will be recommending it to ANYONE who has a missing fur baby. I genuinely cannot thank you enough!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared JoeJoe's alert. A special thank you to the kind family who kept him safe and fed while he was missing :)
"Winnie La Rue slipped out of the gate of our privacy fence. The privacy fence was being repaired and the worker left the gate open. We were not aware that the gate was open and she walked right out into the front yard and then onto a major road.
It was daylight when she escaped and fortunately - very fortunately, she stopped traffic on this main thoroughfare. One of the persons who was stopped (because Winnie was in the middle of the road) got out of their car to scoop Winnie up out of the road.
The next morning, she was calling friends and neighbors trying to find the owner of Winnie. Another neighbor saw the PawBoost alert and was able to direct her to me.
I cannot thank you enough for helping reunite me with Winnie. She is one of four dachshunds that I own and cherish, and we all missed her so much the one night she was away. Thank you again and again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Winnie's alert. Winnie's pet parent's heart is full :)
"Baloo is one of my three cats, he is a very intelligent and calm cat. I can talk to him and he will look at me like a human, understanding everything I say.
Saturday night, he snuck out through the back yard door so quickly I didn't even see him go out. I was sure he was home. He usually sleeps with me but that night he didn't come. I was thinking he was in my son's room and I went to bed.
The next morning when I was feeding my cats, he didn't showed up. I was in panic!!!! I looked all over my house - every closet, the basement and garage. I was absolutely in pieces calling him, driving around my neighborhood looking for him.
I didn't know what to do so I googled, 'how to find a lost cat' and came across PawBoost. I posted all info about Baloo and (Oh My GOD!) people start calling and emailing me right away!
I followed all suggestions - put his litter box outside, food and treats. My daughter was assuring me that he would come back, but nothing happened all day. I decide to sleep in the living room so I could watch the backyard door, and a miracle happened!
My daughter came from her room saying, ‘I have a feeling he is coming,’ and really Baloo was sitting in front of the door! We let him in, gave him food, treats and the other cats came and started to kiss him. I was crying!!! That was one of the most touching moments. I pet and kissed him, he knows we love him soooo much!
We checked him quickly for any bad things like fleas, ticks, bites and any signs of him being attacked. Thank GOD he was absolutely fine, just a little scared and quiet, but the next day he was back to normal routine, playful and happy.
Thank you for such a wonderful website - it’s really helpful! I would definitely recommend this website to all of my friends with pets!”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Baloo's alert and gave helpful information. He came home safe and his family is so happy :)
"We were in the process of moving, and the front door was not closed properly as the movers were taking a break. My wife let our dogs, Hendrix and Zeppelin, out of their crates to stretch their legs, and a gust of wind blew open the door. The boys were gone before my wife could stop them.
We posted many neon green posters at major intersections begging someone to call if they spotted Hendrix and Zeppelin. A city bus driver saw one of our signs, and then saw the boys a few minutes later. He went back to the sign, called my wife, and she was able to capture them.
PawBoost exponentially increased the visibility of our search. The community support was amazing, and I believe the alert was viewed over 12,000 times in 3 days. I would certainly recommend PawBoost to anyone that loses a pet. We were contacted by so many people that just wanted to help.
The kindness and generosity of pet lovers is a wonderful thing to behold!"
Spread the good news! Thank you everyone for all of your help in sharing Hendrix and Zeppelin's alert. A special thank you to the kindest soul who spotted them on his city bus route :)
"My 5 year old let Valcore out to go potty since he sees his older brother and sister usually take him out. Little did he realize he is suppose to be outside with him. He tends to escape to the golf course behind our house so we knew he would arrive from the back yard.
Someone mentioned to hang a garment outside since dogs can smell for miles. He had already been gone over 24 hours and it was cold and rainy. About 20 minutes after we put my son's hoodie outside, Valcore showed up on the back porch wet and cold. I received this advice via my PawBoost post.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost, because you have a huge audience of people trying to help reunite pets hourly and you make the process extremely simple. Especially since we are in panic mode when our pets go missing. I was able to get word out fast and to a huge network. Thanks!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Valcore's alert. Valcore came home hungry and soaked after being gone for over 24 hours, but is happy to be home safe :)
"I was taking the dogs to the dog park in my son's vehicle. When I arrived I noticed that the back window was fully down, and not just the 1/3 down like it was, then I noticed that Rumble was missing. I had all 4 dogs with me and didn't hear the window roll down, and thought it was locked.
Thankfully someone picked him up pretty much right away and took him to the only vet clinic that was still open at the time. I spent the next 3 hours searching for the baby, then went home and tried to sleep.
My husband, son and a couple other family members helped search the area as well. We posted on several websites as well as our Facebook pages and made several calls to people to watch out for him. I prayed that he was somewhere warm and safe.
The next morning we were printing off flyers and making a plan when we received the call we had been waiting on. We dropped everything and went to get him. He was very happy to see us, showering us with loving kisses. We were told that he was brought to them right after they closed their doors, and spent much of the night loving on the staff during a meeting.
I would recommend PawBoost, because it is helpful having as many eyes looking out for your lost loved one.”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rumble’s alert and sent love to his family. Rumble is home safe and sound thanks to the caring person who took him to the vet clinic :)
"Sasha escaped from the house when my sister left our back door open without paying attention. My husband and I had already gone to sleep for the night so we didn't realize Sasha was missing until the next morning.
We searched the neighborhood and advised our neighbors that she was missing. We had a few sightings of Sasha but were unable to catch her because she doesn't like to be held and she's very fast.
We ended up buying a Havahart trap to catch her. We put sardines and tuna in her bowl and left items out on the back porch with her scent and our scent to attract her. We felt like lunatics and I'm sure that our neighbors thought that we had lost it but we were really desperate to find her.
We were sitting one night in our living room and we heard a meow on the back porch. We opened the back door and to our surprise she was on the back porch hanging out with our dog. She of course ran off when we opened the door but we decided to freshen up the food in the cage and set it. About an hour later we heard the trap close and Sasha was safe inside.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend because I was referred to PawBoost by a friend who knew someone who successfully found their pet using it. I think that its a great tool for pet lovers to get help with finding their beloved pets.”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sasha's alert. She was terrified at first, but within 24 hours she was back to her normal self eating, playing and running around demanding to be pet :)
"On Thursday, August 30 Tree Kitty went missing. I found out the following day that he was hiding in my neighbor's car in Phoenix, which was trailered to Clovis, CA. When the hood of the car was lifted in Clovis, poor Tree Kitty scrambled out and escaped.
I was temporarily in Illinois waiting for the birth of my great-granddaughter who was due at the end of October. I engaged every long-distance resource I could think of in a desperate attempt to get help finding Tree Kitty.
As the weeks passed without success, I couldn't wait any longer. I felt compelled to search for him myself. After eight stressful days in Clovis searching for Tree Kitty, the car owner's neighbor thought she saw a cat that resembled Tree Kitty under her travel trailer.
Sure enough, it was Tree Kitty! I was able to hand feed him some of his favorite treats, but was not able to get close enough to catch him. The following day, I searched the neighborhood just as I had done the previous eight days hoping to draw him out.
I was getting a little discouraged and disappointed that he hadn't responded to my coaxing. Still, I sat by my trap and waited silently, praying that if/when he did show up, catching him would go smoothly.
I closed my eyes and nearly nodded off as I tried to stay positive in my thoughts to draw him in. When I lifted my head there he was at the entrance of the trap. Then, SNAP! I am beyond happy and so thankful to have him home where he belongs!
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend. I started getting compassionate responses and encouragement almost immediately, unlike any other site I'd contacted. Also, the ability to print flyers was very helpful.
Above all, an angel by the name of Cindy was sent from heaven. Within minutes of my first PawBoost post, Cindy texted and offered to post flyers, a trap or whatever I needed. Thanks for all of your help and support!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tree Kitty's alert. Tree Kitty's 5 1/2 week ordeal is finally over :)
"I was hit head on one Saturday and Boss got so scared after being slammed to the floor and by the air bag that he jumped out of my car. I was so dazed and confused that I didn't realize he was gone at first.
My husband arrived on the scene before I was taken by an ambulance. I told him he better not come to the hospital without finding my dog first! Boss was missing for 2 days. My husband and daughter walked the tracks where a witness said they had last seen Boss.
My husband put up missing flyers and placed an award for his return. We continued to go back to the crash site and surrounding areas. On Monday, we went back by the crash site where there is a trailer park and houses nearby. We drove down that street as we did many times but we took his squeaky toy he loves.
We yelled as before and my husband Bill saw him crawl out from under a trailer. I was never so relieved. We took him to the vet because he was having trouble walking. Nothing broken, but his paws were just a mess from hitting the ground running.
I would recommend your organization anytime to everyone!!! You helped by sharing and putting out the information! We had people from everywhere reposting and sharing. I want to give you a BIG thank you!!! My husband and I really appreciate all you do for our furry friends and their families.”
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Boss’s alert. Boss's family is relieved to have everyone home safe :)
"We think Ernest slipped out while my husband Matt was doing some work on the house; Matt was going back and forth through the door with construction materials and may not have been as cautious as we normally are. We’re a very busy family with a young child, and we had commitments and guests over the last 24 hours, so we didn’t realize he was gone for about a day. Once we did, we panicked.
I immediately went looking for a social media lost and found site where I could post his picture. Literally within five minutes of posting, I got a text saying they got my number from PawBoost and they were 100% sure they found Ernest. They found him the night before out in the rain and took him inside, dried him off and gave him something to eat.
They were up the street from us! We were at their apartment in minutes. I literally wept with relief to find him so happy and safe. And we’ve asked the two young women who found him to be our new pet sitters.
I would recommend PawBoost in a heartbeat. We were devastated, and then within moments that devastation was alleviated. I can’t believe how quickly PawBoost help us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ernest's alert. Special thank you to Natalie and Taylor for taking in their precious boy overnight and helping Ernest find his way home :)
"Charlie made a hole in the screen of our third floor balcony and fell, thankfully landing on some bushes and completely unharmed. I live in a large community and he was seen that same day by multiple people, eventually a man was seen holding him in a towel.
He went missing on a Wednesday and by Saturday he was turned into Abandoned Pet Rescue, 10 miles from home. The volunteers at that rescue shared photos of Charlie with friends to find him a foster family, and one of those friends recognized him from PawBoost!
I got the call Sunday morning and was crying tears of joy. I was so glad my baby was found safe and sound. The balcony was reinforced so this never happens again and the rescue who took him in is a place I look forward to volunteering for in the future!
I would 100% recommend PawBoost to anyone who loses their pet. The network PawBoost reaches is remarkable. I think he had 400+ shares alone from the PawBoost Facebook post. Thank you so much for bringing my baby home :)"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Charlie's alert. Charlie wouldn't be home without the amazing people at Abandoned Pet Rescue. Special thanks to Don, a true angel, and Jody who found Charlie's alert :)
"My daughter found this orange tabby under a car panting and crying. We now know that he may have been under the very car he hitched a ride on from Lawrence, KS. My daughter picked the kitty up and she came to my house and my husband/I ended up fostering the little guy for 4 days.
Although he appeared to be in good condition physically, we had no way to know if he was healthy and could not expose him to my 3 cats, so we moved our cars from the garage and let him hang out there with food, water, litter box and toys. He was so scared, but once we were able to pet him he relaxed.
A kind neighbor from the KC Pet Project came to our house as soon as I posted on PawBoost, Nextdoor and Facebook to scan for a chip. He was chipped, but he wasn't in the registry. The chip maker did let us know that he'd been chipped in December 2014.
I searched PawBoost for lost orange tabby cats in a 25 mile radius and I individually emailed every poster using the PawBoost contact email. I asked if their kitty could be the one in my attached photos. I heard back from a few people and none were a match.
By the 3rd day, I'd come to the conclusion that the kitty had been dumped or left behind by his family. In order to let him into our house, so we could gain access to our garage again, I took the little guy to the vet's office for a full work-up. While there, he was scanned and amazingly, the chip pulled up his owner's name and address.
After connecting with his dad, we learned that Gus' chip information had been registered; but, it wasn't until the night before that he realized he'd actually registered on a scam site. His owner then registered Gus on the actual registry the night before I took Gus to the cat clinic.
Turns out Gus' owner was feverishly searching on PawBoost also. He was looking for found kitties in the Lawrence area so that's why he never saw my post."
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"I got home very late from work and when I opened the door, Maxwell must have darted out. I was exhausted and my boyfriend was already asleep so I got ready for bed and fell asleep within minutes.
The next morning I was making coffee and realized I had not seen Maxwell yet. I started looking for him and became frantic when I realized he was not home. My boyfriend had left for work very early and I had assumed he fed him, but when I messaged him he had not seen him.
Jeff came home from work as soon as I told him I was panicking and couldn’t find Maxwell. I searched the house and I walked around our apartment complex with a bag of treats and one of his toys but nothing.
The mail woman and a neighbor saw me walking around with treats and tried to help me but we couldn’t find him. Then, Jeff got home so we started posting online including Craigslist and PawBoost, and we called the humane society and other nearby shelters.
We made fliers and walked around our neighborhood posting them. Maxwell had been missing for about 16 hours now. We came across construction materials on the other end of our complex so we started looking through them.
There were three heavy doors against a wall so we lifted the first two but the last one was very heavy. I decided to get down and peer with a flashlight under the last door and saw the silhouette of a cat. We tried to move that last door and as we did we heard a lot of angry yeowling and hissing.
We got the door off and there was Maxwell covered in dust and spiderwebs. As soon as he saw it was us he stopped hissing and Jeff picked him up and he was shaking very hard.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend because while we were worrying about Maxwell I kept getting advice and encouragement from strangers. I think having hope makes a big difference in your search and the fact that people cared helped me stay strong.”
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"In one year both my senior cats passed away. Hailey hasn't been quite herself with them gone and began trying to get outside. Hailey walked past my mother out of the front door while she was feeding the stray cats.
I was already in bed that night when it happened so I was unaware until the next day. Because Hailey is a loner and often hides to sleep I wasn't even aware right away. I looked all over for Hailey and used the flyers PawBoost created. Without their help I wouldn't have been able make flyers!
None of my searching got me any closer to finding her though. I had her dirty litter box sitting outside but that did me no good either. The day before Hailey came back home I decided to spread her litter in the back yard next to the ditch by advice of another person on Facebook. I feel that's what brought Hailey home.
Hailey is nearly 8 years old and was gone for 8 days and has never been outside before. I had to get her to the vet for fluids and antibiotics. She's doing much better now and she's very happy to be back! She hasn't tried to get back out again since being home."
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"Every morning, I walk into the bird room and open cages to the parrots and cockatiels on the way out the laundry room door. I usually close the door between the laundry room and bird room after I have both of my dogs in there. That morning, I guess I forgot to close that door!
So, when I returned with my dogs, I opened the door and Charlie lightly flew just above my head. I caught sight of him in my peripherals. My partner took the dogs in and I ran around to the front of the house where I found him perched about 20 feet above me.
He stayed there for a long time, so I brought out his buddy, Rudy who screeched and screamed to him. He was frightened off by the sound of his cage being dropped on the dirt below him. I followed for a bit then saw how daunting this task was going to be and returned home, dejected.
I posted Charlie's photo on PawBoost and left my number. I also placed him on 911 Parrot, Nextdoor, and Craigslist. I was contacted by a woman about 2 1/2 miles from where I live. Her text asked if the bird in the photo was mine! I sent her his photo, and she said she would bring him over. The best confirmation of whether or not it was Charlie came when they carried in the laundry hamper.
Rudy started flapping his wings, dancing on his perch and bending lower to see Charlie. Charlie got active and struggled to get away from me in order to get to Rudy. Total confirmation. That and looking at his short toenail confirmed for me I had my boy back!
I would recommend PawBoost! You can't overlook this site. It extends the possibilities of finding a pet. They are supportive and helpful!”
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"Princess' story started a year ago when my husband and I moved out of state. We were not able to take her with us so our adult son took her in. Shortly after we moved Princess was diagnosed with a thyroid condition that required daily meds and then a procedure.
Now she was in a new home with 2 new dogs and another cat and not feeling well. After her procedure she began to come back to normal Princess behavior and was still on that journey when we returned home with our other 2 dogs a few weeks ago.
We invited our 3 kids over for dinner as well as their significant others and our son wanted to surprise us by bringing Princess home. They brought her home and I was thrilled, but she was scared. She jumped from my arms and ran out the door.
Prior to the move I wouldn't have been concerned, but this whole situation was different. We posted on websites, walked the neighborhood every single morning and evening, checked the shelter daily, and posted signs.
For 5 days I was a mess and was losing hope. We were told to put her cat box outside, but we didn't even have one of those yet. My son put it it out at his place about a mile away. On day 3 as we were walking my husband was sure he saw her, but she ran.
It turned out a few blocks from us a man has a passion for helping cats. He saw us calling and asked what was going on. We shared our story, he gave me other resources and promised to look for Princess too. Meeting this man gave me hope again.
On day 5 as soon as the sun came up I was out the door to walk again, but this time when I opened the door our sweet Princess was walking up to our porch!
I knew there were others aware and extra eyes on PawBoost. There were emails asking about her status so she wasn't forgotten. I never felt alone in this and that helped more than I can say. Thank you for all you do to help families be reunited!"
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"Ziggi is an indoor cat, but he has been an indoor/outdoor cat before when we lived in a house with a fenced in yard. Now we live in an apartment and he has access to the balcony on the third floor. I was cooking dinner and the pasta boiled over, so I opened the front door of the apartment to help create a cross-breeze to get the smoke out. Several family members have asthma, so they do not tolerate smoke in any quantity.
Ziggi nosed his way out into the hallway, which he has done before but he stays close to our door and bolts back inside when people appear. But this time, we noticed after a few minutes that he was nowhere to be found. We searched indoors first since cats hide or fall asleep in strange places, but he wasn't anywhere.
We searched the neighborhood, shaking his food bag and calling, but no response. We put our message on Facebook and someone recommended PawBoost. Right away, PawBoost sent recommendations for finding cats. Even though we had searched everywhere, we decided to follow the directions and wait until later at night when it was quiet.
We got our flashlights and our phones, armed with food bags and catnip, and went looking. Sure enough, Ziggi was hiding under a car. We called, but he still didn't make a sound. Finally, we got down on hands and knees to look ALL the way under the car. As soon as he saw our faces, he responded to our calls with little kitten meows. Then he came out from under the car, crying, and let me pick him up.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to people looking for their pet. The community was very supportive, and the tips for finding cats DIRECTLY led us to finding Ziggi. Without PawBoost, we might have given up hope after another few days. Ziggi is microchipped, but it could have been too late for him without the tips from PawBoost. Thank you for this service!"
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"Josie is a sweet, playful, little cat who never roams farther than a couple of houses in any direction. She wandered into a neighbor's garage and climbed up into the rafters. They didn't know she was up there and shut the door.
A few days later, they heard her crying and tried to get her out but she backed up into a corner and couldn't be reached. They left the door open for her to get out and when they didn't hear her crying anymore they assumed she had gotten out. They did not know who she belonged to.
In the meantime, we posted her missing on every local website and on PawBoost and HomeAgain where her chip is registered. We had many neighbors looking for her, including the high school students a couple blocks away. We also got a bunch of stakes and painted the tops of them fluorescent orange, attached PawBoost posters to them and put them all over the neighborhood.
When our neighbor came home for lunch one day she heard crying in the garage again and this time Josie poked her little, white head out of the rafters. The neighbor recognized Josie from the PawBoost posters, got our phone number from the poster and called us.
Josie was stuck up in the rafters and could not get down by herself for 10 days. She had to be rescued. She was welcomed home by our 3 other cats and especially by her best friend, our very large golden retriever, who she plays with and snuggles with every day.
I will recommend PawBoost to others. The quality of the poster is excellent and it was nice not having to create my own poster at a time when I was feeling stressed. It is also very eye-catching, which is what you need to draw attention to your lost pet. Thank you PawBoost."
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"My husband thought Max was inside our apartment, but he must have gotten out of the door somehow. That is when he went downstairs, crossed the street and unfortunately got hit by a car. I posted flyers all over my area about 4-5 mile radius.
Meanwhile, I went to social media and found PawBoost to post Max’s disappearance. The lady who hit Max called my cellphone early that evening and told me what had happened to our Max and that he was at the shelter.
This is what I would call a miracle for us, especially for Max, because according to the lady she thought that he wouldn’t make it. Max knows that we love him so much and we would not give up on him. We have another pet named Halo and I know that two of them were looking for each other.
To make the story short, we got Max from the shelter, brought him straight to his vet where he was x-rayed and given the necessary meds. He has a broken pelvis but the vet said it will heal by itself. Now our Max is home, sweetly reunited with our Halo and the rest of our family and friends.
Thanks to your website, everyone who prayed for Max’s return and God for bringing Max back to our life. I will recommend PawBoost to my family and friends.”
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"Loki went missing around 6 AM. My daughter let our dog Meko out to potty, but she didn't realize Loki ran outside. This was probably one of the worst days of my life. I lost my dad less than 4 months ago. I didn't want to lose Loki also!!
I took this commitment of raising Loki and always loving and spoiling him. I have had him since he was 3 weeks old. His mother passed away so I bottle fed him around the clock between working and getting sleep. He is about 9 yrs old now and he is my fur baby. I was deeply sad and worried!!
I was looking for him every day and evening on foot and asked neighbors if they had seen him, but there was no luck. My mother was looking for Loki also and she was devastated about him missing. I took someone's advice putting his bed, my outfit and toys outside and he finally made it home.
I was at work when my daughter sent me a text saying, ’MOM guess what?’ That's when she sent me a picture of Loki and her. She said she heard him meowing and scratching at the door while she was on the computer. He ran inside right to his food and water. That's when my daughter FaceTimed me and Loki was meowing when he heard my voice. I was crying tears of happiness!!
PawBoost, thank you so much for everything. This is one of the best sites ever. Loki now has a GPS and a collar on him!! I would recommend PawBoost to friends and family. Thanks for loving the fur babies of the world!! God bless animal lovers!”
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"Fifi went missing around 3 AM when a neighbor's cat came onto the property and got into a fight with her. There was fur flying everywhere until I was able to intervene. She then disappeared under the verandah and could not be persuaded to come inside.
Despite having access to the house during the night, she did not come inside and in the morning she was no longer under the verandah. No amount of calling and food bag shaking could raise her.
At that point, I became extremely stressed and anxious as she belongs to my very sick mum who entrusted her to my care while she was recovering from her illness. I imagined the horror and misery my mum would experience when I had to tell her what had happened.
After I created an alert I got some neighbor responses due to the alert, letter box drops and showing her photo to neighbors. I felt that there could be a chance I would get her back.
I felt physically sick yesterday worrying whether she had been run over or was stuck in someone's backyard until they returned from school holidays. Late in the evening, I heard a scratch on the front door which was unusual because neither my cat nor Fifi did this when they wanted to come inside.
I opened the door and to my utter joy and relief Fifi marched in and went straight to her room and had a good feed followed by bed, without any knowledge of the angst she had caused her carer.
PawBoost is a wonderful service and reaches so many pet lovers and I was so grateful to receive their responses, empathy and encouragement. Happy ending!!"
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"Roxy ran away on December 31 2017. We are thinking the fireworks and noises scared her. We posted flyers, visited our local shelter and posted on social media.
We looked for her for about 3 months with what seemed like no good luck would come to us. Our children were heart broken to know a member of our family was gone, alone and possibly hurt.
On September 18, 2018, nearly 9 months later, we got a call from our local shelter. A Good Samaritan had walked her in and luckily we had chipped her prior. One of the smartest decisions we have made. And we were reunited with our Roxy that day.
PawBoost was extremely helpful with messages about similar looking dogs and the areas they were seen in. Thank you for all the open eyes to get all the local lost pups back to their homes and families."
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"First of all, I have ALS and I'm not very good with stairs. One Saturday night, Bella and I were here alone and I went upstairs to take a shower and as always Bella followed. When I was done with the shower I came out of the bathroom and Bella got under my feet and I tripped and went down 13 steps head over heels.
I was unconscious for a while, not sure how long. Bella was licking my face and I guess that's what woke me up. I couldn't stand up because my shoulder, hip, and foot on my right side were injured. Bella was being insistent about going outside in our fenced in backyard. I pulled myself to the back door grabbing my cell on the way. I reached up to let her out and then dialed 911.
The first responders showed up, then EMS. As they were putting me on a backboard I asked if they would let Bella in before they took me to the ambulance. Apparently, just after they were speeding me to the hospital, someone had opened the back door to let her in without making sure the front door was securely shut.
We learned this the next morning when Joe arrived home and neither Bella nor I was here. Once I was released on Wednesday I posted everywhere on the Internet I could find and did that daily. Joe received an email from PawBoost a little over a week later and there was a picture of my baby.
Her feet are a bit raw from her excursion and she's shaky. I gave her a Tylenol to help with the paw pain. I used to be a vet tech and knew that it would help ease it some until we can get her to the vet in the morning and get her checked out and microchipped.
We hope no other family ever has to go through this but we know it's inevitable and we will recommend PawBoost to anyone who will listen. Now that she's home I can rest and heal too.”
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"Jinx is trained as an indoor cat. Considering this life is not made to learn only indoor experience, we have trained Jinx and his sister, Whiskers to learn about outdoor experiences. So Jinx and Whiskers go out and even spend the night outside. We find them the next morning on the chairs on the deck, waiting for us to open the back door for them. Every time.
One Tuesday afternoon we fed them and then let them out, as usual. The next morning, only Whiskers was waiting on the chair. We thought Jinx would come home later, but in the afternoon there was still no sign of him. The next day we started to get alarmed and asked around what to do and where to check. We even went to the Mississauga animal shelter to ask about him.
The following Tuesday, when I was preparing the lunches for the family, Whiskers went outside. After about 15 min, I saw someone at the door. When I went to open the door I realized it was Jinx. I can't explain what a big surprise this was for me and the kids to see Jinx home!!!
We were so happy!! Jinx, on the other hand, he was a bit scared. I believe he was captive somewhere. He was fed, no signs of fighting with animals...but scared. After the day at home, he's back to his old habits and playing, just being Jinx. We love him!!! Welcome home, Jinx!
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. The network created is very helpful for so many lost animals."
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