Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"One Saturday I was super sick and as a result I had some groceries and medicine delivered to the house. When I opened the door Loomy went to relieve himself at the bush in front of our steps, as per usual. I assumed he was coming back inside so I took the bags from the delivery person and turned to put them in the house and Loomy was gone.
I thought he was in the backyard and would come scratching at the door in a few, but the few minutes never happened so I began my search for him to no avail. On Sunday, I started posting flyers and asking everyone I saw about him.
I heard stories that he was hit by a car, that he walked out of my subdivision, or that someone was holding him for ransom. Near 11pm I called my mom crying thinking the worse when I got a text message stating, 'I know where your dog is.' I was relieved and I thanked the person for giving me hope back.
At 12:58am my telephone rings and the person on the other end apologized for calling late but they had my dog. They said they found him and took him with them to New Orleans because they didn’t want to leave him on the streets. I got dressed quickly and got Loomy.
PawBoost helped in that it connected me to Ms. Cathy. She was my Godsend. She gave me so many resources and things to do to find Loomy. I would and I have recommended PawBoost to a friend and another person in my subdivision who has a pet missing."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Loomy's alert. He is home safe and sound :)
"I had come home from the store and I dropped a box and the screen door was partially left open, when I went back to shut it, I noticed that Mickey was out on the porch. I went to grab him and it scared him and he went flying out into the backyard and I could not find him.
He went under the shed and we could not get him to come out for anything. I finally had to give up around midnight and hoped that he would just come to the door in the morning even though he hadn't been out since I found him when he was young.
I went out the next morning and he was gone. For the next 6 weeks, I searched every night, set my alarm for 2 am every morning and out I went. I never had any luck. So I set up a humane trap in hopes of catching him. I did catch 2 raccoons, 2 possums and 2 other cats which I all released.
Then, last week my neighbor saw him out back by the woods. That Friday night was my birthday and I did not feel like going out since I was still worried about Mickey.
My grand daughters were singing happy birthday to me and out of the corner of my eye I saw Mickey walking in our backyard. I went right out and was very quiet and called his name but he still ran from me. That night I put the trap out again and got up a few times during the night and checked it, but nothing.
That Saturday morning I got up and found him in the trap very scared and meowing loudly. I just started shaking I was so excited. I took him right into the house and treated him right away for fleas and then took him right to the vet.
His weight had dropped from 12 lbs to 8 lbs but other than that he seemed fine. Just still very scared but happy to be home. We have been spoiling him all week, it was the best birthday present ever. We are so happy to have him back.
Thank you PawBoost for getting the word out. I think it helped since a lot of people around me kept an eye out for him."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mickey's alert. Mickey showed up after 6 weeks of being gone :)
"After working a long shift at work I returned home to let my indoor/outdoor cat, Tango outside for his usual 'run out and pee before bed routine.' Only this time, he got caught up in a windstorm and a cat overstepping Tango’s territory.
I called and called several times, yet he didn’t come home. The next morning I worried, because there was still no Tango. As soon as I walked outside I saw a large amount of fur dispersed in the driveway. This was a sign that he might be hurt or in trouble.
I set out on foot but did not have any luck finding him. My good friend assembled active duty Air-Force volunteers to assist in the search, yet Tango was no where to be found. I called around to some of the shelters and one recommendation was to post his disappearance on PawBoost.
I immediately posted and began receiving messages instantaneously from folks sharing my post throughout the city. The app and people involved in helping find him made me feel like I had an army behind me.
After several hours of searching and calling his name, I returned home to relax. While sobbing to my girlfriend on the phone, I heard a faint meow at the backdoor. It was Tango! Tango was hungry, slightly injured and tired.
I will recommend PawBoost to any and everyone because of the tight community of animal lovers sharing the same drive to help your loved animal come home safely."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tango's alert and helped look for him. He returned tired and hungry, but safe :)
"I was driving home from work during rush hour and as I turned into my ally, I saw a white dog run across the street through a lucky break in the traffic. I quickly pulled into my parking spot, ran to the front of my building and was able to call over a very happy and friendly white husky.
He came to me and I checked his harness for tags. None. So I brought him inside my apartment. I wasn't sure exactly what to do so I began searching for animal services in LA. Unfortunately, Los Angeles Animal Services was closed because of the holiday so I found PawBoost quickly and posted a picture.
I put my new friend in my bedroom and drove to the neighborhood in the direction he came from. I assumed someone would be out searching for him and I might hear the calls, but no luck. When I returned home I began to notice notifications coming in from potential owners. One specifically from a woman who saw my post and a separate post with a pet who looked very similar, also located in the same area.
This was about 2 hours after I put up my post. Claudia had already spoken to the owner and sent me her number. I checked the post and sure enough, this was Kylo I had been hanging out with. So I called Rafia who lives several blocks away and they were at my door in minutes.
Alls well that ends well. Just happy we were able to get him home so quick. All PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Kylo's alert. Kylo is home safe because of a caring, pet-loving community came together :)
"Daisy belongs to my daughter who was leaving with my grandkids to California one Friday. Daisy ran out the door when I arrived to pick them up at 4:00 am. She disappeared into the dark with no trace of her. Needless to say, a fun trip turned into a weekend of tears.
I posted, searched the neighborhood numerous times going door to door, went to the humane society, prayed and almost gave up. Someone told me about posting on PawBoost so I did. There was an eruption of Facebook shares of people sharing Daisy's picture. They were all sharing my pain.
My daughter arrived on Monday. I received a call out of the blue Monday at 10:30 PM from a wonderful lady telling me to check the website. She thought a found dog looked like Daisy and it was! I contacted the family that found Daisy and she is home and we are all a family again.
The PawBoost community came out with support in ways I cannot explain. There were phone calls, emails and Facebook posts. My family and I are now on the website trying to help more families reunite. This site is super awesome!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Daisy's alert. Daisy is home safe and sound with her family :)
"Pete decided to fly onto my boyfriend's (his owner) shoulder just as he was walking out the door. When he tried to reverse back inside, Pete got spooked and flew out. He circled around for a while, but then flew away and disappeared.
I posted his picture on Facebook, and a friend recommended to post on Nextdoor. I did that, and someone there recommended to post on PawBoost, which I also did.
A woman named Caroline commented on my post that she spotted Pete on the tennis courts. She actually called me and my boyfriend and went looking for him. Her call gave me hope that Pete was still alive.
Then, this lady found Pete on her front yard (about two miles away from my house), so she brought him in. She asked her neighbors, and texted some friends, and someone told her they had seen my post and gave her my number. She called me, and the rest is history.
I would recommend everyone to use PawBoost, because the more the word gets spread, the more chances there are to find the missing pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pete's alert. A special thank you to the woman who found him and brought him inside to safety :)
"Felix went missing one Monday during a photo shoot at Lincoln Park with me and my fiance. Since he is a very timid cat, you could imagine how scared and sad we were that he was most likely hiding and wouldn't come out to our voice. Around 11pm we, unfortunately, had to head back home. One of the worst parts about each night was our other cat meowing and crying because she missed her brother.
The next day we posted on PawBoost and were shocked by how many people shared, liked, and gave suggestions on how to find him. Some suggestions we used were to bring his litter, our clothes, a styrofoam cooler with a hole cut out the side (so he could keep warm), and a cat trap next to the last place we saw him.
With all the love, support, and brilliant suggestions on how to get him back, we hoped that we would find our boy. Each day we would go look but no luck. Finally, we received a call that our boy was in the trap. I rushed over and it was him! Besides being a little weak and losing a couple pounds he is healthy and happy to be home.
I would highly recommend PawBoost to a friend. Since my fiance and I had never lost a cat and were new to the area, the support is what gave us hope and we would have never known to do some of the rescue techniques that were shared with us."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Felix's alert. He is now home safe and sound :)
"Kira bolted through the DogWatch fence at daybreak when she spotted deer that I didn’t see when I took her out. I searched and called out for her all day and into the night. My biggest worry was hunting season here and I thought maybe someone would shoot her due to looking kind of like a coyote.
I made lost dog flyers and started to pass them out and post in the area. The third person I came to saw her picture and said he had just seen her earlier about a 1/4 mile from the house. I thanked him and went to that area and started calling for her but no Kira.
I went back to the house and got my black lab she plays with and went back to that area and started calling. I then walked over to a house and there she was laying down on the porch and just like she left she bolted towards us and I snapped a leash on her and back home she went.
What a huge sigh of relief! Kira is a German Shepherd/Mali cross and was training to be a SAR K9 but had to retire because of hip dysplasia but is still a very active girl.
I would recommend PawBoost because it’s a tool to help get your fur kids back home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Kira's alert. She was gone about 28 hours and was tired and hungry but other than that in good shape :)
"Whiskey was adopted from a rescue shelter about a month ago. He was just getting used to his surroundings and he's a bit nervous and skittish. Whiskey ran away as we were playing with him and someone opened the door. He sort of snuck out right before our eyes!
We drove around all night looking for him. Four different cars were in search past sundown, then again the following days. We were starting to feel like we might not find him. We took to putting ads in all the local groups on social media for lost pets. I joined PawBoost and it really helped because someone saw him on PawBoost and my Facebook. Whiskey appeared on NextDoor with the help of two others seeing him on ads.
Someone finally reached out to me on Facebook. I was then able to find the last person who saw him. I went to the neighborhood where he was last seen to find him shivering and hiding under a small space behind some homes. I would have never found him without the many kind people who came together to lead me to him. It was incredible.
PawBoost made it possible to find out about other groups to join, automatically placed an alert, gave info on what to do to find him and recommended us to alert the chip company. It was on a weekend so the shelters were closed.
Thank you so much for all that you do to help reunite families with their pets. There were tears of joy everywhere! I've already recommended PawBoost to other pet owners I know."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Whiskey's alert. Whiskey is home safe and sound :)
"A gentleman was trying to catch the dog as it was crossing back and forth on a major highway. I thought he was the owner and continued to get ready to leave for church.
About 30 minutes later, when I went to leave I saw the dog running down the middle of the road on the same highway and I was afraid he would get hit. I tried several times to get the little dog to come to me with no avail.
Several others tried to help me, but the poor boy would not come closer than 2 feet. My son then tried to catch him but left my van door open. The dog circled our van and jumped in.
I posted the information to PawBoost first, and then several other social media sites along with calling shelters and vets to get the word out. It was not until that night that the family saw Brewster on your site and contacted me to set up a meeting to get him back. Brewster was so happy to see them.
I would recommend PawBoost as it was easy and asked questions that I never would have thought to list in a post generated by myself. It takes the guess work out of putting information in a mutual place so lost/found pets can be reunited with their families. Thanks!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Brewster's alert. A special thank you to the people who helped keep this sweet fur baby from getting run over :)
"My adorable Lucy dug out under the fence one Sunday afternoon. She was picked up by my neighbor, who was unaware of her belonging to me. My neighbor was wonderful enough to take her to the 24 hr local vet to have her chip read, though unfortunately, it was not picking up the information.
So, she was left at the vet's office with no other choice available to my neighbor. At that point I had posted ALL over Pinellas County with her missing information! And another one of my neighbor's saw it on PawBoost, where I initially posted her missing.
My WONDERFUL neighbor then posted it to our local neighborhood site where I got information within minutes from so many wonderful people! I was able to obtain the location and information of the vet she was taken to, and the neighbor who took her.
Then, I was fortunate to find out she was taken to the pound, where I called first thing Monday morning, and confirmed her whereabouts!!! If it was not for PawBoost, my neighbor would have not taken this and ran with it to my neighborhood site for me to locate my precious Lucy!!!
And the next best part to this story?? I was put in touch (through receiving her prayers and communication on finding Lucy) with a wonderful new 'cavi' mommy who heads a Cavalier Club. So now, my Lucy and her sister, Bella are not just reunited, but now are the happy new members of the local Cavi Club!!
Thank you to all of you who helped me with one of the most devastating times in my life!! I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people who truly care about others, without expecting something in return!! And most of all, THANK YOU PAWBOOST!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lucy's alert. Lucy is home and safe! Lucy's parent is blessed to have had wonderful, caring people help them through such a sad time :)
"A neighbor texted me to let me know there was a dog on my porch. I didn't think much of it, probably just someone's pet they were walking that wandered onto our porch. I was sure they would move along with their owner.
I look outside, and there's Sasha, taking a nap on our doormat! I immediately grabbed some pictures and began posting everywhere I could on social media sites, PawBoost, and our neighborhood app/group.
We didn't try to capture Sasha because we are not allowed to have dogs in our rental home, but we did feed her and gave her water and a blanket to lay on our deck. She didn't run away, she just napped on our front porch and back deck.
I don't know what made her stay, but something must have told her we would do all we could to help her. My husband works at a non-profit park for military families, so he took Sasha to work with him and she played and enjoyed the grounds while I continued searching for her owner.
Sasha's owners contacted me, they had talked to a dog-loving neighbor who had seen my post on our neighborhood app/group. They showed up and Sasha was so excited to see them, especially the family's three little girls!
PawBoost is a great resource as it cuts down on how many places you have to post. Numerous people saw and shared Sasha's photos, as she is a beautiful, friendly dog and they wanted to see her reunited with her owners.
I would highly recommend using PawBoost to get word out about lost pets. I highly discourage taking lost pets to a shelter, they are full enough as it is and the closer that pet is to where they got lost, the easier it will be for their owner to find them.
It's best to try as hard as you can to find the owner yourself, using sites like PawBoost. It may take some work on your part, but PawBoost makes it easier."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sasha's alert. A special thank you to Sasha's finders for keeping her safe and returning her back to her family :)
"Some friends and I were staying out in Harpers Ferry for a fun cabin weekend. On Sunday morning Polly got spooked while the front door was open and took off sprinting. I went yelling after her as fast as I could but she was gone just like that.
What was a fun, relaxing weekend with friends quickly turned into a nightmare in a remote, unfamiliar area in the country. Our hope was that Polly would make it out of the forest without getting stuck or eaten and would find people to help her.
Through freezing rain and heavy winds, we just kept walking through forests, fields or around houses looking. We took turns sitting out on the porch all night in case she showed up.
However, the most amazing part of this story is the people. Every time I was about to lose hope and break down, someone was always there to hold me up. Our family and friends, all the non-profit organizations and volunteers, professional pet rescuers and the social media communities were all amazing in helping us.
The entire community dropped what they were doing to help search for her and gather any resources possible. I was astounded at the non-wavering hope in finding this tiny dog and their relentless efforts to find her.
So many tears throughout this weekend, but the best were Polly’s tears of happiness when she was finally reunited with us. A kind man found her out in his yard 3 miles from our cabin. As soon as he came outside she walked right up to him.
He brought her right in with dog food after 26 hours out in the wilderness, read her dog tag, called us, and we came and picked her right up. It’s estimated she traveled 10-11 miles based on a sighting the previous morning.
It was truly a miracle she was brought back to us and I am so happy our family is reunited again. Thank you again so much to everyone for your love, support, advice, help, and prayers."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Polly's alert. Polly is now home safe and sound :)
"I let Maggs out back to potty in my boyfriend’s backyard like she always does when we first get there. I leave her out back in the backyard anywhere from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes depending on if she did her business at home before we left.
I went to call for her to come back inside after about 5 minutes and she didn’t come. Not unusual though. A family of cats live underneath my boyfriend's house and Maggs is always searching high and low for those kitty cats.
I initially crouched down to call her out from under the house. I called her name a dozen times and then went back inside to see if my boyfriend could coax her out. He came outside to help and I happened to look over at the fence and that’s when I noticed the hole in the ground. Just big enough for a kitty or mini dachshund to slide through.
My stomach sank. I immediately knew Maggs had chased a cat out of the backyard. Since about 15 minutes had passed from me letting her out I thought there was little to no chance of me finding her in the neighborhood at night.
It was nearly 9pm at this point and panic set in. We walked around the streets to no avail — resting for about 30 minutes between each trek back out. We eventually called it a night around 1am and my heart sank — I’d lost my Maggs.
Between PawBoost, Nextdoor and Facebook, I was connected to someone who saw a post in two of the three places. She connected the dots and reached out to me via Facebook Messenger. A few calls and texts later and I was connected with the sweet couple who found and cared for my sweet Maggs!
I recommend PawBoost and any and all communication platforms are worth trying when you’ve suddenly lost a loved one!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Maggs' alert. Maggs' mama is happily reunited with her sweet girl :)
"The puppy was wandering around very close to a busy street. My husband called to it and sat on the ground to appear less scary to the puppy. Then, the puppy came running and was very friendly. He picked him up, gave him water and wrapped him in a warm blanket.
After posting an ad on PawBoost, I starting receiving replies and shares. One person on Facebook remembered seeing the missing posting from the owner. She sent it to us and we reached out to the owner to tell her we had him! We kept him 1 day and 1 night in total.
Turns out, the owner who lives around the corner from our house has a young daughter who accidentally left the front door open just enough for a curious puppy to walk right out. The owner was grateful to have Monkey home again and her young daughter was emotional to have her friend back home.
I used PawBoost once before with my Molly. A senior dog; 18 years young that got out of the backyard. I was very worried as she had Cancer and could not see or hear very well. I used the flyers you provided and posted on poles at all intersections and major streets in our area.
A couple had picked her up as she was running in the streets. It took a few days to recover her. The couple who had her went back to the area they found her and saw one of the flyers we put up and called us. I was SO grateful they did that.
Our Molly passed away of natural causes months after that incident. I will never forget that act of kindness from a stranger that allowed Molly to pass peacefully with her family that loves her.
I have used PawBoost twice. Both with happy endings. I would recommend PawBoost to all pet parents that have a fur baby that goes missing or that finds a fur baby. Pay it forward.
Thank you PawBoost. What you do for our pets, helps us to get the word out quickly to your network and the flyers are so helpful."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Monkey's alert. We send our condolences to Molly's family for their loss and thank them for reuniting this puppy with his family :)
"It was a normal Friday night, like any other; dinner, dishes, and binge-watching our favorite shows. I put Wynnie on her 35' foot nylon leash so she can do her business and get ready for an evening of rest in the kennel.
Wynnie typically barks when she is ready to come in, usually after about 15 minutes. After 20 minutes or so, my youngest daughter walked in the house with a friend. We chatted for a bit and then I asked her to let the dog in.
30 seconds later my daughter comes back into the house and says, she broke her leash and ran off. Since this wasn't the first time she's run off, we hopped into the cars and went searching. We called her name for more than 2 hours, but came up with nothing.
The next morning I hit all the channels possible for finding my lost girl. This included notifying the sheriff's office, animal control, humane society, Nextdoor, PawBoost and a couple of other local websites.
Needless to say, we spent a long and sad weekend hoping for some news about Wynnie. On Monday morning, we received a phone call from animal control telling us they had Wynnie. I wanted to rush right down there and get my baby, but I had to settle for 1:00 PM when they opened.
Once I paid my fines, they brought her out and she jumped up to me and began licking my face. I could not have been happier to have my girl back in my arms!
I am grateful to organizations like PawBoost for their willingness to step in on behalf of families and their pets. A great mission, what a joy it must be to see happy families reunited!!
I wanted to be sure that I had taken EVERY STEP possible to find my dog and PawBoost was a definite must-do in our search. If anyone finds themselves in this spot, make sure you contact PawBoost. The kindness and compassion of the community was an absolute gift in the midst of this storm."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Wynnie's alert. She is happy to be home with her family, safe and sound :)
"Belle went missing one late Saturday afternoon. She's old, deaf, and lets her nose do the walking. I thought my husband had an eye on her, but he thought I did. She doesn't usually go farther than our yard, looks up, if she doesn't see me or the other 2 dogs, she heads to the house or garage.
We never leave them out alone, and now not without a leash. That day made us painfully aware how things change in an instant! It was about an hour later when we both realized she was no where around! We went knocking on doors, searching bushes, and any place we could find.
My daughter put her on a Craigslist and I searched out other sites, PawBoost was one of them. I printed up fliers and put them around the neighborhood that night. It was grueling to say the least. My daughter gave me Babs Fry's number, who gave us some tips we weren't aware of.
I put out large, pink poster boards with her picture and info in black felt pen. Feet from the mailbox on a light pole it was seen within the hour of putting it up. We got the call! The neighbor thought she was a stray. They were gentle with her. She wouldn't eat or drink, so they got some gourmet wet food and put chicken broth in the water for her.
I felt she wouldn't have made it the week, because she's 15 1/2 yrs old, and rather frail. Not eating for days would do her in. We are all happy she's home! She's back on her anti inflammatory, eating and drinking fine.
I would highly recommend PawBoost. The encouragement of other pet owners looking out for her was very calming! I actually thought I'd never see her again, she would pass and I wouldn't be there with her. She will pass one day, but if in my power I will be there holding her tight and she will know how loved she is!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Belle's alert, sent great suggestions and prayers. She was missing for 2 days until a neighbor saw her posters! Another happy ending :)
"Trip went missing one Saturday night when he was in the car with my son and his girlfriend. They got in a bad car wreck and Trip got out of the window and took off from the shock. We stayed around afterwards trying to find him but he never came.
Then, the next day came and I went searching and searching and nothing. I did this all the way up until we found him. My son just got out of the hospital, because he had to have two major surgeries and he was in there 6 days, the same length of time that Trip was missing.
We went searching near the wreck and a few people told us that they had seen a white dog around the area. So we continued hollering, looking around and asking people. After about 2 hours or so we finally backed the car in and just sat and waited to see if we might see him.
Then, here he comes walking around from behind a building and he came to us and he was so excited. My son and I were crying because Trip was missing for six long days and nights in the area he had no clue about.
We got him home, he ate just a little and drank lots of water. We got him warm and checked out and he's okay. He slept a lot with my son who is still recovering from the surgeries.
I appreciate all of the help everyone gave us and looking for Trip. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost a pet, because the more people looking the better and it's reassuring knowing there are others helping you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Trip's alert. It is a miracle Trip is home safe and sound with his family :)
"Gru jumped or accidentally fell out of the car window on the way to the dog park. People were chasing after him so he ran and hid. He would not come back when called. We posted on all the websites I could, including PawBoost.
There were very few postings of any dogs like bearded collies and they weren't that close to his description. It became very discouraging over the five months he was gone, because there were no actual reports on his whereabouts.
Then, there was a posting and call to my wife that a lady thought a dog hanging around her house near the woods might be him on PawBoost. She went to the area and waited for him to show. He did but when she got out of car he took off into woods. She went after him calling him with no response, but she could tell it was him. She spent most of that day and the next with no results, but was told animal control had set traps for him.
In the meantime, I was in LA scheduled to fly home in a week. When I arrived early Wednesday morning she told me they hadn't had any luck with the traps they set up. I drove straight out to the site with my car arriving at 7AM.
I left my passenger door and window open with his leash hanging from the window. I was so tired from the flight that I fell asleep and was awakened by him licking my face a few hours later. Not really sure who was happier.
The groomer was amazed on how well the expensive flea collars work, not a single flea or tick after 5 months in the woods. We took him to the vet the next day, which he reported he was in good health. He has only been home a week, but you would never believe he was ever missing.
We have taken him to his favorite dog parks and nothing has changed. Really unreal for me. An unbelievable amazing part of my life now. I would recommend PawBoost to anyone because I wouldn't have him back otherwise."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gru's alert. After 5 months he is finally home :)
"One Friday, Penny ran out of the front door when my husband opened it to go outside. She squeezed between his leg and the door frame and bolted once she got outside.
Although there were sightings of her that evening about a half mile away from home, Penny ultimately ended up in a neighbor’s back yard around the corner from home. After being gone for 27 hours, the neighbor spotted her in the yard and called us.
Earlier that day, we put flyers in the doors of all the houses in the area and put up flyers on telephone polls throughout our development. To keep her warm, they gave her a hot bath and even blow dried her! They also fed her.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost, because it helped raise awareness on social media and you can never have too much awareness when it comes to a missing dog!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Penny's alert. Penny is home safe and sound with her family :)
"I was taking the trash out when Leo slipped out the door and off the balcony (not a big drop thankfully). There is a lot of woods behind my complex. Typically, he stays in the general area of the door. This time was different. He ran into the woods and I tried to catch him. Unfortunately, he went so far I could no longer see or hear him.
I reported him lost to his microchip company and PawBoost. All of the comments and tips definitely helped. I happened to go check the back patio door where he initially escaped.
That's where I sat his food and litter box (a tip from a member) and Leo was sitting right outside the door. I thought I was seeing things. I opened the door and sure enough Leo was there and came right in. I was so happy.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend. All of the shares and tips from other members help so much. It has helped me twice and not that I want my baby to go missing again, but if he does PawBoost is my go-to for help. Thanks PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Leo's alert. Leo safely returned home and now his pet parent can breath easy again :)
"Lennon is my daughter's dog, my grand dog, and my dog's brother. We are so thankful to have him back tonight.
My daughter had let him out to go to the bathroom this morning, along with his sister who also lives with my daughter. Yes, we have three of the puppies from the same litter. Very lucky. She went and called both dogs in, and Sadie, his sister, came right in, but Lennon did not which is not totally suspicious, but she had a feeling that something was not right.
So, she went out and started calling for him and walked out into the woods behind their house. By the time an hour had passed and she had not found him, she gave me a call. That was when I went online and found your website. I posted our information right away, and within minutes people had shared the fact that he was missing.
In addition to posting on your website, I also called the police nonemergency number, which got me in contact with the sheriff's department. I quickly heard back from one of the deputies who got our information and headed over to the area where Lennon was, and within 20 minutes he found Lennon at an abandoned house that looks a lot like my daughter's. He was sitting on the porch.
We were very lucky to have the sheriff's department find our dog. Had that not happened, I have no doubt in my mind that his story would have been spread via your website. I will absolutely, positively stay a member of PawBoost and recommend it to everyone who needs to find a lost baby. The shares were instant."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who share Lennon's alert. He has been found and is back his mama. A special thanks to the Dare County Sheriff department for helping in the search :)
"Jeffy snuck out the front door as I was cleaning up the porch with my oldest son. He was missing for 48 hours. I put out signs, bowls of food and water, and even tied my blanket that he sleeps on to a tree incase it would help him smell his way back home.
I couldn’t sleep at all. Every phantom dog whimpering I heard I ran to the door, but he was out roaming the neighborhoods and back wooded areas. There were sightings by busy roads and between heavily wooded areas. I posted his picture and information on Facebook in my local community groups, on my local animal shelter's page, and on PawBoost.
My post on the local animal shelter’s page was shared a total of 74 times. My local community Facebook group post was shared 78 times. But the PawBoost post was shared by 322 people! It was a neighbor that found him and contact me through my local community group’s Facebook page.
322 people sharing a lost animal's picture is purely amazing! PawBoost is connected to all the right people. They are thoughtful, caring, and kind with the right intentions. Thank you for caring about my dog and having this platform to reach a community of caring, animal loving people!
I would absolutely recommend anyone who lost their animal to share with PawBoost and reach those hundreds of people out there who care about your pet!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jeffy's alert. Jeffy is home safe!
"Orion went missing because we're used to the woods, and I've never treated my wolfie boy as a captive. He follows me per his own choice, so that evening I was working with him on some off-leash training.
I stopped in Chick-fil-A really fast for a sandwich and a family thought it was so amazing he was waiting so perfectly for me that they tried to pet him and it was a little too much for the lil guy, and he bolted.
I was devastated and had already searched by myself for 4 hours before I thought of online searches. I came across PawBoost completely happenstance and thank God for these ladies who were all so dedicated and quick to jump into action for our sake!
They posted to other websites and very funny, but Orion was behind one of the ladies' house, 2.5 miles away. A neighbor of hers saw him and phoned in. The couple even put chicken out for him which he found!
We found him around 11 am, he had been missing about 13 hours at that point. I walked back in that area, going opposite from him without realizing it and turned back when I hit the dead end. Orion came towards me all slinky, pretty much where we entered that area panting, wiggly tail and body tucked low into the tall grass. The ladies took pictures and video, and I got a high 5 from him!
Later in the day, I began noticing signs that he might have been hit by a car, and these angels brought us to the vet and they helped cover his medical. He had perforated his lungs and one woman has been watching him the last 2 nights. Thank you and so much love to all of you, God's blessings at work!! <3
I most definitely recommend PawBoost to all lost pet owners. I am blown away by all of their care, dedication and rapid response team that helped me get my baby boy back!"
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"Kayda and Ryker were let outside and before it was known there was a deer on the edge of the yard and Kayda went after it and Ryker followed. This was at 11:00PM. I hiked and drove around the entire evening.
The next morning at 6:50AM, I received a call from the local police that someone had called in a sighting of a Siberian Husky. At the same time I had a friend message me on Facebook that he had seen her and another friend called my mom saying he had eyes on Ryker.
As I proceeded to the gas station that Ryker had been seen at my mom was leaving the house to help when she looked down the side walk and saw Ryker coming towards her. So Ryker was home safe. He had a few porcupine quills in his face and was covered in mud.
I continued to look for Kayda knowing she had to be close. It was very, very odd that they were separated. At 8:10AM I received a call from my vet saying that they had Kayda. An amazing women who does the paper route in town saw both of them. She was able to get Kayda into her car, but Ryker ran away.
This woman was trying to do nothing but help her. She held on to Kayda until the vet opened. At this point my social media and phone was out of control with people trying to help. The vet saw my post on PawBoost and that is how they knew it was Kayda.
They also called her microchip in and confirmed it was Kayda. I got to the vet as fast as possible. She had 15 porcupine quills in her nose and mouth and a bad cut on her paw. They kept Kayda for a few hours to get the quills out and stitched up her paw.
After that I was able to bring her home around 11AM. Both of my pups are rattled but sleeping and taking it easy. I would definitely recommend PawBoost! It was amazing how fast and far the word spread about my pups! It is a great way for anyone to find a lost loved one. Thank you so much for your services!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Kayda and Ryker's alert. From now on these pups will be cuddling with their pet parent instead of chasing deer :)
"We have had Vinny in our family for six years and he's never been outside, or even tried to sneak out. We aren't exactly sure how he got out of our house, but we think a door must have been left open for a minute and he ran out.
When we realized he was missing, we were referred to PawBoost by our animal shelter to help spread the word. After we posted our lost cat notification on the site and on Facebook, instantly people started sharing it and spreading the word we were looking for him.
One of the most helpful things was other cat owners posting tips on his post of how to get him back home. Vinny started sneaking back into our yard when we left out his litter box and blankets, which is how we were able to catch him!
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to friends with lost pets! Knowing that other people were watching out for him was so comforting. We also received helpful advice from other cat owners that I believe brought Vinny back into our home.
Thank you so so much! We have a little girl who is so happy to see her kitty again!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Vinny's alert. Vinny's family is so so happy to have him back home :)
"Gizmo went missing only 12 hours after bringing him home the first time. We didn't realize the gate was wide enough for him to slip through. So when he was let out to use the restroom, he went for a journey.
PawBoost asks specific questions and helps you make a flyer. After almost 5 1/2 hours of looking I decided it's time to put up flyers on mailboxes, clinics, shelters, the pound, and anywhere that I could.
My wonderful angel Alex found him wandering the streets, picked him up and called me when he had a moment. He even drove to my home and reunited me with my love Gizmo, a bag of doggie food and a toy.
PawBoost was easy to fill out and gave me information that I needed and wanted to learn. They sent me emails and checked in knowing I was in pain missing my baby boy Gizmo. Now I have him and I have so many people to thank, especially PawBoost.
I know if my friend/family/acquaintance lost an animal I would immediately refer them to PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Gizmo's alert. Gizmo is home safe and sound :)
"Rollie, she is an indoor/outdoor cat who one day many years ago picked us out to be her FUR-ever family. She appeared at our doorstep 8 years ago after Hurricane Sandy. We figured maybe she was stopping by to say hi and be on her way. That was not the case.
Rollie decided she was staying for good and we loved every second of it! Being that she was an outdoor cat to begin with she wasn’t too open to the idea of a litter box; therefore, whenever she needed to go to the bathroom or go explore we’d let her out and she would ALWAYS come back.
Fast forward to present day, Rollie had a break away collar in which if she decided to go climb a tree and get stuck on a branch she would be able to release herself from the collar and not choke. We opened the door to let her out and she didn’t come back.
Day 1: 'She’ll be back, this is okay.'
Day 3: 'This is odd, I don’t understand.”
Day 4: Flyers were printed and put up.
Day 8: We got a call from a neighbor who thought Rollie was a feral and needed a home.
This family made sure she had a bed, litter box, food, and toys. When we got the call we were so happy that she was safe and sound. The night prior to the call we had a terrible thunderstorm. The fact that she was indoors for that reassured us that all of our negative thoughts were just that.
Thank god for good people in this world and that our special family member is back home. She is safe and sound where she belongs! What an amazing website and community!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rollie's alert. Your kind words and positive mindsets helped Rollie's family get through this! Keep your loved ones close :)
"Pepper is 7 months old and goes to work with me at my business in Athens, Georgia. Late in the afternoon one Monday, he wandered outside while I was busy. Sadly, he was not wearing his collar (that he always has on) nor is he chipped yet.
Two girls saw him wandering on the street after he escaped and grabbed him to keep him safe. They loved on him for a few days as if he were their own until they saw a flyer we had circulated around town, so they contacted me.
PawBoost was a very useful tool to use while he was missing to help spread the word. I do not think we would have been reunited if word hadn’t spread as it had through social media, word of mouth and flyers.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost because it was very simple to set up while I was going through a very stressful situation. The platform is extremely easy to use and seemed to get a lot of exposure. I have seen several animals reunited through PawBoost, so I felt confident that it would help Pepper come home as well!
Thank you for offering a way for distressed pet parents to reunite with their fur babies!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pepper's alert. Pepper's pet parent cannot say thank you enough to her community for helping get the word out to get him home :)
"Leo is actually our neighbor's and best friend's dog. She called me crying when she found out Leo was gone. He was in their backyard which is just separated from our back yard by a fence and suddenly he was gone.
Turns out that he must have went through a part in the back where the fence kind of fell over and they could not see it because there are bushes and branches. So we looked all over and called his name and Carina (his owner) ran up and down the streets to look for him but could not find him.
While she was walking through the streets I called the cops to ask them to keep an eye out for him and to let them know he is not dangerous even though he is really big and people might be scared. Then, I posted his picture on Facebook and PawBoost.
In the meantime, my husband got home from work and since we are huge animal lovers and have two dogs and a cat ourselves, we got in the car right away and drove around looking for Leo. We saw him a few streets away and a guy had Leo on the leash together with his own dog.
He saw Leo walking around and put him on a leash and he was on his way to the dog park to see if someone knew his owner. We stopped, I opened the car door, called Leo's name and he came running, wagging his tail and jumped in the car right away.
He was so happy that we found him. We brought him home and Carina was in front of the house. When she saw that we had Leo in the car she came running, crying, and was so happy he was back home.
It was heartwarming and overwhelming to see how many people shared the post and tried to help so fast. We absolutely would recommend PawBoost to other people."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Leo's alert. This is a picture of Leo back home in Carina's arms. The sweet baby is all sleepy and happy :)
"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!"
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"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."
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"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."
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"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."
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