Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"The night Sam disappeared was because he snuck out of the car as I was getting out. Because I didn’t see him get out I assumed he was in the back seat, but he wasn’t. I drove away and didn't notice he was missing until I was at my next stop.
After going back to where I had been and searching until 1:00 AM, I went home, made flyers and contacted PawBoost. I then drove back to the area where he got out and passed out flyers until 4:00 AM.
The next day, I was checking my email and someone had taken him to Animal Humane! When I went to pick him up, the woman told me that my number on Sam’s chip had been disconnected. She then went to PawBoost, where my number is current, compared Sam to the pictures and realized it was a match.
Cathy, Sam’s angel, found Sam at someone’s front door of her apartment trying to get in. The person answered the door and said they didn’t have a dog. Cathy sat with Sam while he shivered and gained his trust. She was finally able to pick him up and take him into her apartment.
The next day, she took him to PetSmart and then to Animal Humane. She said he sat on her lap and looked out the window. He was probably thinking that he had a new mom and a new life. He was happy to see me.
If it hadn’t been for PawBoost, Animal Humane wouldn’t have had a phone number to contact me or it may have taken days before they got ahold of me. I am so thankful to everyone who helped reunite me with Sam.
PawBoost got the word out on Sam immediately. When I woke up the next morning 78 people had already shared it on Facebook. PawBoost also made it so easy to print flyers. It really helped to know that so many people were aware of Sam’s disappearance and on the look out."
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"It was just a regular evening when we let Theo out to go pee before bedtime. I let him out and went upstairs to brush my teeth. The outside temperature was -20 degrees, so I was in a hurry to get back downstairs to let him in. When I opened the rear door to let him in, I could not find him.
I turned on the exterior house floodlights which light up the perimeter of the house and grounds. I put on my insulated boots and heavy jacket, and searched outside for him. He was nowhere to be found. He never wanders off, even in warm temperatures.
With all of the new social media products available, I had no idea how people today post lost pet notices. I came back in the house, logged on to my computer, and immediately searched the internet for 'lost dog in Marion, IA.' Several posting sites came up, and PawBoost was one of them.
I completed the PawBoost alert of Theodore around 11:00 PM. The next morning, I had several replies of condolences and hopes of finding our lost dog. One of the replies actually stated they had found Theo and he was inside their home warm and safe.
We live in a rural and agricultural area, with only a few homes in the area. A young lady was driving home and saw Theo on the side of the road. She pulled over and concerned about the cold weather she put him in her car and drove home.
She contacted me via text message that she had Theo, and I arranged to pick him up the next morning. I am not a big fan of all this social media invading our children's lives, but at times like this you want to reach out to as many people as quickly as possible and this social media product really did work.
Thank you for providing a quick and easy (and free) method of alerting others of a lost pet. These pets are like our children, and when they come up missing, it is most definitely a very serious emergency."
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"My husband, Lee was getting ready to take the 3 dogs, Dash, Bo, and our son’s dog, Roscoe out to potty one evening. As the garage door slowly opened, the dogs saw deer in between our house and the neighbors. Roscoe stayed, but Dash and Bo immediately broke free chasing the deer.
Lee quickly put Roscoe back in the house, but, Dash and Bo were in the woods across the street faster than lightning. There is a small creek that stopped Dash, but Bo was able to jump it with ease and he was gone.
After our efforts were fruitless, I decided to stay home and keep watch while Lee, our kids, and neighbors continued searching. I began posting on social media and our neighborhood sites. That was how I found PawBoost and immediately set up an account. I was so grateful because it was one more thing that could help me get the word out. PawBoost made me feel like I was contributing to the search in a real way.
By 1am, there wasn’t much more that we could do since it was so dark out. The next morning, Lee went out searching for Bo beginning at 5:30am. He walked all over the woods and streets multiple times, even retracing areas he’d already been.
After about 4 hours of searching, he happened to see some crows flying over an area where he hadn’t looked. Could the crows be leading him to a dead carcass? That’s when he saw him sitting there looking directly at him.
Bo didn’t recognize him at first because he was wearing a toboggan, scarf and coat, so he took them off. Then, Bo immediately recognized him, but his leash was caught on a limb and wrapped around a small tree. He didn’t bark, but wagged his tail like crazy and when Lee ran to him, he licked him ferociously.
We are so incredibly thankful for the crows and grateful for all the prayers for his safe return and recovery. We truly believe God sent those crows to lead Lee to Bo."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bo's alert. His family is truly grateful and humbled to live in such an amazing community :)
"Someone had broken into my house and my dogs got out and Bear was the only one we could not find. We talked to the APL and people in the neighborhood and then put up flyers. People kept seeing him and the APL said he was running with another dog on the street.
We were out every night looking for him but we never had any luck. Then, one morning I went out to heat up the van to get the kids ready for school and my son saw a black dog run past the van and towards the grocery store. I couldn't believe it so I hit reverse and went looking for my baby yet again.
I thought I missed my shot and he was gone again. Then, I thought maybe he went the other direction so I went around the block and OMG I couldn't believe my eyes, it was him. I put my window down and called his name and he stopped running and was looking around for me. I called him again and he coward to the ground when I hit my brakes.
I jumped out of my van and called him again. I told him to come here and he jumped up and ran into my arms. I was on my phone with my mom at the time so she heard everything. He was in my arms and crying. I was crying and my mom on the other end was crying. On the way home all we did was cry. I got him home and he wouldn't leave my side. Thank God, I missed him so much. I thank everyone for keeping me in touch on his whereabouts."
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"Our fur baby Mimi went missing one morning after she and her doggy sister were let out to use the potty and play. We were reunited 3 days later when a man saw her photo and came to our home.
He said she was living outside of his home up the road. She was afraid of him so we followed him and when I got out and yelled for her she came running, happy as could be. It was a very tearful reunion.
After searching our property and nearby properties for hours each day I had lost all hope. PawBoost helped us get Mimi home, and we couldn’t be more happy! I will recommend PawBoost to everyone searching for a lost fur baby."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mimi's alert. Mimi is now home safe and sound :)
"We just recently moved into a new home a street down from the family home and Duke got out. He tried to make his way back to his familiar surrounds, but unfortunately went the opposite direction and had no sense of smell due to the weekend's snow fall.
Duke was found just a few miles away, 27 hrs later by a farm owner who spotted him on his land. PawBoost was amazing help to us because it helped spread the world like wildfire, which lead to the farm owner finding our contact details within minutes.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to not only friends but to anyone who has lost a beloved pet! I was so stressed and I knew how time sensitive the situation was but I did not have the time to sit down and alert every single platform. When I found PawBoost it was a blessing and I thank everyone whole-heartedly for contributing to bringing my baby home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Duke's alert. All of those who helped went above and beyond and Duke's family is very happy to be apart of such an amazing community :)
"Sophie went out through the doggy door into the gated backyard to use the potty and didn't come back in. She is tiny but there is absolutely no way for her to escape out of the side gate and the gate was closed when I went looking for her.
Apparently she found a loose board along the back fence that led to a neighbor's yard that allowed access to the street. Somehow she managed to go all the way around the block where a neighbor found her.
We went walking around the neighborhood for 2 hours the day she went missing. The next morning, I posted her picture on PawBoost as well as my personal Facebook page and a local page for lost pets. Sophie's photo was shared over 100 times.
PawBoost then sent me a flyer which I printed out and we went knocking on doors again with a photo to show. We also pinned the flyers on posts around the neighborhood. Without the flyer/photo, I'm not sure that we would have gotten her back.
I absolutely would recommend PawBoost to anyone who has lost or found a pet. Animals wander and sometimes they wander further than your own neighborhood. Flyers around where we live are great, but sometimes animals can be found miles away. PawBoost is nationwide and the word gets spread so much further and faster."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sophie's alert. She is now back home with her family :)
"We are not certain how Bubs went missing, but our best guess is he pushed open the door himself while we were loading items into our car. He was picked up from the nearest through street, so he may have followed the car.
We are so glad someone called our local police department when they saw him wandering the street. Bubs spent the night safe and warm in their kennels while we looked for him in the wind, snow and cold, better than the other way around though.
They called us minutes after we reported Bubs missing at the vets through the pet microchip service the next morning. It was a huge relief. He was playing with his toys at home an hour later.
PawBoost provided a guided process to aid in our search, which was greatly appreciated as we were so worried and anxious. Figuring out what to do next was challenging and PawBoot provided access to a large, helpful, friendly community of concerned individuals.
Hopefully this will never happen again, but if it does we will use PawBoost. It is a great resource when you have a pet missing."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bubs' alert. He was reported to Northglenn PD and bailed out of doggie jail :)
"Butters went missing one night when we ordered a pizza and my husband opened the door to get it and he slipped out unnoticed. Around 10pm that night, my neighbor came by and told us he saw Butters down the street near the stop sign. So we went out looking for him until midnight.
It was just too dark for us to see him. So the next day I started posting on different sites about him missing, including PawBoost. Around 8pm the next evening I got a message on my PawBoost post. A wonderful lady by the name of Mindy had found him cold and scared sitting in a puddle of water.
She had taken him to the vet because he was limping. She saw my post on the PawBoost site and contacted me. I couldn't believe it! I picked Butters up from the vet and now he's home and resting. As a 15 year old dog, that adventure took a lot out of him.
I would most definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who found or is missing their fur baby. They made the process so easy and the community is so helpful, encouraging and attentive. I'm truly grateful to the wonderful woman who rescued my baby and to PawBoost for keeping my alert out there."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Butters' alert. We are so happy that Butters is home safe and sound with his family :)
"I was on my way home from work and the road I drive down has small hills at the bottom. All of the sudden, I saw a small, white dog dart in front of my car, then back across the road behind my car, so I reversed, pulled over and called for her.
She ran up one of the hills and was crying next to a bunch of trash someone dumped up there. I climbed the hill and called to her, sitting on the edge and speaking softly with my hand outstretched. She was hesitant, but began wagging her tail and finally came to me.
Then, I didn’t know what to do. I ended up bringing her all the way home, a town away, because I was worried she would get hit by a car and I didn’t know where the local shelter, or veterinarian office was located.
I started posting her, stalking Facebook (I joined all of the local lost pet pages), and looking around town for flyers, hoping someone would see her. A few people recommended I use PawBoost, saying it would help me reach a bigger audience. I made the post and kept searching, hoping someone would recognize her.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend, and anyone in need of help locating a pet, or their owner. Within two days, the owner saw the post and contacted me. I drove the puppy back to her, quite a far way from where the pup was found, and her young daughter was elated. I was really happy I was able to help reunite them. Thank you for a great service!"
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"Remi is my daughter's service dog and he went missing while my daughter and I were out of town for her doctor appointments and also to be with family for my Grandmother's memorial. My husband stayed back home because he had work.
Over the weekend he was outside in the garage working and Remi was with him. We just moved to the area from a community that always had a lot of activity. Remington knew his boundaries and always stayed within them. Even once we moved we were able to let him out and he'd still never wander off.
It was so heartbreaking to hear the news he'd gone missing especially since we were so far away. I instantly started reaching out to anyone I could for help in looking for him. By networking online, I heard of your website and I posted there as well.
It was about 2 hours after I received a phone call from a woman that had found Remington outside her home. And instantly by Remington's demeanor and superman man collar she said she could tell he was well trained because he was such a gentle, big puppy.
She wanted to find his owners so she asked her neighbor if he could take him because she couldn't bring Remi into her house with her dog and twins. She then called the police who came and picked him up and my husband picked Remington up the following morning from the Genesee Animal Control Shelter.
There are so many more details to the story about the numerous calls back and forth with the woman and her neighbors that found Remington, police departments, etc. It was a very long process to find exactly where the police had taken Remington to.
I would highly recommend PawBoost to others! If it hadn't been for PawBoost, we wouldn't of been able to reconnect with our precious Rem Rem so quickly, if at all possibly. We cannot express our gratitude enough! Thank you all of you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Remington's alert. A special thank you to the kind people who recognized he was lost and called for assistance to bring him home :)
"Chester went missing from our area, but we are not sure if he was picked up on the road or if he was taken from our yard. We immediately posted on PawBoost and everywhere we could think of. Someone contacted my daughter saying that a shelter had a dog like him in Georgia, but it was 2 hours away.
When they contacted her they also gave the number to the shelter so I called and they asked me to send pictures. In return they sent me pictures and we knew it was him. We left that minute for the 2 hour drive.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost, because so many people saw and shared our post and they got the word out that he was missing. I believe every share and everyone that sees an animal on PawBoost is one step closer to getting their lost pet home.
Thank you for your posting services and keeping up with my fur baby's status. He was so happy to see us, he legit cried. He took his paws and covered his face because he was crying. It seems as if he was just as happy to see us and we were to see him. He was microchipped before we brought him home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chester's alert. Chester is now home safe and sound :)
"One morning, Charlie went outside for his morning business. Unfortunately, our daughter left the gate open and Charlie decided he was going to go on his own adventure. We were searching for 2 hours getting tips from Facebook thanks to my girlfriend.
He didn't have his collar on since it got stuck in our heater vent and that spooked him. My husband googled 'missing dog' and your website came up. He entered all of our information and posted his picture. Within 30 minutes we got a phone call from a super nice gentleman.
He saw Charlie and realized he was lost. He pulled over and called his wife. She went on the website and saw there was a missing dog named Charlie. When he said Charlie's name he knew he was bad and laid down.
This gentleman took him home out of danger from getting hit by a car. He called us and we went right up. As soon as we pulled in Charlie was in the garage and started barking. It was hard to be mad, we were just so relieved to have him home. He doesn't know how much joy and love he brings us each and every day.
Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes and helped in the search, especially the gentleman who after working a night shift took the time to help Charlie in his time of need. Now Charlie is clearly exhausted and better not leave us again. He is irreplaceable."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Charlie's alert. A special thank you to the gentleman who brought Charlie to safety :)
"Bootsie went missing on New Year's Eve after being scared from the fireworks. I believe he managed to run out when folks were arriving and due to the constant fireworks, he must have been scared and ran further out than he usually does.
Bootsie simply showed up roughly a week and a half later. He just arrived back on the doorsteps unscathed, but slightly dirty. In fact, I like to think that he simply went out with his cat friends and went partying for a week. But in all seriousness, he was rather happy to be back home.
Even though his arrival was simple, PawBoost did help us in many ways. For one, the blast of your Facebook posts helped tremendously to get the word out of his disappearance. I was rather amazed and grateful of the amount of folks who shared the post in our search for him.
One person was even able to provide us with information with a possible sighting giving us reassurance that he was alive and not far from home. PawBoost’s communication is what really helped and for that I would like to thank you guys for having a great service.
Lastly, the tips I received from PawBoost also helped tremendously. I believe the tips in providing us info on how to search for a cat, as well as how to lure your cat back home is what was able to guide Bootsie back. We followed through and left out scents around the exterior of our house to help him find his way back home, and for that, I think is what worked in reuniting him with us.
I would recommend PawBoost, because the ability to blast out a Facebook post through your network, and most importantly the constant communication and updates is both necessary, and appreciating in times like these. So overall, thank you for being a good service to us. It taught us a lot and hopefully a situation like this never happens again."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bootsie's alert. We are happy to report that Bootsie has returned home safely without any injuries or illnesses :)
"Nala lives in my apartment with my brother and I. One day, one of our friends opened the door and didn't realize it didn't close completely (it usually shuts by itself) and it was windier than usual so the door pushed open and Nala slipped out.
We noticed pretty quickly that she was missing and searched our apartment in her usual hiding spots. When we realized she went out the front door we quickly walked my entire apartment complex hoping that she didn't slip through the fence and leave the complex.
We have multiple dog owners that are constantly walking around with their dogs so I asked whoever I ran into to please keep an eye out for Nala. I knew she was terrified and had no idea where she was.
We read all kinds of things about how searching at night is better when looking for cats because everyone else is quiet and sleeping. So we searched for about 2 hours when she went missing then put out our shirts for her to smell our scent, along with wet cat food and her litter box.
We were constantly checking the front and back door and walking around the apartment hoping she was in the area. Around 11 we were outside and heard a distressed meow that sounded like it was coming from upstairs of my complex, so we all started calling her name and searched everywhere.
We finally found her under the stairwell on the opposite side of my apartment building. She was moving around all day because we had previously checked the same spot. I think that having the litter box and other familiar smells out near our door really did help.
I absolutely will recommend PawBoost to anyone and everyone. With things like this you often feel hopeless and like there is nothing you can do. Posting on PawBoost and having so many people share and reach out was so comforting."
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"Toby became lost while escaping my yard with my older dogs. They came home, but since Toby was only 5 months old, he couldn’t keep up and didn’t make it home. But, I didn’t know this at the time! My puppy was ALWAYS in the fenced yard and came back in the house after being outside 30-45 minutes. He LOVES his breakfast and comes to the door after his business is accomplished.
We were reunited by prayer and our loving God! There is no other explanation! As we were hanging the first lost sign, a man in a truck and trailer rig just happened to turn the corner and see us. He kindly stopped and informed us that his dad had told him about a lost puppy hanging around his farm equipment in his pasture behind his house.
We followed him, but I was thinking it was probably the same little dog that looked like Toby that someone else had told me about, and as I looked across the pasture I seriously couldn’t believe what I was seeing!! There sitting next to a tractor was my beloved TOBY!! I screamed, and almost fell to my knees in disbelief and sweet RELIEF!
I would recommend PawBoost because I had peace of mind knowing that the word was getting out that my baby was lost! Thank you very much for all that you did to reunite us!! Toby was found 1/2 mile from my house. He had also been fed by my thoughtful and kind neighbors."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Toby's alert. There are no words to express how much his family appreciates all of those who helped find Toby :)
"One Friday, the inside door to our garage was accidentally left open and Brix got into the garage unknowingly. The garage door got shut obviously not knowing she was in there, thus locking her in. Later that afternoon, I came from the grocery store and opened the large automatic door and she was standing inside panicking.
I tried to get to her and open the door to the house to let her in but she was so scared, she ran. We literally walked the neighborhood for hours trying to find her. I posted on every social media site I could find.
Luckily, a volunteer from a local shelter contacted me from seeing my post on Facebook. She saw a cat that she thought might be Brix in the local shelter. My husband and I went there that morning and confirmed it was Brix.
Long story short, there was a mishap at the shelter, because they never scanned for a chip and she had been there for two weeks. Ironically her missing poster was also on their window and website. Regardless she is safe and sound and HOME. We are thrilled.
It was so comforting to me knowing that there were people looking for her because of PawBoost. I loved being able to look daily to see any comments. Thank you for being a place for distraught families to turn to."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Brix's alert. This happy tail reminds us that it's important to use every outlet to get the word out because you never know who might see it :)
"One Sunday, the neighborhood kids were riding bikes around the block. I took my two kids, Joshua and Juliana, out to join them along with Benji. We were on the road back and forth while the other girls looped around the block.
Benji was right behind them nearing the end of our road, happy as can be. As I was showing our neighbor's kid how to ride a scooter the girls passed my kids and I am guessing Benji followed. Some time went by and I didn’t see him due to all that was going on.
I knew it was going to get dark soon so I began to panic. We stopped by every person who was outside. Still nothing. I knew he would be scared, cold and hungry so once I got the kids to bed I went back out but nothing. I called the police and gave them all of the information on Benji. Through the night, I checked outside and never turned off the front porch light.
First thing in the morning, we went back out looking for Benji. I saw a police officer driving by so I waved my hands and asked him if he'd seen a dog with Benji's description. He said that someone across the highway called and said they had a brown dog in a pin beside their house, but I didn't think it was him because he is tan.
The officer offered to go check it out. We made a mad dash back to the house waiting for his return. The officer pulled up, rolled down the window and asked if the picture he took was him and sure enough it was Benji!
Full of joy I couldn’t wait to get to his location. Unfortunately, my car was in the shop until further notice, but the kind officer offered to drive us there. We pulled up to the house and a lady said we could get him out back. He looked so happy, relieved, frightened and anxious all at once! The officer drove us back home and when we pulled up to our house the kids hugged the officer and said thank you. This AWESOME officer made my kids day."
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"Little Ladd was missing for 5 days. Social media, all the people searching, posting and 120 fliers were key to finding him. He was very afraid and went into survival mode. We had 5 leads the first day and then nothing until the 4th day. We were able to figure out where he was last seen by talking to those who had seen him.
There were so many people looking for him and he had hunkered down and was not responding to his name. We had set a humane trap at the last known location. The next day was Saturday and when we went to reset the trap and add another one we started knocking on doors.
One of the neighbors saw Little Ladd that morning on his deck and other sightings were reported as well. We noticed that the land where the house was free of dogs, higher up and had an abandoned dog house. It looked like a smart spot to hide.
We set traps there, I cooked bacon on a camp stove and drizzled the grease up to the traps, left bacon inside and that night he was caught. Now, we are all home safe and working on strategies to keep him home and safe. Thank you to all of the people who helped by sharing and looking. This was a huge community effort."
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"Booboo is 12 years old and almost blind. He is very special to us as he belonged to my mother-in-law and she passed away last year so he is a big deal, especially to my husband.
We were in the front yard as I was grilling. I ran in to get something while he was out to potty. When I returned I didn't notice that he wasn't there. About 15 minutes later, I realized he was not inside and went looking for him.
After searching for him for hours, it was dark and I returned home. The next day I put up signs around the neighborhood and did a Google search on 'how to find your missing pet' and PawBoost was in the results. I listed him on PawBoost and when it posted to Facebook, a LOT of people shared the post (over 650).
It didn't take long to find out that he had been picked up and taken to the animal shelter. Unfortunately, when I went there, they were closed to the public but told me they had him and I could pick him up the next morning.
An interesting side note: Booboo had quite a bit of identification on his collar and he is microchipped. Unfortunately, the microchip company is no longer in business and Booboo is AKC registered but they could not find any information through that.
He had a rabies tag on, but the animal shelter called the vet that administered it and they are no longer in business. Finally, Booboo had his old county license tag and they were able to find out his name through that, although the phone number listed was my mother-in-law's that was no longer in service.
One of the worker's at the animal shelter saw the PawBoost post on Facebook and knew it was a match. They commented on the post and we called them. I don't know how they would have connected with us had it not been for the PawBoost post. I would highly recommend PawBoost to a friend. It was super easy and definitely was instrumental in Booboo being safely returned to us."
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"Cosmo and Holly got lost while we were on vacation. Our sitter was out walking them and they escaped their leash. It was devastating to receive that news on vacation and not being able to help.
Because of PawBoost, my post was seen by over 1,000 people. There were so many people in the neighborhood searching for them, and I had never met any of these people in my life. Someone told me that almost everyone in the neighborhood that he talked to were aware of Cosmo and Holly.
It is such a powerful tool and I'm not sure they would have been found without all the awareness that PawBoost raised. After missing for two days, two boys that lived in the neighborhood went looking for them in the woods behind their house.
They found them within half an hour of searching the woods, both stuck to a tree on their leashes. It was Christmas day and my husband and I were driving home from our trip. We were about two hours away when we received the news that they were found.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone who has an animal go missing. 100%."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cosmo and Holly's alert. We're so glad these sweet pups were reunited with their family for the holidays :)
"One Friday, strong winds blew open my front door. I was working in my home office and it was maybe 45 minutes before I walked out for a break to find the door open and Rain missing.
The word got out via social media with PawBoost, Facebook and Nextdoor and then later with fliers and people canvassing the neighborhoods. Her reported sightings were focused on a few areas in depth the next couple of days.
Black River Search and Rescue came that Sunday morning with 3 volunteers and 3 bloodhounds and were on the trail in last known areas. THEN I saw an email from someone on PawBoost. She had been seen several miles in an opposite direction on late Saturday evening so the BRSAR team and I headed that way.
The bloodhounds were hot on the scent in the direction of this tip when I received a phone call that someone had actually found/captured her about 1 mile past where we were! I immediately went to the scene but BRSAR asked to stay behind and see if the hounds could also find her.
Within about 15 minutes of reuniting with my pup, the hounds arrived as well! It was a terrifying but it was an amazing, incredible journey of the power of social media and love of animals by friends and strangers. My faith in humanity has been restored!!!
Perhaps I will become a lost dog crisis manager for another person one day sharing my story and helping them coordinate and find all the wonderful resources to help. It was extremely overwhelming doing this solo but I am also thankful for an army of personal friends AND strangers who helped with the foot search and flyer distribution! I would highly recommend PawBoost to anyone!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rain's alert. It's amazing what a community can do when they come together for a beloved fur baby :)
"Donnie walked out of our back doggie door and crawled under the fence separating the front and back yard at some point one Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
We found Donnie by using the tips that PawBoost sent to us. We followed every single tip from putting tuna outside, posting fliers, putting the litter box out, and calling shelters. Your 7 Effective Search Tips for Finding Your Lost Cat article helped us the most.
The tips that helped us find him was to search at night when the neighborhood was quiet and then the tip to search thoroughly for places cats might hide. The tip that cats typically don't go very far was a big help too. We found him about six houses down on a wall camouflaged by trees the next day.
We had already searched near that house during the day by calling his name but he didn't call back to us until the night time. We think he tried to come back home but went to the wrong house because our house is on a corner and the house was the same model as ours that we found him at.
PawBoost was a great help! Other websites didn't give those recommendations. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend. After signing up on your page we had over 50 people share it in surrounding neighborhoods and some in our own zip code. It helped me reach a network that I wouldn't be able to on my own."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Donnie's alert. Donnie is now home safe and sound :)
"Ollie was missing for 35 days. It was so long that I pretty much lost hope. A lady contacted me via email one night saying she had a cat that looked like a photo of Ollie she saw online. She also happened to only live a mile away.
When we went to see if it was him I knew right away. He lost a lot of weight but he had all of the same markings so I knew it was him. He went right to his favorite pillow when we brought him home.
PawBoost has helped me a lot during the process by providing tips from other owners out there. I would recommend any owner to post their lost or found pet on PawBoost. Posting on every site possible really does help.
Without sites like PawBoost I am not sure if many pets would make it back home. Thanks for your services and helping me with the process of bringing Ollie home!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ollie's alert. We are happy to announce he has been reunited with his family and he is back on his favorite spot on the couch :)
"Krieger was in the back fenced section of our yard for approximately 2-3 hours before my wife got home and noticed he was gone. There were no open gates, so we are still not sure what happened. As a precaution, we placed padlocks on all gates in the yard.
PawBoost was a big help. He is tagged and chipped, but his tag had debris covering our contact info, so the nice lady who found him took him down to a no-kill shelter who proceeded to scan his microchip and called me.
As I was heading down, I received a text message from someone who said they just saw my lost dog posting and directed me to a found dog link of Krieger. A few hours after getting him home, I received a call from the lady who found him. She just wanted to check to make sure he was home safe.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost!! With all of the technology available to assist in the search for a missing pet, there is no reason not to use this resource."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Krieger's alert. He is now home safe and sound :)
"I brought Arya and our other dog outside to use the bathroom just before midnight on New Year's Eve. A neighbor started setting off fireworks and spooked Arya. Though she was wearing a gentle lead and was attached to a leash, she pulled away from me and ran off.
We looked for her for 2.5 hours, but it was difficult because it was dark. The next day, as soon as it was light outside we started searching again. I started posting in our neighborhood's Facebook page. Then, I found PawBoost and created a flyer. I posted that on my personal page, our neighborhood page, and lots of other lost pet pages.
36 hours after Arya went missing, we got a call that someone had found her! We were so relieved. Arya was found about 5 miles from our house where she ran from. The lady who found her had seen the social media posts that had been shared by a lot of people in the community.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to a friend. It was so helpful to be able to make a flashy social media post to share and spread the word. My husband and I also printed the flyer and handed it out to nearby neighborhoods. I really believe PawBoost was directly involved in Arya coming home to us. Plus, after she got home, we were able to update her status to let everyone know that she had been found.
People in our community were genuinely worried and I was so thankful we were able to show our gratitude to those people by updating them as soon as possible and PawBoost allowed us to do that. Thank you PawBoost for helping us get back in touch with our fur baby!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Arya's alert. Here is a picture of Arya reunited with her black lab sister, Maggie! They are both so happy to be together again :)
"As we got ourselves ready one day, Ace was startled by something and took flight right out the patio door. While the initial take off was spectacular to see Ace soaring through the air, it became heartbreaking when the distance between us became greater and there was no response to my calls.
My family and I spent 30 days searching for Ace by posting to PawBoost and other social media platforms, canvasing the neighborhood, posting flyers, and daily bike rides for me to send loving thoughts for Ace's safety. Many kind people were met along the way, as well as a sighting at a nearby middle school. Although Ace had moved on by the time we were alerted, it was comforting to know so many people were on the lookout.
Finally, there was a breakthrough 30 days later from a couple in town visiting family who noticed Ace landing in their yard. They knew this was no ordinary bird and started searching for lost African Grey's and came across our PawBoost alert. The couple sent me a message through PawBoost and called me.
Ace continued to land in their yard over the next couple of days, and then they were eventually successful at getting Ace into their screened in patio. This fabulous couple have their own companion birds and took great care of him.
My heart was racing at the hope that this could be the meeting that would bring Ace and I back together. Upon entering their home, the wonderful couple was beaming at the hope that they brought me a miracle and indeed they did!
I am forever grateful to this family who exercised great care and thorough searching to bring Ace home to my family. And a special thanks to PawBoost for creating a community of support to those of us looking for our pet companions. I will certainly recommend PawBoost to others for its detailed lost pet template and the large radius of notifications to surrounding areas."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ace's alert. A special thanks to Pete and Kathryn for being their angels who brought them together again!
"Fluffy got lost on New Years Eve because she was scared by some early day fireworks. She was trying to find my dad to comfort her who happened to be cooking out back. She's pretty blind and hard of hearing so with the fireworks she mostly likely got confused and walked away from the house instead of around it.
We posted about her on PawBoost and Facebook where we received some tips on where to look, where to share her digital flyer, and which websites to go to. This directed us to check Craigslist which had a listing for a small dog in our neighborhood.
I called and gave a verbal description of her, which the kind person verified. He was at work but he promised to get back to me afterwards. He texted me his address and I sent him a picture to be certain and he 100% confirmed it was her. My parents picked her up when he got off work and she's happily back at home now.
PawBoost helped spread the word and many people shared the Facebook post generated, much more than the one I posted on my page myself. The post reached a wide audience who were aware that she was missing and would keep an eye out in the area.
I would recommend PawBoost because it is easy to use and I could do it from any remote area. This is important because Fluffy was lost in Lehigh Acres and I am in Orlando, so while I could not help my family look for her physically I was able to generate a flyer for them and have a Facebook post generated. This is super helpful especially if you do not have Facebook or know which pages to share your lost pet post to."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Fluffy's alert and were on the look out for her :)
"Fenton went missing while staying with family out of town. He was let out to to use the bathroom in the late evening and though the other dogs came back Fenton was not with them. My sister-in-law called and searched and even posted fliers around the community, but Fenton was nowhere to be found.
I was traveling back from out of state and in order to ease my fears and anxiety I took to social media and PawBoost to spread the word about our missing family member. Fenton was found the next day, laying just off the trail with his front paw caught in a small animal trap. He was sore and limping on that paw, but he was safe and home.
PawBoost allowed me to feel proactive and gave me some peace of mind that people were aware of his situation and were willing to help me in finding Fenton. I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to my friends. This app facilitates connections with like-minded and caring individuals which can aid in the reunification of lost pets. Furthermore, the app was very easy to use and garnered the needed attention on social media."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Fenton's alert. Fenton is home safe and receiving a new tag to go on his collar :)
"Buddy was in the yard, he is a very smart dog and knows how to ring the bell to go out and ring it to come inside. He also is friends with my neighbors. We believe Buddy may have been lured from the area one Sunday morning after being outside in the backyard for 15 minutes.
The side fence was open and we believed he left out of the yard through that fence. We posted and passed out missing dog signs. We posted on social media to every site we came across. We also called around to multiple shelters. Buddy is chipped and has a collar on with identifying information.
The pet lovers of the world shared our post on multiple sites, some I had never heard of and am now a member. He was missing for over 36 hours. This was a sad time for our family. It rained for most of the second day.
The pet loving community on PawBoost, STL Pets and other social groups showed so much love when sharing the post. I do believe this is what brought Buddy home. I opened my back door for the hundredth time, but this time Buddy ran up the steps and into the house. Stunned, happy and relieved. I would recommend PawBoost because this community loves our pets!!!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Buddy's alert. His family believes someone had a change of heart and they believe it was because of all of you :)
"Orion got out when my dad accidentally left the front door cracked open. I was absolutely distraught because I love my cat more than I can express; he brings me so much joy and love during one of the most difficult times in my life. We searched all night and the next day for my kitty around the neighborhood.
I checked neighbor's yards, posted on PawBoost, and put up the flyers that PawBoost created for me. I was feeling pretty hopeless because he was nowhere to be found. Fellow pet lovers and the blog on PawBoost suggested I put my cat’s litter box, toys, sardines, and favorite blanket outside for him to follow the scent back home.
As my fiancé was cooking dinner he looked outside the kitchen windows and saw that Orion had come back home to the backyard patio!! I let him in, and I will never let him go again!! I'm so glad my baby came back home, and thank you to everyone at PawBoost for your suggestions.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone with a lost pet. Not only did the PawBoost community give practical advice, but they also gave encouraging emotional support to help me get through this experience!
When I felt hopeless, I read the comments of stories and reminders to renew my hope. I am so very grateful to PawBoost for helping me to reunite with my beloved fur baby!! It was a life saver for me!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Orion's alert and sent suggestions. Orion came back home safe after putting out his litter box, sardines, blanket and toys with familiar smells :)
"On the Sunday before Christmas, I walked into my office and this dog ran in with me. She was nice and friendly but had no tags or any information on her brand new collar. I called the shelter but they were too busy to come get her or even check her for a chip.
I went to every lost pet group I could find on Facebook hoping to find a lost post for her but had no luck so I posted a found post with pictures of her and my general location. She was too sweet and well mannered not to have a home.
Some groups directed me to post on PawBoost and Nextdoor. I did both and even waded through a bunch of lost posts, I could not find one for her. I searched through the posts looking for her in Facebook too, but no luck.
I googled 'Lost Husky Female and Stockton.' THERE I found a picture of her! It was a PawBoost alert from April 2018. She had been missing for 8 MONTHS! From that poster I got her name, where she was last seen, a phone number and a way to email the owners.
I emailed but was too impatient to wait for a response. I called the number but got a voicemail. I was not sure if it was a current number and I began to get discouraged. Then I looked up her unique name on Facebook and KABAM! There was a post from the person that lost her!!
I messaged them right away and sent them current pictures and let them know I would love to reunite them that day, on Christmas. An hour later they called me back and were thrilled! They never expected to get her back and could not believe I was able to find them.
Within 15 minutes of that call she was back home where she belonged. I don't think they believed it was real until we delivered her to their door. A merry Christmas miracle was had by all."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A special thank you to the Good Samaritan who reunited this sweet pup with their family after 8 months :)
"Legend was wandering in an empty lot across the street from our house when he walked right up to my son and his friend. He was super friendly and it was obvious he enjoyed being around people. My son called my husband over because Legend refused to leave and stayed by their side.
My husband looked him over and it was obvious this dog belonged to someone because he was well fed, well cared for and he was playful and friendly. We put a collar and leash on him and walked him over to our garage and gave him some food and water.
My husband and our kids took Legend on a walk around the neighborhood to see if anyone recognized him and they even took him for a ride in his pickup truck. Unfortunately, no one recognized or knew where Legend lived so they brought him back to our house where we looked after him and he spent the night.
I searched on Facebook for local lost and found pet postings for my area. I came across PawBoost and several other similar sites and decided to create a found post with PawBoost. PawBoost seemed to be the most successful at getting the alerts out to local communities.
PawBoost and it’s members most definitely played a big part in helping to reunite Legend with his family! Thank you to PawBoost and all its members who recognized Legend and posted comments helping him to be reunited with his family!
I definitely will recommend PawBoost to anyone and everyone who has a lost pet or has found a pet. They not only help to get the alerts out on social media, but they also make sure each posting is actually seen. PawBoost and it’s members truly care about the well being and safe return of pets. This I can confirm because I’ve experienced it myself!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Legend's alert. Legend is now home safe and sound :)
"Pip went missing on Christmas night. She ran off from my mom’s house, which she’s been to a thousand times. However, her people weren’t at the house. My wife was taking her grandmother home and I went for a short visit to an aunt’s just a few miles away.
I left her with her grandpop, but she’s not as bonded to him as she is to us. So at the first opportunity, Pip ran out of the house in search of her mamas. She was gone for about 36 hours.
PawBoost and Facebook made all of the difference. The people of Gibbstown were on high alert and we finally got a phone call with a tip two days later from a woman who saw her running through her yard. This sighting was maybe half of a mile from where she went missing.
My wife and I began canvassing the streets where she was last seen and then around 10am, I saw her. I chased her in the car for about a mile. She was in full flight mode, a steady gallop. She’s an Australian cattle dog/corgi mix, so my girl is a really good athlete with high energy.
I had to speed up to get in front of her and then I jumped out and called her. She had a moment where she didn’t recognize me. I threw the hat I was wearing close to her and I think she was able to connect my visible image, my voice, and my scent. It worked; she lowered her ears and got all wiggly, happy and jumped right into the backseat of the car.
We took her to our vet and he said that she looked good, all things considered. She has a few scrapes and bumps, but she was mainly just exhausted. We bathed her, cleaned out her cuts, put some food in her belly and then just let her sleep.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost as it is one of the few social media sites that is geared directly towards finding lost pets. It was easy to navigate and well-integrated with other social media sites. Thank you! We couldn’t have found our girl without you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pip's alert. She slept ALL day and has been loved on as much as possible :)
"My mom was visiting for Christmas and Lea is her companion. When my mom was packing the car to leave for her home, Lea slipped out of her collar, tasted freedom, and wanted more! We chased her but the more we did the more she ran and eventually we lost her entirely. We decided to reach out to PawBoost for help because of its history with reuniting pets and their owners.
I placed an alert through PawBoost and within minutes our lost sweetie was shared with a huge network of people on Facebook. Luckily, one of the members of the facebook page (or a friend of someone who shared the PawBoost alert) found her and reached out. We exchanged contact information and arranged to meet. It was so simple!
I know for sure that if we hadn't reached out for help finding our sweet Lea through PawBoost we might never have seen her again. The process to get her picture and my information out there was simple and fast. The best part -- Lea was reunited with our family in a matter of 2hrs!! We are so grateful to PawBoost for their service and to our rescuer for this Christmas miracle."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lea's alert that allowed her to return home safely :)
"I imagine Nigel went missing by wandering too far. He is an indoor/outdoor cat but only usually goes to our direct neighbor's yard and sits on their patio furniture. He normally greets me everyday when I come home from work and one day he didn’t. I think something spooked him and he darted getting lost.
We put flyers around the neighborhood, local businesses, and went door to door asking people to take 5 minutes to open their garages or sheds to check. Our PawBoost alert was seen by more than 5,500 people and shared many times. I received lots of great advice and tips to help find him! Nigel returned on his own, scared, starving, and very thin, but he was SO happy to be with his family!
PawBoost was great because I felt empowered that more people were seeing his face and it increased the chances he would be located! I would strongly recommend this service, even just for peace of mind knowing someone may see it when you're stuck at work wishing you could be looking for them.
My advice: never lose hope! Check the shelters often, be proactive and believe your buddy will return to you!!! Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Nigel's alert, offered tips and tricks, and sent prayers. He came home at 4:30am meowing “Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma!” at the backdoor :)