Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"As my house burnt down last year and I'm currently in the process of rebuilding, I'm regularly on site to look after Mr. Turtle and my garden. Mr. Turtle has been hibernating, as turtles do over winter. With the warmer weather, I've been watching for him to come out of hibernation. He's very hungry then and used to claw at the back door before.
When I checked on him and found him missing from his pond, I checked almost every inch of the enclosure. It's a large area with 2 ponds and 2 fruit trees and some plants around the ponds. He was nowhere to be seen. I didn't think he could get out but I did see in one corner a small gap that I presumed he must have gone through.
Mr. Turtle had been missing for a few days. I checked his pond again to see if he was back, thinking to myself that it was a really pointless thing to do. But there he was! Back in his pond! I put some of his floating pellets onto the water and he immediately came up to eat. I was overjoyed! I'm guessing now that he didn't leave his enclosure, but must have been hiding near the back under some plants.
Turtles are amazingly fast once they get going. He had actually got out once before, after the fire, and was found by a neighbour - about to cross the main road. The neighbour kindly brought him back. I reinforced the area after that but had overlooked the little gap that I think he'd gone through this time.
Our pets are our beloved animals that share our lives. It's a terrible thing when they disappear and we have no idea where they are or if they are safe. PawBoost is there to instantly get our lost pet story into the media and show as many people as possible in a given area so that they can look out for our pet and help find them, so that we can be reunited with our beloved pet. PawBoost is a wonderful service to the community. Thank you so much."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mr. Turtle's alert and kept looking out for him. Who knows if he was gone at all? He might have been hiding somewhere at the back of his enclosed area between the plants. All that matters is that he's now back - and his owner is so happy!
"Willow wandered off, perhaps feeling a bit crowded out in my household of 9 cats. Unbeknownst to me, he showed up down the street at a neighbors house, asking for food and wanting to gain entry. She thought he was a stray. Apparently he was looking to re-home himself. I put a 'Missing Kitty' flyer out with a picture and his info and mine on it. My neighbor saw it, and realized the 'stray' she had taken in was actually a member of my household.
Her girlfriend, whose own kitty of 17 years had just succumbed, was grieving her loss, and encountered Willow, whom she fell in love with. So my neighbor told her she could take him. Five days later, she sees my flyer and realizes the mistake. She came to my house right away, thank goodness. Once I found out Willow was safe and loved, I realized he was in a happier place for him, and let his new guardian Sara keep him. He looks quite happy!
I got so much good advice from PawBoost about finding my cat - like making up the flyers. It reached so far and wide, and even though I was distressed about my missing kitty, I felt I was able to do something to locate him. People were alerted, were on the lookout, and were just as helpful as they could be. I just had the feeling it would turn out well for Willow, and it did, thank goodness."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Willow's alert. Thanks for all your concern, good energy, and help! Willow was taken in by a neighbor who'd recently lost her only cat. And Willow's owner couldn't bear to separate them. So now Willow has a new home where he is the one and only, much loved and quite happy!
"My husband found the dog wandering the street, very thirsty and hungry, but super friendly. He took it to a local veterinary hospital to check for a chip, but there was none, so he brought it home and started putting out the word. I boosted the post so that it would get to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. I also said a prayer that the dog would be reunited with his owner.
The owner had put a notice on PawBoost and I had also. Other people connected the dots and notified me, and then I notified the owner. It was a team effort. He provided video and photos of the dog, 8Ball, to verify ownership. It was a happy reunion. 8Ball was so happy to hear his name! And the first thing that the owner said was that since he had come to the city, that God has been blessing him.
To everyone who has a lost or found dog, or if you are bored sitting at home, take the time to try to match up dogs and owners on PawBoost. It would be a lovely pastime!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared 8Ball's alert. Thanks to the Good Samaritans who took care of him then worked so hard to find his owners - and to everyone who helped connect the dots. Thanks to everyone's care and attention, 8Ball is now home safe.
"Mika was camping with his dog dad and while getting ready to go for a walk, Mika suddenly took off. It was really unlike him. We reason he must have spotted an animal in the woods. We searched by foot, by car, by ATV. We put up flyers and shared information using PawBoost. We were advised through one viewer to try a pet tracker. I didn’t even know that was a thing but she gave great suggestions and helped with flyers. I’m so grateful for the outpouring of support!
Once we shared info using PawBoost, we received so many prayers and advice on how to search, what to try, and so many helpful suggestions to help in our search. We were so thankful. Using this process also gave me tips, and I’m thankful because I was in a panic. I followed the suggestions. I don’t feel I would’ve been as effective if I hadn’t used this service. It also helped connect us to shelters and people in the area.
We didn’t live in the area he was lost full-time, so we didn’t know all the resources. As an example of how helpful this service and its connections are, I got a list of all the area shelters, plus they alerted them for me of Mika’s loss. Many viewers of my alert stepped up with advice and offers of support.
Mika was gone 14 hours. He ran off at 11 am on Sunday and showed up at our neighbor's house early the next morning. Because they had seen his alert and saw my husband going door to door, they knew exactly who to call. My husband went to pick him up and Mika immediately recognized his dog dad. Thank God for PawBoost and the outpouring of support! We couldn’t have made it through this without it!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mika's alert and send such great advice and messages of support. All the suggestions and the information helped so much. Thanks to everyone who helped look for and spread the word about this lost little boy. He was found 4 houses down from his family's camp. And they're so grateful for the care and support.
"Lucky is an indoor cat that climbed up the balcony and got out through an opening in the netting. He was trying to get away from the stranger I had hired as a sitter for him and his mates while I was traveling overseas - on the night I left for my trip! Luckily the premises are fenced securely so he never left.
But he eluded all attempts to get him back, as he is terrified of strangers and wouldn't enter the cat traps that were put out. He eventually responded to my calls on the day of my return and we are happily reunited. He's lost a lot of weight and is in need of some serious TLC but seems otherwise fine.
Lucky was missing for over 3 weeks - the entire duration of my trip. He was spotted a few times, by neighbours and on the camera traps that were put out. He wanted to come home, but would not enter in the presence of a stranger. I very much like the idea behind PawBoost and believe it can be really helpful for other owners whose pet go missing."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Lucky's alert and tried their best to find him. The good news is he came home after three weeks away. He didn't like his owner being away - and now they're both home safe and sound.
"This sweet boy wandered onto our back deck, and our own dog was quick to alert us that a furry friend had arrived. We were able to corral him into our fenced-in back yard and give him some water and attention. It was clear he was well-loved and in good shape, so we knew he hadn't been missing for very long. He was happy to hop into our crate and settle down for the evening - but we knew he was missing his family.
After posting on our local neighborhood site and my personal Facebook, I remembered how we had used PawBoost when our own dog went out on an adventure a few months prior. I was able to quickly and easily make a post for this found friend and even though it was later in the evening, the post was quickly shared throughout our community on Facebook.
I received a Facebook message from a volunteer from our local humane society who recognized the dog as being adopted from their agency last year and they still had the owner's contact information. We determined that he lived on the street behind me, so it was a high likelihood that we were on the right track.
After some messages back and forth, we were able to reunite Guinefort with his owner (and 2 dog siblings) the very next morning. Apparently he went after a rabbit the night before, and his owner lost sight of him. We were so thankful for PawBoost and committed community members."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. A big thank you to this Good Samaritan who took care of him and created the PawBoost alert in hopes of finding his owners. Because the community's actions, and the help of the humane society volunteer, Guinefort was back home the very next morning!
"Michi is an outside cat. He was about to be neutered the day after his disappearance. Michi likes to wander not far from the backyard, but he always comes back on time for his meals. When his mommy did not see him, she panicked, and started looking for him and asking the neighbors. His mommy was very concerned about his safety, because there are some neighbors in the area who don’t like cats.
His mother is not on Facebook, so she was not able to search for him on social media. When his mommy shared with some coworkers, I volunteered to help her find her baby, and I was familiar with PawBoost. I posted him missing and in less than 5 hours, he came back home. Michi’s mommy feels that maybe someone was keeping him, and released him after seeing the PawBoost post. His mommy is very grateful to PawBoost for the help and support.
Michi returned home safe after being lost for 24 days. His mommy was in the kitchen cooking when she heard a cat meowing and scratching the door, and to her surprise it was her baby Michi. Momma fed him immediately, and cuddled with him. It was a happy ending story. Michi is scheduled to be neutered. Thanks again, PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Michi's alert. Much gratitude to everyone who helped look for him and offered their support, including the friend who posted on PawBoost for Michi's mommy. Michi was gone for 24 days and is now home safe.
"We were in a hit and run accident on US5 toward 91. A construction worker named Lou, who was working onsite, found her directly under the bridge where the accident happened, in one of the pallets. He said 'she looked like she had given up,' and she came out and let him pick her up. She never does that.
I posted an alert on PawBoost and the Facebook post went viral with over 8,000 shares, not including multiple other platforms where there were 10k+ shares for Sadie. We are so incredibly happy and so overjoyed."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sadie's alert and who helped keep a look out for her. And a special thank you to Lou, who was her guardian angel. She was missing for three full days and is now home safe and sound. Her family is so grateful.
"I found this little beauty walking on the side of the road by 29th & Columbus. She was very sweet. She let me approach her and pick her up. I knew right away she was a little old lady who was an inside dog that must have slipped out.
Thanks to PawBoost, I got an email and text message right away asking if this lost dog was the one I found. Sure enough - it was an EXACT MATCH! I cried from happiness after calling the owner, realizing I helped get a lil' family member back home again! She was so happy, wagging her little tail when she knew she was going home. It warmed my whole heart!
Thank you PawBoost! I hope if I ever lose one of my fur babies, somebody is wise enough to go to this amazing website. It was such a miracle, I’m beyond ecstatic! They lost her in the early morning and it was only 7 hours before they found her. PawBoost was quick and efficient. The communication was EVERYTHING!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet girl's alert. Thanks to the kind person who found her and took her home, keeping her safe while looking for her owners. She was gone for 7 hours and is now home safe and sound.
"All of our pets had escaped out a window screen while we were out delivering a foster kitten to her new home. The dogs managed to push their way into Rascal's room and find the only window that was cracked open. When we returned home, we found all our dogs in the yard, the destruction in the house, and the cat completely gone. It was a disaster.
We learned many tricks on how to find missing cats from PawBoost and immediately got to work. A cat's best sense is his nose. So we put the cat's litter box outside, heated up his food so it was more aromatic, and went for a long walk around the neighborhood. We talked to each other, in hopes that the cat would recognize our voices. We took off our shoes and socks and left them by the front door in hopes that fresh sweat would help him recognize our odor and find his way home.
We left windows open so we could listen for meowing, and went out for walks to hunt for him often, especially at night. By the 2nd day ALL our neighbors knew our cat was missing and helped report possible sightings. Most of the reports were from 10pm-2am, so PawBoost was correct in tipping us off that cats are more active at night and stay fairly close to home.
Finally on the 3rd day a neighbor called us while out on a midnight walk, saying he spotted our cat at a nearby house. We quickly but calmly made our way over. Sure enough, he was hiding under a car and frightened beyond belief. It took a few minutes of calmly talking to him to recognize us and finally come out. We scooped him up and brought him straight home. I'd never seen our cat sleep so good that night. He was as relieved as we were to finally have him home!
PawBoost helps give you peace of mind and plenty of tips to help you search for your cat. We would have never found him if we simply made posters and waited. PawBoost lists several tricks to help actively find your cat ASAP, such as all the odor related tips, and hunting in the quiet of the night when animals tend to be more active. Plus, making listings on my lost pet helped prepare information and photos for social media posts. It helped spread the word to my community who might not see our missing posters."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Rascal's alert and helped look for him every day and night. Thanks for sending tips and suggestions to them. Rascal was gone for 3 days before a neighbor spotted him and told his family. They can rest easy now, knowing he is safely home.
"Our Saturday night throughout Sunday evening was interesting and pretty eventful! We were over at Davis Park, Fire Island and our 11 year old terrier mutt Hanni decided to jailbreak and go for a walkabout back home in Blue Point. She loves the beach and I am thinking she was just out looking for us.
So a 10:30 PM text resulted in an immediate cross bay boat ride and a two hour search of the neighborhood, with no success. So like Simone Biles, our mutt got the twisties and she ended up in a pond 1/2 a mile away from the house, swimming with the snapping turtles. We posted on Facebook, and other social media sites, and the coconut telegraph worked. We got tons of leads and advice.
The cool thing was she was identified by a neighbor based on all the postings - and the Blue Point Fire Dept ended up doing a water rescue. We got her back last night right in time for pizza. The dog was a mess, but after a shower and a slice or two of pizza, she's back in the game and still sleeping the experience off."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Hanni's alert and shared their concern, love and advice! Hanni had quite an adventure and is how home safe.
"Snowy was allowed to go outside for a little while on most days if he wanted to, but one day he went out and never came home. We had sightings of him in a neighborhood close by, so we had a trapper set out and many night cameras in the area for several nights. When he was spotted in the neighborhood again, they set out several traps to try and lure him in using his favorite food and the scent of some of his plush toys strapped to the traps, but he never came on that night.
We did all of the usual things to try and find him, such as putting out signs on street posts and talking to neighbors. We thought he had either died or been taken into a home and kept as a pet, because he is quite beautiful. We followed the suggestions on PawBoost on how to look for a lost cat. Eventually, a person who feeds a colony about 2 1/2 miles away called us.
She said she had been feeding Snowy for over a month and didn’t know where Snowy had come from or who owned him. One day, she saw one of our signs and recognized him. She called us immediately, and told us what time she fed the cats every day. That day when she fed the cats, she waited until she saw Snowy come and she called me and told me he was eating.
By the time I got there, he had gone into the neighbor's yard and was starting to run towards the drain pipe. I saw him and called his name. He stopped and started crying. Then I was able to get closer and he kept crying and then I started crying and knelt down and he came to me. When I first picked him up, he started to scratch me so I threw my coat over him. The lady got a box to put him in.
I put my coat over the box to get him into my car because he was very scared. But when we got home, everything was fine and he was so happy to be home. I am so happy, and my husband and children are so happy! He is sitting in my lap now purring and is so content. Now, I think I will get him another kitty to play with in the house because his outside play days are over!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Snowy's alert, helped look for him, and sent tips and words of encouragement. Thanks to the lady who fed Snowy for a month and then reached out to her family to let them know where she was. Snowy was gone for 54 days and how is home safe and sound. Her family could not be happier!
"I was traveling down LA-10 when I saw a dog running on the road and almost get hit. I turned the car around, stopped on the side of the road, called him and he came. He was a sweet mixed hound, friendly and very hungry. I made posters and flyers with his picture on them.
I posted on telephone poles in a 5-10 mile range of where he was found. I called several veterinarians, but none had reported a missing dog. I decided to post on PawBoost, which was great. If my dogs went missing, that’s where I would look!
After 3 and a half weeks, I started looking for a good home for Brownie. Then voila! The owners saw the flyer in a Quick Stop and called me, crying with joy! And the rest is a happy history! I really appreciated the help from PawBoost. If one of my dogs were lost, that's where I would look first!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. A big thank you to the Good Samaritan who saw him and got him to safety - then took such good care of him while searching for his owners. Brownie was gone for over three weeks and is now home safe.
"Sir Real is an indoor/outdoor cat and taught himself to use a pet door. He usually leaves when I wake, then returns when I finish my coffee. When he did not, I had a gut instinct something was wrong. By noon that same day, I knew something had happened. Throughout the week of looking for him, we came to the conclusion that one of the neighbor's unneutered male cats had gotten out and chased Sir off.
That cat's owner was unaware he was loose, as he was military and hadn't been home for a few months. While having someone watch his cat, he had gotten loose. A few days later the owner returned home looking for his cat, and he was returned safe. Sir was still missing though, by day five. I printed 400 flyers with pictures of Sir and myself and stuck them in every mailbox of the three surrounding neighborhoods.
I also bought a camera to stick down drain pipes - as well as took a crow bar - and crawled through them myself. At one point, I found a cat and called 911, the fire department, and animal control. After four hours, the cat was safe but it was not mine. That same day I got the urge to explore the neighborhood even further and flyer their mailboxes as well.
I went at night, since cats are nocturnal. While doing so, I called Sir's name several times and he came running up to me! I'm so thankful for PawBoost. They really helped get the word out, even if it was not the method he was found."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Sir Real's alert and helped get the word out. Sir Real was out and about for five days while his owner looked everywhere for him. He's now home safe and sound!
"Our dog Jay was spooked by some loud firecrackers one night. He pulled the leash away and ran down the street. We were unable to catch Jay, as he is fast! (He runs 3-5 miles per day to the dog park.) Also, he didn't have his dog collar on with his tags. The next day, thanks to someone sharing on PawBoost, we found a post where someone had seen Jay that night, but were unable to catch him. However, they were able to divert him from the on-ramp to the highway.
We searched the area over the weekend and I brought my other dog along to help out. We drove around in our car and on a bike, searching the area for where we thought he might go - but to no avail. Then about three days later, the police animal unit called to let us know our dog had been found! (Thank goodness he had a chip.) Yeah! We were able to pick him up immediately at the dog shelter to take him home for a well deserved rest.
A few hours later I took him to the vet, where they had him for staples for a cut on his leg. He had a few cuts and scratches, plus some torn pads and little swelling on his head. Our best guess is that he was hit by a car on one of the side streets and was hiding out in the neighborhood a couple miles away. Luckily he didn't get on the highway which was nearby! PawBoost is a great way to get the word out about a lost pet!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Jay's alert and helped get the word out. A big thank you to the kind person who tried to catch him and keep him off the freeway. And thank goodness Jay was microchipped, which made identifying him so much easier when he was found. He has some cuts and scratches but is now home safe.
"I came home one night at midnight, as I work as a firefighter. The neighbors next door were blasting music - shaking walls, and scaring my 9 month old cat Marley. When I opened the back door, I saw him, then I didn’t; he was gone. He was clearly overwhelmed by the music, and clearly not wanting to run away, but anxiety rules the mind if you let it. Especially in cats.
Since that night, it was nothing but hours of online searching high and low, and going to various shelters to confirm or deny cats that resembled him. My family and I were away at our summer house when I received a call from an unfamiliar number. They left a voicemail stating they had been feeding two stray cats - both orange, but different sizes. They had a wildlife cam as well, with photos.
Every other time I saw a close match, I was never this sure. I'd make the drive nearby or 30 minutes away to see for myself if a cat was mine or not. Every time it was an immediate NOPE! This time it was different. After two weeks of keeping in contact with this person, constant photo updates, and the close distance of where this person lives, there was a feeling of high hopes. But not too high, given all the other negative matches.
I had gotten the call after two weeks of being in contact with this person - 61 days after my little man went missing. They said they had an orange cat in the safe trap, but didn’t believe it was him. I begged to stop by, and was there in five minutes.
Upon arrival, I just knew. Hearing his distinct meow, identifying two specific physical features he has, and his overall change in behavior, from anxiousness to a sense of calming relief once he saw me and heard my voice. He knew and I knew. All those hours and all the false hope. It all worked out. He’s home.
PawBoost is a direct lifeline to a successful reunion. People still care, will help others, and do understand how tough losing a pet can be. Without PawBoost, I wouldn't have received the support, advice, and ambition to keep searching and never give up. And I wouldn't have received the phone call that reunited us."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Marley's alert! A huge thank you to everyone for their support, advice, and help throughout the ordeal. Marley is finally home after two months of searching. Don’t lose hope!
"Indiana likes to sneak outside, if he can get there without being on his harness and leash. I didn't close the screen door all the way, and off he went. Indiana has gone out overnight before, and always returned the next morning. This time he was not at either door the next day. Being 11 years old, he can still try to be as spry as he was when he was younger.
I had looked at my email, and saw there was a notice from PawBoost. As much as I appreciated the information and help, my heart was hurting from not getting any notices of people seeing him. I opened the email and saw that it was a possible sighting of him! I read the statement, got dressed (this was at 10:45pm at night) and headed over to where Indy was seen.
I had treats, I had crinkly wrapper - the sound he always responds to - and a flash light and hope. I looked around the school and headed across to the Community Centre. Then 30 minutes later, as I was walking home, my roommate texted me that Indiana was sitting at the front door. I ran across the field, then stepped inside our home to be greeted with 'Meow,' and a low growl.
Indiana was in good condition, just hungry and a bit restless, but all in one piece and not hurt (besides some raspberry thorns in his chin). PawBoost was very easy and so helpful. I have spoken about this site to everyone who has called about their concern. Thank you so much."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Indy's alert and helped look for him. Thank you for all the reassuring messages of support. Indy was gone for a week and returned home. His family - including his sister Millie - is so relieved and happy!
"My husband forgot to shut the big door after taking the trash out, and she escaped because the screen door wasn’t clicked all the way. It was sometime between 2pm-7pm that she got out. We had only had her for two days at that point, so it’s understandable that she would take off. At 7:30 pm I went to walk her and she was no where to be seen. I searched the house and around my neighborhood.
Eventually I heard her howl and found her at the local gas station. When I went to grab her collar to put her leash on, she ran. And so a 3-hour hunt began. After no success, I went home and threw meat on the grill to help her find her way back. After that didn't work, my husband went to bed and I sat up to wait to see if she would come back.
Around 2:20am I heard a jingle and thought it was her collar making noise. I realized I left keys in my pocket and thought it was just that. I sat as still as I could and heard the jingle again. I went to check the door and sure enough, as I peeped through the blinds, I saw her laying at the door waiting to be let in. After a few tricks to keep the door open and a treat path to guide her in, she came in and realized she was safe and home at last.
PawBoost gets the word out about your missing pets and tons of people see posts and pictures of what to be keeping an eye out for. Not everyone has Facebook, but a lot of people have pets and use PawBoost, so I give their service a 10/10!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Yennifer's alert, helped look for her, and offered encouragement and support. She eventually made her way back home and is now safe and sound.
"Pengo showed up in our front yard and began playing with my dog when I was outside doing a few things. I looked around for anyone looking for him, and didn’t see or hear anyone. He didn’t have dog tags on his collar, so I couldn’t immediately call his people. Because it was cold, windy, and drizzling, I invited him into our backyard.
I put my dog outside with him to keep him company and play while I started posting info about him on Nextdoor, PawBoost, and some Facebook pages. I linked lots of pics, posters and my posts, and several people realized that he had been cross-posted as a found dog. I immediately texted Pengo’s owners at 3:30 AM, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to sleep if my fur baby were missing.
They responded soon after and I told them we could meet right then to get him home! They had been searching since he had first been missing and were preparing flyers to print and post the next day. He'd left his phone on at night (unusual for him) and had posted his missing status and pic on PawBoost. I received a email in the wee hours of the morning when I hadn’t checked for a few hours.
PawBoost asked if the dog I had reported as found was the same dog the owner had reported as missing. As soon as I saw Pengo’s pic, I learned his name and knew he would be happy with his people again soon!!!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Pengo's alert and who responded with information about him. Thanks to the Good Samaritan who took care of him while trying to find his owners. Also thanks to Acorn Hill Veterinary Hospital for helping to ensure Pengo's information is correct. Because of everyone's help, Pengo was home within 24 hours!
"The door leading into our garage doesn’t latch properly and can be opened without really having to turn the door handle. It was a very windy night and we had the garage door cracked a little bit, and in the night the wind must have blown open the door leading to the garage. When we woke up, we saw the door leading into the garage was open, and Linda had gotten out underneath the small crack in the garage door.
We found our sweet girl early one morning about four houses down! PawBoost was an incredible help to us. They posted her photo on Facebook and we had so many amazing suggestions from everyone that helped us find our girl. We had put out her food and water but hadn’t thought of putting out her litter box, favorite blanket, and some of our clothes with our scent on it.
If it weren’t for PawBoost, we never would have thought of putting out those extra items to help our girl find her way back to us. We are forever grateful for PawBoost and all of the loving and encouraging people who helped bring our girl back home to us! PawBoost would be useful to anyone who has sadly had their fur baby go missing.
The encouraging words and advice from everyone truly helped Linda find her way back to us. Seeing all the kind, caring individuals who shared our post and supported us really made this scary time a little more bearable. Thank you PawBoost for helping bring our girl back to us!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Linda's alert. Thank you so much for all the suggestions to help Linda find her way home. Her parents are so grateful for the assistance. Linda was missing for about 24 hours - the longest 24 hours of their life. Now she is home and their hearts are full!
"I was on my way to the gym when I saw these two beautiful dogs walk up the street, and immediately my gut feeling said to me that they were lost. I pulled my car over, jumped out, and ran towards them. I was trying to lure them out the road because it was getting busy. They were frightened and kept walking further away from me.
Eventually I was able to get them into the business complex right next door to where I live, and the security guard closed the gates so that they weren't able to escape. I ran to my apartment to get a few treats for them, in an attempt to calm them down. They eventually calmed down and I was able to give them the treats - just to give them a sense that they were safe.
There were amazing people that worked there that came out to help as well. We saw that there were no collars on them. I called the vet that was very close by, but they couldn't assist. So I called the Sandton SPCA emergency number to come out to collect them and see whether they were chipped. Unfortunately they weren't. But I took photos and posted it on every page I could possibly think of.
I was able to reunite the owner through PawBoost, where the owner had gotten my number and contacted me. She called me later that afternoon to tell me that they were hers. She had been looking for them since 4:00am that morning. It honestly made my heart feel so warm to know that I was able to do something for someone else. I would personally want someone to do something similar if my fur baby went missing. I am truly grateful that they were able to get reunited!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared the alert of these two beautiful dogs. Thanks to the amazing people who came to help them. And especially this Good Samaritan who found them and took care of them, then did everything possible to try and find their owners. They're home safe because of her!
"We are doing some remodeling, and the back door was not closed tightly. It has a window that she loves to look out, so we believe she pushed on the door and got out. She made her way home on her own and set off the Ring light over the garage.
PawBoost helped in many ways. It gave me a place to share with my community and allowed me to 'do' something when I felt helpless. It gave me hope - because others shared her story. And a concerned reader offered great tips for finding her. It was definitely helpful to me during a very stressful time. PawBoost was easy to use, and instantly provided me with a network of helpers."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Honey's alert and offered tips for finding her. The support meant so much to Honey's family. It was so nice to know that everyone cared.
"Early one morning, Etta wedged herself under our gate and went on her adventure. We didn’t notice until two days later, when we realized no one had seen her. I set out on foot asking if anyone had seen her. Everyone had - two days prior. No one knew where she was anymore, and the trail went cold.
I posted an alert on PawBoost, ordered signs with her picture on it, and offered a reward. And 39 days after she went missing, I received a text that someone had her. After seeing pictures, I knew it was true. They had her and she was only one street over the whole time. They hopped in the car and drove her over to us! PawBoost is a great site for getting lost pets back!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Etta's alert. And thank you to the people who found her and returned her home safely. She was gone for 39 days and is happy to be back home!
"I came home from work and he was sitting on my front porch. He looked exhausted from being out however long. He was very sweet and happy to see me. He came over to me and stayed on my front porch. I posted an alert on PawBoost and then everything moved really quickly. Everyone was united in helping to find the owners. Relaying information about the dog helped get him to his owners so much quicker than it would have been otherwise.
When I posted on PawBoost, it automatically went up on social media and things moved fast. You want your pet found and seen so that they are home in a timely manner. Found animals should be posted. It’s heartbreaking to lose a family member. If it were me, I’d want someone to use PawBoost."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Bo Peep's alert. Thanks to everyone who came together and shared information, trying to find her owners. And thanks to the Good Samaritan who coordinated all the efforts while taking care of her. Because of him and everyone who pitched in, Bo Peep is home safe and sound.
"While we were on vacation, Kohl wandered away from our friends who were pet sitting. We came back a few days early to focus on finding him. We spoke with neighbours and put out flyers, in addition to posting on PawBoost. It turned out that Kohl was in our neighbour's garage for 5 days.
It was so very comforting to know that word was being spread so widely by PawBoost. The support and encouragement from those commenting kept us going. PawBoost has a fantastic network of people working to reunite pets with their humans. It's the best way to get the word out quickly."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Kohl's alert and sent messages of support and encouragement. This meant so much to Kohl's family. He was missing for five of the longest days of their lives! Thankfully he is now home safe and sound.
"Tiny is indoor/outdoor cat and has autonomous access to the outdoors to catch mice and insects and play with the neighboring cats. However I do live downtown in a busy area and my antiquated home is now next to a busy city road. A distant neighbor was taking an extra long Labor Day walk with her two pups and saw lil' Tiny outside. They were worried about her being next to a busy road and also nightfall was approaching.
So they took Tiny home to the safer quarters of their quieter neighborhood and warming home. Of course I came home near nightfall after a Labor Day excursion, expecting to have Tiny hiding and ready to pounce as I approached the hearth. Silence. I looked in every cupboard, under every indoor cover, and walked up and down the street calling for her. My neighborhood is so dense that I assumed she was snagged.
I spent the night wondering if I would see her again and if her new caretakers would provide a good life for her. I blasted social media and came across PawBoost. PawBoost was essential to our reuniting! The expansive reach and easy-to-use platform made it crucial for me to have the information needed to do a local search. Fortunately the person caring for Tiny also was searching for me and PawBoost was there!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Tiny's alert. A big thank you to the neighbor who found Tiny outside and took her home and kept her safe. Thank goodness they were both looking on PawBoost because Tiny was reunited within 24 hours! Lil' Tiny is now home safe and sound and her owner is so happy and grateful.
"A staff member saw the dog walking about on Argyle Street. He did not have a collar on but looked well cared for. He was very friendly and went with the staff back to our office. We posted on PawBoost and straight away, someone contacted us to say that the owner has posted an alert to say that his dog was lost. We contacted the owner and he came to collect him."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this cute fella's alert. Thanks to the staff member who spotted him and the colleagues who helped take care of him while his owner was found. Thanks to the person who notified them with the owner's details. This sweet pug was reunited in a matter of hours!
"Brooke was on a leash outside. While Keith was working in the yard weed eating, she got off her leash. By the time we realized she was gone, it was long enough that we could not tell which direction she went. We looked everywhere. Finally I decided to post her picture, hoping that someone saw her so we could head in that direction. I was so very thankful for the sites that we were able to post on. They are extremely helpful.
Our neighbor about a mile up the road contacted us, stating that Brooke was sitting on their porch. It was a post on PawBoost and Facebook that helped! Because a friend of Tammy's said she believes that she saw Brooke's picture on Facebook. PawBoost has helped us before and now, yet again, was the best tool for finding our lost pets."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Brooke's alert and watched out for her. A big thank you to Tammy for contacting her owners. Brooke is home now and they are forever grateful.
"Coba went outside one night and didn't come home for breakfast the next morning. It was very unlike him, so I knew something was wrong right away.
To find Coba, I did everything I could think of. I called our vet, updated his microchip information, posted on PawBoost, Ottawa & Valley Lost Pet Network, and Lost & Found Pets for Ottawa. I posted on Kijiji and called our Township. I put his litter box outside and I put up signs. I searched our neighbourhood many times, knocking on doors and talking to dog walkers. I called for him every night before bed.
After a tip from a neighbour, we found Coba, eight days after he went missing. They thought they might have seen him while walking their dog. He was approximately a 15-minute walk from home, in the complete opposite direction that we were focusing on. He did have quite a bit of burrs, but otherwise seemed fine. I didn't realize it at first, but he did lose quite a bit of weight. I will take him to the vet just to make sure he's alright.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that helped. Don't give up on your search! Look further. Put up lots of signs. Ask dog walkers to keep an eye open. Knock on doors and talk to people, all the people. Good luck to those that are looking for a lost fur baby. PawBoost definitely helped to spread the word about Coba's disappearance. And it reached more people than I could have done on my own. Thank you to everyone who helped bring Coba home!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Coba's alert. Thanks to all the neighbors who looked for Coba! Although he lost some weight and had a few burrs, he's home safe and sound. And his family is so grateful to everyone who helped!
"I saw it walking near a bus shelter. I had to hurry because it stepped into the street a couple of times. I wanted to hurry and pick him up before he was hit by a car. While at first he was hesitant about coming to me, he allowed me to pick him up and take him home. I got home and posted an alert on PawBoost.
His owner responded to my alert and left her phone number, so I contacted her. I met her at her apartment complex. She was so grateful that he was returned to her! It was so easy to post on PawBoost. And the owner saw it right away. What a great tool for reuniting dogs with their owners!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. And thank you so much to this kind gentleman who found him and kept him safe - and then took him to meet his owner. What a happy ending for a sweet boy!
"Lit Bitt got loose from her run lead. She didn't have a collar on, so she followed my other two dogs down the road. They normally stay close, but this time she was found by somebody who thought she was a stray.
We placed flyers at stores and on poles. Someone responded to the flyers we posted. A boy had found her without a collar and thought she was a stray, so he took her home to care for her. When his mama saw the flyers we posted, she made him call us. We gave him a reward, as promised, for returning our dog. We are truly grateful that we found her and for everybody who helped us look for her, thank you.
We are truly grateful for everything. If it weren't for PawBoost helping me with the flyers, and telling me and encouraging me to keep looking, I probably would have never found her. Thank you so very much to everybody who helped. Our baby girl is home!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Lit Bitt's alert and sent encouraging messages of support to her owners. This really helped them keep their spirits up while they were searching for her. And thanks to the nice boy who took care of her until he found out her family had reported her missing. Lit Bitt was gone for three very long days and is home safe and sound!
"While my partner and I were cooking, the smoke alarm went off. We went to crack the back door to help with ventilation, and poor Milo ran off scared. It was one of the coldest days of the year and we live near a busy street, adding to our concern. We searched all over the neighborhood constantly, made fliers, and used PawBoost to help alert the neighborhood to keep an eye out for him.
A woman saw Milo hanging around her house, so she brought him to our local pet shelter. He was shaken up. The shelter said he didn't really eat or drink while there - and he is an anxious little guy. But since we picked him up he has been eating, drinking, being extra cuddly, and happy to be home.
Thank you so much for your help and support to get him back home to us! We couldn't be happier to be reunited with him. We were so amazed by the sense of community that helped spread the word to bring him home. Thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Milo's alert and sent messages of support and encouragement. A big thank you to the Good Samaritan who found him and took him to the pet shelter. Milo is so happy to be home, and his parents are simply thrilled!
"I randomly found the little guy on my front yard while I was looking for something. He was surprisingly friendly. With most cats, they would just run away if they see anyone. But it wasn't like that with this cat. He came up to me and was very open. I was afraid that other people would take advantage of that, so I kept him for the remaining days until I had found his owner.
I searched through many different platforms to see if anyone was missing a cat and surely enough, someone was. I checked the pictures provided and he had the same collar and everything. So I quickly messaged them and confirmed their ownership of the cat. When they came and picked him up, I couldn't feel more relieved. He was a good boy till the end though. It only took me two days to find the owner, who had posted an alert four days before I found him. That didn't take long!"
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet kitty's alert. Thanks so much to this kind person who found him and took care of him and found his owners. Thanks to their kindness and efforts, he was home in a matter of days!
"Bently was terrified of the fireworks in the neighborhood and slipped past my husband, through the dog door, and jumped the fence and ran. Getting him back really was a community effort. One of our neighbors at the other end of the neighborhood said she thought they spotted a dog looking like Bently running east. I started getting texts and calls that they may have spotted him, but I was afraid to hope. So people started taking positions along the edge of the neighborhood, calling his name, hoping to intercept him.
We were having no luck, so I left Joe up top and ran home to see if he slipped by us all, and to grab a squeaky chicken that he loves. I opened the front door and there he was. I screamed so loud, I know my neighbors heard me. I scooped him up and headed back up to the flats to see his daddy and I knew everyone who was currently searching would want to see him.
So essentially, he snuck past everyone and came home. We left a blanket at the back gate to the flats and left the back upper deck sliding door open. And PawBoost was great to use. Getting the information out there was key."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Bently's alert and worked together to help find him. He was scared by fireworks and ran off. He eventually found his way back home again and everyone is so relieved and happy!
"Mischa escaped the house at 5am, as my husband let our dogs outside. She has gone out before supervised, but stays around the yard. She did not return, so we knew something was very wrong. I began searching for her immediately. We live on a very wooded property, so I combed the woods and thick brush, and also went door to door up and down neighboring streets.
I put up signs and posted on PawBoost and local Facebook pages for lost pets. She is 13 years old, with arthritis and early kidney disease, so I was beside myself with worry for her health and safety. The next afternoon, I received a message from a woman who believed Mischa was in her yard....just over a mile away! I jumped in my car and drove over there. She had tried to catch her, but she darted away each time.
After a brief search, my sweet girl was found hiding under some bushes. She came to me immediately and I cried. The wonderful caring woman who found her had seen my alert on PawBoost! Without it, she likely never would have been found. Thank you for what you do for beloved pets and their owners! I will share all the posts I see, in hopes that everyone who is worried sick and broken hearted will find their pet like I did. PawBoost increases the chance of spreading the word, so all pets can be reunited."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared Mischa's alert! Thank you to the wonderful caring woman who found Mischa and took care of her. She searched for her owner, who is so happy to have her girl back, none the worse for wear.
"I saw the dog hiding under and behind a small camper while I was walking my dogs. I called a friend to come help, as I could not do anything because of my two dogs. I was afraid he was going to run across a very busy street and get hit when he saw me. We got him to a safe place and then put an alert on PawBoost.
A friend of the family saw the dog on PawBoost and called his family, and his family called him. We found the dog around 8:30 AM. He called around 4:30 PM when he got off work. The dog had pulled out of his collar that morning while walking. He was searching for him until he went to work. PawBoost was a great way to get the information out for people to see."
Spread the good news! Thanks to everyone who shared this sweet pup's alert. And thanks to these Good Samaritans who came to his rescue and kept him safe. Thanks to their quick actions, he is now home safe!