Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"Bonnie and Clyde are livestock guardian dogs. They guard sheep and goats in a pasture a few miles from our farm. They are devoted to their sheep and goats and never leave them. However, we believe a big thunderstorm during the night scared them. When we went to feed and check on them in the morning, we noticed a big hole that was dug under the fence.
They escaped via the hole and ran several miles from their home pasture. We just bought collars with their names and our phone number on them but had not yet put them on the dogs. So we reached out to PawBoost to notify our community that they were on the run. We received over 25 calls and messages with information on Bonnie and Clyde sightings.
With the help of these sightings, we were able to track and locate them. It is heartwarming that people take the time out of their busy lives to respond to the PawBoost alerts and even more amazing, the number of people who emailed or called to tell us that they were very happy that we were reunited with Bonnie and Clyde. Timing is critical when livestock guardian dogs are on the run – they can run for several miles and have difficulty navigating their journey home.
PawBoost’s alert canvased the area quickly and widely. We are so grateful for PawBoost and our community for helping Bonnie and Clyde get home safely. We hope we will never have to use PawBoost again, but highly recommend the service."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bonnie and Clyde's alert. They are back guarding their sheep and exhausted from their big adventure :)
"Molly escaped from my grandparents home one Friday. After four days of traveling, Molly was spotted roughly 3 miles from where she escaped. Multiple good Mon Valley residents called to report seeing her. A friend called to say that he had seen her running through a field and just knew it had to be her. Another friend of a friend even took the time to follow her in his car and then on his personal golf cart at his home.
At this point about 15 people in the area were looking for our Molly. Driving down Ridge Road in Belle Vernon I noticed a lane I’d not seen before. Thank goodness I happen to take this road down to a farm. After looking for a few minutes and leaving some flyers at the home, I gave one last call for Molly and out of the corner of my eye a small white flash appeared under the fence.
I couldn’t imagine her being in a field full of horses, but there she was. Molly was a little confused at first, but soon knew who I was. I sat down in the field and she trotted on over. Covered in mud and looking to be completely unharmed, I scooped her up and ran back to my Jeep. It was truly the best feeling in the world.
I can’t even begin to imagine what she’s endured on her four day adventure, but I’m just sure glad she’s home. Thanks to PawBoost for the great post and getting so many shares. It’s truly great to see so many caring people in our community. I couldn’t be more grateful for all of you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Molly's alert. No matter if it was sharing a post, helping to look, or just sending words of kindness this family truly appreciates everyone's help :)
"We are from Tennessee but have been babysitting our two grandchildren while our daughter and son-in-law are out of the country. Vladimir slipped out the back door that was opened by one of our gran-dogs. He had been out the door for less than five minutes when I realized he was gone.
Our daughter’s house backs up against a mountain that is a large, natural city park. We began searching immediately but were unable to find him. It was as if he had vanished. Vlad became a member of our family about 5 years ago when he showed up inside our house in pretty bad shape.
He managed to survive one of the snowiest winters we had experienced in several years. He was not chipped and the vet said she thought he was at least 10 years old. He survived once before and we were praying his survival skills would keep him alive again. I immediately posted on PawBoost and several other local and state pet rescue sites.
I followed PawBoost recommendations and put up signs. I hiked the mountain and asked everyone I saw if they had seen him. After two and a half days of missing I received a call from a nice man that said he saw Vladimir walking up the mountain as he was coming down the trail. He was able to shoo him back down the trail towards the trail parking lot.
He called me from the parking lot to say he was in the grassy field between the parking lot and the houses. I ran out the back door and was able to see him and call to him. He was excited to see me. He was wet, cold, hungry and tired but otherwise in good health. He is limping a little and has a few minor scratches across his belly but amazingly survived rain, thunderstorms and predators on the mountain.
He is one tough old guy. I want to thank PawBoost for getting the word out and providing suggestions to help bring him home. It was encouraging to know everyone was spreading the word and praying for his safe return - another PawBoost miracle."
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"Dixie went missing after she snuck outside and no one noticed while taking the trash out. She is usually a good girl and comes right back in but I guess she figured she needed an adventure. As soon as we realized she was gone, we panicked. She is chipped but doesn’t wear a collar.
We reached out to social media and friends suggested all of these sites, including PawBoost. I quickly made an account and got her up. PawBoost also created a flyer so we took that to get copies made and canvassed the neighborhood, putting flyers on mail boxes and knocking on doors.
At about 8:45 PM the day after she went missing, our neighbor from a street over knocked on our door and said that her neighbor had seen a flyer with a missing dog and sure enough, Dixie was with her. We were so happy to get her home and Dixie was happy to see us, although I think she was sad to leave because she had made a new friend over there!
We got her home and my two sons fell over with excitement and relief. Dixie promptly got onto her spot on the couch and passed out, snoring. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone who’s lost a pet, because the resources available from PawBoost are well worth it."
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"Ace went missing one Monday evening while we were barbecuing. He got outside and we didn't notice until the next day when our nanny noticed he hadn't been around. At which point we realized we hadn't seen him since the night before. Ace has gotten locked outside multiple times but not once in 5 years has he ever left our front yard. We feared he'd been scared off by a coyote or something!
Six days later, as a last ditch effort I set out some cat food on our porch. We left for dinner around 7:30 and I just randomly decided to check our security cameras and low and behold he happened to be eating just then! We raced home and he was still on our porch. He's been following me everywhere ever since.
PawBoost was helpful for visibility as multiple Facebook members shared the post and provided advice and resources. I would definitely recommend PawBoost. We are lucky to live in a time where technology makes finding a lost pet easier and the more people that know about it and can report sightings the sooner our furry family members can return home!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ace's alert. He took a while to calm down but now he's as loving and sweet as always :)
"Lita went missing one Friday around 10:30pm. I was having a dinner party and as I was making dessert a couple of people had to head home. One of the guests didn’t even realize she slipped out the door but it wasn’t even a full 10 minutes before I realized she was gone.
I went outside and searched the entire apartment complex, went back inside my home and searched and back out again. We called out her name and searched the surrounding areas but she was nowhere to be found. At this point I was emotionally exhausted and completely drained.
Lita and I were reunited 2 days later. The day before I made 200 flyers that a couple of people helped me pass out and post around the area. I also reached out to lost pet hotlines, the surrounding shelters, made a post on all social media outlets and posted on different lost pet websites including PawBoost. Through PawBoost my story was posted and shared over 50 times and through one of the shared posts, Lita was reached.
I was contacted by a lady who said she saw the post on Facebook and knew right away it was my dog. She told me she and her children were downtown the day before and saw my dog with another person. Her children went up to my dog to pet her and that person told her they couldn’t take care of her and asked her if they wanted to keep her.
She took Lita home and came across my post that same night, knew it was her, said her name and she immediately turned her head to look at her and perked up. When Lita got in my arms, her and I both were so excited and a relief I never felt before washed over me. My baby and I were reunited and I couldn’t be happier!
I definitely would recommend PawBoost to friends, family, strangers, anyone who owns a fur baby because of the support from this community. Lita and I were reunited and I’m so thankful to everyone who helped and made this possible. PawBoost is a great platform/tool to reach people."
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"Luna is scared of thunder. One Wednesday, we had a sort of flash thunderstorm in the middle of the day and we have construction going on in the back of the house. Instead of going under the bed or hiding out in my bathroom per usual, she went out the doggie door and bolted out the back. She ran to the front porch (according to our mailman), but no one was home to let her in, so she ran down the street.
When I got home at 5:30pm and found out she wasn’t in the house or on the property, I didn’t know what to do. I called animal control and they were closed for the day. I was sick to my stomach. I went online and typed, 'what to do when your dog runs away.' PawBoost came up in the results so I posted Luna’s picture and followed the easy directions and hit submit.
Within 1 hour of signing up to PawBoost, a person found that Luna had been brought in to the animal shelter and sent the animal shelter picture of her, which I like to think of as her mugshot. I could finally breathe relief. I was having horrible thoughts of what could have happened to her.
PawBoost is amazing!! I would 100% recommend PawBoost to a friend. I have never seen anything produce results so quickly and bring together a community of people. Fantastic resource and connection. Thank you PawBoost!!!"
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"Sasha went missing one Thursday. We believe she snuck outside when my husband was doing yard work. She hasn't been outside since she was a stray and that's when I rescued her from the shelter. Between our neighbor's dogs and the lawn mower we feel she got spooked once she was outside and just took off.
The second I was notified she was missing I went to the lost and found groups on Facebook and someone suggested PawBoost to help find her. I posted to your site and you all posted her missing and it was shared in groups I did not know about and I was hopeful. After a week went by and no signs of her we were starting to get worried and thinking the worst.
PawBoost emailed me throughout her missing days and asked if she was found and when I marked her still missing she was made a top priority and I am so grateful for that. After almost two weeks of missing, I was on the computer about to print out her missing signs from PawBoost when my daughter came in the house saying, 'Mommy I hear meowing.'
I ran outside and followed the cries and we found her crying/scratching at a neighbor's door and my daughter ran over to get her. She is very skinny and hungry but she has not left my side since she has been home. I'm so grateful she is home safe and sound.
Your site was a huge help and I definitely will recommend it to anyone I know missing a pet. We are so happy and over joyed she is home safe. I am grateful that your site exists to help reunite pets with their families. This is a picture of our baby after she was found, sound asleep on my arm."
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"Emma went missing outside of the Los Angeles courthouse one Wednesday around 2:30 pm. My friend was with her outside the building while I was inside. She was on her leash, but bolted when she saw a squirrel and the leash slipped through his hands. He went chasing after her, but next thing he knew she was gone, out of sight. We looked and looked all through the area with no luck.
I posted all over Facebook, searched all shelters, posted on PawBoost and PetHarbor, reported her missing to her chip company, put up flyers, and I searched the streets and homeless camps every night. I believe the PawBoost share to Facebook is what helped me find Emma and I’m so grateful for that.
A very kind, transient woman found Emma on the metro. Emma knew how to make it to the SUBWAY!! She may have been on the red line to North Hollywood, but she knew we take the train and how to get on there. We literally take the train together every day. Very smart Miss Emma.
I’m super grateful to have my baby back. Grateful for PawBoost and everyone involved in reuniting us. Thank you PawBoost and much love."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Emma's alert. A special thank you to Christina and Lola for your help. Emma's family is so happy to have her back home :)
"Rusty went missing in August 2018. I had gotten a dog sitter and left town that July to Arizona to help out with taking care of my Grandparents. When Rusty went missing, the person who was watching my dog did not inform me of his absence. In retrospect, I think they were afraid to tell me as they knew how upset I would be.
I was gone for several months so I did not know that Rusty was missing until November when I returned home. As soon as I found out what was going on, I put all my effort into finding my dog. I checked at shelters in 4 different counties and put lost posters all over the place.
The shelters I contacted didn't have any information on my dog or his whereabouts and it seemed that anything I tried was a dead end. I started posting Rusty missing on all lost animal sites and I created a Facebook post and tried to get it shared as many times as possible. I even went door to door and talked to as many people as I could.
I ended up moving to Arizona and not being able to take Rusty with me broke my heart. After living in Arizona for two months I found Rusty online at a shelter over 100 miles from where he disappeared. I did not know that dogs can be transferred anywhere in the state for adoption once they have been in the shelter for as little as 4 days.
Rusty had been adopted and I had to talk to the shelter and they were kind enough to talk to the new owners. They were willing to give him back to me once they knew his story and that I had been actively looking for him since the time I knew of his disappearance. I drove from Tucson, AZ to Los Alamos, NM to pick him up and was thrilled to see his reaction to being reunited with me.
My advice to people is to microchip your pets and also to look in shelters around the whole state. Rusty was missing for 9 months and I didn't give up and I have him back now. I am overjoyed at having my baby back!"
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"My son was walking his 4 year old, mini dachshund Curly and he sat down on a bench. Suddenly, Curly bolted after something he saw and his leash came loose from my son’s hands. They had been walking behind the grounds of Lankenau Hospital.
Curly has bad separation anxiety so he does not run away. However, that day he ran off with the leash on and my son felt for sure he was caught up on something like brush or ran into the highway. So while he was searching all the grounds calling him for the next hour, I was making calls to the hospital security, police and registering him with you as lost.
A woman walking her dog found Curly alone with the leash attached. She gave Curly to a woman who lives behind the hospital who posted Curly on Facebook as found as I was logging him missing with you. Within minutes, a woman saw your alert of Curly and called me about him being found the same time my son was running around looking for him.
Your service is great and I would definitely use it again. Lifesaving. Thank you."
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"Ollie lives to spend time with people. So much that when I rented a garage to restore vintage bikes, Ollie just had to come along for the ride. Normally lightly tethering Ollie close by while we are at our home is more than enough to keep him safe. However, in a new place with new smells and people passing by, Ollie pulled away from the leash and with excitement headed north down an alley.
Minutes later, not seeing him I went south expecting him to respond to my call. Hours later, our frantic family was still looking for him, posted lost dog signs on dozens of telephone poles, reported him missing to the police, animal control, animal hospitals, and posted on local social media boards.
With news of multiple sightings of him our family's hopes soared, only to be dashed again and again upon not finding him anywhere. Finally, just as darkness was beginning to fall, we spoke to a family friend who recommended we post Ollie missing on PawBoost. At 10 pm, we gathered as a family, prayed, and tried to keep from letting our minds imagine the 'what if' scenarios.
A sleepless night brought us no news until 6:30 the next morning when we received a call. Ollie was picked up the previous night; the result of a free Craigslist ad posted by a resident. Ollie, was temporarily named Charlie and taken home to New Kensington. His new owner, who has years of experience raising Cav's, suspected that she was in possession of a loved and well-cared dog that had probably gone missing.
This kind woman did a search on PawBoost and found Ollie immediately. Upon waking up, she contacted us and within the hour we were reunited. We are thankful for the prayers of friends and family, the kindness of concerned neighbors, for our new friend for finding Ollie, and our families message on PawBoost."
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"In November 2018, I went out of town for two weeks on business. I had a friend of mine staying in my home, pet-sitting and house-sitting for me. A few days in, my friend accidentally left the back door open while taking out the garbage. Opal got out and my friend wasn’t able to find her. Unfortunately, she also didn’t tell me that Opal was missing until I got home. If I had known, I would’ve come home immediately to look for her.
As soon as I got home and couldn’t find Opal, I started posting lost pet ads on Craigslist, Facebook, and everywhere I could think. Someone recommended PawBoost, so I immediately created an alert for Opal. They shared her on Facebook and made sure to send me updates as soon as anyone commented on the post or sent a message through their website.
PawBoost also generated a flyer for me, which I was able to print and hang up around my neighborhood. It took a while, but Opal and I were finally reunited 6 months later, thanks to those flyers! PawBoost is awesome, and I’d definitely recommend posting any lost or found animals on their website."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Opal's alert. She was covered in fleas when she came home so she got a nice, warm bath that night. This was her scrunchy face afterward :)
"So this cat just kind of popped up at my apartment complex and I saw him a couple of times for about 2 weeks. There were some children in the building that started feeding him and then he was around constantly. He would meow and rub up against me whenever I passed him so that’s when I figured he had to be a house cat. So I had my 15 year old daughter pick him up and he happily came along.
I did a quick internet search and found PawBoost. A very helpful PawBoost member suggested that I take him to a vet, rescue or shelter so they could scan him for a microchip, and luckily he had one. However, the phone numbers that were on file had been disconnected so I reached out to several cat rescues. Two of those rescues instantly started investigating the chip number I was given from the vet.
One rescue in particular, Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue, was very helpful. They were able to find the owner on Facebook and she quickly responded. Her cat went missing two months ago and she began searching her neighborhood and surrounding areas looking for him. She eventually lost hope thinking something bad had happened to her cat.
The Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue helped connect me with the cat's owner and in less than 5 hours from the time I contacted them I was able to reunite the cat with his owner. The cat ended up in my neighborhood, which is about 10-12 miles from his home. His owner had no clue how he ended up so far from home but was very happy that he was returned to her and her family.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost because without the information I received from one of your very kind members I never would have known to take the cat to have him scanned or contact a cat rescue. It helped me to reunite the cat with his owner less than 24 hours after I posted to your website. Thank you very much for providing this service."
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"My boyfriend took Amos to his dad's place (about 70 miles from where we live.) My boyfriend and his dad decided they were going to go get something to eat so they left him inside the fenced area with his father's two dogs. When they returned from the restaurant Amos was missing.
My boyfriend, his father, and I went around and passed out lost flyers. We searched for Amos for the first two days he was MIA, and after two days had past we received a couple responses from our PawBoost post. I was able to find out what area of the town Amos was last seen in.
I drove out in the early morning of day 3 and began to drive each street, call out his name, and pass out more flyers. Finally, on the 6th solid hour of searching the same 3 square mile area I pulled over at a park and began to contemplate giving up the search. I looked over towards a creek/ditch that was running down the center of the park and that’s when I saw Amos trying to climb out of the ditch.
We wouldn’t have been able to find Amos without PawBoost. It’s a good service that serves a great purpose. The ability to make lost pet flyers was truly a life saver, and being able to quickly post with just a couple clicks makes PawBoost an invaluable resource. Thank you all very VERY much!"
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"My daughter was walking Sky when she slipped her collar. She was walking by a busy street and was spooked by all the loud cars. Sky ended up running into traffic and was hit by two different vehicles and then took off. It happened late at night about 9 so it was dark out and we really didn’t know which way she ran.
The Barrington police department spotted her and were able to get her to run towards our house. She would not come to any of them. When I got outside to call her she saw me and came running. It was absolutely the best moment!
I believe PawBoost helped spread the word in my neighborhood. Neighbors and the police spent the morning calling and looking. It all paid off and she’s home! She’s a little banged up, dirty, wet and tired, but she is in good spirits and we’re going to get her checked out at the hospital.
I absolutely would recommend you guys to everyone! I couldn’t have done it or stayed calm without the help. It means so much knowing even in the virtual world there are so many caring places to go to help our fur babies. Thank you so so much for what you guys do! PawBoost was absolutely reassuring we would get her home."
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"Pepper got out one morning while I was taking some trash out. It was raining, so I was trying to be quick and didn't close the door behind me. And because it was raining, he must have slipped under my car or camper and I never saw him!
The next morning, as I was letting the dog out I saw him peek his head out the front of the garage. When I ran out there, he was gone! Not responding to our voices, he still must have been so scared. My daughter and I started to clean out the garage. Not a peep! Couldn't find him anywhere!
We shook treats, popped a can of fresh wet food, even brought out our other cat to call for him. We took a couple of breaks to let the noises settle down, even left the house for a bit. Finally that afternoon I shook a bucket of treats and he gently meowed. He just looked up at me from behind a box. As I started talking to him, he was purring and rubbing his face on the edge of the box. He let me reach on down and pick him right up.
When I realized he was missing, the first thing I did was make a post on PawBoost. I have seen others there and knew this was how to get the word out and fast. My kids and I also posted the information to our personal Facebook pages. I then called animal control and the humane society.
Thanks to your tips and tricks, I'm sure that's what either kept him close or brought him back around. For example, I put food, treats, and a bowl of water. I put out a used litter box as well as sprinkled some of it around in a few places. I made a small bedding place with a familiar feline smelling blanket and a human article of clothing.
I'm convinced that your site aided in his return. So many people became aware of him missing through your alert. I would definitely recommend your site! I want to say thank you for all the concern and tips to help us find our Pepper!"
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"We are not sure how Freya got out of the house. Maybe a door was left open or she slipped through a cracked window? We’re just not sure, but she got out late one night. It was almost 1 in the morning two days later when I decided to take one more walk around our block to see if I could find her. It had been raining so hard all night long so I was worried sick for her.
When I opened my front door she came running in! Poor thing was wet and so cold but thank goodness she was home and she wasn’t hurt. I quickly dried her off and got her some warm milk. As soon as I was done drying her she ran right to my daughter's room and cuddled up right next to her.
I honestly believe PawBoost helped bring her home through all the tips I was given. We put her litter box outside, set tuna around the yard, and waited until night to go look for her. I 100% recommend PawBoost to everyone with a fur baby in their life. The reach PawBoost has to find your pet through their website and social media is amazing.
The outpouring of support coming in because of PawBoost throughout that scary time was an absolute godsend. It kept me confident and hopeful even when it was hard to remain that way. I could never express my gratitude to PawBoost for what they did for my family. We are so happy to have Freya back!"
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"This dog followed one of my neighbors home from a walk and she was so sweet. He put her in his backyard, but he couldn’t keep her so he posted on Nextdoor and I offered to take her because I foster dogs and cats on a regular basis.
I took her to PetSmart to scan for a microchip but she didn't have one so they told me to put her on PawBoost. I couldn’t post her until the next day when I was at work, but within 4 hours of posting the humane society contacted me to say they found the dog's humans! Her dad had actually been hospitalized and she jumped the fence when her dog sitter came to let her out.
I was able to meet up with family members of the dog’s human and they were able to not have to tell their dad that his dog ran away while he was in the hospital. I would recommend PawBoost to anyone with a found pet. It was absolutely essential to getting this dog back to her humans."
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"My wife put Chica in the fenced back yard at 8am and when she went to let her in at 10:30 noticed she had vanished. There was another dog in there with her and she was still there but no Chica. I was working out of state at the time about to make my way back with a 6 hour drive ahead of me and no dog to come home to.
While I was on my way home my wife, her parents, our neighbors, and a few others spent over 6 hours in their vehicles searching for our baby. At the same time I was frantically calling every business, neighbor, shelter, vet, and school around us asking them to be on the lookout for our girl and to call if they find her.
My wife posted to every social media outlet that she could think of, and I made a free missing poster from PawBoost and posted all over social media as well. I got home at 11:00pm that night and we went out to look one last time with no luck.
We came home to an empty, quiet house to try and get some sleep before we woke up early and started looking again. We woke up around 8:00am to my phone ringing and a lady saying that they found her two blocks away from our house. 20 minutes later we had our Chica back.
PawBoost would be in my top things to do if you every have a missing pet because you can make a free poster, not just to put up on the street corners but to post to social media. Social media in this case is the sole reason we got our baby girl back, and PawBoost had a lot to do with that success.
We know how important it is for families that are missing their fur babies to stay confident, never give up, and never lose hope. We were so sure that she was gone forever. I am here to tell everyone to just stay persistent."
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"One Saturday night, I was taking a box to the car to drop off at FedEx. Oscar happened to catch a glimpse of a rabbit that was outside and beelined right out the door to chase him. We live in a pretty woodsy and dark neighborhood with no street lamps and Oscar is a black cat and not to mention very fast!
In a blink of an eye he was gone. We spent the next couple of hours searching for him with flashlights and a can of wet food, but to no avail. That night I left the back gate open and left his litter box and some food in the backyard in hopes he would return. The next morning he was still missing and to make matters worse it was storming.
I posted on PawBoost, Facebook, Nextdoor and called around several animal shelters but no one spotted him. I spent the entire day walking around calling for him, asking neighbors, and checking social media. It wasn't until late that evening, literally seconds before dinner that he finally decided to appear.
The rain had stopped, the traffic had settled and the sun was going down. I went outside to call for him, again he didn't reply. Then I used a phrase I know he always responds to 'are you hungry' and a meow came from a short distance away.
I turned towards the direction of the sound, and there, cloaked in darkness were two glowing eyes staring at me from across the lawn. I repeated 'you hungry' and without fail, my little Oscar boy came running towards me with an elongated meow.
The folks at PawBoost sent a lot of encouraging words and shared useful resources and ideas to help find Oscar. They kept my hopes and my spirit up. Without the resourcefulness and positivity shared by the folks at PawBoost, I don't know if I would have had the courage to keep a positive outlook and continue my search."
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"Beauty Victoria slipped out the door one Monday, unbeknownst to us. The first couple of days we didn’t really think much of her absence because cats are funny about finding new spots around the house to nap. But by day three when we still could not find her, we began to panic as we realized she had to have gotten out.
PawBoost was a great comfort to me, especially the willingness to bump her back to the top once a week. Her post got shared hundreds of times! Exactly three weeks after she went missing, I was contacted by a man who lives about four miles away, that he had seen an all-white cat in his neighborhood a few times.
My kids and I piled into the car and drove to his neighborhood for some flashlight searching. As it was a little late at night, I didn’t want to scare the people in that neighborhood. So I put a post onto a local community page, explaining what we were doing, in case someone in that neighborhood were to wonder.
We did not have any luck that night, but the next day that man contacted me again. He was holding an all-white cat and we could come see if it was BV. I was at work, so my fiancé and my son went to look. Sadly, it was not BV. My heart broke all over again.
Then one Thursday, I received a message from a woman who had seen the post I’d made on that little community board. She had just seen a picture of a brand new intake at the shelter, and it was BV! We went to the shelter and got our baby home! She was traumatized by her little adventure so it took a few days, but she is now starting to come out of her spot under the table for snuggles. We are SO HAPPY to have her home!
Thank you again for everything y’all do for so many people! Helping to get the word out about a missing pet, is exactly what it took to bring our baby home!"
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"I was out of town for work and one night my daughter sent me a text message saying Socks was gone. I first went on Nextdoor, which is how I located him the last time he took off. He is a very curious, smart cat with quite a personality. He hates being cooped up indoors and tries to bolt out as fast as he can when the door opens.
Since I had been gone 4 days already and he's always by my side I figured he thought I must have left for good. I sent out an alert on Nextdoor and then Facebook. Once I returned home from my work trip I started searching on the internet and finally came across PawBoost. I thought it was a great idea so I set up an alert, which spread the word quickly.
After a couple of weeks I really started getting nervous and so so sad thinking I may never see my cat again. We had a few people call or message reporting sightings but they all turned out to be dead ends or the wrong cat. People responded with prayers and positive thoughts and feedback that truly kept my hope alive.
I wasn't about to give up trying to find him. So I then printed off the flyer your website created and made numerous copies. I also wrote a few signs and copied those as well. I posted these flyers and signs all across town and the very next day a man sent me a text with Socks's photo. We then arranged a time for me to pick him up.
I can't thank this man, his girlfriend and God enough for what they did keeping our beloved Socks safe and happy this whole time. I thank you for helping him get home too."
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"One Sunday, I was on my way to work when a cat crawled out of some furniture left on our deck from the previous tenants. The cat meowed at me and made eye contact. At first, I thought it was an outdoor cat so I thought nothing of it and hurried to my job.
When I came back a couple hours later, our little friend was still on the deck. It was raining that night and a bit chilly. Still unaware of the status of the cat, I made a makeshift home with blankets so she would have a warm place to stay overnight. I left out some food as I ran to pick up litter and more food.
When I woke up the next morning, the cat crawled out of the home. She spent the night on our deck. Again, I had to run out of the house but made sure she had food and water. I ran to the nearby pet store to grab some more supplies and a kennel.
When I came home, she appeared to be missing and wasn’t in her home. Feeling saddened that I didn’t take action sooner, I quickly thought to check under the deck. There she was! I coo’d her out and she jumped into the kennel. We then took a trip to the nearby vet.
At the vet, we were able to find a microchip and we contacted the owner. At first, he was confused. She was listed on her chip as Houdini, and the owner replied that his cats were named Butter and Biscuit and that he had them. Perplexed, I brought her home.
The next day after work, we took another trip to the vet. I wanted to make sure that the microchip hadn’t been read wrong or perhaps she had another. We contacted the owner again who then claimed the cat. Since Butter was an indoor cat, he didn’t realized she had slipped out. She was adopted from a humane society so her name had been changed from what was listed on the chip.
I am happy to report that Butter is back home safe and sound! PawBoost is nice service to have where you can post and get the word out! I would definitely use this service again, and I would most definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend."
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"Bella got out of our backyard gate while I was returning home from vacation and my daughter was pet sitting her. I got home to find my dog had indeed gone missing. I lost it of course, so I started my search on the internet on how to find her, and I found PawBoost and entered my contact information.
Within 10-15 minutes (I kid you not), I received an email from someone named Sharon who told me she believed my baby was at the animal shelter. Someone had found her at the elementary school in my neighborhood and called animal control. Once the shelter saw my information on PawBoost, they also contacted me by phone and told me they believed they had my dog. I went to the shelter and it was my dog!
I would, and have, definitely recommended PawBoost to every one of my friends with pets. You all are a TRUE asset to pet owners. I truly believe without the grace of God and your website, I would have lost Bella for good. For this site, I am eternally grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
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"One Thursday, I saw a skinny pup roaming the area a few doors down from my house. Being the insane dog lover I am, I pulled into my driveway and tried to lure him with a cup of water, as Arizona is very warm around this time of year. He wasn't interested in the water but he cautiously came up to smell me, then was totally friendly and playful.
Luckily he had a collar on so I just attached my leash and led him to my backyard to rest. After I gave him food and water, I posted his picture and some basic info on all the stray animal sites I'm a part of, including PawBoost. Less than 2 days after I found him, I woke up to a handful of calls from Germany. Confused, I ignored the calls, until I was woken again by a call from a local number.
I found out that the owner is actually a soldier currently stationed in Germany, and his father was temporarily taking care of the dog, but was in Indiana when the dog got out. Apparently a friend saw the posting online and contacted the family.
I found out he is a Doberman puppy, barely even a year old at most, and his owner was actually in the process of getting his paperwork to take him over to Germany as well. Anyways, the pup and his family were ultimately reunited, and everything turned out beautifully.
I would recommend PawBoost to a friend for sure. I have actually used PawBoost in the past for my own dog after he ran away, and we were able to find him thanks to some lovely folks who saw his posting. It is an awesome website and tool for locating your own lost pets, as well as helping out those who have lost theirs, through reposting, commenting, and archiving. I appreciate all that the PawBoost community does."
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"Harley Quinn was enjoying sitting at the windowsill looking outside like she does, but it was so muggy inside we opened our windows to get a breeze. Unknown to me there was a tear big enough for Harley to peek through. She leaned out too far and managed to fall out the other side.
She started panicking, meowing and tried to jump back in the window but couldn’t get it right with the screen. She was terrified never being outside before, so scared it’s like she was panicking too much and ran from us. After searching from 7-2am and posting on social media I broken heartedly was exhausted and needed to go to sleep.
Listening to advice from others I opened up my bedroom window above my bed, put out her scent soaked blanket and bed in the window, closed my eyes and prayed that she could find her way home. At 6:20am I opened my eyes to a very shaken up Harley Kitty, walking in the window. I am so so so relieved and happy to have my baby back!
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend. It is incredible that there are such caring people around me that are concerned with reuniting beloved animals and worried owners again!"
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"Fozzy went missing one Sunday evening when he ran out of my mom’s house while we were out visiting a friend in London. He lives in Toronto with us so he was not used to the London area when he got out. We think he went out looking for us, and was sick of hanging out at grandma’s house.
We were reunited after 3 days of tirelessly searching in the same area as he was found. I am the one who found and secured him, thankfully. The only reason we knew he was in that area is because my sister’s friend happened to see him running down the street in that direction. He was reunited with me after 3 days and 2 nights of missing.
I would recommend PawBoost because the amount of traction we received on social media was amazing. If he had not received that type of online support we likely wouldn’t have had any or all of the volunteers out there with us searching for those 3 days. I also used PawBoost because my friend in Alberta lost his dog a few months ago and he was found because of PawBoost."
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"Our sweet Charlotte went missing when our family home went under a garage reconstruction. The construction crew needed to leave multiple doors of the house open in order to bring their tools in and somewhere in this process our princess Charlotte ran out. We noticed within an hour, because she wasn’t in her favorite sitting spot!
After circling the surrounding area she was nowhere to be seen. With some days the tears and searching became more intense. Until the second day of her being gone, I discovered PawBoost! They are an ACTIVE team of kindhearted people who want to bring the pups and cats, and other pets back home!
I was thrilled to see how many people use the website, and how many responses I got. Local users are able to help you by viewing alerts and seeing if it’s your puppy pal! The best part is the Facebook post, it really broadens the horizon to hopes and success! Although two weeks went by, still no Charlotte.
I checked every animal shelter within my region countless times. Finally, we found her picture on a local animal shelter website. We called right away and confirmed she was our sweet girl! The moment we met eyes in the shelter is a feeling I’ll never forget. She looked up at me like she had been waiting on me her whole life.
I looked down at her with a full heart and teary eyes. Her absence in our home was the reason we chose PawBoost! I would recommend using PawBoost to EVERY panicking pet owner. They go above and BEYOND and to the moon and BACK with email updates. PawBoost is the place you want to check first and the faster you sign up the better!
They have plenty of options to help try and bring your beloved pet home. As a pet owner, I can tell you PawBoost made an impact on my life. They want you to find your best friend as soon as possible! Thank you PawBoost, and PawBoost users!"
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"Bugsy went missing one morning when I let him out to go potty. Our day starts pretty early as I let him out at 5am. We have a doggy door and a fenced side yard so he usually runs around for a minute and comes back 5 minutes later. When he didn’t, I realized something was wrong. Someone had left the side gate to his yard slightly ajar and he must have wiggled out.
PawBoost was a HUGE help. My husband stayed home to work and look for him, but he didn’t find him. I went to work because I had critical meetings. As soon as I had a free minute, I googled a poster template so we could make missing posters and found PawBoost. I filled out the form and submitted it. Then I went to a meeting and left my phone in my office.
Less than 20 minutes after I posted, I had two voicemails. One from a Good Samaritan who saw my post and the earlier post of the pawrent who found Bugsy. The second was from the pawrent who actually found him. I was so relieved that he was safe and sound! I’m very impressed with this site and the community.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to friends. Bugsy has a microchip but didn’t have his collar on and I was so worried that he’d be lost forever. He is 16 years old and hard of hearing, but very energetic as evidenced by his great escape. I could not bear the thought of never seeing him again. I can’t believe how fast PawBoost worked.
Thank you to the amazing community of pawrents for helping get my Bugsy home."
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"A gate in the backyard was accidentally left cracked open just enough for Riley to sneak out and go on an adventure! A lovely woman about a block away scooped Riley up and was taking care of him. She posted his picture on PawBoost.
I spent the evening hopelessly searching for my tiny, deaf dog in the dark. I searched and found PawBoost and posted his picture and information. Within minutes TWO people reached out to me on my cell phone showing me the PawBoost post she had made when she found him. I reached out and she was able to reunite us immediately.
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to anyone! Riley is 15 years old, deaf, and blind in one eye, with a face only a mother could love. I’ve had him for more than half of my life, and I don’t know how I would have found him or what I would’ve done without PawBoost. Thank you so much to everyone who helped reunite us!"
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"One night during a lightening storm this dog showed up in the middle of our 15 acre crossed fenced property dancing around, wagging his tail trying to get in. I thought it was my dog who I had just put in the house but soon realized it was a stray.
I opened the gate and he ran to the front door. He was trembling and whining as if he feared the storm. We had terrible thunderstorms for several days. He was completely dry so we think he was hiding in our barn close to the house. We let him in the house, gave him water and let him sleep inside due to the weather and we live near a very busy road and didn’t want him wandering out to it.
I took him to the vet the following morning in a torrential storm to see if he had a chip and he did not. He had a collar with no tags also. We posted his pictures on several sites including PawBoost, Washington County Missing Pets and unlike your site it took another 24 hours to get accepted into their group to post.
As soon as Washington County Missing Pets accepted me, I posted his picture and within 30 minutes of posting his owner messaged me. They were reunited that same morning. Beaux lives 5 miles from our house. I do recommend PawBoost because this lost pet got several views and shares. Thank you PawBoost for helping Beaux find his family!"
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"Tigger is the ultimate escape artist! We typically let him and our other ferret roam throughout most of the apartment with a few exceptions. One Friday night as we were hectically getting ready to leave the house, we checked to make sure the ferrets were sleeping in the cage, and what we thought was both the ferrets was actually only one. So Tigger must have snuck out when we opened the door to leave.
There were quite a few different things that happened to bring us back together, and PawBoost was definitely a big part of that. The Facebook post from PawBoost, as well as Nextdoor, the amazing public safety department page, the local fire station where he was found, AND all of the neighbors in the area that responded to his posts played a part.
We're very grateful for the PawBoost social media blast! I would recommend PawBoost because it got the word out quickly and the responses just started flowing in. It made getting the word out very easy and covered multiple lines of communication in one step."
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"We adopted Paisley from the humane society in our home town of Atlanta two weeks before she went missing. In those two weeks we discovered that she doesn't like too much or loud noises. Other than that she is the perfect pet. Sweet, gentle, adorable and the perfect amount of goofy. We and everyone in our apartment complex fell head over feet for her.
The day of her disappearance we were traveling to my hometown of Rock Hill, SC for a family reunion, her first long car trip. We stopped in Greenville to let her stretch her legs and use the bathroom. But all the noise and confusion got to her and we decided it would be best to continue on our trip.
Sadly, as we were gathering our things, her leash became wrapped around a metal chair that ended up getting turned over, causing a loud, thunderous bang. That was too much for her and she pulled out of her collar, tags and all, bolting into the very busy intersection. In a flash she was gone.
We were devastated. We searched and searched for as long as we could before making the tough decision that we had to continue on our trip. We told ourself that she was chipped and that if she was found, she would be scanned and returned to us. On the tear-filled car ride home we were directed to PawBoost.
After a sleepless night, in which we watched as many kind people share her post, we were contacted by Kim of Greer, SC who stated that she had found our pup 7 hours after she went missing, not far from where she went missing from. We were reunited less than 24 hours after first reporting her disappearance.
We are so grateful for everyone who took the time to send thoughts and prayers for our girl. The family that found her didn't have to stop and pick her up. They didn’t have to comfort and feed her, but they did. We are so grateful for them and will forever carry them in our hearts."
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"Emma went missing one Saturday after digging her way under the backyard gate. I came home from work and usually she is super excited to meet me at the door and to smell all of the animals I have worked with as a vet tech, but she wasn't there. I tried not to panic thinking that maybe she was upstairs sleeping on my bed or out back, but unfortunately she wasn't.
She was reunited because a woman who runs a golden retriever rescue in town noticed that one of her dogs was barking at the back fence. The woman walked over and there was Emma! She opened the door and picked her right up. After looking at her tag she got her name and Emma was ecstatic to be held. I know PawBoost definitely helped spread awareness out that she went missing.
I would highly recommend using PawBoost because it was very easy to use and it helped to spread the word around town that she went missing. The fact that it automatically creates a posting on social media was fantastic and it made it much easier to share. Currently she is asleep on my chest as I write you this story."
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"Every night before sleeping we open the door so Benny can pee in the fenced in yard. I was doing other stuff inside the house and all of the sudden I couldn't find him. We looked everywhere and nothing. We think he found a loose board and this is how he escaped.
I posted everywhere, including PawBoost. About two weeks later, a friend was driving back to her place and she saw him. She called me right away, he was at a store near the house. My husband picked him up, we bathed him and fed him. He's a little bit skinny, with some fleas and bites but in general he's ok and recovering very well! I was so happy to see him that I even cried.
PawBoost is an effective platform to post and search lost dogs. The community has many members and it's a good way to spread the word beyond your family and friends. Thank you so much!"
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