Read about recently reunited fur babies.
Pets Reunited And Counting!
"On the Sunday before Christmas, I walked into my office and this dog ran in with me. She was nice and friendly but had no tags or any information on her brand new collar. I called the shelter but they were too busy to come get her or even check her for a chip.
I went to every lost pet group I could find on Facebook hoping to find a lost post for her but had no luck so I posted a found post with pictures of her and my general location. She was too sweet and well mannered not to have a home.
Some groups directed me to post on PawBoost and Nextdoor. I did both and even waded through a bunch of lost posts, I could not find one for her. I searched through the posts looking for her in Facebook too, but no luck.
I googled 'Lost Husky Female and Stockton.' THERE I found a picture of her! It was a PawBoost alert from April 2018. She had been missing for 8 MONTHS! From that poster I got her name, where she was last seen, a phone number and a way to email the owners.
I emailed but was too impatient to wait for a response. I called the number but got a voicemail. I was not sure if it was a current number and I began to get discouraged. Then I looked up her unique name on Facebook and KABAM! There was a post from the person that lost her!!
I messaged them right away and sent them current pictures and let them know I would love to reunite them that day, on Christmas. An hour later they called me back and were thrilled! They never expected to get her back and could not believe I was able to find them.
Within 15 minutes of that call she was back home where she belonged. I don't think they believed it was real until we delivered her to their door. A merry Christmas miracle was had by all."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A special thank you to the Good Samaritan who reunited this sweet pup with their family after 8 months :)
"Legend was wandering in an empty lot across the street from our house when he walked right up to my son and his friend. He was super friendly and it was obvious he enjoyed being around people. My son called my husband over because Legend refused to leave and stayed by their side.
My husband looked him over and it was obvious this dog belonged to someone because he was well fed, well cared for and he was playful and friendly. We put a collar and leash on him and walked him over to our garage and gave him some food and water.
My husband and our kids took Legend on a walk around the neighborhood to see if anyone recognized him and they even took him for a ride in his pickup truck. Unfortunately, no one recognized or knew where Legend lived so they brought him back to our house where we looked after him and he spent the night.
I searched on Facebook for local lost and found pet postings for my area. I came across PawBoost and several other similar sites and decided to create a found post with PawBoost. PawBoost seemed to be the most successful at getting the alerts out to local communities.
PawBoost and it’s members most definitely played a big part in helping to reunite Legend with his family! Thank you to PawBoost and all its members who recognized Legend and posted comments helping him to be reunited with his family!
I definitely will recommend PawBoost to anyone and everyone who has a lost pet or has found a pet. They not only help to get the alerts out on social media, but they also make sure each posting is actually seen. PawBoost and it’s members truly care about the well being and safe return of pets. This I can confirm because I’ve experienced it myself!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Legend's alert. Legend is now home safe and sound :)
"Pip went missing on Christmas night. She ran off from my mom’s house, which she’s been to a thousand times. However, her people weren’t at the house. My wife was taking her grandmother home and I went for a short visit to an aunt’s just a few miles away.
I left her with her grandpop, but she’s not as bonded to him as she is to us. So at the first opportunity, Pip ran out of the house in search of her mamas. She was gone for about 36 hours.
PawBoost and Facebook made all of the difference. The people of Gibbstown were on high alert and we finally got a phone call with a tip two days later from a woman who saw her running through her yard. This sighting was maybe half of a mile from where she went missing.
My wife and I began canvassing the streets where she was last seen and then around 10am, I saw her. I chased her in the car for about a mile. She was in full flight mode, a steady gallop. She’s an Australian cattle dog/corgi mix, so my girl is a really good athlete with high energy.
I had to speed up to get in front of her and then I jumped out and called her. She had a moment where she didn’t recognize me. I threw the hat I was wearing close to her and I think she was able to connect my visible image, my voice, and my scent. It worked; she lowered her ears and got all wiggly, happy and jumped right into the backseat of the car.
We took her to our vet and he said that she looked good, all things considered. She has a few scrapes and bumps, but she was mainly just exhausted. We bathed her, cleaned out her cuts, put some food in her belly and then just let her sleep.
I would definitely recommend PawBoost as it is one of the few social media sites that is geared directly towards finding lost pets. It was easy to navigate and well-integrated with other social media sites. Thank you! We couldn’t have found our girl without you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Pip's alert. She slept ALL day and has been loved on as much as possible :)
"My mom was visiting for Christmas and Lea is her companion. When my mom was packing the car to leave for her home, Lea slipped out of her collar, tasted freedom, and wanted more! We chased her but the more we did the more she ran and eventually we lost her entirely. We decided to reach out to PawBoost for help because of its history with reuniting pets and their owners.
I placed an alert through PawBoost and within minutes our lost sweetie was shared with a huge network of people on Facebook. Luckily, one of the members of the facebook page (or a friend of someone who shared the PawBoost alert) found her and reached out. We exchanged contact information and arranged to meet. It was so simple!
I know for sure that if we hadn't reached out for help finding our sweet Lea through PawBoost we might never have seen her again. The process to get her picture and my information out there was simple and fast. The best part -- Lea was reunited with our family in a matter of 2hrs!! We are so grateful to PawBoost for their service and to our rescuer for this Christmas miracle."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lea's alert that allowed her to return home safely :)
"I imagine Nigel went missing by wandering too far. He is an indoor/outdoor cat but only usually goes to our direct neighbor's yard and sits on their patio furniture. He normally greets me everyday when I come home from work and one day he didn’t. I think something spooked him and he darted getting lost.
We put flyers around the neighborhood, local businesses, and went door to door asking people to take 5 minutes to open their garages or sheds to check. Our PawBoost alert was seen by more than 5,500 people and shared many times. I received lots of great advice and tips to help find him! Nigel returned on his own, scared, starving, and very thin, but he was SO happy to be with his family!
PawBoost was great because I felt empowered that more people were seeing his face and it increased the chances he would be located! I would strongly recommend this service, even just for peace of mind knowing someone may see it when you're stuck at work wishing you could be looking for them.
My advice: never lose hope! Check the shelters often, be proactive and believe your buddy will return to you!!! Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Nigel's alert, offered tips and tricks, and sent prayers. He came home at 4:30am meowing “Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma!” at the backdoor :)
"Ladybug is an indoor cat and had never been outside. I had gotten her from my vet's office when they told me she needed a good loving home.
Ladybug went missing when I accidentally left the garage door up when I came home. We were in the kitchen and she wanted to go to the garage. I opened the door between the house and the garage to let her out there.
I had no idea that the overhead garage door was even up until my husband came home and asked, 'do you know the garage door is up?' That is when I realized what I had done and frantically began to search for Ladybug.
One of my friends told me to post Ladybug on the Lost and Found website, PawBoost. I began receiving all kinds of notifications of people I didn't know sharing my post. A gentleman even told me that he had seen her.
I went looking for her and as I did, I put her litter box out on the porch, but I did not find her. However, when I came back home I checked every door, every 20 minutes. I was in the kitchen working and I just happened to look at the back door and there she WAS peering in at me.
She had been gone for 24 hours. She was cold, soaked due to the rain, and very hungry. I immediately dried her off and fed her. She is glad to be home just as much as I am that she is home.
I would certainly recommend PawBoost to anyone. They are very helpful and compassionate."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Ladybug's alert. We are happy to report Ladybug is now home :)
"We think that Jesse slipped out early one Thursday morning. I had the garage door open and had to run back into the house for something that I'd forgotten. We think he ran out of the door that connects the house to the garage, and then ran out the garage door.
Our very aware neighbor saw the flyers that we'd put up throughout our neighborhood. The cat in our flyer matched a cat that she had seen in the bushes between our houses and under her concrete front stoop.
PawBoost helped by allowing me to post a lost pet ad, and also followed up with suggestions. PawBoost also offered search upgrades for a fee. Had it taken much longer to find Jesse, I very well might have purchased those upgrades from PawBoost.
PawBoost brought many resources to the table for free as I searched for Jesse. For that alone I appreciate PawBoost. The fact that they also brought additional options in case the situation became more long term was only a further source of hope."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Jesse's alert, offered their time, support and good advice toward getting their beloved fur baby back :)
"One night around 9:30pm I put Bruno and Max in their cage for the night right before I opened the garage. Little did I know the cage door wasn’t properly closed. They ran out immediately! I tried to chase them but I was wearing sandals. They ended up running too fast and my husband and I went looking all around the neighborhood but couldn’t find them.
They’re brothers and they’re only a year apart. Wherever one goes the other follows. I posted my fur babies missing all over the ring app, the neighborhood app and my personal social media accounts. Soon after a neighbor recommended I look up lost and found pet pages on Facebook and a lot of people started sharing PawBoost!
The next morning around 7:30am I woke up and decided to go out and look for them. The second I walked out of the front door towards the garage I saw Bruno, shivering and scared. The second he saw me he ran into my arms. Although I was happy to see Bruno I began to cry as I noticed Max wasn’t with him. Max has always been by Bruno’s side.
Finally, a lady named Pamela sent a screenshot on the comment section stating she had found a fur baby at a rescue center that had the same description as my baby Max. Since it was already closed, I went the next day and to my surprise it was him! It was my baby!
He was hit by a car but he’s alive and walking. My baby Max is a survivor! And his brother Bruno is safe and sound and I couldn’t be happier to have my little babies together again!
I would most definitely recommend PawBoost, because if it weren’t for them I would have never gotten the tip from that kind lady to check a rescue center. I would have never known about it and I would have never found my other baby! Thank you, thank you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bruno and Max's alert. A special thank you to the kind person who brought Max to the Bradshaw Animal Rescue Facility :)
"Our Lily went missing from our backyard. We have a gate to the front of our home and a second gate that we installed towards the back so that our two dogs can run and play outside, but still be safe. Because of the rain, the ground was moist and our dogs pulled the gate down and got out.
Our other dog stayed in the yard but Lily was able to get out since we had a delivery that day and the driver didn’t close the gate all of the way. Our gate rusted a little so it’s difficult to shut. Once I got home that evening I realized Lily was gone.
We started downloading apps to post her pics and location as well as reached out to Facebook groups. We also visited the Humane Society thinking we had found her but walked away very sad when we realized she was not there.
We started to lose hope since we live off of a very busy main road and have coyotes in our area. We made flyers and had people from all over the city and cities nearby sharing her pics so we were truly amazed and humbled by how many people were offering to help us.
Five days later, my dad came back after dropping off my son at school and when he drove up to our driveway there was Lily sitting at our gates patiently waiting for someone to let her in. We were over the moon to have her back. We now feel complete!
We would definitely recommend PawBoost to others who have either lost a pet or found one! It truly is an amazing way to reach out to others and so easy to navigate. Especially during a very emotional and difficult time. I appreciate everything that everyone was able to do in helping us locate Lily! We are happy to have her home where she is safe and sound!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Lily's alert and for those that reached out with their concern and advice. Lily's family is happy to have her home safe and sound! :)
"One night I let my two dogs, Bellami and Luna, out to go to the bathroom before bedtime. The night was very windy and a couple of panels on the fence in the backyard blew down and they got out. I looked all around the yard, in the attached garage, and even in our two sheds and couldn't find them anywhere.
My mom and I began driving around our street and other nearby neighborhoods looking for them and calling for them, but we never saw them. We looked for them until about 3:30 AM. We were hoping someone let them in and would turn them in to a shelter or post on Facebook in the morning.
At 7:00 AM, my mom and I were taking my brother to school and we decided to drive around nearby neighborhoods hoping we'd see them in someone's fenced yard. After about an hour of no luck looking we returned home and I decided to start posting their picture on Facebook.
I came across PawBoost and I've never heard of it so I decided to give it a shot. I posted Luna's ad first. About 10 minutes after I posted Luna's ad, I was working on Bellami's ad when I got a message about a sighting on a neighborhood watch website. I got the name of the neighborhood and street name.
It was only 6 minutes away! My mom and I jumped in the car and headed over to the street and began asking local construction workers if they'd seen two big, white dogs. Sure enough they said they've been watching them all morning and led us right to them.
Thanks to PawBoost, Bellami and Luna are home safe and sound. I would 100% recommend PawBoost to anyone missing a pet due to their quick responses. If it wasn't for PawBoost I couldn't imagine what would've happened to them. Thank you PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Bellami and Luna's alert. It's amazing what the power of social media can do to help reunite more fur babies :)
"Oliver went missing because I left the window open in our apartment. Oliver was stretching with his nails in the screen and it popped out. He was looking outside when my other cat Leo jumped up to play and scared Oliver out the open window (we saw this on our camera).
After hours of searching endlessly, I decided to make some paper sized posters, but I wasn’t getting any calls. Luckily someone recommended that I use big, bright poster board and keep the sign simple so when cars passed they could easily get all the information quickly as they drove by.
It took two months, and due to weather I had to constantly make more signs and widen my range. I got tons and tons of calls a day!! I was out of state when a kind woman texted me a picture and asked if it was my cat.
FINALLY someone really found him!!! I called up my father and asked him if he could meet the woman to pick up the cat. He did, and he brought him to the animal shelter where I got him. One of the ladies there had fostered Oliver as a kitten and kindly took him home with her for the night. They even microchipped him for free! I came home the next day and immediately rushed to the shelter.
I picked him up and he put his arms around my neck and snuggled. He was purring so loud. He shows his appreciation every day. He is the most friendly, happy boy! I never gave up even when people told me he was probably gone or taken. Never EVER give up!
PawBoost was definitely very helpful because it was another way to share his story and connect me with more people in the area that possibly could or would have seen him!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oliver's alert. Oliver came home safe and sound without a scratch :)
"Chester got loose on a trip to the vet. The carrier clip failed and he was able to squeeze out from the side. It all happened so fast. He bolted in the parking lot, heading toward the busy road. Then, he doubled back and took off behind the building. We spent hours walking around the surrounding businesses in the snow which turned to rain. We lost any sign of tracks so I left my information with the business in the area.
PawBoost was not something I even knew was available. I never needed to research it prior to that day. Along with your site, I registered Chester as lost on other sites. Over the next weeks, I received phone calls from about six people who had seen what could have been Chester, but no one was able to recover him.
I kept checking local shelters, animal control, and police departments. I put up missing posters in the surrounding area; stopped anyone walking their dog or doing outside chores, delivery and postal workers, and even a crew of roofers took my PawBoost flyer.
I want to thank everyone who is a spotter through PawBoost and the other social media sites. Chester was recovered by a kind woman who took the time to bring him to safety at the animal control department. I was so excited that after 5 weeks missing he was found. A veterinary visit discovered some dehydration, a broken tooth, and an upper respiratory infection, but otherwise he is in good shape. The doctor was amazed.
Chester has not stopped purring and I think we just might pet his fur thin with all the attention he is getting. I will spread the word about PawBoost to anyone I know. It’s great to have eyes in so many neighborhoods and at so many times of the day. Who knows, maybe I was in the right place looking for him, but at the wrong time."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Chester's alert. Chester is home safe and sound :)
"Mickey slipped out one night while I was bringing in things from my car. When I saw he was not in the house, I immediately went to look outside and saw that he was hiding under a neighbor's car. No matter what I did, he would not come out-- I even got down on the ground and tried to reach him, but he would keep moving out of reach.
I finally tried to push him out with a broom, and at that point, he took off like a rocket on the opposite side of the car. I spent a long time searching that night, but could not find him. Over the next two weeks, I tried every possible suggestion for bringing him home.
The PawBoost community definitely helped in that they gave me a lot of good tips for recovering Mickey, and the tip that ultimately helped bring him home was spreading the word to neighbors in the area, including businesses.
The good folks at Amity Harbor Marine discovered him today hiding way back in their big warehouse/garage, and immediately came and knocked on my door. He was in the farthest corner of a storage closet in the warehouse/garage, hiding behind piles and piles of equipment and parts.
I knew he had run from people before, so I moved the stuff very carefully, and sure enough, he tried to dart out. Once I got a solid grasp on him, he nearly tore my thumb off as I carried him back to the house, but having been without him for 2 weeks and fearing I would never see him again, I was not going to let go!
I would definitely recommend PawBoost to a friend, because the support, advice, and encouragement their community gives is absolutely vital when you are experiencing the despair of losing a beloved pet. Having the PawBoost community behind me gave me the hope I needed to feel that I could successfully recover Mickey, and sure enough, I did! Thank you, PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Mickey's alert. He calmed down after enjoying a can of tuna fish and being back in familiar surroundings :)
"As a pet parent myself, I always keep an eye out for stray dogs and I noticed these two, small dogs running together on the street on my way to the grocery store. The little black dog almost ran out in front of my car! Once I was able to turn around on the street, I parked in the area and grabbed the dog treats that I always keep in the car.
At that point the female dog had disappeared, but the male was near and I was able to entice him with treats. He was extremely friendly and allowed me to pick him up at which point the female appeared; it was evident that the pair were bonded and by holding him I was able to entice her to my car.
Leaving the male dog in the car temporarily, I walked the street carrying the female and knocked on every door in the vicinity but to no avail. The next day, I took them to my vet but neither dog was microchipped and only the female was wearing a collar but with no attached identification.
At that point, I posted their photos on Nextdoor and someone recommended PawBoost. The rest is history. I created a profile on PawBoost and printed several flyers which I distributed around the neighborhood where they were found.
A couple of days later, I received a phone call from the owner who had seen a flyer and that night they were both returned home to very happy pet parents! Apparently, the dogs had escaped when someone had broken into their backyard.
Literally, the PawBoost flyers provided the means for these two sweet dogs to be reunited with their rightful owners. I would highly recommend PawBoost!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared the pups' alert. It's amazing how spreading the word by multiple outlets can lead you in the right direction of a happy reunion :)
"I was working near the area and around 11:30am I saw a pup that was tied right outside the grocery store. It was pretty chilly and about an hour had passed and he was still there. I asked around with the staff and they mentioned he was found with a leash attached, trying to wander inside the store.
I approached him and he was super friendly. You could tell he was lost and that he belonged to someone as he would sit on command. Once I got off work, which was around 7pm I circled around the store to see if he was still there, and he was! I'm a dog mom myself, my heart was so heavy, I just couldn't leave him there. The night was starting to get cold, so I decided to take him with me.
I created a found alert and I really liked the fact that it immediately posts. Other pages help too, but we have to wait until the admin approves it on their page. I also like that PawBoost creates the flyer, a digital one and a physical one. Because of PawBoost, one of the owner's family members saw my post and immediately contacted me and let the owner know.
She had been trying to get in contact with me through Facebook, but because we weren't friends her messages and calls didn't come through. It wasn't until I checked the post to see if maybe someone had commented that I saw her comments. She was in fact able to provide pictures and more information on the pup, which confirmed that he was hers.
PawBoost is very easy to use, and it posts immediately. You guys provide great information, for example on how to ask for proof of ownership, which is VERY helpful as I would hate to give someone else's dog away. Also the blog post on what to do after you've found or lost a dog was very useful. I thought it was a great system overall."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared this pup's alert. A special thank you to this Good Samaritan who took him in from the cold to reunite him with his owner :)
"Max and Calvin were unintentionally let outside while I was on a business trip. The cat sitter left my back door open for my dog to come in and out one Saturday morning, not realizing that the cats were in the area.
After being out in the wind, cold and very rainy conditions for over 30 hours, I located Calvin under my backyard deck. He was very hungry, a little muddy, but mostly happy to be home. I had to lift up some deck boards to get my kitty to come out.
Max remained missing until day four. No sign or sound of him. A kind member of the Nextdoor community reached out and lent me her cat trap. It was successful at trapping my baby with lots of food and Max cried for me from his trap. Now my boys are back together and my home is whole.
Reaching out to the community through PawBoost was, without doubt, the best outreach. The support, warmth, and search efforts of my community was heartfelt and comforting. I have seen your missing pet posts many times on Facebook.
The successful posts of pets being reunited speaks volumes. The online network works! Thank you for offering this service to desperate pet owners, like myself. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone who is missing their loved fur-baby family member. Thank you for your site and the community for helping to bring my boys home."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Max and Calvin's alert. A heart felt thank you to everyone for your support, tips and help :)
"Oliver got out when we were transferring him from the car back into our apartment. We were bringing him back from my parent's house. They were cat sitting while my husband and I were on our honeymoon.
People from PawBoost gave us great advice and suggestions that we used. We put our t-shirts in a havahart trap next to his litter box. We put both of those things near the edge of the woods where he ran into.
My husband and I would absolutely recommend PawBoost to our friends. Not only did we get awesome advice, but people offered words of compassion. The fact that our post was shared so many times, we were floored to see how many people cared!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Oliver's alert and offered words of encouragement. Oliver's family is truly blessed to be surrounded by lovely people. You brought them comfort in their time of sadness :)
"Sasha basically disappeared. We think she bolted while we were going back and forth through the front door. I had a garage sale going on that weekend, so we were all over the place. It had been months and we had a lot of bad rain, and I was trying to get it into my head to accept her not being with us. We prayed for her to just be home again every day.
One day my mother and I were driving back home, and we noticed a for sale by owner sign go up on a freshly built house. We wanted to go see the new construction and it was two blocks away from home anyways. So I called and made an appointment for the following day.
Well, come time to go see the house, and I completely forgot! The day after, we drove past again, and suddenly, I remember I had an appointment to see that place. The owner happened to be onsite, doing some light cleaning anyways. So we went in and admired the new home.
We laughed about my foggy memory, and enjoyed some light conversation. We then walked outside to see the front part of the lot. As my mother walked over to the right side of the house, a cat walked right up to her and began rubbing on her legs!
At first, my mom called my attention over to admire a stray cat, but as soon as we got a good look at the cat we both gasped and yelled, 'oh my gosh! It’s Sasha!' There she was, just TWO blocks away from home, after being gone for months! She came to me, I picked her up, and ran to the car with her.
PawBoost checked in on us frequently asking if she had come home yet and moved her to the top of the list. Honestly, that kept me positive about it all, like there was still hope. I’ll admit that was something hard to come by after her being gone for so long.
I wish I had learned about PawBoost as soon as she went missing! PawBoost kept me going, and showed me a light at the end of the tunnel."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Sasha's alert. The rest of Sasha's family was in shock when they waltzed through the door with their Sasha girl!
"Drake pushed out a screen in my bedroom window. I posted on PawBoost and other lost pet sites and hung up flyers. I left the window open that he escaped out of for about 4 days before I had to close it since it was so cold.
I spent each day searching the area calling for him (and found another stray in which I posted his picture and was able to reunite him with his owner). I also placed his litter box as well as a worn shirt of mine outside.
One night, I decided to crack the window open to let in some air. I was awakened around 5:30 in the morning to a single meow coming from outside. I threw open the window and called for him, but didn’t hear anything. I laid back in bed thinking I must have dreamed it.
A few moments later, I heard the meow again and I knew that meow was him. I called out the window again and heard him meowing. I rushed outside and had to wait for him to come to me since he was a little scared. So happy he’s home!
I would recommend PawBoost. I appreciate the service of being able to advertise. Other people were able to share it to help spread the word."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Drake's alert. Drake is home safe and sound :)
"We keep food out for a community cat. I first saw her one night, but she ran away. Then, I saw her again two nights later and she was still acting very scared but she was hungry. I put food out for her and went inside.
I could see her outside eating. I told my granddaughter Allyson about her and she got her to come to her. She was very skinny so we brought her in to feed her and made her a bed.
I looked on PawBoost but did not see a cat that matched her description. I posted about her on PawBoost and Dolce's mama emailed me that she thought she was her cat. I was not sure because when I read Dolce's post it seemed she was too young and small to be her and there was no mention of her being declawed.
We had seen flyers about Dolce but she had been missing since October. I emailed Dolce's mama and she said that Dolce was declawed. She came over this afternoon and picked her up. We were so happy that they were reunited!
I would definitely recommend PawBoost. I don't think we would have connected with Dolce's mama without you."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Dolce's alert in order for her to get back to her family :)
"Our dog Rondo ran out of the house when I was bringing in groceries. He ran around the block and sprinted to the train station. I tried to stop him but he kept going and ended up running down the railroad tracks.
I followed him as far as I could but he was so fast I ended up losing him. We tried everything we could to get him back. We put up flyers and checked the local animal shelters everyday. PawBoost really helped get the word out on social media and it was comforting interacting with people who were in our shoes that were reunited with their pets.
All of our prayers were answered the day we got the call from an animal shelter an hour and twenty minutes away from home. Someone dropped our dog off and they scanned his microchip. Had he not been chipped we probably would have never seen our dog again.
It feels so good to have Rondo home. I feel sorry for everyone still missing their pets. It's the worst feeling in the world not knowing if they are ok or what they are going through. I'm going continue to look at PawBoost and other social media sites for lost animals to help out as many families as I can."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Rondo's alert. Rondo is home safe and sound :)
"It was about 5:20pm and it was pouring rain. It was raining so hard that it was really difficult to drive on the roads. As I turned onto my street, my headlight lit up this small, white dog sitting in the pouring rain. I pulled over right away and approached the dog slowly. I kneeled down and reached out my hand hoping he would approach me.
It took him a while to figure me out, but after a few minutes of standing in the rain with him, he allowed me to pet his head and pick him up to my car to dry him off and warm him up. Poor little guy was shaking so much and his body was really cold. I wrapped him in one of my sweaters I have in my car.
After driving around to see if anyone was looking for him, no one was to be found. I took him in my home and gave him some of my dog's food and water. I then got to work and began posting on multiple sites and Facebook pages in hopes of reuniting him with his family.
All night we couldn’t locate his family, so we decided to call it and went to bed as he laid warm and snug in a blanket. The next morning, my sister called to tell me that his owner saw my PawBoost post. We were able to get in contact with his owner and walked him over to his house.
As his owner approached the driveway, the dog (Teddy) sprinted to her right as he laid eyes on her. It was a heart warming sight. I would recommend PawBoost, because it’s proven to be an effective and welcoming community."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Teddy's alert. He is home safe and sound with his family thanks to your help :)
"Kai escaped when I accidentally left the front porch gate that's normally closed, a bit open after coming home from work. Our complex must have heard that Kai was missing and put out a complex-wide text message asking if anyone had seen him.
A wonderful human being who was on his morning run with his dog saw Kai and since he is friendly it wasn't difficult for him to carry him back to his apartment. He received that text message and brought Kai to the main office, and we were contacted.
We went right away to pick him up and it's impossible to describe the relief. We cried and we're taking steps to prevent this kind of scare from happening ever again. We updated his chip information, bought a new collar with engraved phone numbers along with his name, and we're also getting a Whistle 3 that tracks his whereabouts and his activity on an app.
We are so incredibly thankful that our complex sent out the text message to our neighbors. PawBoost was instrumental in getting the word out, along with the amazing level of integrity of those who shared and helped spread our message in such a short amount of time.
Getting the word out should definitely be a chief priority if you lose your dog, so I would easily link anyone to PawBoost as their first resort."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Kai's alert. A special thank you to their complex and the man who brought Kai to safety :)
"Nisa ran out of the front door when we opened it too wide, and while we ran several blocks trying to catch her, she disappeared quickly. We got some info from neighbors who had seen her go by, but we ended up running in circles.
After a long night of posting flyers and driving around the neighborhood, and a morning full of calling vets, shelters, and posting online, we were finally contacted. A member of the prop crew on Dancing with the Stars, said that she had been running around the CBS Television Lot since 6:30 am.
We were able to get a security escort onto the lot, and several members of the crew and security helped direct her to us. We enticed her with treats and got her in the car :)
Several people suggested we post on PawBoost, and it definitely helped us get the word out! Over 100 people saw the Facebook post from PawBoost, and a couple hundred more saw the email alerts that PawBoost sent out.
We discovered that there are a number of lost pet alert systems, but PawBoost looked the most professional and had the most obvious affect. We would definitely go to PawBoost first if this ever happened again, or suggest it to our friends."
Spread the good news! Thank you so much to everyone who shared Nisa's alert and reached out to them! Nisa's family is so happy to have her back home :)
"One day I noticed a Siamese cat on my back deck and I figured he was just visiting and would head back home. The next day, he was sitting on the deck again looking into my window. I have a heated cat shelter on my deck for any little one who needs a warm place and have hosted a few cats over the years. I could not let him go without eating and warmed up some of my indoor cats' food for him.
When I went out later to get the bowl and refresh the water, he scared the bejeebers out of me and bolted from the shelter and went behind my garage. He stayed there most of the day sheltered from the chilly wind. In the evening, I put out warm food and it was empty in the morning.
Now, it had been more than a couple of days and the weather threatened to be cold and windy. My daughter told me to post his picture on PawBoost. I posted the picture and also called the Pawtucket Animal Shelter and Ms. Massie was very helpful. She searched her records for anyone who had lost a Siamese, found one in my area and called, but they had already been reunited.
The next day, I had 2 missed calls on my phone from someone one street away. After a couple of hours of phone tag, the young lady came to my home. She shook a bag of treats and he came out from behind the garage but we were not done.
She was at one end and I was at the other and we begged for him to come out to no avail. We had to move a fence we had been storing and when we moved it, he came towards me. I let go of the fence to grab him, the fence fell back and banged my head.
I stretched and got him by the scruff of the neck and then I was able to get him into my arms while he protested greatly. I handed Wizard to his owner and he quieted down.
When the wetness on my coat had dried, I realized that my coat was now coated with mud. A little reminder of my adventure with Wizard and what a little caring and concern can accomplish."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Wizard's alert. He is home safe and sound :)
"Our mailman let Tsuki and Aero out one morning and a neighbor witnessed it. My son tried to catch them but was unable to find them so he called me at work and I rushed home. A woman saw them about a mile away and called animal control and we ran into the officer while we were out searching, but no luck.
Then, we were contacted by a woman whose neighbor saw our dogs in her yard, but she didn't have internet. So the woman looked online for her and called me. By the time I got there the dogs were gone.
A couple of the women in the neighborhood went looking for them, my son drove his bike around and I drove my car around for hours calling them. It was getting close to dark and we had not had a sighting since the morning.
About 4pm I got a call from a young woman stating she thought she found our dogs. Her husband had seen our three legged dog at an abandoned house across the street when he went out on his deck. He went down there and called his wife on the phone and she posted on her facebook page.
Someone she knows said she saw a post on PawBoost earlier that day. It only took ten minutes between her posting she found the dogs to her calling me. That quick!
The dogs were almost 4 miles away from our house. When we got there my three legged dog, Aero, could not walk and the little boston, Tsuki, was stuck down a wall in bramble. We took Aero to the vet hospital and they gave him an x-ray but did not see a spine injury.
They sent him home with two pain medications and thought he had soft tissue injuries in his back and his leg. He was able to walk again the next day and today he is walking great. We soaked Tsuki in an epson salt bath and she is great.
We are so happy to have our dogs home. It is so amazing how fast information can get around and OMG I love my community."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Tsuki and Aero's alert. This happy reunion reminds us that most people are good and we can count on one another :)
"Smokey went missing when he got out an open door. He never really goes outside, unless he's on a leash with us, so right away we feared for him.
We were reunited after 44 days, when a women texted me and said that she thought she had Smokey. Smokey had been hanging around her house for about a week. She began looking for lost cats online and after a long time she came across the picture of Smokey on PawBoost!!
We believe if it wasn't for PawBoost, Smokey would not have survived. He lost all of his body fat and was so lethargic he wouldn't leave her porch! PawBoost was so caring and so helpful contacting us every few days to see if we found Smokey and if not, they would put his picture back up to the top of the lost & found.
We would recommend using PawBoost to anyone who has lost a beloved pet. We would never have been reunited with Smokey if it weren't for PawBoost!!! Thank you all so much for all of your time and for your dedication to finding lost pets!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Smokey's alert. Smokey is home safe and sound just in time for the holidays :)
"We have 3 dogs; two big furry friends and one tiny furry friend, Cinnamon. Cinnamon usually runs to her favorite tree to relieve herself while our two other dogs go straight to the backyard. Cinnamon runs to the back of the house at times, but when we say we are closing the gate she always runs back just in time.
Well this time she didn't return. We were calling her and she wasn't anywhere to be seen. This is very unusual since she always comes back. My husband, mom and I looked all around throughout the neighborhood and no sight of her. I went to work and made the time to start finding ways online to help find her and I came across 3 websites and PawBoost was one of them.
That evening we had put up over 100 flyers, using the flyer we downloaded off of PawBoost. I put them in people's mailboxes, and on their cars because I wanted everyone to see we were looking for her. We just had a feeling that someone nearby was holding her.
I was just praying that she was safe and not hurt anywhere. I woke up the next morning and ran to the front door hoping she was wrapped up in her favorite blanket I had left out for her, but she was not there.
I close the door to hear my husband opening the back patio door with Cinnamon is his hands. He heard her barking at the door. She was not cold when we got her and she looked fine and was acting like herself. We was so happy to be reunited with her.
With the community help, the flyers and everyone on PawBoost I felt guidance to get my Cinnamon back. I would recommend PawBoost to others because it felt amazing having all the shares, kind words and support my family was given to find our pet. I am truly thankful."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Cinnamon's alert. It may have been the longest night ever but it was a happy morning for this family to be reunited :)
"My story starts off with my front door recently breaking and we didn’t realize it. One night Thomas slipped through the broken door and into the hall of our apartment building! Everyone loves Thomas except for someone who decided to let him out without us knowing.
When we woke up, we began to search everywhere for him but he was no where to be found. I began to make fliers for the area and I went online and found the site, PawBoost. I put my kitty’s information up and hoped for the best.
Everyone was so kind in their comments and gave me hope my Thomas would come home again. Eight days later, I received a call from a man who found Thomas the day he was let outside! Which, I am so thankful for because we had a horrible blizzard that week he was gone and it made me lose a bit of hope.
He found me from PawBoost which really makes me glad because if I never posted my Thomas on PawBoost I probably wouldn’t have him sleeping in my arms as we speak. PawBoost is a very helpful way to spread the word because many people find lost animals daily.
Technology is used much more lately so it is more efficient for people to help fining your pet! I would recommend PawBoost to anyone needing to find their pet or find owners of a pet. I hope this story shows you to never give up!
Those eight days felt like weeks to me, but never give up on your pet because they will never give up on you!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Thomas's alert. A special thank you to the loving family who took care of him for the few days he was gone :)
"We were on our way home when we stopped at a traffic light on a very busy intersection. It was dark but we could see a black dog in the middle of the road running from car to car. One car looked like it was stopping.
We pulled up and the other driver opened her door to talk to the dog. When she did, the dog jumped right over her and into her back seat. We asked the young lady if it was her dog and it wasn't, but she was concerned about her getting hit. We offered to take the dog and find her owner since she wasn't from the area.
She immediately jumped onto the couch when we got home which indicated to us she was definitely used to being inside. She had a collar with a rabies tag and another tag with a phone number. My daughter called the phone numbers, but there was no answer.
My daughter posted pictures of her on her Facebook page asking for people to share them. Since I am already a member of PawBoost, I took one of the pictures and created a found alert. Within moments of posting it, people began sharing it and wishing us luck.
Within 30 minutes, a woman called my cell and told me she had the phone number of the owner. She'd seen the girl frantically putting up flyers for a lost black lab with a purple collar. I then called the girl and she was out looking for her dog - a short distance from my home. She drove to my home and when I opened up the garage it was immediately obvious that this was her dog.
I ABSOLUTELY recommend PawBoost. It's a quick and easy way to capture details about a lost or found pet. It's also an efficient and proven method to get notifications to a large pool of people who we already know are interested in helping.
It was less than an hour from the time we found Sadie Mae until the time she was reunited with her owner. And thank goodness, because she would have had a very cold, wet, snowy, and scary night on her own."
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"One evening, my neighbor alerted me to a cat in their backyard. I immediately posted on Nextdoor, before heading to my neighbor's with my rescue crate. Thankfully, the kitty was very friendly and I was able to easily pick it up and get it safely in the crate. I took the kitty home and set up my guest bathroom with a litter box, bed, food and water.
I took several photos of the kitty and then updated Nextdoor as well as posted on PawBoost. Initially no one responded to either. The kitty stayed the night in my guest bathroom. The following day, I took the kitty to my former vet to be scanned, but no chip was found.
I then posted signs in my complex that I had found a cat and included my phone number. I was going out of town so a friend held onto the kitty for me while we searched for it's owner.
The next day, a gentleman who had seen my signs contacted me about his lost kitty. The description was similar but his kitty was male and the kitty I found was female. I suggested that he post on several social media sites including PawBoost.
We exchanged pictures and based on other unique characteristics realized that the kitty I had found which we thought was female, was in fact a MALE and his boy! I was thrilled! I put him in touch with my friend and they were able to coordinate the reunion!
I would absolutely recommend PawBoost because it allows you to reach more viewers and cast your net wider than you could have otherwise."
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"Colt was outside with my husband when he chased something into the woods. He refused to come when called, which was very unusual. Colt does have somewhat of a fear of men and with me being at work, he would not come to my husband.
Colt was found about 10 miles from home. Someone from Columbus had called the person that found Colt and told her to check PawBoost. The lady checked and saw it was Colt.
PawBoost contacted me with the email the lady had sent. I called her and sent her proof of pictures and she told me where to locate her. Once Colt saw me, the lady was assured that he was mine.
I would definitely recommend this site to anyone that has lost their pet. We had given up all hope after 2 weeks when the reunion came. What a fantastic Christmas present. I cannot thank the lady or your website enough for all of your help."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Colt's alert. Colt is home safe and sound just in time for the holidays :)
"Blue went missing one Saturday around 6:40 pm. He was left alone outside for about 10 seconds because I went to go get his leash. When I came back I couldn’t find him and his collar somehow slipped off.
After looking for him for about 3 hours I decided to post a picture online to see if anyone could help me find Blue. But no one had seen him and I had checked with my neighbors and the Nebraska Humane Society and they didn’t know either.
PawBoost helped me connect with the community and they suggested placing something outside with a familiar smell and calling all the local shelters within a 50 mile radius. I called all of them by Sunday and received a call on Monday saying that he was caught and at the shelter. My dog was able to make it through the snow that hit Omaha, and survived the cold nights that he was out.
I’m thankful that PawBoost helped me connect with people in my area. Of course I would recommend them to any other person who has lost a pet."
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Blue's alert. It was your suggestions that really helped bring Blue home :)
"I have just moved to a new home, 30 miles away from the previous one. One evening when I let out my dachshunds into the fenced yard, Elvis shot out the door and over the fence. Every day and night, I called and called. I searched the neighborhood, and put up flyers.
Friends put his info on lost and found sites on social media. I checked with his former vet, former neighbors, local vets in the new area, and the animal shelters. I notified HomeAgain, I put out his litter box, a blanket, clothing with my scent, and food. Finally, I engaged PawBoost.
Right away, I began to get encouraging comments to never give up, with success stories. Finally, on Friday night, I read about a possible sighting not far from my new neighborhood. I went to the gas station where he’d been seen, and the attendant recognized him. So, I called that evening, with a flashlight in the rain and finally saw two cats, but they ran off.
The next day, I took some of his favorite foods and put them in safe places behind the site. I talked to him the whole time, in case he was in the bushes hiding. I knew he would recognize my voice and the sound of my car’s engine, if he were near.
Then, early one morning, my pups began whining to go outside - much earlier than usual. Usually I can just stand in the door while they do what they must. Suddenly they began to excitedly bark, and ran back to me - with Elvis strolling along beside them.
I couldn’t believe my eyes! He jumped in my arms and purred and purred - he wanted LOVE even more than food, which of course made me cry (happy tears). His little girlfriend Gaby and the pups are so happy that he’s home!
I’m so grateful to God and to all of the people who offered information and encouragement. I would definitely recommend PawBoost to anyone in my desperate situation: it gave me hope."
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"Todd went missing while my husband and I were on our honeymoon. My husband's parents were watching Todd and when they went to let him out before bed he ran off. We posted his photo all over Facebook, Craigslist, PawBoost and we posted fliers all over the neighborhood.
There was no sign of Todd. After almost two weeks and no luck we hired Dogs Finding Dogs on to come track for Todd. We were able to get his scent but it was hard to tell how old it was. We started setting up feeding stations as directed and our hopes were high.
As it so happened, a farmer by the name of Tim Allen, 14 miles away saw what he thought was a fox on his farm. He saw it at a glance several times over the next two days. Soon it was clear it was not a fox but a Pomeranian. He asked his friend to look on Facebook to see if anyone in the area had lost one.
He messaged my husband's father who then messaged us. My husband and I really couldn't believe he had been found so far away. Either way, my father-in-law took my jacket to Tim's farm to put out for the dog.
A few days later, my husband and I awake to pictures from Tim. It was definitely a Pomeranian, but the picture was too fuzzy to tell if it was ours. Still believing it was someone else's dog, we jumped in the car and raced to Tim's house anyway.
Tim walked us down and when we got close a little puppy head popped out. It WAS Todd!! We quickly laid on the ground and quietly called him. Once he got a whiff of us he came flying over. Somehow Todd managed to make it 14 miles away from home.
We believe someone had taken Todd and then he got away from them. Either way we are so thankful to have him home and so thankful to Tim who found our baby and reunited him with us!! I would recommend PawBoost as well as Dogs Finding Dogs. I also would say to anyone who has lost their pet to not give up hope!"
Spread the good news! Thank you to everyone who shared Todd's alert. He is home safe and sound after 2 weeks and a day :)
"A friend took Molly out for a walk for us, while we were gone on a day trip. Molly slipped her collar, and our friend did everything she could to retrieve Molly. She must have been spooked and BOLTED!
Our friend and her husband searched tirelessly for DAYS with us and did everything humanly possible to help. Many other friends also immediately jumped into action to help bring Molly home.
The best advice we got was to 'cast the net.' Spread the word, fast and furiously. The MORE people that know, the better your chances. We received calls and photos from bassets all over the county and everyone of those was an absolute blessing. We went store to store begging for people to put up signs or even put it in their staff room.
Sightings were coming in, and finally, we got one that was within 1.5 hours of her being there. This person alerted the few neighbors of our story, so they knew of our presence. I headed to this very remote location and a volunteer from Give Me Shelter St. Mary's County met me there with a safe trap.
The key, we learned is to be QUIET! Soon, we brought in another basset in our family, Sherlock. Sherlock tracked the road, woods, and barn for HOURS. And then, when we'd almost given up, a squeak was heard and Sherlock about came unglued.
It was nearly 5:00 am at this point and there was no mistake of this squeaking. The squeaking increased, we approached each other very slowly, and let her come to us. Once she confirmed who it was, she surrendered and went right in for the snuggle and happily jumped into the car.
We would ABSOLUTELY, 100% recommend PawBoost to a friend. It's all about community awareness. If you want to find a lost pet, you need help, and you need it NOW! PawBoost casts the net, and that increases your chances tenfold."
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