Max is a four year old neutered male. He is microchipped and was wearing a collar, but no tags when he went missing from his yard by a gate that accidently got left open by contractors. The weather was heavy rain. As soon as Max's person knew that Max did not come back after being left out into the yard, she immediately went around the neighborhood looking for him, but did not find him.
His person put up flyers all over the neighborhood, which is an isolated newer neighborhood, miles from retail stores or businesses. Dino tracked Max's scent for only a short distance down to the post office box, which is about one and 1/2 blocks to the right of where Max lives. We checked all corners and all directions and all streets. There wasn't any scent in any direction, except for this one.
We figured that Max had been picked up at the spot of the mailboxes by a passerby that doesn't live in the area because they would have responded to the flyers. Max's person is going to put up large flourescent posters coming and going from the neighborhood to catch the attention of the person who picked him up.
(entered into lost pet questionnaire 2/10/10)