Bailey is an indoor/outdoor 11 month spayed female DSH black and brown tabby who is microchipped, but not wearing a collar with tags. She had been missing for about two and a half weeks when I was called. She is basically home all day and night, but usually goes out for a couple of hours in the afternoon/evening time frame.
Bailey's person's house is adjacent to a very busy, narrow highway in Mt. Tam. She said that generally Bailey goes to the right of the house, which leads to an open space and more isolated area compared to the busy highway which led off to the left. There had been a confirmed sighting of Bailey a couple of blocks away on a narrow and isolated street, so we decided to start there.
Dino picked up Bailey's scent right in front of that house and we got permission to enter the property and check the yard, which is very large, on a hillside and thick with vegetation and an artist studio. We found Bailey's scent all over the yard and then found it exiting through a hole in a fence which went back up onto the same road.
We went back to the road and picked up the track down the road and then back into another yard. This yard led to a foot path which continued down a steep canyon and to a very isolated area of houses. We did follow the track to a steep part of the canyon which we could not go through, so we decided to back track and see if Baily went another way. We did find another track that led out of this area through some more yards and back up onto another street. This led us up onto the main highway. Here the track crossed the highway and went down the street, along the road until we got to a side street. The track went through several yards and onto another set of streets. Here Bailey's person stopped the search. She said she would continue in the area with flyers to see if anybody had seen her.
(entered into lost pet questionnaire 4/8/11)