Rosie is a three year old Jack Russell Terrier who is wearing a collar with tags and is microchipped. She was last seen as her person was walking on their 30 acres. Her person and Rosie and three other dogs were walking toward one end of the property when all dogs suddenly ran after another animal. This was not uncommon. In the past, all dogs had returned home eventually. When Rosie did not return by the next morning, a search was started for her.
I was contacted by Rosie's person's daughter who lives in the Bay Area, and she met me there that morning and was with me during the search.
As I arrived that morning, Rosie's person had received a phone call from a neighbor on an adjacent property that she thinks she saw Rosie on her property early that morning around 6 AM near some bowls of food and water she puts out for wildlife. In between the two properties is another property of about 40 acres that belonged to a man who had stated than anybody would be shot if they came onto his property for any reason. He was uncooperative if he had seen Rosie in the last 24 to 48 hours.
We went to the property of the neighbor where Rosie had been spotted that morning and had the dogs check that. It was Rosie's scent and we followed the track all over the property and even onto the unfriendly neighbor's property, but the track then eventually led back onto the good property. Eventually the track led off the property, across a busy road and then onto another property. We attempted to make contact there, but nobody answered the door.
From there the track led off and on multiple ranches and water plants for several hours. The track did eventually go back near the house of Rosie, but then led back down the road and onto another ranch. It led up the main road for several miles and into Plymouth, which is where the fairgrounds are. As a coincidence, that same weekend there was a large blue grass festival. The track led near the fairgrounds and onto the RV park next to the fairgrounds. The track was all over the park and then led back out onto the street. By this time, it was almost dark and everybody was exhausted. We decided to call it a day, and they would continue the search on their own.