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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Bido", Jack Russel Terrier, Carmel - Found!

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Total Distance: 8.09 km (5.0 mi)
Total Time: 2:09:57
Moving Time: 1:28:12
Average Pace: 16.06 min/km (25.8 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 10.90 min/km (17.5 min/mi)
Min Pace: 6.64 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 156 m (512 ft)
Max Elevation: 259 m (851 ft)
Elevation Gain: 310 m (1018 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Sun Jan 24 10:37:40 PDT 2010
Activity type: partial track due to dead battery

(These are current pictures of Bido after she returned home.)

I received the above emails about one week after the search. Bido had been found far outside of the development several miles away. They said she walked up to a house, which also happen to be the house of a friend, who did not know Bido was missing. 

"So she made her way across the canyon to a family friends house. They called tonight and said "hey guys we have your dog and she is covered in ticks and fleas." Her fur was all red from her red collar in the rain. Our friends did not know she had been missing for 9 days! I am not sure how she got that far - I mean she would have had do go down the canyon at the back of the house up and down a second canyon and up a HUGE mountain where there house is up windy roads. But the house is literally a straight shot across the mountains from the back of her house. Unless she went out the gate and down Carmel Valley road around and then up, but that seems even more unlikely. I wish she could talk and tell us where she has been. It is just crazy to me that just today I wrote you back to say at this point I have lost hope that she could still be found alive.  I thought for sure the coyotes had gotten her given the terrain and time passed.

I know my mom and dad will sleep well tonight with little bido snuggled at their feet. Sierra on the other hand I guess it pouting, she had her hair standing straight up her back like "wait a minute, why are you back?? And then she pooped in living room - not sure what that is about?? Weird.

Anyway, I keep snuggling my Yorkie puppy thinking I hope he never gets away from me, but through this experience I am forever thankful to have found you. I know now where to turn. And most of all by encouraging people to continue the search. You do a wonderful thing dedicating your time to helping our lost furry children find their way back home.



(This is my response to Lara)

That is wonderful. I am glad she is safe at home.

I am not surprised she traveled that far since I see it all the time. I had a call a couple of days ago from a man whose cat was missing almost a month in San Francisco. She is a totally indoor only cat with no tags or microchip. We tracked her from Bay View district near Candlestick all over their neighborhood and then all the way down along the bay to near Crissy Fields in the Marina where they stopped the search.

He came home from work this week and found her inside his garage in a trap he had been setting every day.

Give Bido a big hug from me and Dino and Dot. I am sure she is glad to be home. I think Sierra is glad to see her, too.


Bido is a spayed female, brown and white Jack Russell Terrier. She is wearing a collar with ID tags and has a microchip. She accidentally got out of the house during a very large storm in the area when a back door blew open. Her home is in a very large (20,000 acre) private and gated and fenced housing development built deep into the Carmel Mountains. The entire five hours we were tracking Bido, other than other family members and friends on the search, I did not see another resident of the community, other than the guard at the gate. Mountain lions, coyotes and bobcats are very common in the area.

We found Bido's track leading away from the house and then out and around and back out to the road. From here it went left down to where other houses were, however, nobody was living in these houses at this time. They were either under construction or living out of the area. We continued to follow her track for miles in directions all around the area, and finally past her house and then back to the main road which eventually leads to the only way out of the area, which is a guard shack staffed until midnight. 

I explained this to Bido's people, and they said they would continue to look for her, even though they still felt she had a high chance of being eaten by wildlife in the area and they felt their chances of finding her were very slim. I told them that I had seen many animals successfully make their way through all kinds of similar territories and make it out alive.

(Entered into lost pet questionnaire 1/29/10)