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Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Bruno and Otto", Maltese, White, Oakland - Found!

(I received this follow up letter from one of Bruno's and Otto's people.)

"I was fortunate enough to meet Jackie and Dino when our two dogs went missing from their home in the Oakland Hills, with no sign as to where they had gone or what had happened. 

She and Dino ( her tracker ) followed our dogs scent along our street, through a park by our home, down a hiking path they had never been on and into a crowded shopping district where we got our first direct sightings of them.

At this point Jackie said their path altered and where before they had seemed to be just wandering aimlessly they were now being led. We continued to follow their trail down a busy city street until it got too dark and we had to call off our search.

The next morning as we continued to follow Dino's lead we got a call from someone who had seen one of our lost pet flyers and rescued our dogs from being sold on the sidewalk in front of a flea market. This flea market is located a short distance away from the same street we were tracking our dogs scent down.

Jackie and Dino did not lead us to our lost and shivering dogs like in the movies, but their guidance pointed us in the right direction and by defining our search area we were able to target the neighborhood where they were eventually found. With Jackie's help we focused our search and were able to put our flyers directly in front of the people most likely to have seen our lost guys and it worked!"

Bruno and Otto are two Maltese. Bruno is twelve and wearing a collar with an ID tag. Otto is eleven and wearing a collar with and ID tag. Neither dog is microchipped. 

There were no sightings of either dog after they went missing from their backyard. 

We found the track of the dogs leading away from the house and eventually into Joaquin Miller Park. 

The search continued for four hours, when it was called off by Bruno and Otto's people since it was getting dark by that time. We agreed to meet the next morning to continue the search. 

About an hour into the search, they get a call that Bruno and Otto were safe at a home in Pinole. They were told that the two dogs were being sold the previous day outside the Flea Market at the Oakland Coliseum. The woman who purchased them saw the flyer outside the flea market and called.

View Bruno And Otto Track in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total Distance: 13.53 km (8.4 mi)
Total Time: 4:10:35
Moving Time: 2:16:29
Average Speed: 3.24 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 5.95 km/h (3.7 mi/h)
Max Speed: 12.04 km/h (7.5 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 10 m (33 ft)
Max Elevation: 342 m (1122 ft)
Elevation Gain: 472 m (1550 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Sat Sep 17 14:52:19 PDT 2011