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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Sancho", Beagle/Dachshund mix, Red/brown, Oakland - Found!


I received this email the day after Sancho was found:

"Thank you so much Jackie!! You were the second person we texted yesterday!! I hope you found out then, and not on CL. ;)

Sancho said he can't wait to meet you and Dino! Thank you so much for everything. We feel whole again.


Amanda, Ryan and Sancho!"


This Craigslist ad was posted by Sancho's people after he was found.

Sancho is home!!! We found him! (oakland downtown)

Date: 2011-12-06, 9:29AM PST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

To those of you with Lost pets (family members)...

Never give up hope!!! Our Sancho had been missing since Tuesday 11/29 with no collar...From the moment he went missing we dedicated 24/7 to bringing him home.

On Monday 12/5...We got a phone call that changed everything. An Oakland local (who owned his own rescue pet) Had seen one of the hundreds of flyers we posted. He said he was sad all week walking around and seeing all of our search efforts. He decided to start keeping an eye out for him everyday while he was walking his pup lucky. On Saturday, he spotted Sancho dumpster diving in Chinatown...Sancho was terrified and wouldn't come anywhere near him...The next day (Sunday) this angel of a man went back to the same area to try again and Sancho was still there!!! Sancho finally went to him...he had been on the streets for 5 nights at this point...
This wonderful man took Sancho home to his apartment for some much needed food, water and TLC. Sancho slept in bed with him that night... The next day (monday) the man is determined to find one of our flyers downtown so he can call us and reunite us with our son...He couldnt find a flyer anywhere (the ones posted on city property had been taken down). He walked all over oakland trying to find a flyer...or someone who could recognize the luck.
This man drove Sancho and his dog lucky to his vet...The vet suggested that he take Sancho to the SPCA...(now before I forget an important part of the story...this man had NO COMPUTER and didn't. have long distance capability on his phone)...So he takes them to the SPCA in Oakland, the one on hegenberger...When he got there they were closed. :(
A saint of a girl recognized sancho from his Pet Amber alert...unlocked the door to give the man (sanchos angel) sancho's flyer with our number...they also let him use their phone to call us since he didnt have long distance on his phone...
We got a call saying he had a dog that looked exactly like the picture...he even described his feet and grey lips!!!! He said they'd wait for us as long as it took outside in the grass...we arrived frantically 20 mins later and sure enough, THERE WAS SANCHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We spent 6 days without our son, and it was agonizing every second of everyday. I'm posting for those of you who've lost a pet. NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!! We reached out to any and everyone who would listen, both in our community and online. This created a network of positivity that encouraged us to keep up the search! We are so grateful to be reunited as a family again. It never could have happened if we werent determined with our flyers, CL, FB and shelter searching. Hang in there. We are proof that you can bring your family member home safely.

As for Sancho...He is skinny, injured, scared and shook...but he's home with us. Now we can all start to heal together.

A million thank yous to everyone that helped, we couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you craigslist...
Team Sancho


Search Details:

Sancho is a six year old, red, neutered, 15 lbs. Dachshund/Beagle mix. He is not wearing a collar and he is not microchipped.

Sancho took off from the business office during a robbery of the office. There was a sighting of Sancho about a half hour later a few blocks away. After that, no further sightings were called in.

We followed his track for several miles around Oakland when his people called the search off at the four hour minimum. They said they would continue to look for him.

I suggested continuing to look for Sancho in the city of Oakland, and to post flyers in as many places as possible.


View Sancho Track in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 13.51 km (8.4 mi)
Total time: 3:40:38
Moving time: 2:09:30
Average speed: 3.67 km/h (2.3 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 6.26 km/h (3.9 mi/h)
Max speed: 50.56 km/h (31.4 mi/h)
Min elevation: -12 m (-40 ft)
Max elevation: 54 m (176 ft)
Elevation gain: 605 m (1984 ft)
Max grade: 4 %
Min grade: -4 %
Recorded: Thu Dec 01 09:23:11 PST 2011
Activity type: -

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Charlie," Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix, White, Martinez

Still missing as of February 16, 2012.


Search Details:

Charlie is a 15 pound, male, white three year old Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix.

He is wearing a collar with ID tags and he is microchipped.

He was staying with a neighbor of his person while his person was on vacation. The friend took Charlie and their own dog to the stables where their horse was being boarded. Charlie was loose on the property of the stables and got scared by something, probably the hot wire surrounding the horse pastures. He yelped and ran through a barn and took off from the property.

There were no sightings of Charlie after he went missing.

We followed Charlie's track for several miles. The search was called off at the four hour minimum mark. She said she would continue to look for Charlie.

I received a call about one week later from Charlie's person, who had returned from vacation. She said that there was a positive sighting of Charlie in the area where we tracked him to, though he had not be caught yet. She asked if I could start the search again. I said "yes," but she did not call me back to schedule a new time.


View Charlie Track in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 11.99 km (7.5 mi)
Total time: 3:32:13
Moving time: 2:15:33
Average speed: 3.39 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.31 km/h (3.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.63 km/h (6.0 mi/h)
Min elevation: 52 m (169 ft)
Max elevation: 191 m (626 ft)
Elevation gain: 607 m (1991 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: Sat Nov 26 09:35:31 PST 2011
Activity type: -

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Xochitl", Mexican Hairless, Dark Grey/Black, San Jose

Still Missing as of 2/16/12


Search Details:

Xochilt (pronounced "So-Chee) is a two years old Mexican Hairless. She is grey/blue, not wearing a collar, does not have a microchip and is wearing a white t-shirt.  She is also in heat at the time of her disappearance.

She got out of the yard by accident by a loose board in the backyard fence.

She is very shy and scared of strangers.

There were no sightings of Xochilt after she went missing.

We found her track following around the very large mobile home park where she lived and then it led out of the park through a side gate.

The search was stopped by her people at the four hour minimum mark.

They said they would keep looking for her.


View Xochitl Track in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 8.62 km (5.4 mi)
Total time: 2:30:39
Moving time: 1:31:25
Average speed: 3.43 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.66 km/h (3.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.07 km/h (5.6 mi/h)
Min elevation: -18 m (-59 ft)
Max elevation: 8 m (27 ft)
Elevation gain: 229 m (750 ft)
Max grade: 2 %
Min grade: 1 %
Recorded: Fri Nov 25 09:53:21 PST 2011
Activity type: -

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Key-in", DSH, Calico, Mill Valley

Still missing as of November 23, 2011


Search Details:

Key-in is a one year old, spayed, indoor/outdoor Calico DSH. He is not wearing a collar and is not microchipped. 

There were no sightings of Key-in after she went missing. 

We found a track leading away from the house, down the street and all the way to the Bay. We did find Key-in's track at a large storage yard where there were a lot of other cats and a lot of official feeding stations. Next door was a large office building, and we found more cats and more feeding bowls at that building.

Key-in's person said she would come back on Monday to see if anybody knew of seeing her cat in the area. 

The search was called off after four hours because she had to get to work. 


View Key-in Track in a larger map

Total Distance: 7.93 km (4.9 mi)
Total Time: 3:02:46
Moving Time: 1:28:54
Average Speed: 2.60 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 5.35 km/h (3.3 mi/h)
Max Speed: 24.26 km/h (15.1 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -56 m (-185 ft)
Max Elevation: 94 m (307 ft)
Elevation Gain: 301 m (988 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: -1 %
Recorded: Sat Nov 05 11:06:38 PDT 2011
Activity type: -

"Buck", Terrier mix, Tan with Black, Penngrove - Found!


Search Details:

Buck is a 20 pound, light brown with white, neutered terrier mix. He is not wearing his collar with ID tags, but he is microchipped.

Buck was running loose with his housemate, a Great Dane. The Great Dane came home after a few hours, but Buck did not come home. 

The area is very rural and mountainous. Most of the house in the area have multiple acres, and their are several large cattle ranches. 

There were no sightings of Buck after he went missing. 

We found a track leading away from the house and up a steep road and around several other houses. The track went back to the area of the house and then veered off to the right along a steep trail. It eventually came out to other cattle ranches and onto paved roads. The track continued for several more miles. 

The search was called off by Buck's people after several hours. They said they would keep looking for Buck. 

Over two weeks later, I received a voicemail that Buck had been found. He had been picked up, and then the people went out of town for two weeks, taking Buck with them, and not trying to find his home.  They happen to see Buck's flyer and called. 


View Buck Track in a larger map

Total Distance: 14.99 km (9.3 mi)
Total Time: 5:27:51
Moving Time: 2:44:37
Average Speed: 2.74 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 5.46 km/h (3.4 mi/h)
Max Speed: 10.56 km/h (6.6 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 61 m (199 ft)
Max Elevation: 474 m (1554 ft)
Elevation Gain: 500 m (1641 ft)
Max Grade: 4 %
Min Grade: -1 %
Recorded: Fri Nov 04 12:17:57 PST 2011
Activity type: -

"Lilac", DSH, Dilute Torti, Oakland


Search Details:

Lilac is a three year old, outdoor only, dilute Torti DSH. She is not wearing a collar and she is not microchipped.

There were no sightings of Lilac after she went missing.

We found a track leading away from the house behind Lilac's house, which is the normal way she comes and goes, per her person. From there the track led away for several miles.

The search was called off by Lilac's person after four hours. She needed to get to work. She said she would keep looking for Lilac.


View Lilac Track in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total Distance: 10.68 km (6.6 mi)
Total Time: 3:56:16
Moving Time: 1:55:42
Average Speed: 2.71 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 5.54 km/h (3.4 mi/h)
Max Speed: 13.27 km/h (8.2 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 37 m (121 ft)
Max Elevation: 206 m (676 ft)
Elevation Gain: 593 m (1945 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Thu Nov 03 07:47:19 PST 2011
Activity type: -