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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: -