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Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Jadis", Miniature Schnauzer, White, San Jose - Found!

Jadis back home after lost

Jadis before being lost

Jadis before being lost.


Received phone call from relative that helped on the search:

"I wanted to let you know that we did pick up Jadis today, and it looks like Dino led you right to where she was picked up yesterday afternoon right at the train tracks and took her home. She is home, and thank you for everything you did."


Received phone call from Jadis' person:
"The dog was indeed Jadis, and we are thrilled to have her back! We want to throw out a huge, huge thank you again for the great job you did today. Where we stopped off today was about two blocks from where she was picked up. Kudos to Dino and thank you for all your hard work and diligence, and I will will refer in the future to any of my friends that need your service. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I appreciate it!"

Email after Jadis was found:

"Thank you so much Jackie for your work today.  I'm amazing by the skills of your team! I'm now able to sleep and eat again with the return of my little Jadis.  The relief is unimaginable."




Our experience was very positive.  I am recommending Jackie to all of my friends and family in the area if they lose a pet.

I've used a pet psychic in the past to locate a missing cat.  She was spot on and helped me find his remains in less than 2 hrs.  This time we lost our dog and when we called her, she came up a little cold on the reading.  So we knew we had to take more action and fast.
We are a single pet household so having scent articles was not a problem.  Dino did an amazing job of memorizing the scent and following it.  Because we had an eye witness to give us a starting location and direction, we were off to a great start.
Dino tracked our dog for 9.5 miles (36 hours after her disappearance).  We know he was 100% accurate because during the search we got a call from a woman who picked up our dog within 1/4 mile of where the search was at that moment.
Although it was Craigslist that ultimately brought our dog back to us, having Jackie's services gave our search team hope and a sense of purpose at a time when we would have otherwise felt powerless.  It was clear that she knew what she was doing and Dino is a rockstar.
Before having Jackie, we were focusing our efforts in our immediate area... now we know this was a complete waste of time because our little one traveled miles and miles away.

San Jose


Jadis is an all white, 10 pound, 10 month old Miniature Schnauzer. She has natural ears and a docked tail. She is microchipped, but not wearing her collar.

Her people were out of town for a few days, so she was staying with a relative. A person from the house accidentally opened the garage door, allowing Jadis to run out.

There were several sightings of her in the area. We started at the most recent.

On the day of the search, there was another possible sighting of Jadis. We went to that area, but it was a dog that looked similar to Jadis. We restarted at the most recent sighting.

We followed the track for several hours and over nine miles all around San Jose through some very difficult and dirty terrain. At that point, they received a phone call that somebody had Jadis. This person emailed a photo to them and it was indeed Jadis. However, she did look different. Apparently, the finder had to shave and bath Jadis because she was so dirty and covered a lot of burrs and sticks. This makes sense based on the terrain we tracked her to.

They were able to pick her about about two hours later when the finder got home from work.

The story was that the finder was not intending to return Jadis, but this person bragged to a co-worker about finding Jadis, and this co-worker had enough sense to check Craigslist and found the Lost Dog ad. She convinced the finder to call them and return Jadis.


View Jadis San Jose in a larger map

Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 20.55 km (12.8 mi)
Total time: 4:20:04
Moving time: 2:38:32
Average speed: 4.74 km/h (2.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 7.78 km/h (4.8 mi/h)
Max speed: 64.26 km/h (39.9 mi/h)
Min elevation: -12 m (-40 ft)
Max elevation: 54 m (177 ft)
Elevation gain: 559 m (1835 ft)
Max grade: 2 %
Min grade: -3 %
Recorded: 1/26/12 10:17 AM
Activity type: -