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Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Kraimer," English Bulldog, Red Brindle with White, Gilroy

Still Missing as of December 2, 2012



This ad was posted in the Pets section of Craigslist on December 1, 2012:


A reward of $1000 is being offered to who ever has information. We just want our dog back. Please HELP! He is believed to be in the San Jose AREA: PLEASE CALL


Una recompensa de $ 1000 que se ofrece a quien lo ha logrado información. Sólo queremos que nuestro perro. Por favor, ayuda!"

I sent an email to the ad in CL asking if Kraimer had been spotted in San Jose. I got two emails back that were so full of swear words that they are unprintable. 

They remain extremely furious that their dog is missing and continue to take that out on me. Per the ad, it appears the dog was seen in San Jose, the exact direction where we tracked him to. All the photos in the ad are of Kraimer and even the flyer is the original flyer. 


Kraimer is a four year old neutered, brown and white 65 pound English Bulldog. When he went missing he did not have his collar on, but he was microchipped. 

Kraimer got out of a gate left open by mistake at around 9:45 PM. He was spotted a couple of times in the next hour, but then he was not sighted again. Unfortunately, the two sightings came in third party through the police department, so we could not confirm the exact location of the second sighting, so we started back at the first sighting, which was closer to home. 

The track lead us back toward the house and past it. His people did say they walked around the area looking for him, but then went to bed around 11:30 PM. Their house is behind a large gate at the back of the property and can not be seen from the street. There is another house there that belongs to the property owner. It looked like Kraimer came back home, but could not get in, and they would not be able to hear them due the location of their house in the back.

Per his people, Kraimer is very shy of people other than them, and will not allow people to pet him, even when approached in a friendly manner on the street with them. Kraimer could  have been sitting on the lawn and somebody walked by and maybe tried to help him, and he got scared and ran off. Their home is in a "downtown" and residential area of Gilroy, and there can be foot traffic going back and forth to the downtown area and other homes, per Kraimer's people. 

From their home, the track led through an industrial area and onto a busy main street, Monterrey Blvd, and then the track headed straight north, which continues for miles, all the way to San Jose. 

Also, per his people, Kraimer is in good health and walks regularly. They did say he could be very fast when he gets scared, and appears capable of traveling long distances. He is not a typical bulldog that tires easily and can barely walk, which has been my experience in the past when English Bulldogs become lost: they sit and wait for somebody to pick them up. 

I did say that Kraimer could return to the area, like many animals do, and to keep looking for him a wide area and also to keep posters/flyers up in the immediate area in case he returns. 

Kraimer's person made it clear in an email about a week after the search that she did not believe Dino was ever tracking her dog. I am not able to reprint the email due to certain words that were used. Her frustrations stem from the fact that she believes that her dog was picked up and carried away, or was being held nearby in a neighbor's home, waiting for their very large reward. In her opinion, English Bulldogs are so highly desirable that somebody would really like to have him, even though he is neutered. I explained several times that, due to his frightened personality, it would be very difficult to even catch him, even is they were being friendly and trying to help him. I reminded them that they admitted that he was fast and would not allow a stranger to pick him  up, so how do they expect that somebody is holding him in their home!


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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Name: Kraimer Gilroy
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 8.43 km (5.2 mi)
Total time: 2:36:45
Moving time: 2:07:05
Average speed: 3.22 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.98 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.45 km/h (5.9 mi/h)
Average pace: 18.61 min/km (29.9 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15.08 min/km (24.3 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.35 min/km (10.2 min/mi)
Max elevation: 80 m (262 ft)
Min elevation: 43 m (142 ft)
Elevation gain: 154 m (505 ft)
Max grade: 1 %
Min grade: -2 %
Recorded: 11/18/2012 1:55pm