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Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Jiggly," Yellow Labrador Mix, San Francisco - Found!


May 23, 2013

I received a voicemail today that Jiggly had been sighted and found back in Golden Gate Park!

This CL ad appeared later in the day:

"Our wandering pup Jiggly has been found in GGP after 9 days on her walk about. Many thanks to everyone who sent kind notes and good wishes as we searched high and low for her. She's in excellent condition, a bit thin and sore paw pads but otherwise perfect.

For anyone here who's lost their dog: keep faith and keep looking and reach out. I've been amazed at all the tremendous assistance I've received from complete strangers.

Good luck!"


Jiggly is a one and a half year old, 60 pounds, spayed, female Yellow Lab mix. When she went missing she was wearing a pink collar with ID tags and she is microchipped. She got out by accident on a Tuesday afternoon when roofers at the home left the side gate open and Jiggly took off. Jiggly is shy and reserved around strangers. 

There were several sightings of Jiggly initially near her home that evening. The next day, Wednesday, she was seen in Golden Gate Park, about a mile away, three separate times by people and park rangers. The last official sighting was at 10:30 PM Wednesday evening by a man walking his dog inside the park, about a 100 yards from Stanyan Street. That is where we started the search.

I came out the following Sunday. I showed Dino a larger perimeter of the area where Jiggly was last seen, and we found the track leading away, almost directly behind where she was seen. The track continued down through GG Park, alongside Fulton and continuously back and forth, in and out of GG Park. That particular day was Bay to Breakers, so I met A LOT of people all along the way. The track went all the way down to Ocean Beach and then through the condos of old Playland and then all the way up to the Cliff House. From there it went past Louie's restaurant and then made a left toward Land's End. We followed the track along a walking trail that led around  the coast and would eventually come out in the area of Sea Cliff. However, during that time, after five hours, we were running low on daylight and cell phone batteries. 

Jiggly's family said they would continue to look for her. 


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Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: Jiggly San Francisco
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 16.04 km (10.0 mi)
Total time: 4:12:58
Moving time: 2:38:32
Average speed: 3.81 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 6.07 km/h (3.8 mi/h)
Max speed: 51.67 km/h (32.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 15.77 min/km (25.4 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 9.88 min/km (15.9 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1.16 min/km (1.9 min/mi)
Max elevation: 174 m (570 ft)
Min elevation: -35 m (-115 ft)
Elevation gain: 358 m (1175 ft)
Max grade: 3 %
Min grade: -9 %
Recorded: 5/19/2013 2:40pm