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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Felicity," Black and White, DSH, Belmont

Still Missing as of December 14, 2013




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Felicity is a twelve year old, spayed, seven pound, indoor/outdoor, white and black DSH. When she went missing she was not wearing a collar and she is not microchipped. 

She was last seen at midnight on Tuesday, July 9th. We performed the search July 28. There were no sightings of Felicity after she went missing despite an extensive search of the surrounding area. 

After performing a perimeter check of the area, which was extensive due to the layout of the neighborhood, which was a large clover leaf shaped neighborhood, with water tanks and streets leading off into several ways out of the neighborhood, we found Felicity's scent leading out of the area. Within a few blocks, the scent led directly into a neighbor's yard, and into a large section of overgrown Juniper bushes. As we were checking this yard and attempting contact at the door, a large and very friendly cat approached us and walked almost directly up to Dino, who was trying hard not to greet this obviously friendly cat with his usual "kitty pounce." Strangely, this cat had similar black and white markings to Felicity (batman-like facial mask), and Felicity's person thinks that this was one of the cats he received a cat about as a possible sighting, but he said he was never able to find the cat to confirm or deny. 

When nobody answered the door, I had Dino do a check of the Juniper bushes, yard and driveway to see if there was a track leading out, or if Felicity was still in the yard. There was a track leading out, after the scent appeared to be somewhat scattered around the large fenced in hillside yard first, before leading out of the driveway. 

From there, mile after mile, it eventually became apparent that Felicity was being carried by a human walking. The track led directly and quickly out of the exclusive, hilly suburban neighborhood and eventually through three cities (Belmont, San Carlos and Redwood City), all the way to the area of a very large community hospital, where the search was stopped after several hours due to exhaustion on everybody's part. 

They said they would continue to look for Felicity. 

Based on the search, it appears that Felicity was originally chased by a critter (cat, coyote, raccoon, dog) from  her home area to another area several blocks away, where it appears she was able to escape into the Juniper bushes. How long she was there, we can't tell. The bushes were thick and on a sloping hillside yard, enough coverage for a petite size cat to escape and hide. Based on the scattered scent around the large, fenced yard before leading out, it appears that Felicity was chased and forceably picked up and carried out. Her people did confirm she is not normally friendly toward strangers. The type of people who would be walking around the area in the middle of the night and picking up cats would be transient/homeless people searching for recycling of cans. Another clue that she was picked and carried away, is that once we got out of the hillside neighborhood, and down into the flatter neighborhoods of San Carlos, we asked a man what day of the week he trash was picked up and he said Thursday. Felicity was last seen at midnight on Tuesday evening. This would match with the timeframe of being at in Felicity's area and getting to that part of San Carlos, which is next to Belmont, on the north end, by early Thursday morning. Also, for some strange reason, and not a battery issue this time, the GPS map stopped about a quarter mile before we actually stopped, so it does not show the weaving back and forth we did in that neighborhood prior to stopping. I have seen this in other cases where the animal was with a transient looking for recycling. They weave back and forth in these neighborhoods, up and down the streets when the cans are out in the middle of the night. 

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Total distance: 11.57 km (7.2 mi)
Total time: 3:45:26
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Average moving speed: 4.09 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.89 km/h (5.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 19.48 min/km (31.4 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.68 min/km (23.6 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.75 min/km (10.9 min/mi)
Max elevation: 183 m (601 ft)
Min elevation: -18 m (-60 ft)
Elevation gain: 199 m (654 ft)
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Recorded: 7/30/2013 9:38am


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Olive," Black Lab Mix, Black with White, San Francisco - Found!

Posted at 11 AM, Wednesday, a day after the search, this was posted on the Grateful Dog Rescue Facebook page:

"Six days after going missing with few sightings, Olive decided with was a good time to make a friend and wandered up to a man and his dog in Park Merced. Her owners have her safe and sound. Happy Wednesday for everyone."




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Olive is a 40 pound black Lab/Pit bull/Border Collie mix who is predominately black with white feet and a white chest. She was walking with her regular dog walker at Fort Funston, a large off-leash dog walking area on the border of San Francisco and Daly City, across from the Olympic Club. She was dragging a red leash and wearing a collar with ID tags and she is microchipped.

Between Friday at noon, when she was last seen by the dog walker, and Sunday, there were no sightings. On Sunday, Olive was seen back at the dog park, near the water fountain in the middle of the park. The next day, Monday, she was spotted three times within an hour, twice inside the park and once on Skyline Blvd at the entrance to the Olympic Club. I came out Wednesday afternoon and walked along on the search with one of the dog walkers.

The track we found led us through the Olympic Club and out the entrance on the corner of John Muir and Lake Merced Blvd. It continued down John Muir and then crossed over to the path leading around Lake Merced. From there she found a bridge crossing over and continued all around Lake Merced, past Brotherhood Way, Park Merced, Stonestown Center, Lowell High School, Sunset Blvd, and the Zoo, until she entered Harding Park. She went all around inside there, probably trying to find food. After leaving the Harding Park, she continued along Lake Merced and eventually back up into Fort Funston and all around to various spots. The search was stopped at the four hours, just as it was getting dark.

They said they would continue to look for Olive.

At 1:49 PM the next day I received the following text from Olive's mom:
"Olive is home! She turned up at an apartment complex on Font Road (Park Merced). We are so happy! Thanks for all your help!"

1:55 PM My response:
"Excellent! I am glad she is safe back at home! Was she still dragging her leash?"

2:00 PM
"She was!"

2:08 PM My response:
"She is a very lucky dog! She was crossing a lot of very busy streets. Give her a hug from me and Dino!"

2:10 PM
"Thank you!"
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Total distance: 13.42 km (8.3 mi)
Total time: 4:03:06
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Average speed: 3.31 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.24 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 10.56 km/h (6.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 18.11 min/km (29.1 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14.17 min/km (22.8 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 5.68 min/km (9.1 min/mi)
Max elevation: 71 m (232 ft)
Min elevation: 0 m (-1 ft)
Elevation gain: 238 m (782 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
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Recorded: 7/23/2013 3:42pm

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"D'artagnan," DSH, Black/Grey with White, San Francisco - Found!


Snapped just after being found on the search 
a block and a half from his home and a day and a half after he went missing. 

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D'artagnan is an indoor only, 15 year old, declawed, black with white DSH. He is not wearing a collar, but he is microchipped. 

He went missing sometime between 1 AM and 7 AM on Wednesday when the front door blew open in the middle of the night. We came out Thursday morning. 

After doing an initial perimeter check of the area, I had Dino start the search and he went straight down Kirkham Street. As we were walking down Kirkham, a group of kids approached us and asked if we were looking for a cat. They said that a cat matching the description on the flyer ran into their open garage door sometime yesterday afternoon, and then all the way to their backyard. They said they had been feeding him and letting him inside their house, but had not gone out to look for flyers until just as we were starting the search. This house was about a block and a half from where he lived.

D'artagnan was running around somewhere in the neighborhood between when he escaped and when he was found in the afternoon. That is unknown since there were no sightings after he left the house. The above photo was snapped moments after the kids brought him out from inside their home. He was very calm and collected, even though Dino was trying to visit with him. 
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Total distance: 0.81 km (0.5 mi)
Total time: 27:14
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Average pace: 33.65 min/km (54.2 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 20.24 min/km (32.6 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10.80 min/km (17.4 min/mi)
Max elevation: 31 m (100 ft)
Min elevation: 12 m (40 ft)
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Recorded: 7/18/2013 4:20pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Red Kitty," Persian, Red/Rust, Crescent City, CA


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Red Kitty is a female, eight year old, indoor only, eight pound, red Persian. She is not wearing a collar and she is not microchipped. 

Her person said that he has only had Red Kitty for about ten months after he got her from his mom, whose dog was not getting along with Red Kitty. Prior to that, Red Kitty was from a breeder who could not longer care for her cats. 

Red Kitty got out of the house on a Sunday night somewhere between 5:30 PM and midnight by accident when some friends came over to the home while her person was out for a few hours, but her person was not informed that Red Kitty had left the house until he got home close to midnight and could not find her. He said he look all over the 48 acre property, which is a combination of forests, ponds and wildlife trails.

There were no sightings of her after she went missing. We came out seven days later on a Tuesday.

After doing an extensive search of the perimeter, we found the track leading out of the property, down the foot trail to the main house and main road. Before getting to the main house, it veered off to the right and went around the forested area, which appeared to be a bear path. I learned that bear paths look like a giant boulder rolled through the forest, crushing everything all around. It was very clear where a bear had been. Red Kitty's person said that bears are common on his property, and have never been aggressive to him, usually just coming around for food. He assured me that, with Dino, the bears would leave us alone. 

Red Kitty's person had consulted with an animal communicator prior to my arrival, and this person said that Red Kitty had spent some time on Tsunami Road, outside the property, which is one of the areas where we found her track. 

The track eventually left the vast neighborhood and went out to the more busy road, but then darted in and out of various roads along the way, all the way into downtown Crescent City, several miles from her home. By the track, it was obvious that Red Kitty was walking alone, and not being carried or in a car. 

He said he would continue to look for her. 


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Due to a temporary GPS/phone/battery issue, which has since been resolved, the GPS map stopped within the first hour of the search, but continued all around the "neighborhood" of large multi-acre, isolated, rural forest properties, which were on dirt, gravel and paved roads. 


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Total distance: 0.80 km (0.5 mi)
Total time: 41:49
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Max speed: 4.82 km/h (3.0 mi/h)
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Max elevation: 11 m (37 ft)
Min elevation: -4 m (-14 ft)
Elevation gain: 23 m (74 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
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Recorded: 7/16/2013 9:38am

Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Ellie," Beagle, Tri-Color, Santa Rosa - Found!



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Ellie is a three year old, 28 pound, tri-colored Beagle. She is microchipped, but she is not wearing a collar. Her people describe her as generally pretty friendly towards people, but can sometimes be shy of strangers.

Ellie went missing from her home on a Monday at 11:30 AM when the garage door suddenly broke, fell off the track and started to make a loud noise as it attempted to fix itself. Ellie was in the garage with her person when this happened and she bolted out of the garage in fear. Her person attempted to follow her, but lost sight of which direction she went in. There were no sightings of Ellie after she disappeared. 

I came out on the following Thursday, July 4. The track we found led off in a direction down toward the end of their court that her people said they did not check because they said they didn't know that the street was open with unsecured fencing. They said they thought it was all solid fencing, but did not check. They looked in other directions in which they had walked Ellie in the past. 

The track led across a busy street and into and through large, rural, open properties. Eventually, the track came out into more developed and suburban homes. From there, it went up Fountain Grove Parkway until it turned down Montecito, which eventually, after several miles, went all the way down into downtown Santa Rosa. The search was stopped after five hours by Ellie's people. They said they would continue to look for Ellie. 

I did recommend to keep up flyers in the surrounding area of their home since it was very possible that Ellie could return to the area, though not necessarily to her home. From where we stopped the search, there were several ways to get back to the area, and she had already been missing for a couple of days. 

The next day was Friday, and I was scheduled to return to San Francisco for day two to look for another dog. During that day, I received a voicemail from a friend of Ellie's people that they wanted me to come back to Santa Rosa. When I returned the voicemail via a text, within the next couple of hours, I was told that Ellie had been found, but that person did not have any details. Over the next several days, I was able to get the full information of how and when Ellie was found from Ellie's people. 

On Jul 6, 2013, at 12:23 PM, Jackie Phillips 
"I heard you found Ellie! Where did you find her?"

July 6, 2013 7:47:51 PM PDT:
"She was in a neighbors house a few streets over."

On Jul 6, 2013, at 10:24 PM, "Jackie Phillips" 
"Great! When did they pick her up and which street so I can look at the map?"

July 8, 2013 7:19:07 AM PDT
"She was at speers rd. The people were not home at the time and when we went back later in the day they still were not home. Mike is going to go over there today and try and speak with them."

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Jackie Phillips
"So somebody found her at the house and called you and you went to go get her, but nobody was at the home at the time? When did you find her?"

July 8, 2013 6:44:13 PM PDT
"No someone driving by saw her in a neighbor's front yard. We went there and no one was home, we took ellie and went back twice now to talk with the people but they haven't been home. We found her friday."

July 8, 2013 10:44:37 PM PDT
"Ellie is a very smart dog. She made it back to the general area and somebody happened to drive by and recognize her there, and you were able to get there quickly enough. How lucky!

I doubt the house even knows what happened. They are probably on vacation and she just happen to sit there, probably resting, when this person drove by.

I am glad she is home safe. I bet she is also. I know you are!"


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Total distance: 7.59 km (4.7 mi)
Total time: 2:47:05
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Average moving speed: 5.09 km/h (3.2 mi/h)
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Average pace: 22.01 min/km (35.4 min/mi)
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Fastest pace: 4.56 min/km (7.3 min/mi)
Max elevation: 150 m (492 ft)
Min elevation: 46 m (150 ft)
Elevation gain: 239 m (785 ft)
Max grade: 2 %
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Recorded: 7/4/2013 7:50am


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Boomsa," Miniature Poodle, White, San Francisco - Found!


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I received the following letter from one of Boomsa's people:

"We hired Jackie to search for our dog. She had been snatched off of the street. We hired Jackie two days after the kidnapping. She tracked the dog from The Excelsior District to Colma/South San Francisco. Approximately 9 miles total. Our dog was found 1/2 mile from the last point of tracking. This is amazing and no coincidence. Jackie is very focused and determined, which some might misinterpret as brusque. I highly recommend Jackie and Dino. We would never have searched in that area. Because of Jackie we were able to pinpoint the area for search and flyer posting. 
THANK YOU Jackie and Dino!!"

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Boomsa is a 13 year old spayed, female, white Miniature Poodle. She is not wearing a collar and she is not microchipped. 

Boomsa disappeared while on a walk with her person, who stopped to help the other dog in the home, who was lagging behind. When the person came back to where she last saw Boomsa, she was gone. An extensive search of the area for several hours came up empty. 

She went missing at 6 PM on a Monday. I came out Wednesday morning. 

Boomsa and her person walk the area daily several blocks in every direction, so we had to first do an extensive perimeter search to find Boomsa's current track leading out. Dino found a track leading out, which was about a block and a half from where Boomsa was last seen. 

It was eventually obvious that we were following a car route, and that Boomsa had been picked up in a car. Somewhere along the way, we were then following a track of a dog running loose since it was no longer following the path like a car. 

The search was stopped and continued two days later on Friday, since I had already scheduled another search for the following day in Santa Rosa. 

We re-started the search in the Mission District, and then the track went all the way into Colma and South San Francisco, where it was stopped again. She said she would continue to look for Boomsa.

We had scheduled a third day for Sunday, but I received a very excited call on Saturday afternoon that Boomsa had been found wandering loose in South San Francisco! She was picked up and the people saw the Craigslist ad and called!

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Day one:


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Max elevation: 161 m (529 ft)
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Max grade: 6 %
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Total distance: 9.97 km (6.2 mi)
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Fastest pace: 6.48 min/km (10.4 min/mi)
Max elevation: 135 m (443 ft)
Min elevation: 39 m (126 ft)
Elevation gain: 334 m (1097 ft)
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Recorded: 7/5/2013 11:01am

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Casey," Labrador Retriever, Chocolate, Rio LInda

Still Missing as of August 24, 2013




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Craigslist ad:

"My dog ran away from 8th st x U st in rio linda this morning 6/22 shortly before 11am and has not returned. He is a Chocolate Lab, he is about 75lbs and is fixed. He has a silver choke chain on and a black rosary, but his dog tags were found in the yard. His name is Casey and he has a very sad 4 yr old little girl that wants him home, His family misses him. He is 6yrs old and very lovable. Thank you"

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Casey is a six year old, 75 pound, Chocolate Labrador. He is wearing a silver choke chain collar with a black rosary. He does not have any ID tags and he is not microchipped. He could be reserved around strangers and men. 

The neighborhood is a mixture of both suburban homes and small "ranch-ettes." Casey lives on one of the small ranch-ettes. Surrounding the immediate area are larger ranches and dairies and commercial farms. 

He went missing on Friday, June 22. There was a sighting of Casey the following Thursday, the 27th, a few blocks from the home at noon. We came out on July 1 to do the search. 

We started at the sighting on Thursday. After doing a wide perimeter check of the area, Dino found a track leading out and away from the neighborhood. Shortly, it went onto a local paved hiking/biking/jogging trail that led away for a couple of miles. Then the track followed a dirt trail that led for a couple more miles and eventually led out to a northernly rural/ranch neighborhood. 

The trail eventually led to an area of much large commercial farms and ranches. The temperatures were already nearing 100 degrees and it was only 11 AM. We intentionally started early to "beat the heat." 

The search was stopped at the four hour mark and they said they would continue to look for Casey. 


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Total distance: 9.83 km (6.1 mi)
Total time: 3:01:22
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Max speed: 8.89 km/h (5.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 18.46 min/km (29.7 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13.68 min/km (22.0 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6.75 min/km (10.9 min/mi)
Max elevation: 35 m (115 ft)
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Recorded: 7/1/2013 7:36am