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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Roxy," English Bulldog, White with Brown, San Francisco - Found!


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Roxy is a five year old, 40 pound, white and fawn English Bulldog. When she went missing she was wearing a pink harness and a pink collar with full ID tags and she was dragging a black nylon harness. Roxy was being walked by her dog walker on Tuesday, October 22, around 3 PM, with other dogs inside McLaren Park in San Francisco when a tree branch fell from above and startled her. She took off running and was seen a few times in the park. People tried to help her, but, since she is shy of people, she would not allow them to approach. 

We came out to do the search on Thursday, October 24. 

We started the search at the most recent sighting. After checking the area, Dino picked up the track leading away from the sighting, past the golf course, and out the park into a nearby grammar school. From there is lead into neighborhoods and eventually all the way out to Bayshore Blvd. Now, we stopped at a local donut shop to use the restroom and get a couple of quick snacks, when Roxy's person received a phone call that Roxy had been seen a couple of times the previous night on Third Street in San Francisco. Third Street turns into Bayshore Blvd when it gets to the Daly City border. He said he had known about one of the sightings, but, despite numerous calls and texts, he could not get the caller to respond to him to get a more accurate location, so we could not use that sightings. Plus, Roxy's person doubted that Roxy would travel that far. With the second sighting in the area, we were able to confirm that the dog seen was Roxy, and since Third Street turns into Bayshore and we were now on Bayshore, downwind from Third Street, we decided to continue along Bayshore, following Roxy's track. 

We continued following the track, which led into Daly City, just skirting the San Francisco border, near the Cow Palace. At any point, it would be easy to make her way back to where she got lost. I explained this to Roxy's person and suggested that flyers and posters be kept in the area of the park and surrounding it. 

The next day, at 1:55 PM, I received a text that Roxy had been found! She was at the golf course, which borders McLaren park. A maintenance worker had seen her walking through the course and had received a previous flyer. Roxy's people were called immediately. 

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Name: Roxy San Francisco
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 11.11 km (6.9 mi)
Total time: 3:40:45
Moving time: 2:12:07
Average speed: 3.02 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.05 km/h (3.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 59.25 km/h (36.8 mi/h)
Average pace: 19:52 min/km (31:58 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 11:53 min/km (19:08 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:01 min/km (1:38 min/mi)
Max elevation: 136 m (445 ft)
Min elevation: -13 m (-44 ft)
Elevation gain: 249 m (818 ft)
Max grade: 13 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 10/24/2013 9:39am