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Saturday, November 8, 2014

"Diamond," Snowshoe Siamese, Seal Point, San Jose



(more details to come)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Maddie," Japanese Chin/Brussell Griffon Mix, Black, Campbell

Still Missing as of November 2, 2014



Maddie is a nine year old, black, 11 pound Brussells Griffon/Japanese Chin mix with a short tail. When she went missing she was not wearing her collar, but she was microchipped. 

She was last seen on her front lawn with her housemate and her family. They were looking at a car on the driveway, and when they checked on Maddie a couple of minutes later, she was not on the lawn with the other dog. They immediately checked the area in all directions, but could not find her. 

Her family was convinced that someone had picked up Maddie and had walked away with her. 

There were no sightings of Maddie until the day I arrived for the search. That morning a woman had called after seeing the flyer a couple of miles away and seeing a dog that looked just like Maddie in the parking lot of her apartment complex the night before. This was over four days after Maddie went missing. The woman said she attempted to help Maddie and catch her, but Maddie ran away. 

We went to the location and Dino picked up the scent leading out of the area. We followed the track for several hours until it was called off due to pure exhaustion on everyone's part. 


Name: Maddie Campbell
Activity type: driving
Description: -
Total distance: 14.73 km (9.2 mi)
Total time: 4:30:32
Moving time: 3:25:22
Average speed: 3.27 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.30 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.65 km/h (4.8 mi/h)
Average pace: 18:22 min/km (29:33 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13:56 min/km (22:26 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:51 min/km (12:38 min/mi)
Max elevation: 51 m (167 ft)
Min elevation: 15 m (48 ft)
Elevation gain: 304 m (999 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -19 %
Recorded: 10/18/2014 11:00 AM

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Dulcina," Calico, Vallejo


Dulcina is a 10 year old, indoor/outdoor, calico Domestic Mediumhair. When she went missing she was not wearing a collar and was not microchipped. 

She was last seen by her person around 10 pm in the backyard, and when her person went out to check on her about an hour later, Dulcina was missing. There were no sightings of Dulcina after she went missing. 

Since there are known coyotes in the area, Dulcina's person was convinced that her cat had been taken away by a coyote. However, we found a track leading away from the area, and all throughout a local golf course and the neighborhoods surrounding the golf course. There was even a sighting of Dulcina inside the golf course as we were walking through and talking to the staff. She was seen there about four days after she went missing. 

The search was called off at five and a half hours due to the extreme heat of over 90 degrees. She said she would continue to look for Dulcina. 


Name: Dulcina Vallejo
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 11.38 km (7.1 mi)
Total time: 4:36:42
Moving time: 2:52:37
Average speed: 2.47 km/h (1.5 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.96 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.53 km/h (3.4 mi/h)
Average pace: 24:19 min/km (39:08 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:10 min/km (24:25 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10:51 min/km (17:28 min/mi)
Max elevation: 182 m (598 ft)
Min elevation: 58 m (191 ft)
Elevation gain: 410 m (1344 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -18 %
Recorded: 10/12/2014 10:08 AM

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Chloe," Beagle/Pug Mix, Tan with Black Mask, Los Gatos




Cloe is a five year old fawn and black Puggle. When she went missing she was wearing her collar with ID tags and she was microchipped. 

She got loose by accident when the side gate got left open by a meter reader. 

There was a sighting of Cloe a couple of days later about a mile and a half from her home. She was spotted twice in the remote hillside where there were only a couple house. We started the search there. 

Dino picked up the track leading out of the remote hillside and eventually back down to the main area of Los Gatos and San Jose. We continued the search for several hours until it was called off due to lack of daylight.

They said they would continue to look for Chloe. 




Name: Chloe Los Gatos
Activity type: biking
Description: -
Total distance: 7.76 km (4.8 mi)
Total time: 2:58:39
Moving time: 1:55:26
Average speed: 2.61 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.04 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 25.66 km/h (15.9 mi/h)
Average pace: 23:00 min/km (37:02 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:52 min/km (23:56 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 2:20 min/km (3:46 min/mi)
Max elevation: 215 m (705 ft)
Min elevation: 33 m (107 ft)
Elevation gain: 486 m (1594 ft)
Max grade: 19 %
Min grade: -25 %
Recorded: 10/3/2014 3:57 PM

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Luna," Siamese/Tabby Mix, Grey/Black, Hillsborough


Luna is an 18 month old, indoor only Seal Point Siamese/Tabby mix. When she went missing she was not wearing a collar and she was not microchipped. 

She was last seen inside the house, but it was thought she slipped out the front door while the family was leaving for an afternoon event. 

There were no sightings of Luna after she went missing, but tufts of her fur was found in a couple of spots in the front yard. There are known to be stray cats who hang out in the area, including the front, back and side yards. 

We found the track leading away from the house in what appears to be the path of a vehicle. Luna's person was not able to go along with me, so a friend who knows Luna very well went with me, but she was not present the day when Luna went missing. She arrived a couple of days later to help look. 

After we followed the track for a couple of miles, I mentioned that it appeared that Luna was inside a vehicle that was making multiple stops along the way, far from the home. I asked the friend to ask Luna's person if a delivery service has delivered packages to the home, and she said that UPS had dropped off packages that day close to 5 PM. The family left around 2 PM. 

It appeared that Luna was loose in the on the large property for about three hours and then jumped into the delivery truck when they arrived. The driveway was large enough for the truck to pull up onto the circular driveway, stop to deliver the boxes and then pull out the other end of the driveway and head out of the area. 

They said they would continue to look for her. 




Name: Luna Hillsborough
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 9.50 km (5.9 mi)
Total time: 3:22:27
Moving time: 2:24:28
Average speed: 2.81 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.94 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.15 km/h (3.2 mi/h)
Average pace: 21:19 min/km (34:18 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:13 min/km (24:29 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 11:39 min/km (18:45 min/mi)
Max elevation: 184 m (605 ft)
Min elevation: -15 m (-49 ft)
Elevation gain: 352 m (1154 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -31 %
Recorded: 9/30/2014 3:26 PM

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"Rider," Miniature Australian Shepherd, Tri-Color, Gilroy - Found!


I received a text message the following morning after the search that Rider showed up at her front door at 5 AM! The message said she was tired and hungry and thirsty. 

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Rider is a female, 10 year old, 30 pound, tri-colored Miniature Australian Shepherd. When she went missing she was not wearing her collar, but she was microchipped. 

She was last seen by her person early in the morning when he left for work. It is unknown how she got out.  He received a call a couple of hours later by a neighbor that Rider was running loose in the townhouse complex. She was also seen running up and down the main street outside the complex and she was followed by another neighbor all the way to a remote farm and to the far back end of the farm where the person lost sight of her. We started the search there. 

We followed the track for several hours until we got to a far and distant gate on a private road that lead to private government county property with signs forbidding trespassing, especially illegal hunting. Rider's person drove me back to my car and then he and his brother went back there to the gate and continued to call her name for a couple of more hours. 

During the search where we were tracking, we did have a confirmation of a sighting of Rider the morning before, which was a day after she went missing. We were there on a Sunday, the sighting was Saturday morning and she went missing Friday morning. The sighting was several miles from her home. 



Name: Rider Gilroy
Activity type: driving
Description: -
Total distance: 12.08 km (7.5 mi)
Total time: 3:29:06
Moving time: 2:33:36
Average speed: 3.47 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.72 km/h (2.9 mi/h)
Max speed: 31.07 km/h (19.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 17:19 min/km (27:51 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 12:43 min/km (20:28 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 1:56 min/km (3:06 min/mi)
Max elevation: 316 m (1038 ft)
Min elevation: 34 m (112 ft)
Elevation gain: 673 m (2209 ft)
Max grade: 24 %
Min grade: -9 %
Recorded: 9/28/2014 11:03 AM

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Mariah," Labrador/Shepherd Mix, Tan, San Francisco - Found!



I received this email about a week after the search from a friend to Mariah's person:

"Hi, I just wanted to let you know that Mariah was found in Sea Cliff tonight.  A lady walking her dog saw her crouching in a corner of a home and tried to go to her but couldn't get close so she went back home to get a leash and went back and Mariah still wouldn't let her near but did follow her back to her house.  She was able to get her in the house and to sit so she could get Peggy's # and they were reunited at 6pm.  I'm not sure Peggy will give Dino credit but it was he that pointed us in that direction.  Thank you for your help. Betty"

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Mariah is a six year old, yellow, 40 pound, Labrador/Shepherd/Terrier mix. When she went missing she was wearing a collar with ID tags and she was microchipped. 

Mariah was last seen inside her home while the house was having some construction being done on it. Mariah got scared of the people and took off through the open front door, even though they had been in the home for several weeks without an issue. 

Dino picked up the scent leading out of the area and into Golden Gate Park and into the other side, through the Seacliff area, throughout the Presidio, and eventually all the way to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, where the search was called off by Mariah's person. She did not believe that Mariah would travel that far. 

See email above from a person who helped on the search. Mariah was found several days later back in the Seacliff area, where Dino's initially tracked her to. 



Name: Mariah San Francisco
Activity type: walking
Description: -
Total distance: 9.90 km (6.2 mi)
Total time: 3:24:03
Moving time: 2:19:12
Average speed: 2.91 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.27 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.17 km/h (5.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:37 min/km (33:10 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:04 min/km (22:38 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:21 min/km (11:49 min/mi)
Max elevation: 79 m (258 ft)
Min elevation: -13 m (-42 ft)
Elevation gain: 295 m (968 ft)
Max grade: 19 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 9/21/2014 9:06 AM

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Niccodeamus," Labrador Puppy, Black, Richmond


Niccodeamus is a four month old black Labrador. When he went missing from his yard, he was not wearing a collar and he was not microchipped. 

He accidentally got loose from his yard, and he was seen running across the street to a neighbor's house. Unfortunately, the neighbor did not recognize Niccodeamus because the dog was new to his home. He picked up the dog and put the dog into his car to take him to the shelter a ways away, according to this person, but Niccodeamus got very upset and was barking. This neighbor said he stopped the car and let Niccodeamus out of the door and then drove away. That was the last time the dog was seen by anyone. 

Niccodeamus' person believed that his dog had been picked up by a person in the neighborhood and was being held for ransom, but we found a track leading all over the area, even back through the area, all common to a dog who was lost and scared and confused. However, Niccodeamus did not know the area since he was new to the area and had not been walked around to become acquainted. 

The search was called off after several hours. There was an attempt to do a second day of tracking, but Niccodeamus' person had to work late, and he did not call me back to restart. 



Name: Niccodeamous Richmond
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 10.79 km (6.7 mi)
Total time: 3:46:29
Moving time: 2:53:20
Average speed: 2.86 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.73 km/h (2.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.11 km/h (3.8 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:60 min/km (33:48 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 16:04 min/km (25:52 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 9:49 min/km (15:48 min/mi)
Max elevation: 40 m (131 ft)
Min elevation: -4 m (-14 ft)
Elevation gain: 210 m (689 ft)
Max grade: 14 %
Min grade: -12 %
Recorded: 8/12/2014 3:47pm

Friday, July 25, 2014

"Nala", Grey/Brown Tabby, DSH, San Jose


Nala is an indoor/outdoor, seven year old, eight pound, Domestic Shorthair Grey/Brown Tabby with white. When she went missing she was wearing a collar with ID tags and she was microchipped. 

She was last seen went she was let outside with her housemate cat, but Nala did not come back when the other did come back the next morning. 

There were no sightings of Nala after she went missing. 

Nala was missing for over a week when we were called out. 

The track did lead away from the house and we continued to follow it for several hours until the search was called off. They said they would continue to look for Nala. I did feel that they did not think that Nala could have traveled that far, which is a common belief. 


Name: Nala San Jose
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 8.51 km (5.3 mi)
Total time: 3:35:09
Moving time: 2:43:31
Average speed: 2.37 km/h (1.5 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.12 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.85 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 25:17 min/km (40:42 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 19:13 min/km (30:56 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:45 min/km (14:05 min/mi)
Max elevation: 58 m (189 ft)
Min elevation: 19 m (62 ft)
Elevation gain: 201 m (660 ft)
Max grade: 12 %
Min grade: -12 %
Recorded: 7/25/2014 4:02pm

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Jack," Cream Orange Seal Point, DSH, San Francisco


Jack is a seven year old, ten pound, indoor only, seal point/tabby domestic medium hair. When he went missing he was wearing a collar with ID tags and he was microchipped. 

Jack was last seen inside the third story apartment/loft, and it is believed Jack got out undetected when his person left the story open for a minute one evening. 

He was missing for a couple of days when we were called out.


There was a possible sighting of Jack after he went missing, but his people dismissed it because they thought it was too far away. After finding out how Jack left the building, shortly we were in the area of the possible sighting about four blocks from the building. 

We continued the search for three days, several hours each. On the first day, it did appear that Jack was picked up after walking through a homeless camp under a freeway onramp. One of the residents did confirm they saw Jack walking in the area late at night, and from there it was obvious that Jack had been picked up and carried all the way out to the Sunset District.


Day #1:


Name: Jack San Francisco 
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 9.86 km (6.1 mi)
Total time: 3:42:52
Moving time: 2:17:23
Average speed: 2.65 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.31 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.15 km/h (5.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 22:36 min/km (36:22 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13:56 min/km (22:25 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:22 min/km (11:51 min/mi)
Max elevation: 196 m (644 ft)
Min elevation: -28 m (-91 ft)
Elevation gain: 448 m (1470 ft)
Max grade: 34 %
Min grade: -33 %
Recorded: 7/14/2014 4:17pm



Day #2:


Name: Jack San Francisco Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 11.91 km (7.4 mi)
Total time: 3:58:51
Moving time: 2:54:09
Average speed: 2.99 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.10 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.74 km/h (3.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:03 min/km (32:16 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:37 min/km (23:32 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10:27 min/km (16:49 min/mi)
Max elevation: 168 m (553 ft)
Min elevation: 14 m (47 ft)
Elevation gain: 422 m (1384 ft)
Max grade: 18 %
Min grade: -24 %
Recorded: 7/15/2014 3:44pm


Day #3:


Name: Jack San Francisco Day 3
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 11.53 km (7.2 mi)
Total time: 3:43:18
Moving time: 2:39:42
Average speed: 3.10 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.33 km/h (2.7 mi/h)
Max speed: 8.15 km/h (5.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 19:22 min/km (31:09 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 13:51 min/km (22:17 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:22 min/km (11:51 min/mi)
Max elevation: 105 m (344 ft)
Min elevation: 6 m (19 ft)
Elevation gain: 276 m (906 ft)
Max grade: 76 %
Min grade: -18 %
Recorded: 7/17/2014 4:10pm

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Yoshi," Iguana, Redwood City - Found!


Yoshi is a five foot long, male, three year old Iguana. He was last seen on July 4, in his outdoor habitat. His people went to fireworks display, came home late and didn't check on him until the next afternoon, and they noticed his habitat door was loose and Yoshi was gone. 

There were no sightings of Yoshi after he went missing. 

We followed the track on two separate days for several hours each day.

I received an email almost two weeks later saying that Yoshi was found in the local neighborhood. His person said he was dehydrated and thin



Day #1:


Name: Yoshi Redwood City Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 6.90 km (4.3 mi)
Total time: 2:28:17
Moving time: 1:46:25
Average speed: 2.79 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.89 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.74 km/h (3.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 21:29 min/km (34:34 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:25 min/km (24:48 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10:27 min/km (16:49 min/mi)
Max elevation: 125 m (409 ft)
Min elevation: 12 m (39 ft)
Elevation gain: 206 m (675 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 7/13/2014 3:39pm

Day #2:


Name: Yoshi Redwood City Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 6.90 km (4.3 mi)
Total time: 2:28:17
Moving time: 1:46:25
Average speed: 2.79 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.89 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.74 km/h (3.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 21:29 min/km (34:34 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:25 min/km (24:48 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10:27 min/km (16:49 min/mi)
Max elevation: 125 m (409 ft)
Min elevation: 12 m (39 ft)
Elevation gain: 206 m (675 ft)
Max grade: 15 %
Min grade: -15 %
Recorded: 7/13/2014 3:39pm



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Tucker," Lab/Shepherd Mix, Black, Oakland

Still Missing as of November 23, 2014


Tucker is an eight year old, all black, 45 pound Labrador/Shepherd mix with a little white on his chest. When he went missing from his yard he was wearing a collar with ID tags and he was microchipped. 

Tucker was missing for a couple of days when we were called. 

There were sightings of Tucker after he went missing, and we started at the most recent one. Dino picked up his scent from there, and while we were on the search, a person told us about a sighting just that morning. We started from there and continued. 

While we continued to follow Tucker for three more days, additional sightings were told to us. 

The search has continued to find Tucker since that time, but so far, Tucker remains missing. 


Day #1:


Name: Tucker Oakland
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 10.90 km (6.8 mi)
Total time: 3:36:17
Moving time: 2:57:02
Average speed: 3.02 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.69 km/h (2.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.41 km/h (4.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 19:51 min/km (31:56 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 16:15 min/km (26:08 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:06 min/km (13:02 min/mi)
Max elevation: 74 m (243 ft)
Min elevation: -7 m (-21 ft)
Elevation gain: 227 m (745 ft)
Max grade: 45 %
Min grade: -14 %
Recorded: 7/1/2014 3:46pm


Day #2:


Name: Tucker Oakland Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 14.87 km (9.2 mi)
Total time: 4:32:15
Moving time: 3:43:31
Average speed: 3.28 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.99 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.59 km/h (4.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 18:19 min/km (29:28 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 15:02 min/km (24:12 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 7:54 min/km (12:43 min/mi)
Max elevation: 37 m (121 ft)
Min elevation: -20 m (-66 ft)
Elevation gain: 313 m (1025 ft)
Max grade: 18 %
Min grade: -73 %
Recorded: 7/2/2014 3:30pm


Day #3:


Name: Tucker Oakland Day 3
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 17.90 km (11.1 mi)
Total time: 5:08:57
Moving time: 4:17:21
Average speed: 3.48 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.17 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Max speed: 68.93 km/h (42.8 mi/h)
Average pace: 17:16 min/km (27:47 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:23 min/km (23:08 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 0:52 min/km (1:24 min/mi)
Max elevation: 49 m (162 ft)
Min elevation: -22 m (-73 ft)
Elevation gain: 310 m (1016 ft)
Max grade: 27 %
Min grade: -67 %
Recorded: 7/4/2014 12:52pm



Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Gizmo," Himalayan, Seal Point, Soquel




Gizmo's owner's are disputing through their credit card company that I never showed up for the service and that they should receive a full refund of their money, both the hourly rate and the roundtrip mileage fee. I will document my entire contact with Gizmo's people for the purpose of their claim with the credit card company.

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, I received an email from Greg Kouvaras, stating that his cat, Gizmo, was missing in Soquel, and that he was interested in having me come down to do a search. I responded to his first email at 4:02 PM on Thursday. He continued to send me multiple emails and he called me several times, but never left a voicemail message. 

We set a time for me to come to his house on Sunday afternoon. I called him prior to the search at the designated time of 11 AM Sunday morning. Once I called, he immediately passed off the phone to his girlfriend because he said that the missing cat actually belonged to his girlfriend, Misty, and that she can explain everything to me. We spoke on the phone for about 45 minutes as we thoroughly reviewed the details of the case. We agreed to meet at 2 PM that day at her home in Soquel.

Gizmo is a six year old Seal Point Himalayan with blue eyes. He went missing on a Tuesday evening when he accidentally fell through a hole in the floor near the dryer vent. There were no sightings of Gizmo after he went missing. We arrived the following Sunday afternoon, the soonest time I was available. 

He is microchipped and wearing a  blue collar with ID tags. He is on heart medication for past heart issues, but when I asked Misty what would happen if Gizmo did not take his medication, she admitted that she did not know and neither did the vet, who was contacted that Gizmo was missing. 

I arrived at 2:30 PM. There is a long, narrow, dirt, steep, rural driveway that leads from the main road to the front door of Gizmo's home. Along this road is also parked other old vehicles, including an very large and old RV. I was never told on the phone about this driveway and where I needed to park. Upon making my way to the front door, I was told by Greg that I needed to back up my cargo van almost all the way to the top, where I could back my van into a parking spot. Greg became frustrated that I expressed my discomfort in performing this feat and that I was not told about this on the phone, and he said, "People do it all the time." 

I then discovered that Misty, Gizmo's owner, was using crutches and that her boyfriend, Greg, would be coming along on the search with me, and that she would be following in the car, along with another roommate. I asked her how she injured her foot, and she said she didn't know. 

After getting the scent article from several articles belonging to Gizmo and after reviewing their flyer, while I was standing at the kitchen table, Misty paid the deposit of $320 to me from her PayPal account and said she wanted to do the same thing with the mileage still due after the search. 

From the start of the search, all the way through to the end of the search, Greg made it perfectly clear he did not believe that Dino was tracking Gizmo. He questioned numerous times if Dino was capable since Dino is not a Bloodhound, and Greg believed that only Bloodhounds make the best trackers. 

In addition, as with most people with lost pets, prior to the start of the search, they have a pre-conceived idea where their lost pet is hiding, and they want me to find their pet in that location. When I show people a different track and different locations, they say that Dino must be wrong. Greg made it clear he believed that Dino was on the wrong track the whole time because where we followed Gizmo's track was not where Greg actually believed Gizmo was hiding. 

After a half hour of starting the search, Greg started to drink beer from a silver water bottle, which was provided to him by Misty in the car following behind us. I told him that I didn't allow alcohol on searches, and he said that since he was paying me, he could do as he chose to on the search. When I pointed that out that his girlfriend was paying me, he took another swallow of beer and kept walking. He then said that he would not pay me the additional amount and would dispute the deposit charges if he was not allowed to drink his beer. He explained that he was very upset about his cat being missing, that the beer was helping him get through the difficult ordeal. At one point he offered me a drink and I told him that I don't drink. He then tried to offer Dino a drink of the beer from the container and I quickly pushed it aside. He said that his own dogs drink beer all the time. 

By the end of the four hours, Greg was extremely drunk and slurring his words and having a hard time standing up and walking. He continued to say that Dino was not following Gizmo's track and he insisted we return to his home and start over. When I refused, he stopped the search, we all got into the car being driven by Misty and we went back to Greg's home. Greg sat in the back of the hatchback with the hatch open, waving at all the people behind us.

Upon returning to their home, Misty paid the remaining $132 due for the round trip mileage again from her PayPal account. Greg was slumped in a chair in the kitchen. 

The next day I received notices from PayPal that both charges were being disputed saying that never received any services for which they paid. 

Following is the GPS map from the search, documenting where we went from start to finish. 




Name: Gizmo Soquel
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 7.04 km (4.4 mi)
Total time: 3:21:46
Moving time: 2:03:01
Average speed: 2.09 km/h (1.3 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.43 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.31 km/h (3.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 28:41 min/km (46:09 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 17:29 min/km (28:08 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 11:18 min/km (18:11 min/mi)
Max elevation: 215 m (706 ft)
Min elevation: 42 m (138 ft)
Elevation gain: 373 m (1223 ft)
Max grade: 28 %
Min grade: -20 %
Recorded: 6/1/2014 3:10pm

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Daisy", Terrier Mix, Black, San Francisco - Found!

Found After Missing for Six Weeks!


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Daisy is a nine year old, 18 pound black terrier mix. When she went missing she was wearing a pink nylon harness and a collar with ID tags. She is also microchipped. Daisy is very shy of stranger. 

Daisy got lost when she was visiting Fort Funston dog park with her person. While on the walk her person had an accident and needed to be taken to the local hospital. During the chaos of the ambulance arriving, Daisy got scared and went back to the car, where she was seen sitting on the hood of the car and underneath. This person attempted to catch Daisy, but, again, Daisy got scared and ran off. 

After getting out of the hospital, Daisy's person came back to the area to look for Daisy, but could not find her. 

Unfortunately, I was not contacted until Daisy was missing for two weeks. It was believed by everybody that Daisy was still hiding somewhere in the large park, but Dino immediately found the track leading away from the park and into Daly City. 

Over the next few weeks, we came out six different times and followed Daisy's track down the Peninsula and into Foster City, where we spent two separate days, as Daisy walked around and around this isolated city with only a couple of ways in and out and surrounded by water. 

On July 1, within a week of the last search, I received a text message that Daisy had been found all the way back in the area of Fort Funston by a rock climber. I was told she was still wearing her collar and tags and harness. She was described as very thin and needing rest and food and medication. 


Day #1:


Name: Daisy San Francisco 
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 13.31 km (8.3 mi)
Total time: 4:26:29
Moving time: 3:43:47
Average speed: 3.00 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.57 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.85 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:01 min/km (32:13 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 16:49 min/km (27:04 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:45 min/km (14:05 min/mi)
Max elevation: 159 m (522 ft)
Min elevation: 11 m (36 ft)
Elevation gain: 450 m (1476 ft)
Max grade: 71 %
Min grade: -20 %
Recorded: 5/31/2014 2:49pm

Day #2:


Name: Daisy San Francisco Day 2
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 13.66 km (8.5 mi)
Total time: 4:39:29
Moving time: 3:43:55
Average speed: 2.93 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.66 km/h (2.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.98 km/h (4.3 mi/h)
Average pace: 20:28 min/km (32:56 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 16:24 min/km (26:23 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:36 min/km (13:51 min/mi)
Max elevation: 184 m (602 ft)
Min elevation: 5 m (16 ft)
Elevation gain: 519 m (1702 ft)
Max grade: 61 %
Min grade: -28 %
Recorded: 6/7/2014 2:00pm

Day #3:


Name: Daisy San Francisco Day 3 Partial Map
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 7.59 km (4.7 mi)
Total time: 2:15:54
Moving time: 1:53:26
Average speed: 3.35 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 4.01 km/h (2.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 7.41 km/h (4.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 17:55 min/km (28:50 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 14:57 min/km (24:04 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 8:06 min/km (13:02 min/mi)
Max elevation: 120 m (394 ft)
Min elevation: -11 m (-37 ft)
Elevation gain: 194 m (637 ft)
Max grade: 25 %
Min grade: -13 %
Recorded: 6/15/2014 11:49am

Day #4:




Name: Daisy San Francisco Day 4
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 13.28 km (8.3 mi)
Total time: 4:24:39
Moving time: 3:37:30
Average speed: 3.01 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.66 km/h (2.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 6.48 km/h (4.0 mi/h)
Average pace: 19:56 min/km (32:04 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 16:23 min/km (26:22 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 9:15 min/km (14:54 min/mi)
Max elevation: 34 m (112 ft)
Min elevation: -11 m (-36 ft)
Elevation gain: 242 m (795 ft)
Max grade: 13 %
Min grade: -19 %
Recorded: 6/20/2014 3:24pm


Day #5:


Name: Daisy San Francisco Day 5
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 11.26 km (7.0 mi)
Total time: 3:59:15
Moving time: 3:29:13
Average speed: 2.82 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.23 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 9.82 km/h (6.1 mi/h)
Average pace: 21:14 min/km (34:11 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 18:34 min/km (29:53 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 6:07 min/km (9:50 min/mi)
Max elevation: 13 m (44 ft)
Min elevation: -9 m (-31 ft)
Elevation gain: 148 m (486 ft)
Max grade: 11 %
Min grade: -39 %
Recorded: 6/26/2014 3:19pm



Day #6:


Name: Daisy San Francisco Day 6
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 10.91 km (6.8 mi)
Total time: 4:06:03
Moving time: 3:22:17
Average speed: 2.66 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.24 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.99 km/h (3.7 mi/h)
Average pace: 22:33 min/km (36:17 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 18:32 min/km (29:50 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10:01 min/km (16:08 min/mi)
Max elevation: 6 m (21 ft)
Min elevation: -15 m (-50 ft)
Elevation gain: 136 m (448 ft)
Max grade: 32 %
Min grade: -16 %
Recorded: 6/28/2014 9:52am