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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. 


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"


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