AWARD-WINNING BLOODHOUND HANDLER
LOST ANIMAL BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST

I am not a licensed Private Investigator nor a detective. If you have a stolen pet or lost property contact a Licensed PI at www.petsearchandrescueinvestigations.com.

I specialize in educating people about lost cat and dog behavior.

Glory is my Certified Trailing and Decomposition Bloodhound used  to establish a Direction of Travel (DOT) in instances where CATS and FRIENDLY TOY BREED DOGS are missing.

Diana is my second Bloodhound who has been responsible for many finds!

My Jack Russell Terrier is a Certified Cat Detection and Decomposition Dog.

The Search Dogs are ONE TOOL that can be used when a pet goes missing. 

I have trained with Bloodhound Coalition Members, retired police, Search and Rescue Managers, volunteer Sheriff K9 handlers and California Rescue Dog Association/Area Search and Trailing Dog personnel.  I am a member of  the National Search Dog Alliance and a former member of the NSDA Education Committee. Former clients have included the Riverside County Sheriff Department, major pet outlets, celebrities, veterinarians, and a major motion picture television studio. 


Credentials

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FOUND in target search area

Ebenezer, an Indoor-Only Xenophobic Himalayan went missing shortly after a move on 2/26/09.  On 2/28/09, our team of Search Dogs targeted a specific search area and left the owner with search techniques.

Within one hour after our team left the scene, Ebenezer was FOUND ALIVE in the Target Search Area!!!!  "Bumped" out of hiding by Search Dogs.

"Thank you guys so much...I was so worried...Ebenezer is still freaked out about the move, but home safe and sound...I just didn't know what to do and am so glad I called on your team." 
       tlatta@md7.com
San Diego, CA

Ebenezer reunited with Tim!!!

1. National Search Dog Alliance Member and former member of the NSDA Education Committee.

2.  Extensive training with Kat Albrecht, founder of Missing Pet Partnership.  Kat is a retired police officer, award-winning Bloodhound handler and Search & Rescue Manager.  She is also a published author of "The Lost Pet Chronicles" and "Dog Detectives, Finding Fido".

3.  Ellie Mae and I coached by a Founder of the Bloodhound Coaltion.  Also, extensive training with retired California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) members and Bloodhound Coalition members - names given upon request.
 
4.  Attended Advanced Trailing Dog Training seminar  with Marcia Koenig, Director of many National Search Dog Disaster Groups. (2007)

5.  Guest speaker at the 80th annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV 2008 where over 13,000 veterinarians, technicians and students attended.

6.  Attended Beginning Animal Movement / Tracking training seminar taught by published author, Jim Lowery. (2007)

7.  Shown  in Kat Albrecht’s book "Dog Detectives, Finding Fido..” 

8.  Seen on major TV news channels,  including news in Palm Springs, San Diego, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside & San Francisco.

9.  Many magazine articles written on me and Ellie Mae featuring my work as a Pet Detective, including Animal Wellness, Humane Society and Southwest Airline Magazines.

10.  Seen in newspapers such as San Diego Union Tribune, Ventura County Star, Foothill Sentinel & the Whittier Tribune.

11.  FRONT PAGE of the Los Angeles Daily News - October 20, 2008.

12.  Eight and one half years actively working lost pet cases in the field.

13.  Published Co-author of “Pick of the Pack - Selecting Your Canine Partner” - NSDA 2008.  To order:  http://www.n-sda.org/depot/manuscript-collection.php

14.  Called out on cases by Riverside County Sheriff Department, Pet Smart, CBS Studios and major celebrities.

15.  Featured on Animal Planet “DOGS 101" in November 2008.  http://animal.discovery.com/videos/dogs-101-bloodhound.html

16.  Guest speaker at the American Veterinary Medical Association convention - July 2009 in Seattle, WA

17.  Featured in ALL ANIMALS, May/June 2009 issue.

18.  Filmed for segment on www.petstv.com which recently broadcasted in January 2011.

19.  Two page story in "Your Cats Magazine", November 2009  issue.  View online at www.yourcat.co.uk

20.  Feature story in www.valleylifemagazine.com  April/May 2010 with front cover mention.

21.  June 2010 www.petage.com - Interviewed for article on "Dealing with Animal Escapes from your Grooming and Boarding Facility".

22.  June 2010 www.voiceofthevillage.org "Local Pet Detective Helps Locate the Lost"
Volume 1, Issue 8, Page 16...view online

23.  Shown in Kyra Sundance's 2010 published book  (page 88) "101 Ways to do More with your Dog"

24.  October 13, 2010 - Ellie Mae nominated into the California Veterinary Medical Association Animal Hall of Fame.





DISPLACED FROM A MOVE
LOST 10 DAYS

Kai, an indoor only cat that had just moved with his family has slipped outside on 5/18/09.  There were no calls, sightings or leads in 5 days.  I was called in with the Search Dogs on 5/23/09.  The dogs all led to a similar area in a field two blocks away which backed up to the 118 freeway.   A plan of action was given to the owners.  The owners followed my plan and three days later on 5/28/09, he was sighted just beyond the target area.  Kai had gotten about 1/2 mile from his home. 

"Kai was found last night!  My girlfriend is very very happy.  Thank you SO MUCH...we were losing hope.  He was in the exact direction your dogs led, but further away...it seems he may have crossed the 118 freeway or a very major street to end up where he did...unbelievable."

david.saldena.1@gmail.com
Simi Valley, CA


Kai, an orange tabby
indoor only
displaced cat

Lost 10 days
SHADOW
Shadow FOUND
August 8, 2009
Outdoor Access Cat
Lost 5 days
Bloodhounds have WALK UP FIND
on fur remains- FORENSIC TEST CONFIRMED MATCH.....interesting to note that even though Shadow was an all black cat, parts of the fur found were tipped in white.
Thanks again for everything, Landa. This job must be tough for you, having to give unhappy news to distraught pet owners.  I know you help recover many lost pets, but the stories that don't end so happily must be hard on you, as well as the pet owners themselves. Thank you for taking the time to come and help my family with our tragedy.  I could kick myself a thousand times for allowing Shadow to be an outdoor cat, and not having any clue how high the dangers were, what with predators and coyotes around here, but I just didn't know.  My family had to learn the hard way, and Shadow paid a very steep price

jennifer.word@yahoo.com
Oak Park, CA
Calliou FOUND
October 27, 2009
Lost 5 days
Indoor Only Cat
Bloodhounds have a WALK UP FIND
on matching fur remains
Hollywood Hills, CA
Thank you for the closure, we had a service for Calliou on Sunday. 
mckeanwest@yahoo.com
Calliou on hearth
Search Dogs brought in on day 11
Annabelle was humanely trapped in the target search area on the 14th day!!
From: meghop@charter.net
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 08:14:30 -0800

Landa I can't believe it - we got Annabelle back this morning! 14 days missing!!

She was waiting for us in the backyard trap, the one on our side of the wall where you had us place it after working your dogs.  I had to do a double take when I saw her because I was half asleep and her fur had darkened from being outside I think.

I can't begin to thank you for all your help and support - we never would have caught her without you and your dogs - we were trapping in the wrong places and wouldn't have known how to do the flyers or develop leads on where she was seen. You are a sweet person that truly cares about your clients and their pets, and that's your greatest asset.
Santa Barbara, CA


New Years Day FIND!!!
This darling little yorkie mix went missing on 12/30/09.  There were no leads or sightings.  I was called out on New Years morning.  Ellie Mae and Glory established a correct and crucial direction of travel leading to the recovery of Paisley the same day!!!!

"Landa:  How does one even put words to an experience that transcends what language provides us?  Simply put:  without your help we never would have seen Paisley again. Tonight, our family enjoyed a wonderful night together as any family would and we're thankful for our time together....impossible without your fierce help and focused search.   From the bottom of our hearts (and paws)...thank you"

derek@lather.com
Pasadena, CA
Paisley
PUMA
PUMA lost 1/20/10 during a thunderstorm
Outdoor access cat
No sightings or leads

Search Dogs brought in on 1/24/10 and targeted a nearby search area...The next morning, Puma came home! 

This is a case where I believe the owners walked the scent trail and Puma followed them home.

"We are so excited and thankful that Puma is home..thank you for all your advice and work"
tricky365@aol.com
Long Beach, CA
ANNABELLE
Lily, lost on 2/15/10 when her paw accidentally hit the "down" button on the window and she jumped out on Pacific Coast Highway!  There were sightings the first couple of hours, but then nothing for 4 days.  We were called out to help organize a search effort on 2/18/10.  It took us 8 hours to get a "confirmed" sighting which led to the capture of Lily the next morning!


Hi Landa..... Today is a healing day for all of us. Lily is the least affected by this. She only had one tiny nightmare last night but she heard my voice and it went away. Her paw pads are very worn down but don't seem to hurt her now that she's on grass and carpet.

I'm following up on thank you's to phone sightings that came in due to your hard work.  I've already referred you to Westside and to one specific dog who took off last night.  Thanks to you we learn and pass it on. Thank you for your steadiness and good spirits and big thanks to that gorgeous doggie of yours. I've never been that close to a Bloodhound before. Sounds silly but it's true. What a wonderful, spiritual dog. I want to do something very special for you. Lily sends her love. Wish you could have seen her.

References from this client given upon request.
MALIBU, CA
LILY
PISTOL
My boyfriend and I adopted my cat, Pistol, exactly one month before my father passed away. It was an extremely dark time in our lives, but Pistol gave us a sense of peace that nothing else could.  When she disappeared on the morning of Feb. 27, 2010, we were terrified.  We checked all over our condominium complex but could not find her anywhere.  This was extremely unsettling because she never strayed away from the community courtyard and always came home when we called for her.  We didn’t know what to do.  Early the next morning we made calls to every animal hospital and shelter in our county, we made posters, we went door-to-door and asked all our neighbors if they had seen her, and we posted ads in our local newspaper.  By the end of the day, we had no leads and we were tired and emotionally spent.  We feared the worst. 

I found Landa's service online, and after our first telephone conversation, I already felt more empowered.  She gave me all the information I needed to begin a large scale campaign to find my cat.  On the morning of the third day, Landa arrived at my house after a two hour drive.  Her presence alone was incredibly reassuring.  It was clear she knew what she was doing.  I no longer felt helpless.  Within the first fifteen minutes of her arrival, Landa got me started on a giant Lost Cat banner and before I knew it, her lovely dogs were on the trail.  After a few hours, Landa brought us along to retrace her steps.  She informed us that all three of her dogs indicated that Pistol traveled into the next apartment complex and headed past the fence lining the 101 freeway.  The dogs even found some of Pistols fur on the fence. I was horrified!  I didn’t want to believe that my cat had crossed the freeway, but I trusted the dogs.  My boyfriend and I prayed that she either made it across or was still hiding in the brush nearby.  After debriefing us, Landa headed back to Los Angeles.  On her way out, she found a deceased tabby cat in the middle of the freeway and bravely ran out into the lanes and brought it back so we could identify it.  It wasn’t Pistol, but we were still shaken.  The odds of a cat making it across the freeway safely were extremely poor.  Even so, I followed Landa’s instructions and posted signs around the perimeter she created for us.  As soon as I arrived home, I received a call.  The caller claimed Pistol had been hanging out in his backyard for two days and he and his neighbors had been feeding her.  We rushed over. 

It was Pistol! She had indeed crossed the 101 freeway exactly where Ellie Mae indicated and traveled in a straight line until she found her rescuers down the road!!!!!  I was completely amazed!  Landa and her team were spot on! I can honestly say that if I had not called Lost Pet Detection, I would never have known to place signs across the freeway, and I never would have found my beloved cat.  Landa’s service is invaluable.  When you hire Landa, you don’t just hire her search dogs, you hire the entire package. She not only found my cat, she educated me on how to prevent her escape ever again.  She knows what does and does not work when finding lost pets.  She is worth every single penny and much, much more!  Everyone in my complex was flabbergasted when I told them the pet detective found my cat.  Landa is now a celebrity in my neighborhood!  If I were missing, she is the person I would want looking for me!
srosestevens@yahoo.com
Santa Barbara, CA



                                  DUCKIE
Early morning on Monday 3/15/10, my indoor only cat, Duckie, slipped outside through a door I had accidentally left open.  I realized within an hour that she was gone, and my husband and I frantically began searching our yard and neighboring yards, and calling for her.  I was terrified- she had never gotten out in LA, she is declawed, and she wasn't wearing a collar.  We spent all day making flyers and walking around looking for her.  My husband found Lost Pet Detection through a google search, and I contacted Landa that afternoon.  I received a phone consultation, which included the Lost Cat Manual, and learned some techniques that I would not have thought of otherwise.  Landa was great about calming my fears, and it really helped to have some concrete things I could do to try to get Duckie back, instead of just fretting and hoping that she would come back on her own.  Landa came out on Friday with her dogs after Duckie had been missing for 4 days.

The dogs found Duckie's scent trail and were able to pinpoint three buildings (out of literally rows and rows of building) where she most likely was hiding.  That evening, my husband and I set up a humane trap in that area.  Right after we set up the trap, I walked through the area to point out to my husband some places the dogs had indicated Duckie had been.  Right away, we saw Duckie in the bushes near one of the locations the search dogs had indicated.  She darted into a crawl space and within 10 minutes we managed to coax her out.  I know that Landa and her dogs were key to getting Duckie back.  It seemed like the dogs had likely "bumped" Duckie out of her hiding spot, and we were able to find her just by going to the area the dogs had indicated.  I am so glad I didn't wait to call Landa, because I think I would still be searching for my cat.  She helped immensely- cutting down on the time and stress it took to get Duckie home.

mklott@gmail.com
Hollywood, CA
Hoochie
FOUND DAY OF SEARCH!!!
LOST 7 DAYS

Hoochie lost 4/7/10...there were two sightings the first couple of hours she went missing and then nothingI was called in on the 7th day.  Ellie Mae and my jack Russell terrier, Apache, ran a trail a few blocks to a busy local SMOG station where the scent trail ended.

A plan was immediately put into action.  Within TWO hours Hoochie was home!

I am so thankful to you and your team....As you know, I couldn't eat or sleep all week..and was doubtful that I would ever see Hoochie again.  You really gave me hope and I know you did a lot of extra work for me...rose90815@charter.net
Long Beach, CA
INDOOR ONLY CAT - LOST 5 DAYS WHEN THE BLOODHOUNDS WERE BROUGHT OUT.  CAMPARI WAS
FOUND THE NEXT EVENING EXACTLY WHERE THE SEARCH DOGS HAD PIN POINTED...THIS WAS A VERY BUSY RESIDENTIAL AREA AT THE BEACH WHERE HUNDREDS OF DOGS WERE BEING WALKED.........
Mon 5/10/10 11:56 PM 

Landa: I FOUND CAMPARI TONIGHT! She was in the bushes outside of the parking garage--right where your dogs indicated! She actually ran into the garage and I had to call her to come out. She is OK--very dirty but OK:)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!  If you ever need a testimonial, Id be happy to help.  andreacannistraci@mac.com           HERMOSA BEACH, CA
Campari
CHEETAH
6/23/10   Outdoor Access Cat - LOST SEVEN DAYS
FOUND DECEASED DAY OF SEARCH

WALK UP FIND by team of Search Dogs - This was a very residential neighborhood.  It took 3 1/2 hrs. with 5 search dogs and 2 handlers to find remains.
"Although I was hoping for a different outcome, I had a feeling that it was bad news.  Thank you girls so much for the closure you brought my family."

kevin.l.rice@jpl.nasa.gov
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Booney.
6/17/10  Outdoor Access Cat - Lost Eight Days
Search dogs located fur remains day of search - forensics showed fur was 'CONSISTENT' with known fur
"It was really nice meeting you both and your truly amazing dogs. Though the news was awful, it wasn't unexpected with his sudden disappearance. Coyotes. No one around here considers them an issue anymore, but obviously things have changed. I'll definitely be speaking to my neighbors to warn them.

I did go to the flagged area this afternoon where your dogs found the fur, and was able to follow bits of fur down to the fence, where the coyote must have jumped over. There was one big tuft on the other side of the chain link that appears obviously Siamese--dark tips, lighter at the base, I'm sure it's Boon. The color on this last sample is just like him.

I'm sorry you didn't get to meet him. He was such a lovely boy.  We are so going to miss him. He will also be the last cat we ever own who is allowed free access outside."

ilandr@earthlink.net   CAMARILLO, CA
July 26, 2010
WALK UP FIND BY BLOODHOUNDS
Reiko, an Outdoor Access Cat lost five days..
Unfortunately, the Search Dogs led to fur and blood remains within 200 ft. of her home.  Forensics indicated fur was 'CONSISTENT' with known fur samples.

"Thank you for all you do.  I thought she was safe outside, as she always stayed very close to home."
Ian Ho
email or phone number provided upon request
Hacienda Heights, CA

                  REIKO
August 11, 2010
Gladys, Outdoor Access Cat lost 9 days
High coyote territory....
FOUND ALIVE!

Search dogs were brought in on the 10th day, and determined a direction of travel which ended at the hole below the wooden fence seen here at the right.  There was no way through or around.  This area led to a larger green space which was cut off by fencing and the LA River Basin.  This was in the cat's known territory - at about 300 ft.

it is unusual that an outdoor access cat with a known territory  will not eventually come back home.  She may have been chased by a predator and dared not to come out again; or possibly suffered a mini stroke due to her age.


I am thrilled beyond belief!!! Thanks to your Search Dogs, I would have never known to look under there......

I packed a backpack with a towel, a flashlight, some canned food, and my phone! I went to  the "high scent" spot you marked on the map.  I shined the light into the whole under the deck over the wash and started calling her, and she started meowing. She seemed a little disoriented, but she came slowly at first. Then I opened the little can of food and she came over and started eating. I pulled her out, wrapped the towel around her and let her eat as we walked home.

She lost a considerable amount of weight, but seems fine otherwise.

Thank you Landa, I'm so incredibly glad I found you!!!

durkinhome@earthlink.net
La Canada Flintridge, CA



                            GLADYS
August 25, 2010
Emma - Indoor only cat
Lost 11 days
FOUND SNEAKING INTO A GARAGE IN THE TARGET SEARCH AREA!
From: (pripley05@hotmail.com)
Sent: Mon 9/06/10 12:47 AM

"Thank you Landa, you and your dogs have been such a godsend during this entire ordeal."
Dana Point, CA
August 20, 2010
Outlaw, Indoor only Cat lost 8 days

Unfortunately, the Search Dogs did find fur remains which, when tested by forensics, came back CONSISTENT.

"I am heartbroken, but want to thank  you for your compassion and help during this sad time in my life"
peyotenightsong@yahoo.com
Burbank, CA

OUTLAW
November 14, 2010
Chance - Brittany Spaniel
LOST 15 DAYS
NO LEADS, NO CALLS
CHANCE
Chance was located on the 17th day (two days after the Search Dogs were brought out) and an aggressive plan of action was put into place by us.

From: RGarza1000@aol.com
Date: Tues. 16 Nov 2010 02:05:17 -0500
Subject: Chance is home and safe tonight!

No words could explain how I feel. All the hard work you two put in paid off tonight!

I am so grateful to the two of you. The work you do is so thorough and precise, I never in my wildest imagination would have thought of the things you two suggested. I have never met  two professionals that are as dedicated as you are. Thanks for contacting all the people that were involved in the search including the City of Lemon Grove's Clerk, the San Diego Brittany Spaniel Club (who both contacted me personally and contributed help) and many others.  I highly recommend these two woman to any one who has lost a pet.

Yours Truly
Capt. Rick Garza
Desert Air Ambulance
Somewhere along the Mexican Border..........
Subject: Re: Charlie
From: howevet2@aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:27:42 -0500

Hi Landa....Sorry this took so long to get back with you, but
I have Charlie, in his cage, wings trimmed, he is well! It was very
strange.   It took about a week to get him back after the first call from the person who said she knew who had him. I am just  so grateful to you and that I have  him back.  I had given up hope.  Very, very thankful!

Charlie - White Goffin Cockatoo
Lost 10/16/10
Search Dogs out on 10/21/10
NO CALLS, NO LEADS

My Bloodhound Ellie Mae and Apache, my JRT, determined that Charlie had flown over the owner's back wall and across 2 buildings to a main street.  The scent trail ended in bushes near a busy apartment building.  A plan was put into action.

Two days later, the owner gets a call that Charlie was rescued from these exact bushes (on the same day he went missing) where my Search Dogs had led!  Apparently, the owner had trouble getting him returned,  but eventually she did get him back.
Valley Village, CA
25.  Interviewed for article (March 2011) in "Parenting Magazine"  by  Sandy Fernandez who writes the column "Ages and Stages"

26.  Interviewed for 2011 feature article by owner and publisher (Scott Fayner) of the online dog magazine: http://massarf.com/


27.  Article on my work as a Bloodhound Handler  published in "The Boston Globe" 2011

28.  Interviewed on USC's  nightly television talk show on February 22, 2011.  It is broadcast on Trojan Vision Television  (www.trojanvision.com) and Los Angeles Channel 36.
29.  Interviewed by Marta Bright,  editor for Oracle  (a book publication) for a May 2011 short story.  This article profiles me and my business partner's expertise in finding missing pets using state-of-the-art  technology such as GPS, satellite mapping, Ocams, night vision, capture nets, forensics, wildlife camera, luminol and more.  Click on the link below to read the digital article:    http://www.profitmagazinedigital.com/profitmagazine/201105?sub_id=UW0tt0AUiAcX#pg12





Quote from the Humane Society:

“Those of us who do not find our lost pets each contribute a full share to the multi-millions of lost and abandoned pets dying in the country every year.

We each have a personal, humane, and social obligation to find our pets.”
The Board of Governors of the California Veterinary Medical Association has awarded Ellie Mae their Animal Hall of Fame Award. It was presented to her at an Awards and Installation Ceremony in Anaheim on July 1, 2011.
http://www.cvma.net/images/cvmapdf/2011Awards.pdf
PATRICK
4/28/11  FOUND SAME DAY AS SEARCH EFFORT

Patrick, a shy skittish dog, bolted out of the house as his owner was taking him for a walk - his leash attached.  I came out with Glory and she established that he was running around the mobile home park where he lived, darting and doubling back.  A very aggressive plan of action was put into place by me.  Within FIVE HOURS Patrick was home!

"I was giving up allready and had lost hope as I knew Patrick was a very scared dog and I am a senior citizen limited in mobility.  Landa took over the whole search, did everything for me and due to her efforts, Patrick was found. Landa did not charge me for her efforts.  I cannot believe it or ever thank her enough."
nurseglenna1234@aol.com
Sunland, CA

May 2, 2011
GLORY HAS A WALK UP FIND!
Buddah, an outdoor access cat missing 12 days...no sightings.

Glory was scented on bedding and immediately led out of the front yard to a neighboring property and then across a street and around a building to a green space area.  She made several other turns from that point and ended the trail under an umbrella tree.  Upon searching for evidence, matching clumps of fur were found (unfortunately). NOTE:  The trail was about 1,850 ft. with several turns.  There were NO barriers such as fences, irate neighbors, etc.  This was a difficult trail.  It was 12 days old with layered and blended scent. 

Glory worked at her maximum potential on this case.  This is what a Trailing Dog is bred to do.  Follow a scent trail from point A to point B; providing a direction of travel with the location of evidence and/or the subject along the way..


"Thank you Landa, Even though we didn't get our boy back. There is at least some comfort in the closure ,and the ability to let go.  Thanks again."
Jimi & Karen
Big Bear City, CA

email information provided upon request

30.  Published Author 2010:  "Lost Cat Recovery Guide."  This 184 page Guide is available for $25 direct from me.    It is invaluable.  Email me for a FREE SAMPLE.  I download it to you in .pdf format.

31.  Published Author 2011:  "Lost Dog Recovery Guide."  Available for $25....this 194 page Guide is invaluable with pictures, tips, tricks, testimonials and actual case files.  Email me for a FREE SAMPLE.  Pay via Pay Pal and I download it to you in .pdf format.



32.  April 22, 2011 - Ellie Mae WINS the CVMA Animal Hall of Fame Award!

33.  Guest Lecturer on Lost Dog and Lost Cat Behavior at the 84th Annual  Western Veterinary Conference - Las Vegas - February 23, 2012
Landa and Ellie Mae accepting the Animal Hall of Fame Award, July 2011

Subject: Re: Chloe
From: adolfodlv@aol.com
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 21:33:46 -0400

My wife and I are devastated by the news, as I'm sure you already know. Thank you so much for giving us an answer as to what happened to our beloved Chloe.  It was not the answer we wanted but an answer non the less. Landa what you and your team have done for us is priceless and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Take care and God bless.
My team of Search Dogs was called out 9 days after Chloe went missing from her front yard.  There had been no calls or sightings.  The Bloodhounds both ran a similar trail to an open field where the scent ended.  I then worked my decomp dog, Apache, who "alerted" on some coyote scat along the scent trail.  Upon closer inspection, I found red fur which appeared to  match Chloe's fur in  the scat.  This was sent to forensics were (unfortunately)  a match was confirmed.
CHLOE
Statistically, I have found that 90% of pet owners are utilizing incorrect techniques in searching for their lost pets. Owners greatly effect whether their pet will be located.
Lost Pet Detection
caninesearchdog@hotmail.com
818 442 2952
CASES
GLORY HAS A LIVE WALK UP FIND!!!  October 2011
Baby One - Limited Outdoor Access Cat (rooftop access) -  Missing 5 days

Landa!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work, and your dogs too. I couldn't be more pleased. Baby One and I have been having a love fest all evening...he is so relieved to be home he hasn't left my side all night (or I his)!

I think its just miraculous to have found him like we did. I don't know how rare it is for a cat to actually follow its search team...I mean, I know you spoke of the dogs bumping cats out, but how often will they actually follow the team to be found on the spot!!!? I really think he wouldn't have been able to find his way home without you and your dogs...he was just so disoriented. His following you and your dogs was the key that led him back home!!! And it was the best of all possible scenarios!

I just think some angel was watching over everything this morning, and somehow Baby One knew to trust you and your dogs. Its just awesome. And thank you for the scent trail map. I will probably frame it and put it on the wall as a reminder to persevere in the face of what appears to be an overwhelming and insurmountable task.


From the bottom of our hearts Baby One and I THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! We are eternally grateful, and please give each of your dogs a kiss for me, but tell Apache to leave off with the alligator snapping and the surly growling and put up with it! ha ha



To: <shannonki@juno.com>=
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:17:13 -0600
BABY ONE
34.  9/28/12 - Glory passes her Certification test given by Teresa Bressoud of Hillbilly Hound Hunter!!!
April 2013:  Diana sniffing scent article, this lost dog case resulted in a LIVE find!
35.  Speaking at Webinar given by Kat Albrecht on  April 13, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m.   I will spoke on Displaced and Outdoor Cat Behavior when lost, Behavior of the Pet Owner, Grief Avoidance and Behavior of the Rescuer. 
36.  Speaker at the 86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference - February 2014.  For information on this conference:  https://www.wvc.org/

37.  Guest Speaker at Webinar given by Kat Albrecht on August 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. Topics included Trailing Dogs and Search Theory.

38.  September 4, 2013 article in Malibu Times about my Search Dogs:   http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/article_4dc88f0a-152e-11e3-a1b8-001a4bcf887a.html
39.  October 19, 2013:  Watch YouTube video of me and Glory on 'CONVERSATIONS WITH A PIT BULL' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMN1Tynvb8
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DIANA
Services NOT PROVIDED: "(1) investigates crimes, (2) investigates the identity, business, occupation, character, etc., of a person, (3) investigates the location of lost or stolen property, (4) investigates the cause of fires, losses, accidents, damage or injury, or (5) secures evidence for use in court."
      Ellie Mae, 2011 CVMA Animal Hall of Fame Winner
40.  February 2014:  Article titled "Animal Attraction" in  Aurora Magazine:  http://theauroramagazine.com/pets/pets-finding-lost-pets-big-business-furry-family-members-go-missing/
41.  June 12. 2014 - Glory earns a spot as a Semi-Finalist in the 2014 Hero Dog Awards
          GLORY                   2014 Hero Dog             Semi-Finalist