“It was eleven days of pain. Gus went missing the afternoon of February 12th. After searching, posting posters, flyers and driving all over, we called Annalisa.
She came over on February 22nd, with Search Dogs June and Hope. As she tracked Gus’s scent trail, she kept us posted with GPS maps that reflected his exact route he took over the last 10 days.
It rained almost everyday he was gone and even hailed one day (in Southern California no less).
When finished, Annalisa and her dogs reduced the whole city of Escondido, down to 2 streets. She said it was very probable, that Gus was hunkered down in this area.
The next morning we set up signs and posters in the area. About 10 minutes pass and a woman stops and says Gus maybe in her yard. Boom baby, she was correct. I used a squeak toy, called his name and then Gus caught our scent and walked right over to us. He was just as excited as we were. He had a few bruises, lost a few pounds, but was in pretty good shape.
The skill that Annalisa has, combined with the dog’s ability to track, is definitely what got our Gus back. He was gone 11 days, was found 1.6 miles from home and will soon be wearing a GPS tracking collar, just in case. Thanks for doing what you do Annalisa. We all appreciate it, especially Gus. The miserable weather and eating hobo buffet must’ve been horrible. Thank you SOOO MUCH.”
Kyle, Chorlotte and Jeff