Tink – Novermber 2018

February 18, 2019 By

Having decided to grab a few days down time for us and the boys – we went away camping.
While away I was asked to help with a dog called Tink – missing from Tunbridge Wells.
We were out on a walk and saw a Dog Lost poster for a dog called Tink! It was a different Tink – a Chihuahua that had gone missing a week before.
The reason we were down in the Glastonbury area was that I was going to visit my niece and my new Great Niece that I had not met.
Yesterday we had almost arrived in Shepton Mallet at my nieces house and saw a little dog trotting off down the road – was it a cat, no it was definitely a dog – now legging it fast down the middle of a road. No owner in sight.
I stopped the camper and got out with a bag of treats and managed to catch the dog.
We then arrived at my nieces house carrying a dog!
I had a vague idea that this might be Tink and took to the vet to be scanned.
After a lot of exchange of photos etc Happy Landings and the dog warden confirmed it was Tink and owner came to collect today.
A case of being in the right place at the right time!

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Bailey – November 2018

February 18, 2019 By

Bailey tracked by Tiga & Yogi

Tiga and Yogi have been out tracking for 9 hours today and Bailey the papillion has just been reunited!
I am now home from our few days away on holiday (lol) – what a happy ending to it!
We had been away camping on a campsite and we saw at reception a poster for a lost dog and I was told the owners were on the campsite. In fact they were just two pitches from us. Bailey their 9 year old Papillion vanished on a walk up on top of Brean Downs.
Having spoken to the owners we offered to go and track this morning we left the campsite at 6.30 a.m. Tiga and Yogi tracked for 9 hours and during that time confirmed that Bailey had not gone over the cliff and had not gone back down the very steep steps they had all gone up on. First Tiga and later Yogi both came down a gravel track at the far end of the Downs that had not been searched – this led down to the café next to the car park where we had parked the cars.
Yogi continued a loop along the road and eventually turned along a path leading back to the beach and along the beach back to where the car had been parked on the beach when Bailey first went missing. Yogi tracked a number of ways that were likened to what Bailey would have done. After 9 hours we called it a day, confident that Bailey had come down off the top safely.
The owners were planning to return the following day with a plan – little did they know that this would be sooner than later. No sooner had they returned to their campsite they got a call to say that Bailey was at the café and had been safely picked up and given some food while the owners were quickly on their way back.
Apart from being very dirty and tired Bailey is one very lucky dog – apparently in 33 years it is believed that he is the only dog to have safely survived being lost on top of the downs.
What a week it has been – a holiday to remember!

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Alfie – April 2018

February 18, 2019 By

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Alfie tracked by Tiga and then Yogi


Alfie a local terrier cross went missing after bolting out of the front door as someone entered – it wasn’t long before I was being tagged on fb to help and then had a request to help.
It wasn’t until last night that I managed to go – but I decided to go wthout Tiga and Yogi as there had just been a sighting and Alfie ran away from a person and a dog he knew well, so we didnt want either of mine to spook him more.
Sadly we called it a night with no further sign of him and came back at 6 the next morning with Tiga.
Tiga picked up the scent from the sighting last night and took us out of the park and to a housing estate closeby and went to the exact house that he had been seen in the garden of the morning before. From here Tiga took us on a route and again to a road he had been seen in a number of times so it looked like he could be retracing his steps back home. Before we could continue – we got a call to say that there was a sighting of Alf – so we managed to get ourselves to that sighting and again Tiga picked up the scent but he was very slow and we decided it was time to bring the speed merchant in and we swapped Tiga for Yogi – but no sooner did we get Yogi on the task and we got a very frantic call to say that Alfie was running scared on a busy main road dodging motorbikes on way to Brands Hatch.

Again we had to get a lift to this sighting and while on the way the owner realised the route he was doing from where we had left off and so we tried to get ahead of him. Alfie had found his way to the area he normally walks and to the daughters school, only to find by the time we got there in an area he knew well and was regularly walked there and in fact Alfie found his own dog walking buddy – moments later – Alfie just jumped into his ‘Nan’s’ car as if his taxi had just turned up to take him home!
A quick call was made to his dad to let his son know that Alfie had been found safe and well moments before Oliver was due to play goalie in a local junior football match.
Not often does a goalie give a big cheer before the match has even started and to make it a perfect day – his team won 3-1.
Tears of sheer fear moments before were turned to tears of joy as Alfie was safely back in owners arms.
Lucky Yogi didnt know what all the fuss was about as he was brought in to take over from Tiga and soon after he was sharing treats with Alfie!

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Alanna – January 2019

February 18, 2019 By

Alanna tracked by Tiga

Alanna a young 11 month old German Shepherd had an unfortunate incident while being walked with owner and was spooked and ran off – there were reports of her being hit by a vehicle but the location was unclear but she was seen running fast along a road and no sign of her since.
Tiga went to track her and he found her lead and broken collar, so we now know the location where she was hit by a vehicle but as yet Alanna was still missing.
Tiga continued to track and tracked along a main road and then off into a housing estate and out the back of that to an old private hospital.

From here Tiga tracked across open fields and into an area very close to where Alanna had been walked and onto a footpath that led home. It was getting late and so we decided to follow that footpath home to lay a trail in case Alanna picked it up. Along that path Tiga had shown interest off to the left but we carried on along the path.

The following day there was to be a big search by locals and friends but just as the search was due to set off – the owners had a call to say that Alanna had been secured safely in Chessington Park by staff – this was a few hundred yards from the footpath we were on and in the direction Tiga had wanted to go.

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Tia – February 2019

February 18, 2019 By

Tia – tracked by Tiga and then Yogi

Tia’s owners were celebrating a family graduation and Tia was being looked after by another member of the family in an area she didn’t know but she decided she didn’t want to miss out on celebrations and so when the opportunity arose Tia got out and legged it scared 8 days ago.
The first sighting was on the M20 motorway where miraculously she crossed all the lanes to the other side with lorries slowing up to avoid her.
We couldn’t track on the motorway and weren’t able to find out the exact location, so we had to wait for any news.
We had a number of vague sightings and Tiga did his best to try and pick up the route which he did but we had everything against us with the weather.
Tia had gone missing in an area she didn’t know and was travelling in the wrong direction and she was travelling and travelling fast.
We then had a more positive sighting albeit close to the M20 and the busy A249 and Tiga went straight back to track and yes picked up the scent but we had to call it a night.
The next morning after more snow and a big freeze Yogi took up the challenge and started to piece together Tias route which resulted in a sighting where Yogi had tracked.
We immediately went back out in the blizzard last night but were forced eventually to call it a night well and truly frozen and wet.
Confident we were not far behind Tia now I made the decision to call off the search which had been planned for today and after a discussion as to where we were going start tracking this morning – we set out and got a call to say she had just been seen at the exact place we were off to start tracking .
Yogi was straight into action being told Tia had gone down beside a drive but no, Yogi was having none of it and went up the path of the next house to the door and back out again – the hearts of the owners sunk as Yogi had taken no interest in where she was supposed to have gone but continued to do his own thing.

Yogi then went up another garden path and as he looked across the garden – I also looked at where he was heading. I saw what I at first thought was a garden statue of a dog – but then, I quickly realised it was Tia so the plan was hatched to catch her and Tia very quickly realised she was safe with her loving mum and dad.
It was a challenging week but at no point did I think we were not going to find her safe. I am not sure Liz was so confident.

So all the freezing fingers and toes, tracking in snow blizzards – losing the scent where the snow melted.
Yogi you are a little hero – you froze as well but didn’t give up.
Tia is safe!

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Fin – February 2018

February 27, 2018 By

Fin – tracked by Yogi

Fin  a 7 year old Yellow Labrador had recently been rehomed to a lovely couple who dearly loved him and it was unfortunate that Fin was spooked by two over playful dogs while on a walk.

With only one sighting after three days I took Yogi to track and while on our way we heard about another possible sighting and so had a starting point. Yogi was onto it straight away keeping his nose down for quite some distance and showing us just how fit Fin was as well because where Fin was unable to get round or under gates, Yogi indicated he had gone over and was desperate to do likewise.

However there was one gate that Yogi did not want to go through and it was a gate that led out onto a lane – he did however want to go into a back garden but with a sign saying – Beware loose big dogs, we decided not a wise move despite there being no one at home. A poster was however later delivered to the house. It turned out that the owners had been away and so in fact the garden was empty and quiet.

We then went out onto the lane much to Yogi’s disgust – he did however pick it up again later on and eventually ended up back in the woods where he had originally run from. This being where I always believed Fin would return to.

After checking out the first sighting we were able to pretty much put together Fin’s loop. Having advised the owners to keep going back to the car park to sit and wait – they did just this and it was only soon after they left last night that they had a call from a lady who lived in a house opposite the car park to say that their security light came on and when they looked out they saw Fin trotting across their drive.

The owners arrived very soon after and as they approached the car park with only sidelights turned on they saw Fin and with a whistle and a few relevant words – Fin bundled towards Tina for one very happy reunion.


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Bandit – January 2018

January 31, 2018 By

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Bandit a sweet little Staffie/Frenchie cross was spooked while with dog walkers last Tuesday and bolted in Mote Park a huge dog walking/country park. He still had his lead attached. There were a number of sightings but no specific points to track from.
On Thursday I offered to help and with Tiga and Yogi defining the loop but in general Bandit was staying very much in a close area.
Even a nasty dog bite (requiring a trip to A & E) in the search for Bandit was not going to stop me searching for Bandit
We were in the Park from 6 am each morning in the hope of securing him before the park got too busy and then again in the evening determined to find the little man – we were gutted to see head torches there before us scouring the under growth and yesterday we had no sightings.
But on our way back to the park tonight we had a call to say that someone heard something in the dense undergrowth and when they threw treats in they thought they were being eaten. The area was where we were concentrating our search and so it seemed feasible.
We rounded up a group of helpers to circle the undergrowth to watch for any bolting as we knew that Bandit would not bark or give any indication he was in there. We guessed in that dense bramble his lead would be caught and we had no choice but to go in.
Keith the owner was shredded to bits but right in the middle was Bandit.
Once brought out to safety he was happy to play with his toys and skip and play back to the car and jump in the boot – seemingly none the worse for wear – just a little thinner.
Keith – I am sure it was worth turning back from watching Millwall and Derby!
Well done everyone – great team effort

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Coco July 2017

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Coco – July 2017 – tracked by Yogi

Coco a Chi/Yorkie cross escaped on the 8th June and gave everyone a good run around for 8 weeks but it wasn’t until the last 3 weeks that I was able to help.

Firstly Tiga went out to track on 3 occasions and posters went up where he tracked and we got more sightings on his loops but Coco was moving fast and covering some miles.
So many people knew about Coco but he was too quick for everyone. The last time Tiga tracked we actually saw Coco within moments of us starting to track but he was on the other side of a busy road and we had to let him go on his travels as it was too dangerous to take action.
Over the last 8 weeks there had been sightings and so many people had been helping and hoping for a happy reunion but today there was a call of Coco being in an allotment in Dover and so I jumped in the van this time with Yogi and off we went to the allotment and met Zoe the owner again. Yogi got the scent and off he went and within less than a minute Yogi and I were staring Coco in his eyes. He was in a poly tunnel on top of the onions – we quickly shut the doors at the front but weren’t quick enough to shut the back doors and Yogi confirmed he had escaped but Yogi was still on his trail. There was then another sighting ahead of Yogi but Yogi was starting to pick up previous days scent, as we soon learnt that Coco had been in the allotment for a number of days.
It was time to chill as we were confident that Coco could not escape the huge allotment as Janet was manning the main gate and Yogi had not found any other way out.
It was about 2 hours later and while I was now carrying Yogi as we had leant there was rat poision in some places of the allotment and I had to protect Yogi from it, that Yogi was suddenly very determined to get out of my arms and down on the ground – so I put him down and he was off with nose to the ground up a very grassy plot and through some fruit trees and round and back – Ges then pointed to a place some 20 feet ahead of Yogi’s nose – we stopped and watched keeping our eyes on the spot.
I called Zoe on the phone and gave her instructions to walk slowly towards us and sit down – we remained on the phone while I advised her on what to do. I asked her to sit down with her back to a shed and let Princess off the lead. I continued to give advice until I said down the phone ‘What is Princess playing with?’ Zoe turned her head to see Coco jump in her arms.
Well Coco we eventually got you home before the family wedding tomorrow but looking at these photos I think the wedding should be for Coco & Princess.
Well done everyone in the local communities that all played a part to get Coco home eventually!
Great to meet you Ges from Paw – Helping Dogs in need you have finally seen both Tiga & Yogi track.
Now I know that not only can Tiga ground scent and air scent but Yogi – you have proved you can air scent as well!

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Hazel & Bertie April 2017

June 7, 2017 By

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Hazel & Bertie – April 2017 – tracked by Tiga

Hazel left home with her little poodle cross Bertie for their daily walk on Minchinhampton Common but did not return home that day as usual.

A huge nationwide search was carried out involving the Police both on the ground on horseback and overhead, SARA, Fire & Rescue, the family and many members of the public. There were no sightings of either Hazel or her dog and we got a call by the police to see if we could track Bertie as it was expected that they would be together.

We arrived late afternoon and set off with a police constable accompanying myself and Tiga from the house where they had started their walk.

Tiga immediately took us through the back gate and out through a gate out of the small development and onto the footpath. We went down a small lane behind the house and onto a track and after a short while Tiga looked a bit confused but after a few moments decided to back track and picked up another route going back towards the other side of the development and out onto the road. After a while we were on a main road with helicopter above us and we were clearly heading away from the direction of the Common. We relayed a message back to the services to look out for a dog and the lady separately because it was clear that the two had not done this route together. We went for 3 or 4 miles and to the next town when the constable I was with got a call to say there had been a sighting of a lone black dog. By the time we got the location of this sighting Tiga had actually taken us to the park where this sighting was only two hours before. It was highly feasible that this could have been Bertie as we had been told that Bertie had a habit of running off although not far.  While tracking along the road we met a cyclist who told us that his childminder met the two on the Common every day while walking her dog – but she had not met them the morning of the disappearance.

It was now very late and all services had stood down calling it a night and so we did too.

The next morning the search was due to continue but an early morning dog walker stumbled across Hazel and Bertie huddled together in some woods and they were both safe and well and reunited with the family by the Police soon after.

The location that Hazel and Bertie was found was only 0.8 miles from home but down the track that Tiga first took us on before he got confused and turned back and I believe that it was this point that the two parted company and Tiga continued with his task of tracking Bertie. I also believe that Bertie continued on his loop which also led back via the Common to the same place and I believe that it was here that Bertie found Hazel and they stayed huddled together until found.  When the Police arrive at the scene Hazel spoke about nothing else but her lost dog!

This is my version of what I believe happened and in my mind why else would Tiga track from the house to the sighting of a lone black dog but who knows and the most important thing is that both Hazel & Bertie were safely found and soon back with the family.

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Maya February 2017

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Maya – February – tracked by Yogi

Maya came from a good stock of racing whippets and knew how to run! She was with her owners who were away from home on a course. The morning walk was the start of an adventure for Maya as she set off on her own course and three days later was still running.

I got a call to help and I took Yogi knowing that he can track at a fair pace and just keep going. We started at where there had been the last sighting thirty six hours before but Yogi didn’t want to go in the direction that Maya was seen to go. Yogi wanted to go in the opposite direction and as she had been seen in that direction before, we went with Yogi.

Yogi’s nose was down with no hesitation and he took us to all the previous sightings and in order until we arrived back at a main road and Yogi wanted to turn right again away from where it was believed she would go. Yogi went on and on and on in a huge loop to the next village, across fields and eventually Yogi started to head back in a continuation of the loop towards where Maya had first run from. We were on a track and as we approached a road Yogi wanted to turn right but after some 20 miles the owner could go no further and her partner took over. Yogi took us back to the large garden where the course was being held and took us to a cosy corner where there was a bed of leaves moulded to Mayas size. On we went back through the gardens and down the long drive of the country residence, out onto the road turning right and arriving back on the road where Yogi had wanted to turn right.

We were all tired and hungry and called it a night but the next day we had a call of a sighting of Maya in the garden just 200 yards further on from where we stopped.

The day continued with many more sightings in the field where Yogi had tracked to the day before and it wasn’t long before Maya was cornered in a chicken farm at the edge of the field.

I am not sure who had more stamina Maya or Yogi!

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Hetty – January 2017

January 13, 2017 By

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Hetty – January 2016 – tracked by Yogi

Hetty – you certainly gave us a run around after running off chasing a rabbit on Sunday. It was Yogi’s turn to come and find you.
After getting a sighting on Monday morning things were looking good and Yogi immediately picked up on the scent and the fun began. Yogi took us along bridle ways and onto roads into fields and back out through hedges and into woods – back onto a road down another bridleway and on and and on to a golf course – despite the rain and torrents of water rushing down the roads – Yogi didn’t give up – although we thought he had. Eventually we called it a night – soaked and laden with mud.
On returning home we heard of two more sightings both of which tied up with Yogi’s adventure!
Today was another day and no sooner were we on our way back to pick up from where we left off we got news of another sighting and eventually we got the facts and location and put Yogi in the drive of the house. Yogi went through the garden and out through the back – through brambles and onto the Cuckoo Trail – left we went. Yogi was on a hot scent but…….. we got news of another possible sighting and it seemed it was after this one. With much investigation and 2 hours wasted it turned out to be a neighbours dog, so we put Yogi back to where we left off but he was bored and not interested as we had pulled him off.
We then had news of yet another red herring and wasted time but eventually we had a call that was good news.
Hetty was in someone’s garden – we were on our way – the garden was huge and Hetty was not wanting to be caught by the owner of the house who did everything right and sat quietly just watching her until we arrived.
Giving Hetty’s owner advice on how to encourage Hetty to her – I watched from a distance whispering as we went along and after some 15 minutes Hetty got up and trotted along to owner with wagging tail.
If we had continued with Yogi along the Cuckoo trail in the first place to the road and turned left we would have been a few houses away from the garden!
Apart from being very stinky – Hetty was in great condition after her adventure

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The ‘Pup’ with no name – December 2016

January 13, 2017 By

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The ‘Pup’ with no name – December 2016

So this morning I was asked to help with a 17 week Italian Greyhound on its way to a forever home in Scotland from Wales.
The pup ‘with no name yet’ was travel sick and owner stopped at service station in the Midlands to clean her up – but she bolted with lead and collar attached!
Before I left we heard of a sighting at 9.30 p.m. last night and after deciding it was in a safe place with familiar surroundings to the pup, instead of tracking it was a case of putting a plan in place to catch her.
I quickly found out about the breed and after seeing an offer from an Italian Greyhound Rescue to take 2 calm IG’s to the farm, I contacted lovely Jo who was happy to go to the farm.
We asked everyone to stand back and insisted that a trap was not set but to allow the fellow breed to encourage her to them.
Within a short while of Jo arriving and hearing of another sighting at the farm – Jo walked around the farm and heard a whine in a building. She put one of her 2 IG’s in the building through a small hole and the pup came out with her. Very happy to be caught. Jo’s words were ‘Oh Magic!’
Unbeknown to everyone I had already advised that the owner started his journey back to the service station from Scotland as despite him only being with the pup for only a couple of hours it was more than anyone else and he arrived minutes after pup was caught!
Pup has now continued on her way to her forever home with two other IG’s waiting for her.

She has happily settled in and has been called Magic!

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Buddy – December 2016

December 26, 2016 By



Buddy – December 2016 – tracked by Tiga

Who needs a guard dog when you have got Buddy the Beagle looking after the Christmas presents!
Buddy was asleep downstairs, baby asleep upstairs, mum upstairs wrapping presents and dad was out.
At close to midnight mum came down to a noise and disturbed an intruder that had broken in through a downstairs window. Mum was confronted and the intruder picked up a kitchen knife – but Buddy the beagle sprung into action and chased the intruder out and off down the road, on and on barking.
Police were soon on the scene and drone brought into action but no sign of Buddy or intruder.
I was tagged to help in the morning and off we went with Tiga.
Tiga was soon off on a strong scent ( I wont say the route – as CCTV will be checked along this route as it is believed Buddy was chasing intruder).
We soon got to a point where we later learnt of a sighting of Buddy 20 minutes after incident which ties in with the time taken to do Tiga’s route.
Tiga continued but lost the scent – there were many areas where the leaves had been swept/blown by street cleaners which made it very difficult.
Not long after calling it a day – we got several sightings in the area Tiga had tracked.
After giving owners advice of how to guide Buddy home, I was now confident that Buddy would also have the confidence to wander back home.
Who needs a guard dog when you have got Buddy the Beagle looking after the Christmas presents!
Buddy was asleep downstairs, baby asleep upstairs, mum upstairs wrapping presents and dad was out.
At close to midnight mum came down to a noise and disturbed an intruder that had broken in through a downstairs window. Mum was confronted and the intruder picked up a kitchen knife – but Buddy the beagle sprung into action and chased the intruder out and off down the road, on and on barking.
Police were soon on the scene and drone brought into action but no sign of Buddy or intruder.
I was tagged to help in the morning and off we went with Tiga.
Tiga was soon off on a strong scent ( I wont say the route – as CCTV will be checked along this route as it is believed Buddy was chasing intruder).
We soon got to a point where we later learnt of a sighting of Buddy 20 minutes after incident which ties in with the time taken to do Tiga’s route.
Tiga continued but lost the scent – there were many areas where the leaves had been swept/blown by street cleaners which made it very difficult.
Not long after calling it a day – we got several sightings in the area Tiga had tracked.
After giving owners advice of how to guide Buddy home, I was now confident that Buddy would also have the confidence to wander back home.

  • I had a ping on my phone at 3.30 in the morning – HE IS HOME!!!
  • He was quite scared, tired and hungry.
  • What a hero beagle you are Buddy!


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Libby – September 2016

October 19, 2016 By



Libby – September 2016 – tracked by Tiga

Libby was a young retriever collie cross that had recently been rehomed after spending the first few months in a shed. She was just going to be taken for a walk with owners other Labrador. Both dogs were on the lead as they were coming out of the front door when Libby got spooked and bolted with the extending lead attached. She had been missing for three days and no sightings before Tiga was called out to track.

Tiga picked up the scent in the opposite direction to which she was believed to have travelled. We ended up on the busy A21 where Tiga was on a very strong scent which was quite scary with the fast traffic but at this point there was no stopping Tiga. Half way along this road Tiga crossed over to the other side and continued along the A21. At the top we branched off into a trading estate and dropped down into some woods and along a footpath following a stream. We came up out of the woods to a McDonalds where we stopped for a well earned rest and portion of chips and Tiga enjoyed some well deserved cuddles from the manager.

Soon after we carried on around a car sales yard and dropped steeply down a bank into some more woods and along a footpath eventually crossing over the stream by a bridge and up into a small housing development and up back onto a busy road where we called it a day after eight hours of tracking. It was  now the rush hour and Tiga was finding it hard to find the scent with all the diesel fumes.

On returning home and looking at google maps I could see the natural direction from the way Tiga was going and where the owners lived, that the obvious course for Libby to travel from where we left off was through some woods, out onto the A21, crossing it and down a farm track which backed onto woods at the back of houses where Libby lived.

A few days later and no sightings there were reports of barking in the woods by the farm! The barking was heard again the next night and again in the morning. So I knew exactly where this was and put on some old clothes and left Tiga at home as the terrain was quite steep and very dense, to go and join the search!

After a walk round the area with no luck, we stopped for a coffee and then I was determined to search until I found Libby, so we returned again to the area with a couple who had also heard the barking. I persuaded the team party to carry on searching that area as I was convinced Libby was caught up by her lead and it also tied up with being across the other side of the A21 and down the farm track to the farm.

The team split but I knew where I was going and I struck lucky – up the steep bank again and in the dense hedgerow on the edge of the farm – there she was. After seeing that there was no way she was going to move as she was well and truly caught up I called back to the owners to say I had found her and I carried on up to comfort her.

Chris the son was first to arrive and managed with great difficulty to release her – she had a stick caught in her collar but otherwise seemed ok. After freeing her we had to cut our way through the hedge to the farm and took it in turns to carry her to safety.

She was soon in the car and off to the vets for a check up and a  number of ticks removed.


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Teal – September 2016

October 19, 2016 By

Teal – September 2016 – tracked by Tiga

Teal and her daughter were black Labradors that were being looked after by friends in the owners home while on holiday.

Unfortunately Teal and her daughter got out and went on an adventure and were both seen soon after on the railway tracks a mile or two from home.  A relative was soon on the scene as a train had hooted and the daughter returned to the whistle but no sign of Teal. A couple of days later Tiga was called in to help find Teal and he started from alongside the railway. He picked up scent along the field which was adjacent to the tracks and went down into a copse which is where the daughter had been seen to come so presumably where they had gone before going onto the tracks.

Sadly no other scent was found and after much perseverance to Railtrack – the local workers on the line confirmed that Teal’s body was on the tracks. So sad.

Run free Teal and rest in peace.

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Winnie – September 2016

October 19, 2016 By

Winnie – September 2016  –  tracked by Tiga

Winnie was a young working cocker spaniel that had  his 10m training line attached while in a training session in some woods.  Unfortunately the smell of deer was too much for Winnie and off he went on a mission.  Two days later Winnie was still ‘lost’ so Tiga was called in to find him.

We went to the point where Winnie was last seen and Tiga picked up the scent and headed down to a wide stream, across it and up the other side to a fence that Winnie clearly could not have got through. Tiga continued along the fence line and then back down to the water and across to the previous side where we continued. Tiga was still on a mission and he carried on nose to ground along the tracks through the woods turning right across a bridge and up towards a barn. As we walked along this track we heard a bark – we stopped and listened and then heard another noise which the owners said was definitely Winnie. We tried to make our way towards where the noise had come but the barking had stopped.

Tiga got stung and was unable to continue so I had to carry him back to the van and off to the vet. As I came out of the vet I had a call to say the barking was Winnie and she was where Tiga was heading but the lead was well and truly tangled. She was soon freed and carried to safety.

Well done the helpers who fought the jungle!


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Martha – August 2016

September 12, 2016 By



Martha – August 2016

Martha is an elderly terrier cross that was being walked on lead by her elderly owner on a footpath across a field. Soon after the owner was trampled on by a herd of cows and it was later found out that there had also been a bull and calves in the field as well despite no warning signs either end of the footpath.

The owner suffered broken ribs and severe head injury and was believed to have laid unconscious for half an hour before getting up and somehow getting himself across the field and eventually to a road where he was picked up by a passing motorist and taken to hospital.

Martha where was she – there was no sign and she had her lead still on her. Had she survived or had she too been trampled on?

There was no sign of her body so we had to assume she had got away.

I could do no more than advise until I was able to get up to the north east to track but fortunately the owners and neighbour were prepared to listen and take advice.

I explained it was so important to try and find out where the owner had been picked up on road side and after he had been discharged from hospital, he was able to be driven around and slowly they managed to piece together the exact spot he was picked up.

This is where Martha would have also made her way to if she were able and would have stayed close to here and returning regularly.

I also gave advice on where from here that Martha would have travelled and sure enough, a week later I had a call from the neighbor who had been helping to say that I was spot on and Martha was found in a barn just down the road from where the elderly owner had been rescued.

Martha was fine just a little slimmer and still had her lead on.

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Pepper – June 2016

August 11, 2016 By

Pepper – June 2016 – tracked by Yogi

Its surprising how many miles you can walk and still be within a mile of home as the crow flies! Yogi tracked Pepper a beagle 30 miles over two days but all very close to familiar ground to her. On one occasion we tracked past home but Pepper carried on. Yogi also tracked down to the military canal where she was walked and went to the owners fathers house but he had moved a week before. Yogi then tracked all the way back home and this is when she carried on past the front door. Yogi tracked all the sightings in order and even a military BBQ didn’t attract her to scavenge afterwards due to heavy rain.
It was now time to change tactics and sure enough at 3 this morning she scratched at the front door of home, was let in and she ran round soaking wet and acted as if nothing had happened. She was dried down and off she went to bed!
Welcome home Pepper!

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Dorrice – June 2016

August 11, 2016 By


Dorrice – June 2016 – tracked by Yogi

Dorrice had been newly rehomed to a lovely couple but when they let her out for a late night wee, they had not realised just how small a hole she could escape from and escape she did.

It was Yogi’s turn to practice his skills.

Yogi – you marched us from the new forever home of Dorrice a miniature Dacshund today and to the industrial estate In Shoreham by sea. You took us round almost every unit including the pie factory and never gave up even when Dorrice could get through the fence and you couldn’t. Behind the bike shed, ignored the food bowl for the cats, visited all the ‘smokers’ shelters, listened at the dog hotel, sniffed in a canteen and was intent to check out the dust carts. After going back to owners house to fetch our vehicles with a view to sitting and watching this industrial estate, we got a call to say Dorrice had just been spotted on the industrial estate and we knew exactly where. We raced back and by the time we got there Dorrice had been caught.
Dorrice you looked so frightened but soon after a vet check and arriving back home you soon wagged your tail and couldn’t stop!
Enjoy your new life with wonderful owners that are sure to spoil you!

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Poppy – August 2016

August 11, 2016 By

Poppy – August 2016

I was just about to go out to walk a rescue beagle called Poppy for an owner who had broken her arm when I got tagged to give advice for another Poppy beagle that went missing on Monday with no sightings since.
I told the owner to stop all the things she was doing and gave different advice and keep me posted.
Off I went to walk Poppy and after an hour I got a call from owner of missing Poppy to say she had done exactly what I said and Poppy trotted back home.
I happily walked Poppy back home knowing both Poppy beagles were back with their owners.
The Guinness tastes good tonight!

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