As we were leaving home, I saw a post about a small dog wandering loose in Burien, and I figured we could probably help catch that dog real quick before we got on the freeway. She had been spotted running in between the cars at a rental car facility near the airport. There were over 1000 cars in the lot, so it took us quite a while to locate her again. Eventually four employees joined the search, and we spotted her near the car wash. To avoid us, she went into the large door of a maintenance warehouse. The five of us were able to corner her. Usually I would recommend that you not corner a dog because it usually doesn’t work. However, this girl was a bit on the heavy side for a Chihuahua and she did not seem too adventurous. She didn’t resist too much, and I was able to put a leash on her. She had a tag, which said her name was Cookie, and her phone number and an address about six blocks away. Her owner got there in about 10 minutes, and they were very happy to see each other. Cookie had been missing about 24 hours.
Tino and I continued on to Everett to get the trap, and then to Bremerton to search for Greta. Tino did a great job, and anyone could see just by looking at him when he was on the scent and when he lost it. We followed the scent for several blocks, weaving in and out of homes, until we were blocked by private property and steep slopes covered in blackberries. As we were driving home, we got the call that Greta had been seen, about a mile in the opposite direction from where Tino and I were forced to stop. Greta was eventually captured a couple of days later. In many cases, Tino has been prevented from getting the walk up find because of circumstances beyond our control.