"When we lost our dog named Gopher, we were inconsolable. After a week of searching local shelters, handing out flyers, and social media searches we did not know what else we could do. Thankfully we found Annalisa and Landa with their team of bloodhounds and search dogs. They came and helped us with big signs, pointers on proper posters, and some direction. Their dogs gave us a direction as to Gopher's last scent and it was completely in a different area than all our flyers. The following weeks were crucial as Annalisa and Landa would check in with us. When we were losing hope they would encourage us and keep us motivated. Local businesses and neighbors knew us since Landa and Annalisa were on foot going to each one to tell them about Gopher. Gopher was found after 23 days and we know we could not have done it without Annalisa and Landa. The lovely couple who found her told us they saw our giant posters which was posted in the direction that the bloodhounds searched. Thank you Annalisa and Landa, so much for giving us hope, support and advice to bring Gopher home. To all those with lost pets, don't give up and believe.
Public Lectures & Presentations:
Guest Speakers at the 80th annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, 2008 and again in 2014.
San Diego Humane Society on Pet Loss Prevention & Disaster Preparedness, 2007.
Pasadena Humane Society Search Dog presentation in Pasadena, 2007.
Whippet Breeder's Club Lecture in San Diego, 2006.
Guest Speakers the American Veterinary Medical Association convention in Seattle on Pet Loss Prevention, July 2009.
Guest Speaker at the Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo, 2015.
Guest Speaker at the Animal Assistance League of Orange County, 2015.
National Search Dog Alliance Member & Member Education Board NSDA, 2007- 2016.
Missing Pet Partnership Member, www.MissingPetPartnership.com, 2005-2016.
Training, License & Certifications:
Extensive training and certified Missing Animal Response Technician with retired policewoman Kat Albrecht and Missing Pet Partnership, 2005.
Certified Canine & Feline Specialist with Pet Detectives, Inc, 2006.
Coached and critiqued by Butte County SAR members, 2007.
Advanced Urban Training seminar with expert SAR K9 trainer Marcia Koenig, 2007.Lilly in Action
California Licensed Private Investigator, 2014.
Animal Movement / Tracking Training seminar with published author Jim Lowery, 2006.
Experience & Qualifications:
Trailing Dog Trainers: Trained multiple search dogs. Two certified with MPP.
Trainer: Hosted training in New York.
K9 Handler: 8+ years Working lost pet cases with hundreds of finds, live and deceased.
Only certified Scent Specific Search Dog to find lost pets in Southern CA.
Hired by Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Petsmart, CBS Studios, and celebrities.
Author of "Lost Dog Recovery Guide" and "Lost Cat Recovery Guide" ebooks.
Co-authors of "Selecting Your Canine Search Partner," NSDA 2009.
Featured in book "Dog Detectives, Finding Fido" by Kat Albrecht.
Featured in print: Sprint Magazine 2006, Animal Wellness Magazine 2006, San Diego Union Tribune 2007, SLO City News 2007, Foothill Newspaper 2007-2008, Ventura County Star 2007, Whittier Daily 2009, San Bernardino Sun 2008, FRONT PAGE Los Angeles Daily News October 20, 2008, Press Enterprise 2008-2009, Humane Society Magazine 2009, Grizzly 2009, and O Magazine 2015.
Online: Pasadena Humane Society website "If you lost your pet" section 2006-2009, msnbc.com 2006, wuffingtonwag.com 2008-2009, multiple rescue & pet sites.
Featured on television: ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox in San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Inland Empire, 2005 -- 2009, and Animal Planet "Dogs 101" 2008.
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