Most people take it upon themselves to find lost pets on their own. But when you are desperate to find your four-legged best friend, you may just do about anything. "I need you to find this dog. Same dog! Find this dog. Woohoo!!!" said Karin Goin, Pet Detective from Oklahoma.
Shannyn De Arman is the kind of pet owner who would do just about anything to find her dog. She just moved to Lubbock from El Paso nearly three weeks ago. The first week she was here, her dog Remie escaped from her open backyard gate. Remie was no where to be found. "He's is the worth everything to me. I don't have children. He is it," said Shannyn.
Frantic, she could not find her terrier mix the first night he went missing. She went to extreme measures. She typed in the word "lost pet" on Google, and found Karin. She hired her right away. "We've brought in pet detection K-9's. We tracked him last night for three hours in the dark until midnight," said Karin, hopeful about finding Remie.
Karin has a team of three hound sniffing dogs. They each take turns throughout the day during a search. "The dogs are trained to do a scent scan," said Karin. "Cade is a chocolate lab and coonhound mix. He's our movie star. He's been on CNN and The Today show," she told NewsChannel 11.
Karin says she finds missing dogs or cats about 95% of the time. She job takes her around the country. She says here in Lubbock, Remie was spotted seven times by witnesses. "They said... 'That dog ran by 15 minutes ago. We just kept going," said Karin.
It took the search to a field near Indiana. "I get to help people. When I get there they are excited to have me there and they know I'm going to work hard for them," said Karin.
Although hot on the trail of Remie, neither Cade nor Boone could find him. Paco, the Chihuahua, sits in the car. He motivates his teammates to keep looking and Shannyn does the same.
Remie's owner has heard about several sightings near 76th Street and Avenue P, Indiana, Slide and Quaker Roads. If you have seen Remie, you can call Karin Goin at (480) 577-6014.