In Fort Worth, Loki, a veteran police dog, escaped from the fenced yard of his K-9 unit partner. He was either frightened by New Year’s Eve fireworks as reported in this news story (highly doubtful) or he wanted to get in on the action (most likely).
A missing dog report was filed, and for hours police, volunteers, and even a police helicopter searched in vain for Loki. A missing police dog is a little more serious than a missing family dog. Besides the thousands of dollars that have gone into the training, there is also the possibility that a trained attack dog might harm someone. Dogs, any dogs on their own, can be unpredictable.
Finally they called in Dog-Gone Detectives, a company owned by Laura Davis and Kat Manning that specializes in finding lost pets. To help with the search, they brought with them Godiva, a Labrador. She took just 15 minutes to find Loki, who was all playing Rambo in a wooded area a few blocks away.
Dog-Gone Detectives claims an 85% success rate for finding missing dogs. They charge $300 for three hours of searching and there is an additional $500 fee if they find the dog. In this case, being good citizens, the women donated the search to the police department.