Specializing in Missing and Lost Dogs
Pet Detectives Pet Detective!
At the age of seven, when other little girls were playing with Barbie's and
baby dolls, Karin Chockley was in her backyard pretending she and her trusty cross breed, Ace were performing in obedience
trials at Madison Square Garden. By third grade, she had memorized all the breeds in the American Kennel Club registry and
Ace could adeptly perform all the required tasks to earn a CDX title but alas he was a mutt and she was just eight years old.
Karin began her training in private investigations in 1996. In 1997 she had the opportunity
to train and work with Search and Rescue K9 units in California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA). "The partnership with
a dog and excitement of helping others was a dream come true for me, she explains. I was hooked from the first day and found
myself out looking for a dog to train for search and rescue work the next weekend." Over the next five years, Karin trained
and handled two search dogs both trained to trail human scent over long distances and time.
In 2002, after returning to Oklahoma and purchasing a ranch she experienced a loss that would forever change
her life; a beloved canine friend, Jack, went missing. The overwhelming grief was made worst by the fact that she could find
no system in place to find him, no techniques, equipment or avenues to strategically pursue a missing pet.
To read about Losing and Finding Jack... click here.
In 2004, Karin made a decision to find missing pets full time forgoing any other
type of investigations. She became America's first licensed pet detective in her agency Pet Detectives Inc. In the past fourteen
years she has honed her skills in behavior and missing pet scenario profiling.
in her home state of Nebraska, a large percentage of her work is done over the phone profiling and designing recovery strategies
for pet owners. The rest of her time is spent on the road with her crew of canines traveling the country helping pet
owners find their lost and missing four pawed family members.
California Private Investigator license #PI28194 Nebraska Private Detective license #656
Iowa Private Investigator license # #112638 & # 1557NE Missouri Private Investigator license #2014 012295 Florida license #C170085 Agency #A1700050