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Karin TarQwyn


Four and half months after Jack went missing, I was rewarded with the  phone call that ended my search for Jack and began a whole new life for me. Yes, Jack was found and it is a story that rivals those of Lassie and The Incredible Journey. To read about Jack's great adventure click here Within weeks of Jack's recovery, I switched my private investigative agency from humans to missing pets and have never looked back. Our research and development of canine profiling processes and recovery techniques have enabled us to bring reunions and homecomings to thousands of pet owners across the globe.

I feel very fortunate to not only have a passion for the work I do but also to make a difference in the lives of so many people and animals.



When my dog Jack went missing, it was truly the worst experience of my life. I was a private investigator and was also trained in the search and recovery of missing people. However, like most people experiencing a missing dog crisis, I did not know what happened to Jack or what we would be the most effective. I put up flyers, walked and drove miles and miles of fields and streets but I did not receive the one lead that would bring Jack home. Today, I know the search for a missing dog goes beyond flyers, talking to people and driving around. The search for a missing dog must be performed based on what has actually happened to the pet.

 Karin TarQwyn is the most recognized missing dog expert in North America. Since 2005, she has worked full time assisting pet owners in the location and recovery of their missing pets. TarQwyn's focus is on missing and lost dogs with a particular interest in the process and techniques necessary for the recovery of missing dogs that maybe Shy, Timid, Aloof, Reserved or Skittish, (STARS).


TarQwyn has pioneered the art and science of K9 Profiling and Aerial location which allows her and other private investigators, the opportunity to assist pet owners with strategies designed specifically for their missing dog. 

TarQwyn appears regularly on TV shows and in the media.  She has  been featured and filmed by CNN, Animal Planet, the Today show, People, PBS, Dog Fancy and over fifty TV shows and newscasts across the U.S. Private Investigator Karin TarQwyn appears as a subject matter expert on the Animal Planet web site as well as the Dog Whisperer's... Cesar's Way.

from Karin... Becoming The K9 P.I. 

America's K9 P.I.