Karin is the Pet Detective's Pet Detective
 "If my own dog went missing, my first call would be to
Karin TarQwyn."
East Coast Missing Pet Partnership Pet Detective   

Karin TarQwyn
Private Investigator
Specializing in Missing and Lost Dogs
The Pet Detectives Pet Detective! 

Private Investigator Karin TarQwyn has dedcated her life to the location and recovery of missing animals.

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.

When 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  Kansas License #D-5922


Recent Recovery Stories on Facebook!

P.I. Assists Victims of Wildfires

Dog TEAM Video... on CBS


To read an article about Karin and the dog team...
click on the magazine cover ..

For more about Karin, click here and read this article  - A Day in the Life of Pet Detective Karin Goin...


click here Tracking Dogs Track 7 Miles to Find Shiloh


Karin is featured in the media... across the U.S. and Canada

MASDN Certification Achieved

Karin has had the opportunity to work and train with many handlers, trainers and K9 units. Below is a partial listing as well as research and studies of special interest:
Licensed Private Investigator in the State of California... CA license #PI 28194
Professional member CALI - California Association of Licensed Investigators
Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Florida... Florida license #C170085 Agency #A1700050 
Licensed Private Detective in the State of Nebraska...license #656
Licensed Private Investigator State of Missouri License # 2014 012295
Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Kansas ...License #D-5922

Graduate - American University of Private Investigations


CERTIFIED MASDN - Missing Animal Scent Dog Network 


Active Member NASDN - North American Search Dog Network


Worked, trained, studied, participated or attended the following:

PRESIDENTS DNA Initiative Crime Scene & DNA Basics


Alameda County SAR

Contra Costa County SAR

Alameda Police Department K9 unit

CARDA California Rescue Dog Association

Human Remains Detection
Evidence Preservation
The Use of K9s in Forensic Investigations
Cold Case Forensic Detection

NASAR Scent Theory
BSAR: Red Cross Emergency Med First Responder
Mantracking CARDA
Wilderness Night Search CARDA
Cadaver; Urban Trailing; Variable Surface Tracking


Karin is the Pet Detective's Pet Detective!

Pet Detectives - A Day in the Life of America's Most Famous Pet Detective

Pet Detective - Helps Family Find Lost Dog

Pet Detectives Expert Tracks Down Missing OKC Rescue Dog

Pet Detectives - Expert Help for Finding a Lost, Stolen or Missing Animal

Unlicensed Pet Detectives - What to watch out for

Pet Detectives and Tracking Dogs - What You Should Know

The Search for Cloe (newscast)

More Newscasts, TV Shows, Documentaries and Articles about Karin and her K9 Team.

All the way to FOUND! Some of the many pets Karin and her team have recovered.


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