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  Kat Albrecht

P.O. Box 476
Clovis, CA 93613-0476
(559) 292-4334

Seminar Topics and/or Area of Specialty


Evaluating and training dogs for MAR (missing animal response) work; Missing Animal Response Technician certification courses; Analysis of Lost Pet Behavior (animal welfare) seminars; inspirational keynote addresses (animal welfare and veterinary conferences).



Kathy "Kat" Albrecht is a former police officer, field training officer, police detective, search manager, and K9 (police bloodhounds and cadaver dogs) trainer turned pet detective. In 1996, Kat's police bloodhound A.J. escaped from his yard and was missing. In her panic, Kat brought in another search dog that she used to successfully track down A.J. This is what sparked the idea, "Why not train dogs to track lost pets?" In their first four searches, Kat and her search dog Rachel physically located two lost cats and one lost dog. Since then, she has solved lost pet investigations by using law enforcement-based techniques and strategies that are normally used to solve lost person investigations. Kat has used high-tech equipment such as infrared cameras, night vision equipment, amplified listening-devices, and search cameras to recover lost pets. She pioneered the use of "search probability theory" and deductive reasoning for solving lost pet investigations and Feline Behavioral Profiling, a system of predicting patterns of feline behavior similar to how FBI profiles criminal behavior. Kat now trains and certifies both human pet detectives (Missing Animal Response Technicians) through Pet Hunters International, the first-ever pet detective academy ( Her memoirs The Lost Pet Chronicles: Adventures of a K-9 Cop Turned Pet Detective (Bloomsbury, April 2004) details her unique career change and her struggle to pioneer lost pet services. To read excerpts from her book and reviews, visit


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