Thank you so much for everything you've done for me! The following is my testimonial in writing about all
the incredible help youve given me.
I truly cant thank you enough for all the help youve done for me, and I will be a walking talking billboard
for your services at the very mention of a lost pet. In the future, if I ever lose a pet you will be the
first person I contact. Anyways heres my testimonial, feel free to change or move anything you see fit, as
I am uncertain as what you think the best thing for the testimonials purpose is.
After finding my lost cat this morning I would have called my cat's co-owner to tell him his cat had been
found, but he has no cell-phone. The first person I called was Carl Washington; Pet Detective. He was just
as happy to hear about the cat being found as I was, and he gave me follow up advice for rehabilitating my
"heavily dieted" friend. Mr. Washington is a an absolute blessing for anyone who has lost a pet, and after
several nights of looking, Mia turned up exactly where Mr. Washington said she would. If it weren't for Mr.
Washington's help, without question, Mia never would have been found. My final advice to lost pet owners,
even those who think there is no possible way their pet can be found; Carl Washington is the best at what
he does. For a lost pet, there is no one else I would ever call.
David , Barnett and of course Mia
Thank you Carl,
I called you on October first, in tears about needing to locate a trap and catch my cat
Butch who got out a few days before (IL) . IT WORKED!!!!!! he came in 'talking
up a storm' about 45 minutes after i rigged the house as you told me.
I do not work. I am in a situation right now where I cannot send you your fee in one shot-
However I can and will donate (when I can) ATLEAST enough to cover your fee over the
next few months (80$). Not only that- I have a 'big mouth' (in a VERY good way).
You will be recommended to everyone I know who needs advice in a lost pet situation.
I will pass this advice around by word of mouth and all over the internet- where appropriate.
If you need a 'testimony' I'd bee very happy to write one. I have already told hundreds of
people (within 24 hours) who were involved in 'Operation Bring Home Butch' what service you
provide. (for your sake I didn't tell them you told me for free). I just told them what a genius you are!
I cannot thank you enough- as I just lost 2 dogs this past summer (old age and illness)
within 6 weeks. I'd have been devistated for life if I lost Butch too. Thank you so much
from the bottom of my heart.
Expect Donations from me
Bless you for who you are and what you do
Sincerely and Gratefully-
Jodi G. Stein and Family.
Date: July 16/08
To Carl Washington,
I cannot thank you enough for helping me find Bailey, my 2 year old golden retriever who disappeared
on the night of July 4th, 2008 during fireworks at our family’s lake house in N. Georgia.
I got an email from Mr. Washington and immediately checked his credentials with the local
Adopt-A-Golden organization in Atlanta. They told me that Carl was “For Real” and had a
good reputation so I hired him, and boy am I glad I did. From the day he showed up, I felt better
about the whole situation – Carl’s positive attitude was critical to our success.
Carl got right to task and worked our neighborhood for 48 hours. 12 hours after he left, Bailey was
found, pretty much exactly the way Carl said he would be found. Bailey was lost for 7 days. He was
found by a couple in their back yard about a mile from our lake house and they went to one of the signs
Carl placed and called me saying they had my dog. I believe Carl’s efforts to set out bait to
draw Bailey out of the woods and the neighborhood awareness Carl provided were the reasons I got Bailey
back. I totally believe in the Pet Detective and would highly recommend him to others.
Sincerely, Ruth Bartlett, Atlanta, GA
Thank you so much for tips, we found cocoabean today.Lady who we thought picked her up seen
sign and called and told us where she was last seen. We went to look, called, and she came
out of field to us. We are so happy !!! We were so scared cause it got down to 5 below the
last 2 nights. We don't know how she didn't freeze, but we thank the Lord that she is home
safe and thank you for your great tips they really do work.
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003
I'm writing to thank you! We took your advice and it
worked quite well!
Caught Max the second night! He is home and well and
we all have our lives back. If you have a card or
brochure I'd like to keep some on hand, we will pass
them along to our clients who have lost a dog or cat.
Thanks again. Janet
McKim DVM Middleburg Animal Hospital PO Box 368
MIddleburg, VA. 20118.
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003
OH MY GOD! In my 20 years in the animal field
I have NEVER lost a pet,
but when BEAR, my indoor only wimpy house cat, was
gone more than 2 hours
I was panicked!
When a pet detective contacted me via email I was
extremely suspicious, but thought only for 1 minute
and took a chance to get our beloved BEAR back and
took his advice. GOD BLESS YOU CARL!!!
Within 5 minutes back inside of my house there were
faint meows and my husband and I quietly raced to
the back porch to have BEAR run to us eager to go
inside and eat! OH MY GOD - it was that easy!
THANK YOU! The tears are still flowing as I
right this and I WILL thank the LORD tomorrow in
church for you and your mother for
contacting/helping me! I ALSO want you to use
me as a reference ANYTIME cause a clear thinker is
exactly what everyone needs in a time of crisis.
BEAR is back indoors and ALL our pets are getting
scheduled for chip inplanting immediately. He
will probably sleep on our bed as usual tonight, but
the look on my daughters' faces in the morning will
be priceless! OH MY GOD - THANKYOU!!!
Pohatcong, New Jersey
owner of The Hoos Zoo
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003
I just wanted to let you know that I did everything
you told me to do last night and a couple hours
after dark Ozzie showed up on my doorstep. I
opened the door and she came running and jumped into
my arms. Thank God she seems to be fine. I'm
putting tags on her collar today just to be a bit
safer. I can't thank you enough for your help.
Getting Ozzie back definitely completes our family.
Hopefully she will realize that it's a whole lot
nicer inside than outside.
I will definitely be passing your name on if anyone
I know is searchingfor a pet (family member).
The Walker Family
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003
Carl , hank came home tonight, you said at 5:00 pm,
he got home at 8:00pm,
Absolutely amazing, you are the best! We will
give you the details, thanks Tim
Date: Mon, 7 Apr
Just wanted to give you the good new that we
found Tigger Friday night! Thank you so much
for your help and tips on how to find him.
We weren't sitting there for more than 30
seconds when Adam spotted the two "glowing"
eyes. Adam got out and walked towards
the woods and called for Tigger. I then got
out and walked over and called him and we
could see his white chest. Tigger
started to meow and came right to us! We
were so happy to see him! He was clean
and uninjured! He only had a small
scrape on his little pink nose and he hasl ost
a few pounds -- but that's probably a good
Anyway, I don't think we would have
found him if it had not been for you. You gave
me hope that Tigger was still out there
somewhere and you were right on the money when
you said he was close by!
Hopefully I will never need your assistance
again but if I do or anyone I know loses a
cuddly family member, I will refer them to
Thanks again, you truly are an inspiration to
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003
I just wanted to take the time to formally
thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You are the most amazing man & I am completely
impressed with your abilities & the amazing
job you did by finding my cat. You sent
me a profile & assured me that if I follow
those steps, that I stood a great chance at
finding my Baby. I DID!!!! I owe
my life & my cat's life to you!! You
have more than impressed me & I look forward
to spreading the good word of your work.
I want you to know that you can use my name
anywhere, anytime for a reference. I
plan on writing the local news stations here
in Kansas City & also writing the Kansas City
Star on the amazing Pet Detective you are.
I called you many times & you were always
helpful, kind & well educated on finding my
cat. I first called you & had my profile
within 1 hour & then had found my cat in less
than 24 hours after placing the initial phone
call to you. I thought I had looked
everywhere & in your profile you hit the exact
spot where she was. If I said thank you
all day, every day; it would never express the
gratitude I have towards you.
Thank you & may good blessings be with you &
Nicole St John
11775 S Shannan St
Olathe, KS. 66062
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003
Thank you so much. I followed the advice
you gave me over the phone last night, and my
cat Honey is safe at home again.
This morning, she greeted us in the family room
with a meow. She was hungry and tired but
otherwise in good shape. I won't need the
profile, but would like to pay you for your
consultation. Would $50 be
sufficient? If so, please let me know
where to send it. If not, what would be
appropriate for your excellent advise.
Thank you again, you are fantastic,
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002
It is Monday morning
and I was getting ready to call out the media
letters off to vets when I looked out my window
and bella was walking up from the back of the
property. exactly where you said she would be.
And we did exactly what you said to do.
Thank you so much,
Amy and Bryant Krenek
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003
Great news -- the alley work did the trick
tonight, and we got Carlos back!!
We are just over the moon!
We kept a sharp eye out for Carlos.
We cleaned up some trash in the alley behind our
house that we found scattered by the trash
trucks, and then I did some garden weeding to
work off my sadness, and came in when it was
finally dark. Jere decided we needed some
yogurt to cheer us up, so he left to drive up
the street. He got back about 20 minutes
later and I heard him come in through the back
porch. He said, "look who's here!!" and I
looked up and Jere had Carlos in his arms!
I started crying like a baby and Carlos jumped
down and came over to rub on me. He was a
little dirty and smelled pretty funky, but he
didn't have a scratch on him, thank goodness!
His little kitty girlfriend, Nina, was pretty
wary of him at first and did a lot of careful
sniffing. She looked like she was saying,
"where the heck have YOU been and WHO were you
with?" Then she hissed at him. It
was pretty funny. Then they tussled for
awhile like nothing was wrong and went back to
chasing each other. Then Carlos snarfed down
food at two different bowls. He was pretty
hungry. He had a long grooming session and
looked pretty spiffy in no time. He's been
getting lots of rubs and love. Nina and Carlos
are now in the garage, their favorite play area,
scouting the many bugs and crawling things they
love to hunt.
We are so relieved and thankful! You're
techniques were so practical and right on the
mark! Carlos was back by the fence
under the carport, where there are some openings
wide enough for him to get through from the
alley. Jere said he got out of the car and
Carlos just flopped right down on the driveway
and rolled on his back like, "OK, you know what
you need to do--rub me!" as if nothing was
wrong. Well, he had his fun, and now we will be
extra careful to watch the doors when we're
going in and out.
It was just great to find someone like yourself
with experience in domestic animal behavior. You
were so confident, and we were able to calm down
and feel there was something positive and useful
we could do on our own to track down Carlos.
He just "partied" for 5 days, but we were
worried the whole time.
The neighbors were great, as one of the
neighbors saw Carlos 24 hours after he got out,
but didn't realize he was an escaped cat.
He felt really bad that he missed the chance to
get him. He escaped Thursday. The
neighbor would have tried to capture him or at
least follow him and see where he went. We
did get to meet neighbors we didn't know, and
everyone was very helpful and sympathetic.
So the whole process was a good experience in
the long run. And now that I know how cats
behave when they escape, I won't be so worried
if he gets out again. He'll probably just join
the other cats up the street, and will come home
in a fewdays.
Our neighbor wants us to write a story for the
neighborhood association newsletter and relate
how you helped us, if that's OK with you. We
would include your tel. nos. and email address.
There are lots of animal lovers in our area.
Also, I will pass along our experience working
with you to our area newsmagazine, The Advocate
as well as the Dallas Morning News hopefully for
inclusion in one of their sections on pets, if
that's ok with you. I think people need to
know about your very valuable service and feel
they have good tools and support to help find
their pets, instead of sitting and worrying.
So, if that's ok, just let us know and we'll get
the good word out.
Also, Jere and I would like to send you some
additional money for the extra special service,
phone and e-mail time you gave us. You stayed
right with us. If someone comes along who
can't afford to pay, maybe you can help them
Many, many thanks for a "job well done!" Keep us
on your e-mail list if you can, and send us
future success stories of The Number One Pet
Detective in the US!!! And please use us as a
reference for anyone else.
Hope we don't need you again [ :) ], but if
anything happens in the future, we'll be sure to
call you to keep our morale up and offer ideas
while we track down the kitties.
All our best,
Sara Guettel and Jere Reiser
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003
Mr. Washington, you are
oh so right about my indoor cat. He was
right under the deck for the last two days but
wouldn't have come out any time soon until I
used your intelligent tactics.
Lo and behold I heard a bell tinkling and sensed
something on the move. I heard a small
little meow and tracked it to our deck.
Bentley's head appeared and he saw me and ducked
back under the deck. He had a very wild
look in his eyes. I knew he didn't know me
I squatted and waited and sure enough his head
appeared again. Not so wild
looking this time. This went on for at
least 15 minutes until he finally pushed out a
little further then a little further. I
finally was able to grab him and pull him out.
Gosh, does it feel good to have little Bentley
Thank you for your sage advice from afar, yet I
felt you were right next to me coaching me on.
Your help to us folks losing our dearest and
treasured friends is so greatly appreciated.
Thank you, thank you and God Bless.
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003
We found Arlo today! He was about 1-1/2 or
2 miles away, in a completely
different subdivision, ACROSS (busy) Highway
31!!! I have no idea how he got
there! Either a neighbor relocated him
there, or a coyote may have chased him or
a dog maybe...something scared him out of the
subdivision. An elderly lady and her son
first saw him around Thanksgiving, behind their
house. They are the ones that Jerry and I
went to go check out. We searched that day
and found nothing. We figured it was a
wild (feral) cat. However, they said
they'd never seen this cat before, and the
timing would be about right as well, for him to
show up over there. Anyway, yesterday they
called me again, telling me he was there and
they were feeding him leftover turkey from
Thanksgiving. I told them I couldn't leave
work, but I'd be over there today to see if I
could see him. I went over, thinking if it
WAS him, and he was too scared to come out, I'd
have to trap him in order to find out if it
REALLY was him. I pulled up to her house,
and at the house next door was an orange/white
cat, sitting next to their side door. I
got out of the truck and said "hello kitty" to
it, thinking, "that must be the cat she thinks
is mine, but that's not Arlo..." Well, he
stayed there and meowed at me. I marveled
at how he LOOKED like Arlo, and MEOWED like Arlo...I
knocked on the door and asked the lady to come
out and look at this cat, and verify is this the
one you think is my cat (before I went searching
elsewhere)? She came out and said yes,
that's the one. Then (I was in denial from
being disappointed from "sightings" so many
times) I proceeded to tell her it wasn't my
cat!!! At that point he started meowing
and WALKING towards me...like MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
It's meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! I
STILLLLLLL didn't get it...I said, this cat's
got a white spot on his face, my cat doesn't
have that (denial, or was it brain damage, was
quite advanced at this point), and she said, he
HAS to be your cat, he's coming right up to you!
I was stillllllll in denial. I thanked her
for her time and said I'd go ahead and give this
(obviously hungry) cat some food and be on my
way (YES, I was going to LEAAAAAAVE him...alzheimers
police, where are you????). At that
moment, the "police" drove up...Jerry and Chase!
Jerry knew I was going over there, and he and
Chase saw my truck was gone from the house (they
had gone to Taco Bell), so they came over.
Well, Jerry got out and at FIRST he said well
that cat resembles Arlo, but it's not him.
(Cause I'dalready been shaking my head "no" when
he drove up...I had no brain cells left by this
point...) Well, the cat proceeded to rub
on Jerry, and then meow, and Jerry said, Nancy
that sure SOUNDS like Arlo...and that did
it...at that precise moment in time, the denial
"walls" started tumbling down, out of my hollow
skull, allowing the brain cells to flow back in,
or something...I suddenly "allowed" myself the
"permission" of thinking positively, COULD this
be Arlo? I looked at him closely, VERY
closely, and noticed he was neutered, AND that
his fur around his neck had that familiar
indentation indicating a collar had been
there...suddenly I started crying...OH MY GOOD
Intelligence flooded back into my brain and I
knew it was him. He was screaming at me
the whole time saying MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
I scooped him up and hugged him!!!! I then
knocked on the lady's door again and told her
she was right, it WAS my cat! I hugged her
and gave her the reward. I then took him
home and that cat rode on my shoulders as I
drove, meowing the whole time and purring madly!
He's stuffed himself and stuffed himself the
remainder of this day, and has been drinking
water like crazy (he did have plenty though, I
think he was just stressed). He's now
crashed in his favorite spot, completely sound
asleep for probably the first time in four
weeks. His instinct had to protect him the
whole time he was gone, so I am certain he
didn't get much rest. Plus he's
malnourished a bit, has lost a few pounds.
But...he's FINE, and HOMEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I
am so relieved!!! I am wondering what
caused him to end up over there...either an
irate neighbor moved him, or a
coyote/dog/something scared him and caused him
to leave his territory. I guess I'll never
know, at least while I'm here on Earth.
Doesn't matter though, he's home safe!
Needless to say, Arlo is GROUNDED...for a long
time! I am in the process of
getting my fencing in the back "split" in two,
one side for the cats, one side for the dogs.
The cats' side will be 5 feet high, and I am
getting special "cat fencing" added on top of it
that will ensure they cannot get "out out."
Right now I don't think he cares one bit that
he's not outside...he's zonked in his favorite
spot (same spot where Coco and Rocky sniffed).
The other cats all sniffed him like crazy when
he came home. He was so happy to see them,
he went up to each of them, and some hissed at
him cause he didn't smell like home at all.
It took Cassie (his girlfriend) all day before
she finally realized it was him and started
washing him! She hissed at him at first,
and I told her, Cassie that's your boyfriend!!!
hehehehe She figured it out!
I am SO thankful, thank GOD (literally) he's
home...what a major major relief! I want
to thank you so VERY VERY VERY much for coming
up here and completely "casing" this
neighborhood. You gave me a ton of HOPE that I
could find Arlo alive, by eliminating the fear
in my mind that he was dead in our woods
near the house. Coco and Rocky confirmed
that! I really appreciate your coming
up, and losing sleep, staying up all night
profiling the neighborhood, talking to my
neighbors, letting everyone know just HOW
important Arlo is to me. You are
wonderful, you gave me the assurance he was
still alive, and encouraged me to not give up.
I had gotten to the point of leaving him in the
Lord's hands. I'd been praying all along
and realized I had to give Arlo up to Him.
No sooner than I did that, then we got the call.
Thank you so much, Carl, for your hard work,
love and dedication for animals.
You truly are a lifesaver! God Bless you
and your family!
Crazy Catlady and loves every minute of it,