7 episodes

This six part serial lifts the lid on the complicated world of dog detectives and the pet community in Australia. Andrea Thiis-Evensen has spent the last two years following two competing real life Ace Venturas, who dedicate their lives to finding stolen and missing animals, each with their own team of ex police officers, drone operators and hackers. The Dog Detective brings you inside ongoing cases and will attempt to unravel the complicated web of the pet detective community.

 

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This six part serial lifts the lid on the complicated world of dog detectives and the pet community in Australia. Andrea Thiis-Evensen has spent the last two years following two competing real life Ace Venturas, who dedicate their lives to finding stolen and missing animals, each with their own team of ex police officers, drone operators and hackers. The Dog Detective brings you inside ongoing cases and will attempt to unravel the complicated web of the pet detective community.

 

    No end in sight

    No end in sight

    Four puppies are stolen and both detectives are on the case. After Kirilly posts a viral video of the distressed owner on her Facebook group, the page blows up. And then just when it seems all hope might be lost, someone comes forward, someone who knows exactly where the puppies are. But the clock is ticking as the tiny puppies have not yet learned to live without their mother.

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    • 25 min
    Defamation letters and a stolen Dachshund

    Defamation letters and a stolen Dachshund

    After spending years talking to the competing dog detectives, Andrea has caught the attention of the online pet community, and one day, she gets an anonymous phone call from someone who has been writing negative comments on Anne-Marie’s page for years. But this pet detective isn’t one to lay down and play dead, after another wave of online hate in this episode Anne-Marie talks about how she has learnt to fight back.

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    • 22 min
    Puppy scams and identity theft

    Puppy scams and identity theft

    Kirilly's service is growing, and the cases are piling up, but Anne-Marie is neck and neck, expanding her business and she is hiring more team members. Anne-Marie also launches a new service, which deals with legal matters. But they aren’t the only Alpha’s in town. It’s time to meet ‘Puppy Scam Detective’ Sandra. Sandra dedicates her time to help people who have become puppy scam victims, including a woman who not only had her money stolen, but also her identity.

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    • 26 min
    Hate clubs and threatening phone calls

    Hate clubs and threatening phone calls

    Being a dog detective is not an easy job, with the numerous cases and huge online following comes the trolls and haters. But Anne-Marie says the struggles she is facing go way beyond angry Facebook reviews. She believes there is an organized “hate club” out there, actively trying to discredit her. And then suddenly, one day as she is reading her kid a bedtime story, her phone rings. On the other end is a threatening stranger.

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    • 20 min
    The other pet detective

    The other pet detective

    It turns out Anne-Marie is not the only pet detective out there, she has a competitor who does the same thing… and she works for free. Kirilly specialises in pet theft in Queensland. But there aren’t always happy endings as her client Codie found out. Codie had just adopted a puppy called Porky, but one day, when Porky was just a few weeks old, he went missing.

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    • 18 min
    Pet detectives and a stolen blind chihuahua

    Pet detectives and a stolen blind chihuahua

    In this episode we meet Anne-Marie, the pet detective who works round the clock tracking down people’s stolen and lost pets across the country. But - she doesn’t work alone, hiring a crack team of ex police officers, researchers and drone operators. Anne-Marie isn’t the only pet investigator in town, and you better believe this industry is a dog eat dog world. 

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    • 24 min

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