Lost Dog Makes Incredible 10-Mile Journey Back to Former Shelter, Rings Doorbell

A Texas rescue dog is making headlines when it trekked back to its former shelter- an incredible 10-mile journey over a span of two days and rang the doorbell.


Bailey, a husky mix rescue dog, ran away from her new home and made her way back to the Animal Rescue League of El Paso, using only her nose and a mental map of the area. She arrived at 1:15 AM and rang the doorbell much to the surprise of the staff.

Citing that ‘dogs were incredible’, the animal shelter posted on their Facebook page saying, “Bailey made her own way back to ARL, and rang our ring doorbell at 1:15 am saying she wanted in. Staff rushed to the shelter and put Bailey in her run. She was very happy, and we were too.”

Earlier last month, the shelter had been putting out alerts for the residents of El Paso to lookout for Bailey, who had run away from her new home. The shelter had described her as a ‘very friendly’ pup and had never imagined that she would be able to navigate her way back to the shelter on her own.


The shelter’s Ring camera captured Bailey running up to the doorbell and waiting for someone to let her in. When one of the staff called out her name, she immediately ran up to the camera, eager to be let in. After she was brought in, Bailey slept through the night soundly and was ready for breakfast by morning.

“She slept so hard the whole night. The next morning, she was like, ‘You can serve my breakfast over there. I’ll get it in a minute. I’m still resting.’ So, three days without food and water, I mean, she was making up for her rest,” said Loretta Hyde, the founder of the shelter.


Despite her incredible journey, Bailey’s story has a happy ending. She has since been reunited with her new family, and the staff at the Animal Rescue League of El Paso are delighted to have her back safe and sound.

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