Lost dog shows up at a pet shelter and rings the doorbell in the middle of the night for help
· Feb 15, 2023 · NottheBee.com

Bailey the dog was recently adopted from a shelter, and then in late January, she disappeared from her new family's house.

We've all heard the heroic stories of pets crossing miles to get back to their owners like that microchipped cat in 2013 that got lost on a family vacation and walked 200 miles to get home.

And that's just what Bailey did.

Except for one problem:

Bailey saw the Animal Rescue League of El Paso as her home, and the staff there as her humans.

She heroically managed to escape the dognappers that had adopted her and opened their loving house to her, and she braved busy city intersections and other dangers to get back to the shelter she called home.

The trip between her new family and the shelter was only about ten miles, and it took Bailey two days to get there. She showed up in the middle of the night and rang the doorbell to be let inside.

Loretta Hyde, the founder of the Animal Rescue League of El Paso said,

"I'll be darn, at 1:42 in the morning she's ringing the doorbell like, 'I'm home.' "The Ring camera kept going off and off and off ... and you'll see in the video that she's running out there, sitting, waiting for somebody to come."

When one of the shelter worker's said, "Bailey" through the camera, "she went boom, right up to the camera," Hyde said.

When a staff member showed up to let her in, Bailey crawled back into her old bed and slept for quite awhile then she happily lined up for breakfast as if she had never left.

Shelter staff called Bailey's new owners who had been out looking for her for days, and they came to the shelter to retrieve her.

As far as Bailey goes, I imagine she'll make another break for home first chance she gets.

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