A dog in China walks 50 kilometers in 26 days to return homeOct 272020
Dou Dou, the seven-year-old dog, had disappeared while the family was taking a break at a gas station.
A dog walked 50 kilometers in 26 days to return to its owners' home in Jiande, in China's Zhejiang province, The Daily Mail reports.
According to the outlet, the Qiu family were traveling in their car last month to visit relatives in the countryside, and they lost Dou Dou - the seven-year-old dog who was traveling with them - while taking a break at a gas station.
Loyal dog Dou Dou walks 37 miles in 26 days to find home after 'its owner left it in service station by accident' https://t.co/JLdozEOHXQ— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 26, 2020
The owners did not become aware of the disappearance of their pet until hours after reaching their destination. The next day the family returned to the place in search, although to no avail.
After facing the heavy traffic of the busy roads for almost a month, Dou Dou, the little dog, arrived at the door of the surprised owners, full of mud and exhausted. "Fortunately, he did not have any injuries," said the pet owner. "Apart from being thinner than before, [Dou Dou] was still the same. His eyes were flashing with joy," he added.