Dog Travels for Two Days and 11 Miles to Get Home

dog that traveled miles to get home

Dogs are man’s best friend. When they have a loving family at home that they can call their own, there is nothing more important to a dog than that. It is just one of the many reasons that dogs are so sweet and so wonderful to have home; their loyalty and their familial sense of importance is so amazing. That’s why, when a dog goes missing, it’s one of the most difficult things for a family to deal with. When a dog has decided he knows who he loves, that’s all there is to it. Hank, the white shepherd, is just one example of how a dog feels about someone he loves.

When Hank, a foster, was placed in Rachel Kauffman’s care in her foster home with her and her own two dogs, he was only there for two days. However, he and Rachel and the dogs she owns formed a very fast and very serious bond. When Hank was moved to a new foster home two days later, he was not thrilled. This intelligent dog took off from his new foster home and spent two days traveling more than 11 miles back to his previous foster home where he spent only 2 days of his life before. He wanted to be with Kauffman.

This is a dog that had no idea where he was, what he was doing or exactly where he was going, but he found his way. His foster family searched endlessly. When Hank showed up on Rachel Kauffma’s front door after being missing for two days and traveling all the way back to her, she knew that his had to become her dog. She’s since adopted Hank and made him a part of her family. Clearly, this is exactly what Hank wanted when he began his long journey.

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