A loyal family pet recently became a viral sensation in China after it went on an arduous quest to reunite with its family. The determined pooch walked 60 kilometers in 26 days to find its home. Reports said that the family accidentally left seven-year-old Dou Dou when they stopped at a service station for a break.
Dou Dou’s epic journey started when its owners from Hangzhou, China, went on a trip to the countryside last month. According to the Qianjiang Evening News, Mr. Qiu and his family traveled by car to visit their relatives. They brought along their pet Dou Dou, who had lived with them since it was a puppy.
During the long trip, the family decided to take a little break at the Tong Lu Service Station, about 60 kilometers away from their home. Mr. Qiu said that they assumed Dou Dou stayed inside the car while the family looked after their young child. They failed to notice that Dou Dou was missing until they arrived at their destination several hours later.
The family rushed back to the gasoline station the following day and spent about two hours looking for their beloved pet. Mr.Qiu and his wife didn’t give up hope when they found no trace of Dou Dou that day. The couple went back to the facility several times in hopes of finding Dou Dou.
They eventually accepted that they wouldn’t find their family dog anymore. Mr. Qiu hoped that their pet survived and found a kind person that would adopt Dou Dou. However, the loyal dog surprised its family after it suddenly appeared on their doorstep.
Dou Dou walked through dangerous highways and bustling traffic for nearly a month before it finally reached home. The exhausted canine looked dirty and emaciated. Mr. Qiu shared that he could barely recognize the scrawny dog at first sight.
After recovering from their shock at discovering their lost dog, the family rushed to give Dou Dou some food and a warm bath. They felt thrilled to be reunited with their family pet. Mr. Qiu shared that the dog’s eyes also radiated with joy upon seeing them.
Source: Qianjiang Evening News