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Lost Dog Reports Herself Missing At Local Police Station

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on November 17, 2022

For most dog parents, nothing is scarier than not knowing where their furry friends are. Even the best-behaved dogs can run off if they get spooked, and they could remain missing for a while. So, when Rosie the rescued Border Collie ran away after hearing fireworks, her family feared the worst. Luckily, Rosie is an intelligent dog who knew exactly what to do in an emergency.

Instead of running as far as her legs could carry her, Rosie ran to the local police station and stopped. Her humans must have taught her well because she knew to go inside and “turn herself in.”

Dog entering police station

A Moment of Panic

Rosie was adopted from K9 Focus in England eight years ago. She often goes for walks with her humans, Steve and Julie Harper, and her canine sibling, Laser. She was always safe until one day when a firework went off and scared her, causing her to run away without thinking twice.

Julie said that Rosie was showing signs of stress while they were walking in Southfields Park, but she didn’t act out until she heard the firework.

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“She went and stood with her dad, which she does when she is nervous, and then skedaddled [when the firework went off],” said Julie. “She pushed herself through a hedge.”

Lost dog in police station

Steve and Julie were really upset because they couldn’t find Rosie anywhere. But luckily, their stress didn’t last long. By the time they got home, someone called them to alert them that Rosie was found!

Rosie Knows What to Do

The park is right next to a Leicestershire police station. Security cameras picked up footage of Rosie entering the police station through the automatic doors. After pacing for a few moments, she sat down next to the chairs in the waiting area as if to wait her turn. She seemed like she knew that she was in the right place to report herself missing.

“Our staff fetched some water for Rosie, and made fast friends with plenty of fuss,” Leicestershire Police wrote on Facebook. “Thankfully, she was wearing a collar, so a lead was available to contact Rosie’s owner, who was delighted she had been found safe and well.”

Dog waiting at police station

Rosie’s humans were relieved that the pup was only missing for a short time. They never taught her to visit the police station, so it’s incredible that she figured it out on her own. Rosie is one smart pup!

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