Newly Adopted Dog Goes Missing, Shows Up At Shelter And Rings Doorbell

February 9, 2023

A rescue dog named Bailey recently went missing from her new home in Canutillo, Texas.

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Credit: Animal Rescue League of El Paso

On January 29, the Animal Rescue League of El Paso (ARLEP) posted on social media that a former resident had gone missing.

"This beautiful girl- Bailey- has gotten loose in the area of Mesa and Sunland Park, on the west side. She is very friendly. If you spot her or find her, please call 915-892-9695 immediately," the shelter wrote.

Bailey, who had recently been adopted from the shelter, went missing from her new home. Her new owners contacted ARLEP to inform the shelter about the dog's disappearance.

Within hours there were multiple sightings of Bailey -- but it turned out the shelter did not need any help.

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Credit: Animal Rescue League of El Paso

At approximately 1:15am, Bailey showed up at the shelter and rang the doorbell.

"Bailey is now safe. To all those who searched, spotted, called, hoped - we thank you. As we knew, dogs are incredible. Bailey made her own way back to ARL, and rang our ring doorbell at 1:15am saying she wanted in. Staff rushed to the shelter and put Bailey in her run. She was very happy, and we were too," the shelter wrote in an update.

Loretta Hyde, the founder of ARLEP, told KFOX14 that she was amazed that the dog found her way back to the shelter, especially considering her new home is 10 miles away.

"These dogs are smarter than people give them credit for. How did she know what direction to go?" Hyde said.

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