BELMONT, NC (FOX 13) - Most dogs are happy to come home from doggy daycare, but one pup in North Carolina loved his daycare so much, he ran away from home to get back there!
Riley the golden retriever was with his owner, Tonia Mosteller when they drove past The Dog Cafe Doggy Daycare. And when they got home, Mosteller went to run errands and left her son in charge while Riley played in the backyard.
"I gave him a treat while he was sitting out on the deck and I said, 'ok buddy, I'll be back after a while'."
But Riley had other plans.
He knocked open the gate and made the one mile trek through town…just to get back to daycare!
"He knows the way up here because they walk him up here all the time, and he just decided to put himself in daycare that day," explained Teresa McCarter, the owner of Happy Dogs Cafe. "Someone walked in the door and said 'there's a dog waiting out there to come in'."
Riley's owners have now made their fence a little more secure, and they're taking the dog to see his friends at daycare a lot more often.