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Sheepdog Travels 240 Miles To Return Home

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

05/01/2016 6:17 am
PopWrapped | Current Events
Sheepdog Travels 240 Miles To Return Home | Sheepdog
Media Courtesy of ITV

There is no love like a pet's love for their owner, especially the one from man's best friend -- dogs.

There isn't a lot that people won't do for their dogs, but, sometimes, we get reminded of just how strong of a love animals have for us.

Pero the Sheepdog made the journey of 240 miles from Cockermouth, Cumbria in England back to his home village of Penrhyncoch in Wales. The four year old dog returned to his family farm after being given away to a Cumbrian farmer.

"We have a lot of dogs and a friend knew the farmer in Cockermouth was looking for a dog that could round sheep and follow a quad bike," explained owner Shan James of her dog. "We thought Pero would be ideal for the job. We let him go on a trial at the beginning of March. We were then told that Pero had disappeared on April 8, and was nowhere to be seen."

The dog ran home in 12 days, baffling some, including farmer Alan James, on how the dog managed to complete his journey.

"A Sheepdog can go all day and cover a lot of ground," said James. "But it is a mystery how he found his way here. We don't know how he was fed or if he hitched a lift. But it was incredible when he turned up on a doorstep."

After surprising his owners by reappearing on their doorstep last week, the James' family decided to welcome him back to his true home.

Many people could relate this strong commitment by the pup to the animals from the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. This classic Disney film followed the journey of two dogs, Shadow and Chance, and a cat, Sassy, as they traveled across the country to find their family.

Although the reaction might not have been exactly the same for Pero and his owners compared to when Shadow, Chance and Sassy reunited with their respective owners, there really is nothing like returning home to your family.


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