Dog Runs Away From Home, Goes Straight to the Police Station To ‘Report Himself Missing’

Probably most of us think of our pets as the greatest, smartest, most beautiful animals that ever walked the Earth.

One very smart dog has become an internet sensation after he ran away from home in the middle of the night — and went straight to the police station. Chico, the dog has stolen hearts across the nation after adorable photos showed him at the front desk of the Odessa Police Department in Texas.

Things were shaken up at the Odessa Police Department in Texas when a dog wandered in to report himself missing. Well, not literally, but there was a dog who did walk into the police department, much to the delight of the officers. He was a very friendly dog. And while the officers enjoyed the visit, they knew that he was probably a little lost.

Sergeant Rusty Martin was among the officers there to receive him, noting that the pup appeared none too distressed by his “lost dog” status. Mostly, he just seemed out for a good time — and he got one.

“We were all excited to have him in the building,” Martin said. “We had a tennis ball and threw it in the lobby for a bit. Everyone loved on him.”

With the dog’s well-being their number one priority, the police officers began the search for the dog’s family. But then, their case took an unexpected turn. The dog’s collar happened to have a missing ID tag – probably fallen off somewhere. With no ID tag, they had to reach out to animal control in order to have the dog scanned for a microchip. It took animal control a while to reach them, and in the meantime, a series of events happened at the station.
Evidently deciding he’d been “missing” long enough, the dog-headed back to his family, all on his own.

However, Chico felt like his time at the PD was done and quickly snuck out before animal control arrived. Luckily, he headed straight back to his family who reported him back the next day.

”He ran out just as quick as he came in,” Sergeant Martin said. “The owner responded the next day [to say that] it was his dog and he had returned home. He lives about a mile from the station.”


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