Bailey Rescues Herself
Dear Spirit to Spirit friend,
Sometimes- maybe often- it seems that we underestimate animals and their capacity to understand, reason, and think creatively.
Case in point: Bailey. How she designed her own rescue in the most creative way is pretty amazing.
"Newly adopted dog Bailey is now back at home after going missing and then ringing her former rescue's doorbell at one o'clock in the morning. She found her way back to her family thanks to a surprisingly intelligent trick.
In January, a rescue dog named Bailey, who had recently been adopted from Texas' Animal Rescue League of El Paso, went missing from her new home.
Bailey's pet parent contacted the Rescue to inform the shelter about the dog's disappearance. To help find the canine, the shelter posted about Bailey on social media.
"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", the Rescue posted on Jan. 29 2023.
It didn't take long before the Rescue's followers started to report sightings of Bailey, but it turned out that the shelter wouldn't need them.
Early on January 31st, Bailey surprised the Rescue by coming to them. She showed up at the shelter and rang the doorbell looking for help.
"Bailey is now safe. To all those who searched, spotted, called, hoped - we thank you. As we know, dogs are incredible. Bailey made her own way back to ARL and rang our Ring doorbell at 1:15 a.m. saying she wanted in."
Staff rushed to the shelter and put Bailey in her run, the rescue posted, with a photo of Bailey taken by the facility's doorbell camera.
Loretta Hyde, founder of Animal Rescue League of El Paso, said that she was amazed that the dog found her way back to the shelter, especially considering her new home is 10 miles away.
"Dogs are smarter than people give them credit for. How did she know what direction to go?" Hyde said.
It is unclear how Bailey spent her time away from home, but she is now back to settling in with her forever family after her detour at the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.
Hyde hopes Bailey's return to the shelter is a sign of a pleased client."
In Gratitude & Love, Joanna