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This Dog Traveled 207 Miles Back To His Original Owners

A real-life Homeward Bound.

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"Pero was more a bike dog than he was a large farmworking dog," James said. "Because this individual was looking for someone to work with a bike, we thought it was an opportunity for Pero. Being a single dog, we thought he would enjoy it."


The dog was left with the Cumbria farm at the end of March, but the owners said he never quite settled. He wouldn't respond to the Cumbria farmers' calls and would stay put in the corner of his kennel.

The family were not overly concerned, because Pero is microchipped. They assumed he had run off the farm, but would reappear.


James said her husband had come in for dinner at around 8 p.m.

As he walked out to prepare the sheep for the night, he bumped into Pero wagging his tail excitedly on the family's doorstep.

"He called us out to see," she said. "We couldn't quite believe it. He was adamant it was Pero."

"We're just really mystified that he has succeeded in coming home," James said. "It's a mystery to me."

The family are not considering lending him out anytime soon.

"It would be very unfair to send Pero away again," James said.


This post has been update to clarify Pero's breed.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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