Rosie the Border Collie got lost after she was on a walk with her family and a firework went off and scared her. Her owners, Steve and Julie Harper, were understandably worried and searching for her. But it appears Rosie cleverly figured out how to get herself found.
Security footage from Loughborough Police Station in Leicestershire, England shows Rosie arriving at their front door, coming inside and politely sitting down to wait for help in their lobby.
Leicestershire Police shared the CCTV video and wrote, “The pack at Loughborough Police Station made a new furry friend … after a lost dog strolled into the station. We’ve collared the CCTV of the Border Collie, Rosie, so you can see her approaching the doors before walking in and taking a seat in the corner. Good dog!”
After noticing Rosie patiently waiting, staff came to her aid. “Our staff fetched some water for Rosie, and made fast friends with plenty of fuss. Thankfully she was wearing a collar, so a lead was available to contact Rosie’s owner, who was delighted she had been found safe and well. …What a lovely, clever dog.”
Julie later told the BBC that she was very relieved. “I was so pleased and so happy she was safe and so proud of her that she was clever enough to find her way to the police station,” she said.
Not every dog can help themselves like Rosie did. But her arrival at the station to ask for help reminds us of a puppy who got lost from home and found his way to the vet clinic that had been caring for him since he was little.