The 327 mile journey home: Two pooches hitch the wrong ride

This is the story of two dogs who hitched a ride in the wrong car.

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A Good Samaritan was driving through the state of Arizona.  There they were, a pair of Australian Cattle Dogs, apparently abandoned at a Gas Station. They were friendly enough.  They got into her car. Thing is, this kind stranger didn’t think of leaving them in the state of Arizona.  No, she drove they all the way home – -to Ventura County, which is 327 miles as the crow flies, if that crow is so inclined.  The pair ended up at the Camarillo shelter.

Edgar Serratos, the Statistics Officer, was working when the Aussies were brought in.  Good soul that he is, Mr. Serratos called Zip Quality Gas where the dogs hitched their ride west.  The attendant directed Serratos to the Park Animal Control. Sure enough when he contacted the Arizona shelter he discovered that they had a “Lost Animal Report. ” Which proved a match!

Serratos then got a hold of the owner, and after he saw the dogs’ photos on the VCAS website the owner confirmed those were his Aussies–who were now 327 miles away from home.

The owner wanted to make the trek out to pick up the dogs the following week.  But the Camarillo shelter is overcrowded, so much so, and keep that in mind if you would like a pet, they needed to get the Cattle Dogs out and gone. So, Edgar Serratos and Virginia Hearn (their Kennel Supervisor) drove the pooches to Salome, Arizona, a first for V.C.A.S.

The journey was paid for by donations and was documented on V.C.A.S’s social media.

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When Virginia and Edgar finally arrived in Arizona they met the animals owner who was very grateful for their efforts. His Aussies are actually ranch dogs who hale to the names of Blue and Buddy. There’s a lot of land out there and these dogs just sort of mosied on over to the highway and down to where the Good Samaritan found them. The owner said his dogs had never even been in a car before.

Well they sure have now.  No more hitchhiking for Blue and Buddy, ya hear now.

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Story and photos courtesy of  Ventura County Animal Services

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