When your pet gets lost, it’s never fun. This is especially true in big cities where they can go just about anywhere.
In December 2017, ABC News reported the story of Linda Zimmer who lost her dog, Izabella, in Chicago. When you find out where this canine went, you’ll be rolling on the floor laughing.
When Linda Zimmer was walking her dog, Izabella, she slipped out of the harness and ran away.
Early on December 5, 2017, Zimmer was walking 15-month-old Izabella down the street when, frightened by a large gust of wind, Izabella slipped out of her harness and ran off into the distance.
Zimmer was horrified to see Izabella go. In a big city like Chicago, she could easily be hit by a car or even kidnapped. Zimmer didn’t know if she’d ever see her dog again or if she’d even make it through the day alive.
Soon, however, she received a phone call confirming that her Alaskan Malamute was alive and okay. In fact, she was doing better than okay, she was being pampered.
Izabella ran for 2 miles and made it to a doggy day care.
The phone call came from the Canine Social Club, a doggy day care, kennel, and spa. Zimmer had dropped Izabella off there four days a week for the past several months, so was well aware of the business when they called.
A staff member at the kennel informed Zimmer that her dog had showed up to the Social Club at 6:45 a.m. without a collar or an owner. This caused a bit of confusion on the club’s part but, recognizing Izabella as a regular customer, they welcomed her in regardless.
There she received a gourmet breakfast and was treated with the utmost care, while the club staff called her owner to inform her right away.
“I couldn’t believe it. It was just such a relief that she was safe,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer came down to the club after work and reunited with her dog. Despite the initial worry the dog had caused her, Zimmer had to admit that she was impressed with Izabella for finding her way over.
Getting to Canine Social Club required her to travel 2 miles near multiple four-lane roads. The fact that she was able to successfully navigate all that showed that she was one smart pup.