Dexter the dog’s owners left him at a pet hotel and went on vacation — only to receive a Ring Camera notification that someone was at their door.
“We both were like, ‘Oh my god, that’s Dexter!'” said Jeremy Hensen, who was vacationing in Las Vegas with Sarah Hensen.
The Hensens of Lenexa, Kansas had left Dexter for a five-day stay at a dog daycare. Somehow, Dexter managed to get over a seven-foot fence and trotted two miles to get home, and he whimpered to be let in. The journey probably took Dexter at least 90 minutes.
“He was bound and determined. Obviously he didn’t understand that we were gone, he just thought we were home,” Jeremy told Inside Edition of the video earlier this year, which has since gone viral.
“/> Dexter the dog escaped from an animal daycare and ran home while his owners were on vacation (Image: Storyful/Jeremy Henson) [/caption]
“He takes his job of protecting us very seriously,” added Jeremy.
Little did the homesick pup know his parents were more than a thousand miles away.
The couple tried to calm Dexter by talking to him over the speakerphone. They then called the dog hotel staff, who arrived and took the dog back into their care.
Despite the initial shock, the Hensens weren’t surprised that Dexter was able to break free and find his way home.
“He’s very smart,” Jeremy said. “And that intelligence can get him into trouble at some point.”
Social media users were amused by Dexter’s move.
“Dexter: So you guys think you can go on vacation without me,” wrote one YouTube user.
Another user commented: ‘Said Dexter. Fuck this hotel! I go home!’
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