A Tennessee woman was more than surprised when her foster dog appeared on her stoop after two days of being missing.
Rachel Kauffman already had two other dogs and told Commercial Appeal that she wasn't planning on adding to her animal family, but decided to foster Hank when she saw his photo online.
The plan was to only keep the white shepherd for a few days and then he would move into a more permanent foster home with a different family, but Hank obviously had other plans.
Hank stayed with Kauffman for six days before moving to a new foster home in Memphis, but just two days into his new home, the precious pup ended up escaping from the house by unlocking the door.
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Kauffman and other animal lovers mobilized on an epic search to find the white shepherd. They searched the area and posted on social media, but still couldn't find the lost dog.
Two days later, search volunteer Nicole Douglas spotted Hank just blocks away from Kauffman's house.
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Douglas trailed Hank in her car as he strolled down the street towards the house. The dog finally plopped down on Kauffman's porch, completing his journey.
Searchers estimate he traveled more than 11 miles to arrive at the destination.
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