You can find a bit of everything at Walmart, from produce and groceries to lingerie, big-screen TVs, and auto parts. For a very lucky stray, if you know where to look, you can find your lost human friend too.
When Abby the dog disappeared in Dothan, Alabama, all she left behind was her collar and an empty tether line.
June Rountree and her husband walked the neighborhood door to door, searching in vain for their missing 4-year-old black and white baby.
Three weeks passed and there was no sign of Abby, then something extraordinary happened.
June was working the weekend shift at the Walmart cash register when she heard a commotion.
Somehow, a dog had escaped into the store and was ingeniously dodging potential buyers and staff trying to corner her as she made her way through the various departments.
“I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?'” Said customer service associate Danielle Robinette. The Washington Post.
When the dog arrived in June’s mail, record no. 6, it was clear he wasn’t dating, he was checking. in.
Although June could hardly believe it, the handsome online doggo with 10 items or less was her Abby, who had been absent for a long time.
“I called her by name and she came to see me,” Rountree told WaPo. “I leaned down and hugged her. So I completely lost it. I could not speak. I was in complete shock and couldn’t believe it. “
No one is sure where Abby was during the three weeks she was without permission, but for a dog that had been only three weeks, she was in very good shape.
The Rountrees believe that someone must have fed her even if they couldn’t catch her, and they are truly grateful for that.
It is also speculated that since June had been with Abby in the Walmart parking lot multiple times, the dog may have recognized the location when he encountered her on his travels.
Whether Abby felt compelled to brave the superstore threshold in search of food, shelter, or something else is anyone’s guess, but we’d like to think that the cunning canine followed her hunting instincts with a hunch that June would be inside.
While we’re not sure which aisle Walmart generally stores happy gatherings in, we think it’s safe to say that when Abby left the store to go home to her mother, she was a pawvery satisfied customer.
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