BELMONT, NC -- A family in Belmont, North Carolina thought their five-year-old golden retriever Riley had run away for good.
That is until they got good news from doggy day care.
Riley broke free from the family's backyard this week. The family thought he was gone for good.
Then the call came in that Riley was safe and enjoying himself with friends at day care.
Apparently, the owner had driven past the day care earlier in the day. Riley saw dogs playing.
When he got a chance, Riley snuck away then walked more than a mile from the backyard to his buds at day care.
Family's dog in NC runs away to doggy day care after seeing frolicking dogs
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