This is the love story of Ted and Abbey — a shelter dog that escaped and trekked across the city to find the kennel worker who had fed him some cheese-flavoured bacon strips.

 Meet Ted, the rescue doggie who escaped a shelter and tracked down a staff member who had given him some food, deciding his own fate by showing up at her house. In January, Abbey Boyd was doing a shift at the local SPCA, where Ted had been surrendered the day before.

She was the only person whom Ted allowed close after she fed him some cheese-flavored bacon. Before that, he would refuse to go for a walk, interact with others and was very timid and quiet in his own corner.

Boyd also tried to get a bigger kennel for him. However, other than that, she explains, “I had next to no contact with Ted during my shift at the SPCA.

I left and went home.” The next morning the woman woke up around 3 A.M. and started to get ready for her job at the airport. When she came back home, there was a dog right next to her house.

“I realized that it had to be Ted,” she said. Boyd took it as a sign not to be ignored and started sorting out the adoption papers immediately. “He showed up at my house, out of how many people [that] live here? All the dogs. All the smells. He chose my house. Where I am.”

Since the weekend, Abbey said the two have been going for walks with other dogs. She said Ted never leaves her side. "He still stays close enough and is always constantly looking back, staring at me."

Responses to "Woman feeds lonely shelter dog bacon strips, then dog escapes and tracks her down "

  1. This beautiful dog really loves the woman who fed him so he wanted to be near her.

  2. Gaetano says:

    Awesome story. Glad u adopted Ted and he adopted you.

  3. Goddess says:

    There is a profound sense of magic when you love a dog and a dog loves you.

  4. Such a GREAT story! There is a Special bond when a dog choose's YOU! Love it!!

  5. Unknown says:

    Love Story!

  6. Unknown says:

    Folks call them dumb animals, the dumb ones are usually the humans. What a sweet precious story.

  7. Love it.

  8. Unknown says:

    dogs are smarter hen we give them credit for. a dog can instinctively tell when a person needs them also when a person is not good. they have been out companions sence man first walked up right ( dogs just got to love them )I have raised Yorkies for 43 years Sincerely Eliz

  9. Lynn says:

    Just shows, you get back even more then you give when you show kindness especially to animals. A feel good, heart bursting story! I love kind people and animals!

  10. Aah bless him he is gorgeous, what a lovely bond you have, i do hope you will keep him for the rest of his life

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