An incredibly worried owner has been reunited with her escape artist pup after the dog unknowingly founds itself on a 300km road trip to Sydney.
A one-year-old dog named Speck accidentally found itself on a 300km road trip from Yass to the big smoke after escaping her rural property.
The black and white cattle dog was spotted on the side of the road by a 28-year-old woman who snapped up the lost canine before continuing her journey to Sydney.
On Wednesday police were called to a carpark on Elizabeth Street following reports a dog had been found inside a vehicle.
They spoke to the woman who told them she was travelling through Yass, in the state’s south, and spotted Speck on the road.
Speck was in “good spirits” and was given a clean bill of health by vets.
The next step was finding this cheeky escapee’s owner.
Not long after launching an investigation, police were contacted by Speck’s owner, a 21-year-old woman, who said a neighbour told her she saw a social media post that her dog had been found.
She told officers her beloved pup had dug her way under a fence and escaped before she was found alone on the side of the road and was driven three hours to Sydney.
The pair were reunited at Day Street Police Station on Friday.
“This little pup has had quite the adventure this week and we want to thank the public for their help in reuniting Speck with her very worried owner,” Sydney City Police Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector David El-Badawi said.
Speck will make the 300km journey back to Yass with her elated owner later on Friday.