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.


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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.”

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Meet Ted, the rescue doggie who escaped a shelter and tracked down a woman who had given him some food

Abbey Boyd was doing a shift at the local SPCA, where Ted had been surrendered the day before

The next day Ted escaped the shelter and somehow found her home in another part of the city

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Boyd took it as a sign not to be ignored and started sorting out the adoption papers immediately