Bailey, a seven-month-old German Shepherd combine, broke out of a yard in Brooklyn and went on an epic nine-day journey. (If you’re going to change into a “runaway,” you may as effectively make it value your whereas!)

The seven-month-old German Shepherd/Akita combine was formidable, regardless of his younger age, and managed to provide his coach and rescuers fairly the run for his or her cash.


Over the course of his nine-day journey, courageous Bailey managed to cross a river, traverse two tunnels, and enter one other state earlier than he was lastly discovered. Bailey was first noticed on the day he escaped, making an attempt to swim throughout the Gowanus Bay (which connects to the East River). But the present was extremely robust, and Bailey barely made it to the opposite facet. Luckily, a close-by paddleboarder noticed him in time, herded him to shore, and saved his life.

“Once I knew he didn’t die in the water, that’s what I was afraid of…I figured one way or the other, we’re gonna find him,” stated Harriet Zucker, Bailey’s coach and the director of Red Hook Dog Rescue.

Bailey in tunnel

Then, nearly every week later, drivers noticed him contained in the Brooklyn Tunnel, crossing into Manhattan. In a video that’s at the moment circulating on social media, Bailey may be seen operating alongside site visitors within the tunnel with a police car following intently behind him. (You can test it out beneath.) Just watching it would make your coronary heart pound quicker!

After making it into Manhattan, Bailey traversed the Holland Tunnel and scampered straight by way of to New Jersey.

Bailey Rescue

This skilled marathoner, who escaped from a yard within the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, managed to evade rescuers a number of occasions, operating all the way in which from New York to New Jersey earlier than he was efficiently saved. Port Authority Police continued to tail Bailey till they had been lastly in a position to acquire him from a excessive ledge of a HomeDepot parking storage in Jersey City, NJ.

“He’s insane, he’s incredible. He’s got the record,” joked Harriet.

Bailey at vet

Now, Bailey, the doggie daredevil, is lastly protected and sound. The younger operating fanatic is resting and recovering at Vet Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, the place he’s being handled for a wound on his leg.

Despite his prolonged journey, Bailey managed to flee with barely any accidents. And, fortunate for anybody in search of a high-energy operating associate, Bailey will probably be taking over his subsequent unimaginable journey, which is discovering a endlessly household. 

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