A lost dog miraculously found its way to safety in the form of a Police Station – where it was eventually reunited with its owner.

You can see the footage below of the dog making its way to the Police Station. As we would expect, the dog has been receiving plenty of praise for its courage and knowledge.

Courtesy of euronews on YouTube.

What Happened?

On November 3rd, 2022, a dog named Rosie ran away after being scared by a firework. Rosie – a border collie – finds fireworks scary, like so many animals.

Rosie resides in Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. She is a 10-year-old rescue dog, owned by couple Steve and Julie Harper.

Steve Harper was walking Rosie and fellow dog Laser, when – following a firework – Rosie ran away. Steve looked for Rosie, but was unable to see her anywhere.

Rosie finds her way to the Police

After running away, Rosie was nowhere to be seen. It is believed she was walking around for a few minutes. At this point, she seemed to use her knowledge.

Rosie wandered into the Police station all by herself. The station is near to the Park where Rosie had gone missing from.

It is amazing that Rosie seemed to know that the Police station was a place of refuge. Dogs are very clever animals – with this a clear example of this being the case.

When Rosie made it inside, Leicestershire Police staff provided her with water, and made a fuss over her. Then, they called the phone number on her ID tag.


Steve returned home without Rosie – which must have been a very difficult ordeal. After all, dogs are members of the family, and a pet like no other.

But it wasn’t long before the Police got in contact with the Harper family to let them know that Rosie had made her way inside the station.

Julie Harper said that Steve was “really upset” to be returning without Rosie. So the news came as a big boost to them.

Julie commented on the developments. She said “I was so pleased and so happy she was safe and so proud of her that she was clever enough to find her way to the police station”.

Leicestershire Police, who were praised for their handling of the incident, also commented. In a statement, they said that “thankfully she was wearing a collar, so a lead was available to contact Rosie’s owner, who was delighted she had been found safe and well”.

Social media reacted very warmly to the story, as we would imagine. There was a lot of love and respect for Rosie, and dog-lovers all over the world chimed in with their well-wishes.

The Takeaway

Dogs really are an incredible species. They are very clever, loyal, and truly are a man’s best friend. This is another case that shows how amazing they can be!

The case also serves as a reminder of the importance of being aware of the impact our actions can have on animals, as well as how crucial it is to add a name and contact tag to a dog’s lead.