ABERYSTWYTH, Wales — Pero the sheepdog, took matters into his own hands when his family sent him to work on another farm 240 miles away. Clearly unhappy with his new arrangement, Pero devised an escape plan and after 12 days turned up on his families doorstep. The dog was sent to a town called Cockermouth in Cumbria for a test run on another farm, when Pero’s owner Alan James received a call on April 8th saying that the dog was missing. No one had any idea where Pero was but as it turns out, the homesick pup was making a trek back to his beloved hometown.
The James family was shocked when they spotted Pero on their doorstep and it is still unclear how the dog found his way back. Alan reveals, “‘A sheepdog can go all day and cover a lot of ground. But it is a mystery how he found his way here. He must have a Sat-Nav in his brain.” However, given that he is so loyal to the family they have decided to let Pero stay with the family for good. There are 15 Sheepdogs in total working on the James farm and Pero was very excited to be back with all of his buddies.
Now the family is trying to get to the bottom of how the clever dog got home. Alan’s wife Shan acknowledges that Pero must have persuaded people to give him food along his journey as the dog didn’t appear weak or malnourished. She also added,”We know that dogs can find their way home, but 240 miles is a long way to travel. ‘We would love to know if anyone along the route had seen a mystery black and white sheepdog.” No doubt both the family and Pero are happy to be reunited and that’s an adventure Pero won’t be quick to forget.