Abandoned Dog Hops on Bus, Gets Rescued, and Finds New Home

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On November 18, 2014, a hairy small dog from Norden, England, hopped on the number 444 bus after his owner abandoned him. The dog seemed scared and nervous, but passengers made sure the little dog was taken to an animal rescue.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the dog was infested with fleas and sat by the bus driver. The pet was taken by staff at the Hair of the Dog groomers and then picked up by an animal control officer who dropped off the dog at Cheshire Dogs’ Home.

Bobby when found.
Bobby when found.


At the animal center, the dog was scanned for a microchip and one was found. The abandoned dog’s name is Bobby and unfortunately, no one answered the phone number listed on the chip.

Bobby was placed on a five day hold and many hoped his owners would come forward to claim him, but when no one did the little dog was made available for adoption.

Chris and Amanda Ball from Rhyl, learned about Bobby after the dog’s picture and story went viral on Facebook. The couple fell in love with the pet and decided to adopt him.

The four-legged bus passenger waited a few weeks before traveling to his new home, but he made it there just in time for Christmas.

Bobby enjoying Christmas at his new home.
Bobby enjoying Christmas at his new home.


“It’s just like he’s always been here,” Amanda Ball told Manchester Evening News. “He’s an absolute pleasure, and has become part of the family that we couldn’t live without. He will spend the rest of his days, living with us, by the seaside, walking on the beach and along the promenade.”

Congratulations to Bobby and his new loving owners.