Dog Flees Car Crash, Turns Up Mile Away at Pet Store

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Breanna Findley

A chocolate labrador that ran away from a scene of a car crash in Washington state on Sunday, was found hours later at a pet store a mile away, according to NBC affiliate KING 5.

The male dog, Zaley, had been missing since a head-on collision around 7:30 p.m. The wreck happened after the driver of a Hyundai Sonata hit a Subaru Impreza on State Route 522.

Three people in the Impreza were hurt, but a 15-month old baby was unscathed. The driver of the Sonata suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol, KING 5 reported. 

Zaley, who was in the Impreza, disappeared from the scene. Early on Monday, Breanna Findley, spotted him sitting at the doorstep of Pet Pros in Monroe.

"From 522 a mile away, from all of the stores, to come to a pet store," Findley, who was going to open a store nearby, told KING 5. "I was amazed and shocked. He was a smart boy. He came to a smart place."

She said Zaley was soaking wet and shivering. Findley and her coworker found his owner through the Lost Dogs of Snohomish County Facebook group. 

He was eventually reunited with its family.

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