WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities are still trying to locate the family of a friendly dog found riding a Long Island Rail Road train.

Train operators found the canine stowaway in Farmingdale on Tuesday.

Police believe the yellow lab mix was frightened by severe weather Tuesday night and bolted onto the train two stops earlier in Wyandanch.

Pat Rosen of Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview said the 85-pound pooch is a “lovey” who leans in for cuddling and kisses.

“Very, very friendly, happy dog, very affectionate, definitely a family dog,” Rosen told 1010 WINS. “He’s well fed, well taken care of. I hope we’re able to find that family I’m sure they’re upset.”

The mysterious mutt was taken Thursday to the Town of Babylon shelter. The dog was not wearing a collar and tests revealed he does not have an identification microchip. Anyone with information can contact Pat Rosen at Long Island Veterinary Specialists at (516)-501-1700 ext. 243.

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