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Affectionate Dog Found On LIRR Train Returns Home

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Train Hopping Dog (credit: Long Island Veterinary Specialists)

Train Hopping Dog (credit: Long Island Veterinary Specialists)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The friendly dog that apparently got bitten by a travel bug is back at home on Long Island Friday.

The yellow lab mix boarded a Long Island Rail Road train in Wyandanch Tuesday night.

Passengers said the friendly dog did not have an ID chip.

MTA police removed the dog at the Farmingdale Station and turned him over to Babylon Town Animal Shelter.

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.

The sweet pooch drew a lot of attention for boarding trains instead of chasing cars. Thankfully, it appears he had a round-trip ticket: His owner picked him up Thursday.

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