Affectionate Dog Found On LIRR Train Returns Home

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.

Should all dogs be required to have ID chips? Sound off in our comments section.

  • kendra

    yes i am to cause i don,,t know what i would do if my dog was gone so god bless you ok.



  • William Rapelye

    Lets see who finds there way home first- The yellow lab dog or one of our politicians from albany. My money is on the dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rodin

    “The dog represents all that is best in man.” – ETIENNE CHARLET

  • badman

    maybe all those guys in your hood should get ID chips

  • denise

    What a Wondering Ending to this Story.. So Happy he is reunited with his family.. :)

  • denise

    What a wonderful ending to this Story.. Love it. :)

  • Sharon Swader

    So glad this angel got reunited with owner :)

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