NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Talk about a lucky dog!

The pooch that forced a Metro-North train to slow down on Tuesday by chasing the train from the South Bronx to Harlem is up for adoption.

Tie, a shepherd/collie mix, was running alongside the train on a parallel track “like she didn’t have a care in the world,” Engineer Joseph Delia told the New York Post.

When Tie got ahead of the train, Delia said he had to go “real slow” to avoid hitting her.

Tie meets the press a day after her rescue. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Tie meets the press a day after her rescue. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Tie started her journey at a rail yard on 149th Street in the Bronx and chased the train about a mile and a half to the 125th Street station in Harlem, where MTA officers Luis Alvarez and Errold Borges rescued her from the tracks.

The officers named the dog “Tie” after all the railroad ties she crossed.

“It’s hard to imagine the dog wouldn’t have been electrocuted or hit by the train,” Metro-North rider Paul Slesinger told CBS 2’s Lou Young.

Tie is being cared for at Animal Care and Control. If you’re interested in adopting her, you can fill get an application by clicking here (.pdf). You can then email your application to

Animal Care and Control advised potential adopters to submit their applications no later than Saturday at noon. The agency said it had already received quite a few inquiries about Tie.

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