Bobbie, The Wonder Dog Who Walked 2,500 Miles to Home

In August 1923, Bobbie—an average-looking collie puppy—accompanied his owners, the Braizer family, on a cross-country summer road trip from their home in Silverton, Oregon, to Wolcott, Indiana, where they were visiting some relatives. While filling up gas at a station in Wolcott, Bobbie was chased away by some street dogs. The family waited for Bobbie to return, but he did not. They placed ads on newspapers and after a week of intense searching, the Brazier family gave up hope. Heartbroken, they continued their trip before returning home to Oregon, expecting never to see their dog again.

Bobbie, The Wonder Dog

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A statue of Bobbie the Wonder Dog at Silverton. Photo: Rick Obst/Flickr


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