Loyal dog travels 125 miles looking for owners that rejected her

August 4th, 2019

A pet’s loyalty to its owner has been captured in books and movies like the 1990s hit Homeward Bound where three pets try to find their owners or A Dog’s Way Home where Bella travels 400 miles to find her owner after they had been separated. The lengths a pet will go in order to track down a loved one is amazing.

Manora, fondly called Maru by her breeder Alla Morozova, was sold to a couple in Krasnoyarsk. They adopted the precious bullmastiff when she was five months old and she adjusted to her new family perfectly.

Sadly, Maru’s female owner decided that six months later, she was allergic to Maru and they didn’t want her anymore.

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Maru’s humans contacted Alla and asked the kennel owner if she would take the pup back. She instantly agreed, she told The Siberian Times.

“I never give up my puppies and when a dog is bought, it is stipulated that the owners should inform me if they do not need a dog anymore.”

The couple sent a confused Maru back to Alla via the Trans-Siberian train and an attendant agreed to help tend to the pup during the trip. But after more than 100 miles into the journey when the train stopped at a small station en route, Maru likely suffered a panic attack and escaped.

“She was frightened. She had been brought by her owners, then they disappeared somewhere. The noise of the train scared her. The dog jumped on the compartment door, kicked the handle to open it and almost threw the conductor out of the way. She jumped out like a bullet.”

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When poor, abandoned Maru became confused and scared, her attempt to flee the train caused her to injure herself.

‘She was lame, her paws were broken. The pads were damaged. Her muzzle was broken.”

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The attendant couldn’t retrieve the dog as the train quickly pulled out from the station, so the owners were contacted about Maru going missing. They contacted Alla and she asked them to search for the dog, but they refused.

‘That angered me. The owners were not upset at all, like, well, the dog is lost and that’s all right. That was their answer. They gave the dog away and the load fell off their shoulders.”

Frantic, Alla posted messages on social media asking everyone to keep an eye out for Maru. She distributed flyers hoping someone had seen the missing dog. Miraculously, Maru was spotted 2.5 days later roaming an industrial area of Krasnoyarsk, heartbreakingly searching for her owners.

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Alla couldn’t believe that Maru avoided being harmed or worse by the wild bears and wolves that roam the area Maru traveled trying to find her owners. The volunteers who stumbled across Maru claimed that she was crying, The Siberian Times reported.

“I’m sure that she was looking for her house. Dogs are very attached to people. She did not run to Novosibirsk, she wanted to go back where she lived. It is surprising that she went the right way. Geographically, she had no reference points at all. In the city she used to walk only in the yard, she never went anywhere else. And to make her away through the wild taiga, it is an amazing case.”

Alla’s friend Alyona Makhova drove the dog to the kennels in Novosibirsk where Maru was reunited with her canine mother and father. She’s also receiving medical care to treat the injuries she sustained in her attempts to find her owners.

Numerous people have reached out to Alla asking if they can adopt the forlorn bullmastiff with the soulful eyes.

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Her temperament also powered her through her fight to find her previous owners. The American Kennel Club describes the breed as “affectionate, loyal, brave.” They weigh on average anywhere from 100 to 130 pounds and only live seven to nine years.

Last year, a 160-pound bullmastiff went ballistic when his human brother, a soldier who had been away for three months at basic training, finally returned home. He couldn’t contain his excitement and the vast amount of full-blown body wagging he made upon being reunited with him will bring a smile to your face. Inside Edition shared the soul-stirring footage of this beautiful reunion.

Hopefully, Maru finds the forever home she truly deserves and lives out the rest of her puppy dog life being spoiled. Watch how loving and sweet she is in the video below. What a dolly!

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Sources: The Siberian Times, Flickr/meurin