Miniature Schnauzer Walks 15 Blocks to Visit Dog Mom in Hospital

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Security guards at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were surprised to see a Miniature Schnauzer enter the hospital through its automatic doors Saturday and run across the lobby.

“We started looking at the tags, and it had the address — and we saw how far away this dog had lived, as far as going at least 15 blocks to get here,” security officer Samantha Conrad told KCRG. “So it was quite an amazing journey that this dog made.”

Meanwhile, Dale Franck was upset when Sissy, one of his and his wife Nancy’s two Miniature Schnauzers, ran away from home.

“I thought she just wanted to go someplace, but I didn’t know where and she had never run away before,” Dale told KCRG.

Sissy apparently really missed her dog mom, who had been a patient at Mercy Medical Center for two weeks.

“She wanted to go see her mom. She was on a mission but she couldn’t find the right elevator to take,” Dale said.

The Francks aren’t sure how Sissy somehow knew where to find her dog mom. However, Nancy works at the Hall Perrine Cancer Center next door to the hospital, and Sissy has been in the car before when the family dropped her off there.

Nancy was elated to see her four-legged visitor.

“I said, ‘Did you sneak this dog in here?’ [My daughter] said, ‘No, she snuck herself in here, mom,’” she told KCRG.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!