Bus driver sees lost dogs, comes to a halt, and gets them home in time for Xmas

Two lost dogs stand in aisle of bus in Milwaukee dog-happy
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It may have been a miracle but it was more likely luck that two lost dogs were found by the driver of a late night bus and returned to their owner.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 24/12/2019, 22:00

A family from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States is reunited with their beloved dogs this Christmas after the pair was found by a lone bus driver.

Jamie Grabowski was returning to the bus depot when she noticed two dogs cowering at the side of the road. The night air was freezing and Grabowski, who jokes about her talent as a “dog whisperer” knew she must stop to investigate.

In the video Ms Grabowski is seen saying to the dogs, “You need to go home, right now”. Well-meaning Grabowski then convinced the dogs to board the bus.

There she waited with the dogs until a police officer arrived to take them to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. The Commissions looks after strays found in the neighbourhood.

MADACC determined that the Pit Bull and Doberman Pinscher were both about two years old, in good health and “very sweet and playful.


It was soon clear however that the two dogs were not strays, but lived just 2.5 miles from where Grabowski had found them.

The owner had searched for the dogs all night after discovering they had escaped from the garden.

Network operator RideMCTS said in a statement, “Jamie, an avid animal lover who jokes that she’s a ‘dog whisperer,’ said she is happy she was in the right place at the right time to help the two 'very good boys'.”

"It was around 20 degrees outside at the time. Jamie said she was concerned that the dogs would freeze or get hit by a car."

The dogs’ owners said they are extremely grateful for Jamie, MCTS Dispatchers, Milwaukee Police and MADACC – who all worked together to reunite the pets with their family, just days before Christmas.

You can watch the CCTV video of the rescue here: