By Josie  October 5th, 2023

Shelter Dog Escapes To Nursing Home That Eventually Adopts Him

A shelter dog called Scout escapes not once, not twice, but a whole three times.

This is his story.

Every single time, he returns to the same place – a nursing home.

Tired of the confines of the animal shelter, Scout climbed over two tall fences and crossed a busy highway in the dark,

The Great Escape

He made his way to a nearby nursing home. There, he found a cozy spot on a couch in the lobby and settled in for the night.

After his repeated escapes, the nursing home staff faced a decision. The nursing home’s administrator decided to adopt him.

The residents became overjoyed. Scout wasn’t just a pet; he became a beacon of hope and a source of comfort for many.

More Than a Pet

Scout’s presence had a profound impact on the nursing home’s residents. For many, he brought back memories of home and the pets they once had.

Scout roamed the halls freely, visiting residents, and even learned to open their doors with his paw.

He had a special knack for sensing when residents were unwell or needed comfort. Often, he’d stay by their side during their most vulnerable moments.

Spending time with dogs has been shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine.

Mood Enhancement

The companionship of a dog can provide a sense of belonging and reduce feelings of isolation.


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