BELMONT, N.C. --A dog in North Carolina is one determined pup. He took matters into his own paws and walked himself to doggie daycare.
The golden retriever's owner left him in the backyard while she left to go on an errand, but when she came home, she discovered the dog named Riley popped the lock on the fence and walked more than a mile to his favorite spot.
Teresa McCarter, owner of Happy Dog daycare, told WBTV-TV, "Someone walked in the door and said there's a dog sitting out here waiting to come in. He knows the way up here because they walk him all the time and he had just decided to put himself in daycare that day."
Folks at the daycare let Riley stay there all day for free.
His owners have since put an extra lock on the gate and have promised to take him to daycare more often.