They say dogs eventually find their way home, but sometimes they have to fly over 10,000 miles on an epic journey across the different countries to get there.
The dog, a tiny dachshund named Pipsqueak, embarked on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to make it home, according to CNN.
Pip was stranded in South Carolina at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic after her owners were forced to abandon their global sailing adventure and take a flight home to Australia.
Another way home
Pip’s story is one of never giving up. Pip and her family were fortunate to have come across many wonderful and caring temporary dog sitters. These dog carers were crucial in keeping Pip healthy and happy while the Eilbecks figured out how to get her back.
It seemed that the Eilbecks and Pip had faced setback after setback during the ordeal but nonetheless they stayed hopeful that they would be reunited and after a journey across multiple countries, they were finally reunited. It’s especially not easy flying a pet into Australia so that in itself was a challenge, but with a loving family that refused to give up, it was just another hurdle to jump.
Pip’s story going viral also helped her get home as Virgin stepped in to finish the last leg of her journey.
The pandemic has seen pets and their pet parents become separated due to global travel restrictions with many pet owners coming together to book chartered flights. Other pet owners decided to stay stuck in their original destination with their pet instead of flying home without them.
In March, when the pandemic first hit, a Noah’s Ark-style flight from Australia to the US was organised by pet parents desperate to get their cats and dogs home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In May, another Noah’s Ark flight took dozens of pets to Toronto from the Cayman Islands.
Another flight, dubbed ‘Mission Impawssible’ saw families from the US and Canada reunite with the dogs they had left in China.
Meanwhile, a UK couple traveling the world with their pug say became stranded in Costa Rica because they could not take her back home with them.