An adventurous dog loved a solo bus ride via Darlington after wandering off from his proprietor.
Alfie, believed to be a Staffie cross, climbed onto the bus by himself and took a seat among the many passengers on the underside deck.
Those round him assumed he belonged to a girl sitting subsequent to him – till she acquired off at her cease and left the him behind.
The dog managed to go undetected for nearly an hour, till he was quickly the one one left downstairs on the night of October 24.
However, one passenger mentioned Alfie appeared fairly content material along with his personal firm and didn’t make a fuss.
They mentioned: ‘Everyone else acquired off the bus and the dog was left. Me and my boyfriend had been upstairs and the dog was downstairs. I assumed the dog appeared cute simply sat there by himself.
‘The dog had followed a man on to the bus and the driver assumed it was his. The driver told us we couldn’t go wherever till it was sorted.
‘He seemed stressed because he needed to carry on driving but he wanted to help.’
They added: ‘The dog kept sitting on my knee while I was stroking him so I don’t assume he was too scared.’
The passenger mentioned the motive force tried calling a number of vets however all of them had closed for the day.
He then ultimately left the dog at an Arriva store in order that he may carry on driving, however deliberate on coming again to take him house on the finish of his shift.
Fortunately passengers from the bus managed to get in contact with Alfie’s proprietor and he was collected the identical day.
A spokesperson from Arriva mentioned: ‘We get some uncommon passengers on our buses every so often, however this dog was paw-fectly well-behaved.
‘Our new furry good friend joined us on the Darlington journey store whereas the motive force completed his shift.
‘Thankfully, dog and owner have been reunited and we’ll stay up for seeing them each on our companies sooner or later.’