Golden retriever walks 62 miles to find owners after being left in friend’s care

A loyal golden retrieve r has travelled 62 miles in just two weeks in a desperate attempt to be reunited with her owners after being left in the temporary care of a friend.

The one-year-old goldie, named Ping An, had been staying with the owners’ friend in Nantong, China, while their house 62 miles away in Qidong City was undergoing renovation work.

But four months later, the family heard of the tragic news that their beloved pet had gone missing.

Incredibly, the pooch had decided to go on a daring solo trek to find her way back to them.

Heartwarming footage shows the moment Ping An – which means “safe and sound” in Chinese – is finally reunited with her owners.

Clearly over the moon, the lovable pooch seems to be smiling as she is stroked by a man.

One of her owners can be heard saying: “Ping An, you've worked hard. You just stay home from now on. [We] would never send you away.”

Ping An was rescued after being spotted by a group of workers outside an office in Qidong city on October 26.

The arduous trek had taken its toll, with her paws bleeding and her body emaciated from a lack of food.

The rescuers also said she looked “quite depressed after she was unable to find her owners”, according to state-owned newspaper Jianghai Evening News.

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But they managed to track down the pet owners after sharing information locally on WeChat – a popular Chinese messenger app.

The faithful pooch is now recovering from her injuries and her family have told reporters they will keep her by their side by the rest of her life.

It is not the only time pets have shown incredible love and loyalty by travelling great distances to find their owners.

Earlier this year, a cat travelled 40 miles over seven weeks to find his former owners after being rehomed.

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