Ding DOG! Doorbell camera captures the brilliant moment a missing pooch RANG THE BELL to be let back inside her home – after returning at 3AM following a seven-hour disappearance
- Pet owner Mary Lynn, 23, from Greenville, North Carolina, was left terrified when her rescue dog Rajah ran off into the night after getting spooked by fireworks
- She and her husband spent hours scouring their neighborhood for Rajah and posted a message on Facebook asking for help in locating their missing pup
- Seven hours after she ran off, Rajah turned up on the doorstep of her home and rang the bell with her nose to be let back inside the property
- The moment was captured on the family’s doorbell camera
- Dog owner Mary Lynn insists she had no idea Rajah was capable of ringing the bell, and says she didn’t realize the pup knew what the doorbell was
- ‘It was hilarious, and we couldn’t stop laughing,’ Mary Lynn said of the footage
A mischievous dog that went missing after getting spooked by fireworks was then caught on camera ringing the doorbell of her home at 3AM in order to be let back in – seven hours after she ran off into the night, leaving her owner terrified.
Talented pooch Rajah disappeared from her home earlier this month after fleeing in fear when a neighbor started setting off fireworks in their backyard.
Owner Mary Lynn, 23, from Greenville, South Carolina, drove around the neighborhood and posted on Facebook asking for help in locating the missing 18-month-old pooch, only for Rajah to return home on her own in the early hours of the morning.
Having clearly had her fill of the great outdoors, Rajah then jumped up to ring the bell of Mary Lynn’s home, a brilliant moment that was caught on film by the family’s doorbell camera.
Who let the dog out? A North Carolina family has shared hilarious footage of the moment their missing dog turned up on their doorstep and rang the doorbell to be let back inside
Hello? Rescue pup Rajah ran off into the night when she got spooked by fireworks, only to return to the front porch seven hours later at 3AM
Skills! Rajah pushed the doorbell with her nose, leaving her owner Mary Lynn, 23, stunned
‘She was in the backyard with our other dog and our neighbor started shooting off fireworks and I knew she’d be scared,’ Mary Lynn recalled.
‘I went to the backyard – and she was gone.’
Mary Lynn and her husband Ryan looked for Rajah, recruited others in the search and even created a Facebook post about the missing rescue dog.
They had just started thinking about calling their local shelters in case their pup had been brought in when Rajah appeared on their doorstep and alerted them to her return by ringing the bell.
Mary Lynn, who works in data entry, added: ‘My husband came home and was driving around looking for her. We were ready to call all the shelters and she just showed up and rang the doorbell.’
Rajah returned home at 3 A.M., on June 27, jumping up and sticking her face into the doorbell and camera.
‘I don’t even know how she knew how to do that, I’ve never shown her how,’ Mary Lynn said.
Together again! Mary Lynn and her husband Ryand were preparing to ring local shelters to see if Rajah had been brought in when the pup turned up at the door
Safe and sound: Mary Lynn says she has never taught Rajah how to use the doorbell and added that she had no idea her dog even knew what the bell was
‘She doesn’t go out in the front yard, except to the car, so she’s never seen us use the doorbell.
‘Ryan was up waiting around to see if she’d pop up. He saw her on the porch, and he ran off and got her.’
When Rajah returned, she was afraid she’d be in trouble, but the family was just happy to have their hound back.
‘She thought she was in so much trouble and she was sad and sulking, but we were like, “We’re just happy you’re back,”‘ Mary Lynn said.
‘It was hilarious, and we couldn’t stop laughing.’
Though the husband and wife drove around for hours looking for Rajah, Mary Lynn added that they have no idea where she spent her missing hours.
‘She had thorns on her and seemed to have rolled in poop,’ she said.
‘So, it seems like she had a great time.’