Isaac Hubbard and his family’s chocolate Labrador, Buster, took quite an adventure and went to Petco on his own.
The incident happened in 2012 and Isaac fondly recalled what happened to his adventure-loving chocolate Lab.
According to him, Buster likes hanging around and outside their home in Roswell, New Mexico. Then one day, the then-10-year-old Labrador decided to go for a stroll, heading to one of his most favorite places on earth – Petco!
“So, he is outside all while my dad and uncle decide to go into town to run some errands,” Isaac told Labrador Retriever Guide. “So as they pull up our road and driveway on their way home, there is no sign of Buster anywhere.”
Isaac’s dad and uncle called out Buster and searched for him around the property. After 10 minutes searching, Isaac’s dad receives a random phone call. To his surprise, the person who called was from their local Petco, which is located at 4301 N Main St Suite A — about 4 kilometers away from their house.
According to Isaac, here’s how the phone conversation went.
Petco Worker: “Yes, hello, this is so and so from Petco, does this happen to be Buster’s daddy that I’m speaking to?”
Dad: “Yes, this is him, May I ask what the problem is?”
Petco worker: “Yes, I’m standing here with a chocolate Lab by the name of Buster. Would you mind coming and picking him up from the store?”
Dad: “Yes, I will be there shortly to get him.”
It turned out that the missing Labrador had gone on an adventure on his own and made it his mission to find the store.
When Isaac’s dad walked in the store, the amused Petco workers told him that it seemed like Buster just decided to just walk up to the building and on into the store as if he owned the place.
“The workers said that he walked into the store and straight over to the open dog and cat treat buffet counters and helped himself to whatever he pleased,” Isaac shared.
Buster’s adventure has since become a tale in their area. And from that day forward, Isaac’s family has been known as “Buster the Pet Co Labradors” family.