Apparently for Houdini the Dog, waiting for a new family to come find him at the shelter wasn’t working. So, the sly dog took matters into his own paws!
At around 1am on Tuesday, the Australian Shepherd, aptly named Houdini, wriggled out of his kennel at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, worked his magic on two different exit doors, and left the building.
“He had to actually push down the handle, push the door open and walk out in both cases,” Gretchen Pressley with HSPPR said.
And, it was all caught on tape!
Pressley explained that when volunteers came to check on Houdini in the morning, he wasn’t in his kennel. That’s when they saw his greatest magic trick on the shelter’s surveillance tapes.
The best part of Houdini’s great escape? The pup walked about a mile away and found himself a new forever home!
Ashley Heister found Houdini wandering around the Lower Gold Camp Road area, and knew immediately that she wanted to give him a home.
“We think he’s a wonderful dog…I can’t wait to welcome him into my family,” she told KKTV.