A woman has been reunited with her dog after she was found nearly 300km from home in Sydney’s CBD last week.

About 11am on Wednesday 2 December 2020, officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command were called to a carpark on Elizabeth Street after reports a dog had been found in a vehicle.

Upon arrival, police located a black and white cattle dog cross in a Toyota RAV 4 and later spoke to the vehicle owner, a 28-year-old woman.

The woman told police she was travelling through Yass – in the state’s south – earlier that morning when she found the dog on the side of the road, before continuing to Sydney.

The dog was in good spirits when police found her and was examined by vets, with no injuries reported.

After extensive inquires to locate the owner, police were contacted by a woman who had heard from a neighbour via social media that her dog, Speck, had been located and was waiting for her in Sydney.

Police were told Speck had dug her way under a fence and escaped before she was found alone, on the side of the road and was driven three hours to Sydney.


Speck and his owner, a 21-year-old woman, were reunited at Day Street Police Station on Friday 4 December 2020.

“This little pup has had quite the adventure this week and we want to thank the public for their help in reuniting Speck with her very worried owner,” Detective Inspector David El-Badawi, Crime Manager, Sydney City Police Area Command said.