Lonely Planet Writer

Swedish pooch joins rat race on morning commute

Commuters travelling on a rush-hour train in southern Sweden late last week were surprised to discover that one of their fellow passengers was an unaccompanied dog, a story that has since gone viral.

Swedish pooch joins commute.
Swedish pooch joins commute. Image by Alessio Maffeis / CC BY 2.0

Apparently the furry commuter, named Doris, is used to travelling on trains with her owner, but on Friday she was let off her leash and when she saw a train she simply dashed on to it. Fortunately travellers on the train between Kungsbacka and Falkenberg raised the alarm and Doris was soon reunited with her owner, who wasn’t fined for the pooch’s free ride.

Read more: thelocal.se