Lost Dog Goes to His Vet for Help to Get Home

Lost Dog Goes to His Vet for Help to Get Home

August 4, 2020
A dog that got lost in the streets of Bangkok managed to find its way home after sniffing his way to his vet to ask for help.
Khiew Ngern, a four-month-old mixed black bull terrier, wandered off while his owner was working at the Bai Mai Kitchen restaurant on July 7.
Khiew Ngern. Image via Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic
The pup spent over six hours sniffing around the city until he reached what may be the second-most familiar location to his knowledge: his vet.
In a now-viral video, Khiew can be seen lurking around Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic in apparent hopes of catching someone’s attention from the inside.
Subscribe to
NextShark's Newsletter

A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.

Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.

Khiew paced restlessly at the entrance to the clinic.
At one point, he seemed visibly eager to enter the premises as some clients exited the door.
Khiew “knocks” at the clinic for help. Image Screenshot via Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic
Eventually, the doctor’s assistant took notice of Khiew and let him inside.
They then contacted his owner and the two were reunited.
The veterinarian’s assistant notices Khiew and lets him in. Image Screenshot via Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic
The video of Khiew’s “knocking” has received nearly 800,000 views since its posting on Facebook.
Many praised his intelligence and expressed relief for his homecoming.
lost dog
Khiew reunites with his owner. Image via Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic
“A truly clever dog. Congratulations and thank you to the clinic,” one user wrote.
Another commented, “He realized there was only one choice left. That’s to speak the ‘human language.'”
Feature Images via Phuttaraksa Animal Clinic (left, screenshot; right)
      Carl Samson

      Carl Samson is a Senior Editor for NextShark




      Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.

      Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.

      We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.

      © 2023 NextShark, Inc. All rights reserved.