NEW YORK (PIX11) – An adorable stowaway Chihuahua was rescued from a checked suitcase at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday, according to the TSA.
The owner was completely unaware that her dog went to the airport with her Tuesday — nestled in with the other belongings in her luggage.
The woman apparently didn’t hear any noise from the puppy, and checked the bag before heading for security.
However, when a black, hard-sided suitcase set off an alarm, triggering an inspection, a TSA officer was shocked to find the young brown and beige Chihuahua staring back at him.
“The woman said that the dog must have climbed into the suitcase and curled up in the clothing while she was packing for her trip,” said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. TSA officers worked with the airline to track down the owner of the suitcase, and managed to find her before she boarded her flight.
“(She) was shocked when we told her we had her dog,” Farbstein said.
The puppy went home safe and sound after the woman called her husband to come pick up their adorable little stowaway.