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Dog found on truck engine after 110-mile trip goes up for adoption

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
A dog that was found on the engine of a Chevy truck after a 110-mile trip is seen in this undated file photo. The dog was unharmed and has been nicknamed Chevy.

A dog that was found on the engine of a Chevy truck after a 110-mile trip is seen in this undated file photo. The dog was unharmed and has been nicknamed Chevy. (KABC Photo)

A lucky canine that survived a long ride atop the engine of a Chevy truck is now up for adoption.

A contractor drove 110 miles on Oct. 1 with the dog hiding under the hood. When he stopped he heard something, and discovered the keeshond mix had hitched a ride in his engine.

The driver turned the pup over to animal control. Amazingly, the dog was OK.

The dog, which has been nicknamed Chevy, found a temporary home at the San Clemente Animal Shelter after his owner never came forward. Anyone interested in adopting Chevy should visit the Pet Project Foundation website.

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