Just visiting: Runaway dog drops by Texas police station

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(KWES/NBC NEWS) — It can be scary for any dog owner when they find out their dog ran away. But what if the dog ran to the police station, only to head back home?

Chico is a 1-year-old husky and German Shepherd mix. His owner, Edward Alvarado, was hoping to have him as a guard dog at his father’s Odessa, Texas business.

“We were going to have him at my dad’s store to be a guard dog,” said Alvarado. “He doesn’t take stuff seriously.”

Early one morning, Chico ran out the gate while Alvarado was asleep.

Overnight, Chico blew up social media that morning. Photos circulated on Facebook of his furry self greeting employees at the Odessa Police Department at 3:30 a.m. It caught the attention of Alvarado’s nephew who immediately texted him.

“He asked me, ‘Is that Chico?’ I came outside and checked. But he was there already. That’s kind of cool,” said Alvarado. “He knows where to go!”

After Chico greeted the department, he ran out of the department doors before the employees could catch him.

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