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MONROE, Wash. – An owner who thought she’d never see her beloved chocolate lab ever again got a heartwarming surprise after he disappeared.

Zaley ran away from his owner after a head-on collision on a Washington street. Zaley, spooked after the crash, took off running.

For hours, his owner couldn’t find him anywhere.

It wasn’t until 5:30 the next morning that a store employee spotted Zaley sitting outside the store’s door, soaking wet and shivering.

“I was amazed and shocked,” said Breanna Findley, who was opening a nearby store at 5:30 that morning. “He was a smart boy. He came to a smart place.”

Some other workers brought the dog some treats, and a police cruiser came by to reunite Zaley with her owner.