Pepe the puppy is lucky to be alive after getting the ride of his young life.

The two-month-old puppy stowed away in the wheel well of his owner's car last week in Stockton, Calif. On her way to work, Christina Ferrara didn't notice the pup curled up under the car and drove 10 miles down Interstate 5.

When she got out of her car, she saw a tail sticking out from underneath the rear left wheel. "I was so scared to try and do anything myself," she tells CNN, so she enlisted the help of a nearby auto mechanic.

Xavier Hernandez was surprised to find Pepe alive and well. "His legs were stuck in there somehow," he said. "He was just a scared little puppy."



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      savannahswithgod
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good it did not get hurt. A guy that went around to J.C. Pennies putting up shelves and stuff drove over one day from Winchester to G-town which is about 40 miles. A kitten had hitched a ride in the engine compartment. I drove my car one day and went in a store and a girl said, "What is that behind your car"? I told her it was my parachute. The stupid car cover had got tangled on the bumper and tagged along for about 4 blocks. And I thought the reason I didn't get good mileage was because of the 440 engine.
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      That pup is a keeper for sure!
      Evelyn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Creature? What is it with the news media? It was a puppy and not a creature. They can't do decent journalism anymore, spell or even write an intelligent article.
      • 1 Year Ago
      This scares me. Not saying she wasn't paying attention to her dog, but things like this shouldn't happen. Im relieved the dog didn't get hurt or die.
        arayamm
        • 1 Year Ago
        I agree with you! She just assumed that her husband had the puppy rather than checking herself to see where he was just to make sure?
      luvthemducks
      • 1 Year Ago
      10 miles? That's damned near as bad as a frog in a blender.
      • 1 Year Ago
      My cat Noodles was under the hood while I drove around Santa Barbara. One life used up but she was Ok. I heard her mew when I stopped about 15 miles from home
      • 1 Year Ago
      thats why you shouldnt leave your dogs and cats out running loose.
        Lisa
        • 1 Year Ago
        She seemed like a pretty good pooch parent robintoo72. I think he just slipped by them. It happens.
      Lisa
      • 1 Year Ago
      You lucky dog! I had a kitten do this. She has been w/ me ever since. 5 years and counting. I guess she was determined to find a warm home.
      hmadden
      • 1 Year Ago
      I presume they're going to name him "Lucky".
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why did the husband keep poking the puppy? Poor thing!
      mikex1459
      • 1 Year Ago
      glad your puppy made out good and was not hurt
      williambeasy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dogs are becoming more and more like humans. Imagine joy riding in your folks' wheels!
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