Talk about an underdog!
A wayward pup escaped from her owner and took off down the tracks at a Dumbo subway station on Friday — the first day of the Year of the Dog — stalling F-train service for roughly an hour until some transit workers came to her rescue.
Dakota, a poodle, got loose from a nearby dog run before the canine commuter headed into Dumbo’s York Street station, where she jumped off the platform around 3 pm and trotted along the tracks towards Coney Island, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The mass-transit-loving mutt managed to walk all the way to Bergen Street station — two stops away — before agency employee Sonya Hill took action and scooped her out of harm’s way, an Authority rep said.
Dakota’s 27-year-old owner brought the slobbery straphanger to the vet to be treated for a minor injury following her rescue, according to a New York Daily News report.
Transportation honchos diverted F trains down the G and D lines while workers pursued the pooch, fully restoring service a little after 4 pm once Hill retrieved the four-legged furball, according to the city’s transit police, which aided in the caper.
“Thanks MTA for the assist on the rescue, job well done by all, service back up and dog on the way to the vet for a minor injury — Appreciate everyone’s patience!” the cops said on Twitter.