Airline employees care for stranded pup

7:41 PM, Dec 26, 2011   |    comments
(Courtesy of CNN/WHDH)
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BOSTON (WHDH/CNN) - What do you do when every kennel in town is booked for the holidays? Try to take your pup on an international flight. 

Whopper, a 4-month-old brindle Shar Pei boxer mix, got stranded at the airport when his owner arrived on a flight from San Francisco, then tried to fly with him to Madrid, but wasn't allowed to.

That's when two airline customer service reps stepped in, offering to take care of Whopper until his master returned from her vacation.

"The great thing about it is, it's Christmastime, but at the time we were just thinking, 'We have to help this girl, she wants to come and see her family,' and why wouldn't we want to help her?

So we helped her and we didn't think twice about it," said Jane Bossi, who watched Whopper last week.

Another airline worker is now watching him, so Bossi could make a surprise visit to her mom in New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, the workers have been e-mailing pictures and updates to Whopper's owner every day.

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