One year old Luna fell off her owner’s fishing boat five weeks ago.
The German shepherd fell into the Pacific Ocean two miles away from the coast of San Clemente Island, California.
Her owner presumed she is dead, but she managed to swim ashore. She has been found alive by navy workers.
The dog showed up to greet Navy staff arriving on the island for work, according to Sandy DeMunnik, public affairs officer for the US Navy’s Naval Base Coronado.
“They saw Luna just sitting on the side of the road wagging her tail, ” she told ABC. “Keep in mind, there are no domesticated animals on the island, so it was a stunning sight.”
Navy staff were able to determine Luna was the dog who had fallen off the boat last month, DeMunnik said. They immediately informed her owner Hayworth.
DeMunnik added that Luna’s survival was “incredibly remarkable, ” considering the canine had to also tough out bad weather from recent El Nino storms.