Golden Retriever Jumping for Joy as Parents Return From Trip Melts Hearts

An adorable video of an excited Golden Retriever reuniting with its owners after they went away for a week on holiday has gone viral on TikTok with over half a million views.

Posted by @tobey.shenobi, and captioned: "When mom and dad come home after a week away," the video shows an excited Golden Retriever in a garden suddenly realizing that one of his owners has come home.

Looking up at her from the garden to the balcony he then attempts to jump about 20 feet up to her, before choosing to take the stairs and then races up to her, jumping over a small wall in excitement.

Having a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience and the vast majority of us think of them as family, but when traveling abroad sometimes we have to leave them behind.

A survey by Civic Science of more than 2,250 U.S. residents found that owning a pet may stop almost a quarter of people from taking a trip, while 8 percent say their pets would definitely stop them from going away. Some 15 percent of pet owners said they frequently avoid flying due to their pet.

While most of us would love to take our pets everywhere, including to work, we do sometimes have to leave them behind.

Battersea Dogs Home suggests that if you're going to leave your pet with someone while on holiday, check their ID tag and microchip are working and up to date. They recommend temporarily updating the details with where they will be while you're away.

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A file photo of a Golden Retriever. An ecstatic Golden Retriever has gone viral on TikTok after reuniting with its owners after a holiday. BartekSzewczyk/Getty Images

"Think about what your dog likes and if there are any items in particular that usually help them to relax," they suggest to keep your dog calm using routing.

"Their favorite bedding, treats and toys will help them to feel a little more at home during their stay." Crate training can also help, according to Battersea Dogs Home, as it can "provide them with a safe and familiar space until they get used to their new environment. If your dog doesn't usually use a crate, you will need to teach them how by building up a positive association with using a dog crate first."

User Niamh commented: "I was convinced he was gonna scale the wall to get to you."

User Go Fetch said: "Why did I think he would actually jump up to you."

User Kieran AG wrote: "I'm surprised his tail is still attached to him. See how fast it went."

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