Lifestyle Pets Oil Rig Workers Rescue Stranded Dog Found Swimming in the Sea 136 Miles from Shore One of the workers plans to adopt the canine, who is doing well after their ordeal, when he returns to land later this month By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 15, 2019 03:51 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Workers with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd. had an unexpected visitor at their rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand — 136 miles from shore. According to ABC News, a stranded dog paddled up to the rig and desperately took hold of a pole attached to the rig. The workers, who spotted the pup swimming up to the platform and called out to them, immediately set to work rescuing the canine. They lowered a rope down to the dog and pulled them to safety. Once the dog was safe on the solid ground of the rig and dried off, the workers made sure to give her a warm welcome. The brown dog stayed on the rig for two nights, reports Newsflare, and was fed well by the rig’s staff. 200 Dogs Saved From Cruel Korean Dog Meat and Puppy Farm That Bred Pups as ‘Friend and Food’ On April 14, the dog was moved to a passing vessel and brought to the mainland. It is unclear how the dog ended up so far from shore, but the rig workers believe the pooch may have fallen off a boat. As a parting gift, the workers gave the dog the name Boonrod, which “the dog rescued by merit,” reports ABC News. UPS Driver Delivers Second Chance to Drowning Dog By Saving Pet From Icy Pond The dog also left the rig with a home. One of the workers plans to adopt the canine, who is doing well after their ordeal, when he returns to land later this month.