Allie the dog after being adopted by Michelle Phillips. See SWNS story SWFHriver. A dog has been adopted after inspiring a week-long rescue mission when she escaped and swam 3,300 feet across a river. Rescue pup Allie slipped her collar and ran away from her owner last year, and swam across the width of the Ohio River and into another state. She was timid, and ran from everyone who tried to capture her, until one week later rescuers finally gained her trust and were able to trap her. After spending a whole year with trainer Michelle Phillips, 51, working on her trust issues, she was finally adopted - by Michelle.