The dog fled his home in recent weeks and headed to Happy Tails Pet Hotel and Playland, the daycare wrote in a Facebook post last week.
"Meet our friend Hugo!" the business said. "Hugo ran away from home with only one thing on his mind... Happy Tails!"
The daycare wrote that the dog, a "frequent boarder" at the business, was "extremely lucky," as he crossed over a median on Lindbergh Boulevard and traveled over a mile "to see all his friends."
He dashed into the parking lot, where he followed an employee inside, according to the center.
"We are so glad Hugo wasn’t hurt and told him next time to have his dad drive him! All dad could do was laugh as he picked Hugo up!"