Our family dogs can hear my nephew’s car turning onto an access road and heading home a mile away. Of course it doesn’t have a muffler, so that helps them ID the vehicle.
A 240Z (1972) without a muffler is VERY distinctive!
When I was a kid — a time when kids’ dogs ran with the kids and were not confined — my school bus stop was 1/2 mile from my house. When my siblings and I got off the bus, our boxer Rex was there to greet us.