LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A tired dog was believed to be missing – until he was discovered in a neighbor's backyard.
Joe's family said he escaped from the backyard of his home. He was later found a few streets over – resting in someone else's lawn water feature. It seemed the summer temperatures got the best of the older pup, and he just needed somewhere to cool off and take a break.
With help from nearby residents, the Zoneton Fire Protection District was able to pick Joe up and carry him to a car where he was returned to his own yard.
Photos of the adorable rescue were posted to the department's Facebook page on Thursday.
Joe has a few hip and health issues, according to the department.