Missing WAVE Country pup found relaxing in nearby backyard

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.

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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.

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