By Casey Harper
A Florida sheriff’s deputy rescued a dog so cute he couldn’t help but adopt him.
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Glover was on a routine assignment and heard a dog whimpering. When he went to investigate, this is what he found.
Glover called his colleague James Gettings to help. Gettings used a catch pole to pull the golden retriever mix out from a collapsed septic drain that had formed a deep puddle.
“He had been balancing on his back legs to keep his head above the water,” Gettings told Officer.com. “I don’t know how long he had been in there. His hind legs weren’t working once we pulled him out.”
The dog was treated and is now fully recovered.
“Recently, deputies were serving civil process paperwork to a home in Fort Pierce,” the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “While leaving the house, they heard a dog whimpering. During a search of the neighboring vacant lot, they found a puppy who had fallen into a collapsed septic drain. Scared and exhausted, they pulled him out, gave him several baths and attempted to locate an owner in the neighborhood. Not finding anyone, the pooped pooch was adopted by the deputy that rescued him and is now enjoying a life in the lap of luxury.”
Gettings decided to adopt the dog, who he calls “Puddles.” Now, Puddles has a new home. Based on the adorable pictures below, its not hard to see why he got adopted.