When Ruger the Lab Got Lost on a Cold Night, He Jumped into the Right Car

Posted by Tori Holmes
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All images via Tuolumne Country Sheriff’s Department/Facebook

When Ruger the black Lab found himself lost, he figured out a rather ingenious way to get home.

On the night Ruger found himself separated from his family, the temperatures had plummeted to a chilly 20 degrees. Looking for a warm place to hide out, the pup hopped into the open door of a nearby car.

Little did he know that this car was owned by the exact people you should contact if you're ever lost: the police.

Lost black lab in police car

When Deputy Jon Hammell of the Tuolumne Country Sheriff's Department returned to his car from investigating a suspicious vehicle, he was surprised to find the pup riding shotgun.

Fortunately, Ruger had a collar on and his ID tags were attached so Deputy Hammell was able to quickly locate his owners.

Lost black lab in police car

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When Ruger arrived home with his police escort, his family was overwhelmingly pleased to see him, having been searching for him all evening.

While this story, fortunately, has a happy ending, it does remind us of how important it is to make sure your dog has up-to-date information on them at all time, whether it be with a microchip or ID tag.

All images via Tuolumne Country Sheriff's Department/Facebook

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When Ruger the Lab Got Lost on a Cold Night, He Jumped into the Right Car