-- A Dalmatian puppy temporarily made himself part of a fire house crew when he followed an engine returning from a call at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in Tampa, Florida, posted a video of the spotted puppy on Facebook, noting that he had "eagerly made himself part of the crew" but that were in search of his owner.
"He was a very well-mannered, well-trained dog," HCFR spokesman Corey Dierdorff said. "So we knew right away that it was somebody's dog.”
The firefighters fed and washed the dog and found that he wasn’t micro-chipped. That’s when they took to Facebook to let the community know about the found puppy. Several firefighters showed interest in adopting the pup if his owner didn't come come forward.
However, after the Facebook post received more than 35,000 views, the dog's owner showed up to take him home. The puppy's name is Chico and he had been missing for a day before making his way to the fire house.
"We are all so happy for a happy ending to this story!” the fire house posted on Facebook.