Police officer does ‘puppy Tetris’ to rescue dog trapped in reclining chair

Sometimes animals get themselves stuck in some pretty unusual places, and need a bit of help getting out.

That was the case recently, after one poor pup got trapped in a reclining chair โ€” until a police officer stepped up to save the day.

According to the Pelham Police Department, in New Hampshire, an 8-week-old Shiba Inu puppy named Neeko got trapped in a recliner in his home last weekend.


The puppy apparently saw it as a “dark cozy hiding spot,” but gave his owner quite a scare when she realized he was inside the furniture.

“She couldn’t see him and didn’t know if he was breathing,” the police department wrote.

The worried owner called up the police, and Sgt. Keenliside arrived to make the unusual rescue.

Taking apart furniture to save a puppy isn’t an everyday part of an officer’s job, but Keenliside was happy to help. Getting the Neeko unstuck required a bit of “puppy tetris,” the department wrote, but the officer was able to get him out within minutes.

Despite the scary situation, Neeko was reportedly uninjured, and happy to be out. The Pelham Police wrote that Neeko thanked the officer “with puppy kisses and a snuggle.”

Sgt. Keenliside to the rescue!! ๐ŸพA call came in over the weekend for an 8-week-old shiba inu puppy who got himself…

Posted by Pelham Police Department on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

It was a happy ending, and many people on Facebook praised the officer for a job well done.

Sometimes our curious pets like to sneak inside our furniture, and it can lead to some real surprises. Earlier this year, a family got a scare after donating their chair to a thrift store, not realizing their pet cat was hiding inside:

Montequlla's family donated a recliner to the thrift store when they were moving. They didn't realize that their cat was…

Posted by Denver Animal Shelter on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Moral of the story: if you have small pets around the house, always check your couch cushions.

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