In security footage obtained by multiple news outlets, the dog, who was staying at the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital in Stafford, Virginia, is seen opening multiple doors (one with his mouth!) and exiting the facility to a parking lot, where he proceeded to get himself lost.
“Last night at 4 a.m., one of our boarders opened his run door, and managed to open the back door to the clinic to escape,” said a Facebook post shared on Monday by the vet. “Stafford County animal control and sheriff deputies as well as staff members are looking for him.”
The post requested information and tips about the pooch, described as “very sweet,” and, not to mention, very clever.
Thankfully, the adorable dog wasn’t on the lam long.
“General has been found!” said a Facebook post shared late on Monday. “According to neighbors he was resting in their yard since 11 am this morning. A huge thanks to all that helped General find his way back safely. A special thanks to Stafford Animal Control, Stafford Sheriffs, and the many friends of AGAH who supported us through this stressful time. Officer McCall was the responding Animal Control Officer to return him to us.”