Our dogs are our best friends - they lounge with us, play with us, and jump for joy when we dig out their leash. All-in-all, many of us couldn't imagine life without them.

So, naturally, the thought of our precious pooches going missing is unbearable - not knowing where they are, if they're okay, or if they'll ever find their way back home is unthinkable.

Luckily for one pooch who went missing, he found a more unconventional way of getting home... Keep scrolling to watch the clip for yourself.

It's safe to say that dogs are one of the world's most popular pets.

These lovable and loyal companions make the perfect household pets, and it also helps that they’re so damn cute.

They are truly man's best friend...

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

In fact, it's basically what unites the internet...

There’s one thing it seems we can all agree on – our canine pals are too good for this world.

Dogs are known and loved for their loyalty...

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Because let’s face it, dogs are the most loyal pet you can have.

They are part of the family.

From the thumping of paws as they excitedly run to greet you when you return home, to relaxing evenings with your pup sprawled out on the couch next to you, they really are our best buddies.

Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...

It’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

Most of us couldn't imagine the pain of a pet going missing.

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The thought of it alone is pretty unbearable.

Well, one story has truly captured the hearts of the internet this week.

It's utterly heartwarming...

Footage recorded on a Ring doorbell captured the moment a 3-year-old golden retriever wandered out of her front path...

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The doggo in question, named Catcher, managed to escape her home in Colorado while her owner, Lisa Menzies, was out of town.

The family were having repairs done on their house...

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And the front door was blown open by the wind after a contractor left to go for lunch.

Giving Catcher free reign to wander off by herself.

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She just couldn't help but give in to her curious side.

Lisa explained that things could have taken a sinister turn...

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"The wind blew the door open while I was gone, and Catcher escaped," she explained to KFOR. "She could have wandered out to a busy road and you hate to think what’s going to happen then," she added.

The footage shows Catcher strolling off before not being seen for several minutes.

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It must have been a truly terrifying watch for her owners. Keep scrolling for the footage...

But, luckily for Catcher and her humans...

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A FedEx van pulled up outside the house with a special delivery in tow. The footage shows the unidentified driver stepping out of his van with Catcher in his arms and walking up the front path to deliver Catcher safely back in her home and locking the door behind him.
Lisa thanked the FedEx driver via text and tweeted the company to explain how grateful she is, but she still doesn't know his name.

Watch the full clip below:

"He put her in the house with such care." "Seeing him carry her into the house like that … in my head, I was thinking of the theme song from the Titanic. He was taking such care and love with her that it was really amusing," Lisa explained. "He interrupted his day and his package delivery schedule to pick her up and hand-carry her into our home and lock the door behind him. I don’t want to think about where else she could have ended up." What a sweet story? Fancy reading more like this? Keep scrolling to watch the moment a clever pooch reports himself missing...