An 8-year-old dog was back with his owner Tuesday following a mountain rescue by Summit County animal control.
The dog, a golden retriever-chow mix, had been stuck on 12,777-foot Mount Buffalo since Aug. 9, when it followed its owner to the top, according to the Summit Daily News.
The dog's owner, who wasn't identified, said the animal refused to come down and he tried, but failed, to get the dog down on his own. The owner contacted the Summit Rescue Group, which said it wasn't prepared to rescue animals.
Animal control officer Scott Wanke climbed the mountain and found the dog, taking six hours to bring it down safely with ropes and slings
An examination revealed the dog had blistered and cut paws from the sharp rocks on the peak.
"Every summer we have this happen, and sometimes it's not visitors, but people who live here. People shouldn't take their dogs up there," Lesley Craig, the lead animal control officer for Summit County, told the Daily News.